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Design of Buildings against Natural Hazards

COURSE NO: C01-013
COURSE PROVIDER: John Galinski, P.E.
Design of Buildings against Natural Hazards
Course Highlights

In this online engineering PDH course, the design methods used to resist the effects of each natural hazard are discussed in the context of the design methods for the other natural hazards.  This integrated approach is a key aspect of multihazard design that must be reflected in a larger integrated approach to the whole building design.  Although this material is written for schools, it is applicable to all buildings.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to structural engineers, design professionals, construction contractors, building owners and other technical personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of multihazard design.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Comparison of the different hazards
  • Comparison of the potential losses
  • Learning about fire and life safety
  • Understanding multihazard design interactions
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 3 of the FEMA publication "Design Guide for Improving School Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds", FEMA P-424 / December 2010.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Design of Buildings against Natural Hazards (1.8 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit.  This quiz will be based on Chapter 3 of this FEMA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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