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Natural Hazards and Sustainability for Residential Buildings

COURSE NO: A02-011
PDH CREDIT: 2
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Natural Hazards and Sustainability for Residential Buildings
Course Highlights

This engineering online PDH provides a description of the interactions, both positive and negative, between common green building practices and the robustness of residential buildings to withstand natural hazards.

 

The course provides an overview of existing residential green building rating systems in the United States. It describes a range of common green building practices and their interactions with structural performance and durability. Specific concerns related to seismic, wind, flood, and wildfire are discussed along with a summary table that ties several specific green building practices to design, detailing, and installation considerations to enable those practices to be implemented without compromising natural hazard resistance.

 

Sustainable building design concepts are increasingly being incorporated into residential building design and construction through green building rating systems. While the environmental benefits associated with adopting green building practices can be significant, these practices must be implemented in a manner that does not compromise the building’s resistance to natural hazards, such as high winds, earthquakes, floods, or wildfires.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to civil, building, and sustainability engineers who are looking to gain knowledge on the considerations of sustainable designs and natural hazards resilience.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the existing residential green building rating systems in the United States
  • Familiarizing with the common green building practices and their interactions with structural performance and durability
  • Learning about specific concerns related to seismic, wind, flood, and wildfire
  • Understanding the ties between specific green building practices and design, detailing, and installation considerations to enable those practices to be implemented without compromising natural hazard resistance
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Natural Hazards and Sustainability for Residential Buildings" by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), publication FEMA P-798, dated September 2010.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
NATURAL HAZARDS AND SUSTAINABILITY FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS (1.7 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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