This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of performance-based design process. Performance-based design is the process or methodology used by design professionals to create buildings that protect functionality and the continued availability of services. Building performance is an indicator of how well a structure supports the defined needs of its users. 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 performance-based design.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding prescriptive vs. performance-based design
- Understanding the performance-based design process
- Understanding acceptable risk and performance levels
- Learning about considerations for achieving continuous operation performance level
- Understanding performance-based flood design, high-wind design and seismic design
In this professional engineering CEU course, the student will review Chapter 2 of the FEMA publication "Design Guide for Improving School Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds", FEMA P-424, December 2010.
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