Structural Design Criteria for Raised Floor Systems
This online engineering PDH course presents the structural design criteria for raised floor systems. A raised floor system is an assembly of beams, girders, joists, and sheathing panels comprised of various engineered wood framing products, all properly sized and connected together. A raised floor system is designed to elevate the living space of a structure off the ground, isolating it from moisture and pests.
The flexibility of a raised floor system provides several advantages during the construction phase. For example, a raised floor system constructed on a pier-and-beam foundation is less disruptive to the natural surroundings than a slab-on-grade foundation. Another advantage is in regards to flooding. A raised floor system provides a practical and affordable solution to building code requirements in flood-prone areas.
This 4 PDH online course is applicable to structural engineers, design and construction professionals, and other technical personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the structural design criteria for raised floor systems.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding the advantages of using raised floor systems
- Learning about the different type of footings and foundations used in raised floor construction
- Familiarizing with soil considerations
- Learning about moisture and pest control
- Understanding the different framing details for raised floor construction
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Southern Pine Council's publication titled: "Raised Floor Systems - Design and Construction Guide" (2004). The referenced document is reproduced by permission of the Southern Pine Council.
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