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Structural Design Criteria for Raised Floor Systems

COURSE NO: S04-013
COURSE PROVIDER: John Galinski, P.E.
Structural Design Criteria for Raised Floor Systems
Course Highlights

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.

Learning Objectives

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
Course Document

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.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Structural Design Criteria for Raised Floor Systems (2.3 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this Southern Pine Council's 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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