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Coastal Construction - Designing the Building Envelope

COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Coastal Construction - Designing the Building Envelope
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides guidance on the design of the building envelope in the coastal environment consisting of exterior doors, windows and skylights, exterior wall coverings and soffits, roof systems and attic vents.

During natural hazard events, good performance of the building is necessary. Good building envelope performance is critical for buildings being exposed to high winds and wildfire. Good performance depends on good design, materials, installation, maintenance, and repair. Good design is the key element to achieving good performance.

This 2 PDH online interactive presentation is intended primarily for structural engineers, design and construction personnel and other technical professionals who are involved in coastal construction projects.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the different design strategies of exterior doors to withstand and resist natural hazards
  • Familiarizing with the design of the building envelope in the coastal environment comprising of floors in elevated buildings
  • Learning about the different design strategies of windows and skylights to withstand and resist natural hazards
  • Gaining a general overview on designs of exterior non-load-bearing walls, wall coverings, and soffits in coastal environments to resist natural hazards
  • Understanding the different design options for roof systems to resist high winds, hail and seismic activates
  • Learning about the design considerations for attic vents to withstand high winds, sun and wind driven rain
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "Coastal Construction - Designing the Building Envelope". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 92 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz
Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation. 
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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