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How to design & construct a building to withstand 150 mph wind

Credit: 33 PDH
Course Fee: $359.00

Course topics

  • Determining Site-Specific Loads
  • Introduction
  • Dead Loads
  • Live Loads
  • Concept of Tributary or Effective Area and
  • Application of Loads to a Building
  • Snow Loads
  • Flood Loads
  • Design Flood
  • Design Flood Elevation (DFE)
  • Design Flood Depth (ds)
  • Wave Setup (dws) Contribution to Flood Depth
  • Design Wave Height (Hb)
  • Design Flood Velocity (V)
  • Hydrostatic Loads
  • Wave Loads
  • Hydrodynamic Loads
  • Debris Impact Loads
  • Localized Scour
  • Flood Load Combinations
  • Tsunami Loads
  • Wind Loads
  • Main Wind Force Resisting System
  • Components and Cladding
  • Tornado Loads
  • Seismic Loads
  • Load Combinations

Designing the Building

  • The Design Process
  • Step 1 – Determining Loads
  • Step 2 – Applying Loads to the Building
  • Failure Modes
  • Load Path
  • Structural Building Systems
  • Construction Materials
  • Building Layouts and Architectural Shapes
  • Determine Forces at Connections and
  • Stresses in Materials
  • Getting Started
  • Analyze Load Path Links
  • Foundation Design
  • Other Important Load Paths
  • Bracing
  • Breakaway Wall Enclosures
  • Develop Connections at Each Link
  • Connection Choices
  • Roof Sheathing to Roof Framing
  • Roof Framing to Exterior Walls
  • Top Wall Plate to Wall Studs
  • Wall Sheathing to Window Header
  • Window Header to Exterior Wall
  • Wall to Floor Framing
  • Floor Framing to Support Beam
  • Floor Support Beam to Pile Foundation
  • Select Building Materials
  • Introduction
  • Selection of Materials for Foundations
  • and Enclosures Below the DFE
  • Selection of Materials for Use Above the DFE
  • Material Combinations
  • Fire Safety Considerations
  • Corrosion
  • Additional Environmental Considerations
  • Design of the Building Envelope
  • Floors for Elevated Buildings
  • Exterior Walls and Soffits
  • Doors and Door Assemblies
  • Windows, Shutters, and Skylights
  • Roof Coverings
  • Roof Ridge Vents
  • Utilities/Mechanical Equipment
  • Elevators
  • Design of Exterior-Mounted Mechanical Equipment
  • Design of Interior Mechanical Equipment
  • Electrical, Telephone, and Cable TV Systems
  • Water and Wastewater Systems
  • Appurtenant Structures
  • Decks, Gazebos, and Covered Porches Attached Buildings
  • Walkways, Sidewalks, and Other Ground-Level Structures
  • Access to Elevated Buildings
  • Pools and Hot Tubs
  • Boat Houses
  • Storage Buildings

Constructing the building

  • Introduction
  • Foundation Construction
  • Layout
  • Soils
  • Pile Foundation
  • Masonry Foundation Construction
  • Concrete Foundation Construction
  • Wood Foundation Construction
  • Foundation Material Durability
  • Field Preservative Treatment
  • Substitutions
  • The Top Foundation Issues for Builders
  • Inspection Points
  • Structural Frame
  • Floor Framing
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof Framing
  • The Top Structural Frame Issues for Builders
  • Building Envelope
  • Substitution of Building Envelope Materials
  • Building Envelope Inspection Points
  • The Top Building Envelope Issues for Builders
  • Appurtenant Structures
  • Decks
  • Storage Buildings
  • Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
  • Walkways and Sidewalks
  • Utility/Mechanical Equipment
  • Elevators
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling (HVAC) Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Water and Wastewater Systems
  • Tanks

Chapter 14; Maintaining the Building

  • Introduction
  • Effects of Coastal Environment
  • Corrosion
  • Termites
  • Moisture
  • Weathering
  • Building Elements That Require Frequent Maintenance
  • Siding
  • Roofs
  • Glazing
  • Outdoor Mechanical/Electrical Equipment
  • Decks/Exterior Wood
  • Metal Connectors
  • Maintenance Techniques Required for Natural
  • Flooding
  • Seismic and Wind
  • Retrofit Opportunities
  • Retrofit Costs
  • References

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