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Home Builder's Guide to Seismic Resistant Construction

Credit: 8 PDH
Course Fee: $120.00
85 pages

Course Summary:

The primary purpose of this course is to encourage homeowners and builders of one and two family residences to employ construction practices intended to provide resistance to damage from earthquakes.

Learning Objective:

  • Introduction, Background and Seismic Risk Areas
  • Principles of Seismic Resistance in Dwellings
  • Architectural Considerations
  • Site Selection
  • Elements of the Seismic Resistant System
  • Foundations and Foundation Details
  • Floors
  • Shear walls
  • Roof Requirements
  • Masonry Chimneys
  • Concrete Masonry
  • Clay Masonry
  • Masonry and Stone Veneer
  • Building code and References
  • Home Builders and Check List

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Course Content

Course Author: Federal Emergency Management Agency

Course 1

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