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Home Builder's Guide to Seismic Resistant Construction

Credit: 8 PDH or CE Hours
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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Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH or CE course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.


PE Civil Engineers

PE Structural Engineers

PE Mechanical Engineers

CE Contractors

Home and Building Inspectors

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