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How Design and Construct an Earthquake Resistant House

Credit: 17 PDH
Course Fee: $255.00
83 pages

Course Summary:

This course provides information on current best practices for earthquake-resistant house design and construction for use by builders, designers, code enforcement personnel, and potential homeowners. It also introduces and explains the effects of earthquake loads on one- and two-family detached houses and identifies the requirements of the 2003 International Residential Code (IRC) intended to resist these loads.

Learning Objective:

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANCE REQUIREMENTS
  3. FOUNDATIONS AND FOUNDATION WALLS
  4. FLOOR CONSTRUCTION
  5. WALLS
  6. ROOF-CEILING SYSTEMS
  7. CHIMNEYS, FIREPLACES, BALCONIES AND DECKS
  8. ANCHORAGE OF HOME CONTENTS

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Course Content

Course Author: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Course 1

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