AIA Course: Design and construction solutions for protecting buildings in severe weather

Earn 1.0 AIA learning unit by taking this free course

January 12, 2009 |



       

        
Summary

When a major hurricane comes ashore in a populated area, some property loss is inevitable. But sturdy construction of buildings and the addition of protective devices can reduce losses. This free AIA/CES course from Building Design+Construction describes new approaches to protecting buildings and their occupants from weather effects by using building materials and systems.

What you will learn

After reading this article, you should be able to:

* Understand sources and causes of weather-related building damage and catastrophic failure.

* Describe new approaches to protecting buildings and their occupants from weather effects by using building materials and systems.

* List and compare new standards, codes, and design tools aimed at addressing the effects of severe weather on buildings

Take this free AIA course at:
www.loginandlearn.com/course/overview.php?courseid=568  (short registration required)

 

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