The Science of Mold
Mold is found throughout nature and is critical to the success of the food chain in forests and low land areas. Yet, if mold shows up in your home interior, it is usually a sign that something is wrong. If not dealt with correctly, mold will become a problem for the human inhabitants. This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of what good and bad mold is, and why it should be respected but not feared. It will also provide the building blocks for a more complete understanding of what it takes for fungal growth and some simple steps toward safely remediating it from the indoor environment.
Mold Reporting for Mold Assessment and Mold Remediation Projects
This course was developed to help assessors and remediators who are trying to comply with requirements in Florida’s new law and regulation, specifically rule 61-31.701. Minimum Standards and Practices for Mold Assessors, and Florida’s rule 61-31.702. Minimum Standards and Practices for Mold Remediators. These rules require that certain reports are to be written by mold assessors and mold remediators over the course of the assessment and remediation. While the rule specifies certain information that must be in these reports, the rule does not specify the format, or give you examples on how to write these reports. This course was created to fill that gap.
Data Centers: Planning, Siting, and Selecting
Data centers are the brain and nerve centers of today's high tech environment. Email, webpages, phone calls, banking records, online purchasing, and facilities controls are just a few of the myriad items that require efficient, accurate, and secure electronic transmission and storage. The crux of this entire system is the modern data center - millions of square feet of high power and cooling density systems that process quadrillions of signals. Data Centers can cost in excess of $1B to design and construct - and most systems rely on multiple data center locations. Properly siting and planning the data center, or data center network, is the first step in a multi-step process.
Commercial HVAC Systems Essentials
When planning HVAC systems for larger types of buildings, there are special considerations to take into account, such as higher density of people, special lighting and equipment, and other conditions that all may potentially generate heat. As a result, in most commercial buildings, the air conditioning and recirculation of air in the space becomes more important than providing heat - this is somewhat dependent on the location of the building. This course will provide essential information regarding HVAC systems in the areas of commercial refrigeration, space heating, boilers and furnaces, as well as controls and interfaces. If you're involved in HVAC systems in the areas of design, construction, maintenance, or management, this course will be a key training experience for your career. As a result of completing this training, you will have a better understanding of these core areas of HVAC systems and will be able to successfully contribute to your company - in system design, overseeing construction/maintenance, and management.
State of Michigan’s Construction Code Rules, Part 8 - Electrical Code
Anyone working with electrical installation and maintenance in Michigan is subject to The State of Michigan’s Construction Code Rules, Part 8. This was developed by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Construction Codes. All units of State government that administer and enforce the electrical code are charged with enforcing the State Electrical Code (NEC) effective July 1, 2013. This course covers the provisions of the State of Michigan’s Part 8 – Electrical Code and portions of the National Electrical Code (NEC), 2011 edition. This course is required for all electrical professionals in order to receive continuing education credits for any courses on the National Electrical Code. It is recommended to have a copy of the 2011 State of Michigan’s Construction Code Rules, Part 8 and a hard copy of the 2011 NEC manual for reference, especially when reviewing information in large tables.
Introduction to Mold and Mold Remediation
This course provides an overview of mold prevention and mold remediation. This course provides preferred guidelines on cleaning and remediation methods for clean water damage. This course covers some possible situations and includes some useful methods or techniques for remediation. This course also contains research on mold and provides an overview on some of the potential health effects related to mold exposure.
Minimum Standards and Practices for Florida Mold Assessors and Remediators
This two-hour recorded presentation is an overview of the Minimum Standards and Practices for Mold Assessors and Mold Remediators as specified in the State of Florida's Rules 61-31.701 and 61-31.702, regulations for Mold Related Services. This course is not limited to mold inspectors and mold remediators. Others that will find this course useful include property owners performing their own mold inspections/mold removal, architects, general contractors and other professionals that find themselves involved in a mold assessment or mold remediation project as part of their normal scope of work, even though they are not holding themselves out for hire as a "mold assessor" or "mold remediator." Due to the amount of material in Florida’s Standards and Practices Rule to be covered in this course, this course assumes you have some basic knowledge of the material.
Texas State Laws & Rules for A/C & Refrigeration Contractors: Title 8, Chapter 1302
TACR Contractors are considered to be professionals and should always act in an appropriate and professional manner. Knowledge of the most current laws and rules for this profession will enable contractors to perform their work to the best of their ability. The State of Texas has passed laws that provide the minimum specifications for required actions. This informative interactive online course explores the state's requirements for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (ACR) Contractors, discussing Title 8, Occupations Code, Chapter 1302, administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Contractors should not only include these standards in every day actions, but actively strive to exceed them whenever possible.
Texas State Laws & Rules for A/C & Refrigeration Contractors: 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 75
ACR Contractors are considered to be professionals and should always act in an appropriate and professional manner. Knowledge of the most current laws and rules for this profession will enable contractors to perform their work to the best of their ability. The State of Texas has passed laws that provide the minimum specifications for required actions. This informative interactive online course explores the state's requirements for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (ACR) Contractors under Title 16, Administrative Code, Chapter 75, administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Contractors should not only include these standards in every day actions, but actively strive to exceed them whenever possible.
Indiana Engineers' Laws & Rules
In today's business world, it is easy to become so wrapped up in your everyday work that you forget some of the basic rules and regulations that govern your profession. This course reviews the essential information contained in Indiana Code, Title 25, Article 31: Professional Engineers, Indiana Code, Title 25, Article 1, Chapter 11: Professional Licensing Standards of Practice, and Indiana Administrative Code, Title 864: General Requirements. By reexamining these laws and rules on a regular basis, you will stay abreast of changes and amendments to the codes that govern Indiana engineers.
Texas State Laws & Rules for Electricians
In today's business world, it is easy to become so wrapped up in your everyday work that you forget some of the basic rules and regulations that govern your profession. This interactive online course discusses Title 8, Occupations Code, Chapter 1305 of the Texas Statutes, and 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 73 of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. These two codes contain important information regarding the regulation, licensing, and conduct standards for Texas Electricians. By reviewing this information on a regular basis, you will stay abreast of changes and amendments to the Texas State Laws and Rules as they pertain to this profession.
Broward County Ordinance Chapter 9
Chapter 9 of the Broward County Ordinances essentially paraphrases some of the provisions in State of Florida statutes on construction industry laws and rules, mainly from: Chapter 489 Construction Contracting, Chapter 527 Sales of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, and Chapter 553 Building Construction Standards. Chapter 9 of the Broward County Ordinances is entitled simply Contractors. Here we find ordinances which apply to specific types of contractors working in Broward County, Florida. This chapter spells out the purpose, scope, and certification requirements as well as the potential disciplinary actions which may apply to contractors who choose to operate in violation of these ordinances. In this course we review the professions covered and the purpose of the ordinances. the requirements for obtaining certification as well as maintaining and renewing a certificate, the complaint and disciplinary system, and terms vital to Chapter 9 of the Broward County Ordinances.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Surveys & Floor Plan Reviews Webcast
This webcast will introduce CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design), as it pertains to professionals assisting their clients to design or obtain safer built environments. Students will understand the CPTED strategies so that they can incorporate them based on clients' needs or better understand the strategies when dealing with security planners or consultants. Displayed examples will include physical security surveys and architectural plan reviews so that after-market security countermeasures can be reduced or eliminated. CPTED can also assist professionals with bidding processes. This webinar will explore residential, commercial, and venue CPTED concerns through multiple examples of floor plan reviews and physical security survey checklists.
Understanding the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 Webcast
The goal of this webcast is to expose students to the importance of accessibility rights and develop a thorough understanding of accessible legal provisions.This webcast will focus on the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 that requires facilities designed, built, altered, or leased with funds supplied by the United States Federal Government be accessible to the public. The concerns covered in this webcast include civil rights (e.g., equal opportunities in employment, education, and housing) and accessibility rights (e.g., safe access to transportation, architecture, and the physical environment) for people with disabilities and specifically focused to ensure that certain federally funded buildings and facilities are designed and constructed to be accessible to people with disabilities.
LID Technologies Webcast
A low-impact development (LID) design approach is defined as a combination of hydrologically functional site design with pollution prevention measures to compensate for land development impacts on hydrology and water quality. This course will provide an overview and introduction into the philosophy, objectives, various design approaches, economic and environmental benefits, and management practices of low-impact development. Specifically, course will demonstrate how to develop land and maintain the predevelopment hydrologic regime by using current structural and nonstructural storm water management technological approaches.
Florida Landscape Architects' Laws, Chapter 481 (V.13)
This course provides two hours of training for Landscape Architects. The Florida Statutes and Regulations regulating landscape architecture are set forth below with annotations elaborating on the concepts contained therein. Multiple-choice questions throughout the course encourage you to review and retain the material. It is crucial you understand the rules governing your profession. The profession of Landscape Architecture in Florida is governed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). The DBPR has the authority to make rules, administer licensing examinations, set fees and oversee disciplinary proceedings. In this course we will review Chapter 481 of the Florida Statutes and Subtitle 61G10 of the Florida Administrative Code. It is in these two places where the rules and regulations governing the profession of Landscape Architecture can be found.
Design of Reinforced Concrete Using the ACI Code: Footings
Footings are structural members used to support columns and walls and transmit their loads to the underlying soils. Reinforced concrete is a material admirably suited for footings and is used as such for both reinforced concrete and structural steel buildings, bridges, towers, and other structures. This online course discusses the different types of commonly used reinforced concrete footings, the design of different types of footings, actual and allowable soil pressures, load transfers, footing design for equal settlements, and requirements for plain concrete footings.