This course provides guidance on the unique structural engineering knowledge related to housing design and performance. It compliments current design practices and building code requirements. In doing so, it supplements fundamental engineering principles with various technical resources and insights that focus on improving the understanding of housing construction. Thus, it attempts to address deficiencies and inefficiencies in past housing construction practices and structural engineering concepts through approaches that draw on existing engineering technologies in a practical manner.
By the end of this course, the participant should have an understanding of American housing relative to its history, construction characteristics, regulation, and performance experience. The participant should also be equipped with the latest technical knowledge and engineering approaches for the design of homes to complement current code-prescribed design methods.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentReview the quiz before studying the course.
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