Get ready to build a foundation on Residential Construction! This course introduces Residential Construction and compares the building techniques and requirements prior to Hurricane Andrew and after the new codes were adopted. It also presents new construction as a fantastic market for Realtors® looking for something fresh and exciting. Participants will leave the course with a working knowledge of "energy efficiency" and "in-door-air-quality" in residential construction. They will also learn how today's home buyers are more aware of the cost savings, as well as the health aspect associated with these two issues. Designed for real estate professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of the construction process used in both new and existing residential single-family homes, this course is both informative and a great start to expanding business!
Objectives: After taking this class students will be able to:• Name the two formats for building codes and describe the nature of each one.• Explain how building codes are organized.• Describe the purpose of the State-Wide Florida Building Code.• Explain the function of a topographical survey.• Describe the effects of Wind Zones on residential construction.• Name the major structural components of a single-family house.• Name the three most common foundations used in Florida.• Describe the function of insulation and how it is rated.• Identify the major components of the Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical systems.
Instructor: Pat Sherman
Space Coast Association of REALTORS®2950 Pineda Plaza Way Palm Shores, FL 32940 Office: 321-242-2211 | Fax: 321-255-7669