IMPORTANT: This course applies one credit towards the Florida Building Commission Advanced Credit. Course # 817.2. DBPR Approval #613889.
Instructor: J. MacDowell
This one hour internet course is intended to provide a minimum of one hour of instruction of Advanced continuing education for Florida certificate holders and registrants pertaining to Gable End Anchoring and Framing. Inspection of residential buildings that endured past hurricanes in Florida has shown that one of the most damaged structural components in residential homes is the gable-end wall or the gable-end truss for timber wall or masonry wall constructions. This course is based on the 2020 Florida Building Code changes that surround the most common causes of gable end failure during high velocity hurricane events.
A ten-question, multiple choice assessment at the end of the course must be completed with a 70% pass rate in order to complete the course and print a certificate of completion.
The objective of this course is to inform building contractors of proven methods of building sustainable roof structures when built in areas subjected to high velocity winds.
This Course Covers:
- Categories, Regions and Practical Perspective
- Reinforcing Roof to Wall Connections
- High-Velocity Hurricane Zone and Construction Details
- Steel Joists
- Gable Endwalls
- Wood Members
- Unit Stresses
- Vertical Framing
- Horizontal Framing
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