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Implementing cost-effective green building techniques into your construction projects requires a whole-house approach to building science. In this course, you will learn how to use green building practices in the construction of a new home, remodel, site development or a multifamily project. With a focus on flexibility, building science basics and cost-effective solutions, the course provides tools for a successful green project and includes a review of the newly revised ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard®. This course must be taken in its entirety and is made-up of six modules, each focusing on a different high performance building topic.
Learn the management skills that give industry leaders the edge. This on-demand course will give you a solid foundation for managing small- to medium-sized building/remodeling and service companies. Learn critical elements, from planning to evaluating progress, and receive practical tips and tools for managing a business successfully. You’ll get a solid grasp of business best practices and practical tools of value whether you are a new or experienced business owner. The level of content in this on-demand course is for the novice learner.
This course builds your housing industry expertise by learning about the residential construction process from the ground up! Those in home building and construction-related fields, like vendors, suppliers, brokers, retailers, builder/remodeler company staff, REALTORs and others will learn what it takes to build or remodel a home. The level of content in this on-demand course is for the novice learner. Please note: If you experience any issues with Adobe Flash when accessing the on-demand course or module, please try the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
This on-demand course is designed to help building industry professionals more thoroughly understand the entire building process and to better present the benefits of the builder’s construction to potential buyers, while working as a unified team with the construction side of the operation. The primary audience for this course is sales staff and real estate agents representing builders as well as small builders, custom builders and remodelers. It is also intended for the professional who is new to the construction industry, those who want to expand their knowledge base, and anyone who fields homebuyer questions about the building process. The level of content in this on-demand course is for the novice learner.
Construction businesses face critical information privacy, cybersecurity and data protection issues every day. In the Cybersecurity Risks and Best Practices for Construction Professionals webinar we’ll explore how to identify and secure personal, financial and confidential information, including policies and procedures, to help protect sensitive data. We will also discuss breach notification requirements and examine what precautions companies can take to mitigate the need for breach notification. This FREE IBS Education is sponsored by LG.
This on-demand course covers the basics and best practices of fall protection, including how to recognize common fall hazards, identifying when fall protection is required, understanding the safety requirements for typical jobsite equipment such as ladders and scaffolding, and more.
This course is designed to assist the participant to develop a foundation of the principles of buildings science. Understanding the principles of energy flow, moisture migration, air flow, and their relationship to each other in and around a building are key to designing, constructing, and maintaining buildings. This course will examine each of the principles, their relationships and both the positive and negative outcomes with an eye to durable, healthy, and efficient homes.
Green remodeling presents opportunities to raise the performance standards for existing homes. But working with existing structures also presents a set of unique challenges. The unintended consequences of poor planning and a lack of understanding of building science can have dire effects. For example, as code requirements for insulation and tighter envelopes increase, a good understanding of moisture management is imperative. This on-demand module will present several scenarios with different pathways for improvements and explore both the positive and negative results of decisions made during the remodel.
There is a growing demand for sustainably-built homes, also called green homes. With a wide array of sustainable building options, perception of green practices can vary among builders and remodelers and their clients. In this on-demand module, builders and remodelers will learn how to define their markets, determine their product readiness and approach, and communicate their own story to achieve success in marketing high performance homes. The level of content in this module is for the novice learner.
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