When people talk about shelter, they often talk of having a roof over our heads. Of course, what's holding up that roof is just as important. In this course, we will explore the history and material characteristics of various contemporary construction mediums. Methods and practices are discussed in the following topics: Light Frame Construction; Concrete Block; Adobe; Cob; Straw Bale; Clay/Straw; Rammed Earth; Aerated Autoclaved Concrete; Pumicrete; and Wood Insulated Concrete Forms (WICF).
These mediums are examined from several standpoints, including the health and wellbeing of occupants, energy efficiency, social impact, and cradle-to-cradle reusability.
Successful completion of this course conveys 8 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs), and/or 8 credit hours toward IBE certification. It is comprised of twelve lessons, and can be read online as well as downloaded as a PDF. The tuition is $54 USD.
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