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Protecting Below Grade Building Structures

Continuing Education

Learn At Your Own Pace - You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives - At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss ways to design effective waterproofing and gas barrier systems for the below grade portion of a building.
  2. Review the different types of below grade structures and their structural components.
  3. Discuss the advantages of using waterproofing rather than damp-proofing or vapor barrier systems to minimize infiltration of exterior sources of below grade moisture.
  4. Identify and discuss the important features and design issues of waterproofing systems in a typical field construction environment.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of the health, safety and welfare (HSW) issues which arise when protecting below grade building structures.

AIA logo Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

This course provides a comprehensive overview of how to protect below grade structures from the problems that water and moisture accumulation can cause. With a special emphasis on the role that waterproofing strategies can play in reducing or eliminating these problems, the course also reviews the key features that high quality waterproofing systems must have and how these systems can be detailed to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit


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