This short course covers why buildings stand up. It discusses the strength of materials and types of building loads. The course also provides an overview of the stresses related to compression, tension, shear and bending and outlines how structural building elements handle these stresses. Lastly this 2-hour short course highlights the key differences between post-and-beam and bearing wall structures. WHO CAN BENEFIT? Anyone who deals with construction and buildings but does not have an architecture or engineering qualification. This could include property developers, building controls officers, real estate agents, facilities and property managers, commercial leasing agents and sales brokers, tradespeople, homeowners wanting to renovate or build, legal professionals advising clients on property issues. CONTENT FOCUS This short course is derived from a university course taught in New Zealand. Please refer to the below chart to appreciate how applicable the content is to different property markets.
- Building Structures COURSE NOTES Unlimited
- L2.1 Building Structures 00:25:00
- L2.2 Building Structures 00:30:00
- L2.3 Building Structures 00:20:00
- Building Structures TEST 00:15:00