This short coruse covers why buildings stand up. It discusses the strength of materials, types of building loads and provides an overview of the stresses related to compression, tension, shear and bending and how structural building elements handle these stresses. This short course outlines 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 archtiecture 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.