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Anatomy of a Commercial Building


COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • A foundational understanding of foundations! Includes footings and how they work with foundations to form a system, design concerns of foundations including soil conditions, water tables, and live and dead loads.
  • Design considerations for roofs, walls, windows, and doors.
  • An overview of HVAC types and considerations, including cost, efficiency, and varying tenant needs.
  • A look at electrical, lighting, controls, and fire and security alarms, and how they differ by building use and tenant need.
  • How external conditions can impact building design, occupancy, and parking, including zoning and code location, topography, and environmental factors.


HOW DOES THIS HELP YOUR BUSINESS?

  • Describe to clients and customers how tenant use factors into a building design.
  • List and describe the components of a commercial building to help clients gain a better understanding.
  • Explain how site conditions may impact a building's maintenance, durability, and resale value.
  • List ways in which clients may save in construction costs and operating expenses based on materials selection.