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Alaska Course: Anatomy of Commercial Building

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Alaska CE:Anatomy of Commercial Building

Anatomy of Commercial Building

3 Total hours
3 Elective hours
0 Core/DCE hours
For Alaska CE, this course falls under ECE credit type with the Designated Core Area of Sales and approved for the following topic and subject areas: Topics-4, 7-8, 13, 16, 23, 36/Subject Areas-Communications & Negotiations, AND Energy Conversation, AND Health, Safety, Environmental Issues and ADA Compliance, AND Land Use, Planning, Zoning, & Building Codes, AND Marketing Property, AND RE Investment Analysis, AND Commercial Property Management.

When licensees represent clients in a commercial transaction, whether marketing the building or assisting in the purchase, knowledge of the building’s structure and systems is vital. A building is comprised of its architectural features and its MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) systems.

Highlights of this course include:

  • 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, 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