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Maryland Course: DL/Anatomy of Commercial Building

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DL/Anatomy of Commercial Building

3 Total hours
3 Elective hours
0 Mandatory hours
This course meets the 3 elective hours in Category F (professional enhancement for practicing licensees)

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