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Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

Houses: Why Bad Things Happen to Good Houses (8-Credit Hours)

Houses: Why Bad Things Happen to Good Houses OnDemand Course

Price: $49.00

Credit Hours: 8

Key Points:

Why do perfectly good houses sometimes go bad?

This course is delivered in our stunning on-demand video lecture format. With OnDemand video lectures, you have the ability to access professional instruction anytime and anywhere you have an Internet connection! Filled with studio and “onsite” video learning objectives, this on-demand course engages, enlightens, and entertains!

This course will take you on a building physics adventure explaining in easy to understand terms how houses work and more importantly why perfectly good houses sometimes go bad. You will learn the critical role new construction materials play in reduced building tolerances and why that creates huge problems. Find out, for example, what types of insulation materials are effective and what are not.  Older homes will be explored as well. You’ll learn the many advantages and pitfalls of replacement windows and new energy efficient siding products along with air quality and cleansing technologies. Helpful tips will enable you to communicate more intelligently and effectively with increasingly sophisticated homeowners.

No more dealing with individualized parts of the house, this class provides the whole picture.  Taught by a respected instructor through OnDemand video lectures, this is a class not to be overlooked. Get the answers to help your clients make decisions and the information to help you compete in the current market.

Topics Include:

  • Overview of building physics
  • New construction materials
  • Owner usage created problems
  • Replacement windows
  • Heat/cooling consumption
  • Insulation and siding
  • Air quality and cleansing technology
  • Communication strategies