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PHRC Webinar Series: Defining Failures in Residential Construction

January 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The word “failure” is one of the more subjective terms in the field of residential construction and design, yet this term appears in a multitude of design guides, best practice documents, and other literature. This webinar will take a step back to look at what the term failure may mean in different settings. The viewpoints of various construction industry stakeholders will be used to understand the differences in perspective and how they determine the applicability and severity of building failures. Case studies will be used to understand this concept further. Each case study will analyze the role of building codes in the overall situation.

Following completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Analyze the various definitions of the term failure as it is viewed from the perspective of various stakeholders, including homeowners, builders, and design professionals.
  • Understand the impact that failures can have on the local and national residential construction industry through analysis of various case studies.
  • Examine the impact of past failures on the future of occupant safety, building codes, and construction costs.
  • Develop methods for mitigating risks of failure throughout the design, construction, and occupancy of residential structures.

1 AIA LU|HSW  | 1 hour Dept. of L&I continuing education | 1 PDH

Recommended for:  Builders, design professionals, code officials, and remodelers

  FREE to Attend
$20 for Continuing Education Credit certificate


January 12, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm