Residential Construction & Environmental Issues

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Course Objective:

The Public looks toward the real estate professional for guidance and protection. National and state laws specific to certain environment and health issues concern consumers looking to buy a new home. Understanding not only the fundamentals of the basic construction of residential homes, but also the evolution of environmental hazards and improvements to sustainable living will give real estate agents an edge to help better serve their clients.

The goal of Van Education's Residential Construction & Environment Issues course is to give students an in-depth understanding of the structural and mechanical make-up common to residential housing and explore how environmental hazards play out and affect housing.

  1. Unit 1 - Structural and Ecological Components of Building
    • Intro to Sustainable Design
    • The Building Envelope & Components-
    • Unit 1 Exam
  2. Unit 2 Building Topics
    • Vocabulary
    • Building Codes
    • Contractors
    • Construction Contract
    • Cooperating with Developers
    • Physical Site Considerations
    • Additional Site Considerations
    • Water Rights
  3. Unit 3 Environmental Hazards
    • Drinking Water
    • Radon
    • Lead Paint
    • Mold
    • Meth Labs
  4. Unit 4 Disclosures
    • Inspections
    • Lead-Based Paint
    • Meth Disclosure
    • State Resources
    • Federal Resources
    • Exercise: Disclosure Matching!
    • Unit 4 Exam
  5. Final Exam
The course is available for both CE & GRI credit. It contains numerous instructor assessments in the classroom and the online course contains multiple choice exams, interactive exercises, and is completed with a multiple choice final exam.


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