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Simple Home Construction Course

Simple Home Construction CourseFees: $199 | Hours: 8 | Type: Online | Enroll

Simple Home Construction provides an overview of how typical single family dwellings have been constructed during the last century. It follows the basic order of home construction from the foundation to the framing to elements of the interior rough-in, identifying important components and how they are assembled. The course focuses on the major elements that are most important to residential home inspectors.

Trying to immediately learn every system and component involved with home construction takes many hours and can be overwhelming. Since many elements of construction build on each other, this course focuses on the major ones, allowing you to keep each system fresh in your mind as you learn about the next. This course will help new inspectors quickly learn the basics of how a home is constructed and the name and location of each component. It is also a good refresher course for professionals who want to brush up on home construction or complete continuing education requirements.

The course, available online and on CD-ROM, defines, illustrates, and explains the most important components of home construction in a simple, straight-forward manner. As you complete each lesson, you will use interactive flash cards and take practice quizzes that will test and verify your knowledge simultaneously through instant online feedback. Your computer records the results so you can easily track your progress. When you finish the course you will feel more confident and informed about how homes are constructed.

What You Will Master

Types of foundations and how they are constructed
Below grade walls and general framing methods
The sequence of construction for floor systems
Roof systems, finishes and water management
Interior rough-in of normal house components
The interdependence of a home's systems
And much more

Package Includes:

Fees: $199 | Hours: 8  |  Type: Online  |  Enroll

Online Course Access and supplemental Course CD-ROM, Online Flashcards & Testing, Certificate of Completion, Toll Free Student Support, Free $199 Membership in
NSHI, the National Society of Home Inspectors, Free $149 InspectHost website.


1. Common Foundations
   Footers, Piers, Piles

2. Building the Frame
   Framing methods
   Floor frames
   Roof systems
   Assembly sequences
   Exterior finishes

3. Inside the House
   Interior rough-in
   Insulation & Windows
   Finishing Walls & Trim
   Mechanical systems

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