This AIA approved continuing education course for architects is based on a study that examines the evolvement of U.S. housing construction during the 20th century. Of particular interest are changes in construction practices associated with the materials and methods used in home building that affect structural performance. The purpose is to benchmark housing structural characteristics (as implied by historic practice), to identify significant changes that have occurred, and to provide an objective resource for discussion and evaluation of structural design implications. Other related interests, such as construction quality, are also considered. The AIA (American Institute of Architects) has approved this course for 3 continuing education hours for licensed architects. The hours are classified as HSW (health, safety, and welfare) learning units.
AIA CES Registered Course Number: AIAPDH185
Number of AIA CES Learning Units/HSW: 3.0 LU/HSW (3.0 hours)
Course Author: Department of Housing and Urban Development