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Coastal Buildings Maintenance and Retrofits

John Huang, Ph.D., PE and John Poullain, PE

This three-hour online course covers in-depth descriptions of maintenance, repairs, additions and retrofits of coastal buildings. Methods to reduce damage from corrosion, moisture, weathering and termites are discussed along with building elements that require frequent maintenance. Methods which when followed will increase the durability of a building in harsh coastal environments and reduce economic losses associated with coastal natural disasters. The course discusses the retrofits that can be undertaken while performing routine maintenance. References for FEMA Technical Sheets, Bulletins, NFPA Standards, and Building Codes are also provided in reference sections of the text. This course can serve as a guide in understanding the natural coastal processes for building protection. It should also serve as reference in providing consultation and analysis for new and existing buildings in a constantly changing coastal environment.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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