Pre-Convention: Building Construction and Science Course (Day 1)
Date/Time: Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
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The RIA Building Science 2-day course provides students with in-depth study of different structural building components, their correct assembly, and the relationship between the systems and the intended use of the structure. The Building Science course is a prerequisite for RIA advanced designations. Topics include foundations, framing, roofing, floor and finish materials, exterior finishes, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, damage investigation and more. The RIA Building Science course provides a comprehensive overview of the different types of constructions and how they interact together to make the structure behave like a system. Restoration professionals will use this understanding to engineer restoration protocols that will be effective and logical.