Residential Construction and the Appraiser

This course covers primarily residential construction and is intended for real property appraisers, real estate agents, and anyone else who wants to understand more about how houses are constructed. It covers the entire process, literally from the ground up. Topics include property inspection, site preparation, footings and foundations, framing systems, insulation and ventilation, HVAC and mechanical systems. The course material includes many illustrations and photographs, with an emphasis on recent innovations in building materials and practices.