Approved for Architects (AIA), available for Engineers and PA Code Officials and Certified (UCC), RedVector has released two new webcasts, mobile-ready courses:
What is a tsunami? Tsunamis are destructive natural events that create extremely high storm surge and large waves causing large amounts of erosion, and extensive inundation jeopardizing structures and people along the nation’s coastlines where these events can occur. This interactive online course will provide information about the magnitude of tsunami loads, tsunami evacuation shelters, and important issues regarding the placement of structures on tsunami-prone coastlines. Case studies will be included to illustrate techniques that are known to improve building survival of tsunamis.
Did you know that masonry design is rarely taught in college design courses? Practitioners must research how to use this material. This interactive online course will focus on masonry materials, their structural properties, and how masonry is used in everyday designs for buildings, foundations, and landscaping. We will also discuss how masonry is often used for building foundations and exterior walls, for fire separation walls on building interiors and used in landscaped and terraced exterior walls. This course is intended to close the knowledge gap and provide a background in the use of masonry materials in design.