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Building Systems Self-Paced Training Course

This self-paced online training course explains the details of the various building systems that are the foundation of the construction industry. Starting from the ground up, we analyze the basic components, materials and techniques that comprise the buildings we see every day.

This course was designed specifically for novice estimators and those outside of the construction industry to help them gain an understanding of the basic systems one would encounter in new construction, renovation and facilities management. It explores typical industry processes, why specific materials are used together and how various systems in a building are interconnected.



Enroll in this course to gain an understanding of the six basic building systems encountered in commercial buildings, as well as:

  • Various components within each system
  • Why various components are used to create the system
  • A basic outline of the building process
  • Common materials and techniques used in vertical construction
  • Building envelope and weatherization components
  • Load-bearing floor and wall systems


The course is delivered across six separate lessons than can be viewed or listened to in 20-30 minute increments, thereby reducing the demand for an extensive commitment of time.
This course is available for 45 days from the date of purchase.


Course Outline

Introduction - About the Course and Instructor
Lesson 1 - Sitework
Lesson 2 - Foundations and Slabs
Lesson 3 - Exterior Closure
Lesson 4 - Building Structure
Lesson 5 - Mechanical Systems
Lesson 6 - Electrical Systems
Conclusion - Review


Who Should Attend

Professionals transitioning into a construction or facilities oversight position or non-construction professional involved in capital improvement projects.


Continuing Education Credit Eligibility

Approved for Continuing Education Units by the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) International Certification Board Continuing Education Units:
1 hours, .1 CEU’s


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