Building codes and code enforcement have for a century
provided a sound framework for design of new structures. But as sustainability of the built
environment has become more important now than ever, it is necessary for
engineers to be able to rehabilitate existing structures in a way that is
compatible with the code but which also treats the existing structure appropriately. Using examples from practice this course will
explore key factors to consider when evaluating and rehabilitating existing
structures and will discuss the application of various approaches to
understanding existing structural systems. Specific code compliance triggers will be
discussed in the context of the examples.
The presentation will include examples of obsolete or archaic
(not-designed) systems, including cast iron and wrought iron, timber,
unreinforced masonry, and early concrete.
- Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
- This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings