Building Pathology: Site Drainage Problems (RV-6140)

Start Date
09/15/2016
End Date
09/14/2018
Description
On May 19, 1997, on the Lawn of the University of Virginia a tragic incident occurred: a suspended, second-floor porch that was attached to one of the original Jeffersonian pavilions collapsed. Twenty-three people were injured, one of whom died of her injuries. The structural element that failed was allegedly 175 years old at the time of the failure. The many lessons that can be learned from this incident and others are described throughout this course.

This 1-hour online course introduces you to the systemic pathology of horizontal closure systems and specifically addresses such topics as Plant Damage, Site-Water Damage, Designing for Water Disposal, and Water Collection and Conveyance.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
•Understand how roots cause damage to drains
•Learn about the classes of site-water-related problems
•Learn how to formulate a plan of water disposal
•Understand why water moves toward, instead of away from, a building
Instructors
Samuel Harris
Website Registration
Course Codes
RV-6140
Provider
RedVector.com, LLC


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