Structural Design Criteria for Raised Wood Floor Foundations

Course Number: S-4007
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: John Galinski, P.E.
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Overview

In Structural Design Criteria for Raised Wood Floor Foundations, you'll learn ...

  • Advantages of using raised floor systems
  • Different type of footings and foundations used in raised floor construction
  • Soil considerations
  • Moisture and pest control

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 49 pages

A raised floor system is an assembly of beams, girders, joists, and sheathing panels comprised of various engineered wood framing products, all properly sized and connected together. A raised floor system is designed to elevate the living space of a structure off the ground, isolating it from moisture and pests.

The flexibility of a raised floor system provides several advantages during the construction phase. For example, a raised floor system constructed on a pier-and-beam foundation is less disruptive to the natural surroundings than a slab-on-grade foundation. Another advantage is in regards to flooding. A raised floor system provides a practical and affordable solution to building code requirements in flood-prone areas.

In this course, the student will review the Southern Forest Products Association's publication "Raised Wood Floor Foundations - Design and Construction Guide" (2004). The referenced document is reproduced by permission of the Southern Forest Products Association (www.SouthernPine.com).

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Advantages of using raised floor systems
  • Different type of footings and foundations used in raised floor construction
  • Soil considerations
  • Moisture and pest control
  • Different framing details for raised floor construction

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 24 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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