How to Perform Deck Inspections Video Course

 
This online video course teaches the inspector to perform residential and commercial wood deck inspections.  It includes a review of all common deck defects. 
 
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Goal:
 
This course teaches the inspector to perform residential and commercial wood deck inspections. It includes a review of all common deck defects. 
 
Objectives:
 
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • list and describe the major components of a deck;
  • distinguish between proper and improper installation techniques; 
  • identify and describe common major structural and safety problems; and
  • communicate to a client indications of defects.
The video course includes:
  • 42 minutes of training video;
  • 80 photos, diagrams and custom graphics;
  • online writing essay assignment;
  • inspection report writing assignment;
  • required additional reading;
  • 19 quiz questions in 5 quizzes; 
  • 25-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion; and  
  • accreditations and state approvals.
 

How to Perform Deck Inspections Video Course

Course # 3604

http://www.nachi.org/deck-inspections-video-course.htm

Activity

Assignments

Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Watch training videos

0.7

Taking quizzes

0.3

Taking exams

0.6

Reading additional website documents and articles

2.0

Reading discussion forums and making responses, posting images, online writing essay assignments

2.0





Total

5.6






Preparation

Study for quizzes and exams

1.8

Inspection report assignments

4.0

Total

5.8




Sub Total

11.4

Overall Total


11

 
This course has been approved by:
 

The course covers the following categories:

  • Introduction 
  • Decks and Similar Structures
  • Decks Defined
  • Porches
  • Verandahs
  • Balconies
  • Patios
  • From the Ground Up
  • Deck Load
  • Footings and Posts
  • Wood Decay
  • Moisture and Wood Decay
  • The Pick Test
  • Support and Connections
  • Girders and Beams
  • Ledger Connections
  • Overhangs
  • Framing Around
  • Cantilevered Decks
  • Bracing
  • Connections and Fasteners
  • Posts and Rails
  • Guardrails and Supports
  • Decking
  • Board placement and Support
  • Stairs
  • Stringers, Risers and Treads
  • Lighting
  • Handrails
  • Electrical Receptacles
  • Receptacle Requirements
  • Weatherproof Receptacles
  • Other Considerations
  • Location and Egress
Upon completion of this course, the 5 quizzes, and passing of the 25-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool), the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name. 
 

 
Special thanks to Simpson Strong-Tie for some of the illustrations and content www.strongtie.com