Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online Inspecting for Corrosion of Metal Connectors and Fasteners at Coastal Area Buildings Course.
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This course teaches the inspector about the causes of rust and corrosion and the appropriate measures to take to identify and reduce corrosion of metal connectors and fasteners in coastal area homes and buildings.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- list and describe the different methods of protecting metal against corrosion;
- distinguish between proper and improper installation;
- identify and describe common major structural and safety problems;
- identify the conditions that cause corrosion; and
- communicate to a client the indications of defects.
- 7.0 InterNACHI CE credit hours;
- 7.0 clock hours;
- 10,105 words;
- 23-minutes inspection video;
- 21 quiz questions in 7 quizzes;
- inspection and writing assignment;
- research and writing assignment;
- 20-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
- instant grading; and
- a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion.
You will learn the following topics:
- Inspecting a Beach House and a Pier Video
- NFIP Regulations
- International Residential Code
- International Building Code and ASCE 24
IMPORTANCE OF SELECTING PROPER CONNECTORS AND FASTENERS FOR A CONTINUOUS LOAD PATH
- Importance of Selecting Proper Connectors and Fasteners for a Continuous Load Path
LIGHT GAUGE METAL CONNECTORS AND CORROSION
- Light Gauge Metal Connectors and Corrosion
- Known Concerns Related to Nominally Galvanized Metal Connectors
- Metal Connector and Fastener Materials and Fabrication
CAUSES OF CORROSION IN COASTAL AREAS
- Causes of Corrosion in Coastal Areas
- Salt Spray from Breaking Waves and Onshore Winds
- Distance from Ocean
- Elevation Above Ground
- Exposure to Corrosion and Building Orientation
- Weather and Rates of Corrosion
- Identifying Areas with Increased Corrosion Rates
EXPOSURE CLASSES FOR CONNECTORS AND FASTENERS
- Exposure Classes for Connectors and Fasteners
- Partially Sheltered Exterior Exposure
- Open Exposed Exterior Exposure
- Vented Enclosed Exposures
- Unvented Enclosed Exposures
- Interior Living Space Exposures
IMPROVING CORROSION-RESISTANT MATERIALS AND COATINGS
- Improving Corrosion-Resistant Materials and Coatings
- Thicker Galvanizing
- Stainless Steel
- Applied Coatings and Paint
- Other Corrosion-Resistant Fasteners
GUIDANCE FOR CONNECTOR AND FASTENER CORROSION CONTROL
- Guidance for Connector and Fastener Corrosion Control
- Reducing Corrosion Rates
- Maintenance and Replacement Considerations
SUMMARY OF BEST PRACTICES FOR CORROSION RESISTANCE
- Summary of Best Practices for Corrosion Resistance
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
- Figures and Tables
|Inspecting for Corrosion of Connectors and Fasteners at Coastal Buildings|
Estimated Clock Hours for the Average Student
|Reading online course instructional material at 140 words per minute. (10,105/140/60=1.2||1.2|
|Watching 23 minutes of inspection training video.||0.4|
|Taking quizzes (21x1.85/60=0.6).||0.6|
|Taking the final exam (20x1.85/60=0.6).||0.6|
|Conducting a directed and independent inspection study performed according to the Standards of Practice, including the development of an inspection report.||2.0|
|Submitting an inspection and writing assignment.||0.4|
|Studying & reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam||1.2|
|Studying and preparing for inspection processes according to a Standards of Practice, including capturing and storing digital images with a camera or device, making observations, evaluating conditions, deducing, formulating opinions, communicating observations in written form, attaining competency in performing inspections and using an inspection checklist or software and other inspection tools in producing a report.||1.0|
|7.0 Clock Hours|
7.0 InterNACHI CE Credit Hours
And, in keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to continuing education, this corrosion course is open and free to all members and can be taken again and again, without limit.
Reminder to members: InterNACHI's Code of Ethics
1.10 requires that you comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where you conduct business. InterNACHI's courses and Standards generally exceed the Standards of Practice that you are required to abide by locally.
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Upon completion of this course and passing the 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.
The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.
Members will need their username and password. If you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE (instant response) or email firstname.lastname@example.org and request it (don't forget your name).