|PDH Online Course Description||PDH Units/
Learning Units (Hours)
Jeffrey Havelin, PE
The purpose of this (One-Hour) course is to provide the architect or engineer with a fundamental understanding and the technical knowledge associated with historic adobe buildings. The adobe, or sun-dried brick, is one of the oldest and most common building materials known to man.
This course discusses the traditional materials and construction of adobe buildings and the causes of adobe deterioration. It also makes recommendations for preserving historic adobe buildings. By its composition, adobe construction is inclined to deteriorate; however, the buildings can be made durable and renewable when properly maintained.
This course is based entirely on the web version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 05 which is entitled “Preservation of Historic Adobe Buildings” as published by the National Park Service- U.S. Department of the Interior.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.