Wind Mitigation Training- Residential

This course contains 8 hours of classroom training covering wind mitigation techniques and inspection criteria for residential structures. At the end of this course you will have a better understanding of the mitigation inspection requirements, in addition to the rules relating to the Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection form(OIR B1-1802) and the completion of a thorough home inspection.

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Course Outline for Wind Mitigation Inspection Training

Module 1: Building Code
The course identifies how to determine building code requirements using online resources, building departments and the determining dates as to whether building codes apply or not based on the application date and build date of the building permits being reviewed. A history of the building code requirements for the Florida Building Code and South Florida Building Code will also be included.
Module 2: Predominant Roof Covering
The course will outline all the various types of roof coverings and the wind design requirements and testing, based on the Office of Insurance Regulation Form OIR B1-1802. An outline of how to identify the building permit information, application or installation date and which roof coverings comply for wind mitigation credits and which don’t.
Module 3: Roof Deck Attachment
All students will be provided with a clear understanding of how to determine the roof deck attachment and the tools needed to verify the same. A review of the sheathing and roof structure types, nail sizes and types, hold down requirements in addition to the verification backup documents that are needed to verify the same, as part of the inspector’s completion of the OIR B1-1802 inspection report.
Module 4: Roof to Wall Attachment
A detailed review of all the different roof wall attachments, plus the uplift requirements will be provided as part of the mitigation inspection training program. Verification documents and paperwork will be reviewed which typically is required as part of the inspection completion process for the OIR B1-1802 inspection form.
Module 5: Roof Geometry
This module will educate students on how to determine the roof structure based on the insurance requirements of OIR B1-1802. Definitions of perimeters, flat roofs, non-hip roofs and other roof styles will be reviewed in detail and how inspectors can provide verification documents to meet the same as part of the inspection requirement.
Module 6: Gable End Bracing
This module will review the most common types of gable bracing to be found on residential structures and how they affect the inspection process and completion of the OIR 1802 inspection form.
Module 7: Wall Construction Type
This module will cover the various types of wall construction and how inspectors are to determine not just the structure type but whether reinforcement is present, the percentage of wall type involved, and other verification information used to ensure an accurate assessment of the wall construction type.
Module 8: Secondary Water Resistance Barrier
This module will review the various types of secondary water barriers that are approved by the Office of Insurance Regulation for inclusion on the OIR B1-1802 mitigation verification inspection form. This module will also separate those secondary water barriers that are not compliant to the OIR B1-1802 mitigation report but are included in the Florida Building Code.
Module 9: Opening Protection
This module will review in detail all the various types of opening protection, testing and other information relating to the identification, verification and documentation in the OIR B1-1802 mitigation verification inspection form.
Certificate of Completion
Upon satisfactory completion of all program requirements, students will receive a certificate of completion.
8 Hour Wind Mitigation - Residential Training Schedule


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