Course Description

The goal of this course is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to professionally inspect all of the structural elements of a building.

This course focuses on the following concepts:

  • Footings components, configurations and the basics of construction foundation
  • Various types of floor systems and materials
  • Wall systems and key components to make up a wall
  • Different roof framing systems
  • Investigation of causes and implications of common problems

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify elements of good construction of all the structural elements of a building.
  • Detect the common problems found with foundations, floor, wall and roofing systems.
  • Evaluate the seriousness of the conditions and the implications of non-repair.
  • Inspect and report on residential structural systems as a professional home inspector.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Home Inspection - Structure
Online Asynchronous
Jul 03, 2023 to Oct 22, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $509.00
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 28, 2022 to Jul 30, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 28, 2022 to Jul 30, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 31, 2023 to Sep 18, 2023
Required Software
For online learning success, your computer must meet the following system requirements: - Desktop, laptop or tablet with Microsoft Windows, Apple iOS or Android operating system. - High speed internet access. - Webcam, microphone and speakers. - Internet browser – Safari, Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge.
Reading List / Textbook
All learning materials and resources are provided online.
Print version of online materials can be purchased at an additional cost of $50 plus tax and shipping through Carson Dunlop.
Section Notes

There are no prerequisites for this course.

One optional extension available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials.
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca at least two (2) business days prior to the end date of your course.

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