Florida 14 Hour HVAC Contractor: Basic Building Fundamentals

$99.00

14 Hour Course

Course ID: 612180

Approved By: Florida DBPR

4.6 16 Reviews

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This 14-hour course will meet all of the CE requirements for Florida contractors to renew their license!

We’ll begin the course with a discussion of using construction liens in Florida. This includes the legal requirements for the processes of enforcing, collecting, and disputing liens, as well as how they must be written and formatted.

Then, we’ll cover the regulations that apply to contractors practicing in Florida. This includes the problem of unlicensed construction work, and the sanctions against engaging in it. In order to accomplish this, we’ll also talk about how to register your business to remain in compliance.

Next, we’ll look at the regulations that apply to wind mitigation, an important issue for coastal states subject to high winds. This chapter will discuss the codes, engineering and reinforcements necessary to protect buildings from this danger.

Workers compensation will also be addressed, during which we’ll talk about the requirements for coverage, as well as the reporting and recordkeeping requirements that must be observed in the event of an employee injury. We’ll also spend some time on employee safety, including discussing the purpose of OSHA, job-site safety practices, and some of the common dangers specific to construction sites.

After that, we’ll cover the basics of masonry, including how to lay brick and block walls, and a discussion of other types of concrete masonry walls. Drywall fundamental will be addressed next, before we tackle the process of building an exterior building shell. This includes an overview of the best practices for exterior walls, roofs, and more.

  • 2014 Major Changes to Florida Building Code Residential (FBCR)
    • 2014 Major Changes to Florida Building Code Residential (FBCR) [4 Activities]
      • 01. 2014 Advanced FBCR Update Online Class
      • 02. The 2014 Florida Building Code, Residential
      • 03. Significant Changes to the 2014 FBCR, Part 2
      • 04. Conclusion
  • Advanced Florida Business Practices: Liens
    • Advanced Florida Business Practices: Liens [3 Activities]
      • 01. Advanced Florida Business Practices: Liens
      • 02. Legal Requirements Concerning Liens
      • 03. Filing Liens
  • Regulations Governing Contractors
    • Regulations Governing Contractors [4 Activities]
      • 01. Regulation of Construction Contracting
      • 02. Unlicensed work
      • 03. Register the business
      • 04. Florida Homeowners’ Construction Recovery Fund
  • Regulations Governing Wind Mitigation
    • Regulations Governing Wind Mitigation [4 Activities]
      • 01. What Is Wind Mitigation?
      • 02. Laws Governing Mitigation
      • 03. Building Codes
      • 04. Building Codes - Part 2
  • Workers Compensation
    • Workers Compensation [3 Activities]
      • 01. Workers’ Compensation – Part 1
      • 02. Workers’ Compensation – Part 2
      • 03. 440.102 Drug-free workplace program requirements
  • Construction Safety
    • Construction Safety [7 Activities]
      • 01. OSHA – Overview
      • 02. Job-Site Safety
      • 03. Most Common Hazards
      • 04. General Safety Practices
      • 05. Construction-Specific Safety Practices
      • 06. Construction-Specific Safety Practices, Continued
      • 07. Focus Four
  • The Basics of Masonry
    • The Basics of Masonry [9 Activities]
      • 01. Brick and Block (Video)
      • 02. Common Terms for Masonry
      • 03. Laying Brick and Block
      • 04. Basic Operations for Brick and Block
      • 05. Introduction to Brick Walls
      • 06. Types of Brick Walls
      • 07. Cleaning Brick
      • 08. Concrete Block
      • 09. Types of Concrete Masonry Walls
  • Drywall Fundamentals
    • Drywall Fundamentals [5 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction [VIDEO]
      • 02. Drywall Basics
      • 03. Installing Drywall
      • 04. Drywall Repair
      • 05. Drywall Safety
  • Building the Exterior Shell
    • Building the Exterior Shell [11 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Class on Building the Exterior Shell
      • 02. Reasons for Building the Exterior Shell
      • 03. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 04. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 05. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 06. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 07. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 08. Building the Exterior Shell
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        • 09. Building the Exterior Shell
        • 10. Building the Exterior Shell
        • 11. Building the Exterior Shell
  • Course Completion
    • Mandatory FL DBPR Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio


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Dan Whaley, was trained in HVAC in the Air Force where he spent eight years after high school. His time in the Air Force gave him the opportunity to do everything from repairs of advanced systems to planning the development and implementation of preventative maintenance programs that were used in over 250 facilities.Dan is currently a Lead Technician for a one million square foot, 300+ bed medical hospital.

Since 2010 Dan has been an instructor with At Your Pace Online overseeing the development and class delivery of every HVAC offering that we have. The courses that Dan instructs have been used by tens of thousands of HVAC technicians, including many where online education had not previously been allowed.

Course Reviews

September 9th, 2018
This course improved my knowledge greatly as a contractor.

August 13th, 2018
Good material presentation!

February 13th, 2018
This was a very easy course to follow!

August 6th, 2018
Move video training should be nice.

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