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Education and Workshops 2016-2017
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NRCS Workshop: Implement Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Date To Be Announced

Wind Load Calculations and Other Wind Issues 2017

Wind Load Calculations and Other Wind Issues
For architects, engineers & contractors.  Overview of the 2014 FBC wind load provisions. Wind characteristics & structural dynamic fundamentals.  Wind load analyses examples of residential/ commercial structures.  Wind driven rain characteristics & wind/rain flow patterns depicted. Commercial wind load software demonstration.
hurricane from spaceCILB 0607975 / AR 9877473 / FBPE exp4028    7 CEHs

Wind Load Calculations II: Structural Applications
For architects & engineers. Provides a structural systems overview, natural frequency calculations of structures & analysis of wind loading effects on various structures including rigid & flexible diaphragms & CMU bearing & shear walls.   AR 9877773 / FBPE exp4028  7 CEHs

January 17 and 18 -West Palm Beach
January 19 and 20 - Davie

January 31 and February 1 - Kissimmee
February 7 and 8 - Gainesville
February 22 and 23 - St. Augustine

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Sustainable Floridians

Action Plan for Promoting Sustainability in Extension Offices

Action Plan for Promoting Sustainability Data Log

Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development Webinar

madera model rain gardenPresented by Mark Hostetler, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, this continuing education course is a four-module webinar series developed by the Program for Resource Efficient Communities at the University of Florida. The course is devoted to designing, recognizing, restoring, and managing residential communities for biodiversity within the urban and rural matrix. The course is available in association with the Green Building Research Institute. It is relevant to county and city planners, landscape architects, architects, civil engineers, environmental consultants, developers, private landowners, and interested citizens. The course qualifies for the below continuing education credits:

Florida BOARID, provider # 0008074, course #9878189, 4 CEH's, level III, HSW.
Florida BOLA provider # 0001129, course #0009090, 4 CEH's
If applying for Florida BOARID and BOLA CEH’s, one must contact Dr. Mark Hostetler ( to obtain the required documentation.
Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) 4 CE hours
American Institute of Architects AIA LU|HSW|SD 4 CE Hours