How to Build a House

How to Build a House


Course Credit Hrs.
How To Build A House 3.00
Learn the fundamental steps in building a house from the ground up.
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  • Learn the fundamental steps in building a house from the ground up. You'll learn about the structural components of building a house, which contractor or professional completes each step, and the main decisions considered during construction.
  • Learn about the basic structures and processes involved in building a home.

    Section 1: The Basic Structure
    Chapter 1: Important Terms
    Chapter 2: Design
    Chapter 3: Foundation
    Chapter 4: Framing
    Chapter 5: Roof
    Chapter 6: Exterior

    Section 2: Installing Systems
    Chapter 1: HVAC
    Chapter 2: Plumbing
    Chapter 3: Electrical
    Chapter 4: Insulation
    Chapter 5: Natural Gas and Propane

    Section 3: Finishing Touches
    Chapter 1: Interior
    Chapter 2: Landscaping
    Chapter 3: Warranty
  • Instructor: Jim Luger

    Jim Luger has been a real estate broker and instructor for over 35 years, and has taught thousands of real estate agents and brokers in classrooms and online. He is a member of the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA), and is certified as an online instructor by the International Distance Education Certification Center (IDECC).

    Jim opened a real estate brokerage in 1976, later adding a title insurance agency, and mortgage brokerage. He has also owned a property management company, and has held an insurance license. He has been a certified trainer for an international real estate franchisor, and has appeared on national television and radio programs as a real estate expert.

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