Continuing Education Course

Show Your Mettle

What type of analysis is entailed to allow a building to stand the tests of time? Obviously, before embarking on any construction project, it is vital to count costs to create an accurate budget. But that begs the question, “Are we counting the right costs?” Initial costs account only for product price tags: a comprehensive accounting must also weigh product life, environmental impacts, resilience, and durability.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply principles of building-related costs and life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) to make the best material selections for durability and cost effectiveness.
  2. Discuss the versatility of metal as a building material and how its attributes contribute to sustainability and resilience.
  3. Compare and contrast advantages of building materials, both during initial construction and through a building’s life cycle.
  4. Describe the impact that metal’s disaster resistance has for the building’s durability.





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