Florida 16 Hour Landscape Architect Continuing Education Package

16 HSW Credits

  • 4 hr Video: Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape
  • 4 hr Audio: Aging in Place – Eliminating Pitfalls
  • 3 hr Video: Common Ornamental Plant Pests
  • 2 hr Audio: 2010 ADA Standards: Recreational Facilities
  • 1 hr Audio: Cultural Practices for Turf Management
  • 1 hr Video: Gable End Anchoring and Framing in High Velocity Hurricane Zones FL ADV Module
  • 1 hr Video: Thermal & Moisture Protection: Keeping the Weather Out FL ADV Module

$169.00

Description

Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to LA CES for American Society of Landscape Architect members.  Certificates of Completion for both LA CES members and non-LA CES members are available to print upon completion of the course.


Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape

Instructor:  Mississippi State | Approval: #LATI108

Landscape maintenance is a cut-throat business. The keys to success lie in minimizing costs and creating successful plantings through careful planning, disease prevention, and maintenance of a healthy environment. This course teaches the basics of disease management of landscape plantings, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the diverse world of landscaping.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in landscape plantings.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of landscape plantings all within a reasonable budget.

 


Aging in Place – Eliminating Pitfalls

Instructor: Paul Spite | Approval: #LATI100

In millions of homes across our country, and in the homes of people we love, existing residences are slowly but surely becoming prisons for their occupants. This happens as the aging process inevitably removes our ability to successfully navigate stairs and perform daily tasks required to live and survive independent. Societal options exist to move from private residences into congregate living facilities, where oversight and care are offered at various levels for those facing challenges. But few are interested in thus surrendering their independence. We prefer to just age-in-place.

It is possible to remain at home as physical and / or mental deterioration makes doing so more challenging. Given the amount of research that preceded establishing design standards to accommodate the handicapped, new structures can be designed which are far more user friendly to the elderly. Changes to existing homes can also be made in incremental steps as needs arise, just not as efficiently as doing so from scratch.

The knowledge and technology to enable our elders to stay at home are well established. All that is lacking are finances to do so, the time to do so, the will to do so and wide-spread dissemination of knowledge on how to do so.

The last of those issues is addressed in this work.

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • A thorough understanding of physical challenges that make aging-in-place more difficult.
  • An increased awareness of cognitive issues that make aging-in-place more difficult.
  • Resolvable issues faced by the elderly while navigating outside the home.
  • Changes in typical lighting strategies that are beneficial to an aging population.
  • Proper design of exterior amenities to facilitate increased enjoyment of nature by an older population.
  • The impacts of different choices in finishes in reducing dangers faced while aging-in-place.
  • Design choices that make common areas in multi-family housing more user friendly to the aged.
  • Changes in cabinetry needed to accommodate use by the handicapped

 


Common Ornamental Plant Pests

Instructor:  J. MacDowell | Approval: #LATI106

Pest management of ornamental plants involves multiple steps from growing a healthy plant that is more resistant to pest damage to correctly identifying the problem when present. This course will cover the most common pests of ornamental plants.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common landscape weeds and outline how to manage them.
  • Identify common plant disorders and identify how to avoid them in the future.
  • Identify common plant diseases and outline how to manage them.
  • Describe nematode damage and explain why sampling prior to planting is important.
  • Identify common vertebrate and invertebrate pests and outline the best management strategy for each.

 


2010 ADA Standards: Recreational Facilities

Instructor:  Rodger Peck

The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life — to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements – both scoping and technical – for newly designed and constructed, or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

This two hour video course covers the tenth chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, Recreation Facilities.  The material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including on-site, real world video examples in various accessible buildings used by both the public and private sector.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Be able recognize how recreational facilities can, and should comply with ADA standards.
  • Identify the ADA requirements for amusement parks, fitness equipment, golf facilities, play areas and swimming or boating facilities.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on ADA standards for the construction of either a public or private building.
  • Summarize the options available to the design or building professional when designing a facility per the requirements of the ADA Standards.

This course covers:

  • Amusement Rides
  • Recreational Boating Facilities
  • Exercise Machines and Equipment
  • Fishing Piers and Platforms
  • Golf Facilities
  • Miniature Golf Facilities
  • Play Areas
  • Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spas
  • Shooting Facilities with Firing Positions

 


Cultural Practices for Turf Management

Instructor:  J. MacDowell | Approval: #LATI105

Turf responds best to consistent cultural practices – mowing, irrigating, and fertilizing. A consistent mowing height that is appropriate for the variety of turf, good irrigation, and proper fertilization will result in a healthy vigorous turf that will be enjoyed for years.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss adverse turf conditions and how to correct them
  • Recognize common turf problems and how to remedy them
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of turfgrass

This course covers:

  • Inappropriate growing conditions
  • Water
  • Temperature
  • Sunlight
  • Soil Structure, pH and nutrients
  • Grass Plant Selection
  • Planting Procedures
  • Maintaining Turf
  • Watering
  • Mowing
  • Fertilizing
  • Aerating
  • Dethatching
  • Special Considerations for Shade

 


Gable End Anchoring and Framing in High Velocity Hurricane Zones FL ADV

IMPORTANT:  This course applies one credit towards the Florida Building Commission Advanced Credit. Course FBC #817.2. DBPR Approval #0613889. 

Instructor:  J. MacDowell

This one hour internet course is intended to provide a minimum of one hour of instruction of Advanced continuing education for Florida certificate holders and registrants pertaining to Gable End Anchoring and Framing.  Inspection of residential buildings that endured past hurricanes in Florida has shown that one of the most damaged structural components in residential homes is the gable-end wall or the gable-end truss for timber wall or masonry wall constructions.  This course is based on the 2020 Florida Building Code changes that surround the most common causes of gable end failure during high velocity hurricane events.

A ten-question, multiple choice assessment at the end of the course must be completed with a 70% pass rate in order to complete the course and print a certificate of completion.

The objective of this course is to inform building contractors of proven methods of building sustainable roof structures when built in areas subjected to high velocity winds.

This Course Covers:

  • Categories, Regions and Practical Perspective
  • Reinforcing Roof to Wall Connections
  • High-Velocity Hurricane Zone and Construction Details
  • Masonry
  • Steel Joists
  • Gable Endwalls
  • Wood Members
  • Unit Stresses
  • Vertical Framing
  • Horizontal Framing
  • Anchorage
  • Sheathing

Thermal and Moisture Protection: Keeping the Weather Out FL ADV

IMPORTANT:  This course applies one credit towards the Florida Building Commission Advanced Credit. Course FBC #635.3. DBPR Approval #0613890. 

Instructor:  J. MacDowell

Protecting buildings from the weather and moisture related problems is important for all building professionals. In areas of high rainfall, and in northern climates, it is even more important that designers, builders, and their subcontractors use “Best Practice” procedures to carefully plan and install thermal and weather resistant components. This course, based on the 2020 Florida Building codes, pertains to moisture and weather related problems, and will identify practical solutions based on those requirements.  This internet course is intended to provide a minimum of one hour of continuing education to professionals involved in planning, design and construction of structures susceptible to moisture related issues.

METHOD OF PRESENTATION: This distance learning course is formatted specifically for internet delivery. Course presentation will require student participation through an assessment. This method of course presentation assures that student will have direct control of course delivery.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the key elements (either natural or mechanical) of a properly ventilated structure.
  • List and describe at least three specific installation techniques and/or materials that contribute to a properly constructed roof system.
  • Outline at least one design strategy based on “best practices” for the construction of buildings in areas with  high humidity.
  • Identify and implement proven methods that will effectively divert moisture from the foundation of a structure.

This Course Covers:

  • Keeping the Weather Out
  • Foundations
  • House Wrap and Underlayment
  • Corrosion and Decay Resistance
  • The Building Frame
  • Siding
  • Windows and Doors
  • Roofs
  • Ventilation

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