Dwelling Contractor Continuing Education (2 Hour)


2 Hour Course

Course ID: 14812

Approved By: Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS)

4.7 12 Reviews

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This Continuing Education Course is a two hour series of instruction designed to help meet the education requirements for maintaining and renewing a Dwelling Contractor license. This course is primarily focused on the construction of a structure's exterior shell.

The first segment of the course introduces the concept of the exterior shell and examines its purpose.

The second segment discusses the components of the building envelope, moisture intrusion, and what happens if the building envelope fails.

The third segment talks about the actual construction of the building envelope.

The final segment examines the Right to Cure Law and other remedies that can be used to resolve disputes between contractors and consumers.

  • Building the Exterior Shell 2 Hours
    • Rationale For Building the Exterior Shell [9 Activities]
      • 01. Why WI Has a Problem
      • 02. Primary Claims (Video)
      • 03. Primary Claims Overview
      • 04. How Water Damage can Affect Contractors (Video)
      • 05. How Water Damage Affects Contractors, II
      • 06. Solution (Fundamentals)
      • 07. Value in Experience
      • 08. Contractor's Responsibility
      • 09. Insurance Availability and Affordability
    • Building Envelope System [5 Activities]
      • 01. Building Envelope System
      • 02. Major Performance Objectives
      • 03. Physical Components
      • 04. Sources of Moisture Intrusion
      • 05. Results of Building Envelope System Failures
    • Best Practices & Causes of Building Envelope Failure [14 Activities]
      • 01. Foundations (Video)
      • 02. Foundations Overview
      • 03. Wall (Video)
      • 04. Wall Overview
      • 05. Roof (Video)
      • 06. Roof Overview
      • 07. Windows (Video)
      • 08. Windows Overview
      • 09. Windows (Alternate Method)
      • 10. Doors Overview (Video)
      • View Additional Activities
        • 11. Doors, Continued (Video)
        • 12. Doors (Alternate Method Video)
        • 13. Ventilation Systems
        • 14. House Wraps (Video)
    • Remedies [1 Activities]
      • 01. Right to Cure Law
    • DSPS Questionnaire
    • Certificate Of Completion

Instructor Bio

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Mike Melvin, owner of At Your Pace Online, LLC, is the instructor and industry expert for Wisconsin Contractor Training courses. In addition to his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University, Kansas, Mike has owned, operated, and worked for numerous construction companies. Mike's relevant construction experience includes framing, concrete construction, foundations, and roofing. As the current owner and Wisconsin-approved lead instructor for WIContractortraining.com, he teaches multiple courses pertaining to construction and business. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, Mike combines his proven understanding of teaching online education with the practical and academic industry knowledge needed by Wisconsin Contractors, to allow them to complete their courses and get back to the job site.

Course Reviews

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January 28th, 2017
This course was a very good reminder of the basic principles in the building trade for Dwelling contractors. As code changes, the content helped remind contractors to learn some new codes or enhancements to improve.

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April 2nd, 2017
very informative

March 27th, 2017