Instructor: Glenn Alexander

Credit Hours: 2.00

Approval Number: J607BGS12

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Course Description

This 2 hour online course includes many hurricane mitigation techniques and a step by step guide to the recently updated Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form (OIR-B1-1802). This course also provides Florida Home Inspectors and Florida Contractors with the information necessary to understand and apply the hurricane mitigation provisions of the Florida Building Code (FBC). This course also provides information and links to many other resources and reference materials not contained directly within the course.

Important note:

This course is approved to satisfy the two hour continuing education hurricane mitigation requirement for Florida Home Inspector license renewal AND will also qualify for the one hour Wind Mitigation requirement for Florida Contractors (the remaining hour with go toward the general requirement). Completion of this course does NOT qualify either license to complete the “Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form”. (This course will satisfy the wind/hurricane mitigation requirements for dual Florida Home Inspector/Florida Contractor Licenses).

This course includes the following lessons:

  1. Introduction – Why You Are Taking This Course
  2. The Importance of Hurricane Wind Mitigation
  3. Step-by-Step completion of "Uniform Mitigation Verification Inspection Form"
  4. Using the Wind Insurance Savings Calculator
  5. Supplemental Roof Fasteners and Secondary Water  Barrier               
  6. Roof to Wall Connections (Wind Bourne Debris Region only)
  7. Opening Protection (Wind Bourne Debris Region only)
  8. Gable End Bracing
  9. Other Mitigation Actions for Consideration
  10. Other Possible Joint Renovation Actions
  11. Resource and Reference Materials for Mitigation
  12. Next Steps in Hurricane Wind Mitigation - Conclusion

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course participants will have a better understanding of how to:

  • Recognize the importance of Hurricane Wind Mitigation
  • Explain how to successfully complete the Uniform Mitigation Verification inspection form
  • Identify correct installation of supplementary roof fasteners, roof to wall connections and gable end bracings etc.
  • Interpret how successful or unsuccessful a mitigation was conducted
  • Determine what mitigation may still be necessary
  • Utilize other important resources and reference materials

Instructor Bio

Glenn is a performance driven Contractor with extensive construction management experience.  Solid strengths in execution and management of construction projects.  Expertise in Project Management.
Areas of Expertise
Contract Negotions,  Material Procurement, Cost Estimates, Quality Control, Performance Reporting, Project Management / Planning

Professional Experience

A & B Builders, Inc., Jacksonville, FL.                    2003 – 2005
•    Management of Commercial and Residential Projects.
•    Direct communication with Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Suppliers, Architect, Structural Engineers and Cliental.
•    Complete scope of work in a satisfactory and timely manner.

Homeowners Building Services, Inc., Jacksonville, FL            2005 – Present
•    Management of Commercial and Residential Projects.
•    Create proposals.
•    Direct communication with Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Suppliers, Architect, Structural Engineers and Cliental.
•    Remodeling.
•    Complete scope of work in a satisfactory and timely manner.
•    Payroll.

Hayward Construction Group, Jacksonville, FL.                2006 – 2009
Project Manager
•    Supervision of Commercial and Residential projects.
•    Estimating and complying with proposal bids.
•    Scheduling of inspections.
•    Direct communication with Sub-Contractors.
•    Complete scope of work in a satisfactory and timely manner.

Other Approvals

Florida Construction Contractor (FCILB): 0610609
Florida Building Code Professional (BCAIB): 0610609
Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB):
Florida Home Inspector Licensing Program: 0000524
Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE): 0009621
General Education: PACE-WM2-337
American Institute of Architects (AIA): J607BGS12
Nebraska Board of Engineers: 1111101
National Professional Engineer board: 1111101