Boston University moved to remote teaching and learning format for all in-person classes to reduce the effects of COVID-19. Classes will meet during the advertised timeframe, and links to the classes will be provided to the students. Please visit our COVID-19 website for more information about the university’s operation during this period.
This course provides real estate professionals with a thorough, working knowledge of the construction techniques, materials, and building systems used in modern construction. This information is particularly helpful in learning to identify typical risks and deficiencies involved in property ownership. A field trip to inspect a commercial building allows students to put theory to practice.
Topics: Site evaluation; foundation and structure; roofing; power and HVAC systems; plumbing; fire protection; Phase-one elevator inspection; physical deficiencies; and costs of correction.
Typically offered in January and April.