Structural Elements: Plan Review & Permitting of Residential Rooftop Solar PV Systems

In this one-two hour course, you will learn and practice how to evaluate the compliance of:

  • Access pathways and setbacks
  • Structural attachments
  • Weather sealing 

Visit the Handouts tab of this course to download the plans you will use in the course and other relevant reference material.

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Introduction
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. View this 10-minute introduction to the series of courses related to Plan Review. You will learn about how to access the comprehensive plans you will evaluate to practice each task.
Fire Safety
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Practice verifying the code compliance of access pathways and fire setbacks. Visit the handouts tab of this course to download the two plans used in the course as well as other useful resources.
Structural Attachments
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Learn a three-phased approach to analyzing the compliance of structural attachments: 1) Prescriptive process that works for many systems when criteria for the area have been determined; 2) Using a rafter span table for systems that don't meet the determined criteria; and 3) Understanding when an engineered drawing of the system should be required. Upon completion, you should be able to verify that the spacing of array structural attachments are appropriate according to the racking manufacturer's specifications and that the quantity of the attachments distribute the weight of the system to avoid heavy point loads. Visit the handouts tab of this course to download the two plans used in the course as well as other useful resources.
Weather Sealing
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. Practice reviewing a plan to ensure that the proposed weather sealing method is compliant.
Course Evaluation: Structural Elements Plan Review
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Certificate of Completion Plan Review: Structural Components
Live Viewing: 2.00 hour credits and certificate available
Live Viewing: 2.00 hour credits and certificate available Save this Certificate of Completion and present to the CEU-awarding entity.