RIA Building Construction & Science Course
This course provides students with an in-depth study of different structural building components, their correct assembly, and the relationship between the systems and the intended use of the structure. Topics include foundations, framing, roofing, floor and finish materials, exterior finishes, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, damage investigation, and more. The RIA Building Science course provides a comprehensive overview of the different types of constructions and how they interact together to make the structure behave like a system. 13 CEC's available for completion.
Ken Larsen, CR, WLS, FLS, CLS, CMP, CSDS
International Dry Standard Organization (IDSO)
Ken Larsen, CR, WLS, FLS, CLS, CMP, CSDS has been in the restoration industry since 1978. He holds RIA, ACAC and IICRC advanced designations. Recipient of the 32nd RIA Martin L. King Award for his many contributions and sincere dedication to the Restoration Industry, his career includes 18 years as an independent property restoration contractor, consultant to restorative drying during catastrophes and large loss drying coordination, expert witness, Director of Education for North America’s largest disaster restoration contracting organization, and now the author of one of the industry’s leading technical resource book on the subject of structural restorative drying – Leadership in Restorative Drying. He is currently an IICRC Approved instructor of WRT, ASD and CDS certificate courses. Larsen is also an RIA instructor of the restoration industry’s advanced certification credentials: Water Loss Specialist (WLS), Fire Loss Specialist (FLS), Contents Loss Specialist (CLS), Certified Mold Professional (CMP) and Certified Restorer (CR). He serves as Chairman for RIA approved Instructors, Trainers and Subject Matter Experts, a sub-committee of RIA’s Education Committee. Larsen presently serves as Senior Technical Director for the International Dry Standard Organization (IDSO) and Director of Education for the Restoration Leadership Institute (RLI) and lead consultant for the Restoration Expert Panel (REP) and DryStandard Inspections (DSi). He is also a Registered Third Party Evaluator® (RTPE). Ken lives in Santa Rosa Beach in Northwest Florida.