Course Description and Credit Information

Design must encompass the potential for natural disasters such as fires, snow and avalanche science, and earthquakes. Understanding how these natural events effect the land and is a design consideration.  This lecture gives an overview of the different natural disasters we are experiencing and how we can prepare for this occurrences. Also, it will further discuss the visible effect of the process of combustion. In addition, the webinar will explain the shaking of the surface of the Earth resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Lastly, it will define the mass of snow, ice, and rocks falling rapidly down a mountainside.  Understanding these natural occurrences which are becoming more common in relevant areas, is critical to design thinking.

Learning Objectives:

1.Understand how design is impacted by natural disasters, fires, earthquakes, and avalanches.

2. Increase knowledge about the history of earthquakes and ways to prepare for this phenomena.

3.  Be taught on the importance of wildland fires and why they are becoming more of a problem.
 4.  Grasp a better understanding on Avalanche Forecasting and ecology including ways on how to map snow depth.

 General Course Information






Pre-recorded webinar


Industry Expert

 US State Approvals

LA CES Approved


States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY


North Carolina




New York
 ***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements


GA and MN
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
 If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

**See explanation


Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES


Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES



Course curriculum

    1. Video

    2. Video

    3. Video

    1. Quiz

    1. Survey

About this course

  • $80.97
  • 5 lessons
  • 3.5 hours of video content