This category is made up of courses based on case histories from insurance claim investigation and other engineering resources to provide a foundation for building components and methods of construction which can be helpful when processing a claim or performing an investigation. 

After a claim from an insured for damage to their property, it is often necessary to perform an engineering inspection to determine the cause if the cause of loss is due to wind or flood, as well as a comprehensive assessment of post storm damage versus pre-existing damage to structures These inspections often include buildings with a variety of roof types including metal roofs, asphalt shingles, clay and cement tiles.  This course includes case studies of several property loss claims to provide an insight into the investigative methods and analysis utilized in evaluating a loss.

There are many different roof coverings commonly used on residential, commercial and industrial properties including metal roofs, asphalt shingles, clay, built up roofs, thermoplastic membranes and cement tiles.  This course provides a primer on the different roof types encountered in the real estate industry.  If you are new to the building industry or new to insurance claims this course will provide a good foundation for your work.