This course covers the foundation design requirements found in the N.C. Residential Building Code. Footing, foundation wall, and retaining wall loading and design requirements and load calculating procedures are discussed. Attendees will have an opportunity to work through a simple house plan to determine the location and size of the footing and foundation walls required by code.
Steve Knight, P.E., received his BS in Civil Engineering from N.C. State University and holds a master's degree in engineering from USC Columbia, SC. He is licensed to practice engineering in 10 states and is a licensed North Carolina General Contractor. He started his career as a design and test engineer. Later, he joined a construction firm as Vice President of Engineering. In 1994, Mr. Knight started his own engineering consulting firm specializing in residential and commercial construction.