When a disaster strikes, recovery jobs present special challenges, with time of the essence, unanticipated and difficult conditions in play, and immediate, accurate and thorough responses required around the clock.
Purdue’s online Disaster Recovery Certificate course gives you the tools to better plan and execute disaster recovery projects. The emphasis is on preparing someone to get up to speed quickly in disaster situations. The program is built around recovering from a larger regional disaster with the idea that if a construction professional can plan and execute a response to a major disaster, then adapting to a smaller disaster should come naturally.
Beyond disaster project management techniques, the fully online Disaster Recovery Certificate helps construction professionals ask the right technical questions about restoration and employ people with suitable technical skills. The program features four modules introducing different kinds of damage, including water damage, smoke and fire damage, microbial damage and personal property damage. Topics range from the impacts of various disasters and the differences between disaster recovery and conventional construction to communications and documentation.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the differences between conventional construction and disaster recovery work
- Enhance your conventional project planning and execution skills for the special challenges of disaster recovery projects
- Judge how appropriate it is to apply various restoration equipment, supplies and technology on a project