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CONSTRUCTION 401: Advanced Watershape Construction Design

Learning Objectives

  • Examine Basic Gravity Plumbing, Soil Stabilization, Pier & Beam Foundations, Control & Automation Systems.
  • Identify Mechanical, Venting & Exhaust Systems, Advanced Site Work & Forming.
  • Review Architecturally Integrated Watershapes, Concrete Science, Fire Elements, Glass Tile Installation.
  • Discuss Details – Innovative Aesthetic & Technical Solutions, and Construction at Difficult Sites.


This 3-day program is divided into several modules (see ENGINEERING 301 – 306 and CONSTRUCTION 301 – 307 for specific details) presented by experts in each trade. The program begins with engineering topics such as basic gravity plumbing, drainage, advanced soil stabilization techniques, pier & beam foundations, control & automation systems, and mechanical design for enclosed equipment rooms and vaults. Vessels integrated with other structures such as roof-top pools are also addressed along with fire elements, glass tile, and other details.

Time/ Credits

DBPR/CILB-FL (#0612787 – 24 hours)
24:00 hrs

Instructor Greg Andrews, Kevin Ruddy, SWD Master

Greg Andrews Kevin Ruddy, SWD Master


  • Required Prerequisite C201