To earn your Certified Master Builder and Design Professional credential, you must successfully complete the following courses:
This course is an advanced construction one-day school intended to discuss advanced soil mechanics, difficult site solutions, and more advanced concrete science than presented in the basic C201: GENESIS® Construction School. The course also delves into alternative pool construction materials, major defect repair, and the rehabilitation of old pools.
0.8 IACET CEUs
“The pool is but a mirror, reflecting that which you wish to accentuate beyond it.” As part of the new GENESIS Master Designer Methods series, Bianchi will retrain your thinking of water vessel design. “The pool is often built first in the sequence of outdoor improvements. For the best integration, however, it should actually be designed last.” Bianchi’s method will require students to rethink their design approach, with a landscape-based process that considers the functionality of the entire space first. The course lecture and projects will focus on sightlines, living spaces, traffic flow, spatial considerations, and more.
1.6 IACET CEUs
Water features have been a part of the landscape since ancient times. Are you familiar with the world's most famous water features? Can you effectively answer questions from your clients about them? Dive into the world of water history. This course will guide you through the world's most renowned swimming pools and water features from ancient (the world's first known swimming pool), historical (Versailles), to today's contemporary installations (Marina Bay Sands; Amangiri Resort, Utah). We'll identify the who's who of today's most influential water feature designers and why this knowledge is necessary to relate to your clientele. DESIGN 280: History of Pools and Water Features is an SWD core curriculum course meeting the architectural style requirement.
*Virtual Training Information: Additional homework and supplemental studies will be included in the curriculum for students to complete the course.
1.2 IACET CEUs
Codes and standards come at us from all sides, it seems, and every year or so those codes and standards are updated creating a feeling of being lost in the woods for contractors, designers, enforcement and permitting agencies. In this course, we’ll differentiate between codes, standards, and ordinances. Examine what these documents require of all parties affected by them and conclude with providing background and intent on the provisions within these documents.
0.6 IACET CEUs
In our business, drawing is a tool that you must have in order to effectively communicate with your clients. In this course we’ll teach you fundamental sketching, drawing and drafting skills, along with how to read and layout plans. No previous drawing experience needed.
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of good design and will teach you how to lay out the different improvements in your projects (e.g. pool, spa, patio, etc). We will break the fundamentals down into two categories: the Elements of Design and the Principles of Design. Once you have a good grasp of the fundamentals, you will learn how to apply them. We will start with short practice exercises and build up to a final project: creating a master plan that includes a pool and spa.
*Virtual Training Information: Additional homework and supplemental studies may be included in the curriculum for students to complete the course.
Looking through a magazine of pools, it is easy to find well-conceived plans that failed to unify the design with proper material and color selections. Color is one of our basic means of communication and it influences our emotions so it must be understood and controlled. This program introduces the basic dynamics of color, its principles, fundamentals, its psychology, and how to apply the science to project design.
Understanding the architecture of both built structures and the surrounding landscape will enable watershape designers to coordinate details and relate the water elements back to the surrounding environment in an appropriate way. It is easy to find examples of pools that clearly do not reflect the style of the home. They are usually the result of a production-type builder that is only comfortable replicating the same pool they have built many times. However, when the pool is well-designed to match the home’s architecture, the effect can be breathtaking and add real value to the property. This process can only begin after a basic understanding of architectural styles - the palette from which we draw from. These pools not only reflect the home but also the surrounding landscape.
Develop a basic understanding of the hydraulic principles in order to design more efficient and serviceable hydraulic systems. This class is core course required for advancing through the GENESIS certification program.
This 3-day intensive school encompasses all of the necessary disciplines for building a structurally sound water vessel. Topics covered within the school include site analysis, introductory fluid engineering, geotechnical and structural engineering that includes a review of difficult sites, shotcrete, waterproofing, tile, interior finishes, coping, and concrete decking. The course concludes with an interactive walkthrough of a complex project from start to finish. This program is designed to move each student through all phases of concrete pool construction in great detail, unlike anything else offered in the industry. This course fulfills a requirement to become a GENESIS® Associate member.
2.4 IACET CEUs
DBPR/CILB-FL #0612786 – 24 hours
Whether a pool is concrete, vinyl liner, or fiberglass, the necessities of a properly executed project remain the same. The water vessel requires correct hydraulics, proper installation, code compliance, and a desired esthetic. To meet the educational demands of an increasing market, GENESIS is launching a 16-hour Vinyl Liner – Fiberglass Pool Construction School.
Day one will cover 8-hours of required hydraulics for both vinyl liner and fiberglass pool installations. Days two and three will cover the fundaments of installation, structural components, automatic pool covers, and additional water features for both vinyl liner and fiberglass pools.
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