CNA104 – Introduction to Residential Construction

This correspondence course has been designed to teach the basics of residential construction, manufactured housing construction, subdivisions, and the use of the Marshall & Swift Residential Cost Manual. Students must successfully complete the textbook chapter quizzes and a final exam to receive credit for this course.


• History of housing in North America
• Zoning, building codes, and flood insurance
• The component parts in the construction of a house
• Identifying different house styles
• Application of the Marshall & Swift Residential Cost Manual
• Methods for appraising proposed and existing subdivisions
• Determining the quality of manufactured housing
• Techniques of appraising manufactured housing

Course Material:
Textbook: “Basic Construction Refresher”

By: Hondros Learning

Total Continuing Education Hours: 45

Prerequisite: None

This course is mandatory for the DAR designation and should be completed by the end of the fourth year of being a member.