Hoarding Disorder: The Role of the Engineer

Gain insights into empathetic design, practical solutions, and legal considerations when working as an Engineer in environments affected by hoarding disorder.

Two Hours


Provider Approval Information

  • FBPE Florida Board of Professional Engineers Provider #0009623
  • CE Broker #50-32681 Michigan Board Of Professional Engineers

Valid in states that do not issue Providership designations.

Understand the psychological aspects, safety protocols, and ethical practices crucial for successful project completion in hoarding-affected spaces. Elevate your engineering expertise and contribute to creating safe, inclusive environments for individuals affected by hoarding disorder. Explore the intersection of engineering and mental health, fostering understanding, compassion, and effective solutions in your professional practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the relationship between hoarding behavior and the impact upon engineers.
  • Recall the factors that contribute to hoarding.
  • Recognize the HD Classifications.
  • Recall the Negative Consequences of HD.
  • List Long-Term Structural Solutions by Engineers.
  • Identify the advancements made in hoarding intervention.

Who will Benefit from this Class

  • Civil Engineers
    Civil engineers involved in construction and renovation projects in hoarding-affected spaces can learn about unique structural challenges and empathetic design solutions.
  • Environmental Engineers
    Environmental engineers dealing with indoor air quality, sanitation, and health-related factors can understand the specific concerns related to hoarding disorder and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Mechanical Engineers
    Mechanical engineers working on HVAC systems and ventilation in hoarding-affected spaces can learn about designing systems that ensure proper airflow and address potential challenges related to cluttered environments.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Engineers
    Safety engineers can understand the unique safety risks associated with hoarding disorder and develop protocols to mitigate these risks during construction and maintenance activities.
  • Interior Design Engineers
    Professionals specializing in interior design can gain insights into creating functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces within the constraints of hoarding-affected environments.
  • Construction Managers
    Construction managers overseeing projects in hoarding-affected spaces can learn about efficient project planning, resource management, and communication strategies tailored to such environments.
  • Social and Behavioural Engineers
    Engineers focusing on the social and behavioural aspects of design can explore innovative, human-centric solutions that promote understanding and inclusivity in hoarding-affected spaces.
  • Building Services Engineers
    Engineers responsible for building services such as lighting, plumbing, and electrical systems can learn to adapt their designs to meet the unique requirements of hoarding-affected environments.

This course includes:

  • Virtual Access From Any Computer
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Competitive Pricing
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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