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  • 2014 Florida Advanced Building Code

    2014 Advanced Florida Building Code-Significant Code Changes: 1 CEH

    $10.00
    FBPE Approved Course No:0009700
    Satisfies F.S. 471.0195
    CILB Approved Course No:0611875
    Architecture and Interior Design Approved Course No:9878557
    Records will be submitted to DBPR and/or FBPE
    This course presents the significant code changes from the 2010 Florida Building Code to the 2014 Florida Building Code. The course highlights the differences and includes base code changes in the 2012 International Building Codes and the Florida specific changes.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This course presents the significant code changes from the 2010 Florida Building Code to the 2014 Florida Building Code. The course highlights the differences and includes base code changes in the 2012 International Building Codes and the Florida specific changes.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • This course will provide Florida licensed design professionals (contractors, engineers, architects), and building code professionals with practical information on changes to the 2014 Florida Building Code. Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the changes made to the 2014 Florida Building Code including but not limited to the requirements of occupancy groups, fire resistant construction and fire protection, means of egress, and structural requirement.

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies one (1) continuing education hour (CEH)/professional development hour (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • ADA Standards for Accessible Designs: 6 PDH

    ADA Standards for Accessible Designs: 6 PDH

    $36.00
    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law intended to protect qualified persons with disabilities from discrimination in employment, government services and programs, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications. The ADA covers a wide range of legal and regulatory issues with regard to Americans with disabilities. This course will focus on the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (the ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines), with which engineers and architects need to comply when working on new constructions or alterations of existing structures.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law intended to protect qualified persons with disabilities from discrimination in employment, government services and programs, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications. The ADA covers a wide range of legal and regulatory issues with regard to Americans with disabilities. This course will focus on the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (the ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines), with which engineers and architects need to comply when working on new constructions or alterations of existing structures.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines
    • General instructions and definitions
    • Technical specifications and requirements on elements and spaces
    • Specific requirements for restaurants
    • Specific requirements for cafeterias
    • Specific requirements for medical facilities
    • Specific requirements for business facilities
    • Specific requirements for lodging facilities
    • Specific requirements for libraries
    • Specific requirements for transportation facilities
    • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

      You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 30 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 6 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Chillers, Refrigerant Compressors, and Heating Systems: 6 PDH

    Chillers, Refrigerant Compressors, and Heating Systems: 5 PDH

    $30.00
    This course focuses on the equipment and equipment components used to generate heating and cooling. It does not include fans and pumps. This distinction is clear for most equipment types, such as unit heaters, boilers, and chillers. However, for packaged air-conditioning (AC) equipment the distinction can be subtle. Most packaged AC equipment is treated as a unit by performance rating procedures. Hence, separation of the fans is difficult. For this study, only the refrigerant compressors of packaged equipment are considered. 
    Instructor: Seth Grablow, PE

    This course focuses on the equipment and equipment components used to generate heating and cooling. It does not include fans and pumps. This distinction is clear for most equipment types, such as unit heaters, boilers, and chillers. However, for packaged air-conditioning (AC) equipment the distinction can be subtle. Most packaged AC equipment is treated as a unit by performance rating procedures. Hence, separation of the fans is difficult. For this study, only the refrigerant compressors of packaged equipment are considered.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • To provide an accurate estimate of the energy used by primary cooling and heating equipment in the US commercial building sector
    • To provide a physical understanding of the factors, which contribute to energy use by the equipment
    • To provide a baseline estimate of current national energy use, which can be used for calculation of the national energy savings impact of various options for reducing energy usage
    • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

      You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 5 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.


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  • Conduits, Culverts, and Pipes Part I: 4 PDH

    Conduits, Culverts, and Pipes Part I: 4 PDH

    $24.00
    Part I of a two-part series. This course provides guidance on the design and construction of conduits, culverts, and pipes, and the design procedures for trench/embankment earth loadings, highway loadings, railroad loadings, surface concentrated loadings, internal/external fluid pressures, cast-in-place conduits for dams, circular reinforced concrete pipe for small dams and levees, and corrugated metal pipe for rural levees and culverts.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    Part I of a two-part series. This course provides guidance on the design and construction of conduits, culverts, and pipes, and the design procedures for trench/embankment earth loadings, highway loadings, railroad loadings, surface concentrated loadings, internal/external fluid pressures, cast-in-place conduits for dams, circular reinforced concrete pipe for small dams and levees, and corrugated metal pipe for rural levees and culverts.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Material selection
    • Installation methods
    • Loadings
    • Method of analysis
    • Joints & camber
    • Life cycle design
    • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

      You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 4 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Conduits, Culverts, and Pipes Part II: 4 PDH

    Conduits, Culverts, and Pipes Part II: 4 PDH

    $24.00
    Part II of a two-part series. This course provides guidance on the design and construction of conduits, culverts, and pipes, and the design procedures for trench/embankment earth loadings, highway loadings, railroad loadings, surface concentrated loadings, internal/external fluid pressures, cast-in-place conduits for dams, circular reinforced concrete pipe for small dams and levees, and corrugated metal pipe for rural levees and culverts.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    Part II of a two-part series. This course provides guidance on the design and construction of conduits, culverts, and pipes, and the design procedures for trench/embankment earth loadings, highway loadings, railroad loadings, surface concentrated loadings, internal/external fluid pressures, cast-in-place conduits for dams, circular reinforced concrete pipe for small dams and levees, and corrugated metal pipe for rural levees and culverts.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Material selection
    • Installation methods
    • Loadings
    • Method of analysis
    • Joints & camber
    • Life cycle design
    • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

      You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 4 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

       

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    Cost Benefit of ICF: 2 PDH

    $12.00
    This online course is based on a guide that provides cost comparisons of ICF construction to standard residential wood-frame construction, a comprehensive cost analysis of the monthly costs of home ownership for wood-frame and ICF homes, and a detailed discussion regarding many of the structural and energy performance benefits gained through the use of ICFs.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This online course is based on a guide that provides cost comparisons of ICF construction to standard residential wood-frame construction, a comprehensive cost analysis of the monthly costs of home ownership for wood-frame and ICF homes, and a detailed discussion regarding many of the structural and energy performance benefits gained through the use of ICFs.

    The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions at the end of this course to earn PDH credits.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Become familiar with ICF construction
    • Be made aware of the many benefits gained through the use of ICF construction
    • Comparative performance and cost comparison of ICF home vs wood frame home
    • Structral safety and hazard mitigation
    • Energy cost comparison of ICF home
    • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

      You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 2 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Design of Commercial Buildings to Mitigate Terrorist Attacks

    Design of Commercial Buildings to Mitigate Terrorist Attacks: 4 PDH

    $24.00
    This course provides guidance to engineers in methods to mitigate the effects of hazards resulting from terrorist attacks on new buildings. While focusing primarily on explosive attacks and design strategies to mitigate the effects of explosions, the course also addresses design strategies to mitigate the effects of chemical, biological and radiological attacks. In addition to the applicability to the design of new commercial office, retail, multi-family residential, and light-industrial buildings, many of the concepts presented are also applicable to other building types and/or existing buildings.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This course provides guidance to engineers in methods to mitigate the effects of hazards resulting from terrorist attacks on new buildings. While focusing primarily on explosive attacks and design strategies to mitigate the effects of explosions, the course also addresses design strategies to mitigate the effects of chemical, biological and radiological attacks. In addition to the applicability to the design of new commercial office, retail, multi-family residential, and light-industrial buildings, many of the concepts presented are also applicable to other building types and/or existing buildings.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Design strategies to enhance life safety of building occupants
    • Incremental steps to produce fully developed security measures
    • Multi-disciplinary approach to security design
    • Complex trade-offs required when designing security into a building

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 4 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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    Design of Heavy Duty Concrete Floor Slabs on Grade: 3 PDH

    $18.00
    This course describes the criteria for the design of concrete floor slabs on grade in buildings for heavy loads. Concrete floor slabs on grade are often subjected to heavy loads in buildings such as wall loads, stationary live loads and moving loads. The entire design procedure is based on a working stress concept. This course will provide the student with the criteria needed to design concrete floor slabs on grade subjected to heavy loads. Design examples are shown to aid in understanding the course material.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This course describes the criteria for the design of concrete floor slabs on grade in buildings for heavy loads. Concrete floor slabs on grade are often subjected to heavy loads in buildings such as wall loads, stationary live loads and moving loads. The entire design procedure is based on a working stress concept. This course will provide the student with the criteria needed to design concrete floor slabs on grade subjected to heavy loads. Design examples are shown to aid in understanding the course material.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • The steps required to design a heavy duty concrete floor slab
    • How to determine floor slab requirements for wall loads, stationary wall loads and moving loads
    • How to investigate the subgrade and environmental conditions relevant to the design
    • How to determine the modulus of subgrade reaction for various soils

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 15 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 3 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • hydraulic steel structure

    Design of Hydraulic Steel Structures: 4 PDH

    $24.00
    Proper design, construction, and maintenance of hydraulic steel structures (HSS) is imperative for safe operation and reliable service over the structure’s lifetime. Engineers charged with the responsibility of maintaining these structures must be familiar with the basics of HSS design, as well as the intricacies of the structure’s abilities and limitations. This 4 hour interactive course prescribes guidance for (a) designing hydraulic steel structures (HSS) by load and resistance factor design (LRFD) and (b) fracture control. Allowable stress design (ASD) guidance is provided as an alternative design procedure or for those structure types where LRFD criteria have yet to be developed.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    Proper design, construction, and maintenance of hydraulic steel structures (HSS) is imperative for safe operation and reliable service over the structure’s lifetime. Engineers charged with the responsibility of maintaining these structures must be familiar with the basics of HSS design, as well as the intricacies of the structure’s abilities and limitations. This 4 hour interactive course prescribes guidance for (a) designing hydraulic steel structures (HSS) by load and resistance factor design (LRFD) and (b) fracture control. Allowable stress design (ASD) guidance is provided as an alternative design procedure or for those structure types where LRFD criteria have yet to be developed. Hydraulic steel structures are lock gates, tainter gates, tainter valves, bulkheads and stoplogs, vertical lift gates, components of hydroelectric and pumping plants, and miscellaneous structures such as lock wall accessories, local flood protection gates, and outlet works gates. HSS may be subject to submergence, wave action, hydraulic hammer, cavitation, impact, corrosion, and severe climatic conditions.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Discuss the benefits of the LRFD method over the ASD method of designs
    • List the modes of failure for HSS and what design principles are used to address these issues
    • Describe the types of HSS and their corresponding uses and allowable stress loads
    • Name the different types of HSS connections, including their design specifications and appropriate uses

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 4 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • small water system design

    Design of Small Water Systems: 3 PDH

    $18.00
    This course focuses on criteria for water source development, design of small water supply, treatment, and distribution systems. This professional engineer online course is from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manual on the Design of Small Water Systems. This manual provides information of interest to planners and designers of small water systems. The major emphasis of this course is on the design of systems that will be effective and reliable, requiring a level of operation and management activity commensurate with their physical size and the available sources.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This course focuses on criteria for water source development, design of small water supply, treatment, and distribution systems. This professional engineer online course is from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manual on the Design of Small Water Systems. This manual provides information of interest to planners and designers of small water systems. The major emphasis of this course is on the design of systems that will be effective and reliable, requiring a level of operation and management activity commensurate with their physical size and the available sources.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Preliminary Water System Planning and Design Considerations
    • Water Quality Requirements (State, EPA, local)
    • Water Quantity Requirements
    • Water Source Options and Source Development
    • Water Treatment Unit Operations such as Disinfection, Iron Removal
    • Manganese Removal, Hardness Removal, Taste and Odor Removal
    • Stability and Corrosion Control, Turbidity Removal, Color Removal, and many other technologies and their applications

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 3 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Deterioration of Concrete: 2 PDH

    Deterioration of Concrete: 2 PDH

    $12.00
    In this course, the student will review Chapter 3, Causes of Distress and Deterioration of Concrete from Engineer Manual (EM) 1110-2-2002, “Engineering and Design – Evaluation and Repair of Concrete Structures” published by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (issued 30 June 1995). This course is most relevant to engineers wishing to attain knowledge on the most common causes of problems in concrete. The course also provides a brief description of the basic mechanism of each common problem, a description of the typical symptoms that would be observed during a visual inspection, and suggests preventative methods or techniques to prevent further damage.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    A basic understanding of the underlying causes of concrete deficiencies is essential to performing meaningful evaluations which lead to the proper selection of the method or technique used to successfully repair concrete. Symptoms or observations of a deficiency must be differentiated from the actual cause of the deficiency, and it is imperative that causes and not symptoms be addressed in repairs. Deterioration of concrete is an extremely complex subject since, in most cases, the damage detected will be the result of more than one mechanism.

    In this course, the student will review Chapter 3, Causes of Distress and Deterioration of Concrete from Engineer Manual (EM) 1110-2-2002, “Engineering and Design – Evaluation and Repair of Concrete Structures” published by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (issued 30 June 1995). This course is most relevant to engineers wishing to attain knowledge on the most common causes of problems in concrete. The course also provides a brief description of the basic mechanism of each common problem, a description of the typical symptoms that would be observed during a visual inspection, and suggests preventative methods or techniques to prevent further damage.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Common causes of concrete deterioration
    • Symptoms of concrete distress and deterioration that can be found during visual inspections
    • Preventative measures to reduce or eliminate further concrete degradation.

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 2 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • LEED New Construction

    Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings: 2 PDH

    $12.00
    This course focuses on the measured energy performance for 121 LEED New Construction buildings, and compares the data to a variety of benchmarks, including Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) averages, Energy Star ratings and modeled energy performance estimates provided with LEED submittals.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This focuses on the measured energy performance for 121 LEED New Construction buildings, and compares the data to a variety of benchmarks, including Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) averages, Energy Star ratings and modeled energy performance estimates provided with LEED submittals.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Recognize how energy performance of the sample set of buildings was evaluated
    • Understand energy savings of LEED certified buildings
    • Discern the accuracy of energy models
    • Discern the accuracy of building specific energy models
    • Interpret the strength and weeknesses of using LEED

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 2 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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    Fire Protection System Design: 3 PDH

    $18.00
    This three (3) hour course overviews standards to design and build an environment for building occupants that is reasonably safe from fire and products of combustion as well as how to provide a reasonable level of building usability and property protection from the effects of fire and products of combustion.Instructor: Seth Grablow, PE

    This three (3) hour course overviews standards to design and build an environment for building occupants that is reasonably safe from fire and products of combustion as well as how to provide a reasonable level of building usability and property protection from the effects of fire and products of combustion.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Become familiar and identify fire protection engineering design criteria
    • Discuss the various building fire protection devices and installation standards
    • Examine adequacy for water supply and the various methods and standards to implement sprinkler systems
    • Understand fire extinguishing systems – the how, what, and where to install
    • Identify fire alarm system design guidlines and installation standards

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 15 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies three (3) continuing education hour (CEH)/professional development hour (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Foundations in Expansive Soils: 6 PDH

    Foundations in Expansive Soils: 6 PDH

    $36.00
    This course presents guidance and information for the geotechnical investigation necessary for the selection and design of foundations for heavy and light buildings constructed in expansive clay soil areas. The information in this course is generally applicable to many types of structures such as residences, warehouses, and multi-story buildings. Emphasis is given to the maintenance of an environment that encourages constant moisture conditions in the foundation soils during and following construction. Special attention must always be given to specific requirements of the structure such as limitations on allowable differential movement.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This course presents guidance and information for the geotechnical investigation necessary for the selection and design of foundations for heavy and light buildings constructed in expansive clay soil areas. The information in this course is generally applicable to many types of structures such as residences, warehouses, and multi-story buildings. Emphasis is given to the maintenance of an environment that encourages constant moisture conditions in the foundation soils during and following construction. Special attention must always be given to specific requirements of the structure such as limitations on allowable differential movement.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Guidelines of the geotechnical investigation and analysis
    • Field exploration
    • Laboratory investigations
    • Methodology for prediction of volume changes
    • Selection of the type of foundation
    • Structural details of design procedures provided for reference
    • Methods of minimizing foundation movement
    • Construction techniques and inspection
      Remedial repair of damaged structures
    • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

      You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 6 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Hazardous Waste PDH Engineer Course

    Hazardous Waste Identification: 2 PDH

    $12.00
    This course covers hazardous waste regulated by the EPA under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), starting with determining whether what waste is considered a solid waste according to the RCRA regulations and moving on to determining if it fits one of the RCRA requirements for being a hazardous waste.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This course covers hazardous waste regulated by the EPA under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), starting with determining whether what waste is considered a solid waste according to the RCRA regulations and moving on to determining if it fits one of the RCRA requirements for being a hazardous waste.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Fundamentals of the hazardous waste identification process
    • Definition of hazardous waste & solid waste as used by RCRA
    • How to identify listed hazardous wastes and their characteristics
    • Interpretation of the mixture and 'derived-from' rules
    • Interpretation of the contained-in policy

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 16 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 2 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Home Builders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Building Design: 5 PDH

    Home Builders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Building Design: 5 PDH

    $30.00
    In this course, the student will review Chapters 1-4 from “Homebuilders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction”, FEMA 232 – June 2006 prepared by the Building Seismic Safety Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the Department of Homeland Security.
    The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions at the end of this course to earn PDH credits.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the engineer with the basic principles of earthquake-resistant design for residential construction. Adequate construction is required in order for a structure to fair well during and after an earthquake. This course will cover the general earthquake-resistance requirements in the International Residential Code, IRC, and requirements for foundation and floor construction.

    In this course, the student will review Chapters 1-4 from “Homebuilders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction”, FEMA 232 – June 2006 prepared by the Building Seismic Safety Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the Department of Homeland Security.

    The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions at the end of this course to earn PDH credits.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Background & History
      • Above-Code Recommendations
      • International Residential Code & IRC Seismic Design Categories
      • Building Response & Concepts Concerning Site
      • Other Hazards including Coastal Hazards
      • Earthquake Resistant Requirements
      • IRC General Earthquake Limitations
      • Load Path
      • Lateral Capacities
      • House Configuration Irregularities
      • Foundation Requirements including Concrete Foundations & Masonry Foundations
      • Special Soil Conditions
      • Foundation Resistance to Sliding Loads
      • Special Considerations for Cut & Fill Sites
      • Foundation Design and Reinforcement
      • Interior Braced Walls Anchoring
      • Floor Design & Construction including Wood Frame, Cantilevered & Concrete Slab-On-Grade
      • Requirements for Blocking
      • Floor Sheathing

      CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

      You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 5 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • building performance hurricane

    Hurricane Mitigation: Summary Report On Building Performance: 3 PDH

    $18.00
    After major hurricane disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dispatches Building Performance Assessment Teams (BPATs) to evaluate the successes and failures of buildings to withstand the wind and flood forces of these storms. The teams document the results of their evaluations in building performance assessment reports. This 3-hour online course summarizes the BPAT reports for Hurricane Katerina.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    After major hurricane disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dispatches Building Performance Assessment Teams (BPATs) to evaluate the successes and failures of buildings to withstand the wind and flood forces of these storms. The teams document the results of their evaluations in building performance assessment reports. This 3-hour online course summarizes the BPAT reports for Hurricane Katerina.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Describe the building and foundation types typically used in coastal areas
    • Illustrate the ability of various building and foundation types to withstand coastal surge, riverine flood, and hurricane winds
    • Explain design and construction practices that can reduce building damage in hurricanes
    • Describe construction practices that can reduce building damage in hurricanes

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 15 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 3 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Life Safety Code Common Discrepancies: 2 PDH

    Life Safety Code Common Discrepancies: 2 PDH

    $12.00
    The publication Life Safety Code, known as NFPA 101, is a consensus standard widely adopted in the United States. It states guidelines for construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary to minimize danger to life from the effects of fire, including smoke, heat, and toxic gases created during a fire.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    The publication Life Safety Code, known as NFPA 101, is a consensus standard widely adopted in the United States. It states guidelines for construction, protection, and occupancy features necessary to minimize danger to life from the effects of fire, including smoke, heat, and toxic gases created during a fire.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Overview of the top 15 discrepancies of the life safety code, observed in a health care facility
    • Guidelines of the life safety code
    • Common discrepancies encountered
    • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

      You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 15 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 2 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

       

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  • OSHA-Construction Site Safety: 1 PDH

    OSHA-Construction Site Safety: 1 PDH

    $6.00 Free!
    In this course the student will study the Operational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Site Safety Pocket Guide. A ten-question quiz will test his or her understanding of the subject.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    In this course the student will study the Operational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Site Safety Pocket Guide. A ten-question quiz will test his or her understanding of the subject.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Common Construction site hazards including scaffolding, cranes, ladders, excavations, etc.
    • Safety practices to decrease hazard risks
    • Guidelines to increase hazard awareness and prevent accidents
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and their uses
    • Hazard communication
    • Safety Checklists, how to use and when to use
    • OSHA partnerships and programs

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 1 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.


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  • Pavement Design for Roads, Streets, Walks, and Open Storage Areas: 6 PDH

    Pavement Design for Roads, Streets, Walks, and Open Storage Areas: 6 PDH

    $36.00
    This online course provides guidance for design of pavements and supporting materials for roads, streets, walks and open storage areas. The contents include procedures for conducting preliminary site reconnaissance, traffic analyses, and criteria for the design of subgrade, subbase, base courses, flexible and rigid pavements.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This online course provides guidance for design of pavements and supporting materials for roads, streets, walks and open storage areas. The contents include procedures for conducting preliminary site reconnaissance, traffic analyses, and criteria for the design of subgrade, subbase, base courses, flexible and rigid pavements.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Preliminary Soil Investigations
    • Vehicular Traffic Considerations
    • Flexible Pavement Materials & Subgrades
    • Bituminous Pavement
    • Flexible Pavement Design
    • Rigid Pavement Design
    • Concrete Pavement Design
    • Reinforced Concrete Pavements
    • Pavement Overlays
    • Joints For Plain & Reinforced Concrete
    • Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements
    • Seasonal Frost Conditions
    • CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

      You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 6 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Ponds Planning, Design, Construction

    Ponds- Planning, Design, Construction: 2 PDH

    $12.00
    This course provides guidance on some of the required criteria the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has in place for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of ponds. This course describes basic design principles of embankment and excavation ponds as well as construction requirements. This online PDH course is intended for hydrologists, civil engineers, agricultural engineers, construction engineers, municipal engineers, geotechnical engineers and environmental engineers.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This course provides guidance on some of the required criteria the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has in place for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of ponds. This course describes basic design principles of embankment and excavation ponds as well as construction requirements. Topics include: water needs, preliminary soil investigations, watershed & stormwater runoff estimation, basin sealing, spillways and inlets, and operation & maintenance. This online PDH course is intended for hydrologists, civil engineers, agricultural engineers, construction engineers, municipal engineers, geotechnical engineers and environmental engineers.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Become familiar with the general features and the differences of embankment and excavated ponds
    • How to perform a preliminary investigation
    • Be able estimate storm water runoff quantity and rate using the runoff curve number method
    • Estimate time of concentration for a watershed for a given flow length and average watershed slope
    • Advantages and disadvantages of a hooded or canopy inlet spillway and a drop inlet spillway
    • Estimate earthfill requirements for an embankment for known end areas and embankment length
    • Estimate embankment end area for known embankment height, side slopes, and top width

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 16 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 2 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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    Pumped Storage Hydropower and Conduit Hydropower: 1 PDH

    $6.00
    In this online course a student will learn about the different ways pumped storage hydropower and conduit hydropower can enhance renewable energy portfolio's, the steps necessary to develop this new technology, and the common barriers encountered for deployment.Instructor: Seth Grablow, PE

    In this online course a student will learn about the different ways pumped storage hydropower and conduit hydropower can enhance renewable energy portfolio's, the steps necessary to develop this new technology, and the common barriers encountered for deployment.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Understanding of pumped storage hydropower
    • Understanding of potential hydropower from conduits
    • Addresses the technical flexibility that existing pumped storage facilities can provide to support intermittent renewable energy generation
    • Describing grid reliability benefits
    • Understanding the differences between Pumped storage hydropower and conduit hydropower
    • Safety aspects of constructing conduit hydropower projects on existing water-conveyance structures
    • Current status and the future outlook for PSH in the United States

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 10 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies three (1) continuing education hour (CEH)/professional development hour (PDH) of continuing education.

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    Roundabouts Part 1: 3 PDH

    $18.00
    This is part I of a three-part series, this is the first course covering the first 2 chapters of Roundabouts: An Informational Guide from the Federal Highway Administration. This course gives you an introduction to the features and benefits of the many different types of roundabouts. It also covers the safety, cost and policy concerns related to building roundabouts.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This is part I of a three-part series, this is the first course covering the first 2 chapters of Roundabouts: An Informational Guide from the Federal Highway Administration. This course gives you an introduction to the features and benefits of the many different types of roundabouts. It also covers the safety, cost and policy concerns related to building roundabouts.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Understanding of the development of the roundabouts
    • Reviewing the types of roundabouts
    • Describing roundabout design features
    • Understanding the differences between roundabouts and traffic circles
    • Safety aspects of roundabouts
    • Multimodal considerations of roundabouts

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies three (3) continuing education hour (CEH)/professional development hour (PDH) of continuing education.

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    Roundabouts Part 2: 5 PDH

    $30.00
    This is part II of a three-part series. The second course covering chapters 3, 4, & 5 of Roundabouts: An Informational Guide from the Federal Highway Administration. This course provides an in-depth look into planning a roundabout and what factors to account for when designing it. Also, it covers what is necessary to operate a successful roundabout and the cause and effect of different features. Last, you will understand the differences in safety between roundabouts and signalized intersections.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This is part II of a three-part series. The second course covering chapters 3, 4, & 5 of Roundabouts: An Informational Guide from the Federal Highway Administration. This course provides an in-depth look into planning a roundabout and what factors to account for when designing it. Also, it covers what is necessary to operate a successful roundabout and the cause and effect of different features. Last, you will understand the differences in safety between roundabouts and signalized intersections.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Planning and design of roundabouts
    • Comparing operational performance
    • Space and economic evaluations
    • Traffic operations
    • Performance Analysis
    • Safety and statistics
    • Crash prediction models

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 30 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies five (5) continuing education hour (CEH)/professional development hour (PDH) of continuing education.


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