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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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    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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  • concrete floor slabs

    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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  • 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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  • Fundamentals of Metals: 8 PDH

    Fundamentals of Metals: 5 PDH

    $30.00
    The course provides an understanding of the structure and properties of metals, stress mechanisms, failure modes and the characteristics determine their usefulness for a specific application. Often, materials are subject to variable forces (loads). The engineer calculates these forces to establish the service that can be expected and material scientists experiment to determine how materials deform (elongate, compress, and twist) or break as a function of applied load, time, temperature, and other conditions.Instructor: Seth Grablow, PE

    The course provides an understanding of the structure and properties of metals, stress mechanisms, failure modes and the characteristics determine their usefulness for a specific application. Often, materials are subject to variable forces (loads). The engineer calculates these forces to establish the service that can be expected and material scientists experiment to determine how materials deform (elongate, compress, and twist) or break as a function of applied load, time, temperature, and other conditions.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Mechanical properties of metals
    • Structure of metals and how those structures are affected by various processes
    • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • structural design other than buildings

    Structural Design Criteria For Structures Other Than Buildings: 2 PDH

    $12.00
    This two hour online course establishes structural design criteria for structures other than buildings, furnishes design guidance for various types of structures, and identifies special considerations with regard to certain materials in specific applications. Structures other than buildings which are covered in this course include the following: bridges; dock and harbor facilities; drainage structures; bulk material structures; water and wastewater structures; and mechanical, electrical, and communication structures.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    This two hour online course establishes structural design criteria for structures other than buildings, furnishes design guidance for various types of structures, and identifies special considerations with regard to certain materials in specific applications. Structures other than buildings which are covered in this course include the following: bridges; dock and harbor facilities; drainage structures; bulk material structures; water and wastewater structures; and mechanical, electrical, and communication structures. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual TM 5-809-6/AFM 88-3 of Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force USA: Structural Design Criteria for Structures Other Than Buildings.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Know the common building materials used in construction
    • Types of structures used in transportation, water & electrical distribution
    • Support requirements for mechanical systems and bulk materials
    • Design criteria for various types of structures
    • Identify special considerations with regard to certain materials in specific applications.

    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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