Structural Engineering

  • Deterioration of Concrete: 2 PDH

    Deterioration of Concrete: 2 PDH

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    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 ten (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 two (2) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings: 2 PDH

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    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 ten (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 two (2) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Engineer’s Guide to Corrosion-Causes, Protection and Control: 8 PDH

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    In this course the student will understand the process of corrosion on metals from its causes and effects into protection and control. The student will understand corrosion on a variety of metals and methods to mitigate and control corrosion over the life of a material. Instructor: Seth Grablow, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Discuss environmental factors that affect corrosion
    • Understand the eight major forms of corrosion
    • Discuss corrosion characteristics and properties of various common metals
    • Explain corrosion protection and methods of control
    • Discuss monitoring of corrosion and available inspection technologies
    • Understand the electrochemistry, kinetics, and thermodynamics of the corrosion process

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a thirty (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 eight (8) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Fundamentals of Metals: 8 PDH

    Fundamentals of Metals: 5 PDH

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    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 twenty (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 five (5) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

       

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    Fundamentals of Wood Construction: 3 PDH

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    In this course the student will understand the basics of wood in construction including common woodworking techniques for construction.This course is designed to bridge the gap in knowledge between engineers & building trade professionals.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Describe the types, sources, uses, and characteristics of the common woods used on various construction projects
    • Explain the various methods and joints associated with woodworking
    • Identify the different types of fastening devices
    • Identify common trade terms

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a fifteen (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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  • Home Builders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Building Design: 5 PDH

    Home Builders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Building Design: 5 PDH

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    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 twenty (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 five (5) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Hurricane Mitigation: Summary Report On Building Performance: 3 PDH

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    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 fifteen (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) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Improving Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: 2 PDH

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    In this course the student will learn the general concept of the most efficient methods to enhance energy efficiency of historic buildings, while limiting the damage done during the rehabilitation process.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE
    In this course the student will learn the general concept of the most efficient methods to enhance energy efficiency of historic buildings, while limiting the damage done during the rehabilitation process.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Inherent energy efficient features of historic buildings
    • Concept of conducting an energy audit
    • Actions to improve energy efficiency
    • Dealing with moisture
    • Applicable alternative energy sources

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a ten (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 two (2) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Innovative Building Technology: 5 PDH

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    In this course the student will understand the design process of building and constructing modern innovative buildings using new technology products and methods to increase building efficiency, durability, and sustainability. Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Discuss the four decision phases for any project
    • Understand the economics of implementing new technologies into the design and construction
    • Discuss cost/benefits into the decision making process
    • Explain feasibility by performance and economics
    • Discuss performance measures through design and construction
    • Understand building efficiency, durability, and sustainability
    • Become familiar with the evaluation tools and resources available during design and construction

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a twenty (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 five (5) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Internal Curing for Concrete Pavements: 1 PDH

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    In this course the student will understand the concepts and benefits of internal curing for concrete pavements including mixture design, quality control, and studies of practical applications over the past two decades.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE
    In this course the student will understand the concepts and benefits of internal curing for concrete pavements including mixture design, quality control, and studies of practical applications over the past two decades.

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Internally cured concrete pavement applications
    • Mixture design
    • Construction aspects
    • Properties of internally cured concrete
    • Practical applications

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a ten (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) professional development hour (PDH) of continuing education.

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    Prescriptive Method for Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in Construction: 3 PDH

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    In this course the student will learn prescriptive requirements to facilitate the use of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in wall systems for the construction of one- and two-family dwellings. Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Explain SIP materials, shapes, & standard sizes
    • Understand prescriptive provisions for wall thickness selection
    • Discuss Above grade wall requirements
    • Discuss SIP header & connection details
    • Explain construction details to design and construct residential wall systems using SIPs

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a fifteen (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) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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    Rock Excavations Blasting Design Part 1: 6 PDH

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    In this course the student will understand the fundamentals of blasting for rock excavations by learning the art and design of using explosives for the removal of rock and similar materials for construction activities. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Discuss the history of explosives in construction
    • Identify basic blasting terminology
    • Explain the different types of explosives
    • Determine optimal explosives for use cases
    • Discuss the various types of initiation systems
    • Discuss common geology encountered and blast design characteristics
    • Explain site exploration activities and common hazards

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a twenty (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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  • Seismic Restraints for Mechanical Equipment: 4 PDH

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    In this online course a student will understand the methods and procedures to restraint various types of mechanical equipment for seismic loads.
    Instructor: Seth Grablow, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

    • Discuss the various types of mechanical equipment which require seismic restraints
    • Explain rigid & vibration isolated floor mounting
    • Discuss roof mounting seismic restraining
    • Explain suspended & wall mounting procedures
    • Explain the various types and selection of anchors
    • Discuss special cases equipment & methods

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a twenty (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 four (4) continuing education hours (CEH)/professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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  • Storm Shelters & Safe Rooms: 1 PDH (On-Demand Webinar)

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    This course presents engineers with important information about the design and construction of community and residential safe rooms that will provide protection during tornado and hurricane events. The course will center around design guides FEMA P-320, P-361, and ICC 500.
    Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE

    SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OR SKILL OBTAINED

    This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

      • Discuss Costs and Tolls of Tornado and Hurricane Disasters
      • Explain Assessing Risks of Tornado and Hurricane Disasters
      • Describe Storm Shelter/Safe Room Designs Guidelines in regards to location, flying debris resistance, flooding, etc.
      • Explain Storm Shelter/Safe Room Design Structural Design & Loading
      • Discuss FEMA Safe Room Plans

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a five (5) question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. Records also are available anytime online by accessing your account on EZ-pdh.com. This course satisfies 1 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

    Our On-demand Webinars are recorded from live webinars conducted utilizing GotoWebinar.com service (chosen for reliability, ease of use, no software required and ability to attend using your computer, tablet, or smart phone).

    Upon purchase your will have access to launch the On-demand Webinar.

    The On-demand Webinar will play through similar to a live webinar, however you will have the ability to take anytime, pause/rewind and complete in more than one session.

    Upon completion you will then answer a short five question quiz, which can be taken unlimited times until passing, immediately generating a certificate of completion.
    You may print or save your certificate or access anytime within your account.

  • Structural Design Criteria For Structures Other Than Buildings: 2 PDH

    $12.00 Add to cart
    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 fifteen (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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All of our online courses comply with the Continuing Professional Competency Guidelines published by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACEP), therefore, shall be acceptable to all the state boards requiring mandatory continuing education.
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