*Ethics Forum:Access to Client Information and Public Safety (1 PDH) *NY State Approved

The NSPE Ethics Forum is an interactive web seminar that addresses important ethics topics in the field of engineering. The over-arching topic for the Spring 2008 series is Public Safety - Public Welfare. In the first session this spring, the panel will discuss BER cases relevant to the sub-topic of: Access to Client information and Public Safety. The cases will address the issues of the knowledge of information damaging to the client’s interest, testimony regarding safety standards, and t...
National Society of Professional Engineers

*Ethics Forum: Staying True to Client Expectations (1.0 PDH) *NY State Approved

On December 23, 1776, American Revolutionary War patriot Thomas Paine said, "These are the times that try men's souls." Today, severe economic, professional and competitive challenges confront engineers as never before in modern times. To address these challenges, NSPE will conduct a three-part interactive engineering ethics webinar series. This first session will focus on how to remain ethical while meeting the both the client’s expectations and public interest. Quiz provided at the end...
National Society of Professional Engineers

*Ethics Forum: Promoting an Ethical Workplace (1.0 PDH) *Approved in NY State

Speakers: Arthur E. Schwartz, Esq., NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel; William Lhota, President and CEO, Central Ohio Transit Authority and Director for the National Institute of Engineering Ethics discuss promoting an ethical workplace during an economic storm.
National Society of Professional Engineers

*Ethics Forum: Meeting Ethical Challenges in Difficult Times – Keeping Financing and Marketing on Course in a Downturn

Speakers: Arthur E. Schwartz, Esq, NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel; William J. Lhota, President and CEO, Central Ohio Transit Authority and current Director for the National Institute of Engineering Ethics Description: NSPE will conduct a three-part interactive engineering ethics webinar series. This session focuses on how to ethically stay on course in the areas of finance and marketing during an economic downturn.
National Society of Professional Engineers

*Ethics Forum: Maintaining Objectivity, Truthfulness, Non-Deception, & Preserving Confidentiality

Part of the Fall 2009 NSPE Ethics Forum. Topics include: inclusion of all relevant information issuance of public statements disclosure of interested parties expression of technical opinions reviewing work of another sales and marketing practices business or technical affairs of employers/clients proprietary information/files arranging for new employment or business opportunities 1 PDH
National Society of Professional Engineers

*Ethics Forum: Ethical Issues in Expert Witness Testimony and Public Safety

This NSPE Ethics webinars feature discussions with NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz and members of NSPE’s Board of Ethical Review. Discussions center on decisions from the Board’s 2010 session. This session will combine expert testimony by engineers and various public health and safety issues, including: Agreement limiting services for expert witnesses, Multi-party relationships, Off-site safety violation observation; and, ADA guideline compliance. ...
National Society of Professional Engineers

*Ethics Forum: Ethical Issues in Communications and Marketing

This NSPE Ethics webinars feature discussions with NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz and members of NSPE’s Board of Ethical Review. Discussions center on decisions from the Board’s 2010 session. This session focuses on communications and marketing, featuring: Appropriate public communications, Engineering firm selection, Web-based marketing; and Outside party service reviews. 1 PDH
National Society of Professional Engineers

*Ethics Forum: Ethical Issues in Employment

This NSPE Ethics webinars feature discussions with NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz and members of NSPE’s Board of Ethical Review. Discussions center on decisions from the Board’s 2010 session. This session focuses on employment issues including: Work outside practice, Gifts to engineers, Internet use; and Promotion and tenure issues for engineering faculty. 1 PDH
National Society of Professional Engineers

*Ethical Engineering: Concepts and Challenges *Approved in NY State

This seminar will address some of the main obstacles that can make ethical engineering difficult. Key ethics concepts and resources that can assist engineers in the effort to overcome these obstacles are identified. Quiz provided at the end. 1 PDH
National Society of Professional Engineers

*Engineer's Duty to Report (1 PDH) *NY State Approved

The NSPE Ethics Forum is an interactive web seminar that addresses important ethics topics in the field of engineering. The over-arching topic for the Spring 2008 series is Public Safety - Public Welfare. 1 PDH In this session, a panel will discuss BER cases relevant to the sub-topic of Engineer’s Duty to Report. The cases will address the issues of Whistleblowing and the duty to report safety violations.
National Society of Professional Engineers

Performance Benefits of Insulated Metal Panels

Provides an overview of the sustainable and building performance benefits of insulated metal wall and roof panels and includes discussions on materials, design and finish options, construction life cycle, enhanced building performance and energy conservation, and applications.
AEC Daily

Commercial and Industrial IMP Building Envelope Solutions

Provides an overview of the insulated metal panel in commercial and industrial building applications, its components and manufacturing, design options, and contribution to energy performance and build speed savings.
AEC Daily

Under-Slab Vapor Retarders/Barriers: Restricting Moisture Infiltration

Provides an overview of the causes and consequences of moisture problems beneath concrete slabs in flooring applications, as well as a discussion on the types and characteristics of under-slab vapor retarders/barriers.
AEC Daily

Rust Prevention 101

Provides an overview of the of importance of rust prevention and treatment and includes discussions on the rusting process, surface preparation, coating types, and choosing appropriate coating systems.
AEC Daily

Moisture Protection for Concrete and Masonry

Provides an overview of methods of reducing moisture intrusion in concrete and masonry walls with an emphasis on the role of sealers and coatings.
AEC Daily

High Performance Barrier Wall Systems Using Insulated Metal Panels

Provides an overview of insulated metal panels as barrier wall within rainscreen wall systems, their performance benefits and contribution to energy efficiency.
AEC Daily

Specifying Stock Components for Architectural Metal Work

The course includes a discussion on: how to choose the best material for your job; available systems and their components; engineering data and the formulas to provide safe installations.
AEC Daily

Aggregate Piers for Settlement Control and Bearing Capacity

Provides an introduction to ground improvement technology and an in depth look at aggregate piers, their function, installation and benefits.
AEC Daily

Use of Coatings to Prevent Mold and Mildew Damage

Provides an overview of advances in antimicrobial mold and mildew-proof primers, paints, wallcovering installation systems, waterproofing coatings and remediation cleaners. Permeability of wallcovering and coatings to install them with, plus green building specification information for high performance, low VOC coatings for the prevention of mold and mildew are also reviewed.
AEC Daily

Speech Privacy & Sound Masking in Modern Architecture

Provides an overview of the role sound masking systems play within the context of speech privacy, with a focus on the principles of speech privacy, the fundamentals of how speech privacy is achieved, and what metrics are used to measure it.
AEC Daily

A Practical Look at Green Buildings for Contractors

This course is aimed at Contractors and their trades who are working on green building projects or who would like to be more involved in green buildings. This course will provide an overview of what a green building is, different ways that Contractors and their trades can get involved, and the key areas that fall under the Contractor’s responsibility when executing a LEED® project.
AEC Daily

Sustainable Community Planning Essentials

Provides an overview of sustainable community design, with a focus on applying the six basic planning principles to integrate buildings into communities, which in turn creates healthy, peaceful, environmentally conscious spaces.
AEC Daily

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Planning

Provides an overview of the importance of developing an integrated waste management plan (IWMP), and includes discussions on the environmental impacts of waste, the keys elements of an IWMP and the steps involved in developing a comprehensive IWMP.
AEC Daily

Creating a LEED® Healthcare Facility from Groundbreaking to Completion

Provides an overview of how a collaborative team effort between the owner, designers and contractors can establish project goals for sustainability and energy efficiency that result in LEED® certification of a healthcare facility.
AEC Daily

Sustainable Building Materials: LEED® Application for Transparency and Environmental Accountability

Sustainability through multi-attribute assessments are introduced to help the building professional utilize more comprehensive sources. This course addresses new techniques, risks, and basic leadership skills for successful sustainable projects. Furthermore, it looks at how design and construction teams can cooperate with material suppliers in tracing a material’s life-cycle from raw material extraction, manufacture, installation, and finally, material end-of-life considerations. The new Gre...
AEC Daily

Aesthetics of Glass

Join us for an exploration of the glass and glazing options which can influence overall building aesthetics. The program starts by reviewing individual glass choices such as color, coatings and ceramic frit. In addition, photographs of the options will be shown finished buildings as a means of visualizing he aesthetic effects. After reviewing individual options, participants will learn how glass features can be combined and incorporated together with finished projects.
AEC Daily

Infusing Color Throughout Kitchen & Bath Design

Provides an overview of the use of color in kitchen and bath design and includes discussions on color basics, physiological response to color, socio-cultural color associations, the history of color in the kitchen and bath, and infusing color in kitchen and bath design.
AEC Daily

Economics of Green Building

This LEED® Specific course provides an overview of the economics of LEED® green building design and includes discussions on economic, environmental and social impacts; market conditions, legislative pressures and consumer demand; and, tools and strategies to assess costs and benefits, ROI and simple payback.
AEC Daily

OSHA Fatal Facts: Fatalities Caused by Improper Work

Description: In the United States, about 4,500 workers die each year in accidents on the job. Many of these accidents are the result of a failure to follow proper work practices. In an effort to increase awareness of this situation, OSHA maintains on its website a collection of “Fatal Facts”—summaries of accidents in which one or more workers died because of improper work practices. These summaries often make for gripping reading because they show repeatedly how simple mistakes can le...
PDH Source, LLC

Fuel Cells–Green Power

Description: This three PDH course provides information about various aspects of the hydrogen-based fuel cell and an introduction to several other fuels and fuel cell technologies. Hydrogen fuel cells present great promise for the future, and have significant advantages over the internal combustion engine or even hybrid power technologies for automobile use. There is, however, a need for infrastructure development for hydrogen production, storage and delivery, as well as for development o...
PDH Source, LLC

Systems Failure Anatomy of a Blackout Part 2

This course gives a detailed description of the electrical system blackout of August 14th, 2003. Being one of the largest blackouts in US history, it affected more than 50 million people in the eastern United States territory. This is the second part of a two part series and covers the spread of the blackout throughout the Eastern Interconnect and then how and why it ultimately stopped. After taking this course, one will be able to explain and understand the scope of the blackout, the signi...
PDH Library

Systems Failure Anatomy of a Blackout Part 1

This course gives a detailed description of the electrical system blackout of August 14th, 2003. Being one of the largest blackouts in US history, it affected more than 50 million people in the eastern United States territory. This is the first part of a two part series and covers conditions prior to the start of the blackout sequence and casual events leading to the power system cascade. After taking this course, one will be able to explain and understand the conditions leading up to the s...
PDH Library

An Introduction to Interior Lighting Design

This course will introduce you to principles of lighting design for building interiors. The concepts and considerations of visibility, glare, uniformity and illuminance will be explained and discussed. You will learn about lighting controls and their importance in operation of lighting systems and energy conservation. You will learn about recommended applications for a wide variety of luminaires and lamps. Application of these principles and equipment will be illustrated with recommendations a...
PDH Library

An Introduction to Electrical Systems for Medical Facilities

This course will introduce you to electrical systems for medical facilities, including hospitals, medical and dental clinics, and medical and dental laboratories. You will learn about general electrical requirements, exterior electrical systems, alternate power sources, interior electrical systems and lighting requirements. You will become familiar with system requirements, equipment needs, patient safety and system reliability. You will gain the overview you need to address medical facility d...
PDH Library

An Introduction to Electric Power Requirements for Buildings

This course will introduce you to an approach you can use to determine electric power requirements for buildings and multi-building developments and activities. You will learn about terminology, and acquisition and analysis of preliminary load data you will need. You will learn how to estimate individual loads, emergency loads, area loads, and loads for entire developments and activities. You will learn about basic considerations for power sources and considerations when purchasing primary ele...
PDH Library

An Introduction to Communication Systems for Medical Facilities

This course will introduce you to communication systems for medical facilities, including hospitals, medical clinics, and medical and laboratories. You will learn about communication distribution facilities, telephone system requirements, telecommunications infrastructure systems, dedicated intercom systems, entertainment and educational television systems, radio frequency distribution systems, nurse call tone visual systems, nurse call audiovisual systems, public address and program distribut...
PDH Library

An Introduction to Mechanics Liens

A mechanic's lien is a security interest in the title to property for the benefit of those who have supplied labor or materials that improve the property. The lien exists for both real property and personal property. This continuing education pdh course will have you study mechanics lien law as applied in the United States. You will be introduced to the history of mechanics liens, who can file mechanics liens, the creation, perfection, and enforcement of liens, the priority of liens, and th...
PDH Library

An Introduction to Cathodic Protection

This is an introduction to cathodic protection for underground structures such as tanks and pipelines. It covers the two principal methods used to mitigate corrosion: the sacrificial anode and impressed current systems. It introduces you to the nine steps in designing a sacrificial anode system, the thirteen steps in designing an impressed current system, and the field testing requirements needed for both. This is an introduction to the design and application of cathodic protection systems to ...
PDH Library

An Introduction to Sustainable Design for Buildings

“Sustainable design” is no longer a boutique concept in the design and construction of buildings and related infrastructure. It is widely required by government agencies and is becoming more and more in demand by responsible private owners. This webinar will tell you about the framework for applying sustainable design principles. You will learn the goals of each, opportunities you can use to pursue them, and resources that will help you reach them. When you have completed this seminar you ...
PDH Library

Power Plant Load Shedding and Cogeneration

This course provides an introduction to electric power plant load shedding and cogeneration. When a power plant or an individual power generating unit experiences a gradual increase in load, or a sudden but mild overload, the unit governors will sense the resulting speed change and increase the power input to the generator. The additional load is handled by using the spinning reserve; that is, the unused capacity of the generator. However, if all generators are operating at maximum capacity, t...
PDH Source, LLC

Introduction to Interior Lighting Design

This course will introduce you to principles of lighting design for building interiors. The concepts and considerations of visibility, glare, uniformity and illuminance will be explained and discussed. You will learn about lighting controls and their importance in operation of lighting systems and energy conservation. You will learn about recommended applications for a wide variety of luminaires and lamps. Application of these principles and equipment will be illustrated with recommendations a...
PDH Source, LLC

Interior Electrical Distribution Systems

This publication provides an introduction to interior electrical distribution systems for buildings and related infrastructure. Topics covered include transformers, service entrances, switchgear, switchboards, panelboards, motor controls and motor control centers. Course Outline 1. INTRODUCTION 2. GENERAL POWER SYSTEM CRITERIA 3. POWER DISTRIBUTION AND UTILIZATION 4. GLOSSARY This is an introduction to electrical distribution systems for buildings and other interior infrastructure co...
PDH Source, LLC

Exterior Electrical Power Distribution

This publication provides policy and guidance for design criteria and standards for electrical power and distribution systems. The information provided here must be utilized by electrical engineers in the development of the plans, specifications, and calculations, and must serve as the minimum electrical design requirements. It is applicable to the traditional electrical services customary for Design-Bid-Build construction contracts and for Design-Build construction contracts. Project conditio...
PDH Source, LLC

Energy Storage for Solar and Wind Power

Wind and solar energy are intermittent sources of energy: the wind does not blow continuously nor does the sun always shine. If wind and solar power are ever to provide a significant portion of national energy use, devices are required that store the energy as it is generated and distribute the energy as it is needed. This course describes a number of such devices. The three most promising technologies are singled out for detailed study: pumped storage hydropower (PSH), compressed-air energy s...
PDH Source, LLC

Electrical Systems for Medical Facilities

This course will introduce you to electrical systems for medical facilities, including hospitals, medical and dental clinics, and medical and dental laboratories. You will learn about general electrical requirements, exterior electrical systems, alternate power sources, interior electrical systems and lighting requirements. You will become familiar with system requirements, equipment needs, patient safety and system reliability. You will gain the overview you need to address medical facility d...
PDH Source, LLC

Electrical Generators for Power Plants

This publication provides an introduction to electrical generators for power generating plants. Course Outline 1. TYPICAL VOLTAGE RATINGS AND SYSTEMS 2. GENERATORS 3. GENERATOR LEADS AND SWITCHYARD Learning Objectives: Learn about typical voltage ratings and systems; Learn about power plant service power systems; Learn the fundamentals of the common bus system; Learn the fundamentals of the unit type system; Learn design principles for station switchgear; Learn about generat...
PDH Source, LLC

Electric Power Requirements for Buildings

This course will introduce you to an approach you can use to determine electric power requirements for buildings and multi-building developments and activities. You will learn about terminology, and acquisition and analysis of preliminary load data you will need. You will learn how to estimate individual loads, emergency loads, area loads, and loads for entire developments and activities. You will learn about basic considerations for power sources and considerations when purchasing primary ele...
PDH Source, LLC

DOE Smart Grid: an Introduction

The U.S. electric power infrastructure—the grid—will face large challenges in the next 20-30 years as population and associated energy demand increase, environmental regulations become more strict, and the possibility of terrorist attacks must be considered. Fortunately, we have a way forward. Federal and state policymakers, business leaders, and other stakeholders are coming to agree that a “Smart Grid” is not only needed but achievable. The Department of Energy lists five fundamental...
PDH Source, LLC

Communication Systems for Medical Facilities

This course will introduce you to communication systems for medical facilities, including hospitals, medical clinics, and medical and laboratories. You will learn about communication distribution facilities, telephone system requirements, telecommunications infrastructure systems, dedicated intercom systems, entertainment and educational television systems, radio frequency distribution systems, nurse call tone visual systems, nurse call audiovisual systems, public address and program distribut...
PDH Source, LLC

Concrete Methods and principles - Full 8 Hours Course

This course caters, mainly, to Engineers, Construction Project Managers, Contractors, Quality Control Managers, and Public Officers and private firm owners who deal directly or indirectly with concrete. Through this course, attendees are expected to learn basic fundamentals of concrete ingredients and their effect on the final product of concrete, fresh concrete and procedure to ensure quality concrete, hardened concrete, and main concrete defects; causes, repair, and protective measures. This...
PDH Source, LLC

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