Wind Load Design Criteria

Become familiar with design parameters for wind loads that are applicable to the methodologies permitted in the Florida Building Code, Section 1609. With the adoption of the 2010 Florida Building Code, and previous 2001, 2004, and 2007 versions, change has occurred with regard to the design, construction, and inspection of buildings now being built. These changes include the following: 1. Building officials and plan reviewers are looking for more information on the plans and in the sp...
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Stormwater Management

Become familiarized with the fundamental issues and best practices surrounding stormwater management. This course provides a general overview with some issues described in more detail and relates to Florida specifically where appropriate. The subject of stormwater management is quite broad and involves other regulatory and engineering concerns, so when needed, the practitioner is referred to other sources where more detailed information and requirements may be found. This course is accep...
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Project Risk Management

Risks must be considered in all engineering projects. This course examines both the positive and negative sides of risk management. This course assists the engineer in dealing with risk by helping the engineer to identify risks; quantify, prioritize and develop responses to risk; outlining of methods for setting up contingencies; handling risk during the project, and closing a risk. Merriam-Webster defines risk as “the possibility that something bad or unpleasant (such as an injury or ...
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Project Management

Learn about the foundational project management principles necessary to effectively meet all expectations with regard to final project delivery, including the established goals of time, budget, and quality. The manner in which a business organization manages its projects is the key to developing and retaining clients and being a profitable operation. Everyone in an organization is involved, either directly or indirectly, in projects which the organization undertakes. Each person can contrib...
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Mechanical Systems I

Learn theoretical and current practical knowledge in the area of mechanical systems and various mechanical components. The purpose of this course is to provide practitioners with the theoretical as well as current practical knowledge in the area of mechanical systems and various mechanical components and to strengthen the relationships of materials science to manufacturing techniques. This course is accepted for credit by all states except New York.
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Mechanical Engineering Overview

Reviews the subjects of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, designed for professional engineers of all experience levels. The course provides a review of the basic principles of mechanical engineering as they relate to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. It is designed for the experienced professional engineer desiring a refresher course or for the professional engineer whose undergraduate curricula did not include air conditioning. The course was authored by Char...
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Managing Engineering Services Contracts

Learn how to improve the efficiency of the design and construction process, reduce the probability of a professional liability claim, and improve the likelihood of expectations being met. The central theme of this course is achieving expectation management. Almost all of the information contained herein is intended to enhance that process. While the course is primarily directed to practitioners that serve as consultants to clients with whom they have a contract, the philosophies and procedu...
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Laws and Regulations Applicable to the Practice of Engineering in Maryland

Fulfills the requirements of Chapter 6, paragraph 03 A (1) by providing 1 hour of continuing education on the Maryland statutes and rules applicable to the practice of professional engineering. The course provides a thorough review of Subtitle 23, Chapter 6, paragraph 03 A (1) through a series of questions on each section of the Law and Rules that will prepare the student to correctly answer questions in the evaluation examination at the end of the course. PDH Now is an approved provider...
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Law and Rules for Professional Engineers of Indiana for 2014-2016

Fulfill the requirements of 864 IAC 1.1-15-3(C) by reviewing 1 hour of continuing education on Indiana statutes and rules. The course provides a thorough review of Indiana Code-31 and Title 864 of the Indiana Administrative Code through a series of questions on each section of the Law and Rules that will prepare the student to correctly answer questions in the evaluation examination at the end of the course. The course will conclude with a 10-question examination to measure the effective...
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Infrastructure Planning

The main concepts of infrastructure planning in the public sector, including the environmental, social, and institutional assessments. This course presents the main concepts of infrastructure planning in the public sector, including the environmental, social, and institutional assessments and discusses many planning methodologies and approaches. The purpose of this course is to provide practitioners involved in planning public infrastructure projects with guidelines to be considered and ...
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Grounding and Bonding of Electrical Systems

An introduction to grounding and bonding and application information for engineers with all levels of electrical design experience. This course familiarizes engineers with electrical system grounding and bonding issues associated with solidly grounded systems under 600V. This course can serve as an introduction to grounding and bonding for engineers with little or no professional electrical design experience. The course also presents practical, but not widely known, grounding and bonding ap...
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Green Development

Learn from the recent growth history of the state of Florida and the mechanisms used to institute Green Development. This course introduces the engineer to the components of sustainability or “Green Development.” In 1990-2000, Florida’s population grew by 23.5%, with an increase of 3 million people. Approximately 6,000 people move to Florida each week. Over the last 5 years, the number of new single-family detached homes built each year in the state has grown steadily from 117,310 ...
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Geotechnical Engineering Overview

A brief review of the basic geotechnical properties of soils needed for foundation analysis and design. Topics such as grain-size distribution, consistency and plasticity of soils, soils permeability, effective stresses, consolidation, shear strength will be presented. This course is accepted for credit by all states except New York.
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Florida Building Code (2014 - 5th Edition), Chapter 9: Fire Protection Systems (Course #733.0)

Advanced course on Chapter 9: Fire Protection Systems, 2014 Florida Building Code, 5th Edition. This four hour advanced course on Chapter 9: Fire Protection Systems provides an in depth review of the General Regulations of the Florida Building Code for Fire Protection Systems for Florida Professional Engineers who specialize in the design of Fire Protection Systems under the code. The course emphasizes the design responsibilities of the Professional Engineer using the Code and evaluates the...
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Florida Building Code (2014 - 5th Edition), Chapter 16: Building Structural Design (Course #732.0)

Advanced course on Chapter 16, Building Structural Design, 2014 Florida Building Code 5th Edition. This course satisfies requirements of Chapter 471.0195, F.S., which requires all licensees actively participating in the design of engineering works or systems in connections with buildings, structures, or facilities covered under the Florida Building Code to take advanced continuing education courses on the Florida Building Code. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Professional...
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Ethics I for Professional Engineers

Reviews the approach of the study of ethics, 5 prominent theories of ethics, and the application of these theories to serving the public as a Professional Engineer. Ethics is defined as the study of standards of conduct and moral judgment; moral philosophy. The purpose of this course is to provide guidelines for ethical conduct for practitioners engaged in engineering activities. The course concludes with an evaluation exam covering all three chapters of the text. This course is designed...
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EE 101: An Introduction to Electrical Engineering Concepts for the non-Electrical Engineer

Guides non-electrical engineers through the many questions that arise when they must interact with and understand the subject of electrical power. For many non-electrical engineers (civil, mechanical, structural, fire protection, and other design professionals), understanding how electricity "works" and knowing how to specify equipment that utilizes electricity can be confusing. Electricity can't be pumped out of the ground like oil or captured from moving air like wind energy. So it is ...
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Design-Build Project Delivery

Familiarize yourself with Design-Build project delivery concepts, a rapidly-growing trend in North American engineering projects. Design-Build Project Delivery familiarizes practitioners with Design-Build procedures and concepts. The course is authored by William H. Palm, P.E., a consulting engineer with over 30 years experience in private practice. This course contains information as to best practices in the area of design build activity. This course meets the NCEES Guidelines of a c...
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Construction Project Scheduling

Learn effective methods of scheduling construction projects and assure construction managers that projects will be completed in a timely and cost-effective manner. Time is money! The time needed for completion of a construction project and the money required to complete it are most often the major concern to all parties involved in a project. The owner may be interested in shortening each phase of the project or s/he may want to extend the project due to budget cuts, but there is a close re...
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Common Sense Ethics

Principles needed to live an ethical life and build a desired professional reputation as a Professional Engineer. This course discusses ethical issues and theories. It covers the human nature of ethics, ethical issues, ethical theories, and a common sense approach to ethics. The course concludes with an evaluation exam covering all four chapters of the text. The course is designed to fulfill the requirements of 864 IAC 1.1-15-3(b) of the Indiana Board of Professional Engineers and Chapte...
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Administering the Construction Project

Learn how to guide construction projects from the pre-construction phase to project close out successfully. Administering the Construction Project is authored by William H. Palm, P.E. and reviews the management and administrative procedures that practitioners will need to guide construction projects from the pre-construction phase to project close out successfully. The course will benefit professional engineers serving as project managers or field representatives by presenting techniques th...
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