*Ethics: Protecting the Public Health, Safety, and Welfare & Demonstrating Professional Competence *Approved in NY State

Topcis include: Conformance with Applicable Standards Approval/Signing and Sealing of Engineering Drawings Responsible Charge/Responsible Control Judgment Overruled Awareness of Safety Violations Awareness of Illegal Practice Education, Experience, Qualifications Acceptance of Assignment Signing and Sealing of Work Coordination of Work Scope of Practice 1 PDH *Approved in NY State.
National Society of Professional Engineers

*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...
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Natural Cooling Concepts for Residential Design

Description: This course introduces the student to basic concepts for incorporating natural cooling aspects into the design of residential or commercial structures Learning Objectives: There are alternatives to energy-consuming air conditioning. This publication provides some common sense suggestions and low-cost retrofit options to help you design for natural cooling and save electricity.
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Introduction to Biofuels

Biofuels include ethanol from grain or sugar, diesel fuel from soybeans, ethanol from cellulosic feedstock, and several other feedstock/fuel combinations. This course provides information about the Biomass Research and Development Board’s seven point Action Plan for development of biofuels. There is also information about and a comparison among the wide variety of possible biofuels, with greatest emphasis on those either already in commercial production or close to commercial production ca...
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Industrial Wastewater Collection and Treatment

Description: This course provides and introduction to industrial wastewater collection and treatment. Industrial waste should be collected in a manner that avoids unsafe conditions to personnel, equipment, and facilities. Industrial wastes should either be pretreated sufficiently to be accommodated in a domestic wastewater collection and treatment system, or provided with a separate collection and treatment system. Bench scale or pilot plant treatability studies to evaluate the effectivenes...
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Hazardous Waste Identification

Can you determine whether a given waste is a hazardous waste regulated by EPA under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) ? This course covers a very organized approach to answering just that question, starting with determining whether your waste is considered a “solid waste” under the RCRA regulations and moving on to determining if it fits one of the RCRA requirements for being a hazardous waste. This course is intended primarily for environmental, civil, and chemical en...
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Hazardous Waste Exclusion

Description: In determining whether a given waste is regulated by RCRA, the second step after determining that the waste fits the RCRA definition as a solid waste, is to determine whether the waste is specifically excluded from the RCRA regulations. Learn about those exclusions in this course. This course is intended primarily for environmental, civil, and chemical engineers. Someone completing this course will gain knowledge about wastes specifically excluded from RCRA regulations. ...
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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

Introduction to Water Supply Systems

This course provides an introduction to selecting water sources and determining water requirements for developing suitable sources of supply from ground or surface water sources. You will learn how to determine water requirements for a development and how to size its water supply system. You will learn about wells and pumps and how to calculate well yield. Both ground water and surface water sources are discussed, including their intakes, pumping facilities and equipment. A useful bibliography...
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Introduction to Wastewater Collection and Pumping

This continuing education online pdh course will introduce you to the principles and practices of wastewater collection and pumping. You will learn about preliminary sewer design issues, the hydraulic design of gravity and pressure sewers, sewer system layout, appurtenances, and structural design of sewer lines. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of pumped system design, pumping stations and equipment. You will become familiar with sewer piping and pump station components. You will als...
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Introduction to Soil Grouting

Grouting is a widely used method for strengthening and sealing rock, soil and concrete. The possibilities for sealing structures are of great importance from both an economic and environmental point of view. The cost of grouting has in certain projects been as high as the cost of blasting and excavating the tunnel. To improve the technique for grouting with cement-based material, it is necessary to examine the properties of the grout mixture used. This course is intended to provide an introduc...
PDH Library

Introduction to Hydraulic Design of Sewers

This continuing education (ceu) course will introduce you to the principles of hydraulic design of sanitary sewers. You will learn how to calculate quantities of wastewater, the approach to design of gravity and depressed sewers, required pumping capacity, hydrogen sulfide gas control, and sewer system features such as manholes, building connections, cleanouts, and pumping stations and equipment. This is an introductory course for engineers and construction professionals looking for the fundam...
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Hydrologic Engineering Requirements for Flood Damage Reduction Studies

This course presents basic principles and technical procedures for hydrologic engineering analysis of flood damage reduction measures. Procedures described herein are considered appropriate and useable for hydrologic engineering analyses required for planning and design of flood damage reduction measures. Basic concepts and procedures for analyzing selected flood damage reduction measures are presented. Emphasis is placed on hydrologic engineering analyses required for economic evaluations and...
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Gravity Sewers and Appurtenances

This course provides information, instructions, procedures and criteria for the design of gravity sanitary and industrial wastewater collection systems for fixed Army and Air Force installations, and any applicable special projects. Design oblectives. The design of a gravity wastewater collection system must provide an engineered system of sewers, complete with all appurtenant facilities, sufficient in size, slope and capacity to collect and convey the required wastewater flows to an acc...
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Geotextiles in Pavement, Drainage, & Embankment Applications

This course describes various geotextiles, test methods for evaluating their properties, and recommended design and installation procedures. We will cover physical properties, functions, design methods, design details and construction procedures for geotextiles as used in pavements, railroad beds, retaining wall earth embankment, rip-rap, concrete revetment, and drain construction. Geotextile functions described include pavements, filtration and drainage, reinforced embankments, railroads, ero...
PDH Library

General Provisions and Geometric Design for Roads, Streets, Walks, and Open Storage Areas

This course establishes the geometric design criteria for roads, streets, walks, and open storage areas . This course sets forth the approaches and traffic flow criteria for guidance in determining types and configurations best suited for mobilization construction. We will be covering Army Corps of Engineers document "Geometrics for Roads, Streets, Walks, and Open Storage Areas". In these chapters we will be discussing definition of pertinent terms, highway planning, traffic, road and stree...
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Fundamentals of Corrosion and Corrosion Control for Civil and Structural Engineers

This course is an introduction corrosion and corrosion control. This course will provide information regarding electrochemical fundamentals pertaining to corrosion and the fundamentals of galvanic corrosion, uniform corrosion, hydrogen damage, and stress corrosion. Information is also provided on how to protect common construction materials such as steel and concrete from the effects of corrosion. Specific Learning Objectives • Learn the electrochemical fundamentals pertaining to corro...
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Forensics - Sinkhole Damage to Building

Course Description This course describes damage to a building caused by a sinkhole. The causes of the sinkhole are discussed, along with the earlier history of the building, and the evaluation of the structure and recommended action. By studying this paper, you will be introduced to sinkhole formation and how to evaluate buildings that have been affected by sinkholes. Learning Objectives • Learn the importance of proper subsurface investigations, especially on karst terrain. • Le...
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Flexible Pavements for Roads, Streets, Walks and Open Storage Areas

This course presents criteria for designing flexible pavements for roads, streets, walks, and open storage areas. State and county agencies have developed codes and regulations on criteria tailored to local needs in their jurisdiction. In most cases these agencies have approved sources of material as well as some stockpiled base and subbase material . These codes and regulations along with the potential for materials should be taken into consideration when planning roads, streets, walkways, an...
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Ethical Issues from the St. Francis Dam Failure

This course will examine the ethical issues that arose from the 1928 failure of the St. Francis Dam near Los Angeles, California. Near midnight on March 12 of that year the 195-feet high concrete arch dam collapsed catastrophically, releasing 12 billion gallons of flood waters downstream in a flood wave that reached a depth of 140 feet with average velocities estimated at 26 feet per second. By 5:30 AM on March 13 flood waters nearly two miles wide reached the Pacific Ocean near Ventura, Calif...
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Ethical Issues from the Kansas City Hyatt Hotel Collapse

*** Florida FBPE approved Area of Practice Course# 0005477 *** This course will examine the ethical issues that arose from the 1981 collapse of atrium lobby walkways at the newly constructed Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. This tragic incident resulted in the loss of 114 lives and 200 injuries and is the most serious structural engineering failure in United States history. Out of this tragedy a number of serious ethical issues arose for the engineering profession. In this cour...
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Dewatering and Groundwater Control Pt 2

This course provides guidance for the planning, design, supervision, construction, and operation of dewatering and pressure relief systems and of seepage cutoffs for deep excavations for structures. It presents: description of various methods of dewatering and pressure reliefi techniques for determining groundwater conditions, characteristics of pervious aquifers, and dewatering requirements; guidance for specifying requirements for dewatering and seepage control measures; guidance for determi...
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