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G387T
Tips for Avoiding Design Blunders (Timed & Monitored)

John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE, LEED AP

Throughout the history, there are many engineering and architectural blunders, from the infamous crash of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940 to the tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. Some of these blunders could have been avoided if the designers were more careful and cautious in their work. This course provides some valuable tips that will help you avoid design blunders in your practice. Whether you are a professional engineer, land surveyor, construction manager, or architect, you will benefit greatly by applying some of the advice contained in this course to your professional practice.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


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