Online Continuing Education Course Library for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors


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An AIA/CES Registered Provider for Architects (Provider #J681)


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PDH online courses are acceptable for license renewal in the following states

Alabama AL Illinois IL Maryland* MD Nebraska NE Oklahoma OK Texas TX
Arkansas AR Iowa IA Massachusetts* MA New Hampshire NH Oregon OR Utah UT
Delaware DE Kansas KS Minnesota MN New Jersey** NJ Rhode Island* RI Vermont* VT
Florida FL Kentucky* KY Mississippi MS New Mexico NM South Carolina SC Utah UT
Georgia GA Louisiana LA Missouri MO New York NY South Dakota SD West Virginia WV
Idaho ID Maine ME Montana MT North Carolina NC Tennessee TN Wyoming WY
*RA board only **LS & RA boards only

Our professional development online courses cover architectural engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, industrial engineering, power engineering, transportation engineering, highway engineering, agricultural engineering, manufacturing engineering, metallurgical engineering, mining engineering, nuclear engineering, petroleum engineering, sanitary engineering, material science.

Our continuing education online course topics include engineering ethics, professional conduct, project management, risk management, legal issues, expert witness, construction management, business management, cost management, professional ethics, leadership, IBC BOCA SBCCI IBCO ICC UBC ASCE IEEE ASME ASTM ANSI ASHRAE NORSOK standards, OSHA safety regulation, EPA guidelines, board law and rule, minimum technical standards for land surveying, HVAC, plumbing, pumps, valves, piping systems, control system, building automation, lighting, security, communication, surveying, mapping, land boundary survey, easements, vertical curves, horizontal curves, expert witness, GIS management and policies, GIS, GPS, bridge, roadway, water, wastewater, design-build, computer application, engineering software, MathCad, Excel spreadsheet, cold-formed steel design, steel structure, concrete structure, masonry, timber, wood, truss, joist, beam-column, fire wall, retaining wall, foundation design, sustainable design, building code, fire protection, life safety, hydrology, hydraulics, geology, flood management, landscaping, interior design, landscape architecture, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accessible design, health, safety and welfare (HSW).

Free online course is available to new users. Corporate discount is available to companies with minimum three professional engineers, surveyors and architects.



Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: F101
CEU Course Title:      Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $9
PDH Course Description: This one hour course is intended to provide a general overview of personal protective and life saving equipment for anyone engaged in the construction activities. The course material is primarily based on Subpart E of OSHA Regulation 1926 - Safety and Health Regulations for Construction. Protective equipment, including personal protective equipment for eyes, face, head, and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers are discussed. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: F102W
CEU Course Title:      OSHA Safety Standards for Steel Erection (Live Webinar)PE
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
PDH Course Description: The new OSHA Safety Standards for Steel Erection (Final Rules) went into effect on January 18, 2002. This course highlights the primary impact of the new OSHA Safety Standards for Steel Erection on the design practice of structural engineers and architects. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: F103
CEU Course Title:      Design of Commercial / Industrial Guardrail Systems for Fall Protection
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This 2-hour course will introduce you to the principles of designing or evaluating guardrail systems in commercial / industrial applications for fall protection. The design of a simple guardrail system has become more complicated as there is no single guardrail design that will work for all situations. There are different functional Code requirements depending upon the local jurisdiction and the design engineer must interpret the latest version of these regulations and Codes and apply them to specific applications.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G101
CEU Course Title:      ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $145
PDH Course Description: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law intended to protect qualified persons with disabilities from discrimination in employment, government services and programs, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications. The ADA covers a wide range of legal and regulatory issues with regard to Americans with disabilities. This course will focus on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, with which engineers and architects need to comply when working on new constructions or alterations of existing structures. The ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines include general instructions and definitions as well as technical specifications and requirements on elements and spaces. Specific requirements for restaurants, cafeterias, medical facilities, business facilities, lodging facilities, libraries and transportation facilities are also discussed in the ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines. It is very important for engineers and architects to get familiar with the guidelines. In some states, professional engineers who design buildings are required to have certain professional development hours (PDH) in ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines for their PE renewals.

This course also includes This course also includes 2010 ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities prepared by the New England ADA Center.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G101A
CEU Course Title:      ADA Standards for Accessible DesignAIA HSW
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
PDH Course Description: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law intended to protect qualified persons with disabilities from discrimination in employment, government services and programs, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications. The ADA covers a wide range of legal and regulatory issues with regard to Americans with disabilities. This course will focus on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, with which engineers and architects need to comply when working on new constructions or alterations of existing structures. The ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines include general instructions and definitions as well as technical specifications and requirements on elements and spaces. Specific requirements for restaurants, cafeterias, medical facilities, business facilities, lodging facilities, libraries and transportation facilities are also discussed in the ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines. It is very important for engineers and architects to get familiar with the guidelines. In some states, professional engineers who design buildings are required to have certain professional development hours (PDH) in ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines for their PE renewals.

This course also includes This course also includes 2010 ADA Checklist for Existing Facilities prepared by the New England ADA Center.

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

This course is registered with AIA/CES as a continuing education course for architects, and qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits. Courses registered with AIA/CES are acceptable to all state licensing boards for architects.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G103
CEU Course Title:      Strategies to Collect Prompt Payment for the Work Performed
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course will alert the reader of the tactics that are commonly used to deny and delay payment to the contractor. The course discusses strategies for achieving prompt payment for the work performed. By being prepared and anticipating the mechanisms the owner will employ to cheat the contractor and countering them with successful tactics will greatly improve the chances of being paid on time and in full. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course

If you are registered as a Professional Surveyors or Mappers in the state of Missouri, you need to take this course under Course G103D in Surveying & Mapping Category.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G103A
CEU Course Title:      Strategies to Collect Prompt Payment for the Work PerformedAIA
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course will alert the reader of the tactics that are commonly used to deny and delay payment to the contractor. The course discusses strategies for achieving prompt payment for the work performed. By being prepared and anticipating the mechanisms the owner will employ to cheat the contractor and countering them with successful tactics will greatly improve the chances of being paid on time and in full. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course.

This course is registered with AIA/CES as a continuing education course for architects. Courses registered with AIA/CES are acceptable to all state licensing boards for architects.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G103D
CEU Course Title:      Strategies to Collect Prompt Payment for the Work PerformedMO PLS Board Approved Course
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course will alert the reader of the tactics that are commonly used to deny and delay payment to the contractor. The course discusses strategies for achieving prompt payment for the work performed. By being prepared and anticipating the mechanisms the owner will employ to cheat the contractor and countering them with successful tactics will greatly improve the chances of being paid on time and in full.

This PDH online course is approved by Missouri PELS Board.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G106
CEU Course Title:      Understanding the Geotechnical Report as an Engineering and Construction Reference
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The Geotechnical report provides critical and vital information for the owner, architect, design engineer, and the contractor to use and evaluate. This course introduces the student to the many components that make up a through geotechnical report. The various observations and tests are explained so that an inference to the ground properties can be achieved. The geotechnical report is a complex scientific document that can be confusing to even highly experienced people. Owners, architects, engineers, and contractors must be able to understand the implications of the reports in order to achieve an on time, on budget and failure free project. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G106A
CEU Course Title:      Understanding the Geotechnical Report as an Engineering and Construction ReferenceAIA HSW
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The Geotechnical report provides critical and vital information for the owner, architect, design engineer, and the contractor to use and evaluate. This course introduces the student to the many components that make up a through geotechnical report. The various observations and tests are explained so that an inference to the ground properties can be achieved. The geotechnical report is a complex scientific document that can be confusing to even highly experienced people. Owners, architects, engineers, and contractors must be able to understand the implications of the reports in order to achieve an on time, on budget and failure free project. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

This course is registered with AIA/CES as a continuing education course for architects, and qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits. Courses registered with AIA/CES are acceptable to all state licensing boards for architects.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G107
CEU Course Title:      Engineering Design Using Excel Worksheet
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The Engineering Design Using Excel Worksheet course is written to introduce the reader to the many advantages of computer design procedures. The goal of this course is to show the reader that computer design is easily done by the same methods that manual design employs. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G108
CEU Course Title:      Bidding: Understanding the Process and Successful Strategies
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this course is to explain all the effort that goes into the tendering of successful construction proposals. It offers suggestions on bidding strategies and how to prepare for bid closing day. Another goal of this course is to convince the reader that bidding should be an honest and ethical endeavor. The course explains why it is important to know when, where, which projects, who to bid to, and how much to bid. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G108A
CEU Course Title:      Bidding: Understanding the Process and Successful StrategiesAIA
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this course is to explain all the effort that goes into the tendering of successful construction proposals. It offers suggestions on bidding strategies and how to prepare for bid closing day. Another goal of this course is to convince the reader that bidding should be an honest and ethical endeavor. The course explains why it is important to know when, where, which projects, who to bid to, and how much to bid.

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

This course is registered with AIA/CES as a continuing education course for architects. Courses registered with AIA/CES are acceptable to all state licensing boards for architects.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G109
CEU Course Title:      Practical Dynamic Analysis and Design for Engineers and Architects
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
PDH Course Description: Computer-assisted dynamic analysis has slowly but steadily won a foothold in the typical design office environment. This was primarily achieved due to the affordability of such software and the convenience of graphical user interfaces that have helped turn input data preparation and outputs presentations as routine exercises. This course introduces engineers and architects to the fundamental concepts in dynamic analysis and design that have to be well understood before a dynamic analysis is done on structures using "black-box" software tools. This course covers a discussion on the response spectra analysis and eigenvalue analysis with particular emphasis on how to interpret results from such analysis. Common pitfalls encountered in applying results from such analysis to design are discussed at length. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G110
CEU Course Title:      Soil Slope Stability Analysis Using the Friction Circle Method Programmed in EXCEL
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this course is to show the reader that slope stability design by friction circle theory can be easily and accurately calculated by PC computer using EXCEL worksheets. This powerful program can solve in seconds which used to take days or weeks to calculate by hand. The reader will be able to readily design both safe and economical excavation solutions. In today's competitive construction market it is crucial to be able to design the steepest possible stable temporary excavation slopes. With crew and public safety a first priority, the designer cannot afford to rely on guesses and hope to be correct. OSHA offers guidelines that are so ultraconservative as to be considered impractical and the classification subject to opinion. With this program tool in hand the slope designer can instill confidence in crews, engineers, inspectors and owners, and satisfy OSHA requirements. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G111
CEU Course Title:      Trench and Excavation Support Options and Excavation Slope Design
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this course is to show the reader the importance of considering the various options of excavation and trench support methods. Safety, site, ground condition, and obstruction constraints influence the selection of any excavation support method. The cost difference between the various methods in any given application can be huge. Selecting the safe and most economical excavation support method is critical to winning and completing successful projects. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G113
CEU Course Title:      Design Loads and Construction of Tremie Sealed Cofferdams
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this course is to show that cofferdam construction is a complex process of design and construction through a series of stages. The designer must consider a number of forces than just the hydrostatic water loading. The student will have a better understanding of the design and construction process involved in building tremie sealed cofferdam in open water. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G114
CEU Course Title:      Board Rules for Practicing Engineering
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $35
PDH Course Description: Besides meeting specific requirements, such as education, experience, and examination, an engineer must get familiar with the Board Rules in order to practice engineering in any state. While the Rules do vary from state to state, the basic requirements for the qualifications and the professional conduct are very similar throughout the United States. In this course, the student is required to study the Model Rules published by National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. The Rules of many state boards for professional engineers are very similar to the NCEES Model Rules. By studying the Model Rules, students will gain a better undertanding of the background of their state board rules. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

* Note: This course cannot be used to satisfy Florida’s 4-PDH requirement in Florida Board Laws & Rules.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G115
CEU Course Title:      Board Rules for Practicing Land Surveying
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $35
PDH Course Description: As a professional land surveyor, the licensee shall at all times recognize the primary obligation to protect the safety, health, property and welfare of the public. The purpose of this course is to get familiar with the rules and regulations for practicing land surveying. At the conclusion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of the rules of professional conduct, continuing education requirements and other regulatory provisions contained in the Model Rules of National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (the Rules). This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

* Note: This course cannot be used to satisfy Florida’s 4-PDH requirement in Florida Board Laws & Rules.



Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G115D
CEU Course Title:      Board's Rules for Practicing Land SurveyingMO PLS Board Approved Course
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: As a professional land surveyor, the licensee shall at all times recognize the primary obligation to protect the safety, health, property and welfare of the public. The purpose of this course is to get familiar with the rules and regulations for practicing land surveying. At the conclusion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of the rules of professional conduct, continuing education requirements and other regulatory provisions contained in the Model Rules of National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (the Rules).

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

This PDH online course is approved by Missouri PELS Board.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G116
CEU Course Title:      What Do Engineers & Architects Need to Know about New OSHA Safety Standards for Steel Erection?
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
PDH Course Description: The new OSHA Safety Standards for Steel Erection (Final Rules) went into effect on January 18, 2002. This course highlights the primary impact of the new OSHA Safety Standards for Steel Erection on the design practice of structural engineers and architects. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G116A
CEU Course Title:      What Do Engineers & Architects Need to Know about New OSHA Safety Standards for Steel Erection? AIA HSW
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
PDH Course Description: The new OSHA Safety Standards for Steel Erection (Final Rules) went into effect on January 18, 2002. This course highlights the primary impact of the new OSHA Safety Standards for Steel Erection on the design practice of structural engineers and architects. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

This course is registered with AIA/CES as a continuing education course for architects, and qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits. Courses registered with AIA/CES are acceptable to all state licensing boards for architects.




Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G119
CEU Course Title:      An Overview of OSHA's Process Safety Management Standard
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course provides the user with an overview of the OSHA PSM (1910.119) standard which governs the management of processes involving highly hazardous chemicals. The course will show the conditions that will trigger compliance to the PSM standard and give a brief description of the specific elements (or requirements) of the standard. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G120
CEU Course Title:      Preparing for and Taking the Professional Engineering Exam
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course is designed to help the aspiring engineer pass the PE exam. Only about 50% of the attempts to pass the exam are successful. All of the applicants are graduate engineers, but that is not good enough. The test is designed to be a serious challenge. The engineering professions demand high standards of excellence. The PE exam is one of the most difficult hurdles an engineer will encounter. The only way to have a reasonable chance to pass the test is to properly and thoroughly prepare. This course shows how to prepare for the exam and offers time saving and simplifying techniques that can be used while taking the exam. The author’s specialty is Civil engineering, so the examples are structural. However, the need to prepare and apply sound engineering principle is universal to all engineering professions. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.




Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G125
CEU Course Title:      Understanding Firewall Basics
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
PDH Course Description: This course will provide the user with a general understanding of the different types of firewalls. Four types of firewalls are discussed and include a firewall, a standard firewall, fire barriers and fire partitions. Openings and penetrations in firewalls are also discussed. Closing mechanisms associated with firewall openings and penetrations are also described. This course will delineate the differences in both the design and ratings of the four major types of firewalls. Recommendations concerning the construction requirements of firewalls and the restrictions on openings and penetrations in firewalls are provided. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G125A
CEU Course Title:      Understanding Firewall BasicsAIA HSW
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
PDH Course Description: This course will provide the user with a general understanding of the different types of firewalls. Four types of firewalls are discussed and include a firewall, a standard firewall, fire barriers and fire partitions. Openings and penetrations in firewalls are also discussed. Closing mechanisms associated with firewall openings and penetrations are also described. This course will delineate the differences in both the design and ratings of the four major types of firewalls. Recommendations concerning the construction requirements of firewalls and the restrictions on openings and penetrations in firewalls are provided.

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

This course is registered with AIA/CES as a continuing education course for architects, and qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits. Courses registered with AIA/CES are acceptable to all state licensing boards for architects.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G126
CEU Course Title:      What Do Engineers and Architects Need to Know about the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
PDH Course Description: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law intended to protect qualified persons with disabilities from discrimination in employment, government services and programs, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications. The ADA covers a wide range of legal and regulatory issues with regard to Americans with disabilities. This course will focus on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, with which engineers and architects need to comply when working on new constructions or alterations of existing structures. The ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines include general instructions and definitions as well as technical specifications and requirements on elements and spaces. Specific requirements for restaurants, cafeterias, medical facilities, business facilities, lodging facilities, libraries and transportation facilities are also discussed in the ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines. It is very important for engineers and architects to get familiar with the guidelines. In some states, professional engineers who design buildings are required to have certain professional development hours (PDH) in ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines for their PE renewals.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G126A
CEU Course Title:      What Do Engineers and Architects Need to Know about the Americans with Disabilities Act?AIA HSW
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
PDH Course Description: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law intended to protect qualified persons with disabilities from discrimination in employment, government services and programs, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications. The ADA covers a wide range of legal and regulatory issues with regard to Americans with disabilities. This course will focus on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, with which engineers and architects need to comply when working on new constructions or alterations of existing structures. The ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines include general instructions and definitions as well as technical specifications and requirements on elements and spaces. Specific requirements for restaurants, cafeterias, medical facilities, business facilities, lodging facilities, libraries and transportation facilities are also discussed in the ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines. It is very important for engineers and architects to get familiar with the guidelines. In some states, professional engineers who design buildings are required to have certain professional development hours (PDH) in ADA Accessibility Design Guidelines for their PE renewals.

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

This course is registered with AIA/CES as a continuing education course for architects, and qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits. Courses registered with AIA/CES are acceptable to all state licensing boards for architects.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G127
CEU Course Title:      Process Equipment Cost Estimating By Ratio And Proportion
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
PDH Course Description: Even with the advent of sophisticated estimating software it is sometimes simply easier to manually approximate an equipment cost. Moreover, while there may be sophisticated software available to generate accurate cost estimates, we should never lose sight of the importance of understanding the basis for costs. We should never let computer output cloud simple estimating judgment.

It is novel to be armed with simple, quick, easy to understand techniques to arrive at approximate equipment costs. That is the subject of this course. The equipment cost estimating methods that will be outlined are suitable for use with preliminary and budget estimates.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G129
CEU Course Title:      The Engineer in the Courts
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
PDH Course Description: Engineers working as a technical consultant and/or expert witness in the legal environment must function as educators, evaluators, and investigators in a manner that appropriately supports the distinct needs of their client/employer. (And, client/employer requirements will differ depending upon whether the client/employer is the plaintiff, the defense, or the court itself.) Beginning as a technical consultant and/or expert witness requires
  1. a knowledge of both the law regulating the practice of engineering and the Canons of Practice and
  2. the development of
a) a detailed resume that includes pertinent credentials;
b) a fee schedule, billing philosophy, and a mechanism for billing if serving as a consultant,
c) a philosophy on note taking, and
d) a philosophy on how files will be maintained.
This course is addressed to
  1. the consulting engineer interested in becoming a technical consultant and/or expert witness for the legal profession,
  2. the consulting engineer just getting started as a technical consultant/expert witness for the legal profession, and
  3. engineers in industry assigned, as a company employee, to assist company attorneys in litigation.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G129A
CEU Course Title:      The Architect as a Consultant/Expert Witness AIA
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
PDH Course Description: Architects working as a consultant and/or expert witness in the legal environment must function as an educator, evaluator, and investigator in a manner that appropriately supports the distinct needs of the client/employer. (And, client/employer requirements will differ depending upon whether the client/employer is the plaintiff, the defense, or the court itself.) Beginning as a consultant and/or expert witness requires (1) a knowledge of both the law regulating the practice of engineering and the Canons of Practice and (2) the development of a) a detailed resume that includes pertinent credentials; b) a fee schedule, billing philosophy, and a mechanism for billing if serving as a consultant; c) a philosophy on note taking; and d) a philosophy on how files will be maintained.

When a case is acquired, the consultant/expert witness must

(1) establish a procedure with the client/employer for the filing of reports;

(2) review case documents (i.e. the complaint, charges, interrogatories and interrogatory responses, depositions, reports, and pictures);

(3) review all applicable codes, regulations, and standards; and

(4) examine all evidence related to the case.

Testimony in the form of a deposition provides the consultant/expert witness with a unique opportunity to offer professional opinions related to the case in the absence of a judge and jury - hence an ability to "partially control" the proceedings. Testimony before a jury requires that the consultant/expert witness display the best characteristics of a professional thespian.

This course is addressed to

(1) the architect interested in becoming a consultant and/or expert witness for the legal profession,

(2) the architect just getting started as a consultant/expert witness for the legal profession, and

(3) the architect in industry assigned, as a company employee, to assist company attorneys in litigation.

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

This course is registered with AIA/CES as a continuing education course for architects. Courses registered with AIA/CES are acceptable to all state licensing boards for architects.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G130
CEU Course Title:      MFL Firewalls
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course provides a synopsis of the FM guidelines and design criteria for MFL walls. The user will be provided with a general understanding of the design requirements for each of the different types of MFL firewalls as preparation for understanding and implementing the FM Loss Prevention Data publications required for the design of MFL walls. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G130A
CEU Course Title:      MFL FirewallsAIA HSW
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course provides a synopsis of the FM guidelines and design criteria for MFL walls. The user will be provided with a general understanding of the design requirements for each of the different types of MFL firewalls as preparation for understanding and implementing the FM Loss Prevention Data publications required for the design of MFL walls. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.



Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G133
CEU Course Title:      Intellectual Property Issues for Architects, Engineers & Surveyors
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $35
PDH Course Description: The course is a compilation of subjects, definitions, and personal interpretations of issues dealing with intellectual property. After a generalized introduction, the scope narrows to those aspects of intellectual property that will be of particular interest to Architects, Engineers, and Surveyors. A course of this length cannot possibly cover every aspect of intellectual property in detail, but the basics will be received by the student. The course does not address the significant issues dealing with current copyright law that derives from relatively recent technological developments such as digitization and download of information via the computer/internet.

This course contains the opinions and ideas of its author. It is intended to provide helpful and informative material on the subject matter covered. It is presented with the understanding that the author is not engaged in rendering legal or, in regards to this course, other professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the student is encouraged to consult appropriate counsel for advice specific to his or her individual circumstance.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G133A
CEU Course Title:      Intellectual Property Issues for Architects, Engineers & SurveyorsAIA
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The course is a compilation of subjects, definitions, and personal interpretations of issues dealing with intellectual property. After a generalized introduction, the scope narrows to those aspects of intellectual property that will be of particular interest to Architects, Engineers, and Surveyors. A course of this length cannot possibly cover every aspect of intellectual property in detail, but the basics will be received by the student. The course does not address the significant issues dealing with current copyright law that derives from relatively recent technological developments such as digitization and download of information via the computer/internet.

This course contains the opinions and ideas of its author. It is intended to provide helpful and informative material on the subject matter covered. It is presented with the understanding that the author is not engaged in rendering legal or, in regards to this course, other professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the student is encouraged to consult appropriate counsel for advice specific to his or her individual circumstance.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.

This course is registered with AIA/CES as a continuing education course for architects, and qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits. Courses registered with AIA/CES are acceptable to all state licensing boards for architects.




Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G133F
CEU Course Title:      Intellectual Property Issues for Architects, Engineers, & SurveyorsFL PLS Board Approved Course 6642 (General)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The course is a compilation of subjects, definitions, and personal interpretations of issues dealing with intellectual property. After a generalized introduction, the scope narrows to those aspects of intellectual property that will be of particular interest to Architects, Engineers, and Surveyors. A course of this length cannot possibly cover every aspect of intellectual property in detail, but the basics will be received by the student. The course does not address the significant issues dealing with current copyright law that derives from relatively recent technological developments such as digitization and download of information via the computer/internet.

This course contains the opinions and ideas of its author. It is intended to provide helpful and informative material on the subject matter covered. It is presented with the understanding that the author is not engaged in rendering legal or, in regards to this course, other professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the student is encouraged to consult appropriate counsel for advice specific to his or her individual circumstance.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G133M
CEU Course Title:      Intellectual Property Issues for Architects, Engineers & SurveyorsVT LS Board Approved Course
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The course is a compilation of subjects, definitions, and personal interpretations of issues dealing with intellectual property. After a generalized introduction, the scope narrows to those aspects of intellectual property that will be of particular interest to Architects, Engineers, and Surveyors. A course of this length cannot possibly cover every aspect of intellectual property in detail, but the basics will be received by the student. The course does not address the significant issues dealing with current copyright law that derives from relatively recent technological developments such as digitization and download of information via the computer/internet.

This course contains the opinions and ideas of its author. It is intended to provide helpful and informative material on the subject matter covered. It is presented with the understanding that the author is not engaged in rendering legal or, in regards to this course, other professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the student is encouraged to consult appropriate counsel for advice specific to his or her individual circumstance.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G134
CEU Course Title:      North Carolina & International Fire Codes For Storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids At Petroleum Facilities
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
PDH Course Description: Fire codes and environmental regulations change constantly regarding the storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids at Petroleum Marketeering Facilities. Many state building code agencies are now adopting the International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire Code (IFC) as a national code consensus takes hold. North Carolina has adopted the IBC effective January 1, 2002. To protect the motoring public and to enhance air quality, the NC Fire Code, IFC, US EPA and the NC Division of Air Quality has formulated regulations and codes regarding the storage of Petroleum. The NC State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors have also required that a Professional Engineer (PE) seal all plans regarding ASTs/USTs installations, piping, ancillary equipment upgrades, and vapor recovery system installations for further protection of the public and environment. . This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G135
CEU Course Title:      NABIE Standards of Practice for Building Inspections
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The subject of independent, or third party, home/building inspections as a formalized method of information delivery has received increased interest in the last several years. Issues range from the qualifications, certification, and licensing of independent inspectors to proper conduct of these inspectors in the interaction with buyers and sellers of real property. This web-based course will assist Professional Engineers, Home Inspectors, and Building Code Enforcement Officials in becoming familiar with the NABIE and its programs and Standards of Practice. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G136
CEU Course Title:      NFPA Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code 58 Fire Safety Analysis Plan and O&M Instructions for Propane Storage Systems
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
PDH Course Description: To safeguard propane installations, the NFPA and the US EPA have developed the FSA and O&M instructions that all-applicable propane facilities must comply within a certain time frame. In some states a licensed professional engineer must fully understand and prepare the FSA plan. The 2001 edition of the National Fire Protection Associations (NFPA) Pamphlet 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code requires a written Fire Safety Analysis (FSA) and written Operations & Maintenance Instructions. These requirements originated at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Risk Management Program (RMP). The NFPA 58 requirements are much less restrictive than what the EPA originally proposed. The requirement for a written (FSA) for all tank installations over 4,000 gallons aggregate capacity becomes effective when your State adopts the 2001 edition NFPA 58, section 3.10, Fire Protection. New propane bulk plants and tank installations and for ASME tank installations on roofs, must complete an FSA before completion of the new facility. Also, a written FSA is required for all-existing bulk plants, tanks and roof installations by three years after the effective date of the code. In North Carolina, a professional engineer registered in North Carolina must prepare the FSA. Other guidelines for an alternative FSA come under the NC Department of Agriculture. The other RMP-like requirements are found in the new Chapter 11 of NFPA 58, Operations and Maintenance. This requires written procedures for safely conducting LP-Gas activities at bulk and industrial plants. Also, these procedures must be kept up to date. Similarly, maintenance procedures must be prepared and implemented. These must be made available to contractors coming on site to do maintenance. Be sure to look at NFPA 58, Appendix A, sections A.11.2.1 and A.11.2.2 for some guidance for what is expected in these procedures and what you may use to help you prepare them. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G137
CEU Course Title:      An Overview of Incident Investigation and Reporting
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course provides the user with an overview of incident investigation. The motivation for this course is to outline a procedure of incident investigation that is objective and satisfies most regulatory requirements. Many incident investigations and reports are done with prejudice. Conclusions and recommendations are often predetermined to suit the goals of the investigators. This could occur intentionally or unintentionally. In this course an effort is made to present a means to minimize the bias that can enter an investigation. Also, an incident investigation procedure/format that is in general compliance with OSHA/EPA regulations is difficult to find. One can usually obtain from OSHA or EPA an outline for an investigation procedure. These usually do not have much practical value in that they are usually for a specific regulation or simply outline the procedure that OSHA or EPA agents should use for their own investigations. Most facilities must comply with multiple investigation/reporting requirements as listed in various OSHA and EPA regulations. This course outlines a general procedure designed to comply with most OSHA and EPA regulations. It is not possible to ensure compliance with ALL regulations; however, by following the guidelines in this course one should be able to minimize repeat investigations and reports. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G138
CEU Course Title:      ICC ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $145
PDH Course Description: Almost everyone will experience disabilities at some point during his/her life. The ICC ANSI A117.1, a national standard, is the cornerstone of U.S. accessibility standards development. It provides details, dimensions, and specifications to help design professionals develop their plans so that the buildings and facilities will offer unobstructed entry and ease of use to all users with disabilities (barrier-free design). This course is based entirely on ANSI A117.1-2003 and IBC 2006.

New to the 2003 edition of ANSI A117.1 are criteria for enhanced reach range, additional provisions for assembly areas, and an addition and rearrangement for accessible dwelling and sleeping units. These new criteria are intended to provide a level of coordination between the accessible provisions of this standard and the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.



Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G140
CEU Course Title:      Georgia Board's Rules for Practicing Engineering
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $35
PDH Course Description: As a professional engineer, the licensee shall at all times recognize the primary obligation to protect the safety, health, property and welfare of the public. The purpose of this course is to get familiar with the rules and regulations for practicing engineering in the state of Georgia. At the conclusion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of the rules of professional conduct, continuing education requirements and other regulatory provisions contained in Rules of State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (the Rules). This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

* Note: This course cannot be used to satisfy Florida’s 4-PDH requirement in Florida Board Laws & Rules.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G141
CEU Course Title:      Georgia Board's Rules for Practicing Land Surveying
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $35
PDH Course Description: As a professional land surveyor, the licensee shall at all times recognize the primary obligation to protect the safety, health, property and welfare of the public. The purpose of this course is to get familiar with the rules and regulations for practicing land surveying in the state of Georgia. At the conclusion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of the rules of professional conduct, continuing education requirements and other regulatory provisions contained in Rules of State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (the Rules). This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

* Note: This course cannot be used to satisfy Florida’s 4-PDH requirement in Florida Board Laws & Rules.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G142
CEU Course Title:      Population Projections
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
PDH Course Description: This one-hour online course provides an introduction to methods of projecting population growth or decline. Future population size is a key parameter in designing facilities such as domestic water and wastewater treatment plants and municipal solid waste landfills. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G144
CEU Course Title:      2000 International Building Code - Classification of Occupancy and Construction Types
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The 2000 International Building Code has been adopted by eighteen states as of April 2002. This course highlights the use and occupancy classification and the types of construction, and helps engineers get familiar with the latest building code. The course materials are based entirely on IBC 2000: Chapter 3 - Use and Occupancy Classification and Chapter 6 - Types of Construction (17 pages, you need to have a copy of IBC 2000 for this course). This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G145
CEU Course Title:      2000 International Building Code - Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
PDH Course Description: The 2000 International Building Code has been adopted by eighteen states as of April 2002. This course highlights the special detailed requirements based on use and occupancy, and helps engineers get familiar with the latest building code. The course materials are based entirely on IBC 2000: Chapter 4 - Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy (28 pages, you need to have a copy of IBC 2000 for this course). This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.




Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G147
CEU Course Title:      Life Cycle Assessment of Building Projects
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This 2-hour course introduces the concepts of life cycle assessment to the building projects. It describes the life cycle analysis methodologies with specific illustrations to the air-conditioning functions of the building elements. This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development needs of individuals involved in managing resource development, building design, construction and project management.

It is suitable for students, managers, engineers, auditors, equipment manufacturers and the designers. It shall also be beneficial for individuals who utilize information from life cycle cost estimates, supervise cost estimates, prepare budgets, manage acquisition programs, evaluate and negotiate contract proposals, or desire grounding in the basic techniques of cost estimating.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G148
CEU Course Title:      North Carolina Board Rules for Practicing Engineering
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $35
PDH Course Description: As a professional engineer, the licensee shall at all times recognize the primary obligation to protect the safety, health, property and welfare of the public. The purpose of this course is to get familiar with the rules and regulations for practicing engineering in the state of North Carolina. At the conclusion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of the rules of professional conduct, continuing education requirements and other regulatory provisions contained in Rules of State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (the Rules). This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

* Note: This course cannot be used to satisfy Florida’s 4-PDH requirement in Florida Board Laws & Rules.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G149
CEU Course Title:      North Carolina Board Rules for Practicing Land Surveying
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $35
PDH Course Description: As a professional engineer, the licensee shall at all times recognize the primary obligation to protect the safety, health, property and welfare of the public. The purpose of this course is to get familiar with the rules and regulations for practicing engineering in the state of North Carolina. At the conclusion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of the rules of professional conduct, continuing education requirements and other regulatory provisions contained in Rules of State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (the Rules). This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

* Note: This course cannot be used to satisfy Florida’s 4-PDH requirement in Florida Board Laws & Rules.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G150
CEU Course Title:      Why Standards Matter
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course is designed as an introduction for management and technical personnel in business, industry association management, government, and public policy; university faculty and students; engineers, quality control and purchasing staff; consumers; and those new to organizations that develop standards. This course includes 6 lessons.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G150A
CEU Course Title:      Why Standards MatterAIA HSW
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course is designed as an introduction for management and technical personnel in business, industry association management, government, and public policy; university faculty and students; engineers, quality control and purchasing staff; consumers; and those new to organizations that develop standards. This course includes 6 lessons.

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

This course is registered with AIA/CES as a continuing education course for architects, and qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits. Courses registered with AIA/CES are acceptable to all state licensing boards for architects.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G151
CEU Course Title:      The Engineer in the Courts - Case Study
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $49
PDH Course Description: This is for the user who has completed PDH Course G129 - The Engineer in the Courts and wishes to obtain additional PDH credits by completing Module #5 Case Study.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G152
CEU Course Title:      Equipment Specifications: Requirements, Developments, and Use
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This 2-hour course discusses the process of equipment specifications used to describe engineered equipment such as instrumentation and controls, but can be applied to almost any piece of equipment that must be purchased. This course will enable a person or engineer to development a specification on a short form or long form as required to procure and document a piece of equipment.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G153
CEU Course Title:      Avoiding Falsework Failure
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
PDH Course Description: This course will discuss the design considerations of bridge falsework and the causes of failure as each element of the falsework system is discussed. The principals of falsework design apply to any temporary structural system designed to support the weight of a permanent structure during erection and until the permanent structure is self supporting. Post-tensioned box girder bridge falsework is selected for discussion because it can contain all of the complications that can result in structural failure. Bridge falsework often must span traffic, rivers and safely support massive weights in adverse conditions.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G154
CEU Course Title:      The U. S. Standards Development System and Process: The American Way
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course provides an overview of today's U.S. standard development environment, examples of the various types of standards and sources, and how standard development relates government and national and international business. This course consists of the following six lessons:

Lesson 1 - Course Overview

Lesson 2 - The Big Picture

Lesson 3 - Standards Today - The World Has Changed

Lesson 4 - Types of Standards

Lesson 5 - U.S. National Standards Development - The American Way

Lesson 6 - What's in it for me? How and Why to Participate in Standards Development

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G154A
CEU Course Title:      The U. S. Standards Development System and Process: The American Way AIA HSW
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course provides an overview of today's U.S. standard development environment, examples of the various types of standards and sources, and how standard development relates government and national and international business. This course consists of the following six lessons:

Lesson 1 - Course Overview

Lesson 2 - The Big Picture

Lesson 3 - Standards Today - The World Has Changed

Lesson 4 - Types of Standards

Lesson 5 - U.S. National Standards Development - The American Way

Lesson 6 - What's in it for me? How and Why to Participate in Standards Development

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

This course is registered with AIA/CES as a continuing education course for architects, and qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits. Courses registered with AIA/CES are acceptable to all state licensing boards for architects.



Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G156
CEU Course Title:      Environmental Regulations and Codes For Underground Tank Storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The author has attempted to greatly simplify Federal and North Carolina Petroleum Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations. Many states have their own UST installation, environmental and clean up regulations. The vast volumes of paper work and technical documents available make a short synopsis of the subject necessary. Petroleum UST environmental compliance, operations and maintenance installation regulations change constantly regarding the storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids. The clean up of petroleum contaminated soils and water from leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs) constantly stay active in all states. Most states have trust funds set aside to facilitate federal and/or state clean up standards.

Fire Codes (NFPA or IFC) should also be included for the proper installation of petroleum UST, this course will only focus on the environmental compliance of petroleum USTs.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G158
CEU Course Title:      Effective Email for the Technical Professional
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: The value of electronic mail in the technical and engineering fields is without question. Email is cheaper and faster than a letter, less intrusive than a phone call, and less hassle than a facsimile (FAX). When using email, differences in location and time zone are less of an obstacle to communication. The internet can be used to instantly transmit drawing revisions to project team members located anywhere on the planet. Almost all drawing files and project documents are now sent via email attachments. Coupled with digital photography, email allows real-time project field conditions to be easily visually, as well as descriptively, conveyed over vast distances.

Before the advent of electronic technology, people who were not very skilled at writing could do most of their communication verbally. This coping strategy is less possible now. A large number of technical professionals do not understand how to adjust their communication styles from the conventional to this new medium. This course will help those individuals to avoid this problem. This course will be useful not only to technical professionals who are just beginning, but also to those who are already using email as a mode of communication. The material covered will be useful to you as you continue your emailing experience.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G160
CEU Course Title:      Maximum Likelihood & Gauss-Markov Parameter Estimation
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $39
PDH Course Description: The need to fit mathematical models to measured data arises often in science and engineering. Parameter estimation is a disciple that provides estimates of unknown parameters in a system or process model based on measured data. The professional analyst can use the model that results from the application of parameter estimation to explain measured data to customers in a concise, compelling way.

The course develops maximum likelihood and Gauss-Markov parameter estimators for a linear measurement model. Six basic assumptions about measurement errors that were introduced in Course G429 are used to clearly explain when to apply each estimation method. Confidence limits for the estimated parameters are developed. Finally, maximum likelihood and Gauss-Markov estimators are compared to the least squares estimator developed in Course G429.

A detailed thermal conductivity example problem is solved and discussed. The quiz is designed to enhance understanding of the course material.

This is the second in a series of courses planned to give a working level understanding of the field of parameter estimation to practicing engineers, land surveyors, and architects.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G161
CEU Course Title:      A Guide to Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
PDH Course Description: Scaffolding has become an integral part of almost any construction project – residential, commercial and industrial. Understanding the OSHA Rules and Guidelines will insure a safe and successful project while avoiding delays, fines and most importantly accidents. This four-hour course based on OSHA publication 3150 and will review the major OSHA guidelines dealing with the construction and use of scaffolding.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G162
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to The U.S. Patent System
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course will provide the student with a general introduction to the various types of U.S. patents that are available. The student will also learn the parts of a patent application, what can get an inventor in trouble, patent professionals that can help with drafting, filing and prosecuting a patent application, how to find out how much getting a patent will cost, and what kind of inventions get special treatment from the U.S. patent office.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G172
CEU Course Title:      Safety and Health Requirements - Part 1 of 3ABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3163
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   10 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   10 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   10 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $185
PDH Course Description: The first and foremost fundamental canon in the NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers requires that design professionals hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties. This course provides information and guidance on the safety and health requirements related to the construction industry. The course materials are based on the US Army Corps of Engineers' Safety and Health Requirements Manual. The provisions of this manual implement safety and health standards and requirements contained in OSHA 29 CFR 1910, 29 CFR 1926, 29 CFR 1960, 30 CFR 56, Executive Order 12196, DODI 6055.1, DODI 6055.3, AR 40-5, AR 385-10, AR 385-11, AR 385-40, and FAR Clause 52.236-13. This manual is an excellent reference book for anyone in the construction industry, including engineers, architects, contractors and construction managers. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G172T
CEU Course Title:      Safety and Health Requirements - Part 1 of 3ABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3163 (Timed & Monitored)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   10 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   10 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   10 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $185
PDH Course Description: The first and foremost fundamental canon in the NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers requires that design professionals hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties. This course provides information and guidance on the safety and health requirements related to the construction industry. The course materials are based on the US Army Corps of Engineers' Safety and Health Requirements Manual. The provisions of this manual implement safety and health standards and requirements contained in OSHA 29 CFR 1910, 29 CFR 1926, 29 CFR 1960, 30 CFR 56, Executive Order 12196, DODI 6055.1, DODI 6055.3, AR 40-5, AR 385-10, AR 385-11, AR 385-40, and FAR Clause 52.236-13. This manual is an excellent reference book for anyone in the construction industry, including engineers, architects, contractors and construction managers. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G173
CEU Course Title:      Safety and Health Requirements - Part 2 of 3
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   10 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   10 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   10 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $249
PDH Course Description: The first and foremost fundamental canon in the NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers requires that design professionals hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties. This course provides information and guidance on the safety and health requirements related to the construction industry. The course materials are based on the US Army Corps of Engineers' Safety and Health Requirements Manual. The provisions of this manual implement safety and health standards and requirements contained in OSHA 29 CFR 1910, 29 CFR 1926, 29 CFR 1960, 30 CFR 56, Executive Order 12196, DODI 6055.1, DODI 6055.3, AR 40-5, AR 385-10, AR 385-11, AR 385-40, and FAR Clause 52.236-13. This manual is an excellent reference book for anyone in the construction industry, including engineers, architects, contractors and construction managers. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G174
CEU Course Title:      Safety and Health Requirements - Part 3 of 3
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   10 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   10 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   10 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $249
PDH Course Description: The first and foremost fundamental canon in the NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers requires that design professionals hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties. This course provides information and guidance on the safety and health requirements related to the construction industry. The course materials are based on the US Army Corps of Engineers' Safety and Health Requirements Manual. The provisions of this manual implement safety and health standards and requirements contained in OSHA 29 CFR 1910, 29 CFR 1926, 29 CFR 1960, 30 CFR 56, Executive Order 12196, DODI 6055.1, DODI 6055.3, AR 40-5, AR 385-10, AR 385-11, AR 385-40, and FAR Clause 52.236-13. This manual is an excellent reference book for anyone in the construction industry, including engineers, architects, contractors and construction managers. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G175
CEU Course Title:      Earthquakes: Basic Principles
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $69
PDH Course Description: This course introduces you to the basic concepts about earthquakes. Following a brief narrative of the myths and mystery that surrounded the occurrence of earthquakes through history, the course describes the precise effects of the first major earthquake recorded in the mid-eighteenth century. This initial advance led to the development of the new discipline of seismology in the nineteenth century, and by the late nineteenth century sufficient progress had been made to develop standardized scales to characterize the shaking severity of earthquakes. With the advent of the twentieth century and the development of instruments that capture and record the ground motion generated by earthquakes, it became possible to eventually develop the Richter magnitude scale.

The intensity of shaking as a measurement scale is presented: the Rossi-Forel and the Modified Mercalli scales. An explanation is given as to why these scales are not entirely satisfactory for measuring the absolute size of earthquakes. The discussion about the modern magnitude scale covers its use as a measurement of earthquake size and as an index of the energy released at the source of an earthquake. The association between faults and earthquakes is explained and the geometrical relationship between the fault plane, the hypocenter (or focus) and the epicenter of an earthquake is illustrated.

The major earthquakes that have affected North America, namely the 1811-1812 New Madrid, Missouri, the 1886 Charleston, South Carolina, and the 1906 San Francisco, California, earthquakes are described. The intensity of the ground shaking associated with these three earthquakes is presented in a figure that clearly shows that at the same intensity level, the shaking effects extend over a much larger area in the Eastern United States than in the Western United States. You will also learn that the 1906 San Francisco earthquake produced a wealth of recorded observations that allowed H. F. Reid to formulate the elastic rebound theory to explain the mechanism of earthquake generation.

Some of the largest magnitude earthquakes in the World since 1900 are the 1960 Chile earthquake, the 1964 Alaska earthquake and the 2004 South East Asia earthquake. These earthquakes are described because of their very large magnitude and because they disturbed the ocean floor generating immense sea waves called “tsunamis”, a Japanese word for “port wave”. These waves devastated the coastal towns they hit. Information about the Great Southeast Asia Earthquake and Tsunami of 2004 is presented and discussed. This 2004 tsunami was one of the largest ever in terms of casualties because it hit heavily populated low-lying coastal areas in many countries that were caught completely unprepared.

Finally, the equations used to derive the Richter magnitude of an earthquake and compute the energy released during that earthquake are presented in an Appendix. Also, a glossary of terms and acronyms used is provided as a reference to assist the student in following the concepts that are discussed throughout.

The information presented in this course is based on the long and varied experience of the author gained while dealing with the diverse seismic issues he encountered on the major engineering projects he managed in the United States and around the world.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G176
CEU Course Title:      2006 Minimal AutoCAD®
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $129
PDH Course Description: This five hour online course shows you how to use a few AutoCAD to create sketches and edit existing construction drawings. The keyboard commands used are common to the oldest and newest versions of AutoCAD (2006 at time of writing). In addition to the core material and associated quiz for credit, this revision includes explanatory narrative and demonstration exercises. Internet links are provided for reference sources. The multiple-choice quiz covers only core material. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G176U
CEU Course Title:      2006 Minimal AutoCAD®(Audio Version)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $129
PDH Course Description: This audio course shows you how to use a few AutoCAD to create sketches and edit existing construction drawings. The keyboard commands used are common to the oldest and newest versions of AutoCAD (2006 at time of writing). In addition to the core material and associated quiz for credit, this revision includes explanatory narrative and demonstration exercises. Internet links are provided for reference sources. The multiple-choice quiz covers only core material. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G177
CEU Course Title:      A Guide for Interior Design
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
PDH Course Description: Have you ever walked into a room that was full of nice things but just didn't "feel" quite right? The chances are that the person who decorated that room might have great taste but simply did not know the basics of interior design. Many people fall into this category but you don't have to be one of them. In this course you will learn the basics of interior decorating and gain the confidence to take great decorating ideas and use them together to create one cohesive look.

This 4-hr course material is based entirely on the US Army Corps of Engineers document DG 1110-3-122, “Design Guide for Interiors”.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G178
CEU Course Title:      How Engineers Can Reduce Vehicle Emissions
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $35
PDH Course Description: This is a two-hour course intended to educate engineers about an aspect of the environment that involves them on a daily basis and get them excited about their own potential to participate in environmental improvement. The first part of the course explains health and environmental problems such as air toxics, urban smog, and global climate change that are created in part by vehicle emissions. The second part of the course shows how engineers can serve as leaders in their workplaces and communities by taking steps to help reduce these problems. The steps discussed include properly maintaining a vehicle, saving gas and increasing mileage efficiency, considering a retrofit to a vehicle’s air conditioner, and choosing the right vehicle for individual needs.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G180
CEU Course Title:      Basic Applied Finite Element Analysis
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
PDH Course Description: This course will cover the basics of linear static finite element analysis of a machine part to accurately determine stress distributions due to applied loads. It will focus on practical application and real-world issues related to finite element analysis, as opposed to theory. While just about any engineer can get a contour plot showing stresses, many do not understand the iterative nature of FEA and how to obtain meaningful results. This course will use a verifiable geometric example so the user can gain confidence in their ability to create and refine a mesh, loading, and boundary conditions which give accurate results. Students have the option to download a trial version of a popular FEA program and obtain hands-on experience of meshing, material property specification, load application, boundary condition application, solving, and interpretation of results. Symmetry modeling and convergence of results will also be covered.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G182
CEU Course Title:      Tips on Saving Energy and MoneyAIA HSW
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $19
PDH Course Description: In recent years, energy prices have risen significantly as a result of worldwide increasing demand and shrinking resources. For industrialized countries, it is now more important than ever to conserve energy. For an average American home, heating and cooling expenses could account for more than 50% of the utility bill. Proper insulation for buildings is a key to conserve energy and can save homeowners a significant amount of money. This course provides tips and ideas on how to reduce your utility bill while maintaining a desired comfort level in your home. In this course, you will learn which parts of the house are taking a major toll on your utility bill and how to fix those problems using various types of insulations or sealants. Although the course materials are tailored for residential homes, many of the energy-saving tips and ideas discussed in this course are applicable to office and commercial environments. At the end of this course is a multiple choice quiz which is designed to reinforce what your learned from the course material.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G182A
CEU Course Title:      Tips on Saving Energy and MoneyAIA HSW
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $35
PDH Course Description: In recent years, energy prices have risen significantly as a result of worldwide increasing demand and shrinking resources. For industrialized countries, it is now more important than ever to conserve energy. For an average American home, heating and cooling expenses could account for more than 50% of the utility bill. Proper insulation for buildings is a key to conserve energy and can save homeowners a significant amount of money. This course provides tips and ideas on how to reduce your utility bill while maintaining a desired comfort level in your home. In this course, you will learn which parts of the house are taking a major toll on your utility bill and how to fix those problems using various types of insulations or sealants. Although the course materials are tailored for residential homes, many of the energy-saving tips and ideas discussed in this course are applicable to office and commercial environments. At the end of this course is a multiple choice quiz which is designed to reinforce what your learned from the course material.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G183
CEU Course Title:      Building Insulation Basics
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
PDH Course Description: Building insulation is a very important design consideration. Properly insulated buildings can save energy resource and money significantly. This course is designed to help engineers and architects learn how to properly insulate a home. In this course you will learn how to insulate attic hatches, basements, ceilings, attics, crawl spaces, slabs, and walls. In addition, it also provides helpful tips on air sealing, moisture control and R-value calculation. Although the course materials are tailored for residential construction, the insulation principles are applicable to commercial construction. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G183T
CEU Course Title:      Building Insulation Basics (Timed & Monitored)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
PDH Course Description: Building insulation is a very important design consideration. Properly insulated buildings can save energy resource and money significantly. This course is designed to help engineers and architects learn how to properly insulate a home. In this course you will learn how to insulate attic hatches, basements, ceilings, attics, crawl spaces, slabs, and walls. In addition, it also provides helpful tips on air sealing, moisture control and R-value calculation. Although the course materials are tailored for residential construction, the insulation principles are applicable to commercial construction. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G184
CEU Course Title:      Green Building Guidelines
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
PDH Course Description: The building "green" movement is growing at an explosive rate in the U.S. in recent years as a result of increased demand for natural resources. The goal of building "green" is to reduce the life cycle cost of buildings while maximizing health and environmental performance. This course is based entirely on the publication "Green Building Guidelines for New Home Construction", which provides excellent guidance for architects, engineers, builders and homeowners when trying to conserve natural resources, use energy wisely, improve indoor air quality and build livable communities. Although the course material focuses on residential construction, many of the tips provided in this course are applicable to commercial and office construction.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G184A
CEU Course Title:      Green Building GuidelinesAIA HSW
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
PDH Course Description: The building "green" movement is growing at an explosive rate in the U.S. in recent years as a result of increased demand for natural resources. The goal of building "green" is to reduce the life cycle cost of buildings while maximizing health and environmental performance. This course is based entirely on the publication "Green Building Guidelines for New Home Construction", which provides excellent guidance for architects, engineers, builders and homeowners when trying to conserve natural resources, use energy wisely, improve indoor air quality and build livable communities. Although the course material focuses on residential construction, many of the tips provided in this course are applicable to commercial and office construction.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G184T
CEU Course Title:      Green Building Guidelines (Timed & Monitored)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
PDH Course Description: The building "green" movement is growing at an explosive rate in the U.S. in recent years as a result of increased demand for natural resources. The goal of building "green" is to reduce the life cycle cost of buildings while maximizing health and environmental performance. This course is based entirely on the publication "Green Building Guidelines for New Home Construction", which provides excellent guidance for architects, engineers, builders and homeowners when trying to conserve natural resources, use energy wisely, improve indoor air quality and build livable communities. Although the course material focuses on residential construction, many of the tips provided in this course are applicable to commercial and office construction.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G185
CEU Course Title:      Sustainable Design GuideABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3810
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   15 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   15 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   15 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $285
PDH Course Description: Buildings consume more than two-thirds of the total electricity used annually in the US. Sustainable development, also called high-performance buildings, has become a very important concept as the nation tries to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. High-performance buildings are designed and built to minimize resource consumption, to reduce life cycle costs, and to maximize health and environmental performance across a wide range of measures – from indoor air quality to habitat protection. This course is designed to help design professionals get familiar with the planning and design process for creating and meeting sustainability goals, including energy reduction, indoor environmental quality, water conservation, stormwater management, and site preservation.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G185T
CEU Course Title:      Sustainable Design GuideABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3810 (Timed & Monitored)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   15 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   15 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   15 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $285
PDH Course Description: Buildings consume more than two-thirds of the total electricity used annually in the US. Sustainable development, also called high-performance buildings, has become a very important concept as the nation tries to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. High-performance buildings are designed and built to minimize resource consumption, to reduce life cycle costs, and to maximize health and environmental performance across a wide range of measures – from indoor air quality to habitat protection. This course is designed to help design professionals get familiar with the planning and design process for creating and meeting sustainability goals, including energy reduction, indoor environmental quality, water conservation, stormwater management, and site preservation.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G186
CEU Course Title:      Inventing by the NCMR Method
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   10 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   10 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   10 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $249
PDH Course Description: How do people invent and patent new and useful things?

Where do new ideas come from?

The NCMR method described in this course is a way to originate new and useful ideas and products. The student will also learn how invention patents are written.

GE, Ford, DANA, and other corporations expect their employees to make every effort possible to suggest and make improvements to products and methods at all levels in their organizations. Almost every product and method is changing or being replaced. In many cases last years models are out of date.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G187
CEU Course Title:      Material Safety Data Sheets - Sources and More
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
PDH Course Description: Workers who use chemicals and those who work nearby must be made aware of the hazards associated with those chemicals, how to reduce the risk of being exposed to them, and what to do in the case of an incident associated with those chemicals. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces have a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) available to workers for each hazardous chemical to which they could get exposed. MSDSs contain a wealth of information about the chemicals, their hazards, and how to reduce the risk of exposure. However, they are long documents, filled with technical information, making it difficult to understand and/or find the bits of information that you need. Plus it can sometimes be a challenge to simply get a copy of an MSDS for a product.

This course will show you various ways to acquire MSDSs, help you to understand the information on MSDSs, and share a few examples of how you might be able to use MSDS information to reduce risks.

This course focuses on MSDSs as required by OSHA for U.S. workers. Many other countries also have standards.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G188
CEU Course Title:      Small Business Safety and Health Management
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
PDH Course Description: Safety and health administration is very important to small business. Experts estimate that workplace injuries and illnesses cost U.S. businesses more than $125 billion annually. Effective job safety and health programs not only help reduce worker injuries and illnesses, they save employers money in the long run. This course is based entirely on the OSHA Small Business Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor. This handbook helps small business employers meet the legal requirements imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, and achieve an in-compliance status before an OSHA inspection. Although the guidelines are technically written for small businesses, the basic principles of establishing a reliable safety and health program described in this publication can be applied to businesses on other scales as well. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G188F
CEU Course Title:      Small Business Safety and Health ManagementFL PLS Board Approved Course 8319 (General)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
PDH Course Description: Safety and health administration is very important to small business. Experts estimate that workplace injuries and illnesses cost U.S. businesses more than $125 billion annually. Effective job safety and health programs not only help reduce worker injuries and illnesses, they save employers money in the long run. This course is based entirely on the OSHA Small Business Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor. This handbook helps small business employers meet the legal requirements imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, and achieve an in-compliance status before an OSHA inspection. Although the guidelines are technically written for small businesses, the basic principles of establishing a reliable safety and health program described in this publication can be applied to businesses on other scales as well. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.



Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G190
CEU Course Title:      Overview of the ISO System
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $9
PDH Course Description: Never before has the importance of standardization been greater as we enter an era of an ever-expanding global economy. Companies, large or small, view standards not only as the key to guiding their product development, quality or environmental compliance, but also as an imperative in competing successfully in the global marketplace. This course discusses who ISO is, why standards matter, what "international standardization" means, and how ISO standards benefit society. It also helps engineers, architects and land surveyors gain an insight into how ISO operates and how ISO standards are developed. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G191
CEU Course Title:      Concept of Building Information Modeling
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $69
PDH Course Description: Building Information Modeling (or BIM) is setting a new trend in AEC industries. In July 2009, Wisconsin becomes the first state to require BIM on large, public projects. But what is BIM? Is it the same as 3-D geometric modeling of buildings? This course discusses what BIM is, why BIM is important, and how BIM benefits design professions, fabricators, contractors and building owners. It also helps engineers and architects gain insight into how BIM works and how BIM standards are developed. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G192W
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Green Buildings (Live Webinar)PE & RA (AIA HSW), ABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3811
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $400
PDH Course Description: From green cars to green buildings, building "green" has gathered tremendous momentum around the world in recent years as a result of increased awareness of global warming and record high prices of natural resources. The goal of building "green" for the construction industry is to reduce the life cycle cost of buildings while maximizing health and environmental performance. This webinar covers 75 green design strategies in 13 areas of construction, and presents several examples of completed green building projects. The green building strategies provided in this course are applicable to various types of construction, from commercial to residential. In addition, students will learn about LEED Rating System, a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. This course is intended to help architects, engineers, contractors and building owners to understand all aspects of green building, from conservation of natural resources to wise use of energy, improvement of air quality to development of livable communities.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials. All quiz questions are reviewed during the webinar. You are guaranteed to pass this quiz.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G193
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Green Buildings
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
PDH Course Description: From green cars to green buildings, building "green" has gathered tremendous momentum around the world in recent years as a result of increased awareness of global warming and record high prices of natural resources. The goal of building "green" for the construction industry is to reduce the life cycle cost of buildings while maximizing health and environmental performance. This course is based entirely on the publication "Sustainable Buildings" - a superb guide published by San Mateo County, California. This guide is one of the best published works on the subject, and provides excellent guidance for architects, engineers, contractors and building owners in a well organized format when it comes to conservation of natural resources, wise use of energy, improvement of air quality and development of livable communities. The green building strategies provided in this course are applicable to various types of construction, from commercial to residential. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G193A
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Green BuildingsAIA HSW
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
PDH Course Description: From green cars to green buildings, building "green" has gathered tremendous momentum around the world in recent years as a result of increased awareness of global warming and record high prices of natural resources. The goal of building "green" for the construction industry is to reduce the life cycle cost of buildings while maximizing health and environmental performance. This course is based entirely on the publication "Sustainable Buildings" - a superb guide published by San Mateo County, California. This guide is one of the best published works on the subject, and provides excellent guidance for architects, engineers, contractors and building owners in a well organized format when it comes to conservation of natural resources, wise use of energy, improvement of air quality and development of livable communities. The green building strategies provided in this course are applicable to various types of construction, from commercial to residential. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G194
CEU Course Title:      PE Guide to the ENERGY STAR ® Label for Buildings
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two hour course specifically reviews the preparation of a Statement of Energy Performance, which is a stand-alone document designed to communicate not only a building's energy performance, but also its physical characteristics, operating characteristics, and conformance to current indoor environmental standards. Once validated by a professional engineer (PE), the Statement of Energy Performance becomes an official document that can be used to apply for the ENERGY STAR label. The role of the PE is essential to the credibility of the outcome. Professional Engineers provide unbiased engineering services and are legally bound to uphold standards of ethics. Because of this high level of professionalism, experience, and expertise, a PE is required to validate each Statement of Energy Performance for it to be considered "official" whether it is used to apply for the ENERGY STAR label or for any other purpose. Services performed by Professional Engineers in connection with the ENERGY STAR or Portfolio Manager shall in no way be construed to diminish or otherwise modify the responsibilities or liability of the original designer or operator of the building.

Since January 1999, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided the public the means to quickly and easily assess – or benchmark – the energy performance of commercial buildings relative to similar buildings in the United States. Accounting for the most significant drivers of energy intensity such as weather and building characteristics, buildings whose performance is among the nation's top 25 as an ENERGY STAR building.

This course is based entirely on the Publication EPA 430- F –01-XX, June 2003 Professional Engineer's Guide to the ENERGY STAR ® Label for Buildings prior to taking a quiz for credit. You will be quizzed on the attached document on its entirety.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G195
CEU Course Title:      Object-Oriented Thinking
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: Object-oriented (OO) design and programming has become one of the major forces in computing today. The programming expertise of many practicing engineers is based in procedure-oriented FORTRAN and C languages. Transitioning to today’s OO paradigm is not simply “learning another language”, as in moving from FORTRAN to C, for example. It requires learning a new way of thinking. This course is designed to be a first step for engineers toward this new way of thinking. The emphasis is on OO thinking and not a particular programming language. OO methodology is well-suited for dealing with the problems of software complexity and scales up well to large-scale systems. Although small scale engineering applications may not always be seen as benefiting from OO directly, the new OO languages such as Java may be attractive for other reasons such as network applications and platform independence.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G196
CEU Course Title:      Excel Spreadsheet Basics for Engineers
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course will cover spreadsheet based analysis for general purpose engineering use. It will focus on using basic calculations, formulas and graphs within Microsoft Excel ™. Several sample problems will be modeled, accompanied by sample spreadsheets which may be downloaded and used for understanding the examples. One powerful feature of the spreadsheet lies in its capability to rapidly compare the effects of changing parameters on the solution to an engineering problem. In this way, the sensitivity of the solution to each variable may be determined. Design examples will be given in the areas of stress analysis, trajectory and engineering economics. Additional topics will include decision making logic, and goal-seeking (a form of automated trial and error). Course Requires Microsoft Excel™ or similar program, (such as Open Office Calc - an open source free program available as part of the Open Office Suite, see http://www.openoffice.org/).

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G197
CEU Course Title:      Construction and Contractor Safety - Responsibility, Management, and Basic Safety Considerations
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course explores the following questions:

1. Who is responsible for Contractor and Construction Safety?
2. Whom would OSHA cite if a violation were to occur?
3. What are the basic construction safety considerations of which I should be aware?
4. How do I enforce and manage safety?
5. How do I hire a safe Contractor?

Although not intended to replace further study, offer legal advise, or claim to comprehensively represent regulations, this course will provide a practical overview to the student and enable him or her to better understand primary safety elements and our collective responsibilities.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G198
CEU Course Title:      Protecting Technology
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
PDH Course Description: Imagine you've invented a great new widget that increases the efficiency of your bicycle manufacturing plant by 25%. Now you're able to undersell the competition and still make a handsome profit. What should you do next? Should you keep the invention a secret within your company? But, how do you ensure that one of your workers doesn't sell your widget idea to a competitor. Maybe you should patent your widget? But, then your competition will find out about your secret weapon. They may be able to copy or imitate your design. Perhaps you should get a patent and license out the technology to your competitors. If they're going to steal it anyway, are you better off selling it to them first?

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G199
CEU Course Title:      Copyright of Engineering Drawings, Plans and Designs
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: You've no doubt seen them many times. Those little © symbols at the bottom of the page in books, magazines and even on websites. But, have you ever thought about whether your engineering drawings can be copyrighted? What about your designs? If so, do you have to do anything to obtain a copyright? And just what kind of protection can you get by obtaining a copyright? Can another engineer copy your work if you don't obtain copyright protection?

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G200
CEU Course Title:      How to Prepare Patent Drawings
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: At some point in your career, you may be required to produce patent drawings. If so, you may be surprised to learn that engineering drawings are not acceptable as patent drawings. The rules for patent drawings are very specific and are fairly detailed. But, once you have learned the basics, you will be able to produce patent drawings of all types. In this course, you will learn how to prepare formal patent drawings.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G201
CEU Course Title:      Protecting Designs Under Patent, Copyright and Trademark Law
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: A design patent protects the appearance of an object. It is directed at protecting surface ornamentation, configuration of parts, shape of the article or a combination of these elements. A utility patent, on the other hand, is obtained to protect the novel, non-obvious functional designs.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G202
CEU Course Title:      Parking Structures
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
PDH Course Description: The primary purpose of this course is to gain an understanding of all of the primary components and variables that must be considered when designing a parking garage facility. Concepts associated with planning, design, building codes, security, structure, durability and maintenance are discussed.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G204
CEU Course Title:      Design for Static Strength
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
PDH Course Description: This course covers the design of parts for static strength. Safety factors, material properties, elementary heat treatment, stress concentrations, and ductile vs. brittle materials will be discussed. Various static failure theories will be presented, focusing on Von Mises-Hencky (distortion energy) theory for ductile materials, and the modified Mohr theory for brittle materials. Application of FEA results to static failure theories will be covered. The course is intended as either a review or a primer in the field of designing for static strength. It is assumed the student has a working knowledge of basic stress analysis. Fatigue and fracture mechanics will not be covered.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G206
CEU Course Title:      AutoCAD 2-D Basics
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
PDH Course Description: This 6 PDH course summarizes the AutoCAD tools and methods for making typical multi-view two dimensional: manufacturing plant plans, elevations, mechanical and structural engineering drawings, flow charts, process, instrumentation and electrical power and control diagrams.

The techniques described here include all versions of AutoCAD released during the past 10 years, including releases 14 to 2007. AutoCAD LT is 2-dimensional and AutoCAD Professional is 2 & 3 dimensional.

The methods described are applicable to the: Mechanical, Structural, Industrial, Chemical, Electrical, and Civil engineering disciplines.

AutoCAD software is not required to study these notes and answer questions in the quiz.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G207
CEU Course Title:      Tsunamis: Basic Principles
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $69
PDH Course Description: This course on “Tsunamis” is presented as a complement to course G175 on “Earthquakes: Basic Principles” for the benefit of those students who want to learn more about this particularly devastating natural phenomenon. Course G175, however, is not a pre-requisite for taking this course. This course is a stand-alone presentation that can be taken independently of course G175.

In this course you will learn that any number of large-scale, short duration disturbances of the ocean floor can generate tsunamis. Most frequently, however, it is the strong, shallow submarine earthquakes that are the most likely triggering mechanism of these monstrous sea waves.

Following a brief explanation of the origin of the word, you will learn how to describe the geometry and general behavior of water waves and what distinguishes wind-generated waves from tsunamis. The geologic concept of plate tectonics is then presented, which explains that the earth’s crust is divided into a number of rigid plates that interact with one another causing seismic activity along their boundaries. In fact, it is the interaction between the oceanic and continental plates that most frequently trigger the large seismic events that deform the ocean floor and spawn the most devastating tsunamis. A step by step illustration of this process is presented along with an explanation of how the initial tsunami wave splits into two waves that start traveling in opposite directions. The wave that travels out to the deep ocean is known as the distant tsunami, while the other wave that travels towards the nearby coast is referred to as the local tsunami. The wave transformations that occur at shallow oceanic depths are explained as they control the ensuing wave run-up that occurs all along the coastline. The equations used to compute the velocity of tsunamis are presented in an appendix at the end of the course.

The characteristics of the most notable tsunamis that occurred since 1900 are presented and discussed. Experiences gained from the study of these events led the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to develop and deploy several tsunami-warning stations in the Pacific Ocean in the mid-1990s. When data collected from these stations confirm the detection of a tsunami, scientists begin immediately to predict the propagation course and velocity of the waves. Warnings are then issued to the most susceptible areas likely to be affected. Following the devastating tsunami of December 26, 2004, several additional tsunami detection stations have been added to the existing network.

Finally, other mechanisms that could also trigger tsunamis are presented and explained. Examples from the historical and geological records are presented as evidence that tsunamis have occurred in the past and are therefore one of the recurring and potent geologic hazards of our planet.

A glossary of terms and acronyms used is provided at the end of this course as a reference to assist the student in following the concepts that are discussed throughout the text.

The information presented in this course is based on the professional experience gained by the author in dealing with various aspects of seismic issues he dealt with in association with the major engineering projects he managed around the world.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G208
CEU Course Title:      Hybrid Vehicle Technologies
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course provides an overview of technologies that are currently used or have potential for use in hybrid vehicles. In many ways the current interest in alternatives to the dominant single energy source gasoline engine is déjà vu. A sketch of the early history of automotive power trains is outlined with reasons why the gasoline internal combustion engine (ICE) won this early race for dominance. Because of the enormous challenge of changing the supporting infrastructure for a completely different technology, the race this time is beginning with many transition forms consisting of the ICE in combination with non-polluting power generating systems. The wide varieties of hybrid system storage, power and fuel systems for power trains that are emerging are reviewed. The remarkable prospect of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology that would provide vehicle owner income in return for quick service high value electric services is discussed. Software simulation packages that can be used for design support and performance analysis as well as government initiatives are also discussed. References are given for those who wish to carry out more in-depth study.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G209
CEU Course Title:      AutoCAD 3-D Basics
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
PDH Course Description: Three dimensional solid model drawings help engineers, designers, fabricators, and construction crews to understand two dimensional drawings. Typically 2D drawings are fully dimensioned and 3D models are inserted to assist visualization of the part, assembly, or exploded view.

This 8 PDH course summarizes the AutoCAD tools, commands, and methods for making three dimensional solid models of: Parts, Assemblies, and Exploded Assemblies. The techniques described here include all versions of AutoCAD released during the past several years, including releases 14 to 2007. Please note that all versions of AutoCAD LT (Light) enable the creation of 2 dimensional drawings and not 3 dimensional models.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G210
CEU Course Title:      US National CAD Standard, NCS 3.1-07, for Electrical Design
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course narrowly focuses on completion of the Statement of Compliance required by the April, 2007, version 3.1 of the US National CAD Standard (NCS 3.1-07). Details and discussion are restricted to electrical design, though the majority of the standard is directed toward Architectural content. The full standard is copyrighted and can be purchased from National Institute of Building Sciences, 1090 Vermont Ave, NW, #700, Washington, DC 20005-4905.

The CAD standard provides a means to encourage uniform, quality presentation of facility construction drawings. It has been adopted by the federal and state governments for some projects of some agencies. The author is presently preparing engineering standards for a large municipal government and using NCS 3.1-07 as the basis. The “uniform, quality presentation” simplifies revisions and follow-up projects without a learning-curve of becoming familiar with the original design conventions followed. Backgrounds can be reused without extensive fix-up. Pen assignments are explicit so that new line weights are consistent with the original. The second designer knows where to look in the set for information left by the first designer.

The course is made up of two major parts - the Worksheet for the Statement of Compliance and the Course Content, including introduction and references.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G210U
CEU Course Title:      US National CAD Standard, NCS 3.1-07, for Electrical Design (Audio Version)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
PDH Course Description: This audio course narrowly focuses on completion of the Statement of Compliance required by the April, 2007, version 3.1 of the US National CAD Standard (NCS 3.1-07). Details and discussion are restricted to electrical design, though the majority of the standard is directed toward Architectural content. The full standard is copyrighted and can be purchased from National Institute of Building Sciences, 1090 Vermont Ave, NW, #700, Washington, DC 20005-4905.

The CAD standard provides a means to encourage uniform, quality presentation of facility construction drawings. It has been adopted by the federal and state governments for some projects of some agencies. The author is presently preparing engineering standards for a large municipal government and using NCS 3.1-07 as the basis. The “uniform, quality presentation” simplifies revisions and follow-up projects without a learning-curve of becoming familiar with the original design conventions followed. Backgrounds can be reused without extensive fix-up. Pen assignments are explicit so that new line weights are consistent with the original. The second designer knows where to look in the set for information left by the first designer.

The course is made up of two major parts - the Worksheet for the Statement of Compliance and the Course Content, including introduction and references.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G212
CEU Course Title:      LEED for New Construction & Major RenovationsABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3812
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $145
PDH Course Description: The built environment has a vast impact on the natural environment, human health, and the economy. In recent years, the demand for high-performance buildings has grown tremendously as a result of increased awareness of the need for sustainable development. The LEED Rating System is designed to guide and distinguish high-performance buildings that are designed and built to minimize resource consumption, to reduce life cycle costs, and to maximize health and environmental performance across a wide range of measures – from indoor air quality to habitat protection. This course is based entirely on the publication "LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations" - a superb guide published by the U.S. Green Building Council. This publication not only helps design professionals get familiar with the planning and design process for creating and meeting sustainability goals, but also provides the fundamental knowledge required to obtain the LEED AP credential. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G212A
CEU Course Title:      LEED for New Construction & Major RenovationsAIA HSW, ABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3812
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $145
PDH Course Description: The built environment has a vast impact on the natural environment, human health, and the economy. In recent years, the demand for high-performance buildings has grown tremendously as a result of increased awareness of the need for sustainable development. The LEED Rating System is designed to guide and distinguish high-performance buildings that are designed and built to minimize resource consumption, to reduce life cycle costs, and to maximize health and environmental performance across a wide range of measures – from indoor air quality to habitat protection. This course is based entirely on the publication "LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations" - a superb guide published by the U.S. Green Building Council. This publication not only helps design professionals get familiar with the planning and design process for creating and meeting sustainability goals, but also provides the fundamental knowledge required to obtain the LEED AP credential. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G214
CEU Course Title:      An Office Building Occupant's Guide to Indoor Air Quality
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $9
PDH Course Description: A good indoor environment is very important because it can impact the health, comfort, well-being, and productivity of building occupants. Although building managers have the primary responsibilty for maintaining indoor air quality, building tenants and occupants can play an equally important role in controlling and improving indoor air quality in their offices. In this course, you will learn the factors that affects Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and the simple ways to contibute to good indoor air quality and work environment. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G214T
CEU Course Title:      An Office Building Occupant's Guide to Indoor Air Quality (Timed & Monitored)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $9
PDH Course Description: A good indoor environment is very important because it can impact the health, comfort, well-being, and productivity of building occupants. Although building managers have the primary responsibilty for maintaining indoor air quality, building tenants and occupants can play an equally important role in controlling and improving indoor air quality in their offices. In this course, you will learn the factors that affects Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and the simple ways to contibute to good indoor air quality and work environment. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G216
CEU Course Title:      Preparing and Delivering Technical Presentations
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course takes you step by step through the process of preparing and delivering a clear and lucid technical presentation at scientific and professional meetings. The guidance provided is also applicable to the preparation and delivery of less formal presentations, such as those given in the form of internal company reports to corporate executives or as lectures prepared and delivered by professors or graduate students at colleges and universities.

The course starts by suggesting that you write answers to ten fundamental questions. Your answers to these questions will guide you through the preparation of the first draft of your presentation. The course then progresses by providing you with specific suggestions that will assist you through the preparation of the introductory section, the body and the conclusion section of your presentation.

The preparation phase of your talk will take you step by step through the recommended rehearsal sessions that will help you practice your delivery skills. In that section of the course you will also learn that speakers have limited time to communicate their message in a clear and concise fashion. Indeed, your job during the delivery of your presentation is to scan and pay attention to your audience in order to adjust your talk and be able to transfer your knowledge effectively. In preparing for the event, you are also prompted to anticipate and prepare for unforeseen circumstances that may arise so you can handle them with ease when they occur. By familiarizing yourself with the content of your presentation and rehearsing repeatedly ahead of time you will most definitely improve your performance when you finally deliver your talk.

An appendix, at the end of the course, provides you with suggestions on how to prepare clear and concise visual aids. Your illustrations should be simple and clear, colorful and easy to read. Each illustration you prepare should be checked against these simple guidelines to ensure that it will capture and hold the attention of your audience.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G217
CEU Course Title:      Conducting A Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Hazard AssessmentABIH CM APPROVAL #08-1822
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
PDH Course Description: In this three hour course, which provides an overview of basic hazards encountered in the workplace, students will learn how to assess workplace hazard that cause injuries and select PPE when engineering controls or work practice controls are not enough. The concepts and principles contained in OSHA 3151 will help further an understanding of OSHA's Hazard Assessment and PPE standards for general industry.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G218
CEU Course Title:      Engineering Sketching for Design and Communication
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: Freehand sketches are vital to the innovation process. Simple forms sketched on paper can represent the most complex products and manufacturing systems.

This 2-PDH course presents freehand sketching as a method for creating initial concepts of production processes; originating equipment designs; analyzing equipment performance; communicating ideas; and reducing the time to complete engineering projects.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G219
CEU Course Title:      Effective Technical Writing Techniques and a Grammar Refresher for Architects and Engineers
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
PDH Course Description: Usually, books and courses on technical writing are written for a general audience. Finally, this is a course written specifically for Architects, Engineers, and Constructors. It includes effective technical writing techniques as well as a grammar and punctuation refresher that you can use as a quick reference, written in the context of our disciplines. Examples are from sentences we use and write each day. The course discusses common mistakes and word usage. In addition, it includes practical Technical writing tips to elevate and polish your written work. While it is not practical (nor necessary) to review all facets of grammar, punctuation, and technical writing essentials, the course cover many of the typical weaknesses and mistakes we as Engineers and Architects make. So join with me as we improve our Technical writing skills.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end that was designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G220
CEU Course Title:      Confined Space AwarenessABIH CM APPROVAL #08-1530
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
PDH Course Description: In this three hour course students will be provided definitions and examples of confined spaces that could be encountered in the workplace. In addition, students will learn OSHA requirements, under 29 CFR 1910.146, for a confined space entry program, entry permits, alternative entry procedures, and the reclassification of permitted spaces. The information is provided in a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation handout and in OSHA Publication 3138 and will help further an understanding of OSHA's Permit Required Confined Space Standard for general industry.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G221
CEU Course Title:      Energy Star® Strategies for Upgrading Existing Buildings
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   12 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   12 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   12 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $299
PDH Course Description: This (Twelve-hour) course will serve as an informative guide for developing a comprehensive energy management strategy and an integrated approach to upgrading existing buildings. The staged processes outlined in this course will provide the user with an enormous source of information on proven energy-efficient technologies that can produce energy savings of 35% or greater.

In 1996, EPA partnered with Department of Energy to increase the product offerings of the Energy Star® label. The label was expanded to include new homes, commercial and institutional buildings, residential heating and cooling equipment, major appliances, office equipment, lighting, and consumer electronics. Green Lights, ClimateWise, and all labeled products have been consolidated under one umbrella; Energy Star®. Now, the suite of products and offerings all bear the Energy Star® logo. From labeled buildings and homes to labeled products, the Energy Star® logo makes it easier for businesses and consumers to recognize the symbol for exemplary energy performance, saving money and pollution prevention.

This course is based entirely on the Energy Star® Building Upgrade Manual, dated December 2004 published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G222
CEU Course Title:      EPA’s All Appropriate Inquiries Rule – CERCLA Defense
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
PDH Course Description: To assist clients obtain certain protections from liability under the Federal Superfund Law (CERCLA), licensed professional engineers must fully understand the EPA requirements and provisions contained in 40 CFR Part 312, “All Appropriate Inquiries” Rule. “All Appropriate Inquiries” or AAI is a process of evaluating a property’s environmental conditions and assessing potential liability for any contamination. This three hour course will prepare engineers to be familiar with 40 CFR Part 312 regulations and to have a better understanding of the requirements and other regulatory provisions for preparing AAI Compliant Phase I report.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G223
CEU Course Title:      Energy Management Using a Plan-Do-Check-Act Approach
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
PDH Course Description: Manufacturing and government services such as water and wastewater utilities require energy. Energy costs are continuing to rise to almost unacceptable levels. The electric energy sources currently being used have significant climate change issues. Managing a facility’s energy is becoming an increasingly important issue for everyone. This course offers a unique approach that has proven highly successful in addressing quality, environmental management and occupational health and safety issues. It follows the Deming Plan-Do-Check-Act approach. It is expected that this approach will assist in addressing the energy management issues facing us all. This course is based upon the US EPA document “Ensuring a Sustainable Future: An Energy Management Guidebook for Wastewater ad Water Utilities”, January 2008.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G225
CEU Course Title:      Industrial Assessments for Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   10 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   10 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   10 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $249
PDH Course Description: Pollution prevention (P2) is one of the cornerstones of an ISO 14001 certified environmental management system (EMS). P2 has been evolving from a specialized environmental initiative to a mainstream business activity. P2 offers significant benefits to an industrial operation and can result in significant cost savings affecting the bottom line of the organization. P2 activities can also result in a safer work environment. The US EPA developed a guidance manual on conducting pollution prevention industrial assessments. This course is based upon the US EPA document “Guide to Industrial Assessments for Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency”, EPA Document No., EPA/625/R-99/003, June 2001.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G226
CEU Course Title:      Energy Star® Qualified - New Homes
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
PDH Course Description: Homes can now be qualified as an ENERGY STAR® Qualified Home using the National Builder Option Package BOP, which includes strict requirements for analysis of Thermal Bypass.

The Thermal Bypass Checklist is a comprehensive list of building details where thermal bypass, or the movement of heat around or through insulation, frequently occurs due to missing air barriers or gaps between the air barrier and insulation. The Thermal Bypass Checklist must be completed by a certified home energy rater in order for a home to be qualified as ENERGY STAR.

This (Six-hour) course will review the details of ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes covering both the Builder Option Package BOP, and the Thermal Bypass Checklist in detail.

The Engineer or Architect of record in many localities is now being asked to certify that the proposed construction plans meet the latest guidelines for ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes, therefore a good working knowledge of this criteria is essential for any professionals who are involved with residential construction.

This course is based entirely on both the Thermal Bypass Checklist Guide- Version 2.0, updated June 2007; published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes - Builder Option Package BOP-dated June 2007.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G227
CEU Course Title:      How to Establish an Effective Energy Management Process
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course presents an 8 step approach for establishing an energy management and energy conservation process. Practical how-to information for determining appropriate monitoring and measurement criteria for an effective energy management process is presented in a logical format for application.

An effective Energy Management Process involves, at a minimum:
  • Top Management commitment
  • An energy policy that is understood and measurable
  • Leadership at all levels of the organization focused on energy use
  • An Energy Management Representative and an energy management team that are functioning effectively
  • Understanding “where we are” with energy use and carbon footprint
  • Understanding the building systems
  • Implementing low cost/no cost common sense energy conservation measures
  • Establishing realistic energy management targets and objectives


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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G228
    CEU Course Title:      Design for Department of Defense (DoD) – General Building Requirements
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Designing for the Department of Defense is a broad subject which encompasses a wide range of topics. This online course in general building requirements presents the basic issues related to Department of Defense design and construction. As part of the course material, the primary Department of Defense design and construction document – UFC 1-200-01: General Building Requirements is presented in parallel to the course content. The course material should be studied accordingly.

    This course includes a quiz at the end of the presentation, which is designed to help enhance the comprehension and application of the course material.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G229
    CEU Course Title:      Airport Aviation Activity Forecasting
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Airport aviation forecasting is used to provide airports with an estimate of the number of passengers that will use the airport facilities at some point in the future. Forecasts are generally performed beyond 20 years into the future.

    This two-hour course will discuss the aviation forecasting methods used and the detail of the methods. Case studies of the forecasting methods are given in the text which will aid the reader to comprehend the material.

    This course can be used by anyone with an interest in transportation engineering, statistics, runway and airport design and planning. This course is perfect for those individuals working in any aviation field where airport aviation forecasting is a concern. After reading this course the student will know the basic information regarding Airport Aviation Activity Forecasting.

    The course materials are based solely on the Transportation Research Board Manual “Airport Aviation Activity Forecasting” as found on the website of the Transportation Research Boards.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G230
    CEU Course Title:      Technology in Society
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: This 6 PDH course includes basic elements of technology in our society today that are applications of: industrial, chemical, mechanical, electrical, and production engineering disciplines. The focus is on developing new; product, process, and quality solutions. Technology is the source of much prosperity and offers a bright new future for those nations that embrace it. The possibility of growing new organs from a few skin cells is nearby. The emerging hydrogen economy promisses to replace gasoline in fuel cell driving cars and other vehicles is already a reality.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G231W
    CEU Course Title:      Green Building Strategies (Part 1) (Live Webinar)PE
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $55
    PDH Course Description: From green cars to green buildings, building "green" has gathered tremendous momentum around the world in recent years as a result of increased awareness of global warming and record high prices of natural resources. The goal of building "green" for the construction industry is to reduce the life cycle cost of buildings while maximizing health and environmental performance. This webinar is an introductory level course on building green. The green building strategies provided in this course are applicable to various types of construction, from commercial to resdential. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.




    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G235
    CEU Course Title:      Applying For a Patent Online
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This 3 Professional Development Hour course shows by example how to apply for a patent disclosure establishing the date of the invention and name of the inventor for a fee of $10. This is followed by an apparatus patent application example made with the US Patent Office on the internet for a fee of $75.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G236
    CEU Course Title:      How to Invent by the NCMR Method
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: How do people invent useful things?

    Where do new ideas come from?

    The NCMR method described in this course is a way to originate new and useful ideas and products. The student will also learn how invention patents are written.

    GE, Ford, DANA, and other corporations expect their employees to make every effort possible to suggest and make improvements to products and methods at all levels in their organizations. Almost every product and method is changing or being replaced. In many cases last years models are out of date.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G237
    CEU Course Title:      Microsoft ACCESS Database Basics
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This one (1.0 PDH) Professional Development Hour course describes basic elements in Microsoft’s, “Access” database creating software with many illustrations.

    Engineering records of many types are kept for decades and should be readily retrievable for: engineering, legal, and tax purposes. Engineering organizations keep a list of drawings and revisions of drawings for all projects. The purchasing department keeps records of all equipment to be purchased for each client and track the delivery dates. All stages of manufacturing operations are planned and controlled to meet delivery requirements including records of all product: serial numbers, bills of materials, quality control data, and delivery dates.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G238
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Reliability Engineering
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide an introductory body of information that will allow the engineer, engineering manager or corporate manager the resources to start the process of organizing a reliability department within the company he or she works for. We wish to illustrate those key design practices that ensure high levels of reliability. This course will also provide references for further study so that the concepts of reliability and reliability engineering, as applied to commercial and consumer products, are not overlooked or taken for granted. Successfully completing this course will not make you an expert or a specialist but certainly will provide you with an understanding of the basics so further study will be less confusing. There is no doubt about the fact that the design process is one involving many disciplines and even though we explore only one; i.e. reliability, we touch on several others. The last portion of this course will address reliability methodology as applied to computer programming. The study of how to improve the reliability of computer codes is a huge industry and one that garners significant awareness. The interaction of various program packages remains critical to many systems and subsystems. Reliability can provide the understanding, through testing, to insure no issues when two, three or more companies contribute code that will drive systems as found in the “Airbus”, Boeing “Dreamliner”, MEGLEV, NASA’s shuttlecraft, top-of-the-line automotive products, etc.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G239
    CEU Course Title:      Wind Resource Assessment
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $129
    PDH Course Description: A wind resource assessment program is similar to other technical projects. It requires planning and coordination and is constrained by budget and schedule limitations. It demands a clear set of objectives so the best assessment approach is selected. Its ultimate success rests on the quality of the program's assembled assets—sound siting and measurement techniques, trained staff, quality equipment, and thorough data analysis techniques.

    This course is based on the document Wind Resource Assessment Handbook, NREL Subcontract No. TAT-5-15283-01, April 1997.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G240
    CEU Course Title:      Building Systems and IAQ – Sustainable Design
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: In today’s building construction sustainable design is becoming a major factor of design criteria. Sustainable design applies to every aspect of the building. In particular, this course deals with the building systems and indoor environmental quality.

    This course is based on the document able Building Technical Manual – Green Building Design, Construction and Operations Part IV: Building Design – Section B: Building Systems and Indoor Environmental Quality,(Chapters 12 – 15 Only).

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G241
    CEU Course Title:      Continuous Commissioning
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   10 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   10 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   10 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $249
    PDH Course Description: Building commissioning has emerged as the preferred method of ensuring that building systems are installed and operated to provide the performance envisioned by the designer. While most commissioning processes focus on bringing building operation to the original design intent, Continuous Commissioning is different. Continuous Commissioning focuses on optimizing HVAC system operation and control for the existing building conditions. Continuous Commissioning is an ongoing process to resolve operating problems, improve comfort, optimize energy use and identify retrofits for existing commercial and institutional buildings and central plant facilities. Continuous Commissioning focuses on improving overall system control and operations for the building, as it is currently utilized, and on meeting existing facility needs.

    This course is based on the document Continuous Commissioning Guidebook for Federal Energy Managers Maximizing Building Efficiency and Comfort; DOE – Federal Energy Management Program – October 2002.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G242
    CEU Course Title:      Green Roofs
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Because of their many energy-saving and environmental benefits, green roofs are a promising technology for energy-efficient buildings. In a green roof, a layer of vegetation covers the surface of a roof to provide shade, cool indoor and outdoor temperatures, storm water management, and more. This course describes the benefits of green roofs, estimated saving and market potential of green roofs, technology performance of green roofs, warranties, standards and codes related to green roofs. This course is based on the document Green Roofs, DOE/EE-0298.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G243
    CEU Course Title:      Zero Energy Buildings
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: Buildings have a significant impact on energy use and the environment. The way the zero energy goal is defined affects the choices designers make to achieve this goal and whether they can claim success. This course material shows the design impacts of the definition used for Zero Energy Buildings and the large difference between definitions. It also looks at sample utility rate structures and their impact on the zero energy scenarios.

    This course is based on the document Zero Energy Buildings: A Critical Look at The Definition, Conference Paper NREL/CP-550-39833, June 2006.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G244
    CEU Course Title:      PC Fundamentals for Design Professionals
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: As design professionals, we use our computers day in and day out. We depend on them for calculations, storage, drawing, communications, budgeting… you name it. This course will cover the fundamental parts of your computer, and teach you a bit of what makes your PC “tick”.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G245
    CEU Course Title:      PC Networking for Design Professionals
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Networking our computers has become a necessity for professionals in the design and construction fields... even in the smallest of offices. This course will teach you the fundamentals of computer networking.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G246
    CEU Course Title:      Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospitals
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Earthquakes are a serious threat to hospital safety and pose a significant potential liability to hospital administrators and healthcare organizations. Hospital buildings in 39 states are vulnerable to earthquake damage. Unsafe existing buildings expose healthcare organizations to risks such as death and injury of patients, doctors, nurses and staff; damage to or collapse of buildings; damage to and loss of furnishings, equipment, and other building contents; disruption of patient care and other hospital operations and loss of an indispensable community resource.

    This course is based on the document Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospital Buildings, FEMA 396, December 2003.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G247
    CEU Course Title:      Laboratories Best Practices: Commissioning Ventilated Containment Systems
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: Ventilated containment equipment has commonly been delivered and installed as off-the-wall selections considered state-of-the-art by default if not by superior design. However, with advancing technology of ventilated containment systems and with heightened concern over material hazards, environmental protection and energy conservation, equipment efficacy must be assured. Consequently, commissioning has become an essential discipline for the effective construction and operation of laboratory facilities.

    This course is based on the document Laboratories For The 21st Century: Best Practice Guide – Commissioning Ventilated Containment Systems In The Laboratory, DOE/GO-102008-2653, August 2008.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G248
    CEU Course Title:      Reducing Fossil Fuel Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Solar Water Heating
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This (Two-hour) course will serve as an informative guide specifically reviewing the technical potential of solar water heating (SWH) to reduce fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions.

    Use of solar water heating (SWH) in the United States grew significantly in the late 1970s and early 1980s, as a result of increasing energy prices and generous tax credits. Since 1985, however, expiration of federal tax credits and decreased energy prices have virtually eliminated the U.S. market for SWH.

    More recently, increases in energy prices, concerns regarding emissions of greenhouse gases, and improvements in SWH systems have created new interest in the potential of this technology.

    This course is based entirely on “The Technical Potential of Solar Water Heating to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the United States” from The National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL/TP-640-41157, dated March 2007.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials. You will be quizzed on the attached document in its entirety.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G249
    CEU Course Title:      Climate Change and Humans
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   10 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   10 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   10 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $249
    PDH Course Description: Climate change, interacting with changes in land use and demographics, will affect important human dimensions in the United States, especially those related to human health, settlements and welfare. The challenges presented by population growth, an aging population, migration patterns, and urban and coastal development will be affected by changes in temperature, precipitation, and extreme climate-related events. In the future, with continued global warming, heat waves and heavy downpours are very likely to further increase in frequency and intensity. Cold days and cold nights are very likely to become much less frequent over North America. Substantial areas of North America are likely to have more frequent droughts of greater severity. Hurricane wind speeds, rainfall intensity, and storm surge levels are likely to increase. Other changes include measurable sea-level rise and increases in the occurrence of coastal and riverine flooding. The United States is certainly capable of adapting to the collective impacts of climate change. However, there will still be certain individuals and locations where the adaptive capacity is less and these individuals and their communities will be disproportionally impacted by climate change.

    This course focuses on impacts of global climate change, especially impacts on three broad dimensions of the human condition: human health, human settlements, and human welfare. The course examines potential impacts of climate change on human society, opportunities for adaptation, and associated recommendations for addressing data gaps and near- and long-term research goals.

    The text for this course was authored by the US EPA and a number of national and international experts and is titled, “Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems, Final Report, Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.6”, 2008.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G250
    CEU Course Title:      Writing Special Provisions
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This course covers the general format, content and purpose of a Special Provision that could be used in a set of contract documents for an infrastructure project such as a roadway, drainage or utility improvement. The course describes the basic format of a Special Provision by defining its purpose, identifies the various types of Special Provisions, and explains the importance of proper grammar for the communication of the intent of any design team faced with the task of writing a Special Provision.

    Completion of this course will provide the student with an understanding of the issues to be covered by a Special Provision in a typical set of contract documents. This will provide the student with a basis for discussion with the team or project manager on each assignment. This in turn can reduce false starts, provide specific direction to the various disciplines involved and prepare questions for the client from a pro-active position. The result is intended to be a savings in labor spent on corrections and re-typing of text, which will result in the completion of a project within the budget. This course draws on the author's extensive experience with contract documents to provide valuable project execution tips that can save your project cost and schedule. Several minutes of discussion during the kick-off of a project can prevent costly last minute changes.

    This course is a "How To" for preparing the format and text of Special Provisions for a project. Any engineer involved in preparing the contract documents for infrastructure / roadway plans will benefit from the lessons learned by the course author from a career that has spanned three decades and has seen hundreds of sets of plans and special provisions.

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



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G252
    CEU Course Title:      An Engineer’s Guide to Influencing Public Policy
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Engineers often are called upon to interact with public policy makers in the course of their careers, their professional development, and in pursuit of personal interests. There are, however, fundamental differences in what motivates engineers and what motivates public policy makers. This course presents a realistic approach that engineers will need to follow if they hope to have any success in the public policy arena at the local, state and federal levels.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G253
    CEU Course Title:      Engineering Symbology, Prints and Drawings
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Engineering drawing is a formal and precise way of communicating information about the shape, size, features and precision of physical objects. The drawings of the engineer are an obvious case of making visible the practical expression of the profession, the interpretation of which has a direct impact on the final product.

    This course provides a thorough explanation of how engineering drawings are structured and the conventions that are used in making them and reading them. The course is designed to demonstrate how to read mechanical and technical drawings of piping and mechanical devices, controllers, and instruments connected to the network of pipes in an industrial plant.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G254
    CEU Course Title:      Principles of Sustainable Design for Buildings
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: “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 online course will tell you about the framework for applying sustainable design principles. In addition, the opportunities and resources associated with each principle are identified during the presentation.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G254V
    CEU Course Title:      Principles of Sustainable Design for Buildings (Video Course)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: "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. In addition, the opportunities and resources associated with each principle are identified during the presentation.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G254W
    CEU Course Title:      Principles of Sustainable Design for Buildings (Live Webinar) PE & RA (AIA HSW)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: “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. In addition, the opportunities and resources associated with each principle are identified during the presentation.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials. All quiz questions are reviewed during the webinar. You are guaranteed to pass this quiz.



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G256
    CEU Course Title:      Building Design Specifications and Tools
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the most important resource available to engineers and architects engaged in the design of buildings and related infrastructure. It represents the collective knowledge of thousands of engineers and architects acquired over the past century. It will provide you with design guidance based on building and space types, design disciplines and objectives, and products and systems. It will provide you project management resources focused on project delivery teams, project planning and development, building commissioning, and project delivery and controls. You will have a single, easy-to-access source for operations and maintenance guidance, and exceptionally useful reference materials and tools. You will be introduced to the most comprehensive and definitive set of guide specifications available to the profession for the design of buildings and related infrastructure and to the tools available to you to utilize them on your next project. This is hands-on information that is easy to access and use that has been proven over-and-over on thousands of projects from small and routine to enormous and unique. You will learn how to quickly access and navigate this resource and put it to work for you on your next project. And….it is free!

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G257
    CEU Course Title:      Adhesives
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $129
    PDH Course Description: This course is written specifically for the purpose of providing a basic understanding of adhesive systems. It is a very broad subject so we are limiting the descriptive information to adhesives only and omitting sealants, thread locking adhesives, potting compounds, encapsulating compounds, gasketing materials, etc. These subjects are very interesting but complex to the point of deserving a more detailed look on an individual basis. We will concentrate solely on adhesives products used for bonding two or more substrates together. When we say systems, we are referring to 1.) Adhesives types and selection, 2.) Cleaning and pretreatment of substrates and 3.) Joint design. All three areas are integral to successful bonding, and accomplished properly, can provide for prolonged operational life. We also cover adhesive history, global markets, adhesive uses, standards and testing methods and equipment. By the end of the course, we want to impart a fundamental understanding of an industry that has significant annual growth and represents an important technology. We hope to pique your interest to the point of wanting to know more and providing a solid foundation upon which to build.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G258
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering for BuildingsABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3813
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to fire protection engineering fundamentals related to building materials and design, water supply for fire protection, fire extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems, special occupancies and hazards, and storage of flammable and hazardous materials. You will be introduced to the basics of using occupancy hazard classification for determining sprinkler densities and hose streams, procedures for determining fire flow demand for unsprinklered facilities, and procedures for performance based fire safety design.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G258W
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering for Buildings (Live Webinar)PE, ABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3813
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to fire protection engineering fundamentals related to building materials and design, water supply for fire protection, fire extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems, special occupancies and hazards, and storage of flammable and hazardous materials. You will be introduced to the basics of using occupancy hazard classification for determining sprinkler densities and hose streams, procedures for determining fire flow demand for unsprinklered facilities, and procedures for performance based fire safety design.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials. All quiz questions are reviewed during the webinar. You are guaranteed to pass this quiz.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G259
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Passive Solar Buildings
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course is an introduction to passive solar technology to heat buildings. It will tell you about the basic passive systems and climate considerations you need to know about. You will gain knowledge about guidelines for schematic design of passive solar buildings. You will learn the foundation you need to move forward with passive solar design as an integral part of your building design skills.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G259W
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Passive Solar Buildings (Live Webinar)PE & RA, AIA HSW
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: This course is an introduction to passive solar technology to heat buildings. It will tell you about the basic passive systems and climate considerations you need to know about. You will gain knowledge about guidelines for schematic design of passive solar buildings. You will learn the foundation you need to move forward with passive solar design as an integral part of your building design skills.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials. All quiz questions are reviewed during the webinar. You are guaranteed to pass this quiz.



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G262
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to the Facilities Planning Process: Area Development Plans
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the Area Development Planning (ADP) process that is commonly used in developing new project sites. The planning procedures described are a guide that can be modified to suit specific project requirements. They provide a logical process intended to lead to a successful end result.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G263
    CEU Course Title:      Light-Cure Adhesives
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: The course on Light-Cure Adhesives will introduce the student to a method of obtaining extremely rapid cure times for adhesive materials. These materials react to UV and visible light in a fashion that can provide a permanent “set” in less than a minute. Curing in the presents of UV light has been usable technology for quite some time but the development of materials that will cure when subjected to visible light are fairly new to the adhesive industry. These materials react differently than other adhesives material classifications. We will explore the chemical mechanism by which this is possible as well as 1.) Mechanical characteristics, 2.) Material categories, 3.) Equipment necessary to project light on the substrates, 4.) Applications, 5.) Benefits and 6.) Safety aspects of the light cure process. We also will take a quick look at those vendors selling into the marketplace and specialty materials available for difficult jobs. When completed, the student will have a working knowledge of light cure adhesives and will be able to talk intelligently with vendors and professionals in the adhesive field.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G264
    CEU Course Title:      Estimating GHG Emissions Using the Local Government Operations Protocol
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
    PDH Course Description: In response to a scientific consensus linking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activities to global climate change, many local governments are looking inwards to identify opportunities to reduce GHG emissions not only from their communities, but also from their own operations. Local governments can inventory the emissions from their operations in order to track their performance and ensure that their actions do reduce GHG emissions. This GHG inventory is often referred to as a carbon footprint and is the foundation of actions to address climate change. Complete, consistent and accurate measurement enables local governments to assess their risks and opportunities, track their progress, and create a strategy to reduce emissions in a quantifiable and transparent way.

    This course is deigned to provide a standardized method for quantifying and reporting GHG emissions associated with their government operations.

    The text for this course is the “Local Government Operations Protocol, Version 1.0, September 2008” developed by the California Air Resources Board, the California Climate Action Registry, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and the Climate Registry. Also included as a text is the draft “International Local Government GHG Emissions Analysis Protocol” published by the ICLEI.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G265
    CEU Course Title:      Lean Manufacturing and the Environment
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Lean manufacturing (also called lean production) is a customer-focused business model and a collection of methods that focuses on the elimination of waste (a non-value added activity) while delivering quality products on time and at a low cost. Lean manufacturing works well when it focuses on identifying and eliminating non-value added activities. Environmental improvement efforts that have the potential to distract lean manufacturing from this prime focus will likely not get much traction.

    This course will look at strategies and techniques that can seamlessly enable lean manufacturing practitioners to easily identify environmental wastes and improvement opportunities alongside the myriad other wastes and improvement opportunities uncovered by lean manufacturing. Case studies will be highlighted to illustrate key points.

    The text for this course is the final report prepared by the US EPA and titled, “The Lean and Environment Toolkit.”

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G266
    CEU Course Title:      Estimating Greenhouse Gases (GHG)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
    PDH Course Description: In response to a scientific consensus linking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activities to global climate change, many organizations are looking inwards to identify opportunities to reduce GHG emissions not only from their operations, but also from the electricity they purchase from outside utilities.. Organizations can inventory the emissions from their operations in order to track their performance and ensure that their actions do reduce GHG emissions, but how do they estimate the GHG. This is extremely important given the cap and trade legislation being considered by the US Congress.

    The World Resources Institute’s (WRI) GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard helps companies and other organizations to identify, calculate, and report GHG emissions. It is designed to set the standard for accurate, complete, consistent, relevant and transparent accounting and reporting of GHG emissions by companies and organizations, including information on setting organizational and operational boundaries, tracking emissions over time, and reporting emissions. It also provides guidance on GHG accounting and reporting principles, business goals and inventory design, managing inventory quality, accounting for GHG reductions, verification of GHG emissions, and setting a GHG target.

    The revised edition has been designed with the following objectives in mind:
  • Promote greater consistency, transparency and quality in corporate GHG accounting and reporting practices through the use of standardized approaches and principles;
  • Simplify and reduce the costs of corporate GHG accounting and;
  • Provide business with information that can be used to build an effective strategy to manage and reduce emissions;
  • Provide information that facilitates business participation in different GHG programs, including trading, registries, and other GHG reduction efforts; and
  • Increase consistency in GHG accounting and reporting between different GHG programs.


  • The Greenhouse Gas Protocol for Project Accounting report, released in December 2005, is a tool for determining the greenhouse gas emission reduction benefits of climate mitigation projects.

    The report provides specific principles, concepts, and methods for quantifying and reporting GHG reductions – i.e., the decreases in GHG emissions, or increases in removals and/or storage.

    This course is deigned to provide a standardized method for quantifying and reporting GHG emissions associated with industrial operations.

    The texts for this course are “GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard” and “Greenhouse Gas Protocol for Project Accounting”. Both of these can be downloaded by going to the World Resources Institute website at www.wri.org and clicking on the publications page and searching for the titles or hitting the links provided on the titles.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G267
    CEU Course Title:      Making Sustainability Work
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
    PDH Course Description: In recent years sustainability has gained significant momentum. Many large corporations such as Nike, Wal-Mart, and McDonald’s are embracing the concepts of sustainability. Both large corporations and small non profits all are seeing benefits to incorporating sustainability concerns into their business models. Many businesses have become sensitive to social and stakeholder issues. Sustainability can be thought of as a three legged stool and represented as the three e’s (economics, ethics and the environment) or the three p’s, (profit, planet and people).

    There are four main reasons for implementing a sustainability program. These include:

  • In response to regulatory initiatives;
  • Trying to improve community relations;
  • The need for cost and revenue imperatives; and
  • Societal and moral obligations.


  • This course is designed to provide engineering professionals with an understanding of sustainability concepts and a means of implementing these concepts into their business models.

    In this course, you are required to study the book Making Sustainability Work by Marc J. Epstein, which is available in your local library or from Amazon.com, Borders, or Barnes and Nobles. You may be able to find an electronic version from e-bookstores on the Internet if time is of essence (enter search phrase "Making Sustainability Work PDF" in Google) or as a Kindle version from Amazon.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G268
    CEU Course Title:      The Triple Bottom Line
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
    PDH Course Description: In recent years sustainability has gained significant momentum. Many large corporations such as Nike, Wal-Mart, and McDonald’s are embracing the concepts of sustainability. Both large corporations and small non profits all are seeing benefits to incorporating sustainability concerns into their business models. Many businesses have become sensitive to social and stakeholder issues. Sustainability can be thought of as a three legged stool and represented as the Triple Bottom Line or in other words, the three e’s (economics, ethics and the environment) or the three p’s, (profit, planet and people). The Triple Bottom Line was first presented by John Elkington in the early 1990’s.

    There are four main reasons for implementing a sustainability program. These include:

  • In response to regulatory initiatives;
  • Trying to improve community relations;
  • The need for cost and revenue imperatives; and
  • Societal and moral obligations.


  • This course is designed to provide engineering professionals with an understanding of the triple bottom line sustainability concepts and a means of implementing these concepts into their business models.

    In this course, you are required to study the book The Triple Bottom Line by Andrew W. Savitz, which is available in your local library or from Amazon.com, Borders, or Barnes and Nobles. You may be able to find an electronic version from e-bookstores on the Internet if time is of essence (enter search phrase "The Triple Bottom Line PDF" in Google) or as a Kindle version from Amazon.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G269
    CEU Course Title:      The Natural Step Sustainability Framework
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: In recent years sustainability has gained significant momentum. Many large corporations such as Nike, Wal-Mart, and McDonald’s are embracing the concepts of sustainability. Both large corporations and small non profits all are seeing benefits to incorporating sustainability concerns into their business models. Many businesses have become sensitive to social and stakeholder issues. Dr. Karl Henrik Robert formulated with the help of over 100 Swedish scientists, four system conditions of a sustainable society.

    These include:

  • Nature is not subject to systematically increasing concentrations of substances extracted from the Earth’s crust;
  • Nature is not subject to systematically increasing concentrations of substances produced by society;
  • Nature is not subject to systematically increasing degradation by physical means; and
  • People are not subject to conditions that systematically undermine their capacity to meet their needs.


  • This course is designed to provide engineering professionals with an understanding of The Natural Step sustainability concepts and a means of implementing these concepts into their business models.

    In this course, you are required to study the book The Natural Step Towards a Sustainable Society by David Cook, which is available in your local library or from Amazon.com, Borders, or Barnes and Nobles. You may be able to find an electronic version from e-bookstores on the Internet if time is of essence (enter search phrase "The Natural Step Towards a Sustainable Society PDF" in Google) or as a Kindle version from Amazon.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G270
    CEU Course Title:      Reporting Sustainability Using the GRI
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: There are numerous definitions for sustainability. In order to provide a more complete picture of sustainability, a common definition needs to be agreed upon. One of the most common definitions was prepared by the World Commission on Environment and Development and published in 1987. This organization defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”

    In a sustainable society nothing is wasted or released to the environment. The wastes and byproducts are either recycled or reused either by the facility or other industries. A product, once it has reached its useful life is recycled or repaired and reused.

    Many organizations look upon sustainability as a union of three distinct areas: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, and social or ethical sustainability. This concept has often been referred to as “the triple bottom line” or “the three e’s”. In the past, organizations have used the word “or” as in environmental sustainability or economic viability, environmental sustainability or social (ethical) progress, social progress or economic viability. Sustainability concepts replace the “or” with “and”.

    Once a commitment has been made to promote sustainability, it is important to report progress on sustainability efforts in a balanced and reasonable manner.

    This course is designed for those organizations who are already promoting sustainability and covers the two main guidelines for reporting sustainability statistics, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

    The texts for this course are “Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, Global Reporting Initiative", Version 3.0, 2006.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G271
    CEU Course Title:      Accuracy of Sustainability Statistics
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: There are numerous definitions for sustainability. In order to provide a more complete picture of sustainability, a common definition needs to be agreed upon. One of the most common definitions was prepared by the World Commission on Environment and Development and published in 1987. This organization defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”

    In a sustainable society nothing is wasted or released to the environment. The wastes and byproducts are either recycled or reused either by the facility or other industries. A product, once it has reached its useful life is recycled or repaired and reused.

    Many organizations look upon sustainability as a union of three distinct areas: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, and social or ethical sustainability. This concept has often been referred to as “the triple bottom line” or “the three e’s”. In the past, organizations have used the word “or” as in environmental sustainability or economic viability, environmental sustainability or social (ethical) progress, social progress or economic viability. Sustainability concepts replace the “or” with “and”.

    Once a commitment has been made to promote sustainability, it is important to report progress on sustainability efforts in a balanced and reasonable manner. It is just as important to ensure that the report presents accurate information. There is a standard for just that aspect of sustainability reporting, AA1000.

    This course is designed for those organizations who are already promoting sustainability and covers the main guideline for ensuring the accuracy of reporting sustainability statistics, the AA 1000 Assurance standards issued by AccountAbility.

    The texts for this course are AA1000 Assurance Standard Series which includes the AA1000 Assurance Standard (2008), the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Standard, (2008), the Stakeholder Engagement Standard (2005) and the Introduction to the Revised AA1000 Assurance standard and the AA1000 Accountability Principles Standard 2008 published by AccountAbility, October 2003.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G272
    CEU Course Title:      Overview of Arc Welding Fundamentals
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course describes the basic principles involved in making an arc welded joint and provides fundamental knowledge that is considered essential for entry into the welding and fabrication field. It discusses the structure and properties of both the weld metal and the heat affected zone. It explains the necessity for edge preparations when butt welding, and gives examples of the types used. It outlines how the welding procedure can be varied to meet the needs of the particular joint being made.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G273
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Construction Safety
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This one hour online course discusses common Construction site hazards and offers solid solutions designed to offer prevention of and protection from them. Students are introduced to safety checklists to assist with ensuring worksite safety and presented with a list of resources for further study to enhance their understanding of safety issues and preventive measures to ensure worker safety.

    This course is entirely based on the OSHA Pocket Guide booklet entitled “Worker Safety Series: Construction”, published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration—U.S. Department of Labor.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G275
    CEU Course Title:      Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Airport visual aids are used to provide guidance to pilots maneuvering on the ground and while departing and landing at airports. With thousands of flights occurring each day, air travel has to conform to certain criteria to ensure the safe operation of aircraft and its passengers. Due to the often complexities of air traffic control and air flight visual aids are essential to safe air travel. Several safety measures are built into airport visual aids including electrical backup systems.

    This course will cover the design and installation details for airport visual aids. Several examples and calculations will be presented to aid in understanding the course material. Detailed illustrations are shown in the appendix, as well as definitions, with a discussion of operations and maintenance.

    The student will be directed to study the document “Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids,” as published on the website of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G276
    CEU Course Title:      Construction Cost Estimates
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course is intended to establish uniform guidance to describe methods, procedures, and formats for the preparation of construction cost estimates for civil and military projects. Guidance is also provided for the preparation of estimates for project/construction contract modifications.

    This course addresses all phases of construction cost estimating from early planning and budgeting stages all the way to construction completion and contract modifications.

    This course describes methods and procedures for planning the work, productivity adjustments, contingencies, cost escalations, forward pricing, environmental considerations, overtime, and contractor’s overhead and profit.

    This course is intended for contractors, owners, facilities managers, architects and engineers involved in the preparation or review of construction cost estimates for civil and military projects.

    The course materials are based entirely on the Unified States Department of the Defense, United Facilities Criteria (UFC), UFC-3-700-02A, Construction Cost Estimates.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G277
    CEU Course Title:      Facilities Design and Space Planning
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   15 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   15 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   15 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $285
    PDH Course Description: Facilities design and space planning are very important parts of project execution and facilities management for commercial or institutional buildings. Adequate space planning at the early stage of the design phase will ensure the quality of design, the satisfaction of end users, and the life safety of occupants. This course is based entirely on the Design Guide: Army Reserve Facilities - a unified facility criteria published by the US Department of Defense. This Design Guide contains design criteria and general requirements to be used in the development of designs for new construction and additions/alterations of U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) facilities. Although the guidelines are written for the military facilities, the basic principles of the facility design and space planning described in this publication can be applied to commercial and institutional facilities as well. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G278W
    CEU Course Title:      LEED Rating System (Live Webinar)PE, RA
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $50
    PDH Course Description: LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Created and maintained by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is a rating system for green buildings. It promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. The rating system is specific to the type of project being worked on, and are broken down into points for each type of credit. This webinar provides a brief review of LEED v2.2, v3 and v4. It will help you understand the basics of the LEED rating system and gain insight into the essence of sustainable development.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G279
    CEU Course Title:      A Guide to the Financial Markets for Architects, Engineers and Surveyors
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
    PDH Course Description: The goal of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the financial markets. The importance of this understanding is underscored by opportunities to be more actively involved in the management of long-term retirement accounts and the need to be an informed investor whether one is dealing with retirement or after tax accounts. Topics discussed include an overview of the markets, investment and trading strategies, various investment opportunities such as equities, bonds, futures, mutual funds, ETFs, real estate and a brief introduction to options. Finally, foreign exchange trading is discussed as well as some information about financial certifications and specialized university degree programs. A host of web addresses pointing to more information about topics presented is embedded throughout the course for those interested in moving to a deeper level of knowledge.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G280
    CEU Course Title:      AutoCAD Inventor - Solid Modeling, Stress and Dynamic Analysis
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   15 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   15 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   15 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $349
    PDH Course Description: AutoCAD, “INVENTOR” easy to use software enables engineers to create digital prototyping of: Process Piping, Structures, Machine Parts and Assemblies with Autodesk® Inventor® software enables users to engineer, visualize, and simulate static and dynamic motions and analyze strength of products digitally.

    Engineer better products in less time with AutoCAD, “INVENTOR”.

    It is not necessary to have access to AutoCAD “INVENTOR” to study this course and pass the quiz.

    Conventional AutoCAD drawings of shapes may be uploaded into Inventor to facilitate, “Sketching” profiles of extrusions.

    Linkages move, pistons reciprocate, gears and cams rotate in Inventor.

    Cost of Software:

    AutoCAD, “INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL” 2009 list price is about $4,000.

    AutoCAD 2009 list price is approximately $3,000.

    Go online to: “http://students4.autodesk.com/” and download: “AutoCAD”, “INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL”, and “Mechanical” free if you are a student of an approved Technical College or other organization.

    These downloads are very large and will take 2 to 4 hours. The download will stop from time to time for inputs from you. If you don’t respond the download will terminate.

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






    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G286
    CEU Course Title:      The Bid Process
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course is intended to provide professional personnel working in architecture and engineering with an insight into the procurement process used by government agencies, private corporations, and purchasing “departments.” It will assist anyone involved in producing technical drawings, specifications, and bid information, and will help avoid procurement entanglements when receiving bids, opening bids, and analyzing the information so obtained. Some of the methods and”tricks” used by bidders and suppliers to either limit the competition or raise the final bid prices are examined, along with a discussion of what can be done to avoid this type of situation.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G287
    CEU Course Title:      Safe Rooms and Shelters - CBR Threat Protection
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: A safe room is a system of barriers that protects the occupants from the outside environment. Under usual operations, a building does little to protect occupants from external airborne hazards because outside air must be continuously introduced through these openings to provide a comfortable, healthy inside environment. A building can provide substantial protection against agents released outside only if the flow of fresh air is filtered, temporarily interrupted, or reduced, and the building openings are closed or sealed. Interrupting the flow of fresh air by reducing the flow of air through the building openings is the principle applied for safe rooms.

    This 3-hour course describes how to add chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) protection capability to a shelter or safe room. It also discusses air filtration, safe room criteria, design requirements, operations and maintenance, commissioning, and training required to operate a shelter or safe room. This course will introduce you to Chapter 3 “CBR Threat Protection” of the FEMA Publication tilted, “Safe Rooms and Shelters” (FEMA 453).

    The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of this FEMA Publication.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G288
    CEU Course Title:      Bill of Materials Basics
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This course covers the many aspects and uses of the bill of material in a production environment. Topics include creating a structured bill of material, adding routings, using the bill for scheduling, inventory, and finance. Special discussions include conducting design reviews and implementing standardization techniques using the bill as a focal point. This class presents a unique management strategy that relies on the development and formation of the bill of material. The author has several years experience in Engineering Management and presents his practical methods on utilization of this critical document.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G289
    CEU Course Title:      Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
    PDH Course Description: The water and wastewater industry relies heavily on electricity and other fossil fuels to provide the energy necessary to treat drinking water and wastewater. Fossil fuels are limited in the available quantities and non-renewable and at some time will be depleted. This course will look at the issue of fossil fuels and provide an understanding of the alternative, renewable energy sources that are available for use at water and wastewater facilities. It will also include a discussion of key engineering and other factors needed to adopt some or all of these alternatives as energy sources.

    In this course, you are required to study the book Alternative Energy For Dummies by Rik DeGunther, which is available in your local library or from Amazon.com, Borders, or Barnes and Nobles. You may be able to find an electronic version from e-bookstores on the Internet if time is of essence (enter search phrase "Alternative Energy for Dummies PDF" in Google) or as a Kindle version from Amazon.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G289W
    CEU Course Title:      Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources (8-Hour Program, Live Webinar)PE
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $400
    PDH Course Description: The water and wastewater industry relies heavily on electricity and other fossil fuels to provide the energy necessary to treat drinking water and wastewater. Fossil fuels are limited in the available quantities and non-renewable and at some time will be depleted. This course will look at the issue of fossil fuels and provide an understanding of the alternative, renewable energy sources that are available for use at water and wastewater facilities. It will also include a discussion of key engineering and other factors needed to adopt some or all of these alternatives as energy sources.

    In this course, the instructor will go over the book Alternative Energy For Dummies by Rik DeGunther, and will highlight the important topics related to the engineering aspect. The book is available in your local library or from Amazon.com or Barnes & Nobles for your future reference. You may also be able to find an electronic version from e-bookstores on the Internet or as a Kindle version from Amazon.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G290
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Building Design Specifications and Tools
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the most important resource available to engineers and architects engaged in the design of buildings and related infrastructure. It represents the collective knowledge of thousands of engineers and architects acquired over the past century. It will provide you with design guidance based on building and space types, design disciplines and objectives, and products and systems. It will provide you project management resources focused on project delivery teams, project planning and development, building commissioning, and project delivery and controls. You will have a single, easy-to-access source for operations and maintenance guidance, and exceptionally useful reference materials and tools. You will be introduced to the most comprehensive and definitive set of guide specifications available to the profession for the design of buildings and related infrastructure and to the tools available to you to utilize them on your next project. This is hands-on information that is easy to access and use that has been proven over-and-over on thousands of projects from small and routine to enormous and unique. You will learn how to quickly access and navigate this resource and put it to work for you on your next project. And….it is free!

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G290V
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Building Design Specifications and Tools (Video Course)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the most important resource available to engineers and architects engaged in the design of buildings and related infrastructure. It represents the collective knowledge of thousands of engineers and architects acquired over the past century. It will provide you with design guidance based on building and space types, design disciplines and objectives, and products and systems. It will provide you project management resources focused on project delivery teams, project planning and development, building commissioning, and project delivery and controls. You will have a single, easy-to-access source for operations and maintenance guidance, and exceptionally useful reference materials and tools. You will be introduced to the most comprehensive and definitive set of guide specifications available to the profession for the design of buildings and related infrastructure and to the tools available to you to utilize them on your next project. This is hands-on information that is easy to access and use that has been proven over-and-over on thousands of projects from small and routine to enormous and unique. You will learn how to quickly access and navigate this resource and put it to work for you on your next project. And...it is free!

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G290W
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Building Design Specifications and Tools (Live Webinar)PE & RA, AIA HSW
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $220
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the most important resource available to engineers and architects engaged in the design of buildings and related infrastructure. It represents the collective knowledge of thousands of engineers and architects acquired over the past century. It will provide you with design guidance based on building and space types, design disciplines and objectives, and products and systems. It will provide you project management resources focused on project delivery teams, project planning and development, building commissioning, and project delivery and controls. You will have a single, easy-to-access source for operations and maintenance guidance, and exceptionally useful reference materials and tools. You will be introduced to the most comprehensive and definitive set of guide specifications available to the profession for the design of buildings and related infrastructure and to the tools available to you to utilize them on your next project. This is hands-on information that is easy to access and use that has been proven over-and-over on thousands of projects from small and routine to enormous and unique. You will learn how to quickly access and navigate this resource and put it to work for you on your next project. And….it is free!

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials. All quiz questions are reviewed during the webinar. You are guaranteed to pass this quiz.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G291
    CEU Course Title:      Hydrogen – Production, Delivery, Storage, and Use
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This course will review the current methods and challenges associated with production, delivery, storage, and use of hydrogen as a transportation fuel. Additionally, this course provides an in-depth review of fuel cells – a device that can convert hydrogen into electricity – and how they operate.

    Hydrogen holds the potential to provide clean, safe, affordable, and secure energy from abundant domestic resources. However, there are several technical challenges to the commercialization and widespread use of hydrogen as an energy carrier. The great promise of hydrogen as a transportation fuel prompts the need for engineers and government officials with professional engineering licenses to be well-informed about hydrogen in order to advance the commercial development of hydrogen production, delivery, storage, and use.

    This course is based entirely on Hydrogen & Our Energy Future, published by the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G292
    CEU Course Title:      Carbon Sequestration
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four-hour course reviews the technology associated with capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide from fossil fuel power plants.

    Because of increasing global energy carbon emissions and rising concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) will enter the atmosphere unless major changes are made in the way we produce and use energy—in particular, how we manage carbon. We can minimize this impact by reducing the need for fossil fuels, finding other sources for energy production, and capturing the carbon that is emitted from fossil fuel combustion and sequestering it.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G293
    CEU Course Title:      How to Give Effective PowerPoint Presentations
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three-hour course contains specific advice and guidance on how to use The Microsoft PowerPoint presentation program to give effective presentations. The course provides general guidance on the use of text, color, bullets, visuals, and special effects in presentations. Tips are included on how to use a few of the unique features of PowerPoint.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G294
    CEU Course Title:      Explosion Standoff Distances
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course provides a background on explosive materials and their reduction to equivalent pounds of TNT. The major blast parameters, namely initial overpressure and duration are then calculated. This data is then used to figure displacement of an SDOF (Single Degree of Freedom) system, used three different models. A concrete beam example provides insight and clarification of the material covered.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G295
    CEU Course Title:      Aero Navigation - Part 1 Through 9 of 35
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   15 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   15 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   15 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $349
    PDH Course Description: This introductory course covers the first 9 of the 35 courses included in this series. It describes Background, Theory, Accuracy, Application & some Cost Information pertaining to 35 different mostly complex Aero Navigation Systems that were developed over the decades; largely by Engineers.

    Three “truly revolutionary” new Aero Navigation systems are included. These state-of-the-art Aero Navigation systems are still undergoing development & implementation. All 3 will very soon result in an enormous improvement in many types of flying; especially instrument approaches. Only a minute portion of current military or professional pilots have heard of these as of late 2009.

    An Aero Navigation system is defined as a distinct method of performing Aero Navigation of an aircraft.

    Few occupations, avocations or hobbies draw upon Engineering as strongly as Aero Navigation.

    Most are ingenious, highly technical, & involve special equipment such as computers & specialized electronic instruments & receivers.

    This Aero Navigation course provides an Engineering perspective on 35 different Aero Navigation systems.

    A few of the 35 Aero Navigation systems are Celestial, OMNI, GPS, LORAN, Grid, Multiple Drift, & Pressure Pattern.

    Some Aero Nav systems are quite simple, or involve little or no equipment. Most do require considerable technical knowledge &/or complex electronics; or devoted Aero Nav mechanical instruments.

    The oldest is reportedly 5,000 years old. Some were developed nearly 200 years ago; most within the past 60 years. One literally evolved from sticks & strings to elaborate highly complex modern systems with complex instruments over a few hundred years.

    Most of the 600,000 American pilots have knowledge of, or have used, only 4 Aero Nav systems. Very few professional pilots are familiar with 10.

    Some of the information covered in this Aero Navigation course could literally save a person’s life, especially if he is a pilot.

    Descriptors that apply to some of the Aero Nav systems: Highly Technical, Ingenious, Difficult to Implement, Challenging, Very Simple, User Friendly, Extremely Important in 2009, Extremely Important for the Foreseeable Future, State-of-the-Art, Advancing the State-of-the-Art, 5,000 Years Old; Precise, Very Old, Obsolete (but in use), Obsolete, & Primitive.

    An Aero Navigator must understand aircraft performance, & the specific impact of the atmosphere on aircraft performance. This relationship is discussed in detail throughout this PDH-Aero Navigation course.

    This introductory course covers the first 9 of the 35 courses included in this series. The remaining will be limited to information on the specific system. Note that 60% of this Introductory course is devoted to background, support, & ancillary information for those unfamiliar with Aero Navigation..

    The author is a PE who is also a serious & very enthusiastic pilot holding most available FAA flying licenses & ratings, including that of Aero Navigator. He has enjoyed flying 45 types of planes including turbojet, turbo prop, glider, blimp, hot air balloon, amphibian, aerobatic biplanes, monoplanes; trigear, mono gear, & taildragger. His Engineering experience includes R&D & design of Medical Apparatus, Aerospace Products, Optical Instruments, & an assortment of heavy industrial products.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G296
    CEU Course Title:      Aero Navigation - Part 10 Through 35 of 35
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   10 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   10 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   10 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $249
    PDH Course Description: This course covers Aero Navigation systems 10 through 35 of the 35 Aero Navigation system course included in this series. It describes Background, Theory, Accuracy, Application & some Cost Information pertaining to 35 different mostly complex Aero Navigation Systems that were developed over the decades; largely by Engineers

    Three “truly revolutionary ” new Aero Navigation systems are included. These state-of-the-art Aero Navigation systems are still undergoing development & implementation. All 3 will very soon result in an enormous improvement in many types of flying; especially instrument approaches. Only a small portion of current military or professional pilots have heard of these as of late 2009.

    Additionally, several even more advanced Aero Navigation system "concepts" are discussed briefly.

    An Aero Navigation system is defined as a distinct method of performing Aero Navigation of an aircraft.

    Few occupations, avocations or hobbies draw upon Engineering as strongly as Aero Navigation

    Most are ingenious, highly technical, & involve special equipment such as computers & specialized electronic instruments & receivers.

    A few of the 35 Aero Navigation systems are Celestial, OMNI, GPS, LORAN, Grid, Multiple Drift, & Pressure Pattern.

    Some Aero Nav systems are quite simple, or involve little or no equipment. Most do require considerable technical knowledge &/or complex electronics; or devoted Aero Nav mechanical instruments.

    The oldest nav system is reportedly 5,000 years old. Some were developed nearly 200 years ago; most within the past 60 years. One literally evolved from sticks & strings to elaborate highly complex modern systems with complex instruments over a few hundred years.

    Most of the 600,000 American pilots have knowledge of, or have used, only 4 Aero Nav systems. Very few professional pilots are familiar with 10.

    Some of the information covered in this Aero Navigation course could literally save a person’s life, especially if he is a pilot

    Descriptors that apply to some of the Aero Nav systems: Highly Technical, Ingenious, Difficult to Implement, Challenging, Very Simple, User Friendly, Extremely Important in 2009, Extremely Important for the Foreseeable Future, State-of-the-Art, Advancing the State-of-the-Art, 5,000 Years Old; Precise, Very Old, Obsolete (but in use), Obsolete, & Primitive.

    An Aero Navigator must understand aircraft performance, & the specific impact of the atmosphere on aircraft performance. This relationship is discussed in detail throughout this PDH-Aero Navigation course.

    The author is a PE who is also a serious & very enthusiastic pilot holding most available FAA flying licenses & ratings, including that of Aero Navigator. He has enjoyed 4,600 flying hours in 45 types of planes including turbojet, turbo prop, glider, blimp, hot air balloon, amphibian, aerobatic biplanes, monoplanes; trigear, mono gear, & taildragger. His Engineering experience includes R&D & design of Medical Apparatus, Aerospace Products, Optical Instruments, & an assortment of state-of-the-art & heavy industrial products, including "severe service metal seated ball valves" that were designed specifically for a wide variety of hostile environments & media; from cryogenic temperatures to 2,200° F. He designed the world's largest & fastest pipe bender for field installation. It cold bent 5 ft diameter x 1" thick pipe with a 6.25 million lb. force at the fulcrum.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G300
    CEU Course Title:      Lean Series—Basics of Lean
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This one hour online course provides an overview of the concepts of the Lean Enterprise. The term ‘lean’ was first used by Jim Womack and Daniel T. Jones in their book ‘Lean Thinking’ to describe the improvement activities pioneered by the Toyota Motor Company. The authors created this term because this new way does more and more with less and less. Over time the definition of lean has evolved into being considered a business philosophy for pursuing business excellence based on continuous improvement and respect for people. Lean differentiates itself from other business philosophies by focusing on the elimination of waste vs. process improvement.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G301
    CEU Course Title:      Lean Series — Value Stream Analysis
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This one hour online course provides a basic overview of the Value Stream Analysis process. Value Stream Analysis is the basic building block for creating an effective lean implementation plan. The process allows a Value Stream team to identify their current state, what they would like to achieve in a 3-5 year window, and to create a future state plan for incrementally achieving their ideal vision.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G302
    CEU Course Title:      Lean Series — 5S
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This one hour online course provides a basic overview of the 5S process. 5S is a sustainable process to increase the organization, orderliness, and cleanliness in any work environment. 5S applies to both manufacturing and administrative areas in any business. While often thought of as a “housekeeping” program--safety, productivity, quality and morale also increase when 5S is thoughtfully implemented and sustained.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G303
    CEU Course Title:      Lean Series — Creating Flow
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This one hour online course provides a basic overview for Creating Flow. Creating continuous flow should be a fundamental objective of any lean program. Continuous flow is defined as producing and moving one item at a time (or a small and consistent batch of items) through a series of processing steps as continuously as possible, with each step making just what is requested by the next step. The objective of flow is to drastically reduce throughput time (or lead-time) and human effort by eliminating waste in the process.

    The Creating Flow training package is another element of the Lean Overview Series. This series provides an overview of lean tools and techniques for Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors to help them participate more effectively in lean enterprise activities.

    Each element of the Lean Overview Series provides a basic understanding of a lean tool or technique to help students develop a working knowledge of the concept and its purpose in a lean enterprise journey. The series starts with foundational elements and progresses to intermediate and advanced lean concepts. Each topic also provides references for additional study should the student be interested. Figure 1 illustrates the Lean Overview Series.

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

















    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G320
    CEU Course Title:      Designing with Parameters in Autodesk Inventor
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Autodesk Inventor is a powerful parametric design tool. This course is intended for those already familiar with Inventor who would like to increase their understanding of Inventor parameters and make more effective use of Inventor’s parametric capabilities in the design process.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G321
    CEU Course Title:      Green Engineering Spreadsheets: Section-1 Insulation
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This 4 PDH hour online course defines the design equations of several basic heat transfer systems resulting in Excel print-outs of design parameters and calculated results. The use of existing energy-efficiency technologies, such as insulation, is fundamental to successful sustainable development, as regards both the production and consumption of energy.

    This course is Section-1 of several, “Green Engineering” courses including: M237 Heat Transfer Excel Calculations, M236 Steam & Combustion Power Cycles Spreadsheet.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G322
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Coatings and Paints
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Painting and coating of surfaces in buildings and other infrastructure construction require careful attention to specification, application and inspection if construction materials are to be effectively protected for a substantial service life. This course will introduce you to the principles and practices of coatings and paints for applications in buildings and other infrastructure. You will learn about the criteria to use in specifying coatings and paints for all of the typical construction materials, specifications for repair of surfaces, recommendations for removal of existing coatings and paints, standards for condition and cleanliness of substrates, and methods of surface preparation. This course will provide you with important information you can use every day on current and future projects in your office or agency.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G323
    CEU Course Title:      Green Engineering Spreadsheets: Section 2 - Dust and Pollution Collection
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This 4 PDH online course defines the basic: equipment, applications, and design equations of industrial dust and pollution collection equipment including: fans, cyclone collectors, bag houses, and electrostatic precipitators. Industrial dust collection applications include: Blasting – Carpet Manufacturing - Chemical Processing - Fiber Glass - Laser Cutting - Mining - Paper Manufacturing - Pharmaceutical - Rubber Grinding - Seed Processes - Solar Panel Fabrication - Thermal/Flame Spray - Welding - Woodworking.

    Dust and pollution collection system parameters are analyzed using Excel spreadsheets.

    This course is Section-2 of several, “Green Engineering” courses including: G321 Insulation, M237 Heat Transfer Excel Calculations, M236 Steam & Combustion Power Cycles Spreadsheet.

    Topics include:

    1. Industrial Fans

    2. Cyclone Collectors

    3. Bag House Collectors

    4. Electrostatic precipitators

    5. Conversion Factors

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G324
    CEU Course Title:      US Environmental Protection Agency Facility Response Plan
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four hour online course discusses the regulations and processes in place to prevent oil spills in accordance with ATTACHMENT C-II CERTIFICATION OF SUBSTANTIAL HARM DETERMINATION FORM.

    Furthermore, the course will provide for spill cleanup procedures when spills occur. This course will enable the engineer to write a US EPA FRP in general applications.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G325W
    CEU Course Title:      Building Bigger and Taller Buildings (Live Webinar)PE, RA
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: For over 4,000 years, the world's tallest structure was the 480' tall Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt. By the 1880s, three key factors in the evolution of tall buildings were in place: a need for space, better building materials, and the invention of the safety elevator. Since then, bigger and taller buildings have sprang up all over the world. In this webinar, we will review the history of skyscrapers, study the special needs of tall buildings, and examine the construction process of recently completed highrises. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G328
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Solar Cooling Systems
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to solar-powered cooling systems for buildings. You will learn about absorption cooling systems, Rankine cycle heat engine cooling systems, desiccant cooling, and other solar-powered systems having potential for commercial applications. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of system sizing, controls, piping, pumps and valves, and solar collectors.

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



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G340W
    CEU Course Title:      Earthquakes - Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future (Part 1) (Live Webinar)PE & RA
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: Earthquakes are natural ground motions caused as the Earth releases energy. In this course series, we will study earthquake damages and lessons learned from five major earthquakes: The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (7.8 magnitude), 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake (7.1 magnitude), The Great 2008 Sichuan Earthquake (8.0 magnitude), the Great 2010 Chilean Earthquake (8.8 magnitude), and the Great 2011 Japan Earthquake (9.0 magnitude). The first part of the series focuses on the fundamentals of how earthquakes work and why they occur. Students will learn the various damges caused by earthquakes and how we can mitigate earthquake damages. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G341W
    CEU Course Title:      Earthquakes - Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future (Part 2)(Live Webinars)PE & RA
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: Earthquakes are natural ground motions caused as the Earth releases energy. In this webinar series, we will study earthquake damages and lessons learned from five major earthquakes: The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (7.8 magnitude), 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake (7.1 magnitude), the Great 2008 Sichuan Earthquake (8.0 magnitude), the Great 2010 Chilean Earthquake (8.8 magnitude), and the Great 2011 Japan Earthquake (9.0 magnitude). The second part of the series focuses on the seismic research and retrofitting for structures. Students will understand the basics of seismic design philosophy and building code requirements. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G342
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to GIS
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
    PDH Course Description: Geographic Information System (GIS) allows us to view, understand, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that have never been achieved before. Because of its power of revealing relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts, GIS has become an indispensible tool in such fields as land development, urban planning, natural resource management, environmental studies, utility networks, infrastructure inventory, natural hazard mitigation, business marketing, pulic health, public safety and national security. Together with cartography, remote sensing, global positioning systems, photogrammetry, and geography, the GIS has evolved into a discipline with its own research base known as geographic information sciences. Therefore, having a basic understanding of what GIS is and how it can be used will help engineers and architects expand their knowledge base and adapt to this rapidly changing world. This course introduces students to the history of GIS development and the basic concepts behind GIS. In addition, students will learn some of the popular applications of GIS. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G343W
    CEU Course Title:      Green Building Basics (Live Webinar)PE & RA, AIA HSW
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $200
    PDH Course Description: From green cars to green buildings, building "green" has gathered tremendous momentum around the world in recent years as a result of increased awareness of global warming and record high prices of natural resources. The goal of building "green" for the construction industry is to reduce the life cycle cost of buildings while maximizing health and environmental performance.

    This course introduces green building concepts and practices to architects, engineers, contractors and building owners with respect to conservation of natural resources, wise use of energy, improvement of air quality and development of livable communities. The green building strategies provided in this course are applicable to various types of construction, from commercial to residential.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials. All quiz questions are reviewed during the webinar. You are guaranteed to pass this quiz.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G344
    CEU Course Title:      RFID Technology
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course is structured to introduce the concepts of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID ) to individuals wishing to gain a detailed understanding of the operation, components, potential for cost savings and the potential for improvement in efficiency. RFID technology has been called the most exciting “NEW” technology in the twenty-first century. The uses today are remarkably varied. We present six (6) case studies that provide examples of how diverse the applications can be and how those uses can greatly automate processes that once were manual in nature. The benefits and drawbacks are discussed in depth as well as areas of interest when considering implementation. We devote considerable time towards planning, implementation and manageability of the system and discuss in depth the following: Ten(10) questions to ask when considering implementation of RFID technology Standards, both domestic and international Manageability of systems RFID adoption guidelines Complete list of vendors Extended glossary of terms Each component required for operation is discussed in detail as well as the software necessary to “drive the system.” The subject of privacy is an ongoing concern so this is presented as a “block” for discussion.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz which presents the student with an opportunity to use the principles taught in the course.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G345
    CEU Course Title:      Solar Storms: An Engineering Challenge
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: As our society becomes increasingly more dependent on electrical, electronic and computer technologies, it correspondingly becomes more vulnerable to the effects of space weather in the form of geomagnetic storms generated by the earth’s interaction with the sun. This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts of space weather and its impact on the electrical grid, pipelines, airline navigation systems and other vital technologies. The terrorist threat of a high altitude nuclear blast that can generate great damage similar to solar storms is also presented.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G346
    CEU Course Title:      Volcanoes: Origin, Types and Eruptions
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
    PDH Course Description: Every year a few volcanoes erupt with sufficient intensity somewhere around the world to cause significant disruption to our modern way of life and capture our full attention to the remarkable event that is taking place. For example, the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, in Iceland, has disrupted for weeks on end the pattern of air flights to and from major airports around the world. Similarly, the eruption Mount Merapi, in Indonesia, has forced the shortening of a presidential visit to the Far East. Of course these disturbances are in addition to the real havoc, destruction and the loss of life that these volcanic eruptions cause in their immediate vicinity.

    Understandably volcanoes have always terrified mankind. Yet it should be remembered that they also play a constructive role in shaping the very top layer of the earth on which we all live. Volcanoes are the source of some of the world’s richest soils, the site of some of the most magnificent vistas and scenic views we all enjoy, and they also replenish our accessible mineral, gas and water resources.

    Following a brief introduction of the myths and fanciful speculations that surrounded the subject of volcanic eruptions throughout most of human history, this course explains how our modern understanding of this mighty natural phenomenon began to develop. Starting with a description of the internal structure of the earth, which we now know is composed of a dense core with a radius of about 3,400 km, a lighter mantle that is about 2,900 km thick, and a still lighter crust that is mostly rigid and up to 60 km in thickness, the course proceeds to explain our present understanding of the processes that are active within the deep reaches of our planet and how these processes lead to the development and the eruption of volcanoes. The concepts of plate tectonics and subduction, whereas an oceanic plate is pushed under the leading edge of a continental plate, are also explained and illustrated.

    Based on their mode of origin and distinctive internal morphology, four main types of volcanoes can be recognized namely: Cinder Cones, Composite Cones, Shield Volcanoes, and Lava Domes. Next, the volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI), a scale to estimate the size of volcanic eruptions, is presented and its use by volcanologists to compare quantitatively the magnitude of volcanic eruptions worldwide explained.

    The next section of the course describes some of the historically famous volcanic eruptions. This part of the course is followed by a section on Supervolcanoes that explains how these oversized features are identified from their geologic record and the size of their eruptions estimated.

    Lastly, a glossary of terms and acronyms used in this course is presented following the Summary Section. It will provide the students with a handy reference to assist them in following the concepts that are presented and discussed throughout the text.

    This course on volcanoes is presented as a complement to courses G175-Earthquakes: Basic Principles and G207-Tsunamis: Basic Principles for the benefit of those students who want to learn more about the deep seated processes in our earth that are responsible for the generation of these natural phenomena. However, courses G175 and G207 are not pre-requisites for taking this course. This course on volcanoes is a stand-alone presentation that can be taken independently of the other two.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G347
    CEU Course Title:      Job Hazard Analysis – A Cornerstone of a Good OHS SystemABIH CM APPROVAL #10-4768
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This training course is for engineers and safety professionals, but we encourage other professionals to use the information, as well as, to analyze their own jobs and recognize workplace hazards so they can evaluate and reduce risk. This three hour course will prepare engineers with an overview of the job hazard analysis (JHA) process.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G348
    CEU Course Title:      Energy Conservation Measures at WWTPs
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Providing reliable wastewater services is a highly energy intensive activity. A report by the Electric Power Research Institute in 1996 estimated that water and wastewater treatment would reach 75 billion kilowatt hours in 1996. It is considerably higher at this time. In fact, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency now estimates the electric usage at closer to 100 billion kilowatt hours and at a cost of $.075 per kWh, total costs for electric usage is near $7.5 billion per year. It is of growing importance to wastewater utilities and the public who pay for these services to finds ways to reduce these costs. The US EPA has just released a report titled “Evaluation of Energy Conservation Measures for Wastewater Treatment Facilities”, EPA 832-R-10-005, September 2010, which will serve as the text for this course. The course will also review successful case studies demonstrating the basic concepts.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G349
    CEU Course Title:      State Machines
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: An electronic lock, a vending machine, a subway turnstile, a control panel for a microwave oven, a spell checker, a text search application, and the core of a microprocessor all embody a common element. Their behavior can be modeled using a finite state machine. A state machine is a model used in a design to visualize the effects of a sequence of inputs on the state of the system and its output. The behavior of the system is predetermined from its design. A state machine is one of the most common building blocks of modern digital systems.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G350
    CEU Course Title:      CATIA-5 PART-A: 3D CAD, Parts, Assemblies and Drawings
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
    PDH Course Description: This 8 PDH course demonstrates with illustrated step-by-step instructions how to create three dimensional solid models of parts, assemblies, and dimensioned drawings.

    Catia-5 enables engineers and designers to create digital prototyping of: Process Piping, Structures, Machine Parts and Assemblies. This software enables users to engineer, visualize, and simulate static and dynamic motions and analyze strength of products.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G351
    CEU Course Title:      CATIA-5 PART-B: 3D CAD, Mechanisms and Finite Element Analysis
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   10 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   10 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   10 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $249
    PDH Course Description: This Catia-5 CAD 10 PDH course demonstrates with many illustrations how to use software enabling engineers to create digital prototyping of: Process Piping, Structures, Machine Parts and Assemblies. This software enables users to engineer, visualize, and simulate static and dynamic motions and analyze strength of products digitally.

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



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G354
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to E-book Technologies
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: For many years pundits have predicted the demise of the traditional paper book, but the transition to e-books has been far slower than these prophets have foretold. However, recent years have seen a proliferation in the availability specialized e-book readers such as the Kindle, Nook and Sony as well as an exponential increase in sales. This course is designed to introduce the reader to the available e-book platforms, the technologies that underlie them and the future trends in this field. In addition, there is an introduction to the very user friendly tools for self-publishing e-books that may represent an attractive business opportunity for engineers, architects and land surveyors.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G355
    CEU Course Title:      Expedited NUKE Certification
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: The primary benefit of this PDH Course is to inform manufacturers of a little known expeditious method of obtaining authority to place a product into service in a nuclear power plant.

    This PDH Course describes an opportunity to obtain a NUKE cert for a minute portion of the cost of the better known method, while affording an opportunity to obtain an enormous increase in profit margin.

    It discerns between the complexity of obtaining nuclear certification by each of 2 methods.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G356W
    CEU Course Title:      OSHA Safety Requirements for Construction (Part 1) (Live Webinar)PE & RA, ABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3814
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: Each year, hundreds of construction fatalities occur as a result of accidents. Design professionals can minimize construction accidents by getting familiar with the OSHA safety regulations and promoting design for construction safety. This webinar series provide a general overview of the OSHA safety regulations (Standards – 29 CFR Part 1926) for the construction industries. The first part of the series focuses on Subpart M - Fall Protection and Subpart R - Steel Erection, and highlights the primary impact of the OSHA Safety Standards for Steel Erection on the design practice of structural engineers and architects. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G357W
    CEU Course Title:      OSHA Safety Requirements for Construction (Part 2) (Live Webinar)PE & RA, ABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3815
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: Each year, hundreds of construction fatalities occur as a result of accidents. Design professionals can minimize construction accidents by getting familiar with the OSHA safety regulations and promoting design for construction safety. This webinar series provide a general overview of the OSHA safety regulations (Standards – 29 CFR Part 1926) for the construction industries. The second part of the series focuses on Subpart E - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Subpart P - Excavations, and Subpart Q - Concrete and Masonry Construction. Students will learn the OSHA requirements for excavation shoring & sloping and cast-in-place concrete & masonry construction in addition to the required protection of head, foot, eye and hearing for field personnel.

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




    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G360W
    CEU Course Title:      Engineering Disasters (Live Webinar)PE, RA, AIA HSW
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $220
    PDH Course Description: The infamous crash of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940 and the failure of the New Orleans Levee System during Hurricane Katrina are just two examples of engineering disasters that have occurred throughout history. Most of such catastrophes can be attributed to human errors, design flaws, material failures, extreme conditions, or a combination of these reasons. In this webinar, we will examine some of the recent engineering disasters and the cause of such catastrophes in the hope of preventing history from repeating. In addition, we will discuss the disaster life cycle and proper engineering design for structures in high wind areas.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G361
    CEU Course Title:      Understanding Probability and Its Role in Decision Making
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: The basis for many of the decisions we make as individuals, as groups of individuals, like a family or researchers, and institutions such as corporations or the government are rooted in Probability Theory. The reason Probability Theory exists is summed up by the famous quote: “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” (According to Wikipedia, this quote is attributed to many people, including Yogi Berra, Niels Bohr, Samuel Goldwyn, Robert Storm Petersen, and Mark Twain). Some of our probability-based decisions are trivial: the weather said 40% chance of rain today so I’ll take my umbrella. Others are potentially life changing like where to invest my IRA money or when contemplating a career change. The more critical the decision, the more emotion is involved. But underlying all of our emotions is the mathematics of probability and whether we feel we can ‘beat the odds’. This course is designed for the non-mathematician to learn some of the important and interesting (that is, non-intuitive and counter-intuitive) aspects of probability theory as applied to our professional and personal lives.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G362
    CEU Course Title:      Ladder Safety for EngineersABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3205
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Ladders are one of common tools used by engineers to access to information on equipment plates or to measure features of a building or process equipment. This two hour course will prepare engineers with knowledge how to select, use and store ladders safely.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G363
    CEU Course Title:      OSHA Fatal Facts: Fatalities Caused by Improper Work Practices
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course 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 lead to tragic deaths. The present course focuses on thirty of the accident summaries, selected to provide exposure to a wide variety of accident types. The accident summaries are supplemented by background information about industrial accidents in general and the construction industry in particular. In addition, the lessons distilled from the accident summaries are used to formulate three common-sense principles of accident prevention.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G365
    CEU Course Title:      Error Detection in Digital Systems
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Information theory is a branch of applied mathematics and electrical engineering involving the quantification of information. When Claude Shannon developed information theory in 1948, thus ushering in the information age, he introduced the concept of entropy to information. This entropy or shortage of information in a message is what gives rise to errors in the data. Most communication systems and data storage and processing systems are unreliable to some degree, which means that errors may be introduced in the communications channel or while retrieving data from a memory device. These errors must be controlled.

    The purpose of this course is to describe four different error detection techniques and to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. This course describes the parity check method as well as the checksum and cyclic redundancy check (CRC) methods. It describes hash functions and when they should be employed. This course also briefly discusses error correction techniques.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G366
    CEU Course Title:      Alternative Fuels for Vehicles
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course presents an overview of six alternative fuels used for vehicles: biodiesel, electricity, ethanol blended with gasoline, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane. In each case a description is given of the physical properties of the fuel, its source (what it is produced from), its environmental advantages and disadvantages, its effectiveness as a power source for a vehicle, its current availability (including its distribution system), and any characteristic problems which are unique to it. The course material consists of concise, easy-to-read fact sheets distributed by the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center of the U.S. Dept. of Energy. An engineer completing the course will possess useful, general scientific knowledge of the current state-of-the-art of alternative fuels without having to spend considerable time developing specialized knowledge of each fuel.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G367
    CEU Course Title:      Silica Exposure in Sandblasting, Construction and Other Occupations
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Silicosis is a disabling, nonreversible and sometimes fatal lung disease caused by breathing in crystalline silica. Silicosis accounts for about 200 deaths in the U.S. every year. In the construction industry, the most severe exposures to crystalline silica result from sandblasting. Other activities that may produce crystalline silica dust include jack hammering; rock/well drilling; concrete mixing and drilling; brick and concrete block cutting; tunneling operations; cement and asphalt pavement manufacturing; setting, laying and repair of railroad track; and foundry operations. The present course is based on a modified version of OSHA training material related to protecting personnel exposed to crystalline silica in the workplace. The course consists of 74 slides with accompanying commentary, providing a concise, graphically illustrated, and easily digestible introduction to the subject.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G368
    CEU Course Title:      Bridging the Gap between Software and Non-Software Engineers
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: A multidisciplinary product team often involves both software engineers and traditional engineers. How do they effectively communicate and work together to design and implement reliable products free of system errors? How do they design a system that is easily modified or upgraded without going back to the drawing board? In this course, you will be introduced to basic concepts that will enhance your understanding of the interrelationship between hardware and software, enabling you to write better requirements and be an active participant in a product design and implementation process. Co-author, Cheng-Ning Jong, P.E. received formal training in Engineering with Mechanical Specialty and Engineering Systems and worked extensively in embedded systems and machine control software disciplines in Caterpillar Inc., Xerox Corporation and Rotork Controls, Inc. During his tenure at these firms, he witnessed first-hand various challenges faced by both software and hardware teams in communicating and verifying requirements as there lacks cross-training opportunities between these two distinctive fields of study.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G369
    CEU Course Title:      How to Legally Design Around a Competitor’s Product
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Imagine your major competitor has cornered the market with one of the hottest products in the marketplace. Now that you have come up with a major improvement over the competitor’s products, you would like to realize a piece of the action. You are also aware that certain major corporations have attracted infringement lawsuits for releasing similar products. What should you do next? How do you know if your product is “different” enough from your competitor’s products? What should you do to avoid landing yourself in hot water.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G370
    CEU Course Title:      Galvanizing for Corrosion Protection
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: The excellent resistance of zinc to corrosion in many environments and its ability to protect steel galvanically account for its succesful use and performance in a wide variety of applications. The principal uses of zinc for corrosion control are as a coating for steel and as zinc anodes for cathodic protection. This course will focus on its use as a coating, mainly by the hot dip galvanizing process. Galvanizing involves dipping prepared steel (in sheet or fabricated form) in a molten zinc bath. The process imparts a unique structure consisting of tough alloy layers which are metallurgically bonded to the steel surface. This creates an excellent barrier coating which has a very low corrosion rate. In addition to creating an excellent barrier between the steel and its environment, zinc also has the ability to protect the underlying steel galvanically. If the coating should become damaged such that the steel is exposed, the surrounding zinc will corrode preferentially and protect the exposed area from rusting.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G371
    CEU Course Title:      Minimal AutoCAD® 2011
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: AutoCAD™ is a software tool to create and maintain construction drawings. It has a lot of other uses, including making illustrations for courses like this. It is used to design parts and equipment also, but that is not part of this course. We will explain and exercise the basic commands and the essential commands. You will learn to put your idea on paper in a publishable form.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G372
    CEU Course Title:      Energy Independence and Security Act
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This 2-hour course reviews the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This law, passed in 2007 is just now beginning to impact the industry. The Act is intended to complement and expand on the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

    The course gives a very brief overview of all 16 sections of the Energy Independence and Security Act. The Act includes new CAFE standards, renewable fuel standards, improved standards for appliances and lighting, and new expectations for the electric utility industry to respond to the need for energy efficiency.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G373
    CEU Course Title:      Writing Effective Work Instructions
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course is written specifically for the purpose of providing a basic understanding of Work Instructions (WI) and their importance relative to: 1.) Assembly operations and 2.) Operations and processes involving multiple steps where accuracy is demanded. We examine, in depth, how to write a work instruction and what elements are of greatest importance. This two- hour course will provide the basics but will enable the student to construct meaningful documents that adequately define the work to be accomplished.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G374
    CEU Course Title:      Understanding the New Patent Law Changes
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: You have undoubtedly heard about the 2011 changes to the patent laws as a result of Leahy-Smith Invent Act. But what does it all mean? How does it impact the way you handle your invention protection strategies? Will this make it harder or easier? Will it be more (or less) expensive? This course will focus on the most practical implications of the new law and what you need to know to take the best advantage of the new patent system.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G376
    CEU Course Title:      Globally Harmonized Systems – A Brave New OSHA HazComm
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: In this three (3) hour course students will learn about Globally Harmonized Systems and the proposed changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard. In 2009 OSHA proposed a rule that would adopt UN Revision 3 of the Globally Harmonized System. This rule is anticipated to be promulgated in 2012. In addition, students will learn about the history of the rulemaking, new labeling and safety data sheet requirements and upcoming training. The information is provided in a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation handout and OSHA documents and will help further understand how to rely chemical hazards to others.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G377
    CEU Course Title:      Charrettes for High Performance Projects
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course covers the concept of a charrette. A charrette meeting event that, when well done, can help develop a high performance project. This course is full of specifics on how to conduct a charrette from how many people to invite to minutiae such as the font size for a nametag. This is basically a “how-to” course on conducting meetings.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G378
    CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficient Building Design
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course covers energy efficiency concepts for commercial buildings and how to incorporate these concepts to provide a low-energy building. Use of these ideas can reduce energy consumption up to 30% over a conventional commercial building. The course, explains the basic concepts, where and how in the design process they should be considered and gives a couple of examples where the results were applied and yielded significant energy cost savings.

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




    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G382
    CEU Course Title:      Risk-Based Engineering - The New Paradigm
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: The material presented in this course provides an overview of the formal risk assessment process. The basic steps are described and explained by example so that the student can understand each step of the process and how each following step builds upon the previous step. The student will become familiar with the terms used during risk assessment discussions and the different ways we apply our judgment to determine risk.

    No previous knowledge or experience is required for this course.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G383
    CEU Course Title:      Vector Analysis
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Vector analysis is a mathematical tool used to explain and predict physical phenomena in the study of mechanics. A vector is a depiction or symbol showing movement or a force carried from point A to point B. A vector has properties of both magnitude and direction. A scalar only has the property of magnitude.

    The purpose of this course is to describe vectors and to explain their use and to demonstrate their many applications. This course also describes several vector operations including the dot product and cross product.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G384
    CEU Course Title:      Great Earthquakes and Associated Tsunamis
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: The topic of great earthquakes and associated tsunamis is examined in this course through the characteristics and impacts of the Great Japan Tohoku-oki Earthquake and Tsunami that struck Northeastern Honshu on March 11, 2011. This disaster came first in the form of an earthquake so powerful that it knocked the earth off its axis of rotation. This great earthquake and its ensuing devastating tsunami resulted in about 20,000 fatalities and caused major damage and destruction to buildings, infrastructure and nuclear power plants in the coastal zone of Northeastern Japan. That region was violently shaken and flooded, resulting in large societal disruptions and grave socio-economic consequences.

    The forces within the earth that generated this epic disaster are examined. Every detail of this tragedy was recorded real-time by seismic instruments thus enabling scientists to reconstruct and know exactly what happened. Combined with extensive recordings from global seismic networks, the data from these multitudes of gauges and sensors make this seismic event the best recorded in history. The flood of these real time data confirmed the value of applying modern technologies to earthquake and tsunami mitigation efforts. In addition, strain accumulation measurements, offshore fault-zone observations, and early detection and warning of earthquake and tsunami all contributed to some extent in saving lives in the most heavily damaged areas.

    The tectonic plates that cover the earth’s surface are presented and the segment along the boundary between the two plates that was dislocated during the occurrence of this great earthquake is highlighted. The instantaneous strain release which occurred at the plate boundary was so large that it generated seismic, tsunami and atmospheric waves that spread through the Earth. The course describes the types of seismic waves that are generated by an earthquake and explains which of these waves are likely to cause the most damage as they propagate away from the epicenter. The course also explains how these seismic waves are used to elucidate the internal structure of the Earth, showing that it is composed of a thin crust resting on an upper mantle and below which is a lower mantle, an outer core and an inner core.

    The propagation of the seismic waves, outward from the epicenter, and the effect of seismic shaking on various types of engineered structures, including the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, are presented. The process leading to the formation of the initial tsunami swell, its collapse and the development of the immense waves that spread in all directions is illustrated in a sequence of diagrams that clarify the process of tsunami generation and propagation. In addition, the postulated mechanism that resulted in the amplification of the initial tsunami swell, adding to the built-in destructive force of its waves as they spread towards the shore, is advanced with supportive evidence. The course concludes with the presentation of the current thinking about effective strategies developed to protect vulnerable populations from the devastating effects of tsunamis. Finally the equations used to compute the velocity of seismic waves are presented in the appendix.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G385
    CEU Course Title:      Wind Load Calculations for PV Arrays
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Today’s photovoltaic (PV) industry must rely on licensed structural engineers’ various interpretations of building codes and standards to design PV mounting systems that will withstand wind-induced loads. This is problematic since the safety and sufficiency of the structural attachments of solar equipment to rooftops are not adequately addressed in any codes or standards. ASCE Standard 7-05 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures is the standard for wind forces on structures, but it does not provide adequate guidance to the design professionals and code officials tasked with assessing PV installations.

    Until codes and standards are developed to address the mounting of PV arrays to rooftops, Wind Load Calculations for PV Arrays provides design guidance, including sample calculations for determining wind loads on PV arrays based on the recognized ASCE Standard 7-05.

    This 2-hour course will introduce you to the principles of determining wind loads on PV arrays.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G386
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Mathematica
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $95
    PDH Course Description: Mathematica is a powerful computational tool for engineers and scientists. In this lesson, you will learn the development history and basic features of Mathematica. In particular, you will learn how to enter text, build mathematical expressions, create graphs, make interactive models, and utilize data. You will also see a complete example built within the Mathematica environment. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G387
    CEU Course Title:      Tips for Avoiding Design Blunders
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
    PDH Course Description: 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.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G387T
    CEU Course Title:      Tips for Avoiding Design Blunders (Timed & Monitored)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
    PDH Course Description: 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.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G388
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Mathcad Prime
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $145
    PDH Course Description: Mathcad is a powerful tool for solving and visualizing mathematical and engineering problems. Its flexible calculation and documentation environment is recognized as the easiest to use GUI-based math software to document and compute an engineering problem with mathematical notation. As the second generation of Mathcad, Mathcad Prime is more intuitive and easier to use than its predecessor. It provides verification, validation, documentation and re-use of engineering calculations. In this lesson, you will learn the new features and functions of Mathcad Prime, including ribbon-style interface, symbolic processors and spec tables.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G389
    CEU Course Title:      Engineering Ethics: Consciousness and Neuroethics
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Engineering ethics must keep pace with the explosive acceleration in the mind sciences in order to prevent society from developing into elite technified hybrid people machines and “have nots” at the lower rungs of society. The importance of ethics can not be overstated as technology outpaces our ethics and laws.

    Please, we invite you to open the course first page that illustrates the course content pictorially.

    Our brains intermediate absolutely anything we feel emotionally and tactilely, think, sense and do. Brains function as our ultimate interfaces and as “neuromedia” to each environment consciously experienced in the universe by us. Humankind is increasingly confronted with the task of understanding brains and minds at various levels of analysis in order for scientists to engineer their functions.

    Our ethical challenge involves directing scientific research and development for each type of rehabilitation of disorders, cognitive improvement, creation of instruments for observation or replacing lost functions of the brain. Computer technology and engineering increased rapidly from the 1930s with brain technology and engineering using that technology, but leaving engineering ethics in their wake.

    This explosive development within the neurosciences during the late 20th and 21st century requires the need for new subdivisions of ethics within the field of “applied biomedical ethics.” These new subdivisions of applied ethics are called “neuroethics” and “ethics of consciousness.” As with the neurosciences, neuroethics brings forth a combination of interdisplinary studies, such as biomechanical engineering, biology, medicine, law, philosophy, cognitive psychology, computer science and engineering. Like no other ethics, this form of engineering ethics affects everyone---us.

    “Engineering Ethics: Consciousness and Neuroethics” (EECN) provides a brief analysis of three important ethical principles and theories with visual aids. EECN applies rational ethical principles to actual problems we now face in the US and must handle within our globalizing world in the near future. From the analysis and illustration of “global information revolutions” to the personal effects of computer chips surgically implanted within the brains of patients, we delve into the intimately personal problems that deal directly with consciousness. We peer into who we are and how that may change soon with new technologies.

    EECN tackles the problems concerning lie detection via fMRIs with current technologies. Advances in neuroscience and engineering will transform our criminal justice system. The day is at hand when this technology will affect you and me, us. Likewise, the development and research of neurotechnologies and engineering by the military, serve multiple uses and play important roles in competition and war. What are the legal consequences and ethical considerations associated with this engineering technology? We provide up-to-date facts concerning significant technologies related to: artificial intelligence, rehabilitation and enhancement of various types of human performance via the neurosciences, including stimulants for soldiers or students to stay awake, robots controlled by thought and electrodes attached to the skull, and microchips implanted within the inner ear that communicate via radio waves.

    The second chapter is about consciousness; half the chapter consists of illustrations about consciousness and the mind. Neuroscience experiments related to the “freedom of the will” or our “voluntary” aspects of behavior are set out. Problems concerning understanding the mind and the development of consciousness are illustrated.

    We conclude that neuroscience and consciousness studies are still in their infancy and have unbounded growth potential. Lastly, “Neuroethics, Legal Systems and Ethics of Consciousness” provides an overview of duty, virtue, consequentialist ethics and neuroethics. Neuroethics is applied to law and war as well as issues concerning the rehabilitation and enhancement of consciousness and especially cognitive skills, which is compared to the use of steroids in sports.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G390
    CEU Course Title:      A Brief Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: For individuals with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. Using a question and answer format, this course provides a brief and accessible introduction to the ADA as it applies to facility design and employment.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G391
    CEU Course Title:      Common ADA Errors in Facilities Design
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that new construction and alterations to existing facilities comply with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The Justice Department is the government agency responsible for enforcing the ADA. As part of its enforcement efforts, the Department has conducted numerous on-site investigations of newly constructed or altered public accommodation facilities and has observed certain common ADA problems. In this course, a sampling of common accessibility errors or omissions is presented in easily comprehensible and non-legalistic language. For each error or omission, the specific requirement of the Standards that has not been met is stated. The purpose of the course is to help engineers avoid these common ADA mistakes and comply with the law when designing and constructing or altering new facilities.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G392
    CEU Course Title:      Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: The material presented in this course provides an overview of the basics of statistical analyses. The terminology is defined and examples provided for both single-valued statistics such as mean and standard deviation, as well as multi-valued statistics such as correlation and regressions. Basic steps are described and explained by example so that the student can understand how different statistical techniques can be applied.

    No previous knowledge or experience is required for this course. The course is NOT math intensive, but rather discusses the underlying concepts and applications.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G393
    CEU Course Title:      ADA Requirements for the Design of Parking Spaces
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This course provides detailed information on designing accessible parking spaces that meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Both van and cars are considered. Dimensions, distribution, location, connections to access routes (to accessible entrances to buildings), minimum number of spaces, and readily achievable barrier removal are all described.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G394
    CEU Course Title:      Competing for Corps of Engineers A-E Contracts
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission includes the provision of civil works, military construction, environmental restoration, and support to other agencies such as the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Energy. A majority of the planning, engineering, design, surveying and mapping services for these programs is contracted out to private architect-engineer firms. This course describes Corps policies and procedures for the procurement of A-E services and how A-E firms can compete for Corps contracts.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G395
    CEU Course Title:      Just Can’t Take it Anymore
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: In 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, fourteen-thousand Americans died in combat and another forty-six thousand were wounded. That same year, on the home-front, an equal number of Americans died in their workplace/s and two and one-half million suffered disabling injuries resulting from workplace accidents. The time had come to make the workplace safer and healthier for all Americans, not by chance but by the power of law.

    After the Civil War, American industry expanded rapidly and by the early 20th century, millions of new immigrants were seeking a better life in the mills, factories, quarries of American industry. For many, the conditions were harsh and dangerous; just as they were for Americans who were native born. The construction of the Panama Canal took the lives of 4,700 people alone. Between 1902 and 1908, nearly fifteen-thousand railroad workers were killed and in a single Pennsylvania county in one year, five hundred and twenty-six workers were killed.

    It took calamities like the Triangle Shirt Waist Factory fire in New York City (1911) for action to be taken. Upton Sinclair’s novel: The Jungle, exposed the brutal working conditions in Chicago’s meat packing plants and photographer Lewis Hines’ photographs of child labor aroused the public consciousness. In the post-WWII era of public activism over environmental issues and civil rights, a worker’s rights movement – long in the making, reached critical mass. In response, the federal government formed the Occupational Safety & Heath Administration (OSHA) in 1970 under the auspices of the Department of Labor to safeguard the right of all Americans to a safe and healthful workplace.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G396
    CEU Course Title:      Additive Manufacturing
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Additive manufacturing is also referred to as 3D printing and consists of a layer-by-layer technique of producing three-dimensional objects directly from a digital model. The following quote from the February 10, 2011 issue of The Economist captures some of the excitement associated with this emerging technology. “Three-dimensional printing makes it as cheap to create single items as it is to produce thousands and thus undermines economies of scale. It may have as profound an impact on the world as the coming of the factory did. Just as nobody could have predicted the impact of the steam engine in 1750 or the printing press in 1450 or the transistor in 1950, it is impossible to foresee the long-term impact of 3D printing. But the technology is coming, and it is likely to disrupt every field it touches.” This course presents a brief description of the additive manufacturing industry and its most prominent near-term technical challenges along with emerging research and development topics that show promise for significant advancement of the field. In addition the role of the Federal Government in advancing this new field is discussed along with reference for additional information for further study and investigation.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G397
    CEU Course Title:      The Printed Page
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: The Need to Read – its been part of human DNA since the time of the Sumerians when cuneiform letters were engraved in clay tablets to record for posterity the Epic of Gilgamesh. As time went by, printing technology steadily advanced from parchment to paper, but the big breakthrough came with the invention of the printing press whereby an army of scribes was no longer required to “get the word out.” Though the scribe had become redundant with the invention of the typewriter, printing – even on a large scale, still retained much of the skill required of the medieval craftsman. With the introduction of mechanical typesetting machines in the late 19th Century, the industry was poised to expand exponentially. Though hand-setting of type still had applications, the ability to produce type via Monotype and/or Linotype machines was a major breakthrough and by the middle of the 20th Century, the printing industry was ranked as fourth largest in the United States. Ancillary industries such as lumber (for wood pulp to make newsprint), transportation etc. contributed significantly to the national economy as well. When you think about it, almost every industry, art, science, human activity etc. is dependent on recording human thought via language. With advances in technology came more efficient typesetting machines that use computers to do much of the former grunt work. Photo-engraving allows for high-quality printing of display ads and/or photographs. No matter how sophisticated the technology of printing becomes, it all boils down to twenty-six letters arranged in a precise order for the human brain to decipher and interpret in its own individual way.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G398
    CEU Course Title:      Our Friend the Tree
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: When the first European settlers arrived in North America, they found a vast land covered with primeval forests which presented more of an obstacle than a resource. Trees had limited use as a building material and/or a fuel in those early days thus trees were often cut and burned as a waste material. With the establishment of saw mills (at first powered by running water), the great natural resource of the forest became a “cash crop” to be exploited.

    By the late 19th Century, clear cutting forest lands and the despoiling of the soil became an endemic national problem. In 1891, the federal government stepped in and set aside vast “reserves” of forest lands lest they share the fate of uncontrolled logging. This did not mean that logging could not occur on these lands, but it had to be done in a way we would term “environmentally friendly” today. As a renewable resource, trees are only renewable if care is taken in their harvest from the forest. Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Forest Service was established to safeguard this national treasure.

    Trees provide shade, beauty, habitats for wildlife and are oxygen factories for planet earth. For mankind, they provide the raw material for numerous products such as wood pulp (for making newsprint paper, plastics etc.), framing and/or finish lumber, plies for making plywood/veneers and serve as the basis for making patterns by which metal castings can be made. Without wood, many industries such as paper mills, textile manufacturers etc. would be unable to produce a finish product. In wartime, wood was used to replace consumer goods enabling strategic metals to be directed to the war effort. In these many varied ways, wood truly is “our friend.”

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G399
    CEU Course Title:      Flight: Exceeding the Grasp
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp or what’s a heaven for?

    So wrote the poet Robert Browning of man’s eternal longing to fly with the same ease as did the birds. Greek mythology immortalized the first person to seek winged flight, but Icarus flew too close to the sun (on wings made of wax) and alas, he became the first victim of the quest for flight. Ancient civilizations honored their deities by imposing wings on them suggesting their superior status to earth-bound mortals. By the time of the renaissance, it became apparent to the brilliant minds of the day that if man were to fly, it would not be by his own power but with the assistance of machines and a deeper understanding of aerodynamics.

    Lighter-than-air balloons would be the first means by which humans would actually fly (in the 18th Century). But powered flight could not occur until the invention of a suitable power source was realized and the air foil concept fully understood. One day in December 1903, it all came together when two bicycle mechanics – Orville and Wilbur Wright, flipped a coin to see who would have the honor of testing their Wright Flyer. Orville won the toss and became the first man to achieve sustained powered flight, brief though it was.

    On the heels of that simple act on the dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, a new page was written in the history of mankind. Out of necessity, WWI accelerated the development of the airplane and in 1927, a 25yo airmail pilot named Charles Lindburgh proved that fortune favors the bold by flying his monoplane across the Atlantic. By the 1930s, aeronautical engineering was an established science and aviation a major industry. During WWII, aircraft production soared and in the post-war era, the jet-engine would make long-distance air travel a practical reality. We have much to thank Icarus for.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G400
    CEU Course Title:      The Evolution of Air Power
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: In 1905 – nearly three years after the Wright Brothers flew four successful controlled, powered flights near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17th 1903, Wilbur Wright was asked: What was the purpose of flying machines? He responded with just one word: War.

    As far as the United States Army was concerned, the airplane was unnecessary since they already had observation balloons and what else would flying machines be good for except observation? But the Wrights were persistent and some enlightened army officers saw the potential for powered flight. Thus, by 1908 the Wright Brothers had their first army contract. Their Wright Flyer fulfilled the terms of the contract by flying for over one hour at a sustained speed of forty-two mph. In the years before America’s entry into WWI (April 1917), airplane technology steadily advanced and the outbreak of the war in Europe (August 1914) accelerated aviation technology many fold.

    At first, the airplane had the limited role of observation for both the allied and central powers – just as the military purists had foreseen. On observation flights, the opposing pilots would, at first, wave to each other. As the war progressed, waves turned to pistol shots and with the addition of machine guns, the aerial dogfight was born. Though primitive, the potential of war in the third dimension – the air, was fully realized during WWI. The years between the world wars saw the steady advancement of aviation technology culminating at the end of WWII with jet aircraft. The cold war hastened even greater advancements resulting in the breaking of the sound barrier and space flight. Wilbur Wright may have been prophetic in his vision.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G401
    CEU Course Title:      To Feed a Nation
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: For a century before the first European settler cut down a section of forest and cleared away the stumps for a homestead farm, the fur trade was dominant. However, for most of its history, the economy of the United States was based on agriculture. The needs of a growing population, the abundance of fertile land and technological advances such as the cotton gin (which tripled the value of cotton farm land overnight) established farming of both crops and livestock as the nation’s primary industry, even to the present day.

    When early pioneers reached the Tennessee Valley, they cleared the trees from the hillsides and cut into the sides of the hills rather than along their natural contours. Erosion was the result and what was once prime land became a scar on the earth. Contour farming, damning rivers (to control flooding and provide water in quantity when/where needed) and modern agricultural practice made the valley fertile once more. A similar misuse of the 400 million acres of the Great Plains created the dust bowl of the 1930s. Once again, agricultural science would help greatly in turning the situation around.

    So important was agriculture to the well-being of the nation that President Lincoln signed legislation creating the Land Grant Colleges whereby each state and territory of the union would have a College of Agriculture and Mechanics (A&M). Called to action by Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel The Jungle, President Theodore Roosevelt sponsored federal legislation that led to comprehensive meat inspection under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in effect to the present day. By the middle of the 20th Century, over ninety percent of U.S. farms were electrified greatly easing the burden of the farmer and his family. Also, agricultural science was taking on successfully the scourge of weeds and insects which could destroy up to one-quarter of the wheat crop. To feed a nation is not an easy task; just ask a farmer.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G402
    CEU Course Title:      His Master’s Voice
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: When Thomas Alva Edison’s newest invention – the phonograph, was displayed in Machinery Hall at the 1889 Paris Exposition Universalle, it proved to be nearly as popular as the exposition’s centerpiece; the Eiffel Tower. For the first time, recorded sound could be produced upon demand, enough to confuse Edison’s own dog who famously heard his master’s voice through the cone speaker of the phonograph. This image became the symbol of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) – the pioneer in sound recording.

    First wax cylinders were used then the 78rpm flat-disc record was introduced in the early 20th Century. Through a complex process of recording sound onto a wax disc and making master, mother and stamping discs (the latter for mass production), 78rpm records were manufactured in quantity from their main ingredient; powdered shellac (and nineteen other materials). They brought the music hall into homes but were monaural (sound from one source), scratched easily and were fragile to handle.

    In the post-WWII years, shellac/78rpm records gave way to the long-play 33&1/3rd vinyl record which was more durable, longer playing and less likely to fracture like a glass dish if dropped. By the mid-1950s, stereophonic records were introduced whereby two sound sources could be cut into a single groove providing a high-fidelity stereo sound. Soon after, the cartridge tape made its appearance making recording/playback much easier and convenient, but with the same richness of sound as a hi-fi record (and they didn’t scratch!).The Wizard of Menlo Park – and his dog, would approve.

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



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G405
    CEU Course Title:      DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: While terrorism is not a new concept, the need to develop common antiterrorist measures to protect Department of Defense (DoD) facilities and structures has recently been clearly demonstrated. As the result of this need, common criteria and construction standards have been developed to minimize the threat, as well as damage and casualties in the event of a terrorist attack. This 6 hour course examines the minimum requirements to be put in place in DoD facilities.

    This course is intended for civil engineers, electrical engineers, fire protection engineers, mechanical engineers, architects, facility planners, intelligence personnel, security personnel, contractors, and students.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G406
    CEU Course Title:      Security Engineering: Waterfront Security
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: While terrorism is not a new concept, the need to develop common antiterrorist measures to protect Department of Defense (DoD) facilities and structures has recently been clearly demonstrated. As the result of this need, common criteria and construction standards have been developed to minimize the threat, as well as damage and casualties in the event of a terrorist attack.

    The design of physical security measures is a specialized technical area that does not fall in the normal skills of the majority of personnel. This 2 hour course is intended to provide guidance and a brief examination of some of the issues that need to be considered when planning and designing security for DoD waterfront facilities, and is intended for commanders, intelligence personnel, security personnel, engineers, architects, designers, facility planners, contractors, and students.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G407
    CEU Course Title:      Engineering Report Writing
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: Good writing and communication skills are essential to professional engineers. This one-hour course is intended to provide a brief guide to write a professional engineering report. In this course, you will learn how to organize an effective report and how to improve the readability of your writing. Technical expertise along with effective writing will determine how successful you are as an engineer.

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



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G411
    CEU Course Title:      Technical Writing Guide
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Technical writing is a vital form of communication for licensed professionals. This course is intended to help you improve your ability to express the technical know-how in a clear, concise, and coherent manner. Besides the basic mechanics of technical writing, this course discusses the required components of a complete technical report, from the executive summary to the conclusion. You will also find the checklists contained in this course to be valuable tools when preparing your own project documents, lab reports, resumes and presentations.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G412
    CEU Course Title:      Fundamentals of Technical Report Writing
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Technical expertise along with effective writing will determine how successful you are as a licensed professional. This two-hour course is intended to be a short guide to technical writing. In particular, you will learn the proper usage of punctuations, enumerations, and abbreviations. In addition, you will become aware of the common grammatical and miscellaneous errors in general writing.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G413
    CEU Course Title:      Cap and Trade Programs
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $129
    PDH Course Description: This five-hour course covers cap and trade pollution control programs. The course covers the different types of pollution control strategies and how cap and trade programs can be designed and implemented.

    In 1990, the EPA recommended cap and trade as a program to control sulfur dioxide emissions and this program has worked exceptionally well. The EPA is now pushing for cap and trade regulation of carbon dioxide and many in the industry feel this completely inappropriate method to regulate this pollutant. One of the reasons the SO2 cap and trade programs worked so well is that technology existed to control SO2 emissions. In contrast, there is currently no practical, operational methodology to limit CO2 emission at large central station power plants and it is feared that implementing a cap and trade program will have a severe economic impact on the U.S. economy.

    California is implementing its own cap and trade program for CO2, which many believe is a very risky and foolhardy proposition. However, California is not afraid to experiment with its citizen’s pocketbooks and States economy as evidenced by its botched deregulation effort in the ‘90’s.

    Regardless of how cap and trade is ultimately used, this course will help you understand how the programs are designed and operated.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G414
    CEU Course Title:      Design and O&M: Mass Notification Systems
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: The need to implement security and antiterrorist measures in Department of Defense (DoD) facilities and structures has been clearly demonstrated. Meeting this need required changes in new and retrofit construction criteria, as well as new and upgraded systems installation. To insure consistency in construction standards and systems utilized in DoD facilities, uniform design criteria and requirements have been developed and incorporated into Unified Facilities Criteria (UFCs). A mass notification system (MNS) is one of the systems that falls under the requirements established by the security UFC series. A MNS is utilized to protect life by indicating the existence of an emergency situation, and instructing people of the necessary, and appropriate, response and action. The requirement for a mass notification system (MNS) is established by UFC 04-010-01, DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings.

    This 6 hour course covers the mass notification system (MNS) design and operations and maintenance requirements for the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.

    This course is intended for engineers, architects, facility planners, DoD intelligence personnel, DoD security personnel, government contracting personnel, DoD contractors, and students.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G415
    CEU Course Title:      DoD Security Engineering Facilities Planning Manual (Part 1)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: The need to implement security and antiterrorist measures in Department of Defense (DoD) facilities and structures has been clearly demonstrated. Meeting this need required changes in new and retrofit construction criteria, as well as new and upgraded systems installation. To insure consistency in construction standards and systems utilized in DoD facilities, uniform design criteria and requirements have been developed and incorporated into Unified Facilities Criteria (UFCs). Uniform design criteria are required to provide reasonable protection, at a reasonable cost, based on the threat and the value of the asset. Therefore, an evaluation process based on risk and cost of protecting an asset against a threat must be utilized. At the same time, while the design criteria should be standardized, flexibility to adjust to a particular real world situation must be incorporated into the process. In addition, there is a need to acknowledge that there are some threats that cannot be reasonably countered utilizing design criteria alone.

    As the result of these needs, a standard process to identify common design criteria, construction standards, and expected cost increases associated with implementing these criteria, has been established.

    This 6 hour course introduces aggressor threats and tactics, and examines the process for developing the design criteria for security and antiterrorist measures to protect Department of Defense (DoD) facilities and structures. This is the first of two courses developed utilizing this UFC. The second course covers design strategies, master planning considerations, and project cost development.

    This course is intended for engineers, architects, facility planners, DoD intelligence personnel, DoD security personnel, government contracting personnel, DoD contractors, and students.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G416
    CEU Course Title:      DoD Security Engineering Facilities Planning Manual (Part 2)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: The need to implement security and antiterrorist measures to protect Department of Defense (DoD) facilities and structures has been clearly demonstrated. Uniform design criteria are required to provide reasonable protection, at a reasonable cost, based on the threat and the value of the asset. Therefore, an evaluation process based on risk and cost of protecting an asset against a threat must be utilized. At the same time, while the design criteria should be standardized, flexibility to adjust to a particular real world situation must be incorporated into the process. In addition, there is a need to acknowledge that there are some threats that cannot be reasonably countered utilizing design criteria alone.

    As the result of these needs, a standard process to identify common design criteria, construction standards, and expected cost increases associated with implementing these criteria, has been established.

    This 6 hour course is the second of two courses developed utilizing this UFC, and covers design strategies, master planning considerations, and project cost development associated with security and antiterrorist measures to protect Department of Defense (DoD) facilities and structures. The first course introduced aggressor threats and tactics, and examined the process for developing the design criteria for security and antiterrorist measures to protect Department of Defense (DoD) facilities and structures. The first course is a prerequisite for this course.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G417V
    CEU Course Title:      Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources (Video Course)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: The water and wastewater industry relies heavily on electricity and other fossil fuels to provide the energy necessary to treat drinking water and wastewater. Fossil fuels are limited in the available quantities and non-renewable and at some time will be depleted. This course will look at the issue of fossil fuels and provide an understanding of the alternative, renewable energy sources that are available for use at water and wastewater facilities. It will also include a discussion of key engineering and other factors needed to adopt some or all of these alternatives as energy sources.

    In this course, the instructor will go over the book Alternative Energy For Dummies by Rik DeGunther, and will highlight the important topics related to the engineering aspect. The book is available in your local library or from Amazon.com or Barnes & Nobles for your future reference. You may also be able to find an electronic version from e-bookstores on the Internet or as a Kindle version from Amazon.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G417W
    CEU Course Title:      Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources (2-Hour Session, Live Webinar)PE
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: The water and wastewater industry relies heavily on electricity and other fossil fuels to provide the energy necessary to treat drinking water and wastewater. Fossil fuels are limited in the available quantities and non-renewable and at some time will be depleted. This course will look at the issue of fossil fuels and provide an understanding of the alternative, renewable energy sources that are available for use at water and wastewater facilities. It will also include a discussion of key engineering and other factors needed to adopt some or all of these alternatives as energy sources.

    In this course, the instructor will go over the book Alternative Energy For Dummies by Rik DeGunther, and will highlight the important topics related to the engineering aspect. The book is available in your local library or from Amazon.com or Barnes & Nobles for your future reference. You may also be able to find an electronic version from e-bookstores on the Internet or as a Kindle version from Amazon.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G418
    CEU Course Title:      Basics on Forensic Engineering - Part I
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: The author spent twenty-five years of his professional career working hands-on in this area of practice, during that period of time he had the opportunity to work on over two thousand cases involving property damage, defective products, conflagrations, slip and fall, trip and fall and car collisions. He was called to testify as an expert witness in over thirty court cases.

    Parts I through V about cover all his caseload which are explained in detail and every part shows one or more cases considered to be representative of their category. The actual reports and the reasoning process notes are revealed to every minute detail.

    By reading this course you will get twenty five years of experience which the author had to figure out on his own, compressed into five parts which can be read in some twelve hours and thus make them part of your own arsenal, so you wouldn’t have to discover the wheel a second time.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G419
    CEU Course Title:      Basics on Forensic Engineering - Part II
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: The author spent twenty-five years of his professional career working hands-on in this area of practice, during that period of time he had the opportunity to work on over two thousand cases involving property damage, defective products, conflagrations, slip and fall, trip and fall and car collisions. He was called to testify as an expert witness in over thirty court cases.

    Parts I through V about cover all his caseload which are explained in detail and every part shows one or more cases considered to be representative of their category. The actual reports and the reasoning process notes are revealed to every minute detail.

    By reading this course you will get twenty five years of experience which the author had to figure out on his own, compressed into five parts which can be read in some twelve hours and thus make them part of your own arsenal, so you wouldn’t have to discover the wheel a second time.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G420
    CEU Course Title:      Basics on Forensic Engineering - Part III
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: In spite of the perceptions and misconceptions of the misinformed detractors of forensic engineering who see the practice as a group of opportunists who are merely trying to take advantage of other engineers’ misfortunes. While it is true that there have been some engineers, perhaps with reasons of their own, who willingly have testified in court against some of their colleagues, that is not to say that they are forensic engineers, nor that such activity is what the specialty of forensic engineering is about. Consequently, we invite those detractors to read each and all of the five parts of this series to realize how wrong they are in their poor assessment of the facts.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G421
    CEU Course Title:      Basics on Forensic Engineering - Part IV
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: The author spent the last twenty years of his professional career working as a forensic engineer, during that period of time he had the opportunity to solve over two thousand cases involving property damage, defective products, slip & fall, conflagrations, trip & fall, structural collapses and car collisions. He was called to testify as an expert witness in thirty five court cases.

    This entire course is composed of Parts I through V and summarizes a large portion of his experience which is explained in detail. Every part depicts one or more history cases selected as prototypes within their own categories. Nothing is held back, the actual reports are reproduced and the reasoning process leading to their conclusions are revealed in the most minute details.

    By studying all five parts you will get twenty years of experience which you can make them your own and start a new career as an engineer without having to discover the wheel a second time.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G422
    CEU Course Title:      Basics on Forensic Engineering - Part V
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This last part of the series titled Basics on Forensic Engineering has been mostly dedicated to put emphasis on the fact that communication skills are an important and very desirable quality for a forensic engineer to have.

    In this course we describe how those communication skills have a far reaching effect on three different levels. First, the oral communication used as a tool of public service and concern for the community. Second, the same verbal skill as an avenue of effective testimony in a court of law; and third, the written report as a tangible record of the engineer’s work abilities.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G423W
    CEU Course Title:      Megastructures (Live Webinar)PE, RA, AIA HSW
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $440
    PDH Course Description: For over 4,000 years, the world's tallest structure was the 481' tall Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt. By the 1880s, three key factors in the evolution of tall buildings were in place: a need for space, better building materials, and the invention of the safety elevator. Since then, bigger and taller buildings have sprang up all over the world. In this webinar, we will review the history of skyscrapers, study the special needs of tall buildings, and examine the design and construction process of historical highrises and recently completed skyscrapers. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G425
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Digital Signatures - Part One
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: By the completion of this course, the student will be able to electronically sign any CAD file with his or her own Digital ID, and establish a drawing delivery policy at their company. Furthermore, the student will learn how to purchase, install, and sign electronic documents such as: Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe PDF, and most importantly CAD drawing files. The goal is to understand and meet government recommended guidelines for distributing electronic documents provided by intuitions like National Institutes of Standards and Testing (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) along with the Nationally recognized standards as it applies to Digital Signatures.

    Digital Signatures provide the following benefits:

  • Recipients of digitally signed drawings can be sure that the organizations or individuals who sent the drawings are trustworthy.
  • A Digital Signature guarantees that a drawing's content and properties have not changed since the drawing was digitally signed.
  • With a third-party Digital ID, a signed file cannot be rejected as invalid. The signer of a file cannot reject the file later by claiming the signature was copied.


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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G426
    CEU Course Title:      Fuzzy Logic and Controls
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: “Fuzzy Logic and Controls” is a continuing education course serving as an introduction to world of “Fuzziness”…..including Fuzzy Logic, Fuzzy Math, Fuzzy Set and Fuzzy Processing. The field of “Fuzzy Logic” is incredibly broad encompassing many control systems and considered ‘state of the art’ in many complex control systems. Human beings process information through fuzzy logic processes, yet computers cannot. This courser helps engineers understand and embrace the concept of “fuzziness” in system controls and advanced decision making activities.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G427
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Accessibility Standards: Minimum Requirements
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to minimum requirements for handicapped accessibility for buildings and related infrastructure. You will learn about the terminology, scope and technical requirements for accessible elements of buildings, routes, parking lots and related features.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G428
    CEU Course Title:      Practical Application of Measurement Errors for Engineers & Surveyors
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This 4 PDH hour online course discusses the errors of measurements that occur in data collection of the actual measurements in different fields of engineering, mapping, land surveying, material sciences, scientific researches etc. It is important to have an understanding of the properties and quantitative influence of unavoidable errors on the final results of any measurements in order to be able to predict the quality of final results of the measurements. This course will enable the attendee to have better understanding of measurement errors and enable them determine an actual accuracy of the given measurements.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G429
    CEU Course Title:      Linear Least Squares Parameter Estimation
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
    PDH Course Description: The need to fit mathematical models to measured data arises often in science and engineering. Parameter estimation is a discipline that provides estimates of unknown parameters in a system or process model based on measured data. The professional analyst can use the model that results from the application of parameter estimation to explain measured data to customers in a concise, compelling way.

    The 4-hour course begins with a general, nonlinear system model and then focuses on a linear system model. Six basic assumptions about measurement errors are presented and their implications on the least squares estimator explained. Confidence limits for the estimated parameters for specified assumptions are developed.

    Two comprehensive examples are presented which demonstrate the application of least squares parameter estimation. The first is a “position-velocity” estimation problem that arises in many engineering contexts. The second estimates the parameters for a triangular weir, a structure used to measure small stream flow in hydrology.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G430W
    CEU Course Title:      Skyscrapers (Live Webinar)PE & RA, AIA HSW
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $220
    PDH Course Description: For over 4,000 years, the world's tallest structure was the 481' tall Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt. By the 1880s, three key factors in the evolution of tall buildings were in place: a need for space, better building materials, and the invention of the safety elevator. Since then, bigger and taller buildings have sprang up all over the world. In this webinar, we will review the history of skyscrapers, study the special needs of tall buildings, and examine the design and construction process of historical highrises and recently completed skyscrapers. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G431W
    CEU Course Title:      Megastructures (4-hour session) (Live Webinar)PE
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $220
    PDH Course Description: For over 4,000 years, the world's tallest structure was the 481' tall Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt. By the 1880s, three key factors in the evolution of tall buildings were in place: a need for space, better building materials, and the invention of the safety elevator. Since then, bigger and taller buildings have sprang up all over the world. In this webinar, we will review the history of skyscrapers, study the special needs of tall buildings, and examine the design and construction process of historical highrises and recently completed skyscrapers. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G434
    CEU Course Title:      2009 International Building Code - Classification of Occupancy and Construction Types
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Defining the use of the buildings is very important as it relates to providing a reasonable level of protection or life safety for building occupants. This course highlights the use and occupancy classification and the types of construction, and helps engineers and architects get familiar with the latest building code. The course materials are based entirely on IBC 2009: Chapter 3 - Use and Occupancy Classification and Chapter 6 - Types of Construction. Chapter 3 provides for the classification of buildings, structures and parts thereof based on the purpose or purposes for which they are used. Chapter 6 contains the required fire-resistance ratings of the principal structural elements in buildings of types of construction.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G435
    CEU Course Title:      2009 International Building Code - Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Life safety considerations for building occupants vary depending on the building types and usages. This course highlights the special detailed requirements based on use and occupancy, and helps engineers and architects get familiar with the latest building code. The course materials are based entirely on IBC 2009: Chapter 4 - Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy, which contains requirements for buildings and conditions that apply to one or more groups, such as high-rise buildings, underground buildings or atriums. In addition, Chapter 4 contains provisions that may alter requirements found elsewhere in the International Building Code. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G444
    CEU Course Title:      2012 International Building Code - Classification of Occupancy and Construction Types
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Defining the use of the buildings is very important as it relates to providing a reasonable level of protection or life safety for building occupants. This course highlights the use and occupancy classification and the types of construction, and helps engineers and architects get familiar with the latest building code. The course materials are based entirely on IBC 2012: Chapter 3 - Use and Occupancy Classification and Chapter 6 - Types of Construction. Chapter 3 provides for the classification of buildings, structures and parts thereof based on the purpose or purposes for which they are used. Chapter 6 contains the required fire-resistance ratings of the principal structural elements in buildings of types of construction.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G445
    CEU Course Title:      2012 International Building Code - Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Life safety considerations for building occupants vary depending on the building types and usages. This course highlights the special detailed requirements based on use and occupancy, and helps engineers and architects get familiar with the latest building code. The course materials are based entirely on IBC 2012: Chapter 4 - Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy, which contains requirements for buildings and conditions that apply to one or more groups, such as high-rise buildings, underground buildings or atriums. In addition, Chapter 4 contains provisions that may alter requirements found elsewhere in the International Building Code. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G446
    CEU Course Title:      Environmental Statistics with R: Simple Linear Regression
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   12 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   12 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   12 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $249
    PDH Course Description: R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. This course offers participants an irresistible 2-in-1 value package, namely a fundamental data analysis methodology, and a freely available high-powered software system to do all the computations! First, regression is a pivotal statistical technique because it is essentially the only practical way that we can establish inter-relationships between variables using only limited data samples, and subsequently generalize or extrapolate the results to the larger data populations or universe. This course ensures that you will never again be confused by any terminologies or statistics associated with simple linear regression. Second, lack of access to affordable high quality software has long been an impediment to widespread use of statistics among environmental professionals. Not anymore! R has brought excitement to statistics. I invite you to become addicted…

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



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G450
    CEU Course Title:      Recent Advances in Technology
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $19
    PDH Course Description: Let us take a walk through the future. Included in this course is an overview of what the future holds. You will become familiar with the latest and greatest inventions that will change the path forward for everyone around the globe. Many of these inventions are already on the market and are applicable to your professions. Some of these inventions will help you spark ideas for design and innovation. And some are artifacts of the future—not yet on the market, but will soon enter mass production. As a licensed professional, you will benefit from learning about them early on.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G450T
    CEU Course Title:      Recent Advances in Technology (Timed & Monitored)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $19
    PDH Course Description: Let us take a walk through the future. Included in this course is an overview of what the future holds. You will become familiar with the latest and greatest inventions that will change the path forward for everyone around the globe. Many of these inventions are already on the market and are applicable to your professions. Some of these inventions will help you spark ideas for design and innovation. And some are artifacts of the future—not yet on the market, but will soon enter mass production. As a licensed professional, you will benefit from learning about them early on.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G451V
    CEU Course Title:      Recycling: From Waste to Usable Products (Video Course)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: According to the U.S. EPA, Americans create more than 250 million tons of garbage per year. Most of this garbage is made of paper products, yard trimmings, food waste and plastics. In this course, we will go over the solid waste management process including recent statistics. We will look at the curbside recycling program and how many communities utilize it and how the recycling process works.

    In addition, we will examine the alternatives to landfill disposal that are both environmentally protective and cost-effective for the consumer. We will look at the many new products made from recycled material and how the recycling process contributes to these.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G451W
    CEU Course Title:      Recycling: From Waste to Usable Products (Live Webinar)PE
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: According to the U.S. EPA, Americans create more than 250 million tons of garbage per year. Most of this garbage is made of paper products, yard trimmings, food waste and plastics. In this webinar, we will go over the solid waste management process including recent statistics. We will look at the curbside recycling program and how many communities utilize it and how the recycling process works.

    In addition, we will examine the alternatives to landfill disposal that are both environmentally protective and cost-effective for the consumer. We will look at the many new products made from recycled material and how the recycling process contributes to these.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G452
    CEU Course Title:      Understanding ADA Mediation Program
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $55
    PDH Course Description: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. In enacting the ADA, Congress specifically encouraged the use of alternative means of dispute resolution, including mediation, to resolve ADA disputes. Through its ADA Mediation Program, the Department of Justice refers appropriate ADA disputes to mediators at no cost to the parties. The mediators in the program are professional mediators who have been trained in the legal requirements of the ADA. In this course, we will review the process of ADA complaint filing and learn how to resolve ADA complaints through mediation quickly and effectively. In addition, we will examine some of the cases successfully settled through the ADA mediation.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G453W
    CEU Course Title:      GPS Technologies (Live Webinar)PE, PLS, RA
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: Global Positioning System (GPS) devices can be found everywhere – they are used in cars, boats, airplanes, and even in cell phones. Handheld GPS receivers are carried by hikers, surveyors, map makers, and others who need to know where they are. In this webinar, we will discuss what GPS is and how it works. We will learn about the origins, applications and future of GPS. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G454
    CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency in Water/Wastewater Facilities
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Saving energy through energy efficiency improvements can cost less than generating, transmitting and distributing energy from power plants. Energy efficiency provides multiple economic and environmental benefits. Energy savings can reduce operating costs for local governments, freeing up resources for additional investments in energy efficiency and other priorities. Energy efficiency can also help to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy security and independence and create jobs.

    Local governments can promote energy efficiency in their jurisdictions by improving the efficiency of municipal facilities and operations and encouraging energy efficiency improvements in their residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

    In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Facilities” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps utilities to develop and implement greenhouse gas reduction programs utilizing energy efficiency.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G455
    CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency Programs in K-12 Schools
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Saving energy through energy efficiency improvements can cost less than generating, transmitting and distributing energy from power plants. Energy efficiency provides multiple economic and environmental benefits. Energy savings can reduce operating costs for local governments, freeing up resources for additional investments in energy efficiency and other priorities. Energy efficiency can also help to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy security and independence and create jobs.

    Local governments can promote energy efficiency in their jurisdictions by improving the efficiency of municipal facilities and operations and encouraging energy efficiency improvements in their residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

    In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Energy Efficient Programs in K-12 Schools” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps utilities to develop and implement greenhouse gas reduction programs utilizing energy efficiency.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G456
    CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency for Affordable Housing
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Saving energy through energy efficiency improvements can cost less than generating, transmitting and distributing energy from power plants. Energy efficiency provides multiple economic and environmental benefits. Energy savings can reduce operating costs for local governments, freeing up resources for additional investments in energy efficiency and other priorities. Energy efficiency can also help to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy security and independence and create jobs.

    Local governments can promote energy efficiency in their jurisdictions by improving the efficiency of municipal facilities and operations and encouraging energy efficiency improvements in their residential, commercial and industrial sectors. With the help of local governments, many low income households are reducing housing costs and GHG emissions by improving their energy efficiency.

    In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Energy Efficiency in Affordable Housing” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps utilities to develop and implement greenhouse gas reduction programs utilizing energy efficiency.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G457
    CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficient Product Procurement
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Saving energy through energy efficiency improvements can cost less than generating, transmitting and distributing energy from power plants. Energy efficiency provides multiple economic and environmental benefits. Energy savings can reduce operating costs for local governments, freeing up resources for additional investments in energy efficiency and other priorities. Energy efficiency can also help to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy security and independence and create jobs.

    Local governments can promote energy efficiency in their jurisdictions by improving the efficiency of municipal facilities and operations and encouraging energy efficiency improvements in their residential, commercial and industrial sectors. With the help of local governments, many low income households are reducing housing costs and GHG emissions by improving their energy efficiency.

    In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Energy Efficient Product Procurement” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps to ensure procurement of energy efficient products.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G458
    CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency for Local Government Operations
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Saving energy through energy efficiency improvements can cost less than generating, transmitting and distributing energy from power plants. Energy efficiency provides multiple economic and environmental benefits. Energy savings can reduce operating costs for local governments, freeing up resources for additional investments in energy efficiency and other priorities. Energy efficiency can also help to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy security and independence and create jobs.

    Local governments can promote energy efficiency in their jurisdictions by developing and implementing strategies that improve the efficiency of municipal facilities and operations and/or encourage energy efficiency in residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

    In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Energy Efficiency in Local Government Operations” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps local governments can take to develop and implement greenhouse gas reduction programs utilizing energy efficiency.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G459
    CEU Course Title:      Landfill Gas Energy
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: A growing number of local governments are turning to renewable energy as a strategy to reduce GHG’s, improve air quality and energy security, boost local economy and pave the way to a sustainable energy future. Renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, biomass, hydropower and landfill gas, reduce GHG emissions by replacing fossils fuels. Renewables also reduce emissions of conventional air pollutants that result from fossil fuel combustion. In addition, renewable energy can create jobs and open new markets for the local economy and can be used as a hedge against price fluctuations of fossil fuels. Local governments using renewable energy can demonstrate leadership, helping to spur additional renewable energy investments in their region.

    Local governments can promote renewable energy in their jurisdictions to meet their own energy needs in municipal operations and by encouraging its use by local residents and businesses.

    In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Landfill Gas Energy” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps to promote landfill gas energy.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G460
    CEU Course Title:      Smart Growth
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Community design affects energy consumption and vehicle use, and thus greenhouse gas emissions. By addressing these factors through planning, application of smart growth principles, measures to reduce urban heat islands, and other initiatives, local and regional governments can encourage economic development while preserving their open spaces and critical environmental habitats, protecting water and air quality, and helping to mitigate climate changes.

    Community planning and design programs generally act to reduce energy demand, as opposed to increasing energy efficiency. For example, by promoting mixed use development and public transportation, communities can reduce the need for residents to drive a car for shopping, commuting to work or getting to and from school. Similarly, measures to reduce the urban heat island effect, such as planting trees or installing cool roofs, reduce a community’s cooling energy requirements.

    In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Smart Growth” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps to promote smart growth techniques to reduce GHG emissions.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G461
    CEU Course Title:      Resource Conservation and Recovery
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Local governments have a significant opportunity to reduce waste management costs, air pollution, GHG emissions and energy consumption through resource conservation and recovery. They are typically responsible for managing the waste generated within their municipalities and can implement strategies to help lower the costs to their communities. Solid waste management uses energy and generates GHG emissions, air pollutants and air toxics. The impacts are even greater when products are viewed from a lifecycle perspective: the extraction, production, use and disposal of goods and materials are responsible for an estimated 42% of US GHG emissions.

    Local governments can reduce these costs and emissions by encouraging source reduction, and the reuse of products and materials, as well as composting and recycling wastes generated by their communities.

    In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Resource Conservation and Recovery” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps to promote resource conservation and recovery techniques to reduce GHG emissions.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G462
    CEU Course Title:      Transportation Control Measures to Reduce GHG Emissions
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Transportation accounts for 33% of US carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of fossil fuel and can account for a significant portion of a local government’s or household’s budget. Additionally, transportation generates air pollution that endangers public health. Efforts to improve the efficiency of transportation, reduce personal vehicle use and encourage alternative forms of transportation help reduce air pollution and GHG emissions, improve energy security and independence and save money.

    Local governments can improve the efficiency of their own fleets by minimizing fuel consumption and emissions through reducing vehicle use, purchasing clean and efficient vehicles and increasing their use of more efficient alternative fuels. Local governments can also employ strategies that reduce transportation related air pollution in their jurisdictions by reducing vehicle use and encouraging more efficient use of transportation facilities.

    In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Transportation Control Measures” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps to promote transportation control measures to reduce GHG emissions.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G463
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Digital Signatures - Part Two
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: By the completion of this course, the you will be able to electronically sign any Adobe PDF file with your own Digital ID, and establish a drawing delivery policy with PDFs at your company to prevent reverse engineering of their document from PDF to CAD vector format. As part one of this series concentrated on CAD drawings, the second part focuses on the PDF delivery system, since most drawings are distributed by PDF to clients at various points in the project lifecycle. The goal being to understand and meet government recommended guidelines for distributing electronic documents provided by intuitions like National Institutes of Standards and Testing (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) along with the Florida Minimal Technical Standards (5J-17) as it applies to Digital Signatures.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G464
    CEU Course Title:      Continuous Emissions Monitoring Guide
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
    PDH Course Description: The Part 75 continuous emission monitoring rule, found in 40CFR, was originally published in January, 1993. The purpose of the regulation was to establish continuous emission monitoring for air pollution, and to report requirements under EPA’s Acid Rain Program, which was instituted in 1990 under Title IV of the Clean Air Act.

    The Acid Rain Program regulates electric generating units that burn fossil fuels and that serve a generator greater than 25 MW. For such units, Part 75 requires continuous monitoring and reporting of SO2 mass emissions, CO2 mass emissions, NOX emission rate and heat input. The SO2 component is a “cap and trade” program, designed to reduce acid deposition by limiting SO2 emission levels in the “lower 48” states of the United States. This course is intended for energy, mechanical, electrical, chemical, and civil engineers. However, this course could appeal to engineers of other disciplines as well. An attendee of this course will gain knowledge about EPA’s Part 75 Continuous Emission Monitoring rule and details of how it is implemented.

    For this course, you need to review the material in the pdf file, "Plain English Guide to the Part 75 Rule", which is a publication of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G465
    CEU Course Title:      Coping With Murphy’s Law
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Murphy's Law states that if something can wrong, it will. Inevitably, engineers will encounter situations where problem conditions arise. Situations of most concern usually involve individual parts, devices, or systems, but sometimes they involve people. This course is intended to help readers prepare for the frustrations of coping with inevitable difficulties in the world of work.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G466
    CEU Course Title:      Fabricated Equipment Inspections for the Engineer
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This material provides insights into the inspection of fabricated equipment including when, where and how to inspect coupled with problems related to getting detected defects corrected. The benefits of performing inspections in a particular manner and at a particular location are discussed. Sample inspection sheets are added to stimulate thinking about inspections on a variety of equipment items.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G467
    CEU Course Title:      Preparing the Written Equipment Specification
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Purchasing equipment is a major portion an engineer’s daily activity in a growing facility. Proper preparation of the documents describing the item to be purchased is critical.

    This course provides a basic outline for the preparation of a written equipment specification and an explanation of the various parts of the specification. The material also covers the differences between the two major types of specifications and when to use one or the other.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G468
    CEU Course Title:      Controlling OSHA’s Replacement In Kind
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: The course contains an introduction to the concepts of “Replacement in Kind”, “Functional Equivalence” and “Essentially Identical” with information on which regulatory bodies are involved. The reasons for and benefits of the concept are included. Illustrative examples of the concepts are explored with “scientific proof” of equivalence explained. Included are guidelines indicating how to prevent a misinterpretation of the concept from impacting facility maintenance costs. An explanation of the real goal of the concept is presented.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G469
    CEU Course Title:      Owning and Operating a Small Engineering Company
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: The material covers the various aspects of creating, operating and owning a small engineering company. Information on legal requirements is limited in scope as it varies state to state and the concentration is on the growing and operating the company. Points covered include company names and logos, developing the direction of the company and its size, obtaining work, balancing staff size verses potential work load, types and effects of various contracts and insurances along with potential problems. Discussion of sales and advertising and the types of work to be taken are included. Discussions include the necessary content of billing rates and lump sum pricing.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G470
    CEU Course Title:      Mentoring the Engineering Intern
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: The material covers the various aspects of mentoring the engineering student in an industrial environment. The material covers the experiences and qualifications to be expected of the incoming intern and provides details on the important portions of the mentoring experience. Cautions in exposure both during and when the student is back in school are covered. The necessity of putting some planning into the process are discussed.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G471
    CEU Course Title:      Exploring Non-Classical Solutions for Engineers
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: The material covers the concept of “thinking outside the box” including one of several possible origins of the process. A path to using the process by avoiding the creation of the box to begin with is offered. Cautions that need to be observed to avoid hampering the thinking process with unintentional and unrecognized restraints are provided. Several examples of non-classical solutions to engineering problems are presented.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G472
    CEU Course Title:      Documenting Process Calculations
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: The material covers the various aspects of creating and documenting engineering calculations and physical property data. Providing the proper documentation is critical for engineering calculations; the material includes examples of proper documentation as well as the reasons to add this information to the calculations. Some cautions are presented relative to the use of Internet data, equations and software.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G473
    CEU Course Title:      Industrial Safety
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Everyone wishes for a safe environment and we all abhor workplace injuries. It is absolutely imperative that employees perform given functions under safe conditions. With that being said, the employee must realize accomplishment of this goal means he or she must meet the company halfway. Provisions for a safe working environment definitely are a team effort. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has very specific guidelines relative to safe working conditions companies and individuals need to follow to avoid injury. Nineteen (19) states have adopted their own guidelines to govern working conditions. These state guidelines may be more stringent than the Federal OSHA standards but, generally, fall along the same lines hoping to produce the same results. Thirty-one states use the Federal OSHA guidelines as their safety standard.

    Companies investing in workplace safety and health related activities can expect to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. This will result in cost savings in a variety of areas, such as lowering workers' compensation costs and medical expenses, avoiding OSHA penalties, and reducing costs to train replacement employees and conduct accident investigations. In addition, employers often find that changes made to improve workplace safety and health can result in significant improvements to their organization's productivity and financial performance. If an employee knows the company he or she works for is involved with providing a safe working environment on a day to day basis, that employee will work with less tension and less fatigue at the end of the day.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G474
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Truck Fires
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This is course is an introduction to truck fires for the licensed engineer. Course is informational for those seeking to have an insight to the methodology used to investigate truck fires, the engineering information that helps investigators attempt to determine fire, cause, and origin.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G475
    CEU Course Title:      Forensic Analysis of Stair Descent Falls
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This engineer was once asked to opine on a stair fall in which a person claimed to have slid and fell while attempting to descend some stairs. However, this person described the fall as a forward projection with a twist onto one side. Thus began a multi-year long study of stair descent falls and the behavior of the human body, which will be shared with and studied with you.

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






    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G484W
    CEU Course Title:      Lessons from Engineering Disasters (Live Webinar)PE, RA
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: The infamous crash of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940 and the failure of the New Orleans Levee System during Hurricane Katrina are just two examples of engineering disasters that have occurred throughout history. Most of such catastrophes can be attributed to human errors, design flaws, material failures, extreme conditions, or a combination of these reasons. In this webinar, we will examine some of the recent engineering disasters and the cause of such catastrophes in the hope of preventing history from repeating.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G485
    CEU Course Title:      The Rule of Thumb
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: In engineering, as in many other human endeavors, man started his trial and error practice which drove him into empiricism and those resulting empirical methods gave way to the rules of thumb that prevailed for centuries and stood the test of time until science developed enough to be able to prove them either right or wrong. Empirical methods are useful for as long as they are temperate by the boundaries of scientific knowledge, so to avoid falling into the extremes of blatant quackery on one end or convoluted never ending mathematical quagmire on the other. In this course the author shows a practical case where the two lines of thought got intertwined to produce an unorthodox solution to a challenging problem. Suction lines needed to be placed across and above a private industrial road by using the minimum of materials, at a minimum cost and with the maximum of simplicity.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G486
    CEU Course Title:      Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Special Topic 1 - Tire Failures
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This is course is an introduction to tire failure for the licensed engineer. Course is informational for those seeking to have an insight to the causes of tire failure and the methodology used to attempt to determine cause.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G487
    CEU Course Title:      A Basic Guide to Fall Prevention in Industry
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Each year, falls in industrial areas result in hundreds of fatalities. In recent years the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries has measured a trend. While fatal falls from roofs and tall ladders have gradually decreased, fatal falls to the same level and falls to the floor from the same level have increased. This course will introduce you to the basic principles of fall protection from all heights, with emphasis on falls from low heights. The seriousness of injury is not always proportional to the height from which the worker falls. The reader will gain a better understanding of fall hazards and fall prevention.

    Nearly all falls result from conditions or practices that seem obvious; however, preventing such accidents requires maintaining safe conditions in the workplace and training to ensure safe actions by employees.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G488
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Cybersecurity
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: The content of this course is a 2014 National Research Council report entitled “At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Some Basic Concepts and Issues”. Cybersecurity is a national issue of increasing importance to government agencies and private-sector companies both large and small that are vulnerable to cyber thefts of sensitive information, cyber vandalism and denial-of-service attacks. Of special concern is the nation’s critical infrastructure, including the electrical power grid, air traffic control system, financial systems and communications networks that depend extensively on information technology for its operation. As a primer, this report presents fundamental concepts and principles that serve as points of departure for understanding specific cybersecurity incidents or proposals to improve security. The specifics of cybersecurity change rapidly, but the fundamental concepts and principles described in this course change more slowly.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G489
    CEU Course Title:      Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Special Topic 2 - Brake Failures
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This is course is an introduction to Brake Failures for the licensed engineer. Course is informational for those seeking to have an insight to the causes of brake failures and the methodology used to attempt to determine cause.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G490
    CEU Course Title:      Moving Toward Sustainability
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Sustainable water and wastewater services are critical to providing the American public with clean and safe water and helping ensure the environmental, economic and social sustainability of the communities these utilities serve. Many utilities across the country face tremendous challenges, such as aging infrastructure, climate changes, population growth and competing resource priorities within the communities they serve.

    As more and more utilities assume leadership roles related to community sustainability, resource recovery and conservation, sustainable economic development and climate change, they must concurrently focus on long-term sustainability and brining about meaningful change in their organizations and communities.

    This course looks at these issues and provides some insight and guidance based on the effective utility management concept.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G491
    CEU Course Title:      Sustainable Utility Management
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Many rural and small water and wastewater systems throughout the country struggle with various issues, which may include aging or inadequate infrastructure, difficulties recruiting or retaining qualified staff, growing or establishing financial reserves and setting rates that are reflective of their operational costs.

    The need to adopt the ten key management areas, how to conduct a self-assessment of the key management areas, how to prioritize the key management areas and how to develop an improvement plan to address priority key management areas all will help rural and small systems to effectively operate in the current atmosphere.

    This course looks at these issues and provides some insight and guidance based on the effective utility management concept.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G492
    CEU Course Title:      Vector Mechanics: Statics
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Statics is the study of forces and moments on physical systems in static equilibrium. Unlike dynamics, where the components of the system are in motion, components of a system in static equilibrium do not move or vary in position relative to one another over time. This course is intended to be a refresher course for statics (vector mechanics). This course is intended for someone who has a general working knowledge of vectors. This course has a lot of sample problems and teaches by showing examples and sample problems.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G493
    CEU Course Title:      Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Special Topic 3 - Suspension and Steering Failures
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This is course is an introduction to Suspension and Steering for the licensed engineer. Course is informational for those seeking to have an insight to the causes of Steering or Suspension failures and the methodology used to attempt to determine cause.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G494
    CEU Course Title:      The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $75
    PDH Course Description: Almost everyone will experience disabilities at some point during his/her life. This course is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Besides the history of ADA, you will learn what constitutes a disability, who is a qualified individual with a disability, and what might be reasonable accommodations for a disabled individual. In addition, you will become familiar with various federal laws related to disability rights.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G494W
    CEU Course Title:      ADA Compliance: What You Need to Know (Live Webinar)PE, PLS & RA; AIA HSW
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: Almost everyone will experience disabilities at some point during his/her life. This course is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). Besides the history of ADA, you will learn what constitutes a disability, who is a qualified individual with a disability, and what might be reasonable accommodations for a disabled individual. In addition, you will become familiar with the seven principles of Universal Design and learn how to apply them to meet the ADA requirements for commercial facilities and public buildings.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials. All quiz questions are reviewed during the webinar. You are guaranteed to pass this quiz.




    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G498
    CEU Course Title:      ADA, ADAAA and 2010 Standards for Accessible Design
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   15 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   15 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   15 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $285
    PDH Course Description: The ADA Amendments Act (the ADAAA) has changed the landscape of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Whether you are an employee or an employer, you must understand your rights and obligations under the ADAAA because almost everyone will experience disabilities at some point during his/her life.

    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), is a civil rights law for persons with disabilities. Civil rights, by their very nature, focus on the needs and rights of individuals; they are built on the belief that all individuals, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to equal treatment in American society. The ADA was amended in 2008, which made significant changes to the ADA's definition of "disability" that broadens the scope of coverage under both the ADA and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.

    This course is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and core concepts in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G498T
    CEU Course Title:      ADA, ADAAA and 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (Timed & Monitored)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   15 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   15 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   15 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $285
    PDH Course Description: The ADA Amendments Act (the ADAAA) has changed the landscape of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Whether you are an employee or an employer, you must understand your rights and obligations under the ADAAA because almost everyone will experience disabilities at some point during his/her life.

    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), is a civil rights law for persons with disabilities. Civil rights, by their very nature, focus on the needs and rights of individuals; they are built on the belief that all individuals, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to equal treatment in American society. The ADA was amended in 2008, which made significant changes to the ADA's definition of "disability" that broadens the scope of coverage under both the ADA and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.

    This course is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and core concepts in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G499
    CEU Course Title:      Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $145
    PDH Course Description: This course provides the background information and discussion related to the adoption of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. In particular, it addresses changes to the Standards, the reasoning behind those changes, and responses to public comments received on these topics. This is a companion course to G498 "ADA, ADAAA and 2010 Standards for Accessible Design." Through this course, you will better understand the purposes of the ADA and ADAAA, and the accessible regulations published by the Department of Justice.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G499T
    CEU Course Title:      Guidance on the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (Timed & Monitored)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $145
    PDH Course Description: This course provides the background information and discussion related to the adoption of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. In particular, it addresses changes to the Standards, the reasoning behind those changes, and responses to public comments received on these topics. This is a companion course to G498 "ADA, ADAAA and 2010 Standards for Accessible Design." Through this course, you will better understand the purposes of the ADA and ADAAA, and the accessible regulations published by the Department of Justice.

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






    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G504
    CEU Course Title:      Tips for Avoiding Design Blunders - Additional Tips
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This is for the user who has completed PDH Course G387 - Tips for Avoiding Design Blunders and wishes to obtain two PDH credits by submitting additional error prevention tips. If your feedback is more than 250 words and is deemed satisfactory by our instructor, we will email you the password for you to obtain the certificate of completion.



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G506
    CEU Course Title:      A Guide to the Safe Storage of Explosive Materials
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Employers and employees who store and handle explosives accept a great responsibility. The safety and lives of others can depend on how well they guard against the theft, loss or accidental detonation of explosive materials. Oversights, mistakes or lack of proper knowledge could lead to tragedy. Such tragedies can be avoided by building proper storage magazines and by following proper safety and security procedures. This guide introduces information on the safe and proper storage of different types and amounts of explosive materials. Several charts included in this guide can help the reader find information relating directly to specific situations. This course is based on a document by the N.C. Department of Labor (NCDOL). The NCDOL document is based on OSHA standards for blasting (Subpart U) as amended by 13 NCAC 7F.0201(5) to include state-specific requirements. If any part of the NCDOL document or this course is believed to conflict with the above referenced OSHA standard, the reader should refer to the OSHA standard.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G507
    CEU Course Title:      A Guide to Working with Corrosive Substances
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This course introduces concepts and principles that can prevent serious health risks to workers due to exposure to corrosives. Corrosive chemicals are essential to many work processes. They can enter the body through ingestion, inhalation, or contact with the skin and eyes. This course introduces the reader to proper protection practices from corrosive substances as well as methods of treating exposure to those substances.

    Employee exposure to corrosives can be evaluated to determine the need for engineering and administrative controls as well as the need for personal protective equipment. The results from injuries can be severe and even fatal. Mists produced by liquids can result in lung damage if inhaled, serious burns or irritation can be the result of accidental contact to the skin or eyes, and lung and skin cancer have been linked to chromic acid. Additional threats to employees are posed by the ease with which many corrosive chemicals ignite, explode or react with incompatible substances.

    This guide is intended to be consistent with all existing OSHA standards therefore, if an area of this course is considered by the reader to be inconsistent with a standard, then the OSHA standard should be followed.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G508
    CEU Course Title:      A Guide to Transportation Safety
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: Many occupations in the United States require at least some on-the-job driving. Accidents related to driving are the largest contributor to work related deaths. This course introduces safe practices and procedures to protect employees from risks associated with transportation. While the principles and concepts in this course are non technical, they can be used to protect employees and the public from at least some injuries and fatalities that could be avoided. Developing a safe driving program and consistently encouraging employees to use those methods has shown to be a successful way of reducing job related transportation accidents.

    Both young and old employees should be reminded of the risks associated with driving. The roads are ever-changing environments, so a single set of regulations could never cover every situation. This course provides the most important recommendations and how to apply them to the situation at hand. It also displays the proper procedures for accident reporting if one does occur.

    This guide is intended to be consistent with all existing OSHA standards therefore, if an area of this course is considered by the reader to be inconsistent with a standard, then the OSHA standard should be followed.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G509
    CEU Course Title:      A Guide to Office Safety and Health
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: Occupational safety hazards are prevalent not only in places involving significant physical labor but in the office as well. Employees suffering from poor working conditions exhibit signs of decreased production, anxiety, and job dissatisfaction. This course introduces safe practices and procedures to protect employees from risks associated with office workplace injuries. It offers solutions to the most common workplace associated problems such as: general office safety, indoor air pollution, computer workstations and office environmental issues. This course provides the most important recommendations and how to apply them to common situations. With the proper application of these procedures, as well as consistent implementation practices, it is likely that employees will show more productivity as well as greater work satisfaction overall. This guide is intended to be consistent with all existing OSHA standards therefore, if an area of this course is considered by the reader to be inconsistent with OSHA, then the OSHA standard should be followed.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G510
    CEU Course Title:      A Guide to the Big Four Safety Hazards in Industry
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: There are four main hazards associated with industrial work: fall, electrical, struck-by, and caught-in. These hazards are known to cause injuries and fatalities in the workplace. It is important to train managers and employees on how to identify, avoid, and remedy these risks in the workplace. When employees are trained for these hazards, the potential for injuries, fatalities and the liability to the employer are all decreased.

    Through the completion of this course, an employer or manager can determine what actions are necessary to reduce the risk of employee exposure to these hazards. This course provides the most important recommendations and how to apply them to the situation at hand. With the proper application of these procedures, as well as consistent enforcement practices, it is likely that employees will know what to do to avoid falling, electrical, struck-by, and caught-in hazards.

    This guide is intended to be consistent with all existing OSHA standards therefore, if an area of this course is considered by the reader to be inconsistent with OSHA, then the OSHA standard should be followed.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G511
    CEU Course Title:      A Guide to Eyewash and Safety Shower Facilities
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: Workers who interact on a regular basis with caustic chemicals are at higher risk of injury to their eyes and skin. In today’s industries, many safety precautions and types of emergency equipment must be used to protect and ensure the health of employees. Employees must also be trained in the proper protection techniques as well as safety procedures if they are exposed to chemicals. This course introduces safe practices and procedures to protect employees from risks associated with exposure to caustic substances and workplace injuries. Specifically, the basic principles of eyewash and safety shower facilities are introduced.

    This course provides the most important recommendations and how to apply the procedures to the situation at hand. With the proper application of these procedures, as well as consistent implementation practices, it is likely that employees will be more prepared to handle an exposure to harmful chemicals.

    This guide is intended to be consistent with all existing OSHA standards therefore, if an area of this course is considered by the reader to be inconsistent with OSAH, then the OSHA standard should be followed.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G512
    CEU Course Title:      A Guide Combustible Dusts
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This course specializes in occupational safety. Employers must be aware of workplace hazards facing their employees and take appropriate action to minimize or eliminate exposure to these hazards. A Guide to Combustible Dusts discusses precautions that can prevent dangerous explosions related to dust accumulation within the work facility. Dusts are created through innumerable processes, and must be dealt with in the safest manner. If the proper procedures are carried through, the risk of ignition of combustible dusts is reduced.

    When completing this course, please remember the mission is to create the safest working environment possible for all employees. With proper planning, implementation, and continued education in safe practices, a safer workplace can be obtained.

    This guide is intended to be consistent with all existing OSHA standards therefore, if an area of this course is considered by the reader to be inconsistent with a standard, then the OSHA standard should be followed.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G513
    CEU Course Title:      Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction - Skid to Rest and Skid Mark Analysis
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This is course is an introduction to skid mark analysis for the licensed engineer or motor vehicle accident reconstructionist. Course is informational for those seeking to have an insight to analyzing skid marks as a part of overall motor vehicle accident analysis.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G514
    CEU Course Title:      Human Factors in Forensic Analysis of Accidents
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Human Factors and Ergonomics have long been a part of engineering design. For consumer products, the form, fit, and function as it relates to Human Factors can make or break a products success. In manufacturing and assembly, human factors are certainly in consideration with regards to the human worker. In Forensic Engineering analysis of accidents, human factors can become an important part of the analysis of causation.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G515W
    CEU Course Title:      Water Security Planning (Live Webinar)PE, RA
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $110
    PDH Course Description: Water security planning and threat response is critically important as contamination of a drinking water system can cause illness, disease, or even death. This webinar is based on the Water Security Handbook developed by the U.S. EPA, which provides guidance to water utility planning, contamination threat management, site characterization and sampling, public health response, and remediation and recovery. The webinar is designed to help water/utility officials and designers protect the water system and respond effectively to threats and contamination incidents involving the water system.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G516
    CEU Course Title:      Drone Technology
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Unmanned aircraft systems (commonly called drones) have until recently been the domain of the military but with new FAA regulations drone technology is poised to make an explosive impact on the world of transportation. This course provides an introduction to this technology and the anticipated broad array of engineering opportunities and applications.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G517
    CEU Course Title:      Collaborative Robotics
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course discusses the next generation robots which are designed to be safe to work alongside and interact with humans, becoming part of the workplaces, hospitals and homes. The course content is taken from a National Academy of Sciences Report entitled: Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering form the 2014 Symposium. The focus of the course is on the impact of collaborative robots on the development of self-driving vehicles, manufacturing and minimally invasive surgery.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G518
    CEU Course Title:      Battery Anxiety
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course explores future energy storage needs through fundamental and applied materials research. The content is taken from a National Academy of Sciences Report entitled: Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering form the 2014 Symposium. Fundamentally batteries are compromises among safety, energy density, power density, cost and lifetime. The materials required for batteries are actors in this compromise. This course presents a discussion of the many ways materials can be engineered to exploit their properties and address material limitations.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G519
    CEU Course Title:      American Reticence against the DMS
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This course describes the reticence of the American public against the Decimal Metric System and the reluctance of the authorities to enforce it, despite the fact that on the books there is a Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, which makes the metric system "the preferred system of weights and measures for the U.S. trade and commerce."

    Naturally, there are some reasons why the American public is so obstinate in maintaining the English foot-pound as their system of choice. Those reasons are examined in this course as well as the likely possibility that the "status quo" will be maintained for many years to come, unless the wording of the 1988 Act is revised to make its implementation a requirement of law.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G520
    CEU Course Title:      Design Outlaws: Inventing the Future
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $129
    PDH Course Description: “If you want to predict the future, you must invent the future”

    Alan Kay

    Since antiquity, “inventing the future” has been the province of the greatest minds the world has ever known. The human ability to create through the process of thought, transformed into action, makes us unique among the higher life forms of planet earth. Those who dare to think “outside the box” are the greatest thinkers of all, thereby the greatest inventors of the future. They are the Design Outlaws.

    Among their ranks are familiar names like Leonardo Da Vinci and the Wright Brothers. In modern times, great thinkers like R. Buckminster Fuller – inventor of the Dymaxion house and car and, most famously, the geodesic dome, come to mind. Perhaps it was providential that he was born far-sighted – able to see clearly at a distance yet unable to see clearly close-up. It was his “far sightedness” that invented a future that, in words and deeds, would benefit all mankind. Indeed, his greatest invention was himself.

    There are others, less familiar by name but no less significant in their contribution to inventing the future. With his Whole Earth Catalog, Stewart Brand established a precedent in the age of analog technology that would carry forward into the digital network culture of the information age we all live in today. Even Steve Jobs, an enthusiastic reader of the WEC as a young man, recognized its importance to the future he helped invent. The “Living Machine,” invented by John Todd, is another fine example of inventing the future. In many ways, it recognizes the fact that we are all a part of the world around us, not apart from it.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G521
    CEU Course Title:      Food Waste to Energy
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: To protect human health and the environment, communities must have adequate infrastructure to handle waste, critically the waste that is thrown away. Modern solid waste management approaches have remedied many of the historically aesthetic, ecological and public health problems. But they have engendered systems that contribute crises, such as climate change.

    By diverting energy rich food waste from landfills to existing or proposed anaerobic digesters at Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs), co-digestion can help communities manage wastes more sustainably, generate renewable energy and continue to provide essential services at affordable rates.

    In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Food Waste to Energy: How Six Water resource recovery Facilities are Boosting Biogas Production and the Bottom Line” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps utilities to develop and implement greenhouse gas reduction programs by converting food waste to energy.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G522
    CEU Course Title:      Biometrics
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Biometric identifiers are the distinctive, measurable characteristics used to label and describe individuals. Biometric identifiers are often categorized as physiological versus behavioral characteristics. Physiological characteristics are related to the shape of the body. Examples include, but are not limited to fingerprint, palm veins and odor/scent. Behavioral characteristics are related to the pattern of behavior of a person, including but not limited to typing rhythm, gait, and voice. Some researchers have coined the term behaviometrics to describe the latter class of biometrics.

    More traditional means of access control include token-based identification systems, such as a driver's license or passport, and knowledge-based identification systems, such as a password or personal identification number. Since biometric identifiers are unique to individuals, they are more reliable in verifying identity than token and knowledge-based methods; however, the collection of biometric identifiers raises privacy concerns about the ultimate use of this information.

    The oldest biometric identifier is facial recognition. The dimensions, proportions and physical attributes of a person's face are unique and occur very early in infants. A child will (obviously) recognize a parent, a brother or sister. It is only since the advent of computers and accompanying software that the ability to quantify facial features has become possible.

    This course will examine in detail the subject of Biometric Technology including each of the fourteen (14) modes used today. We will examine the history of biometrics from inception to technology existing at the present time. We will discuss the course in a logical fashion moving through each section.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G523
    CEU Course Title:      Forensic Analysis of a Trampoline
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Trampolines are a common recreation and exercise device. Although not as common as other recreation or fitness accidents, trampolines are involved in an appreciable number of accidents. This course will provide some of the basics of trampolines as well as an introduction to forensic analysis of a trampoline.

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



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G526
    CEU Course Title:      Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Rollover Analysis
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This is course is an introduction to vehicle rollover analysis for the licensed engineer or motor vehicle accident reconstructionist. Course is informational for those seeking to have an insight to analyzing skid marks as a part of overall motor vehicle accident analysis.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: G527
    CEU Course Title:      Metrology
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: This course will examine in detail the subject matter given below. I have chosen to list only the main titles subtitles but contained within those classifications are areas of interest relative to metrology.

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


































    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H119
    CEU Course Title:      Estimating Storm Water Runoff
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides general guidelines and techniques for estimating storm water runoff from development areas. Storm water management is necessary to control erosion and sediment from construction activities. Estimating stormwater runoff is the first step in designing a stormwater management system. The rational method is primarily discussed in the course. Water quality objectives must be met to avoid discharging pollutants into waterways, creeks and rivers. The necessary data and terms describing design storms such as hydrographs, time of concentration, lag time, duration, manning’s n and runoff coefficient C are discussed. Comparisons between predevelopment and post development conditions on a site hydrograph will show the importance and benefits for stormwater management.

    The rational equation was developed from simplified runoff analysis using isochrones, lines of equal travel time. It is the simplest method to determine peak discharges from an area to culvert or other points of interest. It is not as sophisticated as the SCS TR-55 method that can be used for much larger drainage areas (up to 20-sq. mi.) but has commonly been used for sizing sewers. The rational method uses a coefficient (C) based on the soil type, developments and drainage basin slopes. The rainfall intensity can be found from intensity/duration/frequency (IDF) curves for rainfall in the geographical region being analyzed.

    The course is based on methodology and data used by the State of Florida but is similar to that used by other states, all of which have variances in formula values and methodology used in applying the formula. Hydrological data can be obtained for different geographical regions from Technical paper No. 40 of the Weather Bureau or from local sources. Local governments usually determine the storm frequency depending on the impact of development. The subject of stormwater drainage is complicated, sometimes controversial and accuracy is dependent on an individual's judgment and experience.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H120
    CEU Course Title:      A Wetland Primer for Design Professionals
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: An understanding of wetlands is increasingly important for design professionals, including architects, engineers, land surveyors and landscape architects. This course will acquaint you with the changed perception of wetlands in North America, contemporary definitions of wetlands and types of wetlands found on the American continent. Upon completion of this course, you will be familiar with key federal legislation and publications that have led to increasing protection of wetlands. In addition, you will understand the broad characteristics of wetlands, their functions and their values to society.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H121
    CEU Course Title:      Advanced Wetlands Primer: Field Evaluation & Permitting Considerations for Design Professionals
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three hour course is a followup to A WETLAND PRIMER FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS by the same author. Although a basic understanding of wetlands--crucial for architects, engineers, land surveyors and landscape architects--is outlined in that first course, design professionals often need a far broader understanding of why wetlands play an important role in site considerations, and how wetland themselves are field identified. Heavily illustrated, the Advanced Primer takes the student out into the field to assess a typical site’s wetlands.

    Taking the advanced wetlands course will allow you to speak with more authority about freshwater wetland delineation, and to be more familiar with actual field wetland identification that must be considered during project design. You will be exposed to the perils and liability of ignoring wetlands during project design. In addition, you will understand the key technical indicators for inland wetlands, and upon completion, be able to speak with confidence to wetland scientists, as well as to state and federal permitting authorities about resource evaluations, and potential project impacts.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H122
    CEU Course Title:      Occurrence and Movement of Groundwater
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course provides guidance on occurrence and movement of groundwater for engineers, hydrologists and geologists who are responsible for groundwater-related projects. The course materials are based entirely on Chapter 2 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-1421 Groundwater Hydrology. The occurrence and movement of groundwater are related to physical forces acting in the subsurface and the geologic environment in which they occur. This course presents a general overview of basic concepts which explain and quantify these forces and environments as related to groundwater. A discussion on saltwater intrusion is also included.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H123
    CEU Course Title:      Planning a Groundwater Investigation and Modeling Study
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course provides guidance on planning a groundwater investigation and modeling study for engineers, hydrologists and geologists who are responsible for groundwater-related projects. The course materials are based entirely on Chapter 3 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-1421 Groundwater Hydrology. Subsurface investigations are a dynamic and inexact science. This course will present basic guidelines for performing a site characterization study, integrating hydrogeologic information into a conceptual model, performing simple analytical procedures, and formulating a computer model of groundwater flow. Specific attention is given to site reconnaissance, initial data interpretation, data acquisition, the formulation of conceptual and numerical/computer models, and guidelines for project management and personnel requirements.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H124
    CEU Course Title:      Field Investigative Methods in Groundwater Hydrology
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course provides guidance on field investigative methods in groundwater hydrology for engineers, hydrologists and geologists who are responsible for groundwater-related projects. The course materials are based entirely on Chapter 4 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-1421 Groundwater Hydrology. Subsurface investigations are a dynamic and inexact science. This course will present an overview of different methods which can be employed to gain a better understanding of subsurface conditions pertaining to the occurrence and flow of groundwater. Key references are also provided to allow for a more detailed understanding of concepts and applications.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H125
    CEU Course Title:      Computer Modeling of Groundwater Flow
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course provides guidance on computer modeling of groundwater flow for engineers, hydrologists and geologists who are responsible for groundwater-related projects. The course materials are based entirely on Chapter 5 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-1421 Groundwater Hydrology. A groundwater model is a replica of some real-world groundwater system. A groundwater model can be as simple as a construction of saturated sand packed in a glass container or as complex as a three-dimensional mathematical representation requiring solution of hundreds of thousands of equations by a large computer. This course will present a technical overview of the theory, development, and use of computer models for simulating groundwater flow. A discussion on model calibration, execution, and interpretation of results is also included in this course.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H126
    CEU Course Title:      Interaction Between Surface Water and Groundwater
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This course provides provide an overview of the distribution and movement of water between the surface and the subsurface for engineers, hydrologists and geologists who are responsible for groundwater-related projects. The course materials are based entirely on Chapter 6 of the US Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-1421 Groundwater Hydrology. Surface and groundwater systems are in continuous dynamic interaction. This course will discuss practical analytical methods which quantify the interaction between surface water and groundwater. Additionally, an overview on computer modeling of the interaction of groundwater with surface water is presented.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H129
    CEU Course Title:      Flood-Runoff Analysis
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   15 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   15 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   15 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $349
    PDH Course Description: This course describes methods for evaluating flood-runoff characteristics of watersheds based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Design Manual on Flood-Runoff Analysis. Guidance is provided in selecting and applying such methods. The manual references publications that contain the theoretical basis of the methods and detailed information on their use.

    The manual is organized into four parts. Part I, Problem Definition and Selection of Methodology, describes the products of flood-runoff analysis and the types of investigation for which these products are required. Aspects of flood hydrology are discussed, including physical processes, data availability, and broad approaches to analysis. Guidance in formulating study procedures is provided, which includes criteria for method selection and recommended content for a hydrologic engineering management plan (HEMP). Part II, Hydrologic Analysis, provides information on techniques for simulating various components of the hydrologic cycle, including rainfall, snow, infiltration (loss), surface and subsurface runoff, and flow in channels and reservoirs. Multisubbasin modeling and design storm definition are discussed. Part III, Methods for Flood-Runoff Analysis, addresses the application of simplified techniques, frequency analysis of streamflow data, precipitation-runoff simulation of storm events, and period-of-record precipitation-runoff simulation. Data requirements and calibration/ verification of simulation models are considered. Part IV, Engineering Applications, deals with several issues associated with the application of methods from Part III. The processing of data can be time-consuming and costly; techniques for efficient data handling are addressed. The lack of historical streamflow data is the source of much difficulty and uncertainty in flood-runoff analysis. Aspects of dealing with "ungauged" basins are discussed. Issues associated with the development of frequency-based estimates are covered, including the concept of calibration to "known" frequency information. Various aspects of modeling land use change, as well as the effects of reservoir and other projects, are discussed. Finally, three examples illustrate some of the principles presented in this manual. Appendices A and B provide references, a generic HEMP, and a set of example applications.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H130
    CEU Course Title:      Hydrologic Frequency Analysis
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: This course provides guidance in applying statistical principles to the analysis of hydrologic data based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Design Manual on Hydrologic Frequency Analysis. The manual illustrates, by example, many of the statistical techniques appropriate for hydrologic problems. The basic theory is usually not provided, but references are provided for those who wish to research the techniques in more detail. Frequency estimates of hydrologic, climatic and economic data are required for the planning, design and evaluation of water management plans. These plans may consist of combinations of structural measures such as reservoirs, levees, channels, pumping plants, hydroelectric power plants, etc., and nonstructural measures such as flood proofing, zoning, insurance programs, water use priorities, etc. The data to be analyzed could be streamflows, precipitation amounts, sediment loads, river stages, lake stages, storm surge levels, flood damage, water demands, etc. The probability estimates from these data are used in evaluating the economic, social and environmental effects of the proposed management action. The objective of frequency analysis in a hydrologic context is to infer the probability that various size events will be exceeded or not exceeded from a given sample of recorded events. Two basic problems exist for most hydrologic applications. First the sample is usually small, by statistical standards, resulting in uncertainty as to the true probability. And secondly, a single theoretical frequency distribution does not always fit a particular data-type equally well in all applications. This manual provides guidance in fitting frequency distributions and construction of confidence limits. Techniques are presented which can possibly reduce the errors caused by small sample sizes. Also, some types of data are noted which usually do not fit any theoretical distributions.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H132
    CEU Course Title:      Hydraulic Design of Small Boat Harbors
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Small boat harbors are essential to the operation of water transportation for people, materials, and the fishing industry. Detailed studies are conducted before harbors are built. These studies are essential for the proper construction, safety and minimal environmental impacts.

    This 6 hour course will provide the guidance for planning, layout, and design of small boat harbors. It will provide useful information to determine the best location and size of small boat harbors.

    This course is to read by anyone with an interest in ocean, coastal, environmental, civil and transportation engineering or anyone wanting to know more information regarding the hydraulic design of small boat harbors.

    These course materials are based solely on the report “Hydraulic Design of Small Boat Harbors” as found on the website of the Army Corps of Engineering.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H133
    CEU Course Title:      Hydraulic Design of Spillways
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $129
    PDH Course Description: Spillways are used to convey water from a reservoir. They are often used to provide flood-control as with other flood systems or as the only flood-control facility. Spillways are classified into four separate categories, each of which is designed for a certain site condition, function and discharge.

    This 5 hour course will examine the use of spillways under several different circumstances. Several different engineering properties will be discussed. Equations will be presented that are used to design the size and type of spillways. Equations in the text will cover flow capacity, hydraulic jumps and more.

    This course should be read by anyone with an interest in spillways, dam design, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, power generation, hydrogeology or anyone wanting to know more information regarding spillways. After reading this course the student will know basic information regarding Hydraulic design of spillways.

    The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Hydraulic Design of Spillways” as found on the website of the Army Corps of engineers.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H134
    CEU Course Title:      Tidal Hydraulics
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   7 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   7 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.7 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   7 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $169
    PDH Course Description: Estuaries can be defined as an area of interaction between salt and freshwater. They can be classified by topography and salinity structure. The topographic classifications are coastal plain estuaries, fjords, and bar-built estuaries. The major salinity classifications are highly stratified, partially mixed, and well-mixed.

    This 7 hour course will examine the design guidance for the development of estuaries to improve navigation and flood control projects. Several different design factors will be discussed such as, water quality, navigational safety, and flooding.

    This course should be studied by anyone with an interest in hydraulics, hydrology, environmental engineering, water resources, oceanography or anyone wanting to learn more information regarding estuaries and tidal hydraulics. After reading this course the student will have the fundamental knowledge of estuarine engineering and problem solving techniques, including environmental considerations.

    The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Tidal Hydraulics” as found on the website of the Army Corps of engineers.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H135
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Highway Hydraulics
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
    PDH Course Description: The utilization of hydraulics is essential to design safe, efficient and economical highways. Highway hydraulic structures convey water from the highway right-of-way. Drainage appurtenances that are placed along the highway include culverts, inlets, catch basins, closed conduit systems, ditches and gutters.

    This course will cover the hydraulic and hydrologic design techniques for small watersheds that are routinely encountered in highway drainage. Subjects such as rainfall intensity, overland flow, open-channel flow, and culvert hydraulics will be covered. Other subjects will be introduced such as, energy dissipation, construction and erosion control.

    This course is based on the document “Introduction to Highway Hydraulics,” published on the website of the Federal Highway Administration.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H136
    CEU Course Title:      Hydraulic Design of Highway Culverts
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   11 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   11 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   11 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $269
    PDH Course Description: Culverts are used to convey water across a roadway. Culverts can be made from a variety of materials and also come in a variety of shapes. The shape and type of culvert will depend on several factors including roadway life, flow rates, soil conditions, water elevations and depth of placement among others.

    This course will cover the hydraulics of highway culverts as well as commonly used shapes, inlet and outlet conditions, and other special considerations.

    This course is based on the document “Hydraulic Design of Highway Culverts,” published on the website of the Federal Highway Administration.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H137
    CEU Course Title:      A Primer on Inland Wetlands Creation and Restoration for Design Professionals
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course is a supplement to A WETLAND PRIMER FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS and ADVANCED WETLANDS PRIMER: FIELD EVALUATION & PERMITTING by the same author. Although a basic understanding of wetlands—crucial for architects, engineers, land surveyors, contractors and landscape architects—is presented in those two courses, design professionals are often expected to understand the fundamentals of wetland creation and restoration.

    Today numerous projects are coupled with wetland creation or restoration permitting conditions . Fulfilling these conditions is no easy task, given that a project must meet certain criteria for success—for instance, a 75% success rate for plantings after two or three growing seasons.

    Further, the disquieting fact is that more than 50% of created or restored wetlands nationwide fail within a few years. New wetlands may be subject to massive plant die-off, invasions by unintended or non-native plants and insects, or are planted with incorrect species (usually as the result of poor monitoring during initial construction). Other factors can impact them as well.

    Upon completing A PRIMER ON INLAND WETLANDS CREATION AND RESTORATION FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS, you will understand the basic parameters required for all successful inland wetland creation. You will also be introduced to a sample report of a proposed restoration project, and learn how to approach a problem site. Finally, you will have been exposed to the obvious pitfalls and the critical tools necessary to design a successful wetland.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H138
    CEU Course Title:      Open Channel Hydraulics I – Uniform Flow
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Open channel flow occurs whenever the flowing liquid has a free surface at atmospheric pressure. For example, this may be in a natural river channel, in a manmade concrete channel for transporting wastewater, or in a closed conduit, such as a storm sewer, which is flowing partially full. The driving force for open channel flow must be gravity, since the flow, which is open to the atmosphere, cannot be pressurized. In contrast, the primary driving force for flow in pressurized, closed conduit flow is usually pressure. There may be a gravity component in pressurized, closed conduit flow as well, but, in fact, the flow is often against gravity, as when the fluid is being pumped upward. In this introductory course several aspects of open channel flow will be presented, discussed and illustrated with examples. The major topics included in this introductory course are: i) classifications of open channel flow and ii) uniform flow in open channels.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H139
    CEU Course Title:      Open Channel Hydraulics II – Critical & Non-uniform Flow
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Open channel flow occurs whenever the flowing liquid has a free surface at atmospheric pressure. For example, this may be in a natural river channel, in a manmade concrete channel for transporting wastewater, or in a closed conduit, such as a storm sewer, which is flowing partially full. The driving force for open channel flow must be gravity, since the flow, which is open to the atmosphere, cannot be pressurized. In contrast, the primary driving force for flow in pressurized, closed conduit flow is usually pressure. In this course, the parameter called specific energy will be used to introduce the concepts of critical, subcritical, and supercritical flow. Various calculations related to critical, subcritical and supercritical flow conditions will be presented. The hydraulic jump as an example of rapidly varied non-uniform flow will be discussed. The thirteen possible types of gradually varied non-uniform flow surface profiles will be presented and discussed. Also, the procedure and equations for step-wise calculation of gradually varied non-uniform surface profiles will be presented and illustrated with examples.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H140
    CEU Course Title:      Open Channel Hydraulics III – Sharp-crested Weirs
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: A weir, widely used for measurement of open channel flow rate, consists of an obstruction in the path of flow. Water rises above the obstruction to flow over it, and the height of water above the obstruction can be correlated with the flow rate. The top of the weir, over which the liquid flows, is called the crest of the weir. Two commonly used types of weir are the sharp-crested weir and broad-crested weir. The sharp-crested weir will be covered in this course. The emphasis will be on calculations used for the various types of sharp-crested weirs, but there will also be information on guidelines for installation and use of sharp-crested weirs.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H141
    CEU Course Title:      Hydraulic Calculations Using Mathcad - Part 1: Simple Pipelines
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This course illustrates the benefits of using Mathcad to carry out hydraulic calculations required to determine the pressure in a pipeline of known diameter when the Darcy Weisbach (D-W) friction factor is not known. Mathcad is a software application that is used worldwide for doing engineering calculations. Once the learning curve is mastered it can save valuable time and effort in carrying out a wide variety of engineering calculations while reducing a variety of common errors, thus making it a valuable tool in the engineering profession.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H142
    CEU Course Title:      Hydrologic Probability and Statistics
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Interested in knowing what is meant when we hear “100-year flood” or 25-year rainfall”? This course is intended to provide a technical understanding of the data and methodologies used to estimate probabilities and frequencies of extreme hydrologic events. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H144
    CEU Course Title:      A Hydrology Primer for Engineers & Hydrologists
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: A Hydrology Primer for Engineers & Hydrologists serves as a refresher for practicing engineers and/or an introduction to hydrology concepts for those working predominately in other engineering concentrations.

    Concepts discussed in the course include the hydrologic cycle; precipitation; types of natural storage and infiltration; recharge and base flow; surface runoff; peak rates of flow; rainfall characteristics; return periods; I-D-F curves; hyetographs and hydrographs; watersheds; runoff volume; soils and NRCS hydrologic soil groups; coefficients; curve numbers; cover types; times of travel and concentration; and a lengthy discussion of the differences between the Rational Method and the federal peak flow methods (using TR-20 and 55).

    Required data, assumptions and limitations for each method are listed. A references section is included.

    The major sections of the course are: (1) The Hydrologic Cycle: (2) Hydrology Specifics: (3) The Rational Method: (4) NCRS (SCS) Peak Flow Methods: (5) Review of Assumptions and Limitations: and (6) References.

    Heavily illustrated, the course lists and discusses all data commonly required to model runoff. A Hydrology Primer for Engineers & Hydrologists is an essential guide for both new and experienced professionals.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H145
    CEU Course Title:      Stable Channel Analysis and Design
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: One of the more significant issues affecting the quality and integrity of stream systems are instability and sediment loading. While much of the suspended sediment load are small particles (clay and silt) from watershed yield, larger bed-material particles are being eroded, transported, and deposited within stream channels. This course is intended to provide techniques to evaluate erosion potential and design measures to stabilize streams and channels.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H146
    CEU Course Title:      Hydraulic Engineering
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course is a practical Hydraulic Engineering course that contains step-by-step procedures and instructions that help understand and solve Hydraulic problems. Dimensional analysis and hydraulic models, demonstrate a proficiency in the application of continuity and momentum principles to pipe flow. Steady, closed conduit flow in single pipes (Parallel and series connections) and pipe networks. Steady, open-channel flow under uniform and gradually varied conditions, control sections, hydraulic jumps, and energy dissipaters.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H147
    CEU Course Title:      Use of RATIONAL FORMULA for HYDRAULIC ANALYSIS & DESIGN
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course provides the basic information needed to understand and use the Rational Formula in hydraulic analysis to calculate peak discharges of storm water and to use the results in the evaluation of alternatives and design of Storm Water Management Facilities.

    Chapter One provides an informative overview on the reasons such an analysis is needed and leads the reader through the history of the formula into the derivation of calculation parameters and calculation of peak storm water discharges. Chapter Two discusses the formula’s use in defining and designing various typical features of a storm water management system. It also includes discussions of several management system alternatives such as “Rainwater Harvesting”, “Rain Gardens”, “Bio-swales” and Porous Pavements”.

    The information is presented in an easy to read format while giving a comprehensive snapshot of one of the most basic building blocks in modern hydraulic analysis and design of Storm Water Management Facilities.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: H148
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Hydraulic Design of Culverts
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to a nomographic approach to hydraulic design of culverts. Culverts are hydraulic structures intended to convey, generally, stormwater and other unanticipated flows in and around earth and other structures such as highways, bridges and buildings. A nomographic approach is one which graphically relates relevant factors in a way that facilitates solution of complex mathematical equations.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K101
    CEU Course Title:      Heating and Cooling of Agitated Liquid Batches: Isothermal Medium
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This course provides the student with application equations that allow for calculating the transient time required for heating and cooling of liquid batches from an initial temperature to a final temperature. The course will derive the application equations from a differential heat balance. Several simplifying assumptions are utilized which result in an exact solution of the integrated form of the differential heat balance equation. Following the derivation of the application equations, two industrial examples will be given. The first is a steam supplied jacketed vessel used to heat an agitated batch of cold water, and, the second, a refrigerant submerged coil in a tank used to cool an agitated batch of hot water. This course includes a True-False quiz at the end.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K102
    CEU Course Title:      Over-all Heat Transfer Coefficients in Agitated Vessels
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four hour course will focus on deriving the general Application Equation used for calculating the over-all heat transfer coefficient in agitated vessels. Several assumptions allow for development of a shortened simplified Application Equation. The over-all coefficient is based on a relationship of the individual heat transfer coefficients within the system. Following the Application Equation derivations, correlations are presented from the open literature which define the methodology for calculating the individual heat transfer coefficients. Jacket side heat transfer coefficient correlations for condensing vapors and for flowing liquids are included. A correlation for the agitated liquid is presented along with a table of typical fouling factors for selected fluids. Two industrial examples are given in order to demonstrate the calculation techniques for the individual heat transfer coefficients, along with the over-all coefficient determination. The first example cools an agitated batch of hot water by utilizing chilled water in the vessel jacket. The second example heats an agitated batch of cold water by using condensing steam in the vessel jacket. This course includes a True-False quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K103
    CEU Course Title:      Mechanical Agitator Power Requirements for Liquid Batches
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two hour course will focus on deriving the general Application Equation used for calculating the mechanical agitator power requirements for liquid batches. The power requirement is based on a relationship of the agitator type, agitator speed, and liquid physical properties. Following the Application Equation derivation, correlations are presented from the open literature which define the methodology for calculating the power requirements for various agitator types. An industrial example is given in order to demonstrate the calculation techniques for determining specific power requirements. The example calculates the power required to mix water in a vessel with a flat blade turbine at an agitator speed of 60 rpm. This course includes a True-False quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K104
    CEU Course Title:      Chemical Accident Prevention
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course provides the user with an overview of EPA's chemical accident prevention provisions, 40 CFR part 68, which governs the management of processes involving highly hazardous chemicals in regards to preventing chemical accidents that may cause harm to the public or the environment. The course will show the conditions that will trigger compliance to the CAP provisions and give a brief description of the specific provisions. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K105
    CEU Course Title:      Worst Case Scenario Calculation
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour course explains a method for calculating Worst Case Scenarios (WCS) in order to comply with EPA's Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions, 40 CFR Part 68 or the general duty clause of the Clean Air Act 112(r)(1). The method comes from an EPA document entitled "Risk Management Program Guidance for Offsite Consequence Analysis" which is available for free from the EPA. Many facilities are required to calculate worst case scenarios for their facilities to comply with 40 CFR part 68. Other facilities may want to calculate worst case scenarios as part of a hazard assessment and reduction program. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K106
    CEU Course Title:      Vulnerability of U.S. Chemical Facilities to Terrorist Attack
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour course provides a basic understanding of the DOJ's prototype methodology "Method to Assess the Vulnerability of U.S. Chemical Facilities". This course will explain the DOJ prototype methodology for assessing the risk to chemical facilities to terrorist or criminal attack. Facilities that must comply with EPA's chemical accident prevention provisions (40 CFR Part 68), OSHA's process safety management standard, or have chemicals onsite, that if released could cause harm to the public or environment, should consider doing a vulnerability assessment. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K107
    CEU Course Title:      Combustion of Number 2 Fuel Oil & Pressure Atomizing Burners
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course discusses combustion and properties of liquid petroleum distillate heating fuels, and the basics of fuel oil burners, ignition, pumps, and nozzles. It also discusses the requirements for the proper Combustion of Number 2 Fuel Oil by using Combustion Flue Gas Test Equipment.

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



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K110
    CEU Course Title:      Bioinformatics
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: “The future of the biomedical sciences will be driven by advances in bioinformatics and computational biology.”

    by Dr. Marvin Cassman, National Institutes of Health

    The new field of bioinformatics presents problem-solving opportunities for engineers who may be interested in moving to the domain of biology. It is possible to make significant contributions with initial limited biological knowledge, given a good match of engineering methodological expertise with specific biological problems. Bioinformatics is the application of computational techniques to the understanding and organization of information associated with the very large and increasing number of databases of DNA and protein data. The long term goal is the development of computer models that complement the traditional biological wet-lab laboratory experiments. The current aims of bioinformatics are (1) to provide web accessible databases for data that can be shared with a global community, (2) to develop tools and resources that support the analysis of these data and (3) the use of these tools to analyze and interpret the results produced by these tools. This course provides an introduction to some of the important topics in the field along with information on university education and training opportunities as well as the expected major reshaping of several sectors of the economy in the near future. Pointers to additional resources for further study are also provided.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K112
    CEU Course Title:      Fundamentals of Aseptic Pharmaceutical Engineering
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course offers the student a fundamental understanding of Aseptic biopharmaceuticals that can be applied to practical engineering and architectural design.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K113
    CEU Course Title:      Cooling Towers: Design and Operation Considerations
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Cooling Towers: Design and Operation Considerations is designed to introduce the basics of cooling tower theory, show how cooling towers fit into the overall function of an industrial facility, and show the engineering principles employed by commonly used cooling towers. This course also introduces the methods used to design cooling towers and a discussion on common operation consideration such as estimating make up water flow is included.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K114
    CEU Course Title:      Basics of Industrial Heat Transfer
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Basics of Industrial Heat Transfer is designed to introduce the basics of heat transfer as the subject relates to industrial equipment commonly used in the chemical processing industry. Students will learn how to properly define a given heat transfer problem, specify a new heat exchanger, and discover how the available technologies differ from one another (shell and tube versus other types of exchangers). Students will also be able to download an MS Excel file containing a specification sheet for use in specifying an industrial heat exchanger.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K115
    CEU Course Title:      Making Decisions with Insulation
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Making Decisions with Insulation is designed to take the student through all aspects of insulation selection and design. Beginning with some of the theory involved with insulation on a pipe, the student will also learn how to analyze a given installation and select an insulation type and thickness that is both economical and safe for plant personnel. The student will also learn the importance of the local dew point temperature and how this may impact the choices they make. Also included in this course is an example problem to illustrate the calculation involved in estimating the energy savings from a well designed insulation system. A MS Excel spreadsheet is also included to help predict line temperatures given the appropriate inputs.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K116
    CEU Course Title:      Specifying a Liquid-Liquid Heat Exchanger
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Many engineers throughout the chemical process industry are asked to specify heat exchangers for procurement and installation. While the task may seem relatively simple, there are many factors to be considered and a preliminary investigation of the plant’s heat transfer needs is essential to a successful installation.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K117
    CEU Course Title:      Petroleum Engineering & Petroleum Downstream Marketing
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: The author has attempted to explain the relationship between upstream petroleum production-refining and downstream petroleum marketing. With the recent media focuses on production and supply scenarios and political turmoil in many oil producing nations, the engineer engaged in consultation to the petroleum industry should have a basic background on the petroleum exploration, production, supply/demand and logistics.

    The simplest version of finding crude oil (exploration) transferring crude oil to refineries (production & refining) and finally ending up in our autos (downstream marketing) will be the focused of this course.

    Petroleum products help the United States achieve one the highest standards of living in the world.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K119
    CEU Course Title:      Packaging Line Engineering and Operations for the Pharmaceutical and Similar Industries
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $129
    PDH Course Description: This course will address the fundamentals (but comprehensively) of packaging line engineering and operations, focusing on the Pharma but relevant to similar industries. Although not intended to be a highly technical course on machine design or sophisticated controls, we will explore the essential elements of understanding integrated packaging engineering and operations necessary for the engineer involved in the industry. The perspective of the course is from the specifier’s point of view primarily, and less the machine designer.

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




    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K123
    CEU Course Title:      Use of Bio Diesel and Ethanol (Biofuels) as an Alternative Motor Fuel
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: The author has attempted to explain and suggest engineering recommendations for the regulated use of Biofuels as they pertain to the use for alternative motor fuels. Biofuels usage is on the upswing because of Federal and State tax incentives and with higher prices of conventional petroleum motor fuels.

    Fire Codes (NFPA or IFC) should also be included for the proper installation of Biofuel bulk storage systems and US EPA regulations concerning environmental compliance of Biofuels.

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



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K126
    CEU Course Title:      Use of Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas as an Alternative Motor Fuel
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: The author has attempted to explain and suggest engineering recommendations for the regulated use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as they pertain to the use for alternative motor fuels. CNG and LPG usage is on the upswing because of Federal and State tax incentives and with higher prices of conventional petroleum motor fuels.

    Fire Codes (NFPA or IFC) should also be included for the proper installation of bulk storage systems and federal regulations concerning environmental compliance of CNG & LPG.

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




    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K130
    CEU Course Title:      USCG Mobile Marine Transportation Related FRP
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Under the Clean Water Act, as amended by the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), certain facilities that store and use oil are required to prepare and submit Marine Transportation Related Facility (MTR) Response Plans (FRP) as part of the USCG Oil Pollution Prevention regulation (OPP). The Oil Pollution Prevention regulation, was promulgated on December 11, 1973, under the authority of §311(j) (1) (C) of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

    The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701-2761 Passed by Congress after the Exxon Valdez spill) amended the Clean Water Act and addressed the wide range of problems associated with preventing, responding to, and paying for oil pollution incidents in navigable waters of the United States. It created a comprehensive prevention, response, liability, and compensation regime to deal with vessel- and facility-caused oil pollution to U.S. navigable waters. OPA greatly increased federal oversight of maritime oil transportation.

    In addition, the OPA provided new requirements for contingency planning both by government and industry. The National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) has been expanded in a three-tiered approach: the Federal government is required to direct all public and private response efforts for certain types of spill events; Area Committees -- composed of federal, state, and local government officials -- must develop detailed, location-specific Area Contingency Plans; and owners or operators of vessels and certain facilities that pose a serious threat to the environment must prepare their own Facility Response Plans.

    Oil Pollution Prevention (OPP) regulation has separate Facility Response Plan (FRP) requirements/regulations that became effective August 30, 1994. The FRP program is designed to ensure that certain facilities have adequate oil spill response capabilities for “worst case discharges” for a certain subset of facilities that store/use oils.

    The OPP also established procedures, procedures, methods, equipment, and other requirements to prevent the discharge of oil from non-transportation-related onshore and offshore facilities into or upon the navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines, or into or upon the waters of the contiguous zone, or in connection with activities under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act or the Deepwater Port Act of 1974, or that may affect natural resources belonging to, appertaining to, or under the exclusive management authority of the United States

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K132
    CEU Course Title:      Basic Well Log Interpretation
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: The course is designed to provide students with the basic skills to interpret well logs. The course will explain the basic layout of the logs themselves, common types of logs, and how to use them. The course discusses both open hole logs, cased hole logs, as well as production logs. While the course does not go into detail on each of the tools, the student should gain enough knowledge of the tools to interpret logs.

    After completing the course, the student will be capable of reading basic well logs. They will be able to determine the different types of formations. They will also be comfortable correlating logs as required for perforating or other operations.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K133
    CEU Course Title:      Petroleum: The Inside Story
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Once upon a time in America, whale oil provided the fuel to light the darkness in pre-electrified America. With more lamps and fewer whales, a crude oil derivative: Kerosene, provided a plentiful substitute. Now the vast pools of black gold under places like western Pennsylvania, Texas and Oklahoma had a market. Once a waste by-product, the latent explosive power of gasoline would find an unlimited market with the rise of the internal combustion engine in the early 20th Century. A single barrel of crude oil can make over one-hundred useful products; from lubricating oil to plastics. First discovered in 1859, by the middle of the 20th Century oil was literally greasing the wheels of industrial progress. At one time, the United States was the main source of crude oil in the world, but poor use of the resource in the early days of the “oil rush” led the industry to better extraction techniques and improved refining methods (i.e. cracking furnaces). Though there are many derivatives of oil, perhaps none has been more important than gasoline. The power derived from a single drop of gasoline, when properly mixed with oxygen and vaporized is extraordinary. Without Hydro Carbons like gasoline, Kerosene etc. in their various atomic configurations, the modern world we live in simply would not be possible.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K134
    CEU Course Title:      Separator Design for Liquid Removal from Gas Streams
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This course provides a step-by-step development for the design of two types of liquid-in-gas separation devices: the horizontal and vertical gravity separators. These two types of process vessels are utilized throughout the chemical process industry to remove liquids from vapor streams.

    Gases and liquids are intentionally contacted in several process unit operations: absorption, cooling, mixing, and distillation. While separation of the liquid from the gas stream can and will occur naturally, the rate that this takes place is usually uneconomical or unacceptable.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K135
    CEU Course Title:      Estimating the Vaporization Time in Batch Reactors
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Estimating the time needed for a vaporization operation in a batch reactor means dealing with a heat transfer area that decreases with time. Tricky? Not so with the equations presented in this course.

    The clear step-by-step approach presented in this course walks the student from basic concepts through the derivations of simple equations that estimate the vaporization times for using steam or a heat transfer fluid (HTF) as the heating utility. Assumptions and limitations are carefully explained for qualifying the calculations. A suggested spreadsheet format presents a stand-alone display of the underlying data and of the calculated results.

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




    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K139
    CEU Course Title:      Relief Device Basics for the Engineer
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This material provides a basic understanding of the steps required in selecting and sizing relief devices. Information relative to the various codes and types of equipment to be protected is also provided.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K141
    CEU Course Title:      Basics of Piping System Thermal Expansion for Process Engineers
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This material provides a basic understanding of thermal expansion in piping systems. Calculations are provided with an explanation of terms used. Causes of pipe expansion are explored providing the engineer with a basic knowledge suitable for ensuring expansion problems do not develop in his designs or facility. A commonly used ASME test for pipe stress is introduced with calculations and techniques to correct expansion caused stresses in piping systems.

    References and a discussion of the available forms of coefficients for thermal expansion round out the data.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K142
    CEU Course Title:      Welding Basics for the Process Engineer
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Welding is perhaps the most common “joining” process used in the construction of a process facility; it is generally used to construct the structures, connect the pipes and fabricate the equipment for the facility. It thus becomes critical that the Process Engineer (and others) understand the basics of this technique.

    This course provides a base upon which a detailed understanding of the welding processes can be built. An understanding of some of the various welding processes is provided along with key points, which need to be specified by the engineer in order to maximize the benefits of welding to his facility.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K144
    CEU Course Title:      Creating Process Industry Drawings
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Process drawings are the staring point for all other drawings required to build a process industry facility. This course material covers the basic drawings and how these drawings are used by other engineers on the project team. Accurate cost estimates for a new facility are critical to the economic health of a company and can only be created from accurate and complete design drawings. Functional facilities are created when all engineering efforts are based on a complete and accurate basis.

    This course offers the engineer the necessary understanding of the function of the various process drawings as well as an understanding of the critical nature of his design drawings.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: K145
    CEU Course Title:      Metal Forming Operations for the Process Engineer
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Metal forming operations are the basic processes used in the construction of process equipment; these processes are generally used to construct the vessels, heat exchangers, pipes and all other equipment for the facility. It thus becomes critical that the Process Engineer (and others) understand the basics of this technique.

    This course provides a base upon which a detailed understanding of the metal forming processes can be built. An understanding of some of the various metal forming operations is provided, which need to be understood by the engineer in order to build and maintain his / her facility.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L101
    CEU Course Title:      Land Surveying Safety Guide
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the safety responsibilities of the employees, the party chiefs and the field and office supervisors. This course provides safe operating procedures for surveying near traffic, water and railroad. It also discusses about the environmental hazards related to snake bites, insect stings and poison plants. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L101D
    CEU Course Title:      Land Surveying Safety GuideMO PLS Board Approved Course
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the safety responsibilities of the employees, the party chiefs and the field and office supervisors. This course provides safe operating procedures for surveying near traffic, water and railroad. It also discusses about the environmental hazards related to snake bites, insect stings and poison plants. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    This PDH online course is approved by Missouri PELS Board.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L101F
    CEU Course Title:      Land Surveying Safety GuideFL PLS Board Approved Course 6644 (General)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the safety responsibilities of the employees, the party chiefs and the field and office supervisors. This course provides safe operating procedures for surveying near traffic, water and railroad. It also discusses about the environmental hazards related to snake bites, insect stings and poison plants. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L101G
    CEU Course Title:      Land Surveying Safety GuideNY PLS
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the safety responsibilities of the employees, the party chiefs and the field and office supervisors. This course provides safe operating procedures for surveying near traffic, water and railroad. It also discusses about the environmental hazards related to snake bites, insect stings and poison plants. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    This PDH online course is approved by New York LS Board.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L101J
    CEU Course Title:      Land Surveying Safety GuideNJ PLS Board Approved Course
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $29.5
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the safety responsibilities of the employees, the party chiefs and the field and office supervisors. This course provides safe operating procedures for surveying near traffic, water and railroad. It also discusses about the environmental hazards related to snake bites, insect stings and poison plants. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    This PDH online course is approved by NJ LS Board.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L101M
    CEU Course Title:      Land Surveying Safety GuideVT LS Board Approved Course
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the safety responsibilities of the employees, the party chiefs and the field and office supervisors. This course provides safe operating procedures for surveying near traffic, water and railroad. It also discusses about the environmental hazards related to snake bites, insect stings and poison plants. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L101T
    CEU Course Title:      Land Surveying Safety Guide (Timed & Monitored)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the safety responsibilities of the employees, the party chiefs and the field and office supervisors. This course provides safe operating procedures for surveying near traffic, water and railroad. It also discusses about the environmental hazards related to snake bites, insect stings and poison plants. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L102
    CEU Course Title:      Photogrammetric Mapping
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   15 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   15 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   15 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $349
    PDH Course Description: This online course provides procedural guidance, technical specifications, and quality control (QC) criteria for performing aerial photogrammetric mapping activities. The course materials are based on the engineering manual EM 1110-1-1000: Photogrammetric Mapping developed by the US Army Topographic Engineering Center (USATEC), US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. This engineering manual is an excellent source of technical information regarding photogrammetric mapping. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.










    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L105
    CEU Course Title:      GPS Surveying
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   12 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   12 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   12 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $299
    PDH Course Description: This course is intended to be useful to surveyors who venture into GPS surveying. I hope it is also helpful to engineers and others for whom GPS may not be a primary tool, but find themselves in need of some additional understanding of the technology.

    The breadth of knowledge required for modern surveying is increasing all the time and today it almost certainly includes GPS. Surveyors have been there from the very beginning of the Global Positioning System, and that is getting to be more than twenty years ago. Today, the system developed by the Department of Defense with military applications in mind is attracting users from every imaginable discipline, but it is still surveyors out there pushing its limits.

    Like most computerized equipment, the prices of GPS receivers are going down, just as their capabilities improve. With the full constellation of satellites in place, the convenience of using GPS has never been better. It has truly become a 24-hour worldwide system. And it can be applied to a wide range of real life every-day field work with good results. The potential of GPS has always been great, but potential is now reality.

    Still, getting full advantage from GPS takes some doing. For example, it isn't hard to operate a GPS receiver, matter of fact most of them are so user friendly you don't need to know the first thing about GPS to make them work, that is, until they don't. Getting coordinates from a GPS receiver is usually a matter of pushing a few buttons, but knowing what those coordinates are, and more importantly, what they aren't, is more difficult.

    Technology is changing so fast, sometimes it's hard to even know what questions to ask and, GPS can seem particularly complex. Books and seminars on the subject can be either too complicated or over-simplified. So this course has been written to find a middle ground. It is an introduction to the concepts needed to understand and use GPS, not a presentation of the latest research in the area. Some of the aspects of GPS surveying will be familiar, some won't. An effort has been made to explain the progression of the ideas at the foundation of GPS and get into some of the particulars too.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L105D
    CEU Course Title:      GPS SurveyingMO PLS Board Approved Course
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   12 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   12 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   12 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $299
    PDH Course Description: This course is intended to be useful to surveyors who venture into GPS surveying. I hope it is also helpful to engineers and others for whom GPS may not be a primary tool, but find themselves in need of some additional understanding of the technology.

    The breadth of knowledge required for modern surveying is increasing all the time and today it almost certainly includes GPS. Surveyors have been there from the very beginning of the Global Positioning System, and that is getting to be more than twenty years ago. Today, the system developed by the Department of Defense with military applications in mind is attracting users from every imaginable discipline, but it is still surveyors out there pushing its limits.

    Like most computerized equipment, the prices of GPS receivers are going down, just as their capabilities improve. With the full constellation of satellites in place, the convenience of using GPS has never been better. It has truly become a 24-hour worldwide system. And it can be applied to a wide range of real life every-day field work with good results. The potential of GPS has always been great, but potential is now reality.

    Still, getting full advantage from GPS takes some doing. For example, it isn't hard to operate a GPS receiver, matter of fact most of them are so user friendly you don't need to know the first thing about GPS to make them work, that is, until they don't. Getting coordinates from a GPS receiver is usually a matter of pushing a few buttons, but knowing what those coordinates are, and more importantly, what they aren't, is more difficult.

    Technology is changing so fast, sometimes it's hard to even know what questions to ask and, GPS can seem particularly complex. Books and seminars on the subject can be either too complicated or over-simplified. So this course has been written to find a middle ground. It is an introduction to the concepts needed to understand and use GPS, not a presentation of the latest research in the area. Some of the aspects of GPS surveying will be familiar, some won't. An effort has been made to explain the progression of the ideas at the foundation of GPS and get into some of the particulars too.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.

    This PDH online course is approved by Missouri PELS Board.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L105F
    CEU Course Title:      GPS SurveyingFL PLS Board Approved Course 6358 (General)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   12 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   12 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   12 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $299
    PDH Course Description: This course is intended to be useful to surveyors who venture into GPS surveying. I hope it is also helpful to engineers and others for whom GPS may not be a primary tool, but find themselves in need of some additional understanding of the technology.

    The breadth of knowledge required for modern surveying is increasing all the time and today it almost certainly includes GPS. Surveyors have been there from the very beginning of the Global Positioning System, and that is getting to be more than twenty years ago. Today, the system developed by the Department of Defense with military applications in mind is attracting users from every imaginable discipline, but it is still surveyors out there pushing its limits.

    Like most computerized equipment, the prices of GPS receivers are going down, just as their capabilities improve. With the full constellation of satellites in place, the convenience of using GPS has never been better. It has truly become a 24-hour worldwide system. And it can be applied to a wide range of real life every-day field work with good results. The potential of GPS has always been great, but potential is now reality.

    Still, getting full advantage from GPS takes some doing. For example, it isn't hard to operate a GPS receiver, matter of fact most of them are so user friendly you don't need to know the first thing about GPS to make them work, that is, until they don't. Getting coordinates from a GPS receiver is usually a matter of pushing a few buttons, but knowing what those coordinates are, and more importantly, what they aren't, is more difficult.

    Technology is changing so fast, sometimes it's hard to even know what questions to ask and, GPS can seem particularly complex. Books and seminars on the subject can be either too complicated or over-simplified. So this course has been written to find a middle ground. It is an introduction to the concepts needed to understand and use GPS, not a presentation of the latest research in the area. Some of the aspects of GPS surveying will be familiar, some won't. An effort has been made to explain the progression of the ideas at the foundation of GPS and get into some of the particulars too.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L105G
    CEU Course Title:      GPS SurveyingNY PLS
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   12 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   12 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   12 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $299
    PDH Course Description: This course is intended to be useful to surveyors who venture into GPS surveying. I hope it is also helpful to engineers and others for whom GPS may not be a primary tool, but find themselves in need of some additional understanding of the technology.

    The breadth of knowledge required for modern surveying is increasing all the time and today it almost certainly includes GPS. Surveyors have been there from the very beginning of the Global Positioning System, and that is getting to be more than twenty years ago. Today, the system developed by the Department of Defense with military applications in mind is attracting users from every imaginable discipline, but it is still surveyors out there pushing its limits.

    Like most computerized equipment, the prices of GPS receivers are going down, just as their capabilities improve. With the full constellation of satellites in place, the convenience of using GPS has never been better. It has truly become a 24-hour worldwide system. And it can be applied to a wide range of real life every-day field work with good results. The potential of GPS has always been great, but potential is now reality.

    Still, getting full advantage from GPS takes some doing. For example, it isn't hard to operate a GPS receiver, matter of fact most of them are so user friendly you don't need to know the first thing about GPS to make them work, that is, until they don't. Getting coordinates from a GPS receiver is usually a matter of pushing a few buttons, but knowing what those coordinates are, and more importantly, what they aren't, is more difficult.

    Technology is changing so fast, sometimes it's hard to even know what questions to ask and, GPS can seem particularly complex. Books and seminars on the subject can be either too complicated or over-simplified. So this course has been written to find a middle ground. It is an introduction to the concepts needed to understand and use GPS, not a presentation of the latest research in the area. Some of the aspects of GPS surveying will be familiar, some won't. An effort has been made to explain the progression of the ideas at the foundation of GPS and get into some of the particulars too.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.

    This PDH online course is approved by New York LS Board.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L105H
    CEU Course Title:      GPS SurveyingTX PLS Board Approved Course 752 / 112
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $199
    PDH Course Description: This course is intended to be useful to surveyors who venture into GPS surveying. I hope it is also helpful to engineers and others for whom GPS may not be a primary tool, but find themselves in need of some additional understanding of the technology.

    The breadth of knowledge required for modern surveying is increasing all the time and today it almost certainly includes GPS. Surveyors have been there from the very beginning of the Global Positioning System, and that is getting to be more than twenty years ago. Today, the system developed by the Department of Defense with military applications in mind is attracting users from every imaginable discipline, but it is still surveyors out there pushing its limits.

    Like most computerized equipment, the prices of GPS receivers are going down, just as their capabilities improve. With the full constellation of satellites in place, the convenience of using GPS has never been better. It has truly become a 24-hour worldwide system. And it can be applied to a wide range of real life every-day field work with good results. The potential of GPS has always been great, but potential is now reality.

    Still, getting full advantage from GPS takes some doing. For example, it isn't hard to operate a GPS receiver, matter of fact most of them are so user friendly you don't need to know the first thing about GPS to make them work, that is, until they don't. Getting coordinates from a GPS receiver is usually a matter of pushing a few buttons, but knowing what those coordinates are, and more importantly, what they aren't, is more difficult.

    Technology is changing so fast, sometimes it's hard to even know what questions to ask and, GPS can seem particularly complex. Books and seminars on the subject can be either too complicated or over-simplified. So this course has been written to find a middle ground. It is an introduction to the concepts needed to understand and use GPS, not a presentation of the latest research in the area. Some of the aspects of GPS surveying will be familiar, some won't. An effort has been made to explain the progression of the ideas at the foundation of GPS and get into some of the particulars too.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.



    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L105M
    CEU Course Title:      GPS SurveyingVT LS Board Approved Course
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   12 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   12 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   12 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $299
    PDH Course Description: This course is intended to be useful to surveyors who venture into GPS surveying. I hope it is also helpful to engineers and others for whom GPS may not be a primary tool, but find themselves in need of some additional understanding of the technology.

    The breadth of knowledge required for modern surveying is increasing all the time and today it almost certainly includes GPS. Surveyors have been there from the very beginning of the Global Positioning System, and that is getting to be more than twenty years ago. Today, the system developed by the Department of Defense with military applications in mind is attracting users from every imaginable discipline, but it is still surveyors out there pushing its limits.

    Like most computerized equipment, the prices of GPS receivers are going down, just as their capabilities improve. With the full constellation of satellites in place, the convenience of using GPS has never been better. It has truly become a 24-hour worldwide system. And it can be applied to a wide range of real life every-day field work with good results. The potential of GPS has always been great, but potential is now reality.

    Still, getting full advantage from GPS takes some doing. For example, it isn't hard to operate a GPS receiver, matter of fact most of them are so user friendly you don't need to know the first thing about GPS to make them work, that is, until they don't. Getting coordinates from a GPS receiver is usually a matter of pushing a few buttons, but knowing what those coordinates are, and more importantly, what they aren't, is more difficult.

    Technology is changing so fast, sometimes it's hard to even know what questions to ask and, GPS can seem particularly complex. Books and seminars on the subject can be either too complicated or over-simplified. So this course has been written to find a middle ground. It is an introduction to the concepts needed to understand and use GPS, not a presentation of the latest research in the area. Some of the aspects of GPS surveying will be familiar, some won't. An effort has been made to explain the progression of the ideas at the foundation of GPS and get into some of the particulars too.

    This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.









    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L108
    CEU Course Title:      Railroad Surveys, Profiles and Topographic Surveys
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the key elements of railroad surveys, including profiles, cross-sections, and topographic surveys. Railroad surveying terms and practices are very unique compared with surveys for highways and other utilities. When performing survey or design work that impacts or includes railroads, it is important to have an understanding of the basic railroad survey criteria and terms so that ideas and designs can be properly communicated. This course will enable the designer to communicate effectively when submitting surveys or plans for review by a railroad or regulatory agency involved in crossing permits, or new construction. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L108G
    CEU Course Title:      Railroad Surveys, Profiles and Topographic SurveysNY PLS
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the key elements of railroad surveys, including profiles, cross-sections, and topographic surveys. Railroad surveying terms and practices are very unique compared with surveys for highways and other utilities. When performing survey or design work that impacts or includes railroads, it is important to have an understanding of the basic railroad survey criteria and terms so that ideas and designs can be properly communicated. This course will enable the designer to communicate effectively when submitting surveys or plans for review by a railroad or regulatory agency involved in crossing permits, or new construction. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

    This PDH online course is approved by New York LS Board.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L109
    CEU Course Title:      Land Boundary Surveys I
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: The law in most jurisdictions has recognized a qualified surveyor as being entitled to both recognition and responsibility. The surveyor’s client employs him because the surveyor has skills upon which the client is entitled to rely. Probably, the least of these skills is the surveyor’s ability as an expert measurer.

    Among his skills that are considerably more significant are tracing the footsteps of the original surveyor; his qualifications as an expert witness, his facility at finding the proper location of a boundary, in other words, his knowledge and, most important, his judgment. It is these qualities that are the foundation on which a degree of trust in the surveyor by the public and recognition by courts of law can be built. This course is intended to be useful to surveyors who conduct land boundary surveying. It covers both technical and legal aspects of the land boundary surveys. A multiple-choice quiz is provided at the end of the course, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L109F
    CEU Course Title:      Land Boundary Surveys IFL PLS Board Approved Course 7122 (General)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: The law in most jurisdictions has recognized a qualified surveyor as being entitled to both recognition and responsibility. The surveyor’s client employs him because the surveyor has skills upon which the client is entitled to rely. Probably, the least of these skills is the surveyor’s ability as an expert measurer.

    Among his skills that are considerably more significant are tracing the footsteps of the original surveyor; his qualifications as an expert witness, his facility at finding the proper location of a boundary, in other words, his knowledge and, most important, his judgment. It is these qualities that are the foundation on which a degree of trust in the surveyor by the public and recognition by courts of law can be built. This course is intended to be useful to surveyors who conduct land boundary surveying. It covers both technical and legal aspects of the land boundary surveys. A multiple-choice quiz is provided at the end of the course, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L109G
    CEU Course Title:      Land Boundary Surveys INY PLS
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: The law in most jurisdictions has recognized a qualified surveyor as being entitled to both recognition and responsibility. The surveyor’s client employs him because the surveyor has skills upon which the client is entitled to rely. Probably, the least of these skills is the surveyor’s ability as an expert measurer.

    Among his skills that are considerably more significant are tracing the footsteps of the original surveyor; his qualifications as an expert witness, his facility at finding the proper location of a boundary, in other words, his knowledge and, most important, his judgment. It is these qualities that are the foundation on which a degree of trust in the surveyor by the public and recognition by courts of law can be built. This course is intended to be useful to surveyors who conduct land boundary surveying. It covers both technical and legal aspects of the land boundary surveys. A multiple-choice quiz is provided at the end of the course, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    This PDH online course is approved by New York LS Board.


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L109M
    CEU Course Title:      Land Boundary Surveys IVT LS Board Approved Course
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: The law in most jurisdictions has recognized a qualified surveyor as being entitled to both recognition and responsibility. The surveyor’s client employs him because the surveyor has skills upon which the client is entitled to rely. Probably, the least of these skills is the surveyor’s ability as an expert measurer.

    Among his skills that are considerably more significant are tracing the footsteps of the original surveyor; his qualifications as an expert witness, his facility at finding the proper location of a boundary, in other words, his knowledge and, most important, his judgment. It is these qualities that are the foundation on which a degree of trust in the surveyor by the public and recognition by courts of law can be built. This course is intended to be useful to surveyors who conduct land boundary surveying. It covers both technical and legal aspects of the land boundary surveys. A multiple-choice quiz is provided at the end of the course, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L109T
    CEU Course Title:      Land Boundary Surveys I (Timed & Monitored)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   6 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   6 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   6 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $149
    PDH Course Description: The law in most jurisdictions has recognized a qualified surveyor as being entitled to both recognition and responsibility. The surveyor’s client employs him because the surveyor has skills upon which the client is entitled to rely. Probably, the least of these skills is the surveyor’s ability as an expert measurer.

    Among his skills that are considerably more significant are tracing the footsteps of the original surveyor; his qualifications as an expert witness, his facility at finding the proper location of a boundary, in other words, his knowledge and, most important, his judgment. It is these qualities that are the foundation on which a degree of trust in the surveyor by the public and recognition by courts of law can be built. This course is intended to be useful to surveyors who conduct land boundary surveying. It covers both technical and legal aspects of the land boundary surveys. A multiple-choice quiz is provided at the end of the course, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L110
    CEU Course Title:      Land Boundary Surveys II
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: It is fair to say that the body of common law is more comprehensive than statute law, it covers more ground. Therefore it is probable that a practicing surveyor will find more frequent recourse to common law. Unfortunately common law is not as conveniently documented, as is statute law. Luckily it is comprised of the principles established from cases that have been submitted by parties to legal actions so one way to discover their element is to study those cases. It is often through them that principles currently in force have been built.

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


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L110F
    CEU Course Title:      Land Boundary Surveys IIFL PLS Board Approved Course 7123 (General)
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
    PDHonline Course Price for Engineer License Renewal:    $59
    PDH Course Description: It is fair to say that the body of common law is more comprehensive than statute law, it covers more ground. Therefore it is probable that a practicing surveyor will find more frequent recourse to common law. Unfortunately common law is not as conveniently documented, as is statute law. Luckily it is comprised of the principles established from cases that have been submitted by parties to legal actions so one way to discover their element is to study those cases. It is often through them that principles currently in force have been built.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: L110G
    CEU Course Title:      Land Boundary Surveys IINY PLS
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU