|PDH Online Course Description
Learning Units (Hours)
Jonathan Terry, P.L.S. (Inactive)
Construction Layout is a specialized branch of the engineering/surveying profession's scope of services that's particularly trouble-prone. Horror stories abound: back-charges for items staked in error; urgent requests for layout that wreck your firm's scheduling; client dissatisfaction; the requirement for highly skilled, experienced personnel; challenging geometric computations from unfamiliar plans…
Summarized from decades of diverse experience come practical horse-sense tips, specific procedures, and helpful instruction on how to navigate the maze of policies, procedures, relationships, proposals, contract negotiations and actual performance of this service – a professional activity with the potential to generate financial prosperity or catastrophic losses.
True stories relating the instructor’s real-life experiences (some quite humbling) increase retention of the material presented. Topics available for presentation and discussion include: establishing and preserving necessary control points; layout techniques; required documentation, checking, and redundancy; selection, care and adjustment of equipment; report and sketch requirements; contract issues and considerations; payment schedules; bidding techniques; essential record keeping and CYA strategies; proposal writing, design/build team functions, safety, ethics, and more.
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.
Note to Webinar Attendees:
Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.
NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.