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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: A101
CEU Course Title:      Architectural Concrete
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: Architectural concrete comes in many shapes and sizes, and is used for finishing or decoration on a building surface, as opposed to a structural use. This online course provides guidance for the design and construction of architectural concrete, including planning and design, forms, materials and proportions, batching and transporting, placement, curing and form removal, exposed aggregate surfaces, finishing, and quality assurance. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-1-2009: Architectural Concrete (1997 edition, 52 pages). 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: A101A
CEU Course Title:      Architectural ConcreteAIA 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: Architectural concrete comes in many shapes and sizes, and is used for finishing or decoration on a building surface, as opposed to a structural use. This online course provides guidance for the design and construction of architectural concrete, including planning and design, forms, materials and proportions, batching and transporting, placement, curing and form removal, exposed aggregate surfaces, finishing, and quality assurance. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-1-2009: Architectural Concrete (1997 edition, 52 pages). 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: A102
CEU Course Title:      Roofing and Waterproofing
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidelines for design of roofing and waterproofing systems for building construction. It covers design of new low-slope and steep roof systems, reroofing of existing buildings, and waterproofing, and dampproofing systems. The course materials are based entirely on the US military handbook MIL-HDBK-1001/5A: Roofing and Waterproofing. 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: A103
CEU Course Title:      Joint Sealing 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This online course provides criteria for the design of building joints and for the selection of sealants to prevent entry of water, air, dust, light, or sound through the joints. The contents also cover joint movement, approximate joint dimensions, joint size, materials, and selection of sealants. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual TM 5-805-6 of Department of the Army USA: Joint Sealing for Buildings 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: A103A
CEU Course Title:      Joint Sealing for BuildingsAIA 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This online course provides criteria for the design of building joints and for the selection of sealants to prevent entry of water, air, dust, light, or sound through the joints. The contents also cover joint movement, approximate joint dimensions, joint size, materials, and selection of sealants. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual TM 5-805-6 of Department of the Army USA: Joint Sealing for Buildings 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: A104
CEU Course Title:      Definitions of Terms Commonly Used in Architecture and 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course contains compilation of almost 1500 bits and pieces of Architectural and Interior Design terminology. The definitions and/or descriptions contained herein provide guidelines to resolve ambiguities in common usage of terms or to address particular considerations regarding the interactions of people, infrastructure and environment.

The compilation is arranged in an alphabetical order for easy referencing. This 4-hour course shall be useful to the professionals who plan, design, construct, manage and use the building services infrastructure.

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: A105
CEU Course Title:      Preservation Standards and Guidelines for Historic Buildings
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: The Secretary of the Interior is responsible for establishing professional standards and providing advice on the preservation and protection of all cultural resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, apply to all proposed development grant-in-aid projects assisted through the National Historic Preservation Fund, and are intended to be applied to a wide variety of resource types, including buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts. They address four treatments: Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstruction. The treatment Standards, developed in 1992, were codified as 36 CFR Part 68 in the July 12, 1995 Federal Register (Vol. 60, No. 133).

This (five hour) course will be specifically based on the portion of those standards and guidelines, which concern “Preservation” of historic buildings. Preservation is defined as the act or process of applying measures necessary to sustain the existing form, integrity, and materials of an historic property. Work, including preliminary measures to protect and stabilize the property, generally focuses upon the ongoing maintenance and repair of historic materials and features rather than extensive replacement and new construction. New exterior additions are not within the scope of this treatment; however, the limited and sensitive upgrading of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and other code-required work to make properties functional is appropriate within a preservation project.

Please note that The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties are only regulatory for projects receiving federal grant-in-aid funds; otherwise, the Standards and Guidelines are intended only as general guidance for work on any historic building.

This course is based entirely on the selected “Preservation” portion of The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings published by the U.S. Department of the Interior-National Park Service. 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: A106
CEU Course Title:      Rehabilitation Standards and Guidelines for Historic Buildings
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: The Secretary of the Interior is responsible for establishing professional standards and providing advice on the preservation and protection of all cultural resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, apply to all proposed development grant-in-aid projects assisted through the National Historic Preservation Fund, and are intended to be applied to a wide variety of resource types, including buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts. They address four treatments: Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstruction. The treatment Standards, developed in 1992, were codified as 36 CFR Part 68 in the July 12, 1995 Federal Register (Vol. 60, No. 133).

In Rehabilitation, historic building materials and character-defining features are protected and maintained as they are in the treatment Preservation; however, an assumption is made prior to work that existing historic fabric has become damaged or deteriorated over time and, as a result, more repair and replacement will be required. Thus, latitude is given in the Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitation to replace extensively deteriorated, damaged, or missing features using either traditional or substitute materials. Of the four treatments, only Rehabilitation includes an opportunity to make possible an efficient contemporary use through alterations and additions.

This (five-hour) course will be specifically based on the portion of those standards and guidelines, which concern “Rehabilitation” of historic buildings. Rehabilitation is defined as the act or process of making possible a compatible use for a property through repair, alterations, and additions while preserving those portions or features which convey its historical, cultural, or architectural values.

Please note that The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties are only regulatory for projects receiving federal grant-in-aid funds; otherwise, the Standards and Guidelines are intended only as general guidance for work on any historic building.

This course is based entirely on the selected “Rehabilitation” portion of The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings published by the U.S. Department of the Interior-National Park Service. 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: A107
CEU Course Title:      Restoration Standards and Guidelines for Historic Buildings
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: The Secretary of the Interior is responsible for establishing professional standards and providing advice on the preservation and protection of all cultural resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, apply to all proposed development grant-in-aid projects assisted through the National Historic Preservation Fund, and are intended to be applied to a wide variety of resource types, including buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts. They address four treatments: Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstruction. The treatment Standards, developed in 1992, were codified as 36 CFR Part 68 in the July 12, 1995 Federal Register (Vol. 60, No. 133).

Rather than maintaining and preserving a building as it has evolved over time, the expressed goal of the Standards for Restoration and Guidelines for Restoring Historic Buildings is to make the building appear as it did at a particular—and most significant—time in its history. As opposed to other treatments, the scope of work in Restoration can include removal of features from other periods; missing features from the restoration period may be replaced, based on documentary and physical evidence, using traditional materials or compatible substitute materials. The final guidance emphasizes that only those designs that can be documented, as having been built should be re-created in a restoration project.

This (five-hour) course will be specifically based on the portion of those standards and guidelines, which concern “Restoration” of historic buildings. Restoration is defined as the act or process of accurately depicting the form, features, and character of a property as it appeared at a particular period of time by means of the removal of features from other periods in its history and reconstruction of missing features from the restoration period. The limited and sensitive upgrading of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and other code-required work to make properties functional is appropriate within a restoration project.

Please note that The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties are only regulatory for projects receiving federal grant-in-aid funds; otherwise, the Standards and Guidelines are intended only as general guidance for work on any historic building.

This course is based entirely on the selected “Restoration” portion of The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings published by the U.S. Department of the Interior-National Park Service. 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: A108
CEU Course Title:      Reconstruction Standards and Guidelines for Historic 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This (Two-hour) course will be specifically based on the portion of those standards and guidelines, which concern “Reconstruction” of historic buildings. Reconstruction is defined as the act or process of depicting, by means of new construction, the form, features, and detailing of a non-surviving site, landscape, building, structure, or object for the purpose of replicating its appearance at a specific period of time and in its historic location.

Reconstruction as a Treatment

When a contemporary depiction is required to understand and interpret a property’s historic value (including the re-creation of missing components in a historic district or site); when no other property with the same associative value has survived; and when sufficient historical documentation exists to ensure an accurate reproduction, Reconstruction may be considered as a treatment. Prior to undertaking work, a documentation plan for Reconstruction should be developed.

The Secretary of the Interior is responsible for establishing professional standards and providing advice on the preservation and protection of all cultural resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, apply to all proposed development grant-in-aid projects assisted through the National Historic Preservation Fund, and are intended to be applied to a wide variety of resource types, including buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts. They address four treatments: Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstruction. The treatment Standards, developed in 1992, were codified as 36 CFR Part 68 in the July 12, 1995 Federal Register (Vol. 60, No. 133).

Please note that The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties are only regulatory for projects receiving federal grant-in-aid funds; otherwise, the Standards and Guidelines are intended only as general guidance for work on any historic building.

This course is based entirely on the selected “Reconstruction” portion of The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings published by the U.S. Department of the Interior-National Park Service. 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: A109
CEU Course Title:      Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this (Two-Hour) course is to provide the engineer or architect with a fundamental understanding and technical knowledge associated with the Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings.

When properly done, repointing restores the visual and physical integrity of the masonry. Improperly done, repointing not only detracts from the appearance of the building, but may also cause physical damage to the masonry units themselves.

The objective of this course is also to raise the knowledge level and help develop sensitivity to the particular needs of historic masonry, and will help assist architects, engineers and historic preservation consultants working cooperatively with historic building owners. Although specifically intended for historic buildings, the guidance provided by this course material is also appropriate for other masonry buildings as well.

This course is based entirely on the web version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 02 which is entitled “Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings” as published by the National Park Service- U.S. Department of the Interior.

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: A110
CEU Course Title:      The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stained and Leaded Glass
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this (Two-Hour) course is to provide the engineer or architect with a fundamental understanding and technical knowledge associated with the preservation and repair of Historic Stained and Leaded Glass.

This course provides a short history of stained and leaded glass in America. It also surveys basic preservation and documentation issues facing owners of buildings with leaded glass. It addresses common causes of deterioration and presents repair, restoration, and protection options. While stained glass windows can last for centuries, as the great cathedrals of Europe attest, they can be instantly destroyed by vandals or by careless workmen. Extreme care must therefore be exercised, even in the most minor work. For this reason, virtually all repair or restoration work undertaken on stained and leaded glass must be done by professionals, whether the feature is a magnificent stained glass window or a clear, leaded glass storefront transom.

This course is based entirely on the web version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 33 which is entitled “The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stained and Leaded Glass” as published by the National Park Service- U.S. Department of the Interior.

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: A111
CEU Course Title:      Conserving Energy in Historic 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this (One-Hour) course is to provide the architect or engineer with a fundamental understanding and the technical knowledge associated with conserving energy in Historic Buildings.

Owners of historic buildings and their architects are assessing the ability of these buildings to conserve energy with an eye toward improving thermal performance. This course has been developed to assist those persons attempting energy conservation measures and weatherization improvements such as adding insulation and storm windows or caulking of exterior building joints.

In historic buildings, many measures can result in the inappropriate alteration of important architectural features, or, perhaps even worse, cause serious damage to the historic building materials through unwanted chemical reactions or moisture caused deterioration. This course recommends measures that will achieve the greatest energy savings with the least alteration to the historic buildings, while using materials that do not cause damage and that represent sound economic investments.

This course is based entirely on the web version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 3 which is entitled “Conserving Energy in Historic Buildings” as published by the National Park Service- U.S. Department of the Interior.

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: A112
CEU Course Title:      The Preservation of Historic Barns
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this (One-Hour) course is to provide the architect or engineer with a fundamental understanding and the technical knowledge associated with Historic Barns.

This course encourages the preservation of historic barns and other agricultural structures by encouraging their maintenance and use as agricultural buildings, and by advancing their sensitive rehabilitation for new uses when their historic use is no longer feasible.

Unfortunately, historic barns are threatened by many factors. On farmland near cities, barns are often seen only in decay, as land is removed from active agricultural use. In some regions, barns are dismantled for lumber, their beams sold for reuse in living rooms.

This course is based entirely on the web version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 20 which is entitled “The Preservation of Historic Barns” as published by the National Park Service- U.S. Department of the Interior.

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: A113
CEU Course Title:      Repair and Replacement of Historic Slate Roofs
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this (One-Hour) course is to provide the architect or engineer with a fundamental understanding and a technical knowledge of historic slate roofs. Installed properly, slate roofs require relatively little maintenance and will last 60 to 125 years or longer depending on the type of slate employed, roof configuration, and the geographical location of the property.

The relatively large percentage of historic buildings roofed with slate during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries means that many slate roofs may be nearing the end of their serviceable lives at the end of the twentieth century.

These roofs are being improperly repaired or replaced with alternative roofing materials, to the detriment of the historic integrity and appearance of the structure. Increased knowledge of the characteristics of slate and its detailing and installation on the roof can lead to more sensitive interventions in which original material is preserved and the building's historic character maintained.

This course is based entirely on the web version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 29 which is entitled “The Repair, Replacement & Maintenance of Historic Slate Roofs” as published by the National Park Service- U.S. Department of the Interior.

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: A114
CEU Course Title:      Preservation of Historic Adobe 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this (One-Hour) course is to provide the architect or engineer with a fundamental understanding and the technical knowledge associated with historic adobe buildings. The adobe, or sun-dried brick, is one of the oldest and most common building materials known to man.

This course discusses the traditional materials and construction of adobe buildings and the causes of adobe deterioration. It also makes recommendations for preserving historic adobe buildings. By its composition, adobe construction is inclined to deteriorate; however, the buildings can be made durable and renewable when properly maintained.

This course is based entirely on the web version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 05 which is entitled “Preservation of Historic Adobe Buildings” as published by the National Park Service- U.S. Department of the Interior.

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: A115
CEU Course Title:      Historic Roofing Materials in America
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this (One-Hour) course is to provide the architect or engineer with a fundamental understanding and a technical knowledge of historic roofing.

The roof imparts much of the architectural character; it defines the style and contributes to the building's aesthetics. The hipped roofs of Georgian architecture, the turrets of Queen Anne, the Mansard roofs, and the graceful slopes of the Shingle Style and Bungalow designs are examples of the use of roofing as a major design feature.

Historic roofs are being improperly repaired or replaced with alternative roofing materials, to the detriment of the historic integrity and appearance of the structure. Increased knowledge of the characteristics of slate and its detailing and installation on the roof can lead to more sensitive interventions in which original material is preserved and the building's historic character maintained.

Before any repair work is performed, the historic value of the materials used on the roof should be understood. Then a complete internal and external inspection of the roof should be planned to determine all the causes of failure and to identify the alternatives for repair or replacement of the roofing.

This course is based entirely on the web version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 04 which is entitled “Roofing for Historic Buildings” as published by the National Park Service- U.S. Department of the Interior.

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: A116
CEU Course Title:      Preserving Historic Glazed Architectural Terra-Cotta
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this (One-Hour) course is to provide the engineer or architect with a fundamental understanding and technical knowledge associated with the preservation and repair of historic glazed architectural terra-cotta.

Glazed architectural terra-cotta is one of the most prevalent masonry building materials found in the urban environment today. Popular between the late 19th century and the 1930s, glazed architectural terra-cotta offered a modular, varied and relatively inexpensive approach to wall and floor construction. It was particularly adaptable to vigorous and rich ornamental detailing.

This course provides a short history of historic glazed architectural terra-cotta in America. It also surveys basic preservation and documentation issues facing owners of buildings with Historic Glazed Architectural Terra-Cotta. It addresses common causes of deterioration and presents repair, restoration, and protection options.

This course is based entirely on the web version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 07 which is entitled “The Preservation of Historic Glazed Architectural Terra-Cotta” as published by the National Park Service- U.S. Department of the Interior.

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: A117
CEU Course Title:      Making Historic Properties Accessible
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this (One-Hour) course is to provide the architect or engineer with a fundamental understanding and the technical knowledge associated with making historic properties accessible.

Historically, most buildings and landscapes were not designed to be readily accessible for people with disabilities. In recent years, however, emphasis has been placed on preserving historically significant properties, and on making these properties and the activities within them more accessible to people with disabilities. With the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, access to properties open to the public is now a civil right.

This course is based entirely on the web version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 32 which is entitled “Making Historic Properties Accessible” as published by the National Park Service- U.S. Department of the Interior.

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: A118
CEU Course Title:      Repair of Historic Clay Tile Roofs
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this (One-Hour) course is to provide the architect or engineer with a fundamental understanding and a technical knowledge of historic clay tile roofs.

Historic roofs are being improperly repaired or replaced with alternative roofing materials, to the detriment of the historic integrity and appearance of the structure. Increased knowledge of the characteristics of historic clay tiles and its detailing and installation on the roof can lead to more sensitive interventions in which original material is preserved and the building's historic character maintained.

This course will review the history of clay roofing tiles and will include a description of the many types and shapes of historic tiles, as well as their different methods of attachment.

A complete internal and external inspection of the roof structure and the roof covering is recommended to determine condition, potential causes of failure, or source of leaks, and will help in developing a program for the preservation and repair of the tile roof. Before initiating any repair work on historic clay tile roofs, it is important to identify those qualities important in contributing to the historic significance and character of the building.

This course is based entirely on the web version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 30 which is entitled “The Preservation and Repair of Historic Clay Tile Roofs” as published by the National Park Service- U.S. Department of the Interior.

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: A119
CEU Course Title:      Reducing Lead-Paint Hazards in Historic Housing
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this (one-Hour) course is to provide Architects or Professional Engineers with a fundamental understanding and technical knowledge associated with reducing lead-paint hazards in historic housing.

Lead-based paint, a toxic material, was widely used in North America on both the exteriors and interiors of buildings until well into the second half of the twentieth century. If a "historic" place is broadly defined in terms of time as having attained an age of fifty years, this means that almost every historic house contains some lead-based paint. In its deteriorated form, it produces paint chips and lead-laden dust particles that are a known health hazard to both children and adults

This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the complex issue of historic lead-based paint and its management. It explains how to plan and implement lead-hazard control measures to strike a balance between preserving a historic building's significant materials and features and protecting human health and safety, as well as the environment. It is not meant to be a "how-to guide" for undertaking the work. Such a short-cut approach could easily result in creating a greater health risk, if proper precautions were not taken.

This course is based entirely on the web version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 37 which is entitled “Reducing Lead-Paint Hazards in Historic Housing” as published by the National Park Service- U.S. Department of the Interior.

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: A120
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Accessible 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: The Fair Housing Act is a federal civil rights law intended to protect qualified persons with disabilities from discriminatory housing practice. It covers a wide range of legal and regulatory issues with regard to Americans with disabilities. This course is designed to help designers and builders in understanding the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. Students will get familiar with the definitions of various terms associated with barrier free design and the applicability of the Fair Housing Act. In addition, a list of common violations of the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements is 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: A122
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Acoustics of Sound-Reinforced Performance Spaces
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two hour online course describes the basics of acoustical design for a performance space where a sound system is used. The design approach for this type of performance space has some characteristics in common with the approach taken for classical performance spaces such as symphony halls but there are some key differences as well. This course will provide an overview of how the proper acoustical design will allow the sound system to be successful in providing an immersive experience for the 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: A123
CEU Course Title:      How You Can Become Registered as an Architectural 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Engineers who have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) registration examination (formerly called the Engineer-in-Training….EIT exam) or both the FE and the Principles and Practices of Engineering (PE) registration examination in another discipline (such as civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering) and who have experience in the design of buildings and related infrastructure should consider becoming registered as an Architectural Engineer (AE). For those engineers who have passed the FE exam but not yet the PE, and have experience in the building design field, the AE registration can be your first PE registration of choice, or can be in addition to a PE registration (civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, etc.) that you pursue subsequently. The Architectural Engineer registration can also be an important complement to a PE registration you already hold (such as Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, etc.). The AE registration can open career paths for you and increase your value to your company 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: A124
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Roofing Systems
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This is an introduction to roofing systems. You will learn about the different types of roofing systems for steep- and low-slope roofs, considerations when selecting a system, re-roofing and re-covering issues, design considerations, and typical details. This course will allow you to address roofing system issues on all types of commercial, institutional, industrial and residential buildings.

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: A125
CEU Course Title:      Vapor Barriers Under Concrete Slabs – Guidance for Selection and Location
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This one-hour course provides guidance on selection of vapor barriers to be placed under concrete slabs for vapor and moisture control. The advantages and disadvantages of the location of the vapor barrier, either directly beneath the concrete slab or under a granular base and concrete slab, will also be discussed. Additionally, this course provides a template for a vapor barrier specification and discusses how a vapor barrier can earn LEED credits for building design.

A vapor barrier is one of the most critical building components used to prevent indoor air quality issues and minimize moisture-related concrete slab and flooring system failures. Proper selection of a vapor barrier based upon the criteria of low permeance, high tensile strength, high puncture resistance, and chemical resistance will ensure that the vapor barrier not only performs as an effective barrier to moisture and other vapors, but will also maintain its physical integrity during the placement of the concrete slab.

Problems with the concrete slab can potentially occur if the concrete is poured directly on top of the vapor barrier. If the concrete will be poured directly on top of a vapor barrier, choosing a high-quality, low-shrinkage concrete with a low water-cement ratio, properly finishing the concrete, and reducing joint spacing will minimize potential problems with the concrete slab.

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: A126
CEU Course Title:      Safer Steps from Sloping Sidewalks
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: According to Architectural Graphic Standards, Tenth Edition, stairways “...are the site of accidents resulting in approximately 4,000 deaths and one million injuries requiring hospital treatment annually in the United States.” No wonder, then, that several mathematical formulas have been developed to help minimize stairway tripping hazards. Most notably, these formulas regulate the ratio of the height of the riser to the depth of the tread for the contiguous steps of any given stairway. In addition, various other restrictions are imposed... all with the aim of assuring safe and comfortable stairways.

Now then, when an exterior stairway spills out onto a sidewalk with an appreciable slope, it is not possible (without the use of the techniques which this new method teaches) to obtain a uniform ratio of riser-to-tread, thereby possibly introducing a serious tripping hazard. In any stairway it is most important for that ratio to be consistent. The mind of the pedestrian using a stairway is very quick to implant a biomedical rhythm, and to predict just how high the next will be. To encounter even a slight difference can result in tripping. This unique course teaches how to avoid the dangerous conditions that exist, to a greater or lesser extent, wherever steps interface with a sloping surface.

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: A127
CEU Course Title:      Evaporative Cooling
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this course is to inform and educate engineers, building owners, and facilities personnel about the proper application, control, and comfort expectations of evaporative cooling in residents and commercial buildings. This course is intended to be an overview of efficient evaporative cooling systems and will allow engineers to specify and design evaporative cooling systems with confidence. This course is also intended as an overview of evaporative cooling principles and equipment for the non-technical reader. This course suggests design features that may be used to improve the economy of operation, comfort, reliability appearance, serviceability, and service life of evaporative cooling 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: A128
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Architectural Design: Libraries
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the principles of architectural planning and design. Because architectural design is largely a subjective process, the “casebook” approach is used to illustrate it. In this instance, the architectural design of libraries is the “case” to be discussed. You will learn about space allocation criteria, core functional areas, site evaluation and location, handicapped accessibility issues, sustainable design considerations, general design guidelines, site design, and building design criteria. You will learn criteria for specification of furniture, fixtures and equipment for all of the functional areas in libraries. You will learn how to develop and apply functional relationship diagrams for central information services, central reading areas, public service areas, children’s areas, administration, technical services and support activities. This course will give you the fundamentals you need to address library design projects in your day-to-day practice and 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: A129
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Interior Lighting 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to principles of lighting design for building interiors. The concepts and considerations of visibility, glare, uniformity and illuminance will be explained and discussed. You will learn about lighting controls and their importance in operation of lighting systems and energy conservation. You will learn about recommended applications for a wide variety of luminaires and lamps. Application of these principles and equipment will be illustrated with recommendations and guidelines for the various spaces in the most common commercial building type, office buildings.

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: A130
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Architectural Design: Fire Stations
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the principles of architectural planning and design. Because architectural design is largely a subjective process, the “casebook” approach is used to illustrate it. In this instance, the architectural design of fire stations is the “case” to be discussed. You will learn about space allocation criteria, core functional areas, site evaluation and location, general design guidelines, site design, and building design criteria. You will learn criteria for selection of furniture, fixtures and equipment for all of the functional areas in fire stations. You will learn how to develop and apply functional relationship diagrams for all areas of a fire station. This course will give you the fundamentals you need to address fire station planning and layout for design projects in your day-to-day practice and 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: A134
CEU Course Title:      Empire State Building: Monarch of the Sky
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: To native New Yorkers, tourists and the rest of humanity, the Empire State Building is more than just an office building with a pointy top. It is a symbol of the great things man can achieve when cooperation, creativity and raw physical courage come together to create a great edifice. The building marks the center of Manhattan Island and when lit at night, it serves as a beacon to pedestrians, motorists and ships at sea.

This course will examine the evolution of the Skyscraper - its origins, need, inherent problems, technologies involved/required etc. Additionally, the political, economic, cultural and social influences that inspired the creation of the Skyscraper form and, more specifically, the Empire State Building, will be discussed in-depth.

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: A134V
CEU Course Title:      Empire State Building: Monarch of the Sky (Video Course)
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: To native New Yorkers, tourists and the rest of humanity, the Empire State Building is more than just an office building with a pointy top. It is a symbol of the great things man can achieve when cooperation, creativity and raw physical courage come together to create a great edifice. The building marks the center of Manhattan Island and when lit at night, it serves as a beacon to pedestrians, motorists and ships at sea.

This course will examine the evolution of the Skyscraper - its origins, need, inherent problems, technologies involved/required etc. Additionally, the political, economic, cultural and social influences that inspired the creation of the Skyscraper form and, more specifically, the Empire State Building, will be discussed in-depth.

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: A134W
CEU Course Title:      Empire State Building: Monarch of the Sky (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $440
PDH Course Description: To native New Yorkers, tourists and the rest of humanity, the Empire State Building is more than just an office building with a pointy top. It is a symbol of the great things man can achieve when cooperation, creativity and raw physical courage come together to create a great edifice. The building marks the center of Manhattan Island and when lit at night, it serves as a beacon to pedestrians, motorists and ships at sea.

This course will examine the evolution of the Skyscraper - its origins, need, inherent problems, technologies involved/required etc. Additionally, the political, economic, cultural and social influences that inspired the creation of the Skyscraper form and, more specifically, the Empire State Building, will be discussed in-depth.

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: A135
CEU Course Title:      Roofing
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: To insure consistency in construction standards and systems utilized in DoD facilities, common design criteria and requirements have been developed and incorporated into Unified Facilities Criteria (UFCs). Roofing is one of the areas covered by UFCs. Roofing designs associated with Military projects now rely extensively on commercial industry standards. However, there are some limitations in the applicability of commercial standards to Military projects as delineated in UFC 3-110-03.

This 6 hour course explains how to apply the NRCA Manual and the MBMA Roofing manual to the design of Military projects (including Air Force, Army, and Navy).

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: A140
CEU Course Title:      Windows for Buildings: An Introduction
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: Windows, and their related products window walls, curtainwalls and skylights are a special and important aspect of nearly every building. These products are infinitely configurable design elements. Used well, they bring lasting beauty to the building through the use of proportion, texture, color, shadow and light. Using latest technology, energy conservation and occupant comfort can be achieved like never before. This curriculum intends to empower you with tools and understandings that will support your efforts to effectively and optimally use windows and glass in your unique building designs. This course is the foundation of the curriculum.

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: A171
CEU Course Title:      Energy-Efficient Windows for Residential 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: Residential buildings account for about 21% of total energy consumption in the United States, and windows alone are responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling energy use. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that upgrading the nation’s current window stock to meet DOE’s long-term performance goals could save more than 2 quadrillion Btu. Clearly, expanding the use of energy-efficient windows should be of interest to engineers and others interested in reducing energy consumption.

This course presents guidelines to help engineers, builders, homeowners, and designers select energy-efficient windows in new and existing residential construction in all U.S. climate zones. It includes information about window products, attributes, and performance. It provides cost/benefit information about window energy-savings and about non-energy benefits such as thermal comfort and reduced heating, ventilation, and air conditioning demands. The course also provides information about the energy impacts of design decisions such as window orientation, total glazing area, shading conditions, and about proper window 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: A173
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Architectural Design: Theatres and Concert Halls, Volume 1
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This publication provides an introduction to certain aspects of the architectural design of theatres and concert halls. Topics discussed include room characteristics, drama and music room qualities, house, stage, and primary and secondary uses. This publication is one of four in this series dealing with different aspects of the architectural design of concert halls and theatres.

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: A174
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Architectural Design: Theatres and Concert Halls, Volume 2
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This publication provides an introduction to certain aspects of the architectural design of theatres and concert halls. This volume discusses accessory equipment. Topics discussed include general considerations, classification of accessory facilities, vision-related accessories and hearing related accessories. This publication is one of four in this series dealing with different aspects of the architectural design of concert halls and theatres.

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: A175
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Architectural Design: Theatres and Concert Halls, Volume 3
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This publication provides an introduction to certain aspects of the architectural design of theatres and concert halls. This volume discusses access, environmental systems, and performance support spaces.. Topics discussed include audience access, functional parameters, life safety and accident prevention, scenery placement, horizontal and vertical movement, HVAC systems and illumination. This publication is one of four in this series dealing with different aspects of the architectural design of concert halls and theatres.

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: A176
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Architectural Design: Theatre and Concert Hall Acoustics and Communications
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course will provide you with an introduction to the techniques and methods applicable to design of concert halls and theatres for optimal acoustic characteristics and communications.

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: C101
CEU Course Title:      What Do Engineers and Architects Need to Know about the Finite Element 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $75
PDH Course Description: Finite element method is a powerful engineering analysis tool, and has been widely used in engineering since it was introduced in the 1950s. This course presents the basic theory and simple application of the finite element method (FEM) along with the common FEM terminology. The emphasis of this course is on the fundamental concepts of finite element analysis. A list of major finite element software is also presented in the course along with their features and capabilities. 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: C101A
CEU Course Title:      What Do Engineers and Architects Need to Know about Finite Element Methods?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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $79
PDH Course Description: Finite element method is a powerful engineering analysis tool, and has been widely used in engineering since it was introduced in the 1950s. This course presents the basic theory and simple application of the finite element method (FEM) along with the common FEM terminology. The emphasis of this course is on the fundamental concepts of finite element analysis. A list of major finite element software is also presented in the course along with their features and capabilities. 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: C101W
CEU Course Title:      What Do Engineers and Architects Need to Know about Finite Element Methods? (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $220
PDH Course Description: Finite element method is a powerful engineering analysis tool, and has been widely used in engineering since it was introduced in the 1950s. This course presents the basic theory and simple application of the finite element method (FEM) along with the common FEM terminology. The emphasis of this course is on the fundamental concepts of finite element analysis. A list of major finite element software is also presented in the course along with their features and capabilities. 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: C102
CEU Course Title:      Environmental Protection Agency Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: To safeguard the waters of the United States, licensed professional engineers must fully understand the EPA requirements and provisions contained in 40 CFR Part 112, Oil Pollution Prevention Act (Spill Plan Regulation). Most oil and petroleum storage facilities are required to have on file a SPCC Plan. This course will prepare engineers to be familiar with 40 CFR Part 112- Oil Pollution Prevention regulations and to have a better understanding of the requirements and other regulatory provisions for preparing Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans for the storage of petroleum regulated substances. 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: C102A
CEU Course Title:      Environmental Protection Agency Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure PlanAIA HSW
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: To safeguard the waters of the United States, licensed professional engineers must fully understand the EPA requirements and provisions contained in 40 CFR Part 112, Oil Pollution Prevention Act (Spill Plan Regulation). Most oil and petroleum storage facilities are required to have on file a SPCC Plan. This course will prepare engineers to be familiar with 40 CFR Part 112- Oil Pollution Prevention regulations and to have a better understanding of the requirements and other regulatory provisions for preparing Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans for the storage of petroleum regulated substances.

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: C103
CEU Course Title:      An Overview of Hazardous Gas Detection
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two hour online course provides the student with a basic understanding of the current technology of hazardous gas detection. The theory of gas detection and the practical application of gas detection were discussed in the 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: C104
CEU Course Title:      The Unique and Unusual Properties of Water
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Water is one of the most common and ordinary substances that we encounter on a day to day basis, yet most people do not truly understand the significance that water plays in shaping our environment and in sustaining life. This course provides an introduction to some of the unique and unusual properties of water - the exceptionally high freezing and boiling points, high heat capacity, high latent heats of evaporation and fusion, and high surface tension. Brief discussions of general chemical bonding and the structure of the water molecule are included to explain the causes of these unusual properties. The course also includes discussion on the practical applications and the significance of the unique and unusual properties of 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: C105
CEU Course Title:      Landscape Design and Planting Criteria
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: Landscape plantings harmonize the development with the surrounding natural and human environment. The purpose of this course is to help engineers and architects understand the basic principles of landscape design. The course material provides planting design guidelines for preserving and improving the quality of the visual environment; prescribes standard practices and techniques for planting and initial care of plant materials; and includes guidance for the selection and establishment of turf. 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: C105T
CEU Course Title:      Landscape Design and Planting Criteria (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: Landscape plantings harmonize the development with the surrounding natural and human environment. The purpose of this course is to help engineers and architects understand the basic principles of landscape design. The course material provides planting design guidelines for preserving and improving the quality of the visual environment; prescribes standard practices and techniques for planting and initial care of plant materials; and includes guidance for the selection and establishment of turf. 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: C106
CEU Course Title:      Design of Small Water SystemsABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3807
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $145
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidance and criteria for the design of small water supply, treatment, and distribution systems. Water quality, water quantity, water sources, water treatment, pumping, storage and distribution are discussed. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-503: Design of Small Water Systems (1999 edition, 83 pages). 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: C106T
CEU Course Title:      Design of Small Water SytemsABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3807 (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $145
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidance and criteria for the design of small water supply, treatment, and distribution systems. Water quality, water quantity, water sources, water treatment, pumping, storage and distribution are discussed. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-503: Design of Small Water Systems (1999 edition, 83 pages). 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: C106W
CEU Course Title:      Design of Small Water Systems (Live Webinar)PE, ABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3807
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $440
PDH Course Description: This webinar provides guidance and criteria for the design of small water supply, treatment, and distribution systems. Water quality, water quantity, water sources, water treatment, pumping, storage and distribution are discussed. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-503: Design of Small Water Systems (1999 edition, 83 pages). 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 the quiz.



Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C109
CEU Course Title:      Conduits, Culverts and Pipes
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $145
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidance on the design and construction of conduits, culverts, and pipes. Design procedures for trench/embankment earth loadings, highway loadings, railroad loadings, surface concentrated loadings, and internal/external fluid pressures are presented. Life cycle cost and product service life of different materials are also discussed. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-2902: Conduits, Culverts and Pipes (1998 edition, 85 pages). 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: C109T
CEU Course Title:      Conduits, Culverts and Pipes (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $145
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidance on the design and construction of conduits, culverts, and pipes. Design procedures for trench/embankment earth loadings, highway loadings, railroad loadings, surface concentrated loadings, and internal/external fluid pressures are presented. Life cycle cost and product service life of different materials are also discussed. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-2902: Conduits, Culverts and Pipes (1998 edition, 85 pages). 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: C110
CEU Course Title:      Painting: New Construction And Maintenance
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: This course provides painting guidance to engineering, operations, maintenance, and construction personnel and other individuals responsible for the protection of structures based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Manual on Painting - New Construction And Maintenance. It gives broad-base instructions on corrosion and corrosion protection using protective coating and state-of-the-art procedures that can be employed on Corps and other civil projects, which can aid in attaining better and, from a long-range viewpoint, more economical paint jobs. Although this manual is not intended to be a general textbook on coatings and coatings application, the complexity of the modern coatings field justifies something more than a bare, utilitarian approach to the presentation of useful information. Therefore, moderately detailed discussions of coating materials and characteristics of applied coating systems are included, even though their immediate usefulness may not be apparent to those who are interested only in "practical" information. Materials such as galvanizing, metallizing, and protective tapes are also discussed even though they are not commonly considered paints or coatings. The inclusion of these subjects illustrates that the protection of metal surfaces cannot logically be divided into precise, independent subjects. Because this manual will be used extensively as a reference it includes a complete topic index to facilitate locating specific information. In addition, Appendices will help locate references to particular standard specifications. 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: C111
CEU Course Title:      Recreation Planning and Design Criteria
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidance to the planning and design of recreation areas, sites, and facilities. Basic design considerations for major components of recreation areas are presented. The objective of this course is intended to produce safe, efficient, cost effective recreation facilities that are accessible and enjoyable to all. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-1-400: Recreation Planning and Design Criteria (1987 edition, 63 pages). 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: C115
CEU Course Title:      Site Planning and Design
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $95
PDH Course Description: Site planning is the art of evaluating a site, determining an appropriate program of activity and organizing that activity on the site. Site design is the art of arranging facilities on the site in support of the desired activity. This course describes the site planning and design process used to develop a project which fulfills facility requirements and creates the optimal relationship with the natural site, and provides general site design guidelines and criteria for design of on-site vehicular circulation and parking. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. DOD's Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-210-06A) - Design: Site Planning and Design (2004 edition, 80 pages). 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: C115A
CEU Course Title:      Site Planning and DesignAIA 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Site planning is the art of evaluating a site, determining an appropriate program of activity and organizing that activity on the site. Site design is the art of arranging facilities on the site in support of the desired activity. This course describes the site planning and design process used to develop a project which fulfills facility requirements and creates the optimal relationship with the natural site, and provides general site design guidelines and criteria for design of on-site vehicular circulation and parking. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Technical Manual TM 5-803-14: Site Planning and Design (1994 edition, 77 pages). 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: C115T
CEU Course Title:      Site Planning and Design (Timed & Monitored)
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $95
PDH Course Description: Site planning is the art of evaluating a site, determining an appropriate program of activity and organizing that activity on the site. Site design is the art of arranging facilities on the site in support of the desired activity. This course describes the site planning and design process used to develop a project which fulfills facility requirements and creates the optimal relationship with the natural site, and provides general site design guidelines and criteria for design of on-site vehicular circulation and parking. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. DOD's Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-210-06A) - Design: Site Planning and Design (2004 edition, 80 pages). 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: C116
CEU Course Title:      Retaining and Flood Walls
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $349
PDH Course Description: This course provides engineers and contractors with guidance for the safe design and economical construction of retaining and flood walls based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Design Manual on Retaining and Flood Walls. This manual is intended primarily for retaining walls which will be subjected to hydraulic loadings such as flowing water, submergence, wave action, and spray, exposure to chemically contaminated atmosphere, and/or severe climatic conditions. Retaining walls are defined as any wall that restrains material to maintain a difference in elevation. A flood wall is defined as any wall having as its principal function the prevention of flooding of adjacent land. This course describes procedures for the design of retaining and flood walls on shallow foundations, i.e., bearing directly on rock or soil. A flood wall is treated as a special case of a retaining wall. Unless specifically noted, the guidance herein applies to both retaining and flood walls. Both geotechnical and structural aspects of wall design are included. Coordination between geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, and geologists in the design of retaining and flood walls is essential. 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: C116T
CEU Course Title:      Retaining and Flood Walls (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $349
PDH Course Description: This course provides engineers and contractors with guidance for the safe design and economical construction of retaining and flood walls based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Design Manual on Retaining and Flood Walls. This manual is intended primarily for retaining walls which will be subjected to hydraulic loadings such as flowing water, submergence, wave action, and spray, exposure to chemically contaminated atmosphere, and/or severe climatic conditions. Retaining walls are defined as any wall that restrains material to maintain a difference in elevation. A flood wall is defined as any wall having as its principal function the prevention of flooding of adjacent land. This course describes procedures for the design of retaining and flood walls on shallow foundations, i.e., bearing directly on rock or soil. A flood wall is treated as a special case of a retaining wall. Unless specifically noted, the guidance herein applies to both retaining and flood walls. Both geotechnical and structural aspects of wall design are included. Coordination between geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, and geologists in the design of retaining and flood walls is essential. 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: C117
CEU Course Title:      Design of Sheet Pile Walls
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This course provides guidance for the safe design and economical construction of sheet pile retaining and flood walls based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Design Manual on Design of Sheet Pile Walls. This manual provides information on foundation exploration and testing procedures, analysis techniques, allowable criteria, design procedures, and construction consideration for the selection, design, and installation of sheet pile walls. The guidance is based on the present state of the technology for sheet pile-soil-structure interaction behavior. This course provides design guidance intended specifically for the geotechnical and structural engineer. It also provides essential information for others interested in sheet pile walls such as the construction engineer in understanding construction techniques related to sheet pile wall behavior during installation. Since the understanding of the physical causes of sheet pile wall behavior is actively expanding by better definition through ongoing research, prototype, model sheet pile wall testing and development of more refined analytical models, this manual is intended to provide examples and procedures of what has been proven successful. This is not the last nor final word on the state of the art for this technology. We expect, as further practical design and installation procedures are developed from the expansion of this technology, that these updates will be issued as changes to this manual. 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: C118
CEU Course Title:      Design of Pile Foundations
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: This course provides engineers and contractors with design guidance and criteria for design of pile foundations based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Design Manual on Design of Pile Foundations. This manual provides information, foundation exploration and testing procedures, load test methods, analysis techniques, allowable criteria, design procedures, and construction consideration for the selection, design, and installation of pile foundations. The guidance is based on the present state of the technology for pile-soil-structure-foundation interaction behavior. This manual provides design guidance intended specifically for the geotechnical and structural engineer but also provides essential information for others interested in pile foundations such as the construction engineer in understanding construction techniques related to pile behavior during installation. Since the understanding of the physical causes of pile foundation behavior is actively expanding by better definition through ongoing research, prototype, model pile, and pile group testing and development of more refined analytical models, this manual is intended to provide examples and procedures of what has been proven successful. This is not the last nor final word on the state of the art for this technology. We expect, as further practical design and installation procedures are developed from the expansion of this technology, that these updates will be issued as changes to this manual. 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: C119
CEU Course Title:      Bearing Capacity of Soils
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: This course provides guidance for calculation of the bearing capacity of soil under shallow and deep foundations supporting various types of structures and embankments based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Design Manual on Bearing Capacity of Soils. This manual presents estimates of obtaining the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations for certain soil and foundation conditions using well-established, approximate solutions of bearing capacity. Principles for evaluating bearing capacity presented in this manual are applicable to numerous types of structures such as buildings and houses, towers and storage tanks, fills, embankments and dams. These guidelines may be helpful in determining soils that will lead to bearing capacity failure or excessive settlements for given foundations and loads. 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: C119T
CEU Course Title:      Bearing Capacity of Soils (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: This course provides guidance for calculation of the bearing capacity of soil under shallow and deep foundations supporting various types of structures and embankments based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Design Manual on Bearing Capacity of Soils. This manual presents estimates of obtaining the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations for certain soil and foundation conditions using well-established, approximate solutions of bearing capacity. Principles for evaluating bearing capacity presented in this manual are applicable to numerous types of structures such as buildings and houses, towers and storage tanks, fills, embankments and dams. These guidelines may be helpful in determining soils that will lead to bearing capacity failure or excessive settlements for given foundations and loads. 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: C122
CEU Course Title:      Stormwater: The No Exposure Exemption for Industrial Activity
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the No Exposure Exemption for stormwater permits that becomes applicable March 23, 2003. The requirement that an industrial facility must have "no discharge of pollutants in stormwater from industrial activities" is defined. The conditions that meet "No Exposure" are described. This information will be useful for any manufacturing facility that is considering or currently has claimed this exemption. This information also will enable the student to better understand material handling practices that protect the environment.

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: C123
CEU Course Title:      Principles of Water Conservation and Reuse
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the principles of water conservation and water reuse. Water is vital to sustain life and economic growth. It is an increasingly scarce resource which requires careful management of all competing uses. This course will increase your awareness of the concepts of conservation and reuse, mainly focused on commercial and manufacturing facilities. Techniques for critically evaluating water use are described and some ideas on how to successfully implement saving programs are presented. Another benefit from this course will be awareness of water use that can be applied at home and can be shared with other water users. 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: C124
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Environmental Regulations for Manufacturers and Industry
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour course introduces the environmental regulatory system in the United States. It presents an introduction to the major federal environmental rules affecting manufacturers and industry. This course is organized to present these rules as follows:
  • General requirements for chemical and materials management
  • Air quality and emissions control regulatory program
  • Water programs, including drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater
  • Solid and hazardous waste regulatory program
This course will be particularly useful for persons who work in manufacturing and industries who want to understand what rules may affect their operations, and it will help persons familiar with some but not all of these environmental regulations to broaden their understanding of the regulatory 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: C125
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $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: C126
CEU Course Title:      Engineering Use of Geotextiles
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This online course describes various geotextiles, test methods for evaluating their properties, and recommended design and installation procedures. The contents cover physical properties, functions, design methods, design details and construction procedures for geotextiles as used in pavements, railroad beds, retaining wall earth embankment, rip-rap, concrete revetment, and drain construction. The course materials are based entirely on the DOD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3-220-08FA: Engineering Use Of Geotextiles. 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: C126T
CEU Course Title:      Engineering Use of Geotextiles (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This online course describes various geotextiles, test methods for evaluating their properties, and recommended design and installation procedures. The contents cover physical properties, functions, design methods, design details and construction procedures for geotextiles as used in pavements, railroad beds, retaining wall earth embankment, rip-rap, concrete revetment, and drain construction. The course materials are based entirely on the DOD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3-220-08FA: Engineering Use Of Geotextiles. 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: C127
CEU Course Title:      Water Supply: Sources and General Considerations
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidance for selecting water sources and for developing suitable sources of supply from ground or surface sources. The contents cover water requirements, ground water and surface water supplies, water intake and pumping facilities, and water system design procedures. The course materials are based entirely on the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-230-07A) of the U.S. Department of Defense - Water Supply: Sources And General Considerations. 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: C128
CEU Course Title:      Water Supply: Water Treatment
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This online course presents information on water quality standards and design criteria for water treatment processes. The contents cover criteria to be followed in determining the necessity for and the extent of treatment, and procedures applicable to the planning of water treatment projects. The course materials are based entirely on the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-230-08A) of the U.S. Department of Defense: Water Supply, Water Treatment. 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: C129
CEU Course Title:      Water Supply: Water Storage
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $19
PDH Course Description: This online course provides design criteria for water storage requirements. The contents include a typical design analysis for tanks and reservoirs, and provide guidance on the procedures to be followed in selecting sites for such storage works. The course materials are based entirely on the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-230-09A) of the U.S. Department of Defense: Water Supply, Water Storage. 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: C130
CEU Course Title:      Water Supply: Water Distribution
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $75
PDH Course Description: This online course provides criteria for design and construction of potable water distribution systems. The contents cover pressure regulation alternatives, distribution mains, distribution systems pressures, service connections, distribution system equipment, distribution system design. The course materials are based entirely on the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-230-10A) of the U.S. Department of Defense: Water Supply, Water Distribution. 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: C134
CEU Course Title:      General Provisions and Geometric Design for Roads
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This online course provides general provisions and geometric design criteria for guidance in the design of roads, streets, walks, and open storage areas. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual TM 5-822-2/AFM 88-7 of Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force USA: General Provisions and Geometric Design for Roads, Streets, Walks, and Open Storage 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: C135
CEU Course Title:      Pavement Design
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $169
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidance for design of pavements and supporting materials for roads, streets, walks and open storage areas. The contents include procedures for conducting preliminary site reconnaissance, traffic analyses, and criteria for the design of subgrade, subbase, base courses, flexible and rigid pavements. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual TM 5-822-5/AFM 88-7 of Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force USA: Pavement Design for Roads, Street, Walks, and Open Storage 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: C135T
CEU Course Title:      Pavement Design (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $169
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidance for design of pavements and supporting materials for roads, streets, walks and open storage areas. The contents include procedures for conducting preliminary site reconnaissance, traffic analyses, and criteria for the design of subgrade, subbase, base courses, flexible and rigid pavements. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual TM 5-822-5/AFM 88-7 of Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force USA: Pavement Design for Roads, Street, Walks, and Open Storage 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: C136
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $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: C139
CEU Course Title:      Design and Permitting of Small Public Water Supplies in Florida (Chapters 64E-8, 62-550 and 62-555 FAC)
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: Students of this six-hour course will benefit by becoming familiar with the Regulations of the Florida Administrative Code governing design and permitting of public water supplies and the resources available on the internet. 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: C140
CEU Course Title:      Contaminated Site Remediation Strategies Part I - Evaluation of Site Characteristics
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This four-hour course, "Evaluation of Site Characteristics," is one of a series of courses prepared by the author on "Contaminated Site Remediation Strategies." The course series are designed to provide fundamental and practical approaches to the selection and design of remedial action and closure alternatives for contaminated sites. This course describes pertinent site characteristics and their relevance in selecting contaminated site closure options and remediation processes. The course is presented in five sections with example questions to facilitate reviews.

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: C142
CEU Course Title:      Stormwater: Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and Best Management 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This four-hour course includes three parts. Part 1 discusses the Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) Plan requirements for industrial facilities covered under the stormwater Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP). Part 2 discusses candidate Best Management Practices (BMPs) identified as applicable for stormwater programs at industrial facilities. These BMPs are specifically required under NPDES permits for stormwater discharges, as one part of the SWPP Plan. Part 3 includes several references to more detail on the topics in this course as well as related storm water management information. This information will be useful for any manufacturing facility or construction site covered by a MSGP or state equivalent. This information will enable the student to understand the requirements of the SWPP Plan, why BMPs are necessary, and when the various BMPs are most appropriate.

This course includes multiple-choice quiz that are designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C142T
CEU Course Title:      Stormwater: Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and Best Management Practices (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This four-hour course includes three parts. Part 1 discusses the Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) Plan requirements for industrial facilities covered under the stormwater Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP). Part 2 discusses candidate Best Management Practices (BMPs) identified as applicable for stormwater programs at industrial facilities. These BMPs are specifically required under NPDES permits for stormwater discharges, as one part of the SWPP Plan. Part 3 includes several references to more detail on the topics in this course as well as related storm water management information. This information will be useful for any manufacturing facility or construction site covered by a MSGP or state equivalent. This information will enable the student to understand the requirements of the SWPP Plan, why BMPs are necessary, and when the various BMPs are most appropriate.

This course includes multiple-choice quiz that are designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.




Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C146
CEU Course Title:      Micropile Design and Construction – Part I
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: Worldwide use of micropiles has grown since their original development in the 1950s, and in particular since the mid-1980s. In general, micropiles are applicable when there are problems with using conventional deep foundation systems like driven piles, drilled shafts, or augercast piling. Mircopiles are primarily used as elements for foundation support to resist static and dynamic loading conditions, and less frequently as in-situ reinforcements for slope and excavation stability. Micropile can be designed as soil frictional piles or rock socketed piles either under tension or compression. The advantages of micropiles are that their installation procedure causes minimal vibration and noise, they can be installed in difficult ground conditions, and they can be used in areas with low headroom and restrictive access. This makes micropiles the preferred choice of foundation system for retrofitting existing structures in challenging areas. This course is entirely based on US Department of Transportation Publication No. FHWA NHI-05-039, Micropile Design and Construction. This two-part series discusses micropile classifications, design concepts, problems associated with the common installation methods, specifications, construction control and performance of this pile system. This is part one of the 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: C147
CEU Course Title:      Micropile Design and Construction – Part II
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $299
PDH Course Description: Worldwide use of micropiles has grown since their original development in the 1950s, and in particular since the mid-1980s. In general, micropiles are applicable when there are problems with using conventional deep foundation systems like driven piles, drilled shafts, or augercast piling. Mircopiles are primarily used as elements for foundation support to resist static and dynamic loading conditions, and less frequently as in-situ reinforcements for slope and excavation stability. Micropile can be designed as soil frictional piles or rock socketed piles either under tension or compression. The advantages of micropiles are that their installation procedure causes minimal vibration and noise, they can be installed in difficult ground conditions, and they can be used in areas with low headroom and restrictive access. This makes micropiles the preferred choice of foundation system for retrofitting existing structures in challenging areas. This course is entirely based on US Department of Transportation Publication No. FHWA NHI-05-039, Micropile Design and Construction. This two-part series discusses micropile classifications, design concepts, problems associated with the common installation methods, specifications, construction control and performance of this pile system. This is part two of the 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: C148
CEU Course Title:      Drilled Shaft Design and Construction – Part I
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $299
PDH Course Description: Once considered a specialty foundation for urban settings where vibrations could not be tolerated or where shallow foundations could not develop sufficient capacity, the use of drilled shafts as structural support have recently increased significantly due to heightened lateral strength requirements for bridge foundations and the ability of drilled shafts to resist such loads, especially enormous lateral loads from extreme event limit states often governing bridge foundation design, such as vessel impact loads. Drilled shaft construction is relatively unaffected by scour depth requirements and the tremendous lateral stiffness has made it the preferred foundation type for bridge foundations by many designers. Further, recent developments in design and construction methods of drilled shafts have provided considerably more economy to their use in all settings, including foundations for bridge piers, abutments, high mast lighting, cantilevered signs, cellular phone and communication towers. This course is entirely based on US Department of Transportation Publication No. FHWA-NHI-10-016, Drilled Shafts: Construction Procedures and LRFD Design Methods. This two-part series discusses both construction and design of drilled shafts, and addresses the applications of drilled shafts for transportation structure foundations; general requirements for subsurface investigations; construction means and methods; LRFD principles and overall design process; geotechnical design of drilled shafts for axial and lateral loading; extreme events including scour and earthquake; LRFD structure design; field loading tests; construction specifications; inspection and records; non-destructive integrity tests; remediation of deficient shafts; and cost estimation.

This is part one of the series, covering drilled shaft constrcution.

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: C149
CEU Course Title:      Drilled Shaft Design and Construction – Part II
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: Once considered a specialty foundation for urban settings where vibrations could not be tolerated or where shallow foundations could not develop sufficient capacity, the use of drilled shafts as structural support have recently increased significantly due to heightened lateral strength requirements for bridge foundations and the ability of drilled shafts to resist such loads, especially enormous lateral loads from extreme event limit states often governing bridge foundation design, such as vessel impact loads. Drilled shaft construction is relatively unaffected by scour depth requirements and the tremendous lateral stiffness has made it the preferred foundation type for bridge foundations by many designers. Further, recent developments in design and construction methods of drilled shafts have provided considerably more economy to their use in all settings, including foundations for bridge piers, abutments, high mast lighting, cantilevered signs, cellular phone and communication towers. This course is entirely based on US Department of Transportation Publication No. FHWA-NHI-10-016, Drilled Shafts: Construction Procedures and LRFD Design Methods. This two-part series discusses both construction and design of drilled shafts, and addresses the applications of drilled shafts for transportation structure foundations; general requirements for subsurface investigations; construction means and methods; LRFD principles and overall design process; geotechnical design of drilled shafts for axial and lateral loading; extreme events including scour and earthquake; LRFD structure design; field loading tests; construction specifications; inspection and records; non-destructive integrity tests; remediation of deficient shafts; and cost estimation.

This is part two of the series, covering drilled shaft LRFD 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: C150
CEU Course Title:      Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls (MSE) and Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS)
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: Due to advantages in economics, constructability, and aesthetics, the construction of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS) is now commonplace. This course is intended to enable the engineers and construction personnel to identifies and evaluate potential applications of MSEW and RSS as an alternative to other construction methods and as a means to solve construction problems. It focuses on the proper selection, design, analysis, performance, specifications, monitoring and construction of of MSE walls and. RSS embankments. This course is entirely based on US Department of Transportation Publication No. FHWA-NHI-00-043 “Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes Design & Construction 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: C151
CEU Course Title:      Design of High-Purity Water 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course examines the specifications for high purity water as established by various standards setting organizations such as The American Society for Testing and Materials, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards, and the US Pharmacopoeia. In addition, the course examines the nature of water, the types of contaminants in water, and treatment methods for the control of contaminants in water. The design of most high purity water systems consists of a number of treatment methods integrated together to achieve the water quality objectives. The course examines common high purity water system process designs used to meet the various water quality specifications.

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: C152
CEU Course Title:      Rock Foundations
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $225
PDH Course Description: This course provides engineers and contractors with design guidance and technical criteria for design of rock foundations based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Manual on Rock Foundations. The manual provides a minimum standard to be used for designing a satisfactory rock foundation for the usual situation. It discussed design considerations, factor of safety, construction considerations, and selection of appropriate geotechnical instrumentation. The manual provides guidance on site investigation techniques and procedures, rock mass characterization and classification schemes, foundation deformation, sliding stability assessment, cut slope stability, and settlement and foundation bearing capacity. It also discusses conditions that cause construction or operation problems in rock foundation, such as underground cavities; swelling and squeezing rock, and gradational soil-rock contacts, rock weathering, saprolites, and residual soils. Unusual or special site, loading, or operating conditions may warrant sophisticated analytical designs that are beyond the scope of this manual.

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: C155
CEU Course Title:      Earth Pressure and Retaining Wall Basics for Non-Geotechnical 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course is intended for a wide range audience and in particular, the non-geotechnical engineer. Therefore it is not an exhaustive review of the subject. The objective of the course is to discuss the three types of lateral earth pressure (at rest, active and passive) that apply to a wall and describe how each is calculated. The course then uses this information and discusses the method of calculating the active earth pressure force using the Rankine and Coulomb methods described in this course. The method for calculating the factors of safety for sliding, overturning and bearing capacity are discussed. Basic examples are provided to illustrate the 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: C160
CEU Course Title:      Alternative Stormwater Management: Low Impact Development
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: This 10-hour course provides guidance for the application and design of the alternative stormwater management techniques of Low Impact Development (LID). The course content is based on the Prince George's County Maryland publication Low Impact Development Design Strategies: An Integrated Design Approach 1999 (150 pages). This publication introduces the goals of LID, presents the methodology of LID site planning, teaches how hydrologic methods can be used in LID design, and provides information to select and implement site specific integrated management practices.

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: C160T
CEU Course Title:      Alternative Stormwater Management: Low Impact Development (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: This 10-hour course provides guidance for the application and design of the alternative stormwater management techniques of Low Impact Development (LID). The course content is based on the Prince George's County Maryland publication Low Impact Development Design Strategies: An Integrated Design Approach 1999 (150 pages). This publication introduces the goals of LID, presents the methodology of LID site planning, teaches how hydrologic methods can be used in LID design, and provides information to select and implement site specific integrated management practices.

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: C161
CEU Course Title:      Response to Oil Spills
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course introduces planning and techniques for response to oil spills. It describes key factors for contingency planning, presents an introduction to the National Response System, and summarizes factors to be considered for shoreline cleanup of an oil spill. Response approaches are described with some detail on when and why they can be effective. The course introduces the National Contingency Plan Product Schedule which identifies additives that are available for responding to an oil spill.

This course will be particularly useful for persons responsible for preparing and implementing response programs such as Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, Best Management Practices (BMP) Plans, and Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) Plans. The course also will be useful for understanding the National Response System and the role of government agencies in response to an oil spill.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C162
CEU Course Title:      Confined Disposal of Dredged Material
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course provides guidance and evaluation of dredged material disposal and disposal alternatives. While selection of dredging equipment is important for economic dredging, the selection of a disposal alternative is of equal or greater importance in determining viability of the project especially from an environmental standpoint. The design, operation and maintenance, management and productive use of confined dredged material disposal areas are presented. The course will enable the student to understand the procedures and importance of data gathering, sediment characterization and disposal site foundation conditions involved in the design of containment areas, retention dikes and storage capacity estimates.

The course is based on Engineer Manual EM 1110-2-5025 US Army Corps of Engineers, Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal, chapters 1 and 4. A multiple-choice quiz is included at the end of the course to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C163
CEU Course Title:      Beneficial Use of Dredged Material
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course provides an overview for the planning, design and selection of dredged material as a manageable, beneficial resource as an alternative to normal methods of disposal. Land creation with dredged material often consists of filling, raising and protecting areas that are periodically submerged. The types of areas considered in this course are parks, agricultural, forest, solid waste landfill, industrial, commercial and residential use. Habitat development, which includes wetland, island and aquatic habitats, is not discussed here. You are required to study the following US Army Corps of Engineers Manual: Chapters 1- 3, 11- 13 and 15 of Beneficial Use of Dredged Material EM 1110-2-5026 (1987 Edition, 66 pages).

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: C164
CEU Course Title:      Soil Stabilization for Pavements
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour course discusses criteria and methods for improving soil characteristics by the alteration or modification of one or more of soil properties for improved performance of roads and airfield pavements. Stabilization can be used for sub-grade materials ranging from expansive clays to granular materials. A wide selection of processes and materials are available for the engineer. The course will describe the types of available additives used for different types of soil, the quantity to use and the methods of construction used to blend the additives and soil. Soil additives discussed here include portland cement, lime, flyash, bitumen and combinations of two or more these additives. You are required to study the following Technical Manual: Soil Stabilization for Pavements TM 5-822-14/ AFJMAN 32-1019 of the joint departments of the Army and the Air Force (1994 edition, 57pages).

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: C165
CEU Course Title:      General Principles of Pumping Station Layout
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides general guidance and principles that should be considered and evaluated during the design and layout of flood control pumping stations. The principles are necessary to produce an economical, efficient and dependable pumping station. The general principles for pumping station design and layout for sumps, types of discharge and arrangements, types of pumps, types of sumps along with environmental, power and access considerations are discussed. The course covers a wide range of pumping station features: types of pumps, pumping station floor elevations, sump sizes, discharge pipe elevations, siphons and emergency closures. At the conclusion of this course the student will be familiar with the general principles that determine the location, site selection and various types of pumping stations and understand the basic pump station auxiliary equipment such as cranes, trash rakes, fire protection and heating and ventilation.

You are required to study the US Army Corps of Engineers Manual, “General Principles of Pumping Station Design and Layout”, EM 1110-2-3102 (1995 Edition, 33 pages), PDF file. 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: C166
CEU Course Title:      Alternative Slope Stabilization Techniques: Soil Bioengineering
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Soil Bioengineering is an integrated design technique that combines living biological elements and engineering design methods to protect slopes and reduce erosion. Soil Bioengineering can be an effective low-cost solution to slope and erosion problems where site access is difficult and where site aesthetics require a more natural appearance. This online course provides guidance for the application and design of the alternative slope stabilization techniques of Soil Bioengineering. The course introduces the goals, describes the design methodology, teaches about construction methods, and provides information to select and implement soil bioengineering for slope stabilization.

The course content is based on the Natural Resources Conservation Service Engineering Field Handbook Chapter 18 Soil Bioengineering for Upland Slope Protection and Erosion Reduction (61 pages). 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: C167
CEU Course Title:      Field Compaction Methods for Soils
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This hour online course discusses the methods involved in Field Compaction for Soils. The subgrade is the first line of support for roadways, bridges, runways, etc. It is important that during the placement of earth backfill that the subgrade be compacted to the minimum requirements as determined by the engineer. This course will introduce the engineer to the most widely used methods for compacting subgrades and their importance in the construction of various structures.

This course requires that the readers have access to the following AASHTO or ASTM standards: Standard Test for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Modified effort, (ASTM D-698 and AASHTO T-180) or Standard Test for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Standard effort (ASTM D-1557 and AASHTO T-99).

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: C167S
CEU Course Title:      Métodos De la Compactación Del Campo para los Suelos
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: La compactación del suelo se ocurre durante las primeras etapas de un proyecto de construcción. El grado de compactación del suelo podía determinar fácilmente la vida de estructuras grandes o pequeñas desde las estructuras residenciales, almacenes, estacionamientos, pistas de aterrizaje, carreteras, etc. Este curso presenta los fundamentos del campo de compactación del suelo desde el análisis del laboratorio hasta las pruebas de la compactación. Una prueba está incluida al final para ayudar en el entendimiento del material del curso.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C168
CEU Course Title:      Monitoring Well Design, Installation and Reporting Guidelines at HTRW Sites
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour course provides general guidance for the design, installation and reporting of borings, monitoring wells and other associated geotechnical activities and devices at hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste (HTRW) project sites. To accurately characterize a HTRW site, the procedures for drilling, well installation and sampling must be standardized, documented and followed concisely. Only chemical issues related to HTRW work are covered in this course. Biological issues are discussed in other sources as referenced below.

This course is based primarily on chapters 1 - 8 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Manual, "Monitoring Well Design, Installation and Documentation at Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Sites", EM 1110-1-4000 (1998 Edition, 51 pages).

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: C170
CEU Course Title:      Hazardous and Toxic Waste Disposal Technologies
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides general guidelines for the engineered disposal of hazardous and toxic waste (HTW) at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. The guidelines are intended for the selection of remedial actions and treatment of hazardous waste contaminants by constructing and operating waste landfills. Landfills present two types of environmental risks. Potential mismanagement of reactive, ignitable or incompatible wastes could result in fires, explosions or toxic fume releases. Leachate, runoff or wind erosion can contaminate the subsoil, groundwater and nearby surface water. Remedial actions performed at a contaminated site must comply with federal and state regulations.

The student will become familiar with the general guidelines and techniques for the design and installation of land waste disposal areas and deep well injection systems used for the disposal of hazardous waste. Deep well injection is considered as an optional method to land disposal. Basic design elements of landfills, advantages and disadvantages of landfill disposal systems and consideration of the specific site conditions to assure sound engineering solutions in order to forestall problems or litigation are discussed. The methods and basics of incineration and thermal desorption methods and their uses for disposing of contaminated material in waste landfills are also discussed.

You are required to study chapter 4, paragraphs 4-20 and 4-22, and chapter 5 of the US Army Corps of Engineers Manual, “Technical Guidelines for Hazardous and Toxic Waste Treatment and Cleanup Activities”, EM 1110-1-502 (1994 Edition, 25 pages) and the Course Introduction paragraph. All material for this course is in PDF file format.

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: C171
CEU Course Title:      Streambank and Shoreline Protection
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: Streambank and shoreline erosion can significantly impact: water quality, wildlife habitat, and structures adjacent to our rivers and lakes. Streambank and shoreline protection methods require a careful assessment of the problems at hand and the methods of treatment. This course provides guidance for the application and design of streambank and shoreline protection. Both vegetative methods and structural methods 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: C172
CEU Course Title:      Understanding the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Part I
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: Traffic control is of great importance in traffic engineering. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is a guideline that promotes the safe and efficient movement of traffic. This manual gives guidelines for the placement of highways signs, striping, signaling, and much more. This course will provide the reader with the knowledge to use the basic principles of the MUTCD. The course materials are based solely on the 2003 edition MUTCD for Streets and Highways.

This 8 hour online course is the first part of a 3 part series and will introduce to the reader the methods involved in designing the traffic control for highways and streets using the MUTCD.

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: C173
CEU Course Title:      Understanding the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Part II
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: Traffic control is of great importance in traffic engineering. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is a guideline that promotes the safe and efficient movement of traffic. This manual gives guidelines for the placement of highways signs, striping, signaling, and much more. This course will provide the reader with the knowledge to use the basic principles of the MUTCD. The course materials are based solely on the 2003 edition MUTCD for Streets and Highways. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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: C174
CEU Course Title:      Understanding the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Part III
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Traffic control is of great importance in traffic engineering. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is a guideline that promotes the safe and efficient movement of traffic. This manual gives guidelines for the placement of highways signs, striping, signaling, and much more. This course will provide the reader with the knowledge to use the basic principles of the MUTCD. The course materials are based solely on the 2003 edition MUTCD for Streets and Highways. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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: C176
CEU Course Title:      Guidelines for Hazardous and Toxic Waste Collection and Removal
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides general guidelines and techniques for the management and cleanup of uncontrolled hazardous and toxic waste (HTW) sites for the protection of public health and the environment. The guidelines discussed pertain to the remediation of on site contamination by the collection and removal of wastes, soils, sediments, liquids and sludges. Techniques for remediation of contaminated drums, tanks, lagoons, landfills, soils and structures are discussed in this course. Remedial actions performed at a contaminated site must comply with federal and state regulations.

The student will become familiar with several methods and techniques used to collect and remove contaminated wastes, soil and sludges at hazardous and toxic waste sites (HTW). HTW disposal sites include contaminated drums, tanks, lagoons, landfills and structures. The student will understand the importance for proper management of collection and removal activities and for not mixing incompatible waste together. The basic guidelines for the O&M of a treatment method, guidance in the selection of the most appropriate method for treatment and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Potential environmental risks caused by a treatment methods and measures available for minimizing risks are discussed.

You are requested to study Chapter 3, section I of the US Army Corps of Engineers Manual, “Technical Guidelines for Hazardous and Toxic Waste Treatment and Cleanup Activities”, EM 1110-1- 502 (1994 Edition, 38 pages, PDF file).

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: C177
CEU Course Title:      Control of Water Terrorism Agents
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: With the war on terrorism comes a heightened sense of concern and anxiety over the potential threat of water terrorism. This could take the form of destruction of essential infrastructure or the intentional contamination of a water supply. This course investigates the threat of a number of potential chemical and biological agents. In addition, the course examines the current technology available for the control and mitigation of water terrorism agents.

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: C178
CEU Course Title:      Guidelines for Contaminated Ground Water Plume Management
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides general guidelines and techniques for management of contaminated ground water plumes at uncontrolled hazardous and toxic waste sites. The management methods include extraction/injection well systems, subsurface barrier systems such as slurry trench cutoff walls, grout curtains, membrane and synthetic sheet curtains, sheet pile cutoff walls and pumping systems combined with subsurface barriers. Gravity systems, seepage basins, subsurface drains and drainage ditches and ground water barrier combinations are also discussed. Remediation controls for surface water and gas emissions are not discussed here. Remedial actions performed at a contaminated site must comply with federal and state regulations.

The student will become familiar with methods and techniques used to treat and manage contaminated ground water plumes at hazardous and toxic waste sites (HTW). Ground water plumes can contain contaminants like volatiles, soluble organic, corrosive acids and alkalis. The student will understand the design and construction of deep well and extraction/injection well pumping systems, ground water barriers including slurry trench and sheet pile cutoff walls, grout curtains and membrane sheet curtains. Subsurface barriers use in combination with pumping systems is discussed. The basic guidelines for the O&M of a treatment method, guidance in the selection of the most appropriate method for treatment and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Potential environmental risks caused by the remedial activities and measures to take to minimize the risks 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: C179
CEU Course Title:      Surface Water and Gas Control Guidelines for HTW Sites
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides general guidelines and techniques to manage surface water and gas emissions at uncontrolled hazardous and toxic waste (HTW) sites. Surface water management is necessary to reduce erosion and to control contaminant, leachate and gas migration. Management methods discussed include earth berms and levees, terraces and benches, disposal site surface grading and sealing, revegetation and passive and active gas control systems. Gravity systems including drainage ditches, seepage basins, sedimentation basins, flumes and combinations of these systems are discussed. The student will become familiar with methods and techniques used to manage surface drainage and leachate at hazardous and toxic waste (HTW) sites. The purpose is to reduce erosion, water ponding, runoff and infiltration of contaminated waste into downstream water or streams. The student will better understand the application of interception or diversion methods such as ditches, berms, flumes, terraces and benches and seepage and sedimentation basins. Other techniques for erosion protection, sealing and revegetation are discussed and describe chemical stabilizers, synthetic membranes, soil cement and asphalt concrete. The student will also become familiar with the gas generation and migration process and the basic components and construction considerations of various management systems. Also considered are the proper steps, materials and plants used to reestablish vegetation for erosion control and possible reuse of waste sites. Basic guidance in the selection of the most appropriate method to use and their advantages and disadvantages 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: C180
CEU Course Title:      Fluvial Geomorphology and Natural Channel Design
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: Natural channel design has become extremely popular amongst the stream restoration community. Natural channel design shifts the focus from the traditional engineering goal of maximizing conveyance, to creating a channel with long-term stability and ecological value. The understanding of fluvial geomorphology is critical to success of Natural Channel Design projects. Streambank restoration requires a careful assessment of the problems at hand and evaluation of the activities needed to bring the channel back to dynamic equilibrium. This course provides an introduction to fluvial geomorphology and guidance for the application and design of streambank restoration using Natural Channel 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: C181
CEU Course Title:      OSHA’s Guidelines for Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 8-HR Refresher TrainingABIH CM APPROVAL #11-588
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: The OSHA Hazardous Waste and Emergency Operations (HAZWOPER) regulations, found at 29 CFR 1910.120, require all covered individuals who have had the 24-hour or 40-hour required training to have 8-hour refresher training each year. This course provides such training for those covered individuals. Combined with a suggested first aid class, the program covers the complete HAZWOPER program including regulations, personal protective equipment, and key health and safety issues.

This course requires the completion of a multiple-choice quiz at its conclusion in order to obtain the necessary certification for the individuals to continue working at hazardous waste sites covered under the OSHA regulation.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C181W
CEU Course Title:      OSHA’s Guidelines for Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Refresher Training (Live Webinar)PE, ABIH CM APPROVAL #11-588
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $440
PDH Course Description: The OSHA Hazardous Waste and Emergency Operations (HAZWOPER) regulations, found at 29 CFR 1910.120, require all covered individuals who have had the 24-hour or 40-hour required training to have 8-hour refresher training each year. This course provides such training for those covered individuals. Combined with a suggested first aid class, the program covers the complete HAZWOPER program including regulations, personal protective equipment, and key health and safety issues.

This course requires the completion of a multiple-choice quiz at its conclusion in order to obtain the necessary certification for the individuals to continue working at hazardous waste sites covered under the OSHA regulation.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C182
CEU Course Title:      Practical Design of Water Distribution Systems
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This is a four-hour online course discussion on practical water distribution system design. It is important to understand how soil conditions affect the design and choice of materials to protect the system. Basic information to develop a model is outlined as well as how to attain the necessary information. ANSI/AWWA standards are provided for materials and procedures.

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: C183
CEU Course Title:      Guidelines for Treatment of Liquid Waste Streams
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides general guidelines for treating hazardous liquid waste streams by air stripping and biological processes. The guidelines assist in the selection of remedial actions for treating hazardous and toxic waste (HTW) contaminants. Air stripping, a mechanical method using lagoons and packed towers, is discussed. Biological methods include trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, activated sludge systems and waste stabilization ponds. The basis for selecting a treatment method, criteria for optimum performance, advantages and disadvantages are presented for consideration. Remedial actions performed at a contaminated site must comply with federal and state regulations.

This course provides general technical guidelines and methods for the treatment of liquid waste by physical and biological methods. Physical treatment methods include air or stream stripping and absorption or both methods used in combination. Biological treatment methods use the action of microbes similar to that of ecosystems but at much faster rates. Organics in solution are removed, partly mineralized and partly collected as a semi solid or sludge and separated from the liquid waste. Treatment of liquid waste renders such waste and any residues left from treatment methods non-hazardous and safer to dispose of, to transport or to store.

Liquid waste includes; leachates, ground water, surface water and effluents generated by other treatment measures. Liquid wastes vary considerable depending on the type of activity generating them; waste from the oil industry contains oily substances and hydrocarbons while galvanic industries generate heavy metals. Ground water may be contaminated from fuel storage, chemical leakage, fuel spills, underground pipeline failures, runoff of chemical preservatives, uncontrolled disposal of HTW materials and other sources. Contaminants include chlorinated, aromatic or polycyclic hydrocarbons, solvents, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide or heavy metals.

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: C184
CEU Course Title:      Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP)
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: The use of Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) has been practiced since 1974 in Nevada and Texas. With the sponsorship of the Federal Highway Administration more than 40 states performed RAP demonstration projects between 1976 and 1982.

Though it has been used for decades reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) is still considered to be in its early stages of development and use. This 3 hour online course will explore the various uses of RAP such as asphaltic concrete, base and subbase material as well as embankment and fill material. The material properties will be discussed such as shear strength, density, and compaction to name a few.

This course will provide the reader with the knowledge to use RAP on their next project. The course materials are based solely on the website of the FHWA’s Turner – Fairbank Highway Research Center and their RAP web pages. 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: C185
CEU Course Title:      Chemical Treatment of Liquid Waste Streams
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides general guidelines for treating industrial and hazardous liquid waste streams by chemical and physical chemical processes. The guidelines assist in the selection of remedial actions for treating hazardous and toxic waste (HTW) contaminants. The methods include precipitation, flocculation, sedimentation, neutralization, oil-water separation, reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration. The basis for selecting a treatment method, criteria for optimum performance, advantages and disadvantages are presented for consideration. Remedial actions performed at a contaminated site must comply with federal and state regulations.

Treatment of liquid waste renders such waste and any residues left from treatment methods non-hazardous and safer to dispose of, to transport or to store. Liquid waste includes; leachates, ground water, surface water, industrial discharges, city street runoff, mining activities and effluents generated by landfills and other treatment measures. Liquid wastes vary considerable depending on the type of activity generating them; waste from the oil industry contains oily substances and hydrocarbons while galvanic industries generate heavy metals. Ground water may be contaminated from fuel storage, chemical leakage, fuel spills, underground pipeline failures, runoff of chemical preservatives, uncontrolled disposal of HTW materials and other sources. Contaminants include chlorinated, aromatic or polycyclic hydrocarbons, solvents, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide or heavy metals.

There are many treatment methods, which function by various chemical and physical means or in combinations. All methods are sensitive to heavy metals, oil and grease by varying degrees. Methods such as ultrafiltration can handle suspended solids better than other methods such as reverse osmosis. Physical processes treat suspended solids either by allowing them to settle out (sedimentation) or to float to the top naturally. Or the process may use stirring or agitating actions to cause particles to contact each other and stick together without or with chemical additives (flocculation). Chemical flocculants produce larger particles. Particle flotation can be aided with dissolved air under pressure or under vacuum conditions (dissolved air flotation). Chemical processes include precipitation, flocculation, neutralization and solidification. Membrane processes include reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration and other filtration 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: C186
CEU Course Title:      Gravel Roads Design and Maintenance
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $145
PDH Course Description: Did you know that more than 50% of all the roads in the US and more than 90% of all the roads in the world are unpaved? This course presents information on the gravel roads maintenance and design for the benefit of engineers, contractors, planners, managers, and grader operators. The contents cover routine maintenance and rehabilitation, drainage, surface gravel, dust control/stabilization and innovations. The course materials are based entirely on the Federal Highway Administration publication: Gravel Roads Maintenance and Design Manual. 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: C186T
CEU Course Title:      Gravel Roads Design and Maintenance (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $145
PDH Course Description: Did you know that more than 50% of all the roads in the US and more than 90% of all the roads in the world are unpaved? This course presents information on the gravel roads maintenance and design for the benefit of engineers, contractors, planners, managers, and grader operators. The contents cover routine maintenance and rehabilitation, drainage, surface gravel, dust control/stabilization and innovations. The course materials are based entirely on the Federal Highway Administration publication: Gravel Roads Maintenance and Design Manual. 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: C187
CEU Course Title:      Guidelines for Streambank 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides general guidelines and practices for protecting streambanks from erosion and correcting erosion problems. The nature of streams, erosion and bank failure processes and methods for reducing damages to the streambed and bank is discussed. The course covers vegetative stabilization and structural methods including riprap, gabions, checkdams and bulkheads. Control of surface water is also necessary to prevent sheet and rill erosion of streambank slopes. Typical methods used to manage over bank flows including earth berms, diversion ditches and terraces as well as vegetation are also discussed. The emphasis of the course is on natural streams and creeks. Navigation channels are not considered but some of the measures considered here for streambank protection are appropriate for larger waterways. State or Federal permit approval is required.

The student will become familiar with methods and techniques used to protect streambanks from erosion and overbank drainage in order to reduce soil erosion and runoff into downstream waterways. The student will better understand the application of interception and diversion methods such as ditches, berms and benches. The student will also become familiar with the nature of streams and factors causing streambank erosion and failure. Basic guidance in the selection of the most appropriate method to use and the advantages and disadvantages 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: C188
CEU Course Title:      Soil Erosion and Sediment Control
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides general guidelines and practices to manage stormwater and erosion and sediment control (ESC) at construction sites and urban areas. The methods and techniques discussed cover surface stabilization, runoff and sediment control and stormwater protection management. The goal is to reduce erosion and runoff of sediments and pollutants onto downslope land and streams or lakes. Ground water and surface water can convey contaminants such as volatiles, soluble organics, corrosive acids and alkalis. The student will better understand the application of diversion methods such as ditches, berms, down pipes, flumes, terraces and benches and sediment and detention basins. Practices for surface stabilization are discussed and include synthetic membranes, vegetation, land grading and soil bioengineering for slope protection.

Basic guidance in the selection of the most appropriate practice to use and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. A diagram displaying a matrix for guidance in selecting erosion and sediment control practices in developing areas is presented. Remedial actions and activities performed at construction sites must comply with federal, state and local regulations in order to protect public health, environment and water quality.

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: C189
CEU Course Title:      Solidification/Stabilization Treatment Methods
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides basic info about Solidification/Stabilization (S/S) treatments widely used to remediate hazardous and toxic waste sites. Factors to consider for the selection of S/S treatment methods are discussed in this course. Required testing, sampling and optimization are also discussed. Remedial actions performed at a contaminated site must comply with federal, state and local regulations in order to remove any threat to human health, welfare or to the environment. S/S can be used to remediate contaminated soils and sludge prior to final disposal and reduce the land needed for disposal as for traditional 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: C190
CEU Course Title:      Environmental Awareness: Introduction to Green House Gas Sources, Impacts, and Control
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides basic information on the chemicals considered to be Green House Gases, the source of these emissions, relative emission quantities from all sectors, and how these estimates are developed. Green House Gases and Global Warming are issues regularly discussed in the news and important factors in the US economy.

The student will become familiar with the sources of Green House Gas emissions and the relative quantity from these sources in the US. The student also will become aware of the US inventory methods. The information in this course will assist the student in assessing how and why Green House Gases are important for the engineer.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C191
CEU Course Title:      Environmental Action: Estimating Green House Gas Emissions from Manufacturing
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides the understanding and basic skill required for engineers within the manufacturing sector to estimate Green House Gas emissions from one or more manufacturing facilities. The course will also be of interest to engineers desiring a better understanding of Green House Gas emission estimating. The student will be introduced to reasons why Green House Gas emissions are measured and will be presented a method for estimating these emissions at a manufacturing facility. Data and references are furnished to assist in calculations of Green House Gas emissions at manufacturing facilities and methods are presented for monitoring emissions over time. At the completion of this course, the student should have sufficient understanding of Green House Emissions to incorporate this concept into new project planning and to effectively communicate results to managers, employees, and the interested community.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C192
CEU Course Title:      Subsurface Barriers for Contaminated Sites
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides general guidelines and methods for the control of contaminated ground water plumes at uncontrolled hazardous and toxic waste (HTW) sites. The methods discussed include subsurface vertical barrier wall systems such as slurry trench cutoff walls, grout curtains, membrane and synthetic sheet curtains, sheet pile cutoff walls, vibratory beam walls, permeable reactive barriers and deep soil mixing. Remedial actions performed at a contaminated site must comply with federal and state regulations.

For any remediation project it must be determined whether cleanup or containment will be the best action. If containment actions are chosen, groundwater pumping and groundwater barriers are used to cleanup the contaminants and to prevent off-site migration of contaminants. Remedial actions consist of site control and on site treatment. A waste site must be investigated for a wide range of conditions, including ground water levels, surface drainage and subsurface ground conditions; including contaminated ground water plumes in three dimensions.

The advantages and disadvantages of various groundwater barrier methods are compared. The treatment methods present certain risks to the public health and environment that must be considered. Considerations for utilizing a treatment method include energy use, maintenance costs, requirements for excavation and adequate treatment performance. Environmental risks include mismanagement of surface and groundwater drainage and incomplete treatment. Leachates and migration of contaminants can contaminate subsoil, groundwater, water wells and nearby surface water unless properly managed.

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: C193
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Bioretention
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Bioretention is a low impact development technique designed to enhance water quality and to mimic pre-developed hydrologic conditions. This online course provides an introduction to the integrated management practice of bioretention. The course content is based on the Prince George’s County Maryland publication The Bioretention Manual Chapter 1, 2002 (31 pages). This publication introduces the goals and benefits of bioretention, teaches about the biological processes and cycles involved, introduces the reader to sizing criteria, and introduces the reader to different bioretention area types and design themes. 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: C194
CEU Course Title:      Design of Bioretention 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: Bioretention is a low impact development technique designed to enhance water quality and to mimic pre-developed hydrologic conditions. This online course provides guidance for the design of the integrated management practice of bioretention. The course content is based on the Prince George’s County Maryland publication The Bioretention Manual Chapter 2, 2002 (60 pages). This publication provides a background on the siting, sizing, and design criteria of bioretention. 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: C195
CEU Course Title:      Ground Improvement Methods - Grouting
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three hour online course discusses guidelines and criteria for improving ground conditions by chemical and particulate grout injections. Grouting methods include permeation, compaction, slurry, jet grouting, deep soil mixing and mini-piles. Grouting can be used to modify soil properties in order to improve performance for slope stability, bearing capacity, seepage instability, groundwater control during construction, excavations in tight places, tunneling and to create subsurface groundwater barriers. Grouting can be used to stabilize sub-grade soil ranging from expansive clays to granular materials. A wide selection of processes and materials are available for the engineer. The course will describe the grouting methods and types of grouts used, suitability for the ground problems and degree of improvement attainable for different soils.

The primary uses for grouting ground formations are to: a) increase the strength and bearing capacity or the soil stability, b) reduce seepage and control groundwater during construction, c) form groundwater barriers and d) rehabilitate or reinforce structures. This course should be a guide for determining the types of grout and methods to use for improving a subgrade soil. The advantages and disadvantages of the commonly used grouts and additives are discussed along with various methods for application.

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: C196
CEU Course Title:      Stormwater Control Practices
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides general guidelines and practices to control stormwater runoff and sediment at construction sites and urban areas. The methods and techniques discussed include sedimentation basins, detention basins and also constructed wetlands and combinations of these systems. Other stormwater management and protection practices are briefly described. Remedial actions and activities performed at construction sites must comply with federal, state and local regulations to protect water quality.

The stormwater control practices described in this course are keyed to the detention of runoff and the deposition or trapping of sediment. If the containment could retain all runoff the efficiency would be 100%. Retention of runoff is impractical and would not be feasible and prohibitively expensive considering the required acquisition of land and the loss of future development. Detention practices serve to reduce the frequency of erosive downstream flooding and to trap the sediment and contaminants or nutrients carried by the runoff. Water is discharged at a controlled non-erosive rate and suspended particles are allowed to settle in the basin.

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: C197
CEU Course Title:      Wetland Development
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides general guidelines and practices for the development of wetland habitat areas by dredging and the construction of stormwater wetlands for stormwater runoff and sediment control at construction sites and urban areas. The course provides an overview for planning, design and utilization of dredged material as an alternative method for beneficial dredge disposal. Wetland creation with dredged material often consists of filling, raising and protecting areas that are periodically or permanently submerged. Remedial actions and activities performed at construction sites must comply with federal, state and local regulations to protect water quality.

The student will understand the procedures for planning and developing feasible areas for wetlands and marches with dredged material, the benefits and disadvantages. Design factors including dredge material, weirs, shape and size and siting of dredged material wetlands are discussed. The student will also become familiar the techniques of constructed wetlands to manage stormwater drainage at construction sites and developed areas. The purpose is to reduce erosion, water ponding and runoff of sediments and pollutants onto down gradient land and downstream water or streams since groundwater and surface water may be contaminated with volatiles, soluble organics, corrosive acids and alkalis.

Wetlands have many names – freshwater and saltwater marches, bogs, sloughs, swamps, bottom lands. They are in-between places, which lie between large bodies of water, coastal areas, lakes and streams and dry land. They are defined as areas inundated by surface or ground water at frequencies and duration that support vegetation adapted to saturated soil conditions. Although all wetlands are not “wet” all year, drier wetlands have significant functions. The type of dredged material will determine the suitability for wetland creation. Course or fine-grained materials may be used for their creation and will determine the need for containment dikes. It should be noted dredged material contaminants usually fall within the acceptable limits, which will allow it to be used as fill material for wetland and environmental 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: C198
CEU Course Title:      All About Watermains - An Insiders View
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: Written by an engineer who has designed watermain projects, managed their construction for a municipality and actually constructed them for a contracting firm. This course looks at everything from a brief history on watermains, to watermain materials and nomenclature to the actual process of constructing a watermain. Filled with personal insight and first hand knowledge about what it takes to get a watermain onto paper and put it into service. This course is essential for any engineer to gain a greater understanding about how water gets from it’s source to your faucet.

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: C201
CEU Course Title:      Stormwater Drainage Design for Parking Lots
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $75
PDH Course Description: Parking lots can be seen almost everywhere, from shopping centers to office buildings to schools. Stormwater drainage design is an integral component in the design of parking lots. This course covers the basics of designing an adequate storm drainage system for a parking lot. Design methods are presented for evaluating rainfall and runoff magnitude, pavement drainage, gutter flow and drainage inlets. Concept for the design of detention/retention facilities is also discussed. Several examples are presented to illustrate the detailed procedures for designing storm drainage system of a parking lot. The basic principles discussed in this course can be applied not only to parking lots, but to parking decks, paved streets and highways 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: C201T
CEU Course Title:      Stormwater Drainage Design for Parking Lots (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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $75
PDH Course Description: Parking lots can be seen almost everywhere, from shopping centers to office buildings to schools. Stormwater drainage design is an integral component in the design of parking lots. This course covers the basics of designing an adequate storm drainage system for a parking lot. Design methods are presented for evaluating rainfall and runoff magnitude, pavement drainage, gutter flow and drainage inlets. Concept for the design of detention/retention facilities is also discussed. Several examples are presented to illustrate the detailed procedures for designing storm drainage system of a parking lot. The basic principles discussed in this course can be applied not only to parking lots, but to parking decks, paved streets and highways 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: C202
CEU Course Title:      2010 ADA 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $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: C203
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $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 S158 "2010 ADA 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: C204
CEU Course Title:      Protective Coastal Beaches and Dredging
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides general guidelines and practices for the development and construction of beaches and dunes for the protection of coastal lowlands and restoration of eroded beaches. The course provides an overview for planning and utilization of dredged material as an alternative method for beneficial dredge disposal. Beach and dune creation with dredged material consists of filling, raising and protecting areas that are subject to wave attack and periodically or permanently submerged. Remedial actions and activities performed at the construction sites must comply with federal, state and local regulations to protect water quality, fish and animal habitat.

The student will understand the procedures for planning, developing and restoring beaches and dunes with dredged material and the benefits and disadvantages. Design factors including types of dredge material and equipment selection, timing of material placement and methods for placement are discussed. The student will also become familiar with the techniques used to construct beaches for wildlife habitat and measures to avoid adverse 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: C205
CEU Course Title:      O & M of Dredge Containment
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides general guidelines and practices for the planning and operation and management of confined dredged material disposal areas. Containment area dikes, effluent weirs and inflow inlets are discussed. While the selection of dredging equipment is important for efficiency and economy in dredging, selection, location, operation and management is of equal or greater importance in determining viability and service life of a project. Consideration must be given to the compatibility of the containment for future land disposal or development. Construction and remedial activities performed at the construction sites must comply with federal, state and local regulations to protect water quality, fish and animal habitat.

The student will understand the procedures for planning and operation and maintenance of confined disposal areas for dredge material and the associated benefits and limitations. Design factors include types of dredge material, shape, size, weirs, and inflow inlets of containment areas. Timing of dredge material placement and methods for placement are discussed. The student will also become familiar with the management of dredge flow into and from containment areas by adjusting the weirs, outlets, interior dikes and containment cell arrangements to improve settlement.

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: C206
CEU Course Title:      Metal Corrosion - Causes and Types
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This one-hour online course discusses the causes and types of metal corrosion and methods available to mitigate corrosion. Proper handling and connections of metal can avoid the conditions that tend to promote corrosion. Basic methods used to mitigate corrosion such as design considerations, cathodic protection, protective coatings and inhibitors are briefly discussed. Repair and rehabilitation of corroded surfaces are not discussed here.

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: C207
CEU Course Title:      Potential Impact of Exempt Vehicles on HOV Lanes
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes are used by many carpools, buses, etc. in order to make the flow of traffic more efficient. Buses were the first vehicles to travel on the HOV lanes, later 2 people and 3 people carpools were added as the minimum occupancy of vehicles that can operate in the HOV lanes. Maximizing the occupancy of vehicles would in turn minimize the numbers of vehicles operating on the highway at a given time resulting in lower vehicle emissions.

There are however exempt vehicles that can operate in the HOV lanes without meeting the minimum occupancy requirements. Those vehicles would include, Inherently Low-Emission Vehicles (ILEV), law enforcement vehicles, emergency vehicles, environmentally friendly vehicles, and designated public transportation vehicles.

This 3 hour course will examine the use of HOV lanes by exempt vehicles. It will provide useful information to ascertain the impact of exempt vehicles on the efficiency of HOV lanes, which are meant mainly to be used by high occupancy vehicles.

This course is to read by anyone with an interest in HOV lanes, traffic engineering transportation engineering, air pollution, environmental engineering or anyone wanting to know a brief history of HOV lanes and how they operate. After reading this course the student will know which exempt vehicles can be operated in the HOV lane with only one occupant. This information may be essential to future vehicles purchases by the reader.

The course materials are based solely on the technical report “Potential Impact of Exempt Vehicles on HOV Lanes” as found on the website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 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: C208
CEU Course Title:      Indoor Air Quality - Home
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides general guidelines and measures to take for the improvement of indoor air quality in the home. The topics cover the causes of indoor air quality problems, sources and types of air pollutants, ventilation, air exchanges and outdoor air entry. This course covers how to improve the air quality and how to identify and measure pollutants. Source-specific pollutants including radon, tobacco smoke, stoves, fireplaces, pesticides, asbestos, related health effects and ways to reduce exposure are discussed. Office air quality and considerations for new home constructions are briefly discussed. The course covers many links and references to informative sources covered in the text topics.

There are many regulations for air quality but most pertain to outdoor air quality and the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere. Until now indoor air quality standards could not be easily developed because monitoring devises were not available for accurate measurements. Indoor air quality is a complex problem which is hard to target because of ever changing types and levels of pollution and a key factor is the occupant’s susceptibility and perception of indoor conditions. Factors affecting IAQ are pollutant sources, operation and maintenance of ventilation systems, moisture and humidity. IAQ is basically controlled by the following measures:

1. Manage the sources of pollutants by removal or protect the occupants with physical barriers.

2. Ventilate the building with proper rates of air exchange.

3. Clean the air and remove pollutants with filtration.

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: C209
CEU Course Title:      Indoor Air Quality - Buildings
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides general guidelines and measures to take for the improvement of indoor air quality in offices and other commercial buildings. The topics covered include the causes of indoor air quality problems, sources and types of air pollutants, ventilation and air exchange rates and outdoor air supply. The course presents methods to improve the air quality and how to identify and measure air pollutants. Source-specific pollutants including radon, tobacco smoke, stoves, fireplaces, pesticides, asbestos, related health effects and ways to reduce exposure are discussed. The course covers many links and references to informative sources covered in the text topics.

It has been estimated that people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors at home, office, schools, stores or other buildings. This has become a serious health problem since indoor pollution may be worse than outdoor air pollution and some people including the young, elderly and those afflicted with respiratory diseases are especially susceptible to indoor air quality problems. OSHA estimated 30% of Americans work in buildings with air pollution. Asthma attacks are often triggered by dust, pollen or animal dander and estimated as the forth-leading cause of work absenteeism.

The student will become familiar with the causes, health risks and suitable actions to take for indoor air problems at an office and other commercial buildings. How IAQ problems are identified, pollution levels are measured, basic methods for improving IAQ by controlling the sources of pollutants and ventilation and air cleaning are discussed. The student will consider the sources of office air pollution and review IAQ measures to take. Reference sources are provided for additional information pertaining to indoor air pollution problems, health effects linked to pollution sources and appropriate steps to reduce exposure of occupants.

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: C213
CEU Course Title:      Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Auditing
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: The US Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental auditing as a “systematic, documented, periodic and objective review by a regulated entity of facility operations and practices related to meeting environmental requirements.” There are currently three types of auditing that is practiced throughout the industry: Regulatory compliance audits, property transfer assessments (also called due diligence reviews or Phase I audits) and environmental management system audits under the ISO 14001 standard. This course provides an introduction to each of these three types. This course will not qualify the student as a lead auditor training under the ISO 14001 standard, but will provide most of the information required to take the lead auditor test.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C214
CEU Course Title:      Environmental Management SystemABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3808
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in its 14001 standard defines an environmental management system (EMS) auditing as a set of policies, procedures and work instructions to reduce the impact of a facility’s operations upon the environment. This course utilizes the document “Achieving Environmental Excellence: An Environmental Management System (EMS) Handbook for Wastewater Utilities” published by the US EPA as the basic text for developing and implementing an EMS. This course will not qualify the student as a lead auditor training under the ISO 14001 standard, but will provide most of the information required to take the lead auditor test.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C214V
CEU Course Title:      Environmental Management System (Video 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in its 14001 standard defines an environmental management system (EMS) auditing as a set of policies, procedures and work instructions to reduce the impact of a facility’s operations upon the environment. This course utilizes the document “Achieving Environmental Excellence: An Environmental Management System (EMS) Handbook for Wastewater Utilities” published by the US EPA as the basic text for developing and implementing an EMS. This course will not qualify the student as a lead auditor training under the ISO 14001 standard, but will provide most of the information required to take the lead auditor test.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C214W
CEU Course Title:      Environmental Management System (Live Webinar)PE, ABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3808
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $440
PDH Course Description: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in its 14001 standard defines an environmental management system (EMS) auditing as a set of policies, procedures and work instructions to reduce the impact of a facility’s operations upon the environment. This course utilizes the document “Achieving Environmental Excellence: An Environmental Management System (EMS) Handbook for Wastewater Utilities” published by the US EPA as the basic text for developing and implementing an EMS. This course will not qualify the student as a lead auditor training under the ISO 14001 standard, but will provide most of the information required to take the lead auditor test.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: C215
CEU Course Title:      Indoor Mold Sampling
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides guidelines for indoor mold sampling by surface and air methods. The topics covered include the sources of indoor mold problems and when sampling and testing a building for mold is necessary. The course considers methods to identify and locate mold sources, the effects on health, and ways to avoid mold growth. The course covers several links and references to informative sources covered in the text topics.

The most important ingredient for mold growth is moisture or water. Indoor mold needs a nutrient and organic material to grow. It will grow on wood, insulation and dirt when moisture is present. Since moisture is necessary, typical places to investigate in a building are leaky roofs and plumbing, leaks into the building from cracks, gutters or poorly designed exterior drainage. Because mold doesn’t need daylight, hidden mold is a serious source of contamination and locations conductive to growth must be considered. A building having visible mold, water damage, or moldy odors should be assessed without delay. Sources of water or leaking water should be stopped and repairs made to deter mold growth after a building is cleaned up. The goal of the course is to understand importance of visual inspections and the options for mold sampling.

The student will become familiar with the causes of mold, its health risks, and suitable actions to take for indoor mold problems. Basic methods for improving indoor air quality and controlling sources of mold growth caused by water and moisture problems are discussed. The student will consider the methods of mold sampling and the importance of thorough visual inspections. Reference sources are provided for information pertaining to indoor mold problems and appropriate steps for reducing the exposure to occupants.

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: C216
CEU Course Title:      Mold Remediation in the Workplace-OSHA Guide
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides guidelines for the procedures and measures taken for the mold remediation of offices and commercial buildings. The topics covered in the text include the causes of indoor mold problems, sources and types of mold, guidelines for cleanup of buildings having or not having mold growth and how to determine if the mold remediation and cleanup has been finished successfully. The course presents methods and recommendations to identify and measure sources of mold; mold growth related health effects, ways to reduce exposure and methods for mold prevention. The course covers many links and references to informative sources and resources covered in the text topics.

It has been estimated that people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors at home, office, schools, stores or other commercial buildings. Since molds can be found anywhere it has become a serious health problem since indoor air quality may be poorer than outdoor air quality. Some people including the young, elderly, those afflicted with respiratory diseases and those with reduced immunity systems are especially susceptible to indoor mold. OSHA estimated 30% of Americans work in buildings, which have some type of air pollution. Asthma attacks are often triggered by mold or mold-laden dust and estimated as the forth-leading cause of work absenteeism.

The student will become familiar with the causes of mold, health risks and which people are more susceptible and suitable actions to take for indoor mold problems. Information is provided on how mold problems are identified and the pollution levels are evaluated and the basic methods for improving indoor air by controlling the sources of water, moisture and ventilation are discussed. The student will consider the principles of mold sampling and requirements for taking samples. Reference sources are provided for additional information pertaining to indoor air problems, health effects linked to the mold sources and appropriate steps for reducing the exposure to occupants and remediators.

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: C217
CEU Course Title:      Design of Radon Resistant Residential Structures
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas, which is found in all homes in varying amounts depending on the locality. Radon levels are measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L) where a picocurie is a measure of radioactivity. The national average level within homes is about 1.3 (pCi/L). Smokers who have high radon levels in their homes are at an especially high risk for getting radon-induced lung cancer. Not everyone who is exposed to elevated levels of radon gas will develop lunge cancer, but your risk of getting radon-induced lunge cancer increases as your exposure to radon gas increases.

This course will introduce a step-by-step design procedure on how to build radon resistant residential structures. By specifying various inexpensive construction methods and procedures during construction radon levels can be effectively reduced. A very basic radon reduction system can reduce radon levels as much as 50%; the same system can be easily upgraded to provide additional radon level reduction.

This course is based entirely on the EPA publication EPA /402-K-01-002 Building Radon Out A Step by Step Guide on How to Build Radon-Resistant Homes. 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: C218
CEU Course Title:      Reduction of Radon Levels in Schools and Other Large 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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas in ambient air. It can also accumulate in varying amounts in enclosed buildings. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of lung cancer deaths each year. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. today. Our increased understanding of the risks posed by indoor radon has underscored the need for construction techniques that prevent exposure to radon in residential and non-residential buildings. The Indoor Radon Abatement Act of 1988 states, “The national long-term goal of the United States with respect to radon levels in buildings is that the air within buildings should be as free of radon as the ambient air outside the building.”

Specific guidelines on how to incorporate radon prevention features in the design and construction of schools and other large buildings are detailed in this course. This course is intended to address this goal in the new construction of schools and other large buildings and will provide the required design information to implement reduced radon levels at the design stage. Most of the radon prevention techniques covered in this course can also be applied to existing buildings, but installation will cost more than if these techniques were installed during initial construction.

This course is based entirely on the EPA publication EPAl625/R-921016 Radon Prevention in the Design and Construction of Schools and Other Large Buildings-Third Printing with Addendum. 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: C219
CEU Course Title:      Prevention of Coastal Erosion
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This course was specifically designed to introduce the basic design concepts behind various coastal erosion defense schemes. Coastal structures are used in coastal defense schemes with the objective of preventing shoreline erosion and flooding of the adjacent coastal areas. Other objectives include sheltering of harbor basins and harbor entrances against waves, stabilization of navigation channels at inlets, and protection of water intakes and outfalls. An overview of the various types of coastal structures and their application is covered in detail within this course.

Coastal property valued at millions of dollars per acre can be washed away during a single coastal event, and millions of dollars are spent every year trying to prevent coastal damage in areas all over the world. This course will introduce you to many of the coastal structures, which have been developed to prevent erosion, flooding, and loss of beaches.

This course is based entirely on the Chapter 2 TYPES AND FUNCTIONS OF COASTAL STRUCTURES from the Coastal Engineering Manual - EM 1110-2-1100. 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: C220
CEU Course Title:      Assessing the Vulnerability at Coastal Sites
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
PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: In coastal areas, proper siting and design require an accurate assessment of the vulnerability of any proposed structure or building site, including the nature and extent of coastal hazards. Failure to properly identify and design against coastal hazards can lead to severe consequences, causing building damage or destruction.

This course discusses the following topics:

  • Hazard identification and risk assessment for natural hazards that can affect coastal construction
  • Hazard mapping procedures used by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and by various states and communities


  • Additional details on hazard identification and risk assessment issues can be found in a number of references. One of the most comprehensive is a recent report, Multi-Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment, produced by FEMA (1997b).

    This course is based entirely on the Chapter 7, Identifying Hazards of the FEMA Publication Coastal Construction Manual (FEMA-55). 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 subject document in its entirety.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: C221
    CEU Course Title:      Historic Review of Coastal 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course will review in detail the ancient and modern day Coastal Engineering developments. The basic concepts learned thousands of years ago still apply to today’s engineering principles and practices.

    The history of coastal engineering reaches back over five thousand years to the ancient world bordering the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf. Coastal engineering, as it relates to harbors, starts with the development of maritime traffic, perhaps before 3500 BC.

    Recently, archaeologists, using modern survey techniques, excavations, and old documents have revealed some of the sophisticated engineering in these old harbors. Technically interesting features have shown up and are now reappearing in modern port designs. Common to most ancient ports was a well planned and effectively located seawall or breakwater for protection and a quay or mole for loading vessels, features frequently included in modern ports.

    In England, coastal engineering works date back to the Romans, who recognized the danger of floods and sea inundation of low-lying lands.

    The origins of the USACE date to June of 1775, at the beginning of the American War of Independence, when the Second Continental Congress authorized General Washington to assign a “chief engineer” for the “grand army”.

    This course is based entirely on Chapter 3 History of Coastal Engineering of “The Coastal Engineering Manual “-EM 1110-2-1100. 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: C222
    CEU Course Title:      Germicidal Treatment of Wastewater Effluent - Eliminate TRC Concerns
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: If you are involved with wastewater treatment and you wish to become familiar with dechlorination procedures and UV treatment or you are concerned about reduction of (Total Residual Chlorine) TRC levels, this course will provide you with basic information you will need.

    Chlorination has been widely used as a germicidal agent in the final treatment of wastewater, since the passage of the 1972 Federal Water Pollution Act-FWPA. Recent changes in regulations are mandating reduced chlorine levels in wastewater outflows since studies have indicated that chlorine can be toxic to aquatic life and harmful to the shellfish industry.

    This course will also introduce the student to UV disinfection as an alternative, which will totally eliminate the use of chlorine and all concerns about the (Total Residual Chlorine) TRC levels. This course will also introduce the student to the optional dechlorination process, which will chemically remove total dissolved chlorine from wastewater before it enters the outflow pipe.

    This course is based entirely on the following (2) two EPA documents entitled: “Wastewater Technology Fact Sheet -Ultraviolet Disinfection” Publication - EPA 832-F-99-064 and “Wastewater Technology Fact- Dechlorination” Publication- EPA 832-F-00-022. 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 (2) documents in their entirety.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: C223
    CEU Course Title:      Low Cost Options for Shore Protection
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $269
    PDH Course Description: The purpose of this eleven- hour course is to familiarize engineers with various established methods of low cost shore protection. It is written for the individual who is knowledgeable in general civil engineering design and construction, but not a specialist in coastal engineering or shoreline protection.

    In distinguishing between low cost and cheap, one should remember that practically any method of shore protection, if properly implemented, is expensive. Significant investments are required to achieve the durability needed to resist even small waves. Low cost simply means that the various measures are commensurate with the value of individual residential or commercial properties. The total cost of implementation will vary with the different alternatives, but in all cases, there should be a suitable (and affordable) range of solutions.

    The methods described in this course are usually appropriate for use only in sheltered waters. That is, they are generally not intended for open coast sites where they would be exposed to the undiminished attack of large oceanic waves. Use of most of these structures in such areas is definitely not recommended and entails a considerable risk of failure.

    This course is based entirely on “LOW COST SHORE PROTECTION ... A Guide for Engineers and Contractors” a publication provided by the US Army Corps of Engineers. 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: C224
    CEU Course Title:      Reducing Lead Hazards during Renovation
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: The purpose of this course is to help reduce lead exposure when conducting home renovation and remodeling activities.

    This course provides step-by-step instructions and illustrations, which explain and show what you need to do to protect you and your clients if you are working in older housing that could contain lead paint. The listed procedures will reduce the amount of lead dust inhaled and explain how to clean up lead dust once the project is completed.

    Most homes built before 1978 contain some lead-based paint. Lead- based paint is more common and was used more extensively in homes built before 1950. This course will alert you to the hazards involved in handling lead-based painted surfaces and will provide useful methods you can use to reduce or eliminate exposures to lead.

    Note:
    This course is not intended for use as a guide for lead-based paint abatement procedures. Unlike remodeling and renovation activities, abatement is a process used only to address lead-based paint hazards. EPA has promulgated regulations for certification and training of professionals engaged in lead abatement.

    This course is based entirely on “Reducing Lead Hazards When Remodeling your Home” EPA publication - EPA 747-K-97-001. 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: C225
    CEU Course Title:      Excavation Hazard Recognition- OSHA Standards
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides general guidelines for recognizing the potential hazards of excavation and trenching operations and measures to prevent or reduce exposure to the hazards. Course topics include the OSHA standards for safety in excavation, the importance of excavation preplanning and the kinds of excavation that do not apply. The text discusses selection of systems used to protect against cave-ins and other hazards of excavation such as falling debris, open excavation falls and hazardous atmospheres. Primary soil types, basic soil mechanics and other contributing factors such as the water table and its affect on excavation stability are discussed. Safe installation and removal of protective systems, access and egress requirements and site inspections are presented.

    Factors, which affect the stability of excavations, include the types of soil, depth of cut, slope of cut, subsidence of soil and surcharges. Using maximum allowable slopes and/or benching and shoring or shielding systems provides protection from cave-ins and other open excavation hazards. OSHA standards categorize soils according to their overall composition, appearance and the presence of any cracks, fissures or seepage water. Spoil material from an excavation must be properly placed in order to maintain excavation stability. The weight of spoil material can cause cave-ins or fall onto workers in an excavation.

    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: C226
    CEU Course Title:      Design and Construction of Earth and Rock Fill Dams
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: This six hour online course will explain the basic system components and site requirements for the design and construction of earth and rock fill dams. This course presents fundamental principles underlying the design and construction of earth and rock-fill dams. The general principles presented herein are also applicable to the design and construction of earth levees. The objective of this course is to present guidance on the design, construction, and performance monitoring of and modifications to embankment dams. The design and construction of earth and rock-fill dams are complex because of the nature of the varying foundation conditions and range of properties of the materials available for use in the embankment.

    The increased development and expansion of the population in the Nation’s watersheds have created a definite need to develop additional water supply. In many areas the existing national infrastructure can not meet these needs. The increase in urban development has also had a negative impact on water quality. The public is asking that preservation of the environment be an equal goal with the economic benefits of water resources projects. Since the current infrastructure is not meeting public needs, this situation is placing lives, livelihood, and property at risk. Several options are available to provide the additional quantity of water. The simplest and most cost-effective method to obtain the quantities needed is to add additional storage at existing dams.

    This course is based entirely on General Design and Construction Considerations for Earth and Rock-Fill Dams Publication number - EM 1110 2300, July 2004 published by the US Army Corps of Engineers. 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: C227
    CEU Course Title:      Indoor Mold and Moisture Basics
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides guidance on the basics of mold growth in buildings and the sources and typical conditions that cause mold problems. The course discusses how vapor pressure and surface temperatures interact to cause mold, discusses the relationship between temperature, relative humidity and moisture and shows their combined influences with an ASHREA psychometric chart. The course presents methods to identify sources of mold; mold related health effects, ways to avoid mold growth and reduce exposure to mold and how various building wall cavities can be protected. The course has references to informative sources in the text topics.

    Mold may be indicated on room surfaces but may also be growing inside wall and ceiling cavities. Any moisture migrating from the inside and into the wall or ceiling during the heating season may condense someplace inside the walls where dewpoint temperatures are reached and cause mold problems. In some cases condensation may be severe enough to also cause certain types of wall insulation to collapse and settle inside wall cavities. This is usually caused from poorly insulated exterior walls and windows.

    Moisture is transported in a building in four ways. The first way includes bulk types that include rainwater and ground water and the second is by capillary actions such as concrete floor slabs. Measures to control the first two are relatively easy and straightforward. The latter two, air transported and vapor diffusion, are far more difficult to control.

    Air transported moisture is a very destructive mechanism. Air transported moisture may be a bigger problem than vapor diffusion because diffusion is a slow process and does not contribute the vast amount of moisture as air transported. Air often has a considerable amount of moisture in a vapor form and as it moves from inside to outside or outside to inside in a building the vapor moves along with it. Air movement is caused by air pressure differences and depends on whether it’s the heating or cooling season time of year. If a surface within the wall or ceiling cavity is below the dew point temperature, condensation will form, mold will grow and insulation and structural damages may occur from repeated cycles.

    Vapor diffusion depends on the differences in vapor pressure across materials, on their permeability and usually goes from higher to lower pressures. All materials are vapor permeable to a degree. Diffusion has less of an effect than air transported moisture; failure of a building envelope from vapor diffusion is rare. Paint with a low permeability can help to retard vapor diffusion.

    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: C228
    CEU Course Title:      Environmental Information About YOUR Facility
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, some state environmental regulatory agencies, and other organizations have established Internet-accessible databases that make environmental information about companies and individual facilities and environmental conditions of communities readily available to the general public. This two-hour course will show you how to access information from some of these data sources, describe what information they present, and describe how to submit requests for corrections.

    To get the most out of this class, attendees should have Internet access as they review the material. Visiting the websites discussed is important to gaining a full understanding. Besides providing useful information, this course is set-up in a hands-on manner. You will be asked to gather information about a facility of your choice from some of these databases. If you apply this to your facility, then you will have more insight into what information the press, non-governmental organizations, and your neighbors can easily access.

    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: C229
    CEU Course Title:      Air and Vapor Barrier 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides guidance on the basics of moisture and condensation problems in buildings and the typical causes. The course discusses how vapor pressure and surface temperatures interact to cause condensation, discusses the relationship between temperature, relative humidity and moisture and shows their combined influences with an ASHREA psychometric chart. The course presents ways to identify the sources of moisture, mold related health effects and how various building wall cavities can protect against condensation. Sources for additional information on the course topics are provided.

    Air transported moisture is a very destructive mechanism. It is a bigger problem than vapor diffusion because diffusion, a slow process, does not contribute the vast amount of moisture that is air transported. Air often has a considerable amount of moisture in vapor form and as it moves from inside to outside or outside to inside in a building the vapor moves along with it. Air movement is caused by air pressure differences from wind or stack effects on the building and also depends on whether it’s the heating or cooling season time of year. If a surface within the wall or ceiling cavity is below the dew point temperature, condensation will form, water may drain to the bottom of the wall, mold will grow and insulation and structural damages may occur from repeated cycles. Also condensation may collect behind the siding, absorb chemicals from the siding and stain it. If the siding becomes wet enough the paint will blister.

    Wall assemblies are designed to perform several functions primarily for energy efficiency and for weather proofing the building and its interior. The problems caused by condensation and water must also be considered in order to construct a sound building and solve these problems. Condensation in a building or wall will depend on several factors: climate (hot-humid or dry, mixed, marine or cold), exterior and interior temperatures, relative humidity, annual precipitation and if it’s the heating or cooling season. Wall systems as shown in the text have been developed to meet various climatic conditions, i.e. hot, cold, very cold or subarctic. Wall systems vary with different types of exterior materials (brick, stucco, siding or precast concrete), wall constructions (wood, steel or concrete block) but similar types of air and vapor barriers and drainage planes are used.

    Air barriers are distinguished from vapor barriers because they control the flow of air by resisting differences in air pressure. Water vapor will naturally move from higher pressures to lower pressures through air barriers but is resisted by vapor barriers depending on the perm rating. Effective barriers must be installed properly at all doors, windows and any other openings in the building envelope to completely enclose the air within a building. Many air barriers are also vapor barriers and vice versa.

    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: C231
    CEU Course Title:      Reduction of Lead Hazards During ConstructionABIH CM APPROVAL #07-1666
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Employers must be aware of workplace hazards facing their workers and must take appropriate action to minimize or eliminate exposure to these hazards. The interim OSHA standard aims to reduce the exposure to lead for construction workers. The most significant way to achieve this was by lowering the permissible exposure limit (PEL) from 200 micrograms per cubic meter of air as an 8-hour time weighted average (TWA) to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air.

    This three-hour course will review the new interim OSHA standards for lead exposure during construction activities. For the purpose of this standard, lead includes metallic lead, all inorganic lead compounds, and organic lead soaps. OSHA’s lead in construction standard applies to all construction work where an employee may be occupationally exposed to lead. All work related to construction, alteration, or repair, including painting and decorating, is included.

    Lead is a cumulative and toxic substance. People who swallow or inhale lead compounds may become ill or die from lead poisoning. Although lead is eliminated from the body at a slow rate, inhaling even a small amount of a lead compound over an extended period of time may cause lead poisoning. Immediate symptoms of disease may not be noticeable. As the blood is circulated through the body, lead is stored in various organs and body tissues. The lead stored in the body may be slowly causing irreversible damage: first to the cells, then to the organs, and finally to the whole body system.

    Engineering controls reduce employee exposure in the workplace either by removing or isolating the hazard or isolating the worker from exposure through the use of technology. Under the lead in construction standard, mechanical ventilation may be used to control lead exposure. If used, the employer must evaluate, as necessary, the mechanical performance of the system in controlling exposure to maintain its effectiveness.

    The course is based upon the U.S. Department of Labor’s Program Highlights fact sheet series (Fact Sheet No.’s OSHA 93-47 through 93-52) concerning the topic of lead in construction, combined with information from a U.S. OSHA booklet titled Lead in Construction (OSHA 3142). Additional material was provided by North Carolina Department of Labor Health Standards Officer J. Edgar Geddie, Ph.D, and Health Compliance Supervisor Paul Sullivan.

    This course is based entirely on “A Guide to Lead Exposure in the Construction Industry” published by the N.C. Department of Labor. 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.

    Note:

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has banned the use of lead-based paint in residential application. However, since lead-based paint inhibits the rusting and corrosion of iron and steel, it is still used on bridges, railways, ships, lighthouses, and other steel structures, although substitute coatings are available.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: C232
    CEU Course Title:      UST Systems - Maintenance Basics
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course provides general guidelines and checklists for the inspection and maintenance of underground storage tank (UST) systems, sumps and spill buckets and pertinent components used to dispense petroleum products. The functions of the various UST mechanical and electrical devises are described to give an understanding of the proper performance of the system. A UST system must be properly maintained to operate efficiently in order to prevent leakage of petroleum products into the environment. The course describes maintenance required to avoid problems that adversely affecting operation.

    Many advances have been made in mechanical equipment such as spillage or overflow detectors and alarms that safeguard against the threat of UST petroleum releases. Still UST’s continue to experience leakage. For instance a one-gallon leakage of fuel per week from a poorly maintained spill bucket can result in up to 195 tons of contaminated soil in a year. Such leakage continues to occur despite many safety features installed to protect against spill and overflow incidences.

    Periodic inspections, knowing when a component of a system is defective or improperly maintained and understanding what is necessary to correct observed problems are important to continue proper operations of a system. The course covers the basics of good maintenance, value of inspections and items to look for that adversely effect UST system operations. Simple housekeeping measures like removal of ice, liquids and debris from the sumps; indications of staining, condition of piping and connections, seal or equipment damages and positioning of sensors should be checked.

    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: C235
    CEU Course Title:      Inspection of Highway and Rail Transit Tunnels
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
    PDH Course Description: This (10-hour) course provides specific information and procedures for the inspection of both highway and rail transit tunnels. Although several components are similar in both types of tunnels, a few elements are specific to either highway or rail transit tunnels and are therefore defined accordingly. It is commonly understood that numerous tunnels in the United States are more than 50 years old and are beginning to show signs of considerable deterioration, especially due to water infiltration.

    The following paragraphs explain the specific subjects covered along with procedural recommendations that are contained in the FTA/FHWA 2005-Highway and Rail Transit Tunnel Inspection Manual, which is the basis of this course.

    This course addresses inspection procedures for the functional aspect of the tunnel, focusing on the civil/structural, mechanical, and electrical components. The also provides brief guidance on other systems/appurtenances, such as track, traction power, signals, and communications, which comprise the operational aspects of a rail transit tunnel. This brief guidance is only meant to provide general knowledge and not in-depth inspection criteria for such systems/appurtenances.

    Although this course is produced for a hands-on, non-destructive evaluation of the inside face of the tunnel structure, other state-of-the-art, non-destructive testing methods may be used in areas that require a more in-depth structural evaluation. These methods may include mechanical oscillation techniques such as sonic or ultrasonic measurements (more commonly referred to as Impact-Echo), electronic techniques such as georadar, and optical techniques such as infrared thermography and multispectral analysis.

    This course is based entirely on the “2005-Highway and Rail Transit Tunnel Inspection Manual” - Publication (FHWA-IF-05-002). 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: C236
    CEU Course Title:      Durability of Geosynthetics for Highway Applications
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
    PDH Course Description: Various aspects of geosynthetic durability are addressed in this (one-hour) course in order to develop procedures that could be used to predict long-term strength losses of geosynthetics used in highway applications. This information is essential to designers for allowing tensile capacity for geosynthetics used primarily in mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls, reinforced soil slopes, and foundation stabilization.

    The study was conducted in stages, each stage building on the knowledge previously gained. The main objectives addressed were to: (1) develop testing protocols necessary to quantify any strength reduction due to aging or stress (stress cracking only) mechanisms for polymeric reinforcement materials (geosynthetics), and (2) develop testing protocols for confined stress-strain testing, which could more accurately characterize key engineering properties. The results of the experimental tasks are discussed on the following pages.

    This course is based entirely on publication FHWA-RD-01-050 Durability of Geosynthetics for Highway Applications, on a summary of four previously published reports on this topic. 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: C237
    CEU Course Title:      Offshore Oil and Gas Pipeline 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course summarizes basic information, relevant issues and guidelines for the installation of offshore oil and gas pipelines and describes the potential impacts and mitigation measures. The advantages and limitations of the methods commonly used to lay pipelines in varying offshore water depths are discussed. Also addressed are pipeline inspection, safety issues and maintenance used to provide safe and reliable undersea pipeline transport of products in order to prevent leakage into coastal environments. The functions of various equipment, methods and procedures are described to give an understanding of typical problems encountered such as hydration and wax formation.

    Construction and installation of offshore pipelines have special challenges to maintain the pipes and to provide efficient and long-term performance, especially when compared to onshore pipelines. Pipe installations from lay barges and reel barges tests the mechanical durability of the corrosion coatings and welds as the pipes are passed over the barge stingers and rollers or when towed along the sea floor. Offshore pipes must withstand varying operating temperatures, large temperature differences between the inside and outside of the pipe walls and high hydrostatic pressures.

    Just as pipe laying has many challenges, recovery and/or removal of damaged pipelines may be required. The integrity of older existing pipelines has been a concern due to the corrosion susceptibility, data from repair histories and knowing the actual existing conditions. The Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service has made studies and published papers regarding the assessment of existing pipelines with attention to corrosion monitoring, leak detection and other related issues.

    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: C238
    CEU Course Title:      Roller-Compacted Concrete
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) has several roles in the construction of concrete structures. There are many applications of RCC such as Work pad aprons, paved areas and embankment dams to name a few. For some applications RCC may allow a more economical layout such as eliminating a substantial amount of form work as is needed with conventionally placed concrete.

    In some instances RCC may have properties that are similar to those of conventionally placed concrete; however the properties that make it different are the reasons to use RCC as opposed to traditional methods. One of the properties that differentiate RCC from conventionally placed concrete is its workability.

    This 6 hour course will examine the use of RCC discussing the methods of placement and concrete properties. It will provide useful information to ascertain when RCC would be a more efficient and cost effective alternative to conventionally placed concrete.

    This course will be beneficial to anyone with an interest in concrete construction, materials science, construction of dams, aprons, structural engineers, civil engineers or anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the interesting subject of Roller compacted concrete construction. After reading this course the student will have the proper information and guidance to use RCC in dams and other civil works structures.

    The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Roller-Compacted Concrete” as found on the website of the US 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: C239
    CEU Course Title:      Underground Natural Gas Storage Basics
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course summarizes basic information and issues concerning the underground storage of natural gas (NG) and the history of storage development. The physical and operating characteristics and economics of underground storage are described including the advantages, limitations and problems of the traditional types of storage facilities. Description of the various methods and procedures are provided to give an understanding of typical problems encountered in underground gas storage developments. The regulatory function of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is described to provide an overview of NG distribution and the national storage capacities.

    Underground storage of NG was developed in the early 1900’s to offset volatility in NG prices caused from the varying demand and supply imbalances during the seasons of the year. Because the technology for the large pipelines necessary for distribution was not available at that time storage became a more feasible solution. Distributions of NG by mains and service pipelines were necessary to serve regionally scattered underground storage. Storage solved many regional needs in the US and helped to reduce the amount of pipelines required.

    This course provides basic information for the underground storage of NG. About 23% of energy consumed in the US are from NG. And about 50% of the total consumption are for the commercial and industrial sectors and about 20% are for residential sectors. NG is used as a raw material for products such as paints, fertilizer, plastics, dyes, photographic film, medicines and antifreeze. It is used to produce electricity, steel, paper, brick and glass among many others. Most of the NG used in the US is produced in the US and the remainder comes from Canada by pipeline and also from Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipped by tankers.

    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: C240
    CEU Course Title:      Ground Improvement Guidelines
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three hour online course discusses guidelines and criteria for improving and modifying ground conditions by various methods including deep dynamic compaction, vibrocompaction, stone columns, gravel drains and prefabricated drains. These methods are used to modify a soil properties in order to improve performance for slope stability, bearing capacity, excavations in restricted spaces, increase resistance to liquefaction, differential settlement, rate of consolidation settlement as well as reduce settlement. They are used to stabilize sub-grade soils ranging from expansive clays to granular materials. A wide selection of processes and materials are available for the engineer. The course will describe their suitability for ground problems and degree of improvement attainable for different soils. Grouting and grout injection methods are not covered in this course.

    The primary uses for modifying ground formations are to: a) increase the strength and bearing capacity or the soil stability, b) reduce seepage and control groundwater during construction, c) form groundwater barriers and d) rehabilitate or reinforce structures. This course should serve as a guide for determining the method to use for improving a subgrade soil in order to protect against settlement, liquefaction, and ground movement. The advantages and limitations of the methods commonly used are discussed along with methods of application.

    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: C241
    CEU Course Title:      Managing Decentralized Wastewater Treatment 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Over 50% of all U.S. homes are not on sewers. The primary treatment systems for these homes are on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS). OWTSs are commonly referred to as septic tank systems. OWTSs consist of three components: the septic tank, the distribution box, and the drain field. Each component plays an important part in achieving adequate wastewater treatment. This course provides details on how to determine how to manage an OWTS. The course is based upon the US EPA’s document, “Handbook for Managing Onsite and Cluster (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems”, EPA Document No. EPA/832-B-05-001, December 2005.

    This course requires the completion of a multiple-choice quiz at its conclusion in order to obtain the necessary certification for the individuals who are seeking to renew their license to design and install OWTSs.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: C242
    CEU Course Title:      On-Site Wastewater TreatmentABIH CM APPROVAL #11-3809
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $349
    PDH Course Description: Over 50% of all U.S. homes are not on sewers. The primary treatment systems for these homes are on-site wastewater treatment systems (OSWT). OSWTs are commonly referred to as septic tank systems. OWTS’s consist of three components: the septic tank, the distribution box, and the drain field. Each component plays an important part in achieving adequate wastewater treatment. This course provides details on how to choose, design, install and operate an OWTS. The course is based upon the US EPA’s document, “Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Manual”, EPA Document No. EPA/625/R-00/008.

    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: C243
    CEU Course Title:      Laboratory Testing of Soils
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: This four hour online course discusses guidelines and criteria for laboratory testing of soils. Basic concepts of soil behavior and the selection of appropriate tests for the design of earthwork structures and foundations are considered. Frequently used soil tests include those used to establish index properties of soils, determine strength tests, permeability and consolidation of soils. Test for index property range from moisture content, specific gravity and unit weight to liquid limits and densification of soils. Strength tests include unconfined compressive, triaxial, shear, R-value and CBR. Also considered is quality assurance for laboratory testing which includes the storage, handling and selection of specimen samples. The AASHTO and ASTM designations for the most frequently used laboratory tests are provided.

    The design of building foundations, excavation, fills and slopes requires an understanding of soil strength; soil characteristics and consideration of problem soils and how soil behaves under imposed loads. Laboratory soils tests and in-situ field-testing provide this information. These criteria and guidelines are important so the appropriate tests are selected especially since the laboratory tests can be expensive but not nearly as expensive in case of a project failure.

    Because there of the large variety of soils and a large variety of applied soil mechanics problems there is also a large variety of soils tests, laboratory and on site, for determining the engineering properties of soils. Before the laboratory tests can be requested the design engineer must define the purpose for a testing program for himself and the laboratory personnel. Accurate measurements are of great importance and the test equipment must be properly maintained, otherwise the test results will be valueless and misleading. Poorly constructed and maintained equipment such as maladjusted liquid limit devices and proving rings, worn liquid limit cups, grooving tools or consolidometer rings will produce serious test errors.

    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: C244
    CEU Course Title:      Ensuring that Structures Built on Fill, Are Reasonably Safe from Flooding
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour course is based on the FEMA construction guidelines for ensuring that structures built on fill are reasonably safe from flooding.

    FEMA identifies and maps flood hazard areas nationwide by conducting flood hazard studies and publishing Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). These flood hazard areas, referred to as Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), are based on a flood having a 1-percent probability of being equaled or exceeded in any given year (also referred to as the 100-year flood or Base Flood).

    When permitted under applicable Federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations, earthen fill is sometimes placed in an SFHA to reduce flood risk to the filled area. Under certain conditions, when engineered earthen fill is placed within an SFHA to raise the surface of the ground to or above the BFE, a request may be submitted to FEMA to revise the FIRM to indicate that the filled land is outside of the SFHA. When such revisions are warranted, FEMA usually revises the FIRM by issuing a Letter of Map Revision based on fill (LOMR-F). After FEMA has revised the FIRM to show that the filled land is outside the SFHA, the community is no longer required to apply the minimum NFIP floodplain management standards to any structures built on the land and the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements no longer apply.

    This course is based entirely on the FEMA Technical Bulletin (10-01) Ensuring That Structures Built on Fill In or Near Special Flood Hazard Areas Are Reasonably Safe From Flooding.

    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: C245
    CEU Course Title:      Construction of Crawlspaces in Buildings Located in Special Flood Zones
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This one-hour course is based on the FEMA construction guidelines for crawlspace foundations used for residential buildings, which are located in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs).

    Crawlspace foundations are commonly used to elevate the lowest floors of residential buildings located in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). This course provides guidance on crawlspace construction and supports a recent policy decision to allow construction of crawlspaces with interior grades up to 2 feet below the lowest adjacent exterior grade (LAG), referred to as below-grade crawlspaces, provided that other requirements are met. Prior to that decision, below-grade crawlspaces were considered basements under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Floodplain Management Regulation definitions at 44 CFR 59.1 and were not permitted below the BFE. This requirement had been established because below-grade crawlspace foundation walls are exposed to increased forces during flood conditions, such as hydrostatic and saturated soil forces.

    In many parts of the country, a common practice is to construct crawlspaces with the interior floor 1 or 2 feet below-grade by either (1) back-filling against the exterior of the foundation wall or (2) excavating the crawlspace area to construct footings that result in a below-grade crawlspace floor. Because FEMA wishes to recognize common construction practices that do not increase flood damage, FEMA recently completed a review of the policy for residential crawlspace construction. In this review, the construction practices for below-grade crawlspaces were examined to determine whether a crawlspace that was 1 or 2 feet below grade would increase the flood damage potential to the foundation walls or result in additional damages to the building.

    This course is based entirely on the Technical Bulletin (11-01) as published by the FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, publication number FIA-TB-11.

    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: C246
    CEU Course Title:      Design and Construction of Breakaway Walls
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This one-hour course is based on the FEMA construction guidelines for “breakaway” walls used below Elevated Coastal Buildings.

    In Coastal High Hazard Areas (Zones V, VE, and V1-30), the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations require that communities participating in the program adopt floodplain management ordinances or laws requiring that all new and substantially improved buildings be elevated to or above the base flood elevation (BFE) on foundations consisting of piles, posts, piers, or columns.

    These open foundations must be designed to allow waves and water moving at high velocity to flow beneath the building. Local ordinances or laws adopted by participating communities must further require that the area below the lowest floor of the elevated building be left free of obstructions. Walls or other obstructions below the elevated building can significantly increase the potential for flood damage to the elevated building by increasing the surface area subject to wave impact and velocity flow during a coastal storm.

    Although obstructions are prohibited, the area below the lowest floor of an elevated building in a Coastal High Hazard Area may be enclosed with open wood latticework, insect screening, or nonsupporting “breakaway” walls. However, each of these must be designed and constructed to collapse under wind and water loads without causing collapse, displacement, or other structural damage to the elevated portion of the building or supporting foundation system. In addition, like all other construction in the Special Flood Hazard Area, any enclosure below the lowest floor of an elevated building must be built with flood-resistant materials and with methods and practices that minimize flood damage. Furthermore, the area below the lowest floor of the elevated building may be used only for parking, building access, or storage.

    This course is based entirely on the Technical Bulletin (9-99) as published by the FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, publication number FIA-TB-9.

    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: C247
    CEU Course Title:      Treating Municipal Wastewater Using Constructed Wetlands
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $299
    PDH Course Description: There are a huge variety of treatment processes that can treat municipal wastewater. One recently promoted process is the use of constructed wetlands to provide secondary treatment. Constructed wetlands can also provide nitrogen and phosphorous polishing. Constructed wetlands are most appropriate for us by small communities where low operating and maintenance requirements are of importance.

    This course uses the US EPA’s Manual, “Constructed Wetlands Treatment of Municipal Wastewaters”, EPA/625/R-99/010, September 2000 as the textbook.

    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: C248
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Engineering Geology
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Engineering geology is that branch of the discipline which routinely deals with the application of geologic site characterization and the evaluation of geological and geotechnical conditions for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of engineering structures. Therefore, it is important for practicing engineers to have a basic understanding of geology and for practicing geologists to have a basic understanding of engineering. A knowledge of engineering geology is particularly useful on projects where the rock is at or near the ground surface.

    This course is designed to provide a general background of geologic considerations, identification, classification and engineering properties of soil and rock. Additionally, geotechnical field exploration methods used in engineering geology will be covered. The intent is to give the reader a basic understanding of some of the investigation and classification methods for soil and rock when used as a construction material in engineering 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: C249
    CEU Course Title:      Groundwater Investigations
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course discusses the guidelines and criteria employed in groundwater investigations. Basic concepts and methods used to determine subsurface conditions pertaining to groundwater levels, pore pressures and the permeability of subsurface materials are considered. Installation methods for observation wells and devices commonly used for sensing and measuring water levels in boreholes and observation wells are discussed. Permeability is measured in the field by a variety of tests, which include seepage, pressure or packer, pumping and aquifer, slug and the piezocone dissipation tests. Quality assurance for testing, obtaining measurements and logging subsurface data are considered. The AASHTO and ASTM designations for the commonly used tests are provided.

    A ground water evaluation is part of the geotechnical investigations for most projects. The design for building foundations, excavation, fills and slopes require knowledge of the present groundwater conditions and potentials for groundwater seepage as well as other soil parameters including strength; soil characteristics, problem soils, and soil behavior under imposed loads. Determination of groundwater elevations and flow are required for construction and maintenance of earth dams, building excavations, foundations, air fields, roadways and detection of contaminant migration from hazardous waste fills and land fills. Groundwater investigations involve gathering data on groundwater levels and pressures and the permeability of the subsurface materials. These criteria and guidelines should be considered so the appropriate tests can be correctly performed. This is especially important since groundwater and permeability tests can be expensive but not nearly as expensive in case of project delays or failures. The limitations of the tests must be considered and planned for with an alternative or supplemental test.

    The existing watertables, soil permeability and other soil properties must be known to achieve the design bearing capacities required to protect from settlement. There are problem soils such as loess, hydraulic fills and tailings, which have collapsing or low-density structures, and when saturated have large decreases in volume and loss of strength. Other problem soils, which contain clays such as bentonite, expand and increase in volume when exposed to water. There are also dispersive clays so named because the soil particles are not structurally sound and can easily disperse or detach and erode in still water.

    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: C250
    CEU Course Title:      Drilling and Sampling of Soil and Rock
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four hour online course discusses the commonly used equipment and procedures for drilling, methods for sampling and recovering soil samples and rock cores. Visual examination and other techniques used during drilling and sample recovery are considered. The types of equipment and drilling methods covered in the course include solid stem, hollow stem augers, rotating wash, bucket augers, hand auger boring and exploration pit excavations. Guidelines for a wide variety of samplers including split barrel, thin wall Shelby tubes, continuous push, pitcher tube and continuous soil auger are discussed as well as the storage, handling and selection of specimen samples. Basic soil behavior and factors such as water table are considered in the selection of appropriate drilling and sampling methods to satisfy a project's design requirements. Also considered is quality assurance and safety requirements for drilling and sampling operations The AASHTO and ASTM designations for the most frequently used drilling methods and equipment are provided.

    Because of the large variety of soils and a large variety of applied soil mechanics problems there is also a large variety of soil and rock exploration and sampling methods for determining the engineering properties of soils. Before the boring program can be requested the design engineer must define the purpose for the exploration program and the testing program for his self and field and laboratory personnel. Accurate observations and operations of the exploration equipment are of great importance. The equipment must be properly maintained, otherwise the sampling results will be valueless and result in poor design and construction.

    This course should serve as a guide for soil and rock exploration to assure that the required samples and other geological data are properly obtained for the construction project. The advantages and limitation of soil and rock drilling equipment, coring equipment and samplers are discussed and sketches are presented to better understand the equipment and component functions. The importance of quality assurance for subsurface exploration and sampling is stressed and considers the proper storage, handling and selection of soil and rock specimens for testing programs. This course should serve as a guide for selecting proper drilling methods needed to determine the characteristics of subgrade soil formations and rock in order to protect against potential problems, settlement, liquefaction, ground movement and litigation.

    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: C251
    CEU Course Title:      New Hazardous Waste Manifest Rules
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
    PDH Course Description: On March 4, 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published new regulations that significantly changed the hazardous waste manifest system. Central to the rule change was a new hazardous waste manifest form, a standardized form that is to be used nation-wide in all states and territories, replacing approximately 24 state-specific variations of the old form. The rule change allowed an 18-month transition period, which ended on September 4, 2006. Since September 5, 2006, only the new standardized manifest form and the new manifest completion instructions are valid for use.

    Are your waste handlers trained on how to complete the new manifest?

    This one-hour course summarizes the new hazardous waste manifest rule, shows you where you can obtain the new standardized manifest, and provides instructions for completion of the new manifests. This course is not intended to provide instructions on other aspects of hazardous waste management regulations.

    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: C252
    CEU Course Title:      Boring Log Preparation
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four-hour online course discusses the procedures used for preparing soil boring and rock coring logs for subsurface exploration. A boring log is described as the record of exploration procedures and subsurface conditions encountered during drilling and sampling. Guidelines for the completion of boring logs and the preparation of classification of soil and rock are described. Also presented are the techniques for determining subsurface information by visual examination and other methods while drilling. USCS, the most commonly used system for geotechnical work and the AASHTO classification system, used for highway subgrade materials, are discussed and include guidelines for samplers as well as the storage, handling and selection of samples. Quality assurance for log preparation and measures for accurate identification of subsurface materials are stressed. The AASHTO and ASTM designations for the most frequently used drilling methods, equipment and tests are provided. The design of building foundations, roadways, excavation, fills and slopes requires an understanding of soil strength; soil characteristics, how soil behaves under imposed loads and consideration of problem soils. Drilling and coring provide the necessary samples for laboratory soil and rock tests, for in-situ field-testing and for the detailed subsurface record, the boring log. It is important to follow established criteria and guidelines so the appropriate drilling methods are selected especially since subsurface exploration is expensive but not nearly as expensive as for a project failure caused by inaccurate or incomplete boring data.

    Boring logs are prepared from subsurface information encountered while drilling, coring and sampling. Information is derived from measurements such as the energy required for drilling per foot of borehole, monitoring rock and soil debris, drilling mud and return water pumped from the borehole, sample recovery percentages and loss of drilling mud, to mention a few. It is very important to complete the logs in the field and not the laboratory and that the field observations and lab test results are differentiated to make clear the source of information. When more comprehensive information is desired, downhole logging may be performed. Downhole logging uses tools, such as wireline logging, where electronic instruments are lowered down the borehole, logging-while-drilling (LWD) where the instruments are in the drill pipe behind the drill bit itself and also borehole cameras and TV cameras.

    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: C253
    CEU Course Title:      Rock Reinforcement
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $185
    PDH Course Description: This course provides engineers and geologists with design guidance on the techniques and procedures of rock reinforcement for underground and surface structures in civil engineering works. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-1-2907: Rock Reinforcement. The manual discusses various reinforcing techniques using tensioned rock bolts, untensioned reinforcement elements, high capacity tensioned rock anchors and surface treatment. The appendices of the manual cover the background and history of rock reinforcement and provide sample specifications for rock bolts and anchors.

    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: C254
    CEU Course Title:      Slope Stability
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $285
    PDH Course Description: Slope stability is an important engineering consideration in earth and rock-fill dams, slopes of other types of embankments, excavated slopes, and natural slopes in soil and soft rock. The purpose of this course is to teach engineers, contractors and construction managers the fundamental concepts of slope stability analysis. The course includes a review of the shear strength concepts, seepage analysis, conditions of equilibrium and slope stability analysis methods. Criteria are presented for strength tests, analysis conditions, and factors of safety. Methods for analysis of slope stability are described and are illustrated by examples in the appendixes. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-1902 Slope Stability.

    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: C254T
    CEU Course Title:      Slope Stability (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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $285
    PDH Course Description: Slope stability is an important engineering consideration in earth and rock-fill dams, slopes of other types of embankments, excavated slopes, and natural slopes in soil and soft rock. The purpose of this course is to teach engineers, contractors and construction managers the fundamental concepts of slope stability analysis. The course includes a review of the shear strength concepts, seepage analysis, conditions of equilibrium and slope stability analysis methods. Criteria are presented for strength tests, analysis conditions, and factors of safety. Methods for analysis of slope stability are described and are illustrated by examples in the appendixes. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-1902 Slope Stability.

    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: C255
    CEU Course Title:      Practical Slope Stability Using Chart Solutions
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Slope stability charts provide a means for rapid analysis of slope stability. They can be used for preliminary analyses, for checking detailed analyses, or for complete analyses. They are especially useful for making comparisons between design alternatives, because they provide answers so quickly. The purpose of this course is to teach engineers practical analysis method using slope stability charts. The course includes a review of the shear strength concepts, seepage analysis, conditions of equilibrium and slope stability analysis methods. Criteria are presented for strength tests, analysis conditions, and factors of safety. This course could be taken as a stand alone course or as a follow-up to PDH course C211 - Slope Stability. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-1902 Slope Stability.

    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: C256
    CEU Course Title:      Coastal Terminology and Geologic Environments
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course is one of a series of courses that provide an overview of coastal geology and a discussion of data sources and study methods applicable to coastal geological field studies. The course materials are based entirely on Chapter 2 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-1810 Coastal Geology, which provides general background information on coastal nomenclature and concepts like datums and water levels. It also discusses waves and tides and changes in sea level - processes which cause geologic change in the coastal zone. The intent is to give a reader a basic understanding of some of the processes which cause coastal change and serve as a foundation for the discussions of specific coastal features in the other courses of the series.

    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: C257
    CEU Course Title:      Coastal Classification and Morpholgy
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: This course is one of a series of courses that provide an overview of coastal geology and a discussion of data sources and study methods applicable to coastal geological field studies. The course materials are based entirely on Chapter 3 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-1810 Coastal Geology, which discusses the coastal classification scheme of Francis Shepard. In addition, discussions and examples of specific coastlines are given following Shepard’s outline.

    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: C258
    CEU Course Title:      Coastal Morphodynamics
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $169
    PDH Course Description: This course is one of a series of courses that provide an overview of coastal geology and a discussion of data sources and study methods applicable to coastal geological field studies. The course materials are based entirely on Chapter 4 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-1810 Coastal Geology, which discusses morphodynamics of deltas, inlets, sandy shorefaces, and cohesive shorefaces.

    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: C259
    CEU Course Title:      Coastal Geological Investigations
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
    PDH Course Description: This course is the last one of a series of courses that provide an overview of coastal geology and a discussion of data sources and study methods applicable to coastal geological field studies. The course materials are based entirely on Chapter 5 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-1810 Coastal Geology, which discusses about sources, analysis and interpretation of coastal information.

    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: C260
    CEU Course Title:      Planning Subsurface Investigations
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course discusses the procedures used for planning subsurface investigations and provides guidelines for site reconnaissance and sources of existing geological and historic data. Also presented are guidelines for determining subsurface information by visual examination during drilling and the basic operations for boring and sampling equipment. The student will gain an understanding of the types of subsurface investigation and requirements for the minimum number of borings and the depths and spacing for boring layouts. Care and accurate identification of subsurface materials are stressed. The AASHTO and ASTM designations for frequently used drilling and sampling equipment and tests are provided.

    From the initiation of a project, subsurface investigations progress through phases from the concept to construction and to operation and maintenance. Initially the investigations are general and cover larger areas such as for road studies. As the project develops from planning and concept phases to the plans and specifications for construction investigations become more detailed. It is important to follow established criteria and guidelines in order to select the appropriate drilling methods especially since subsurface exploration is expensive but not nearly as expensive as for a project failure caused by inaccurate or incomplete boring data.

    Planning for subsurface investigations can be broken into these basic steps:

    a. Historical and Geological Studies. Data is gathered and geological maps, topographical maps, aerial photographs, site histories and adjacent property developments are reviewed. Required proposed construction features are studied for access and to plan investigations. Land use, problems areas, subsoil information, terrain conditions will indicate the necessary subsurface investigations.

    b. Site Reconnaissance. Comparisons are made with the existing surface features and topography of the site with the data gathered from prior historical and geological studies. Telltale signs of problem areas, soft terrain, wet areas, outcrops or changes in topography like cut or fill construction will noted.

    c. Subsurface Investigation Requirements. Number of subsurface investigations will depend on available subsurface data, geological data, groundwater variability, adjacent development and the proposed construction. Investigation progresses from generalized to more specific and detailed studies. Conceptual or preliminary subsurface investigations require limited laboratory and sampling work and are used to prepare possible routes or structures layout for evaluation. More detailed subsurface investigations including borings, samplings and testing are performed in order to design the selected route or structure location.

    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: C261
    CEU Course Title:      Planning and Design Gravity Sewers
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
    PDH Course Description: Gravity sewer design is an area of civil engineering that is often taken for granted. The result can be a 50-year storm or sanitary system that could allow years of inflow and infiltration, deposits and blockages, invert erosion, structural failure and systems that are hydraulically over-loaded, causing flooding and backups.

    This course starts with the basics and addresses planning, expected flows, hydraulics, structural pipe design and appurtenances. Tables and Charts and sample problems are provided, so that that student has a practical guide to the successful design of a gravity system.

    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: C262
    CEU Course Title:      Rock Blasting Fundamentals
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: Controlled rock blasting methods have been used to excavate rock in shafts, tunnels, and chambers at many projects at urban locations throughout the United States. Rock Blasting consists of drilling holes in a rock mass at depths, in diameters, and at spacing so that an explosive can fracture the rock in a controlled manner to break ore, rock or to create space.

    This course provides engineers and geologists with an introduction to rock blasting fundamentals including practical blast design techniques, a basic presentation of explosives and their characteristics, explosive selection criteria, risk management practices, initiators and timing effects as well as patterns are also discussed. Blast-induced ground vibrations and airblasts are discussed along with methods for monitoring, evaluation and control.

    This course is intended for geo-professionals (geologists or engineers specializing in geotechnical or geological engineering) concerned with the design or engineering review of controlled blasting programs. Additionally, this course may be beneficial to municipal engineers and professionals in construction management responsible for the hiring of specialty contractors to perform blasting 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: C263
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Wastewater and Storm Water Pumping Stations
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: This course is for civil engineers and engineering managers who are responsible for overseeing the design of storm water and wastewater pumping stations. Special attention is given to meeting municipal standards and complying with common standard drawings. Some basic hydraulics are also included, along with a number of guidelines on such items as wet well size, detention times, pumping capacities, electrical requirements and problems an engineering designers and supervisors should look for.

    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: C264
    CEU Course Title:      Laboratory Testing and Interpretation of Rock Properties
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four hour online course discusses guidelines and criteria for laboratory testing of rock and the interpretation of rock properties. Basic concepts of rock behavior and the selection of appropriate tests for the design of structures and foundations in or on rock are considered. Frequently used rock tests include those used to establish index properties, determine strength, permeability and durability of rock. Index property tests range from moisture content, specific gravity to unit weight and strength tests include the unconfined and triaxial compressive, tensile and direct shear tests. Durability tests include the slake durability index for wetting and drying and tests of rock freezing / thawing. Also considered is quality assurance for laboratory testing which includes the storage, handling and selection of specimen samples. The AASHTO and ASTM designations for the most frequently used laboratory tests are provided.

    The design of building foundations, cuts, fills and slopes requires an understanding of rock strength and characteristics and consideration of problem types of rock and how rock masses behave under imposed loads. Laboratory tests and in-situ field-testing provide the information required to evaluate the subgrade rock conditions and to determine measures to take for proposed construction and construction activities. These criteria and guidelines are important so the appropriate tests are selected especially since the laboratory tests can be expensive but not nearly as expensive in case of a project failure.

    The existing subgrade may have poor strength or instability due to excess clay, expansive clays, silts, fine sands, discontinuities, limestone sinkholes, bentonitic shales or high watertables. Existing rock properties such as voids must be known to protect against potential settlement from the design bearing capacities. There are problem rocks such as tailings and shales, which have structures that will crumble when exposed to air or water and when saturated are greatly reduced in strength. Such rock masses may expand in volume due to stress and deformation and the hydraulic integrity is altered and permeability increased. Some other soils, which contain clays such as bentonite, can expand and increase in volume when exposed to water.

    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: C265
    CEU Course Title:      Managing Sewage Sludges Following the US EPA’s Part 503 Regulations
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Wastewater treatment plant sludges often are a valuable resource. Sludges often contain valuable nutrients, such as phosphorous, nitrogen and lime and can be land applied in lieu of applying expensive chemical fertilizers. Land application of sewage sludge is a cheaper alternative to either the incineration or landfilling of the sludge. Since 1993, the US EPA has regulated the land application of wastewater treatment plant sewage sludge. The course is based upon the US EPA’s document, Land Application of Sewage Sludge, EPA Document No. EPA 831-B-93-002b, December 1994.

    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: C266
    CEU Course Title:      Land Application of Wastewater
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: With the increasing scarcity of water, the land of application of municipal wastewater is gaining in popularity. Land application of wastewater is considered a groundwater recharge method. The USEPA developed a design manual in the early 1980’s and completely revised the manual in 2006. The course is based upon the US EPA’s document, “Process Design Manual: Land Treatment of Municipal Wastewater Effluents”, EPA Document No. EPA/625/R-06/016, September 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: C267
    CEU Course Title:      Land Application of Biosolids/Septage
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: The land of application of municipal wastewater biosolids (sludge) is gaining in popularity. Biosolids are considered an excellent source of nitrogen and phosphorous and an alternative to chemical fertilizers. Land application of wastewater biosolids is considered a method of returning valuable nutrients back to the soil and reducing the use of chemical fertilizers and amendments for growing various crops. The US EPA also developed a process design manual for the land application of biosolids and septage. This course is based upon these two US EPA document “Process Design Manual: Land Application of Sewage Sludge and Domestic Septage”, EPA Document No. EPA/625/K-95/001, September 1995. Compliance with the Y+US EPA’s 40 CFR Part 503, Land Application of Sewage Sludge is covered in a companion 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: C268
    CEU Course Title:      In Situ Subsurface Testing
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four hour online course provides guidelines for in situ testing of subsurface formations. In situ tests are used to determine the stresses and deformation behavior of rock masses and delineate critically weak seams within rock masses. Basic concepts of soil and rock behavior together with the selection of appropriate tests for construction projects are considered. In situ testing consists of geotechnical and geophysical tests. Frequently used geotechnical tests for shear strength, bearing capacity, stress conditions, deformability and liquefaction susceptibility include the standard penetration, cone penetration, direct and vane shear tests. Strength tests include unconfined compressive, triaxial, and shear. Also covered are geophysical tests, mechanical wave and electromechanical methods, used to delineate subsurface conditions, top of rock mass conditions and for locating buried objects, pipes, and cavities. Problem soils such as clay shales and rock formations with weak seams and jointed masses are discussed for consideration of construction projects. Guidelines for testing procedures and storage and handling of specimen samples along with the ASTM designations for the most frequently used in situ tests are noted.

    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: C269
    CEU Course Title:      The Effect of Traffic Calming Measures on Pedestrian and Motorist Behavior
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Traffic calming measures are used throughout the United States to lower speed and volumes especially in residential areas. There are many physical treatments that are available as traffic calming measures; they are speed humps, bulbouts, chicanes and traffic circles. Vehicles would have to slow down when approaching these features and they also give the visual impression that the streets where used is not suited for high-speed or cut-through traffic.

    By decreasing volume and lowering speed traffic calming measures can result in a safer roadway for pedestrians and other motorists. The traffic calming measures discussed in this course are effective by decreasing cars dominance on the roadway, making the roadways narrower to reduce speed and much more.

    This two-hour course will examine the use of traffic calming measures and their effect on pedestrian and motorist behavior.

    This course is to read by anyone with an interest in traffic calming, traffic engineering transportation engineering, air pollution, roadway designers, environmental engineers or anyone wanting to know more about traffic calming. After reading this course the student will know several traffic calming measures and how they affect pedestrian and motorist behavior. This information may provide some useful information to the readers and explain some measures that may be present in their community.

    The course materials are based solely on the technical report “The Effects of Traffic Calming Measures on Pedestrian and Motorist Behavior” as found on the website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

    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: C270
    CEU Course Title:      Advanced Oil & Gas Drilling 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course summarizes basic information and issues for advancements made in oil and gas drilling and exploration technology. The advantages and limitations of the methods conventionally used for offshore well drilling are discussed and compared with advanced methods. Economic and environmental benefits are presented. Also addressed are drilling safety issues and the means used to provide reliable undersea operations, which protect coastal environments from leakage and spills. The functions of various methods and procedures are described to give an understanding of typical problems encountered in the field. Fact sheets, case studies and reading sources for drilling and exploration are included.

    This course provides general guidance for the impacts of measures used for offshore oil and gas drilling. As oil and gas reservoirs are discovered in deep offshore sites, oil and gas exploration and development have been gradually moving farther offshore and into still deeper and colder water with production wells in water exceeding depths of 10,000 feet. Among the topics covered are horizontal, directional, coiled tubing, microhole drilling, latest drilling bits and fluids, subsurface formation fracturing and measurement-while-drilling. These advancements when properly selected and combined together have permitted deeper offshore exploration and production of oil and gas wells. Necessary measures to reliably operate wells and other equipment as well as any unsound conditions or potential problems are considered in the course.

    Drilling mud and fluids are an expensive part of oil exploration and production. Advancements in drilling mud allow the best “fit” for the drilling conditions and the environment. Drilling mud is used to bore the wells and to clean and cool the drill bits. Mud is pumped from mud pits through the drill string, sprayed out the drill bit and then used to carry the drilling cuttings, oil soaked soil, waste soil and rock pieces, back up to the surface. If the viscosity is too low, the cuttings will settle down the well instead. However if the reservoir has a low formation pressure, the mud may be too heavy in the fluid column and the oil will not flow. Mud with higher viscosity is used for borehole cleaning. The types of drilling fluid include water based, oil based, synthetic based and gaseous or pneumatic. Drilling mud has these main functions:

    a. Remove cuttings from the borehole.
    b. Suspend the cuttings for removal to the surface.
    c. Cool and lubricate the drill bit.
    d. Control formation pressures.
    e. Seal and stabilize the well bore and reduce damage to the formation.

    Many advances have been made in mechanical equipment such as remote spillage or leakage detectors, monitoring systems and alarms that safeguard against the threat of petroleum releases. Periodic inspections, knowing when a component of a system is defective or improperly maintained and understanding what is necessary to correct observed problems are important to continue proper operations of a well and pipelines. The course covers the basic features and factors that can adversely affect oil and gas well 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: C271
    CEU Course Title:      Concepts and Practices for Improved Indoor Environmental Quality (M&V Protocol)
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course focuses exclusively on indoor environmental quality issues (IEQ). It starts with a general introduction to IEQ. Best practices for maintaining a high level of IEQ are then reviewed. The potential positive and negative influences of specific energy conservation measures on IEQ are also summarized in a tabular format.

    The course documents will also address IEQ measurement and verification procedures that may be used to address the following: 1) ensure that the energy conservation measures have no adverse influence on IEQ, 2) quantify the improvements in IEQ resulting from implementation of energy conservation measures, and 3) verify that selected IEQ parameters satisfy the applicable IEQ guidelines or standards. A multi-step procedure for IEQ measurement and verification is presented, followed by a discussion of general approaches for measurement and verification and then by a table of measurement and verification alternatives linked to specific IEQ parameters.

    The course document has been prepared by an international team of IEQ and building energy efficiency experts and reflects the current state of knowledge.

    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: C272
    CEU Course Title:      Soil Properties and the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS)
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: This course covers the Unified Soil Classification System, procedures used to visually classification soils and the laboratory tests required to determine soil engineering properties such as permeability, shear strength, and compressibility under expected field conditions and includes typical engineering properties of various soil groups, this information is especially valuable when prospecting for earth materials for various engineering uses such as road construction or investigating foundations for structures.

    This course is based on chapter one of the Earth Manual, Third Edition, written by the U.S. Department of Interior. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

    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: C273
    CEU Course Title:      Utilities and Roadside Safety
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: Utility poles located along the roadway can be very dangerous for motorists that leave the roadway due to the placement and proximity to the edge of the traveled way. For several years there have been programs implemented to reduce the crashes due to utility poles.

    The AASHTO Roadside design guide provides guidelines for placing object along the roadway. Unless there is good reason not to, the Roadway Design Guide should be used to determine the placement and distance from the roadway. Some courts have awarded cases due to the fact that the roadside design guide was not followed.

    Several states in all regions of the country have implemented various programs to reduce roadside crashes. This course will discuss the various programs implemented in each state as well as studies done to show the results of those programs.

    This five-hour course will examine the use of utilities mainly utility poles along the roadway. It will provide useful information to ascertain the impact of utilities on roadside safety.

    This course is to read by anyone with an interest in utilities and roadway design, traffic engineering, economists, roadway safety or anyone wanting to know a brief history of utilities and roadside safety. After reading this course the student will know some methods to decrease utility pole crashes.

    The course materials are based solely on the report “Utilities and Roadside Safety” as found on the website of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

    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: C274
    CEU Course Title:      Beneficial Use of Dredged Material – Habitat
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four hour online course provides an overview for the planning, design and selection of dredged material as a manageable, beneficial resource as an alternative to normal methods of disposal. Land creation with dredged material often consists of filling, raising and protecting areas that are not normally, only periodically, or permanently submerged. The types of habitat considered in this course are upland, island, and aquatic. Guidelines for development of habitat suitable for nesting birds, fish and animals are discussed. Development of wetland habitats is also briefly 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: C275
    CEU Course Title:      How to Conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This 2-hour course is intended to prepare engineers to conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA). In general, Phase I ESAs are typically driven by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and are done when there is a need to assess the environmental condition of commercial real estate. The course is based entirely on the American Society for Testing and Materials', Standard Practice (E 1528) for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. The Practice is divided into 12 sections that define its scope, when and why assessments are done, and how to conduct an assessment and subsequent report.

    The course includes a thirty-question quiz at the end designed to ensure that the engineer has understood the key concepts necessary for conducting a satisfactory Phase I ESA.

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: C276
    CEU Course Title:      Gravity Dam 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Gravity Dams are used to control the flow of water or maintain specific water levels in streams, rivers, and other bodies of water. Controlling water flow is essential for purposes of flood control, irrigation, creating bodies of water and for hydroelectric power. Gravity dams maintain their stability against forces and loads from their geometric shape and the strength and mass of the concrete. There are several design restraints and processed related to gravity dams and disciplines from various areas of civil engineering play an integral part in the design, and placement of gravity dams.

    This course will discuss the various engineering properties of Gravity Dams. Several basic equations will be presented that are used to determine forces and seismological analysis for gravity dams.

    This 4 hour course will examine the use of gravity dams under several different circumstances. It will provide useful information to determine the size and area of dam needed to withstand hydrostatic forces among others.

    This course is to read by anyone with an interest in Gravity Dams, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, hydrogeology or anyone wanting to know more information regarding Gravity Dam Design. After reading this course the student will know basic information regarding gravity dam design.

    The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Gravity Dam Design” 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: C277
    CEU Course Title:      Dredging Methods and Equipment
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four-hour online course provides general guidelines and design considerations used for dredging operations, selection of dredging equipment and disposal of dredged material. The course provides an overview of the types of equipment, their advantages and limitations, the required tests, and the dredging techniques employed. Concerns and precautions for the prevention of adverse effects on the environment and animal habitats and utilization of dredged material for beneficial disposal are considered. Remedial actions and activities performed at the work sites must comply with federal, state and local regulations to protect water quality, fish and animal habitat.

    Dredging basically has two functions, to obtain material, to excavate holes and to provide greater water channel depths. There are several methods of excavation, which include cutter head suction and hopper suction dredges and mechanical excavators. Cutterhead dredges have suction pipelines to pump the dredged material into disposal areas, barges or hopper barges for longer distance transportation. At least one cutterhead dredge in the US is electrically powered via power cables from shore side substations. The all electric dredge has a 34-inch diameter suction pipeline and is powerful enough to pump very long distances without using booster pumps, one of the longest discharge distances was about 18,000 feet. Another type of dredge, the hopper suction dredge, drag suction heads along the ocean floor or marine area to be excavated. The dredge material is deposited in the hopper and transported to disposal areas, making them a good choice for long distanced disposal areas, which usually requires pumping assistance with booster pumps.

    Channel excavation may require blasting to break rock masses into more readily excavatable strata. There are a few excavators, which have enough power to breakup rock without blasting; one of the biggest has perhaps 370,000 lbs. of breakout force. The bucket teeth are used to break into rock gaps in order to reduce a rock mass to smaller pieces for ease in removal and loading. They are similar to the land based excavators and have hydraulically controlled booms and 26 cu yd buckets.

    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: C278
    CEU Course Title:      Conducting Soil Investigations for Structure Foundations
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
    PDH Course Description: This 10 hour course covers procedures in soil investigations, sampling, equipment used, and laboratory tests required to determine field conditions and investigation requirements for the construction of structure foundations to include dams, drainage structures, and other foundations and the quality of soil for use as a construction material.

    This course is based on chapter two of the Earth Manual, Third Edition, written by the U.S. Department of Interior.

    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: C279
    CEU Course Title:      Review of the Devastating Impacts of Woody Plants on Earthen Dams
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Damage to earthen dams and dam safety issues associated with tree and woody vegetation penetrations of earthen dams is all too often believed to be a routine maintenance situation by many dam owners, dam safety regulators, and engineers. Contrary to this belief, tree and woody vegetation penetrations of earthen dams and their appurtenances have been demonstrated to be causes of serious structural deterioration and distress that can result in failure of earthen dams.

    The purpose of this course is to provide the inspector, dam safety regulator, engineer, landscape architect and consultant with the fundamental understanding and technical knowledge associated with the potential detrimental impacts of tree and woody vegetation growth on the safety of earthen dams. The objective of this course is to raise the knowledge level of detrimental effects of trees and woody vegetation growth on the safety of earthen dams. This course will also provide an understanding of the methods, procedures, and benefits of maintaining a growth of desirable ground covering vegetation on the embankments of earthen dams.

    Dam safety engineers and consultants can utilize material presented in this course as a reference for recommendations for proper maintenance of desirable vegetation growth, control of undesirable vegetation growth, and remediation dam design associated with the removal and control of trees and woody vegetation growth on earthen dams.

    This course is based entirely on the Technical Manual for Dam Owners-Impacts of Plants on Earthen Dams as published by the FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, publication number FEMA 534 dated September 2005.

    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: C280
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Pollution Prevention
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    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 pollution prevention. This course is based upon the US EPA document “An Organizational Guide to Pollution Prevention”, EPA Document No. EPA 625-R-01-003, August 2001. A companion CD is available from the US EPA as document number EPA 625-C-01-003. This CD provides additional handbooks, manuals, worksheets and checklists and links to other P2 websites. It is not provided as a part of the course 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: C281
    CEU Course Title:      Composting of Yard Trimmings and MSW
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Composting has been a viable option for the treatment and consolidation of yard trimmings and municipal solid waste for a number of years. With the life span of many municipal landfills approaching their limits, ways to extend the lifespans have been sought. One of the ways many municipalities have been using is to ban yard waste and food waste from landfills. Composting has become a viable alternative. The composted material can then be used as a soil amendment and basically reused. The US EPA developed a guidance manual on composting of yard trimmings and solid waste. This course is based upon the US EPA document “Composting Yard Trimming and Municipal Solid Waste”, EPA Document No. EPA 530-R-94-003, May 1994.

    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: C282
    CEU Course Title:      Disinfection of Water and Wastewater
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Untreated water used for drinking and especially wastewater contain microorganisms that may cause disease in humans and animals, referred to as pathogens. Disinfection uses a number of chemicals or physical processes to reduce and/or eliminate these pathogens. The disinfection of municipal water and wastewater is an integral part in ensuring the health and safety of the public. There are a wide variety of options that can be used to disinfect drinking water and wastewater, many of these disinfection processes, especially those involving the use of chemicals, present additional health and safety concerns to both employees and the general public. The US EPA developed a guidance manual on disinfection processes. This course is based upon the US EPA document “Alternative Disinfectants and Oxidants Guidance Manual ”, EPA Document No. EPA 815-R-99-014, April 1999.

    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: C283
    CEU Course Title:      Characterizing Brownfields
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: The US EPA defines a brownfield industrial site as one which is abandoned, idle or under-used where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. Concerns may be the result of liability, cost, or potential health risks. As a result of businesses seeking “greenfields”, communities are burdened with environmental contamination, declining property values, loss of tax revenues and increased unemployment. The US EPA developed a guidance manual on characterizing and cleaning up brownfields. This course is based upon the following US EPA documents:

    “Brownfields Handbook: How to Manage Federal Environmental Liability Risks, EPA Document No. EPA 330-B-01-001, November 2002,
    “Road Map to Understanding Innovative Technology Options for Brownfields Investigation and Cleanup, Fourth Edition”, EPA Document No. EPA 542-B-05-001, September 2005, and
    “Technical Approaches to Characterizing and Cleaning up Brownfield Sites”, EPA Document No. EPA 625-R-00-009, November 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: C284
    CEU Course Title:      Control and Inspection of Earthwork Construction
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: This course presents information on the control of construction from the soils standpoint, for both foundation treatment and compaction control of fills. In addition to a general treatment of the subject applicable to all types of earthwork, separate sections are devoted to problems of rolled earth dams, canals, and miscellaneous construction features. Information on design features and specifications provisions are given to provide background to assist in implementing various control and inspection techniques.

    This course is based on chapter three of the Earth Manual, Third Edition, written by the U.S. Department of Interior.

    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: C285
    CEU Course Title:      Procedures for Soil Sampling in Borings
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three hour online course discusses the commonly used equipment and procedures for undisturbed and disturbed soil sampling in borings and methods for sampling and recovering soil samples. Visual examination and other measures used during drilling and sample recovery are considered. The types of equipment and drilling methods covered in the course include solid-stem, hollow-stem augers, rotating wash, bucket augers and hand auger boring. Guidelines for a wide variety of samplers including split barrel, thin wall tubes, continuous push, pitcher tube and continuous soil auger are discussed as well as the storage, handling and selection of specimen samples. Basic soil types and factors such as the groundwater table are considered in the selection of appropriate drilling and sampling methods.

    This course should serve as a guide for selecting proper drilling methods needed to determine the characteristics of subgrade soil formations in order to protect against potential settlement and ground movement. The advantages and limitation of soil drilling equipment, coring equipment and samplers are discussed and photographs are presented to understand the equipment. Basic soil types are discussed to understand the selection of soil drilling methods. The importance of following proper procedures for sampling is stressed and considers the proper storage, handling and selection of soil specimens for testing programs.

    The drilling and sampling equipment must also provide accurate samples and data for a variety of tests. Samples must be handled and stored with care following established standards. Samples should be inventoried, examined and tested as soon as they are received. Sometimes, especially for large testing programs, it may become necessary to store the samples for days or weeks, but no longer than 15 days If possible. If they are stored for a longer time the undisturbed samples should be protected against damage or changes in water content by maintaining at temperatures close to those required for the project.

    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: C286
    CEU Course Title:      Environmental Due DiligenceABIH CM APPROVAL #08-1823
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Environmental due diligence is the process where engineers have the opportunity to assess risks and protect clients from unwarranted environmental liability in real estate and other business transactions. This eight hour course will prepare engineers with an environmental due diligence overview to be familiar Phase Is, Phase IIs, Transaction Screenings, soil and groundwater remediation technologies and common business environmental risks including asbestos, radon, lead-based paint, lead in drinking water and mold.

    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: C287
    CEU Course Title:      Culvert Design 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide basic technical information and procedures required for the hydraulic design of culverts, storm drains, and channels. This course contains design criteria and information used in the design of drainage structures. For more complexity of the subject it may require referring to additional design manuals for more detailed information on 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: C289
    CEU Course Title:      Sampling from Test Pits, Trenches and Stockpiles
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three hour online course provides guidance for the procedures used for sampling soil and materials in support of geotechnical investigations from sources including test pits, trenches, tunnels, stockpiles, trucks and conveyor belts. It covers “accessible” explorations that are made with excavation equipment and conventional drilling equipment. Information on the methods for recovering, handling and storage of samples is discussed. Visual examination and other practices used during drilling and sample recovery are considered. Guidelines for the storage, handling and shipping of specimen samples are discussed. Soil types and factors such as the groundwater table are considered for sampling methods. Because of the risks inherent in accessible explorations the course addresses safety and health problems that are encountered during sampling operations and general precautionary measures to take.

    Test pits, trenches, accessible borings and tunnels if economically feasible may be the best way to obtain the necessary subsurface information for projects. If they are economical to perform they fill in information gaps that is not always possible with conventional boring. Accessible excavations have advantages because they permit direct inspection of in situ subsurface conditions, formation stratification, recovery of large undisturbed samples and allow evaluation of certain excavation methods.

    Samples must be handled and stored with care following established standards. Samples should be inventoried, examined and tested as soon as they are received. Sometimes however, especially for large testing programs, it may become necessary to store the samples for days or weeks, but no longer than 15 days If possible. If they are stored for a longer periods of time undisturbed samples should be protected against damage or changes in water content by maintaining the storage temperatures close to those required for the project.

    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: C291
    CEU Course Title:      Concrete Mix Design, Form Design, and 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course teaches the characteristic and properties of the components of concrete; ways to design concrete mixes; how to determine of quantities of concrete needed for specific construction projects; formwork design; mixing, placing and curing of concrete; and physical plants employed in the production of concrete.

    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: C292
    CEU Course Title:      Ponds - Planning and Construction 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four-hour online course provides general guidelines and practices for planning, designing and building ponds for multipurpose uses. Ponds are built for various water needs including irrigation, livestock, recreation, fish production and storm water management. It discusses the methods used to estimate storm runoff, spillway requirements and pipes through earth fill dams. Storm runoff estimates are based on several factors including type of soil, types of ground cover and condition, rainfall distribution, and time of concentration similar to the rational equation method. Other storm water management and protection practices are briefly described. Methods and materials used to seal pond sites and dams, establish vegetation, and maintain the pond are also considered. Pond construction and operations must comply with federal, state and local regulations to protect public safety and water quality. It is estimated that the world’s fresh water resources amount to only about 3% of the worlds’ available water. Demand for fresh water has been ever increasing and shortages have appeared around the world. Ponds are an economical and reliable means to meet these water needs. The course will serve as a guide for ponds, which covers all phases from the preliminary planning stages to construction, and range of topics include:

    a. Water Needs. Criteria and recommended water needs for meeting a variety of purposes.

    b. Preliminary Investigations. Siting the pond for adequate drainage, minimum pond depths and capacities, topography, and the watershed resistance to erosion.

    c. Estimating Storm Runoff. Factors include soil groups and cover conditions, rainfall distribution, runoff curve numbers, storm runoff volumes, and time of concentration.

    d. Embankment and/or Excavated Ponds. Requirement for dam embankments, (widths, slopes, overbuild and freeboard) spillways and pipes through the dam and estimation of earth embankment and excavation quantities.

    e. Required Data. Soil types, conditions, watershed conditions, slopes, rainfall distribution, and type of surveys and topography data.

    f. Sealing the Pond. Methods used to seal the dam and ponding site with clay blankets, bentonite and liners.

    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: C293
    CEU Course Title:      Hot Lane Development on Highways
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes are a used to help assuage the traffic congestion on highways, even when High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes are available. During peak hours HOV lane use can be low with available capacity that could be used to reduce congestion on the general purpose lanes.

    This 4 hour course will discuss the several issues related to implementing HOT lanes including technical and operational issues. It will provide useful information to determine if HOT lanes should be used and how to implement them within the highway system.

    This course can be used by anyone with an interest in transportation engineering, environmental engineering, roadway design, traffic engineer or any wanting to know more information regarding HOT lanes. After reading this course the student will know the basic information regarding HOT lanes.

    The course materials are based solely on the Department of Transportation document “A guide for HOT Lane Development” as found on the website of the US DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems.

    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: C294
    CEU Course Title:      Vapor Intrusion - ASTM E2600 OverviewABIH CM APPROVAL #08-1821
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $69
    PDH Course Description: Vapor intrusion is an indoor air quality condition that occurs when evaporating chemicals migrate from polluted soil and groundwater in the form of hazardous vapors into overlying buildings. In March 2008, ASTM released Standard E2600, “Standard Practice for Assessment of Vapor Intrusion into Structures on Property Involved in Real Estate Transactions”. The new standard addresses vapor intrusion (VI) arising from contaminated soil and groundwater specifically as it can impact real estate transactions. It provides guidance on the VI assessment process, from screening to mitigation and provides a process where engineers have the opportunity to assess vapor intrusion risks and protect clients from unwarranted environmental liability in real estate and other business transactions. This three hour course will prepare engineers with an overview of ASTM’s vapor intrusion standard to be familiar with environmental liabilities stemming from vapor intrusion, ASTM’s screening process, as well as, evaluation and mitigation technologies.

    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: C295
    CEU Course Title:      Designing Accessible Sidewalks and Trails - Part I
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $169
    PDH Course Description: Sidewalks and trails serve pedestrians by providing access to businesses, schools, parks, and commercial districts. All sidewalks and trails should be designed to meet the needs of all users. When accessible facilities are available for all, people with disabilities are better able to participate in community because it becomes easier for them to reach their destination.

    The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits the construction of facilities that are not accessible to those with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) set forth several guidelines that must be followed in order when designing sidewalks and trails for access.

    This course will provide the reader with the knowledge to use the text to aid in designing accessible sidewalk and trails. The course materials are based solely on the FHWA document “Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access.”

    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: C296
    CEU Course Title:      Designing Accessible Sidewalks and Trails - Part II
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $349
    PDH Course Description: Sidewalks and trails serve pedestrians by providing access to businesses, schools, parks, and commercial districts. All sidewalks and trails should be designed to meet the needs of all users. When accessible facilities are available for all, people with disabilities are better able to participate in community because it becomes easier for them to reach their destination.

    The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits the construction of facilities that are not accessible to those with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) set forth several guidelines that must be followed in order when designing sidewalks and trails for access.

    This course will provide the reader with the knowledge to use the text to aid in designing accessible sidewalk and trails. The course materials are based solely on the FHWA document “Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access, Part II of II: Best practices 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: C297
    CEU Course Title:      Drainage Engineering and the Rational Method
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: This course will provide the basic skills and knowledge of drainage engineering, and help develop sound engineering judgment needed to solve drainage problems. The course will describe hydrology; calculate drainage areas, runoff, and runoff for successive areas; deign open and closed channels; and control erosion; Describes the methods used to design drainage structures and will describe the proper procedures used to determine runoff using the Rational Method of runoff determination.

    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: C298
    CEU Course Title:      Sanitary Sewer Overflow Solutions
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) occurs when a number of problems occur in the sanitary sewer system. Those problems include clogs to the pipes from FOG, roots, pipe failures and pump failure. Infiltration can also be a problem that causes SSOs, especially during heavy rainfall.

    This 8 hour course will discuss the SSO solutions that could be implemented to control or eliminate SSOs. Several examples are given in the text that explains how particular SSOs were addressed. This course will provide useful information to determine the proper route to take to control SSOs.

    This course can be used by anyone with an interest in environmental, transportation engineering, or geotechnical engineering. This course is also perfect for anyone that would like to know more information regarding SSOs and how they can have an effect on their communities. After reading this course the student will know the basic information regarding controlling and eliminating SSOs.

    The course materials are based solely on the Environmental Protection Agency document “Sanitary Sewer Overflow Solutions” as found on the website of the Ohio 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: C299
    CEU Course Title:      Runoff from Snowmelt
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $169
    PDH Course Description: Precipitation in the form of snow melt is part of the hydrologic cycle. Unlike water it takes longer for the water from melted snow to enter the drainage system or infiltrate into the ground, thus different criteria must be used to estimate peak run-off flowrates.

    This 7 hour course will discuss runoff from snowmelt and its effect on the watershed. The effects of temperature and radiation will be discussed at length as it determined the rate of snowmelt. Real world examples are given in the text that explains how snowmelt is determined.

    This course can be used by anyone with an interest in hydrology, meteorology, environmental science and civil engineering. This course is also perfect for those individuals working in environments that are effect by annual snowfall. After reading this course the student will know the basic information regarding runoff from snowmelt.

    The course materials are based solely on the Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Manual “Runoff From Snowmelt” 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: C300
    CEU Course Title:      The Design and Construction of Tunnels and Shafts in Rock
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $349
    PDH Course Description: Tunnels and shafts are used to provide a means of transport of people, and materials. The uses of tunnels and shafts ranges from vehicular, pedestrian and utility uses. Often times tunnels and shafts have to be placed in rock, which can then create the need for additional design, planning and construction criteria than tunnels through soil.

    This 15 hour course will discuss the design and construction of tunnels and shafts in Rock. The effects of groundwater, poisonous gasses, and temperature will be discussed. Examples are given in the text which provides further details of the calculations.

    This course can be used by anyone with an interest in mining, tunneling, hydrology, structural, environmental, transportation and geotechnical engineering. This course is also perfect for those individuals working on or in an area that utilizes tunnels and shafts. After reading this course the student will know the basic information regarding tunnels and shafts in rock.

    The course materials are based solely on the Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Manual “Tunnels and Shafts In Rock” 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: C301
    CEU Course Title:      Drill Rig Selection
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three hour online course discusses the commonly used equipment and methods used for conventional drilling and sampling operations. The various type of drill rigs, drill bits, drive methods and equipment and apparatus such as casings used to drill and stabilize boreholes are presented. Factors that determine the selection of the drill rig such as type of subsurface materials, condition of rock, accessibility and water table are discussed. Visual observations and other measures used during drilling and sample recovery are considered. The types of equipment and drilling methods covered in the course include solid-stem, hollow-stem flight augers, hammer drills, rotating wash, churn drills, bucket augers and hand auger boring. Guidelines for sampling methods are discussed with brief coverage of sampling devices. Oil and gas well drill rigs are not covered here.

    Drill rigs are used for many purposes but all essentially bore holes in the ground. They are used to drill water wells, and oil and gas wells, and to sample subsurface soil and rock formations. Drill rigs are used to perform subsurface construction such as utilities, tunnels, and cast in place piers. They can be mounted on trucks, trailers tractors, skids, and permanently mounted on land or marine-based platforms or piles. Drill rigs are classified by the power source, i.e. electric, hydraulic, pneumatic or mechanical, by the length of pipe, and methods of drilling, i.e. rotation and/or percussion. Drill types include auger, cable tool, direct push, hydraulic-rotary or percussion rotary drilling.

    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: C302
    CEU Course Title:      Airfield Flexible Pavement Design
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $169
    PDH Course Description: Flexible pavements are composed of a bituminous concrete surface with a high quality subbase. concrete that could be either reinforced or non-reinforced. Flexible pavement on airfields should be limited to areas that are not subjected to jet fuel spillage and jet blast. Flexible pavements are generally used on taxiways, runway interiors, shoulders and overruns.

    This 7 hour course will discuss the design and construction of Flexible pavements. The subbase and base characteristics will also be discussed. Examples of calculation are given in the text which aid the reader in the various calculations associated with flexible pavement design.

    This course can be used by anyone with an interest in runway design, airport design and planning, roadway design, structural and materials engineering. This course is also perfect for those individuals working in the construction materials testing fields that utilize the test methods that are discussed in the text. After reading this course the student will know the basic information regarding Airfield Flexible Pavement Design.

    The course materials are based solely on the Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Manual “Airfield Flexible Pavement Design” 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: C303
    CEU Course Title:      Airfield Rigid Pavement Design
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Rigid pavements are composed of concrete that could be either reinforced or non-reinforced. Rigid pavement can function as the complete paving system or as a base pavement, on which an overlay is to be placed. Rigid pavements are used on airfield runways and some taxiways.

    This 6 hour course will discuss the design and construction of rigid pavements. The subbase and base characteristics will also be discussed. Examples of calculation are given in the text which aid the reader in the various calculations associated with rigid pavement design.

    This course can be used by anyone with an interest in runway design, airport design and planning, roadway design, structural and materials engineering. This course is also perfect for those individuals working in the construction materials testing fields that utilize the test methods that are discussed in the text. After reading this course the student will know the basic information regarding Airfield Rigid Pavement Design.

    The course materials are based solely on the Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Manual “Airfield Rigid Pavement Design” 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: C304
    CEU Course Title:      Low Cost Treatments for Horizontal Curve Safety
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Horizontal curves are often encountered when traveling along highways. Due to topographical features horizontal curves are designed with moderate to very extreme radii to avoid obstacles. As a vehicle traverses a horizontal curve, the friction between the tires and the pavement help to keep the car on the road by opposing the centrifugal force.

    Due to speed, road conditions and other factors, some vehicles may leave the roadway when driving through a horizontal curve. This course will discuss the low cost treatments that may be applied along horizontal curves. Design characteristics such as speed, and radii will be discussed as well as references to various signs from the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

    This course will provide the reader with the knowledge that will aid in designing horizontal curves as safely and economical as possible. The course materials are based solely on the Transportation Research Board document “Low Cost Treatments for Horizontal Curve Safety.”

    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: C305
    CEU Course Title:      Drainage and Erosion Control
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $299
    PDH Course Description: The largest contributor to drainage and surface runoff is the hydrologic cycle. During the hydrologic cycle precipitation falls to the ground as either rain or snow. Other causes of surface runoff are manmade. There are several methods available to calculate the flow rate of Stormwater; among those are the SCS and rational methods. Several variables are included in the rational method; among those are surface type, location of the site, and intensity of rainfall.

    Erosion occurs as a result of surface runoff. The effects of erosion can be reduced by implementing a design that can control the surface runoff such as rip rap, and stilling basins. Vegetation can also be used to control erosion. Vegetation acts by holding soil particles together and reducing the effects of erosion.

    This course will provide the reader with the knowledge that will aid in designing culverts and erosion control devices as safely and economical as possible. The course materials are based solely on the Army Corp of Engineers document “Drainage and Erosion Control.”

    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: C306
    CEU Course Title:      Geometric Design Consistency on High-Speed Rural Two-Lane Roadways
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: This course covers problems and solutions pertaining to high – speed rural two – lane roadways. The types of problems include crashes such as those that occur on horizontal curves, those due to elderly drivers and many others. Solutions to these problems range from 85th percentile speed design of the geometrics, where to place driveways along the roadway and the placement of advance warning signs, among others.

    This 6 hour course will discuss Geometric design consistency as it relates to high-speed rural two-lane roadways. Several examples are given in the text that explains how geometric design solutions are applies to high-speed rural two-lane roadways. This course will provide useful information to determine the proper designs for safe high-speed rural two-lane roadways.

    This course can be used by anyone with an interest in roadway design, traffic engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). This course is also perfect for anyone that would like to know more information regarding High-speed rural roadways two-lane roadways and the effects on their communities. After reading this course the student will know the basic information regarding the geometric design consistency on high-speed rural two-lane roadways.

    The course materials are based solely on the Transportation Research Board document “Geometric Design Consistency on High-Speed Rural Two-Lane Roadways.

    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: C307
    CEU Course Title:      Clean Water Act (CWA)
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: The protection of the environment is essential for the continuation of life on this planet. All species on earth share a symbiotic relationship with each other in order to survive. As laws are put into place to protect the environment they sometimes have to be revised in order to address new concerns and developments as science and technology grows and more in learned about our planet.

    The Clean Water Act is a 1977 amendment to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, which set the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants to waters of the United States.

    This course will cover ocean discharges, inspections, law enforcement and much more regarding the Clean Water Act.

    This two-hour course will examine the use of Clean Water Act. It will provide useful information to determine how and when to acquire permits, when to perform inspections and who should the administrator be of the laws and statutes contained in the act.

    This course is to read by anyone with an interest in environmental engineering, hydrology, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, or anyone wanting to know more information regarding Clean Water Act and how it affects our communities. After reading this course the student will know basic information regarding Clean Water Act.

    The course materials are based solely on the materials “Clean Water Act” as found on the website of the 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: C308
    CEU Course Title:      Railroad Track Standards 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: The railroad system serves many purposes in the transportation industry. Railroads are used throughout the country as a means of transporting people and goods. Railroads transcend several states and or jurisdictions, and in order to keep the system working seamlessly a universal standard has been developed to be used by all jurisdictions.

    This course will define the minimum required standards for railroad tracks. Several maintenance and inspections processes will be discussed in length in order to maintain a safe and effective railroad system.

    This 4 hour course will examine the use of Railroad Track Standards. It will provide useful information to determine when railroad tracks require maintenance or even temporary periods of no service.

    This course is to read by anyone with an interest in Railroad engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, or anyone wanting to know more information regarding Railroad Track Standards Design. After reading this course the student will know basic information regarding Railroad Track Standards.

    The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Railroad Track Standards” 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: C309
    CEU Course Title:      Construction with Large Stone
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Large stones are used in construction to serve as erosion control, dikes, dams, backfill, and harbor breakwater and other large structures. Large stone refers to the granular size of aggregate, that is averaging 3 in. or greater.

    This 4 hour course will examine the use of large stone used under several different circumstances. Several different engineering uses will be discussed. Examples will be presented that would be useful to aid the designed in using the most effective layout of dams, dikes, breakwaters and other structures.

    This course should be read by anyone with an interest in dam design, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, and hydrology or anyone wanting to know more information regarding construction with large stone. After reading this course the student would have furthered their knowledge regarding construction with large stone.

    The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Construction with Large Stone” 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: C310
    CEU Course Title:      Clean Air Act – Taking Toxics Out of the Air
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four-hour online course reviews the measures taken by the US Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants from industrial sources such as chemical plants, wood mills, steel mills and oil refineries. The course presents the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards used by the EPA. Topics covered include the types of toxic air pollutants, their causes and sources and how the health of people and the environment are affected by exposure. Specific sources of air toxics include over 30 types of industries, such as dry cleaners, organic chemical producers, gasoline distribution facilities, lead smelters, paper mills, and mineral wool producers. Specific air pollutants related health effects and how the EPA reduces the amount of emissions via the CAA is discussed. The course presents many links and references to informative sources covered in the text topics. Other contributors of emissions include mobile, accidental releases and forest fires and are not discussed here.

    The 1990 Clean Air Act was enacted by the US Government to reduce smog and air pollution. It was preceded by the 1963 CAA and amended in 1966, 1970 and 1977. The CAA covers the total US but states actually carry out the provisions by holding permit hearings, fining companies for violations, developing state implementation plans and holding cleanup hearings for polluted areas. The US Government provides the research, studies, engineering design and financial assistance for CAA programs. The EPA publication for this course was designed to be used by air quality professionals and others interested in air toxics standards and regulations. Air pollution has become a serious health problem since air toxics will affect the health of people and especially the young, elderly and those afflicted with respiratory diseases who are especially susceptible to air quality problems. Dust and particulate matter often trigger asthma attacks. The statistics for people affected by allergies, asthma and other respiratory diseases have been increasing for all age groups. Sources of air toxics include:

    1. Industrial operations that release contaminants.
    2. Mobile, accidental releases (spills), and forest fires.
    3. Under performing emission control equipment.
    4. Construction materials releasing solvents and volatile organic compounds (VOC) or chemicals.
    5. Particulate matter and dust.

    Air quality and pollution are complex problems, which is hard to target because of ever changing types or levels of pollution and a person’s susceptibility to environmental conditions.

    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: C311
    CEU Course Title:      Arch Dam 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $349
    PDH Course Description: Arch Dams are used to control the flow of water or maintain specific water levels in streams, rivers, and other bodies of water. Controlling water flow is essential for purposes of flood control, irrigation, creating bodies of water and for hydroelectric power. Arch Dams maintain their stability against forces and loads from their geometric shape and the strength and mass of the concrete. The shape of arch dams places the hydrostatic and other loads on the abutments and canyon walls. There are several design restraints and processed related to Arch Dams and disciplines from various areas of civil engineering play an integral part in the design, and placement of Arch Dams.

    This course will discuss the various engineering properties of Arch Dams. Several basic equations will be presented that are used to determine forces and seismological analysis for Arch Dams.

    This 15 hour course will examine the use of Arch Dams under several different circumstances. It will provide useful information to determine the size and area of dam needed to withstand hydrostatic forces among others.

    This course is to read by anyone with an interest in Arch Dams, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, power generation, hydrogeology or anyone wanting to know more information regarding Arch Dam Design. After reading this course the student will know basic information regarding Arch Dam design.

    The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Arch Dam Design” 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: C312
    CEU Course Title:      Pipelining 101: An Overview of the Natural Gas 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Enter the fascinating world of the natural gas industry and discover how the relatively unseen network of transmission pipelines is constructed. Supplying approximately 25 percent of total energy consumed in the United States, natural gas is a vital component of the nation's energy supply. Transmission pipelines are the backbone of the natural gas system which consists of over 304,000 miles of pipe throughout the United States. While in some ways basic construction techniques have changed little since the early days before World War II, dramatic improvements to these techniques have been developed to protect sensitive environmental resources which are traversed, such as wetlands, waterbodies, endangered species, and archaeological features. This course focuses on each phase of construction and provides a concise overview with over forty photos and graphics to enhance understanding.

    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: C312T
    CEU Course Title:      Pipelining 101: An Overview of the Natural Gas Industry (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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Enter the fascinating world of the natural gas industry and discover how the relatively unseen network of transmission pipelines is constructed. Supplying approximately 25 percent of total energy consumed in the United States, natural gas is a vital component of the nation's energy supply. Transmission pipelines are the backbone of the natural gas system which consists of over 304,000 miles of pipe throughout the United States. While in some ways basic construction techniques have changed little since the early days before World War II, dramatic improvements to these techniques have been developed to protect sensitive environmental resources which are traversed, such as wetlands, waterbodies, endangered species, and archaeological features. This course focuses on each phase of construction and provides a concise overview with over forty photos and graphics to enhance understanding.

    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: C313
    CEU Course Title:      Underwater Sampling of Soils
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three hour online course discusses the commonly used equipment for soil sampling and recovering soil samples in nearshore environments such as harbors, channels, rivers, and wetlands. The course is a guide for providing the soils information for marine construction projects, dredging of channels, harbors and reclamation of wetlands. Visual examination and other measures used during sampling and sample recovery are considered. The types of equipment and methods covered in the course include common available sampling equipment, boomerang, diver, box, and gravity corers. Guidelines for grab, dredge and drill string samplers are discussed. Special attention is given to the handling, storage, and selection of samples and the procedures used for soil sampling. Basic soil types and factors such as the type of sediment, depth of water, and availability of vessels are considered in the selection of the appropriate sampling methods. Chemical and deep water sampling are not addressed herein.

    The design of nearshore foundations, excavation, and fills requires an understanding of underwater soil sediments, soil characteristics and consideration of problem soils. Samples provide the information necessary for laboratory tests and for in-situ field-testing. Sampling soils underwater is similar to onshore procedures but is more difficult to perform because of factors like the wind, tides, currents, and water depths. It is important to follow the guidelines so the appropriate sampling methods are selected especially since underwater exploration is expensive and difficult to perform and requires special precautions for quality samples.

    Nearshore sediment samples are required for a variety of projects. The type of sediment must be determined for harbor and channel dredging in order to properly dispose of the material and to size disposal areas. Harbor dredging may entail designing dryland expansions of the harbor facilities. Because soils in dredge slurries settle at different rates when placed in confined or unconfined areas future development is determined by the rate of soil consolidation. Samples obtained for laboratory testing help to predict the engineering properties, constructability, consolidation rates, and the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the sediment. Other sampling needs include foundation investigations for drilling platforms, control of underwater earthwork at dams, offshore wind farms and other underwater construction.

    Sample data is required to evaluate the disposal alternatives and dredge plant requirements, possible beneficial uses such as for wetland habitats, island and for barrier island protection for coastal areas, and for industrial and residential developments. Because of the large variety of soils and a large variety of applied soil mechanics problems there is also a large variety of soil sampling methods for determining the engineering properties of soils. Before the sampling program can be requested the design engineer must define the purpose for the exploration program and the testing program for field and laboratory personnel.

    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: C314
    CEU Course Title:      Stormwater – Preparing an Effective Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: According to USEPA, of the 11 pollution source categories listed in the National Water Quality Inventory: 2000 Report to Congress, urban runoff/storm sewers was ranked as the fourth leading source of impairment in rivers, third in lakes, and second in estuaries. To protect the waters of the United States, licensed professional engineers must fully understand the EPA requirements and provisions contained in Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities and facilities are required to have on file a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3). This course will prepare engineers to be familiar with MSGP requirements and how to develop an effective industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.

    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: C315
    CEU Course Title:      Expansive Soil Stabilization
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four hour online course discusses guidelines and criteria for modifying and stabilizing expansive clay soils by various methods. The methods covered include injections with water, lime, lime/ fly ash and potassium chloride and mixing soil with lime, fly ash, lime-cement and Portland cement admixtures. Other methods considered are asphalt stabilization and soil encapsulation. These methods modify expansive soils and unstable rock materials in order to improve performance for slope stability, bearing capacity, road pavements, and excavations in restricted spaces, and to reduce differential settlements. A wide selection of processes and materials are available for the engineer and the course describes suitability for given site conditions. Other measures, which protect expansive soils from wide swings in moisture or water movement, such as geotextiles, geomembranes, slurry walls, and surface water and ground water control, are not covered in this course.

    If the existing subgrade has poor strength or instability due to excess clay, expansive clays, or other problems such as high watertables, ground improvements will protect from potential settlement and provide the required bearing capacity. Other soils which contain clays such as bentonite or montmorillonite can expand and increase in volume when exposed to water. Expansive soils can shrink or decrease in volume when water is not present.

    Unstable soils in the United States, which includes expansive clay soils cause billions of dollars of damage to property each year and may exceed the total costs of natural disasters. Expansive soils are a problem in over 30 states especially in Texas, Colorado, Virginia, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Montana. Expansive clay soils are affected by the shrink/swell cycles caused by changes in moisture content during the year. The amount of swell depends on the amount of clay, relative density, location of water table and overburden stress. Affected sites include building foundations, roads and highways, parking lots, building pads, driveways, houses, pools and decks. Damage may range from sticking doors and cracked walls to foundation failures and building condemnations.

    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: C316
    CEU Course Title:      Designing Bioretention 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Bioretention is an upland based water quality and water quantity control practice that uses chemical, biological and physical processes to remove pollutants from stormwater. Bioretention may also mimic predevelopment hydrology. Bioretention is considered a low impact development (LID) process. The designer of a bioretention facility should consider:

  • Site conditions and constraints
  • Proposed land uses
  • Plant types
  • Soil types
  • Stormwater pollutants
  • Soil moisture conditions
  • Proper drainage
  • Groundwater recharge and
  • Overflows


  • This course expands on two current PDH Online courses titled “Introduction to Bioretention”, C193 and “Design of Bioretention Systems”, C194 and covers key environmental aspects of bioretention systems including landscaping considerations, construction aspects and selling environmental aspects of the systems.

    The text for this course is Chapters 3-5 of the award winning “Prince George’s County Bioretention Manual, revised December 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: C317
    CEU Course Title:      Asset Management for Water and Wastewater Professionals
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Asset management consists of the following five steps:

  • Taking an inventory. Before a facility, whether drinking water or wastewater, can manage its assets, it needs to know what assets they have and what condition they are in. This information will help the facility schedule rehabilitations and replacements of your assets.
  • Prioritizing assets. The water or wastewater system probably has a limited budget. Prioritizing the assets will ensure that the facility allocate funds to the rehabilitation or replacement of its most important assets.
  • Developing an asset management plan. Planning for the rehabilitation and replacement of a facility’s assets includes estimating how much money will be needed each year to maintain the operation of the system. This includes developing a budget and calculating the required reserves.
  • Implementing the asset management plan. Once the facility has determined how much money it will have to set aside each year and how much additional funding (if any) it will need to match that amount, the facility needs to work with its management and customers and with regulators to carry out the plan and ensure that the facility has the technical and financial means to deliver safe water to its customers.
  • Reviewing and revising the asset management plan. Once the facility has developed an asset management plan, the facility should not stick it in a drawer and forget about it! The asset management plan should be used to help the facility shape its operations. It is a flexible document that should evolve as the facility gains more information and as priorities shift.


  • Asset management will help a facility improve the management of its system by:

  • Increasing its knowledge of its system, this will allow the facility to make better financial decisions. This is useful information when considering options to address various system challenges such as meeting regulatory requirements or upgrading system security.
  • Reducing system “down-time” and the number of emergency repairs, since the facility will have planned for the replacement and rehabilitation of its assets.
  • Prioritizing rehabilitation and replacement needs and providing time to research cost-effective alternatives.
  • Showing investors and the public that it is using its money effectively and efficiently, which may make them more likely to increase investment or tolerate rate increases.
  • Giving it greater access to financial assistance. Some funding sources give applicants extra credit (higher priority ratings) for having an asset management plan or a capital improvement plan.


  • The US EPA is emphasizing asset management as a way to ensure the sustainability of both drinking water and wastewater systems. The EPA has developed a variety of assert management documents. This course is based upon the following EPA documents:
  • “Asset Management: A Handbook for Small Water Systems”, EPA 816-R-03-016, September 2003.
  • “Taking Stock of Your Water System”, EPA 816-K-03-002, October 2004.
  • “Setting Small Drinking Water Rates for a Sustainable Future”, EPA 816-R-05-006, January 2006.
  • “Asset Management: A Best Practices Guide”, EPA 816-F-08-014, April 2008.
  • “Asset Management for Local Officials”, EPA 816-F-08-015, April 2008.
  • “Building an Asset Management Team”, EPA 816-F-08-016, April 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: C318
    CEU Course Title:      Reducing Solid Waste
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Until recently, companies might not have paid much attention to the municipal solid waste’ they produce. Many businesses have been content simply to establish and manage an efficient system for removing trash. Times have changed, however, and so has waste management. In many areas of the country, companies are seeing a dramatic increase in the complexity and costs of managing their waste. At the same time, public concern over the effects of all this waste has grown significantly. Today, more and more customers are taking environmental considerations into account when purchasing products and services.

    This course is designed to assist businesses and solid waste professionals in setting up a program to evaluate their current solid waste practices and seek new and innovative ways to reduce their sold wastes, both in quantity and costs. It provides a series of forms and checklists that are valuable to conducting on site evaluations of current solid waste practices.

    The text for this course is the EPA publication, “Business Guide for Reducing Solid Waste”, EPA 530-K-92-004, November 1993.

    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: C319
    CEU Course Title:      Domestic Wastewater Treatment
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Wastewater treatment plants are designed to treat water by biological, chemical and mechanical means before being released back into the environment as drinking water. Generally the types of water to be treated is from domestic, commercial, institutional and educational establishments. Some industrial waste such as cooling tower discharge, swimming pool filter discharges and aircraft wash wastes may be admitted to wastewater treatment plants.

    This 8 hour course will examine the design of wastewater treatment plants. Several different design parameters will be discussed such as, biological oxidation, chlorine demand, organic loading, primary treatment, and secondary treatment among others.

    This course should be read by anyone with an interest in wastewater treatment, environmental engineering, water resources, hydraulics or anyone wanting to know more information regarding Domestic Wastewater Treatment. After reading this course the student will have furthered their knowledge regarding Domestic Wastewater Treatment.

    The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Domestic Wastewater Treatment” 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: C320
    CEU Course Title:      Effective Water Utility 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Water and wastewater utilities across the country face common challenges. These include rising costs, aging infrastructure, increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, population changes, and a rapidly changing workforce. While many utility managers find themselves turning from one urgent priority to the next, others have systematically applied effective utility management approaches that have helped them improve their products and services, increase community support, and ensure a strong and viable utility long into the future.

    Effective utility management can help water and wastewater utilities enhance the stewardship of their infrastructure, improve performance in many critical areas, and respond to current and future challenges. Addressing these challenges also requires ongoing collaboration between government, industry, elected officials, and other stakeholders.

    This course is derived from a collaboration effort between
  • Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA)
  • American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
  • National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)


  • The text for this course is the final report prepared by the collaboration under the US EPA and titled, “Effective Utility Management: A Primer for Water and Wastewater Utilities.”

    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: C320W
    CEU Course Title:      Effective Water Utility Management (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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $220
    PDH Course Description: Water and wastewater utilities across the country face common challenges. These include rising costs, aging infrastructure, increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, population changes, and a rapidly changing workforce. While many utility managers find themselves turning from one urgent priority to the next, others have systematically applied effective utility management approaches that have helped them improve their products and services, increase community support, and ensure a strong and viable utility long into the future.

    Effective utility management can help water and wastewater utilities enhance the stewardship of their infrastructure, improve performance in many critical areas, and respond to current and future challenges. Addressing these challenges also requires ongoing collaboration between government, industry, elected officials, and other stakeholders.

    This course is derived from a collaboration effort between
  • Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA)
  • American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
  • National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)


  • The text for this course is the final report prepared by the collaboration under the US EPA and titled, “Effective Utility Management: A Primer for Water and Wastewater Utilities.”

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: C321
    CEU Course Title:      Chemical Quality Assurance for HTRW Projects
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: The goals of a chemical data quality management (CDQM) program are to: 1) generate data of acceptable quality for the intended use; 2) satisfy the needs of the customer and the regulators; 3) generate sufficient data of known quality on the first attempt; and 4) provide an historical record for potential future use. When a CDQM program is used properly, the project manager can readily measure the success of the team in meeting the project-specific data quality objectives (DQOs).

    This course will assist any project manager in understanding the quality assurance requirements for a site investigation involving hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste sites.

    The text for this course is “Chemical Quality Assurance for hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (HTRW) Projects,” US Army Corps of Engineer Manual 200-1-6, October 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: C322
    CEU Course Title:      Basic Roadway Plan Preparation
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: This course covers the general content and purpose of various drawings in a typical set of roadway plans that could represent a street, highway or expressway improvement. The course describes the basic format of each drawing, the uses of the drawing by the various design teams and disciplines, and the expectations that a construction team would have for each sheet.

    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: C323
    CEU Course Title:      Stormwater – Understanding the New 2008 MSGP for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial ActivityABIH CM APPROVAL #09-1648
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Since 1990 USEPA has regulated stormwater discharges associated with Industrial Activities. To protect the waters of the United States, licensed professional engineers must fully understand the EPA requirements and provisions contained in Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities that was promulgated on September 29, 2008. In the recently promulgated MSGP USEPA regulates 29 Sectors which industrial activities could contribute to stormwater pollution. Subject facilities are required to have on file a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3). This course will prepare engineers to be familiar with MSGP requirements and how to develop an effective industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.

    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: C324
    CEU Course Title:      Working with Radioactive and Mixed Waste
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Radioactive waste, rather alone or combined with hazardous or toxic components can be dangerous when exposed to the environment. This course will provide regulatory guidelines and management responsibilities to that can aid in effectively remediate radioactive sites. Some technical information is provided however this course is not intended to provide detailed technical recommendations or sophisticated scientific procedures.

    This 6 hour course will examine the regulatory guidelines and management responsibilities that will aid the reader to successfully remediate radioactive contaminated sites. The health and safety of personnel working on remediation sites will also be discussed.

    This course should be studied by project managers, military engineers, environmental engineers, persons working in hazardous waste or anyone with an interest in management guidelines for radioactive and mixed waste. After reading this course the student would have learned the regulatory guidelines and management responsibilities regarding restoring sites contaminated with radioactive material.

    The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Working with Radioactive and Mixed Waste” 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: C325
    CEU Course Title:      Hydraulic Design of Navigation Dams
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: This course covers the design, construction and operation of navigation dams. Various topics will be studied including environmental impacts, types of dams, methods of construction, and flood flow operation among others.

    This 8 hour course will examine the guidelines and engineering procedures for the hydraulic design of navigation dams. Several factors affecting the navigation dams will be discussed such as Hydraulics, Ice conditions, Spillway Design, Methods of construction, and safety among others.

    This course is intended for Hydrologist, hydraulic engineers, military engineers, environmental engineers, or anyone with an interest in the hydraulic design of navigation dams. After reading this course the student would have learned the guidelines for designing, constructing and operating navigation dams.

    The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Hydraulic Design of Navigation Dams” 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: C326
    CEU Course Title:      Removal of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $349
    PDH Course Description: This course covers Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) that are subject to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle I. Activities associated with each phase of tank removal will be studied including initial field investigations, data gathering, tank removal and site remediation. This 15 hour course will examine the regulatory guidelines that will aid the reader to successfully plan and execute and underground tank removal project. Emphasis will be placed on Removal, sampling methods and Personnel safety. This course is intended for project managers, military engineers, environmental engineers, geotechnical engineers, persons working in the tank removal or related profession or anyone with an interest in the regulatory guidelines for removing underground storage tanks. The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual “Removal of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)” 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: C327
    CEU Course Title:      Traffic Controls for Bicycle Facilities
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Traffic control is of great importance in traffic engineering. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is a guideline that promotes the safe and efficient movement of traffic. Part 9 of this manual provides guidelines for the traffic control for bicycle facilities including placement of signs, striping, and much more. This course will provide the reader with the knowledge to use the basic principles of the traffic controls for bicycle facilities provided by the MUTCD. The course materials are based solely on Part 9 of the 2003 edition MUTCD for Streets and Highways.

    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: C328
    CEU Course Title:      Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) for UST Sites
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This course provides background information on the use of Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) programs at UST sites. Also included are an overview and description of the steps in the RBCA process as presented in ASTM standard [E 1739-95], Guide for Risk-Based Corrective Action at Petroleum Release Sites. This course would be good preparation for understanding and utilizing guidance documents for state RBCA programs.

    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: C329
    CEU Course Title:      Foundry Sand Facts for Civil Engineers
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: Foundry sand is a byproduct of the manufacturing process that produces metal castings. Foundry sand has many applications in construction such as embankments, roadway asphalt, cement products, and roadway base/subbase among others. There are various engineering properties of foundry sand that are important to civil engineers.

    This course will cover the various types and engineering properties of foundry sand. Several characteristics of foundry sand will be covered such as grain size, shear strength, plasticity, specific gravity and compaction.

    This course is based on the document “Foundry Sand Facts for Civil Engineers,” 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: C330
    CEU Course Title:      Sampling Frozen Soils
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three hour online course discusses drilling equipment and procedures used for soil sampling in frozen soils, and methods for recovering the soil samples. Visual examination and other measures used during drilling and sample recovery are considered. The types of equipment and drilling methods covered in the course include solid-stem, hollow-stem augers, bucket augers, and Rand auger boring. Guidelines for a variety of samplers including split barrel, thin wall tubes, block, pitcher and continuous soil auger are discussed as well as the handling, selection and storage of specimen samples. Basic soil types and how drilling and sampling in frozen states differ from unfrozen conditions and are considered in the selection of appropriate drilling and sampling methods. Also covered is artificial ground freezing methods used for dealing with groundwater problems.

    Artificial ground freezing has been used for several decades for in drilling and sampling difficult soil formations. It has been used more extensively for groundwater control and excavation in underground construction projects since it is very effective in controlling the groundwater and to provide soil support for shaft construction in water-bearing formations. By artificially freezing the pore water of soils a stronger more stable material is created and ground water problems are solved.

    Artificial ground freezing has more recently been used for environmental remediation projects by creating subsurface barriers. Frozen earth barriers prevent contaminated groundwater from migrating while remediation is being performed. Installation of the barriers may be for temporary use or for long term use.

    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: C331
    CEU Course Title:      Settlement Analysis Under Static Loading Conditions I
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Soil settlement occurs under virtually every building and embankment. The purpose of this course is to teach engineers, contractors and construction managers the fundamental concepts of settlement analysis. This course provides guidelines for calculations of vertical displacements and settlement of soil under shallow foundations supporting various types of structures and under embankments. Various causes of soil displacements are discussed along with the recommended limitations of total and differential settlements. The concepts and methods presented in this course are applicable to design analysis of alternatives for new construction, analyses for rationalizing in-service performance, forensic investigations, damage assessments and repair/rehabilitation design. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-1-1904 Settlement Analysis.

    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: C332
    CEU Course Title:      Settlement Analysis Under Static Loading Conditions II with Practical Problems
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
    PDH Course Description: Soil settlement occurs under virtually every building and embankment. The purpose of this course is to teach engineers, contractors and construction managers the fundamental concepts of settlement analysis. This course provides guidelines for calculations of vertical displacements and settlement of soil under shallow foundations supporting various types of structures and under embankments. Various causes of soil displacements are discussed along with the recommended limitations of total and differential settlements. The concepts and methods presented in this course are applicable to design analysis of alternatives for new construction, analyses for rationalizing in-service performance, forensic investigations, damage assessments and repair/rehabilitation design. The course materials are based solely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-1-1904 Settlement Analysis.

    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: C333
    CEU Course Title:      SPCC – Amendments December 2008
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: USEPA Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rules have been evolving and engineers must keep track of these changes to prepare effective and concise SPCC plans for applicable onshore facilities with oil storage above applicable thresholds. In particular, December 2008, USEPA published amendments to the SPCC in order to provide increased clarity, to tailor requirements to particular industry sectors, and to streamline certain requirements for those facility owners or operators subject to the rule, which should result in greater protection to human health and the environment. This three hour course will prepare engineers with an overview of the December 2008 amendments to the SPCC rule.

    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: C334
    CEU Course Title:      National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Plan For Petroleum Bulk Stations & Terminals
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: As authorized by the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls water pollution by regulating stormwater point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. Since its introduction in 1972, the NPDES permit program is responsible for significant improvements to our Nation's water quality.

    The author has attempted to explain and suggest engineering recommendations for the regulated community of Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals (PBSTs) under US EPA’s Phase I NPDES stormwater regulations. The regulations typically applies to PBSTs with SIC 5171 or NAICS 422710 for permitting so that stormwater can be discharged from the facility.

    The majority of states have the authority from the US EPA to administered-regulated stormwater discharges from PBSTs facilities.

    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: C335
    CEU Course Title:      US EPA Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know Act for Petroleum Storage Facilities
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: As authorized under Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), which was enacted as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 (Pub.L. 99-499), (SARA).

    The US EPA relies on EPCRA section 328 for general rulemaking authority. Title III of SARA (EPCRA) establishes authorities for emergency planning and preparedness, emergency release notification reporting, community right-to-know reporting, and toxic chemical release reporting. It is intended to encourage State and local planning and preparedness for releases of extremely hazardous substances and to provide the public, local governments, fire departments and other emergency officials with information concerning chemical releases and the potential chemical risks in their communities.

    The implementing regulations for emergency planning, emergency release notification and the chemicals subject to these regulations (Extremely Hazardous Substances) are codified in 40 CFR part 355. The implementing regulations for community right-to-know reporting (or hazardous chemical reporting) are codified in 40 CFR part 370.

    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: C336
    CEU Course Title:      Guidelines for Geotechnical Reports
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course discusses guidelines and recommendations for developing geotechnical reports. GTRs consist of preliminary (data) reports and final (design and P&S) reports. This course primarily covers data reports and the specific information required for subsurface soil, rock and water conditions to be presented in a project report. Also presented are review checklists useful for preparing accurate reports, which include elements such as site investigations, embankments and excavations, structural foundations and material sites. The student will gain an understanding of the types of subsurface investigations and the requirements for the minimum number of borings, depths, and spacing of borings, samplings and for testing for various types of construction projects and types of soil.

    The course covers the development of geotechnical reports for the preliminary and design stages of a project. The importance of the GTR and thorough subsurface investigations is stressed. Additional costs may result if the investigations are inadequate and the presentation or interpretation of subsurface conditions is incomplete in the report. The design of foundations for buildings, roadways, excavations, and embankments requires a complete understanding of soil strength; soil characteristics, problem soils and how soil behaves under imposed loads. Drilling and coring provide the necessary samples for laboratory tests, for in-situ field-testing and for the detailed subsurface record, the boring log and profile presented in the GTR.

    From the initiation of a project, subsurface investigations progress through several phases from the concept to construction and to operation and maintenance. Initially the investigations are general and cover data gathering for subsurface conditions. As the project develops from the planning and concept phases to plans and specifications for construction the reports are more detailed for design and interpretation of subsurface conditions. It is important to follow established criteria and guidelines in order to select the appropriate drilling, sampling and testing methods given the expense of subsurface exploration.

    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: C337
    CEU Course Title:      Signalized Intersections Part I - Fundamentals
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $169
    PDH Course Description: Intersections occur along roadways in order to connect intersecting streams of traffic. Several conflicts can occur at intersections which involve pedestrians, vehicles, and bicycles. These conflicts can be classified as merging, diverging and crossing. The basic function of signalized intersections is to sequence right-of-way between intersecting streams of users. Research has shown that, under the right circumstances, the installation of traffic signals will reduce the number and severity of crashes.

    This course will provide methods for evaluating the safety and operations of signalized intersections and the tools to remedy the deficiencies.

    This course is based on the document “Signalized Intersections,” 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: C338
    CEU Course Title:      Signalized Intersections Part II – Project Process and Analysis
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Intersections occur along roadways in order to connect intersecting streams of traffic. Several conflicts can occur at intersections which involve pedestrians, vehicles, and bicycles. These conflicts can be classified as merging, diverging and crossing. The basic function of signalized intersections is to sequence right-of-way between intersecting streams of users. Research has shown that, under the right circumstances, the installation of traffic signals will reduce the number and severity of crashes.

    This course will provide methods for evaluating the safety and operations of signalized intersections and the tools to remedy the deficiencies.

    This course is based on the document “Signalized Intersections,” 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: C339
    CEU Course Title:      Signalized Intersections Part III – Treatments
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   9 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   9 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.9 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   9 LU
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $219
    PDH Course Description: Intersections occur along roadways in order to connect intersecting streams of traffic. Several conflicts can occur at intersections which involve pedestrians, vehicles, and bicycles. These conflicts can be classified as merging, diverging and crossing. The basic function of signalized intersections is to sequence right-of-way between intersecting streams of users. Research has shown that, under the right circumstances, the installation of traffic signals will reduce the number and severity of crashes.

    This course will provide methods for evaluating the safety and operations of signalized intersections and the tools to remedy the deficiencies.

    This course is based on the document “Signalized Intersections,” 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: C340
    CEU Course Title:      Highway Subdrainage 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Excessive and uncontrolled subsurface water can be detrimental to the structural stability of roadway pavement. Subsurface water can be a result of water infiltrating from the pavement surface or from groundwater. The removal of water from the pavement section and subgrade can be done with the use of subsurface drainage structures that collects the water and drains it away from the pavement cross section.

    This course will provide methods for draining subsurface water away from the pavement section. The control of infiltration and maintenance aspects of subdrainage systems will also be discussed.

    This course is based on the document “Highway Subdrainage Design,” 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: C341
    CEU Course Title:      Reservoir Water Quality 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Reservoir water quality is essential to protecting the environment, specifically areas downstream of a water reservoir. Water quality changes in reservoirs are the result of physical, chemical and biological loading. Reservoirs are authorized for purposes such as flood control, navigation, hydroelectric power generation, recreation, water supply fish and wildlife conservation and enhancement.

    This course will provide the knowledge for the assessment of reservoir water quality conditions. Water quality parameters will be discussed including chemical and biological characteristics and processes, reservoir releases, tailwaters and diagnostic techniques.

    This course is based on the document “Reservoir Water Quality Analysis,” published 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: C342
    CEU Course Title:      Older Driver Highway Design
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   9 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   9 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.9 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   9 LU
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $219
    PDH Course Description: Older drivers are using the nation’s highways at increasing numbers which may pose challenges in the decades ahead for transportation engineers to ensure system safety and operational efficiency of our roadways. The 65 and older group will exceed 50 million by 2020, accounting for approximately one-fifth of the population of driving age in this country.

    The functional deficits associated with normal aging places older drivers at greater risk when negotiating various roadway features such as horizontal curves, left-turn lanes and intersections. The steady growth of older drivers will experience declining vision, slowed reaction times and reductions in strength, flexibility and overall fitness.

    This course will provide a guide that supplement existing standards in the areas of highway geometry, operations and traffic control devices.

    This course is material is based on the document “Older Driver Highway Design,” 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: C343
    CEU Course Title:      Drainage of Highway Pavements
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Effective highway drainage is essential to the proper function of traffic along the highway. Water on the pavement can cause several problems such as hydroplaning, and visibility from splash and spray. Water on the roadway could also inhibit the proper flow of traffic thereby increasing congestion

    This course will discuss the hydrology and hydraulics of highway pavement drainage. The methods for determining flow including how to determine the time of concentration will be discussed. Included in the hydraulic discussion will be the design aids for determining gutter spread and grate selection.

    This course is material is based on the document “Drainage of Highway Pavements,” 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: C344
    CEU Course Title:      Ecosystem Stress from Chronic Exposure to Low-levels of Nitrate
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Bioavailable nitrogen has been falling in the rain since the industrial revolution. It exists in the ecosystem as a limiting nutrient for plants and animals. Concentrated nitrogen in surface and groundwater can have deleterious effects such as eutrophication, algae blooms, and hypoxia.

    Nitrogen exists in several compounds in the ecosystem, those being, NO3, NH4, NO2, DON, TN, etc. Atmospheric deposition has resulted in the low-level exposure to nitrate (NO3-) by terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

    This course will provide the reader with studies that have shown the results of low-level exposure to nitrogen on ecosystems. Several study sites will be evaluated under controlled experiments. The controlled sites were 40 x 40-m plots with varying degrees of fertilizer and mammal manipulation.

    This course material is based on the document “Ecosystem Stress from Chronic Exposure to Low-Levels of Nitrate,” as published on the website of the United States 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: C345
    CEU Course Title:      Renewable Energy Technologies on Underused, Formerly Contaminated Sites
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Limbo lands are sites such as brownfields, landfills, abandoned mine lands, former industrial sites, former superfund sites, and certain government installations. These sites have the potential for use as renewable energy generating stations. Various types of renewable energy technologies (RETs) can be considered for redevelopment of limbo lands.

    This course will present the study that was prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Various types of RETs will be discussed and evaluated for several limbo lands throughout the United States.

    This course material is based on the document “Converting Limbo Lands to Energy-Generating Stations: Renewable Energy Technologies on Underused, Formerly Contaminated Sites,” as published on the website of the United States 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: C346
    CEU Course Title:      Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention and Control Planning
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $169
    PDH Course Description: Urban runoff can include storm water, combined sewer overflows and non-point sources of water pollution. Achieving water quality is a goal that is shared by several if not most U.S. municipalities. There are several ways to prevent and control urban runoff pollution some of which will be discussed in this course.

    This course will provide the reader with the practical knowledge to implement an urban runoff pollution prevention and control plan. Environmental protection laws will also be discussed. Case studies are provided to illustrate to the reader how the information learned has been used on “real-world” projects.

    This course material is based on the document “Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention and Control Planning,” as published on the website of the United States 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: C347
    CEU Course Title:      A Review of Wetland Preservation and Restoration Techniques Following Natural Gas Pipeline Construction
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Transmission pipelines are the backbone of the natural gas system which consists of over 304,000 miles of pipe throughout the United States. It is not uncommon for a major pipeline project to cross hundreds or even thousands of wetlands along its route. To help protect these sensitive natural resources, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has regulated specific procedures for wetland preservation and restoration following natural gas pipeline construction. This course analyzes the effectiveness of these procedures in comparison with the following nine independent variables and offers recommendations for future improvements.

    Research Independent Variables

  • Ecoregion of the country
  • Evidence of construction debris
  • Evidence of erosion
  • Re-establishment of pre-construction grades
  • Appropriate waterbar placement
  • Evidence of human disturbance
  • Wetland position in the landscape
  • Soil texture
  • Evidence of top soil mixing


  • 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: C348
    CEU Course Title:      Construction & Demolition Debris Reduction
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course provides general guidance for the reduction, reuse and recycling of construction and demolition (C & D) debris. Opportunities for reduction are considered for each stage of a project beginning with design and carried through to the construction, renovation and/ or demolition stages. The advantages and limitations of methods used for debris reduction are discussed. Also presented are methods for reusing and recycling debris and existing markets for the debris. Case studies are presented to show the steps taken for successful recovery operations and the lessons learned.

    Some states like California require a percentage of C&D debris be reused to reduce landfill use. The course shows these measures are effective in reducing C & D debris:

    a. incorporate C & D reduction in the contract specifications and monitor the process in order to be successful
    b. establish SOP for reuse and recycling at the construction site
    c. use more durable products for longer life before replacement is necessary
    d. salvage C&D debris for sale, donation and reuse
    e. use building material having recycled content such as carpeting, floor tiles, counter tops and restroom dividers
    f. rehabilitate an existing building in place of demolition when feasible

    The above measures used to reduce, reuse and recycle debris cut expenses by:

    a. avoiding disposal fees, transportation costs and purchasing new costs
    b. generating revenue from the sales of recovered items
    c. gaining tax deductions from donation

    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: C349
    CEU Course Title:      Reducing Microbial Concentrations with Stormwater Retention Ponds and Constructed Wetlands
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Stormwater runoff is responsible for polluting several bodies of water with pathogens. These pathogens can be the cause of several illnesses when exposed to humans. This course will provide the reader with the study of the fate of indicator organisms in the Stormwater runoff entering and exiting constructed wetlands and retention ponds as performed by The National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL). Pilot scale studies as well as bench scale studies were performed that represented larger field-scale systems to determine the mechanisms that aid in reducing the indicator organism concentrations.

    This course will provide the reader with the practical knowledge of the performance of Stormwater retention ponds and constructed wetlands in reducing microbial concentrations. Environmental protection laws will also be discussed. Case studies are also provided to illustrate to the reader how the information learned has been used on pilot and bench scale studies.

    This course material is based on the document “Performance of Stormwater Retention Ponds and Constructed Wetlands in Reducing Microbial Concentrations,” as published on the website of the United States 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: C350
    CEU Course Title:      Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Relief Well
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $169
    PDH Course Description: Maintenance relief wells are constructed to relieve the subsurface hydrostatic pressures which may develop within the pervious foundations of dams, levees, and hydraulic structures. Relief wells function as artificial springs to reduce pressures to safe values. Relief wells consist of a well screen, a riser pipe that is surrounded by a filter material designed to prevent the infiltration of soil fines into the well.

    This course will provide the reader with the practical knowledge of the Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Relief Wells. Several figures will be included to illustrate the drains incorporated in drainage systems.

    This course material is based on the document “Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Relief Wells,” as published on the website of the United States 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: C351
    CEU Course Title:      Removal of Arsenic from Drinking Water Supplies by Iron Removal Process
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: Arsenic is a common occurring contaminant that can be found in arsenic-bearing rocks and soils. Arsenic can also be found in pesticide runoff, glass and electronics production waste. Arsenic can be transported by erosion to natural waters and subsequently to water treatment plants. The removal or arsenic can be done effectively using the iron removal process.

    The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of 1974 mandated that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) identify and regulate drinking water contaminants that may have an adverse effect on the public. In 2003 the USEPA mandated that the Maximum contaminant level (MCL) of arsenic to be at or below 0.010 mg/L. This course will present the removal of arsenic from drinking water using the Iron removal process.

    This course will provide the reader with the practical knowledge to remove Arsenic from Drinking Water Supplies by Iron Removal Process. Various types of oxidants used in the removal processes will be discussed, as well as capital and operating costs of water treatment facilities.

    This course material is based on the document “Removal of Arsenic from Drinking Water Supplies by Iron Removal Process,” as published on the website of the United States 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: C352
    CEU Course Title:      Sedimentation Investigations of Rivers and Reservoirs
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Sediment problems are encountered in various flood control, navigation, and hydropower projects in rivers and streams. Sediment can be cause by rill, gully and sheet erosion as a result of rainfall, snowmelt and construction. Sediments can affect the stream geometry and scour at critical locations. In some cases the effects of sedimentation can cause structural failure such as bridges or geotechnical failures.

    This course will provide the reader with the practical knowledge to plan, conduct and report the results of a sedimentation study. Technical information will be presented such as sediment yield, river sedimentation, and reservoir sedimentation.

    This course material is based on the document “Sedimentation Investigations of Rivers and Reservoirs,” as published on the website of the United States 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: C353
    CEU Course Title:      OSHA Required Training – Chemical Hazard Communications – 29 CFR 1910.1200
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created by the United States Congress in 1971 as a federal agency in the Department of Labor. OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. To help establish safer workplaces, OSHA regulations for “general industry” (29 CFR 1910) stipulate required employee training for 29 topics, as applicable to the specific work environment. This course focuses on the responsibilities and training requirements pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.1200 – chemical hazard communications, which covers all employees exposed to hazardous chemicals regardless of form; liquids, solids, gases, vapors, fumes, and mists.

    OSHA considers the provisions of the hazard communications standard to be very important. This is evident by the fact that infractions of 29 CFR 1910.1200 regulations frequently rate in the top ten OSHA issued violations for recent years.

    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: C354
    CEU Course Title:      Underground Construction (Tunneling) - OSHA Standards
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This one-hour online course provides general guidelines for recognizing the potential hazards of underground construction of tunnels and chambers and the methods taken to prevent or reduce exposure to the hazards. Topics include the OSHA standards for safety and protection from underground hazards such as reduced natural ventilation and light, difficult access and egress, exposure to air contaminants, fire, flooding and explosion. The text discusses steps to provide safe operation of hoists and cranes and for drilling and blasting underground. Where and how often site and equipment inspections should be performed are discussed.

    The course is based on an OSHA underground construction publication, which covers standards written to provide a safe work site. Underground excavations are recognized as one of the most hazardous of construction operations. They are inherently unstable and pose several serious hazards to workers, which include mainly excavation failures such as cave-ins, subsidence, fires, explosions and hazardous air. Other excavation hazards include falls, falling debris and materials or construction equipment and unhealthful atmospheric conditions.

    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: C355
    CEU Course Title:       Ice Engineering Part I – Ice Properties, Processes, and Problem Solutions
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
    PDH Course Description: Ice formation along rivers and channels can have destructive effects on the surrounding environment. Ice can cause bridge scour, soil erosion, death of vegetation and aquatic life, flooding and mechanical malfunction of hydropower plants. Ice control employs various processes of ice removal, and solutions for navigating water bodies containing ice. Several procedures of controlling and eliminating ice will be covered in this course. Ice formation processes and physical properties will also be discussed.

    This course is the first of a two part series on ice engineering. Part I will provide the reader with the processes, and problem solutions for ice in rivers and channels. Part II will cover the problems of Ice jams; ice flooding, winter navigation on inland waterways and the preparation of river ice management plans.

    This course material is based on the document “Ice Engineering,” as published on the website of the U. S. 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: C356
    CEU Course Title:      Ice Engineering Part II – Ice Jams, Mitigation, and Winter Navigation
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: Ice formation along rivers and channels can have destructive effects on the surrounding environment. Ice can cause bridge scour, soil erosion, death of vegetation and aquatic life, flooding and mechanical malfunction of hydropower plants. Ice control employs various processes of ice removal, and solutions for navigating water bodies containing ice. Several procedures of controlling and eliminating ice jams, ice flooding, winter navigation and ice management plans will be discussed.

    This course is the second part of a two part series on ice engineering. Part I provided the reader with the processes, and problem solutions for ice in rivers and channels. Part II will cover the problems of Ice jams; ice flooding, winter navigation on inland waterways and the preparation of river ice management plans.

    This course material is based on the document “Ice Engineering,” as published on the website of the U. S. 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: C357
    CEU Course Title:       Evaluating Landfill Gas Emissions from Closed or Abandoned Facilities
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
    PDH Course Description: Landfills are the final destination for the majority of our solid waste. They can have a service life of well over 20 years. During the life of a landfill changes occur to the solid waste producing landfill gas. Landfill gas is produced by the anaerobic decomposition of biodegradable waste in landfills. The two main gases that are produced are methane, and carbon dioxide. Other constituents of primary concern in landfill gas include mercury, benzene, chloroform, toluene, vinyl chloride, and chlorofluorocarbons.

    These gases can cause a host of problems with one being cancer when it come into contact with humans. Contact can be made with the landfill gas as it seeps through the soil, water and building structures to the surface.

    This course will provide the reader with the procedures and tools for evaluating health and safety impacts of landfill gas. Federal guidelines will be discussed such as the Resource Conservation of Recovery Act (RCRA), The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Case studies will be presented to illustrate the monitoring procedures discussed.

    This course material is based on the document “Evaluating Landfill Gas Emissions from Closed or Abandoned Facilities,” as published on the website of the 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: C358
    CEU Course Title:      Geotechnical Issues in Pavement 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four hour online course covers the methods and procedures used to address the geotechnical issues in pavement design, construction and performance for new construction and reconstruction. It discusses the characterization of existing and constructed subgrades and unbound base and subbase materials. The influences of geotechnical factors are reviewed with respect to the current and earlier AASHTO design guides. Case histories are presented to show the successes and failures in support of the design concepts. Basic concepts of soil behavior are considered. Problem subgrade soils such as plastic and expansive soils, collapsible soils, and frost susceptible soils are discussed. The basics of the AASHTO pavement guides are reviewed. A majority of states use the 1993 AASHTO empirical equation, which has evolved from a 1956 Road Test. Over the years the Design Guides have included additional factors to better design pavements for the conditions, traffic, and materials being used at specific road sites.

    Some of the main topics covered in this course include:

  • Review and discussion of the components of pavement structures and the types of pavements.
  • Geotechnical issues and key parameters that are considered in pavement design and construction.
  • Influence of climate, moisture, drainage, and unsuitable subgrades on the performance of pavements.
  • Determination of geotechnical inputs required for pavement design, construction, and performance.
  • Considerations of mechanistic and empirical design concepts and history of pavement design.
  • The basics of the current and past AASHTO design guides.


  • 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: C359
    CEU Course Title:      Airport Design
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $299
    PDH Course Description: There are over 10,000 airports in the United States that serves all types of flights such as commercial, business, industrial and private. With thousands of flights occurring each day, air travel have to conform to certain criteria to ensure the safe operation of aircraft and its passengers. The federal aviation administration (FAA) was formed in 1958 to regulate and oversee all forms of civil aviation in the United States. On its website the FAA mission reads as follows; “our continuing mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.” Part of this mission is to provide the safest and most efficient airports that serve the aviation community in our country.

    This course airport design will cover several topics including regulatory requirements, runway design, taxiway design, runway end siting requirements, airport geometry and several other topics that are essential to a complete and operational airport design. Specifications from several aircraft manufacturers will be included to aid the designer in specifying runway and taxiway layout, end siting requirements, and jet blast pads. Several example problems are included to aid the student in solving some problems that present themselves to the airport designer.

    This course material is based on the document “Airport Design,” 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: C360
    CEU Course Title:      Airport Runway Length 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: There are over 10,000 airports in the United States that serves all types of flights such as commercial, business, industrial and private. With thousands of flights occurring each day, air travel have to conform to certain criteria to ensure the safe operation of aircraft and its passengers. The federal aviation administration (FAA) was formed in 1958 to regulate and oversee all forms of civil aviation in the United States. On its website the FAA mission reads as follows; “our continuing mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.” Part of this mission is to provide the safest and most efficient airports that serve the aviation community in our country.

    This course Airport Runway Length Requirements will cover designing runways lengths for a wide range of airplanes that are in operation. Specifications from several aircraft manufacturers will be included to aid the designer in specifying runway length requirements. Several example problems are included to aid the student in solving problems that may present themselves to the airport runway designer.

    This course material is based on the document Airport Runway Length Requirements, 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: C361
    CEU Course Title:      Airport Terminal Facilities Planning and Design
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: There are over 10,000 airports in the United States that serves all types of flights such as commercial, business, industrial and private. With thousands of flights occurring each day, air travel have to conform to certain criteria to ensure the safe operation of aircraft and its passengers. The federal aviation administration (FAA) was formed in 1958 to regulate and oversee all forms of civil aviation in the United States. On its website the FAA mission reads as follows; “our continuing mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.” Part of this mission is to provide the safest and most efficient airports that serve the aviation community in our country.

    This course airport terminal facilities planning and design will cover several topics including design methodologies, terminal building space guidelines, federal inspection services (FIS) facilities, airport access systems, and other design considerations. Several example problems are included to aid the student in solving some problems that present themselves to the airport terminal facilities planning and designer.

    This course material is based on the document “Planning And Design Guidelines For Airport Terminal Facilities,” 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: C362
    CEU Course Title:      Highway Stormwater Pump Station 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $349
    PDH Course Description: There are several stages of highway design all of which involves careful engineering that helps to facilitate the safety of vehicular traffic. Highway drainage can become a problem when the surrounding terrain is relatively flat. Highway stormwater pump stations can be used to carry water from the roadway where gravity drainage is impossible or unfeasible. The cost to implement stormwater pump stations may be substantial however it may be necessary to ensure the safe movement of traffic during storm events. Alternatives to stormwater pumping stations include siphons, recharge basins, deep and long storm drain systems and tunnels.

    This course highway stormwater pump station design will cover the various stages of stormwater pump design including pump location, size, power requirements, and maintenance. Several example problems will be studied to aid the student in solving problems that may present themselves to the designer

    This course material is based on the document Highway Stormwater Pump Station Design, as published on the website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

    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: C363
    CEU Course Title:      Pavement Subdrains & Subgrade Improvements
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: This five-hour online course covers design of pavement subsurface drainage. The key geotechnical components of subdrain systems - permeable bases, edgedrains, deep drains, and separators - are presented. An overview of the potential subgrade problems such as subsurface water and saturated soils, problem soils such as collapsible, swelling, expansive and frost susceptible soils are covered. Guidelines for typical stabilization methods and geosynthetics used to improve pavement subgrade problems are also covered. Also discussed are the basic concepts of soil behavior and problem subgrade soils, and how pavement performance deteriorates due to problem subgrade soils. The influences of geotechnical factors are reviewed with respect to the AASHTO design guides.

    Excess water causes many types of pavement failures and improved subdrainage minimizes its damage. Pavement and subgrade drainage design, excavation, and fill require an understanding of soil strength and soil characteristics. Consideration of problem soils and how soil behaves under water infiltration and imposed wheel loads. The course discusses the influence of pavement subdrainage systems with respect to the NHWA design methods. It describes the sources of water infiltration, effects on pavement layers and the hydraulic design of permeable layers, drain pipe sizing and other components. The components of a pavement structure are reviewed along with their reaction to subgrade materials, saturated soils, traffic loads and climate.

    Compaction or mechanical stabilization is one of the oldest means of soil stabilization. Mechanical stabilization may achieve the desired results by blending two soils and/or mixing with admixtures. If suitable soil was located within a feasible haul distance, blending the soils together could effect an improvement in the existing soil. Using chemical or bitumen additives to improve a soil is another possibility. Some of the topics covered:

  • How climate, excess moisture, subsurface water, saturated soils and unsuitable subgrades affect the performance of a pavement.
  • Sources of water infiltration into a pavement.
  • Moisture-related and other distresses in AC and PCC pavements and the probable sources.
  • Key geotechnical components of subsurface drainage systems.
  • Hydraulic requirements for pavement drainage layers.
  • Hydraulic design of separator layers, drainage filters and other components.
  • Guidelines for stabilization methods for mitigating problem subgrades.


  • 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: C364
    CEU Course Title:      Design of Roadside Channels with Flexible Linings
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   9 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   9 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.9 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   9 LU
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $219
    PDH Course Description: Roadside channels collect water from the roadway and adjacent areas and deliver it to a body of water. Channels can become stressed from the flow of water; the stress that occurs is determined by soil type, channel slope and depth of flow. Flexible linings can be used to counter the stress in roadside channels resulting from the flow of water. There are various types of flexible linings, including long-term such as riprap, and gravel, and temporary such as unreinforced vegetation.

    This course will cover the design procedures for vegetative linings, manufactured linings (RECPs), gravel linings, gabion mattress linings, and others. Several examples and calculations will be presented to aid in understanding the course material.

    The student will be directed to study the document “Design of Roadside Channels with Flexible Linings,” as published on the website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

    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: C365
    CEU Course Title:      Dynamic Soil Compaction
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Soil Compaction occurs during first stages of construction for highways, runways, taxiways, site development and other land use projects. The degree of soil compaction could easily determine the life of structure simply because all dead and live loads are supported by the soil. Oftentimes new developments or infrastructure are proposed on unstable or compressible soil. These conditions presents the designer with compaction problems that may not be able to be handled exclusively through various traditionally compaction methods.

    This course will cover the design procedures, contracting procedures, and other essential information of dynamic compaction. Case studies will be presented to aid in understanding the course material.

    The student will be directed to study the document “Dynamic Soil Compaction,” as published on the website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

    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: C366
    CEU Course Title:      Reducing Collisions on Horizontal Curves
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: There are thousand of miles of the U.S. highway system that traverse the nation through mountains, valleys, deserts, forests, and over bodies of water. Roadway alignment would not be possible without the use of horizontal curves. Horizontal curves provide a smooth transition for vehicles traveling along the highway. Horizontal curves are designed so that the vehicles centrifugal force can be countered under normal circumstances. Horizontal curves can counter a vehicles centrifugal force by the use of tire friction aided with roadway superelevation.

    Several circumstances can occur which may make horizontal curves more dangerous an cause the driver to run off of the road or enter the opposing traffic lane resulting in a possible head-on collision. Run-off-road (ROR) and head-on collision crashes account for 87 percent of fatal crashes along horizontal curves, with the majority occurring on two-lane rural highways.

    This course will cover the strategies that can be implemented to reduce collisions on horizontal curves. Several strategies will be studied such as superelevation enhancement, shoulder rumble strips, centerline rumble strips, roadway lighting and warning sign placement.

    The student will be directed to study the document “A Guide for Reducing Collisions on Horizontal Curves,” as published on the website of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

    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: C367
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Zoning: A Land Planning Tool
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
    PDH Course Description: Zoning is used by a government to control the use of land and direct the development of land within their borders. It is an integral part of the land development process. This course is intended to familiarize the student with a basic understanding of how governments use zoning as a land planning tool by examining the different types of regulated land uses and the components of a zoning ordinance.

    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: C368
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Soil Grouting
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Grouting is a widely used method for strengthening and sealing rock, soil and concrete. The possibilities for sealing structures are of great importance from both an economic and environmental point of view. The cost of grouting has in certain projects been as high as the cost of blasting and excavating the tunnel. To improve the technique for grouting with cement-based material, it is necessary to examine the properties of the grout mixture used. This course is intended to provide an introduction to soil grouting materials and procedures for those engineers not familiar with the technology and its application.

    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: C369
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Flexible Pavement 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This is an introduction to flexible pavement design. It is a basic treatment that will introduce designers to some important principles and terminology. In simple applications on real projects the information provided will give designers a good start in addressing subgrades, select materials and subbase courses, base courses and pavement design for flexible pavements for streets, roads and parking lots.

    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: C370
    CEU Course Title:      Geotechnical Exploration and Testing for Roads
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: This five hour online course covers the latest methods for planning a geotechnical exploration for road pavement projects. The course provides guidelines for a well-planned exploration program including sampling and testing issues and the exploration requirements for borrow and subgrades. It reviews the geophysical methods, FWD, SR, GPR, EM, their advantages and disadvantages. It discusses the characterization of existing and constructed subgrades, base and subbase materials. Problem subgrade soils such as expansive soils, and frost susceptible soils are discussed. A flow chart outlines the steps in planning a geotechnical investigation.

    It has been shown that a majority of all construction claims were related to inadequate subsurface information. The design of a pavement, subgrade, excavation, and fill requires an understanding of soil strength; soil characteristics and consideration of problem soils and how soil behaves under imposed wheel loads. The course discusses the influence of geotechnical inputs of pavements with respect to methods and techniques used for subsurface exploration. How the locations and number of borings and samples are selected and types of exploratory methods employed is discussed.

    Among the topics covered in this course include:

  • Geotechnical issues and key parameters that are considered in pavement design and construction.
  • Geotechnical exploration required for borrow, base, subbase and subgrade materials.
  • Levels of geotechnical exploration required for type of pavement projects - new construction, reconstruction or rehabilitation.
  • Review of geophysical tests, mechanical waves and electromagnetic techniques, used for stratigraphic profiling subsurface conditions.
  • Use of geophysical tests to assist in determining soil-boring locations, for interpolating between borings and the advantages and disadvantages.
  • Requirements for the minimum number of borings, depths and spacing of borings, samplings and testing pertaining to different types of construction.
  • Handling, transporting and protection of disturbed and undisturbed samples.
  • Essential data for presentation in boring logs, plan views and subsurface profiles.


  • 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: C371
    CEU Course Title:      OSHA Required Training – Bloodborne Pathogens – 29 CFR 1910.1030
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created by the United States Congress in 1971 as a federal agency in the Department of Labor. OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. To help establish safer workplaces, OSHA regulations for “general industry” (29 CFR 1910) stipulate required employee training for 29 topics, as applicable to the specific work environment. This course focuses on the responsibilities and training requirements pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.1030 – bloodborne pathogens, which covers all employees possibly contacting microorganisms present in human blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) that can cause disease in individuals who are exposed to the blood containing the pathogen.

    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: C372
    CEU Course Title:      Bid Document Preparation for Civil Engineering Projects
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: This course is an in-depth examination of the process followed to prepare complete bid document packages including specifications, construction drawings, and pay quantities, which are used for civil engineering projects. Information from several State Departments of Transportation are used in this course, but the course material is applicable to any state or region by considering local/state laws, regulations, and procedures. The course is limited to the preparation of the construction plans and bid document package, and excludes contract document preparation and execution of those documents. Emphasis is placed on soils and soil conditions, earthwork, and how contractors deal with problems associated with these items. This course is specifically oriented toward helping civil designers and project managers avoid situations which lead to construction claims, change orders, and lawsuits.

    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: C373
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Sanitary Landfills
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This is an introduction to the planning and design of sanitary landfills. You will learn about dry and wet landfills, site selection, site development plans, site layout, trench design, leachate control and treatment, gas control, runoff control, support facilities, and landfill closure issues.

    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: C374
    CEU Course Title:      Geotechnical Issues of Road Construction & On Site Monitoring
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four-hour online course covers the methods and procedures used to address the geotechnical issues in construction and performance for new construction and reconstruction of pavements. It discusses the characterization of existing and constructed subgrades and unbound base and subbase materials and the basic concepts of soil behavior are considered. The influences of geotechnical factors are reviewed with respect to AASHTO design guides. Problem subgrades such as plastic, expansive, frost susceptible, and collapsible soils, and karst, and caves are discussed. The types of construction specifications and QA/QC requirements are reviewed.

    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: C375
    CEU Course Title:      Roadside Improvements for Local Roads and Streets
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Roadside fixed objects such as trees, bridge abutments, utility poles, signage, and even mailboxes can be detrimental to the safety of drivers due to their close proximity to the travel way. Cars often collide with trees that are adjacent to the roadway and this type of accident results in the most fatalities as compared with collisions with any other fixed objects. There are thousand of miles of the U.S. highway system that traverse the nation through mountains, valleys, deserts, forests, and over bodies of water. The layout of a roadway is often subject to avoiding fixed objects, and requiring to steep slopes due to right of way or other issues. This course will cover the low cost methods of improving and enhancing roadside safety. Roadside improvements will be studied which includes clear zone improvement, obstruction removal or revisions, and guardrail installations. The causes of vehicle instability will be covered including; snagging, rolling, and vaulting. The student will be directed to study the document “Roadside Improvements for Local Roads and Streets,” as published on the website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 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: C378
    CEU Course Title:      Pipeline Construction Across Streams with Resulting Turbidity and Fishery Impacts
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: State water quality agencies typically impose turbidity standards on pipeline construction across waterbodies primarily because it is a widely used water quality measurement, is easy to determine in the field, and provides instantaneous feedback to regulatory personnel. However, most state water quality regulations pertaining to turbidity were originally developed for use with chronic long-term point-source discharge situations. The use of these criteria without some adjustment for the short-term nature of construction projects may be a mis-application of the basic concepts behind their original intent. Additionally, regulatory personnel will often use turbidity data to infer fishery impacts. Turbidity, however, has a lesser biological effect on fish than does its often-related measurement, suspended sediment. Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (PNGTS)/Northern Ecological Associates, Inc. (NEA) used established engineering models and grain size analysis to conduct a detailed study of turbidity and suspended sediment dynamics caused by pipeline construction across streams.

    To predict total suspended sediment (TSS) distribution and transport, PNGTS/NEA developed scenarios for typical waterbody crossings by assuming representative stream characteristics including: width, cross-sectional area, bed composition, mean velocity, estimated transport distances, material lost during excavation, and the increase in suspended solids expected downstream of the crossing. PNGTS/NEA used sediment grain size analyses that were collected from representative stream crossings as input parameters in the model. PNGTS/NEA’s estimates were then input into Trow’s 1996 model to estimate sediment dispersion for three stream types: low, medium, and high energy. Predicted suspended sediment values were then used to determine lethal and sublethal fishery impacts using Newcombe and Jensen’s mathematical model which assigns a Severity of Ill Effect (SEV) value for fish species guilds based on dose (TSS/ml) and duration (hours) of exposure. The results of this analysis were used in negotiations with state regulatory personnel to help describe potential realistic fishery impacts, rather than hypothetical effects that may be caused by elevated turbidity values.

    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: C379
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Geotextiles in Pavement and Drainage Applications
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to geotextiles made from polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene, polyamide (nylon), polyvinylidene chloride, and fiberglass. You will learn about their physical properties, functions, and design methods. You will also learn about two of their most important uses: applications in pavements and drainage design.

    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: C379V
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Geotextiles in Pavement and Drainage Applications (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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to geotextiles made from polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene, polyamide (nylon), polyvinylidene chloride, and fiberglass. You will learn about their physical properties, functions, and design methods. You will also learn about two of their most important uses: applications in pavements and drainage design.

    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: C379W
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Geotextiles in Pavement and Drainage Applications (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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $110
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to geotextiles made from polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene, polyamide (nylon), polyvinylidene chloride, and fiberglass. You will learn about their physical properties, functions, and design methods. You will also learn about two of their most important uses: applications in pavements and drainage design.

    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: C380
    CEU Course Title:      Plan Review Techniques for Infrastructure 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This presentation provides instruction for establishing a routine procedure in the review of a typical set of Infrastructure plans that could represent a local street, highway or other infrastructure improvement. The course uses a sampling of plan sheets, reviews the use of the sheet by various disciplines within the design teams, and suggests the expectations that a construction team might have for each sheet, thereby stressing the importance of a review that seeks to identify anomalies or contradictions within the plan set.

    Completion of this course would provide the student an understanding of the usage and the reasoning that supports the need to review a variety of sheets in a typical set of infrastructure plans during their preparation. This understanding provides a basis for discussions with the other design team members on each assignment. The intent is to reduce the expenditure of budget on false starts. The knowledge gained from the course can provide specific direction to the various disciplines involved. This knowledge can help prepare questions for the client from a pro-active position. The intended end result is a savings in both time and labor spent on corrections or revisions, and a reduction in construction change orders.

    This course draws on the author's extensive experience in the review of plans and provides project execution tips that can save your project cost and schedule. Several low cost activities on the front end of a project are covered that will prevent costly last minute changes.

    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: C381
    CEU Course Title:      An Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline on My Land? What Do I Need To Know?
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Enter the fascinating world of the natural gas industry and discover how the relatively unseen network of transmission pipelines are planned, routed, permitted, and constructed. Supplying approximately 25 percent of total energy consumed in the United States, natural gas is a vital component of the nation's energy supply. Interstate transmission pipelines are the backbone of the natural gas system which consists of over 304,000 miles of pipe throughout the United States. Written with the perspective of a landowner asking there’s “An Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline on My Land? What Do I Need To Know?”, this course provides a detailed overview of proposed natural gas pipeline project development, landowner rights, easement negotiations, and the associated permitting process. Primarily through a series of questions and answers, the course examines nine relevant topics. The depth of information and detail within the course is comprehensive and well suited for engineers, consultants, and planners seeking to initiate or broaden their understanding of transmission pipeline projects.

    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: C382
    CEU Course Title:      Combustible Dust Hazards- Awareness
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: In this three hour course students will learn about combustible dust and the hazards its accumulation can cause in the workplace. In addition, students will learn about combustible dust tragedies, OSHA’s guidance on combustible dust hazards and prevention, and control methodologies. The information is provided in a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation handout, OSHA documents, and a Chemical Safety Board video and will help further an understanding of OSHA's position on combustible dust.

    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: C383
    CEU Course Title:      Minimum Retroreflectivity Levels for Blue and Brown Traffic Signs
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Signs along our nation’s highways and streets provide valuable information such as wayfinding, warnings, regulations, street names and other information. These signs have to be developed so that they may be recognized by all drivers at the proper distance along the highway.

    This course covers the research performed in order to determine the minimum reflectivity for overhead guide signs and street name signs. The research emphasizes signs with blue and brown sheeting with white lettering.

    The research in the text uses participants of various ages from age 55 and older and from varying demographics. Symbol size, roadway glare and roadway lighting will be considered in each study to determine the minimum reflectivity required for various signages.

    The student will be directed to study the document “Minimum Retroreflectivity Levels for Blue and Brown Traffic Signs,” as published on the website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

    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: C384
    CEU Course Title:      Airport Sign Systems Standards
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: There are over 10,000 airports in the United States that serves a variety of aircraft for the purposes of commercial, business, industrial and private uses. With thousands of flights occurring each day, air travel have to conform to certain criteria to ensure the safe operation of aircraft and its passengers. The federal aviation administration (FAA) was formed in 1958 to regulate and oversee all forms of civil aviation in the United States. On its website the FAA mission reads as follows; “our continuing mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.” Part of this mission is to provide the safest and most efficient airports that serve the aviation community in our country.

    A properly designed and standardized taxiway guidance sign system is essential for the safe and efficient operation of an airport’s ground vehicles. This course Airport Sign Systems Standards will cover several topics including route identification, indentifying boundaries for approach areas, and Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), identifying routes for various destinations and much more. Several examples of various runway and taxiway layouts are shown to aid the student in learning the material and solving problems that may present themselves to the airport designer.

    This course material is based on the document “Standards For Airport Sign Systems,” 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: C385
    CEU Course Title:      Corrosion Control of Reinforced Concrete
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course summarizes research by the Federal Highway Administration for developing various corrosion protection systems for reinforced concrete bridges and structures. The nature of the corrosion process and the success of control measures are described. It describes materials and measures used and cover topics including design and construction considerations, post-tensioned concrete, types of grout, corrosion inhibitors, epoxy-coated and corrosion resistant reinforcing bars. ASTM standards for corrosion resistance and tests performed on post-tensioned concrete are 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: C386
    CEU Course Title:      Environmental Investigation and Remediation of a Hazardous Waste Site
    Part 1 – Background and History Leading to Contract Award
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: I decided to write this series of courses, six in all, from the perspective of a Manager who leads a team charged with the implementation of an environmental Remedial Investigation (RI), Feasibility Study (FS) and Engineered Remediation (ER) of a hazardous waste disposal site. This perspective is especially interesting to develop because a manager is usually associated with a project from its inception and he or she has a unique overview and comprehensive understanding of the scope of work that needs to be implemented. Students, who are interested in environmental issues, will be able to follow and gain an in-depth understanding, not only of the technical and contractual aspects of the project. Even more, they will be able to appreciate the countless difficulties posed by the competing goals and desires of the various parties involved in implementing an environmental investigation of a hazardous waste disposal site. Students will learn to analyze - and then reconcile – the different goals and objectives of the owners, regulators, environmental consulting firms, the interested public and the news media. Finally, the significant impacts of these interactions on scope, budget and schedule are presented and discussed as the process of completing the project unfolds.

    This series of courses draws from numerous environmental investigations that I managed across the US. As such, the scenarios that are presented are similar to those a professional environmental engineering practitioner faces in real life. The case that is developed here is used as an example and a vehicle to present and discuss concepts and project implementation strategies that I gained through my long and varied experience working in the engineering consulting business. This information is not usually found or taught in traditional or standard academic courses dealing with environmental issues or investigations. In their entity this series of courses can be considered an implementation guide for conducting environmental investigations at hazardous waste disposal sites. Students will gain unique and useful insights into the data, analyses, interpretations, recommendations and conclusions that were made and that they could then easily adapt to the situations they are likely to encounter themselves in managing their own projects.

    More specifically, the environmental problems are those encountered at a decommissioned hazardous and low-level radioactive waste disposal site owned by a research institute. The presentations are sequenced in the order in which investigations would be conducted by an environmental consulting firm contracted to perform and supervise the work that would be done in order to assess the magnitude of the problem and develop appropriate mitigation strategies for the rehabilitation of the site.

    Starting with the use of the site for the disposal of chemical and radioactive wastes over a period of twenty years and following the eventual decommissioning and passive custodial maintenance of the site, the presentation unfolds by addressing the following topics in sequential order:

  • Initial concerns raised by the regulatory agencies,
  • Request for Proposals issued by the research institute,
  • Bidding process and the selection of an environmental consulting firm,
  • Contract negotiation,
  • Compilation and review of existing data,
  • Development of work plans and preparation of sampling and testing procedures,
  • Implementation of geologic and hydrologic investigations at the site,
  • Evaluation of the data collected and assessment of impact on public health,
  • Development and evaluation of engineering options for remediation,
  • Recommendation of a preferred engineered remedial option, and
  • Implementation of the corrective action plan

    The introduction of each course in the series summarizes briefly the key points covered by the preceding courses in the sequence. This was done to help the students remember all that has unfolded prior to getting involved in a new topic. In addition, each course in this series was structured as a stand-alone presentation of the topics listed in the “course outline” section found at the beginning of each course. This was done to accommodate the students that have a particular interest in one aspect of the work only.

    The titles of the courses in this series are:

    Part 1 – Background and History Leading to Contract Award
    Part 2 – Analysis of Existing Information and Regulatory Concerns
    Part 3 – Preparation of Project Plans and Procedures
    Part 4 – Results and Implications of Phase 1 Investigations
    Part 5 – Results and Implications of Phase 2 Investigations
    Part 6 – Risk Assessment, Feasibility Study and Engineered Remediation

    This is Part 1 of this 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: C387
    CEU Course Title:      Environmental Investigation and Remediation of a Hazardous Waste Site
    Part 2 - Analysis of Existing Information and Regulatory Concerns
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: I decided to write this series of courses, six in all, from the perspective of a Manager who leads a team charged with the implementation of an environmental Remedial Investigation (RI), Feasibility Study (FS) and Engineered Remediation (ER) of a hazardous waste disposal site. This perspective is especially interesting to develop because a manager is usually associated with a project from its inception and he or she has a unique overview and comprehensive understanding of the scope of work that needs to be implemented. Students, who are interested in environmental issues, will be able to follow and gain an in-depth understanding, not only of the technical and contractual aspects of the project. Even more, they will be able to appreciate the countless difficulties posed by the competing goals and desires of the various parties involved in implementing an environmental investigation of a hazardous waste disposal site. Students will learn to analyze - and then reconcile – the different goals and objectives of the owners, regulators, environmental consulting firms, the interested public and the news media. Finally, the significant impacts of these interactions on scope, budget and schedule are presented and discussed as the process of completing the project unfolds.

    This series of courses draws from numerous environmental investigations that I managed across the US. As such, the scenarios that are presented are similar to those a professional environmental engineering practitioner faces in real life. The case that is developed here is used as an example and a vehicle to present and discuss concepts and project implementation strategies that I gained through my long and varied experience working in the engineering consulting business. This information is not usually found or taught in traditional or standard academic courses dealing with environmental issues or investigations. In their entity this series of courses can be considered an implementation guide for conducting environmental investigations at hazardous waste disposal sites. Students will gain unique and useful insights into the data, analyses, interpretations, recommendations and conclusions that were made and that they could then easily adapt to the situations they are likely to encounter themselves in managing their own projects.

    More specifically, the environmental problems are those encountered at a decommissioned hazardous and low-level radioactive waste disposal site owned by a research institute. The presentations are sequenced in the order in which investigations would be conducted by an environmental consulting firm contracted to perform and supervise the work that would be done in order to assess the magnitude of the problem and develop appropriate mitigation strategies for the rehabilitation of the site.

    Starting with the use of the site for the disposal of chemical and radioactive wastes over a period of twenty years and following the eventual decommissioning and passive custodial maintenance of the site, the presentation unfolds by addressing the following topics in sequential order:

  • Initial concerns raised by the regulatory agencies,
  • Request for Proposals issued by the research institute,
  • Bidding process and the selection of an environmental consulting firm,
  • Contract negotiation,
  • Compilation and review of existing data,
  • Development of work plans and preparation of sampling and testing procedures,
  • Implementation of geologic and hydrologic investigations at the site,
  • Evaluation of the data collected and assessment of impact on public health,
  • Development and evaluation of engineering options for remediation,
  • Recommendation of a preferred engineered remedial option, and
  • Implementation of the corrective action plan

    The introduction of each course in the series summarizes briefly the key points covered by the preceding courses in the sequence. This was done to help the students remember all that has unfolded prior to getting involved in a new topic. In addition, each course in this series was structured as a stand-alone presentation of the topics listed in the “course outline” section found at the beginning of each course. This was done to accommodate the students that have a particular interest in one aspect of the work only.

    The titles of the courses in this series are:

    Part 1 – Background and History Leading to Contract Award
    Part 2 – Analysis of Existing Information and Regulatory Concerns
    Part 3 – Preparation of Project Plans and Procedures
    Part 4 – Results and Implications of Phase 1 Investigations
    Part 5 – Results and Implications of Phase 2 Investigations
    Part 6 – Risk Assessment, Feasibility Study and Engineered Remediation

    This is Part 2 of this 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: C388
    CEU Course Title:      Environmental Investigation and Remediation of a Hazardous Waste Site
    Part 3 – Preparation of Project Plans and Procedures
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: I decided to write this series of courses, six in all, from the perspective of a Manager who leads a team charged with the implementation of an environmental Remedial Investigation (RI), Feasibility Study (FS) and Engineered Remediation (ER) of a hazardous waste disposal site. This perspective is especially interesting to develop because a manager is usually associated with a project from its inception and he or she has a unique overview and comprehensive understanding of the scope of work that needs to be implemented. Students, who are interested in environmental issues, will be able to follow and gain an in-depth understanding, not only of the technical and contractual aspects of the project. Even more, they will be able to appreciate the countless difficulties posed by the competing goals and desires of the various parties involved in implementing an environmental investigation of a hazardous waste disposal site. Students will learn to analyze - and then reconcile – the different goals and objectives of the owners, regulators, environmental consulting firms, the interested public and the news media. Finally, the significant impacts of these interactions on scope, budget and schedule are presented and discussed as the process of completing the project unfolds.

    This series of courses draws from numerous environmental investigations that I managed across the US. As such, the scenarios that are presented are similar to those a professional environmental engineering practitioner faces in real life. The case that is developed here is used as an example and a vehicle to present and discuss concepts and project implementation strategies that I gained through my long and varied experience working in the engineering consulting business. This information is not usually found or taught in traditional or standard academic courses dealing with environmental issues or investigations. In their entity this series of courses can be considered an implementation guide for conducting environmental investigations at hazardous waste disposal sites. Students will gain unique and useful insights into the data, analyses, interpretations, recommendations and conclusions that were made and that they could then easily adapt to the situations they are likely to encounter themselves in managing their own projects.

    More specifically, the environmental problems are those encountered at a decommissioned hazardous and low-level radioactive waste disposal site owned by a research institute. The presentations are sequenced in the order in which investigations would be conducted by an environmental consulting firm contracted to perform and supervise the work that would be done in order to assess the magnitude of the problem and develop appropriate mitigation strategies for the rehabilitation of the site.

    Starting with the use of the site for the disposal of chemical and radioactive wastes over a period of twenty years and following the eventual decommissioning and passive custodial maintenance of the site, the presentation unfolds by addressing the following topics in sequential order:

  • Initial concerns raised by the regulatory agencies,
  • Request for Proposals issued by the research institute,
  • Bidding process and the selection of an environmental consulting firm,
  • Contract negotiation,
  • Compilation and review of existing data,
  • Development of work plans and preparation of sampling and testing procedures,
  • Implementation of geologic and hydrologic investigations at the site,
  • Evaluation of the data collected and assessment of impact on public health,
  • Development and evaluation of engineering options for remediation,
  • Recommendation of a preferred engineered remedial option, and
  • Implementation of the corrective action plan

    The introduction of each course in the series summarizes briefly the key points covered by the preceding courses in the sequence. This was done to help the students remember all that has unfolded prior to getting involved in a new topic. In addition, each course in this series was structured as a stand-alone presentation of the topics listed in the “course outline” section found at the beginning of each course. This was done to accommodate the students that have a particular interest in one aspect of the work only.

    The titles of the courses in this series are:

    Part 1 – Background and History Leading to Contract Award
    Part 2 – Analysis of Existing Information and Regulatory Concerns
    Part 3 – Preparation of Project Plans and Procedures
    Part 4 – Results and Implications of Phase 1 Investigations
    Part 5 – Results and Implications of Phase 2 Investigations
    Part 6 – Risk Assessment, Feasibility Study and Engineered Remediation

    This is Part 3 of this 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: C389
    CEU Course Title:      Environmental Investigation and Remediation of a Hazardous Waste Site
    Part 4 - Results and Implications of Phase 1 Field Investigations
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: I decided to write this series of courses, six in all, from the perspective of a Manager who leads a team charged with the implementation of an environmental Remedial Investigation (RI), Feasibility Study (FS) and Engineered Remediation (ER) of a hazardous waste disposal site. This perspective is especially interesting to develop because a manager is usually associated with a project from its inception and he or she has a unique overview and comprehensive understanding of the scope of work that needs to be implemented. Students, who are interested in environmental issues, will be able to follow and gain an in-depth understanding, not only of the technical and contractual aspects of the project. Even more, they will be able to appreciate the countless difficulties posed by the competing goals and desires of the various parties involved in implementing an environmental investigation of a hazardous waste disposal site. Students will learn to analyze - and then reconcile – the different goals and objectives of the owners, regulators, environmental consulting firms, the interested public and the news media. Finally, the significant impacts of these interactions on scope, budget and schedule are presented and discussed as the process of completing the project unfolds.

    This series of courses draws from numerous environmental investigations that I managed across the US. As such, the scenarios that are presented are similar to those a professional environmental engineering practitioner faces in real life. The case that is developed here is used as an example and a vehicle to present and discuss concepts and project implementation strategies that I gained through my long and varied experience working in the engineering consulting business. This information is not usually found or taught in traditional or standard academic courses dealing with environmental issues or investigations. In their entity this series of courses can be considered an implementation guide for conducting environmental investigations at hazardous waste disposal sites. Students will gain unique and useful insights into the data, analyses, interpretations, recommendations and conclusions that were made and that they could then easily adapt to the situations they are likely to encounter themselves in managing their own projects.

    More specifically, the environmental problems are those encountered at a decommissioned hazardous and low-level radioactive waste disposal site owned by a research institute. The presentations are sequenced in the order in which investigations would be conducted by an environmental consulting firm contracted to perform and supervise the work that would be done in order to assess the magnitude of the problem and develop appropriate mitigation strategies for the rehabilitation of the site.

    Starting with the use of the site for the disposal of chemical and radioactive wastes over a period of twenty years and following the eventual decommissioning and passive custodial maintenance of the site, the presentation unfolds by addressing the following topics in sequential order:

  • Initial concerns raised by the regulatory agencies,
  • Request for Proposals issued by the research institute,
  • Bidding process and the selection of an environmental consulting firm,
  • Contract negotiation,
  • Compilation and review of existing data,
  • Development of work plans and preparation of sampling and testing procedures,
  • Implementation of geologic and hydrologic investigations at the site,
  • Evaluation of the data collected and assessment of impact on public health,
  • Development and evaluation of engineering options for remediation,
  • Recommendation of a preferred engineered remedial option, and
  • Implementation of the corrective action plan

    The introduction of each course in the series summarizes briefly the key points covered by the preceding courses in the sequence. This was done to help the students remember all that has unfolded prior to getting involved in a new topic. In addition, each course in this series was structured as a stand-alone presentation of the topics listed in the “course outline” section found at the beginning of each course. This was done to accommodate the students that have a particular interest in one aspect of the work only.

    The titles of the courses in this series are:

    Part 1 – Background and History Leading to Contract Award
    Part 2 – Analysis of Existing Information and Regulatory Concerns
    Part 3 – Preparation of Project Plans and Procedures
    Part 4 – Results and Implications of Phase 1 Investigations
    Part 5 – Results and Implications of Phase 2 Investigations
    Part 6 – Risk Assessment, Feasibility Study and Engineered Remediation

    This is Part 4 of this 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: C390
    CEU Course Title:      Environmental Investigation and Remediation of a Hazardous Waste Site
    Part 5 - Results and Implications of Phase 2 Investigations
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: I decided to write this series of courses, six in all, from the perspective of a Manager who leads a team charged with the implementation of an environmental Remedial Investigation (RI), Feasibility Study (FS) and Engineered Remediation (ER) of a hazardous waste disposal site. This perspective is especially interesting to develop because a manager is usually associated with a project from its inception and he or she has a unique overview and comprehensive understanding of the scope of work that needs to be implemented. Students, who are interested in environmental issues, will be able to follow and gain an in-depth understanding, not only of the technical and contractual aspects of the project. Even more, they will be able to appreciate the countless difficulties posed by the competing goals and desires of the various parties involved in implementing an environmental investigation of a hazardous waste disposal site. Students will learn to analyze - and then reconcile – the different goals and objectives of the owners, regulators, environmental consulting firms, the interested public and the news media. Finally, the significant impacts of these interactions on scope, budget and schedule are presented and discussed as the process of completing the project unfolds.

    This series of courses draws from numerous environmental investigations that I managed across the US. As such, the scenarios that are presented are similar to those a professional environmental engineering practitioner faces in real life. The case that is developed here is used as an example and a vehicle to present and discuss concepts and project implementation strategies that I gained through my long and varied experience working in the engineering consulting business. This information is not usually found or taught in traditional or standard academic courses dealing with environmental issues or investigations. In their entity this series of courses can be considered an implementation guide for conducting environmental investigations at hazardous waste disposal sites. Students will gain unique and useful insights into the data, analyses, interpretations, recommendations and conclusions that were made and that they could then easily adapt to the situations they are likely to encounter themselves in managing their own projects.

    More specifically, the environmental problems are those encountered at a decommissioned hazardous and low-level radioactive waste disposal site owned by a research institute. The presentations are sequenced in the order in which investigations would be conducted by an environmental consulting firm contracted to perform and supervise the work that would be done in order to assess the magnitude of the problem and develop appropriate mitigation strategies for the rehabilitation of the site.

    Starting with the use of the site for the disposal of chemical and radioactive wastes over a period of twenty years and following the eventual decommissioning and passive custodial maintenance of the site, the presentation unfolds by addressing the following topics in sequential order:

  • Initial concerns raised by the regulatory agencies,
  • Request for Proposals issued by the research institute,
  • Bidding process and the selection of an environmental consulting firm,
  • Contract negotiation,
  • Compilation and review of existing data,
  • Development of work plans and preparation of sampling and testing procedures,
  • Implementation of geologic and hydrologic investigations at the site,
  • Evaluation of the data collected and assessment of impact on public health,
  • Development and evaluation of engineering options for remediation,
  • Recommendation of a preferred engineered remedial option, and
  • Implementation of the corrective action plan

    The introduction of each course in the series summarizes briefly the key points covered by the preceding courses in the sequence. This was done to help the students remember all that has unfolded prior to getting involved in a new topic. In addition, each course in this series was structured as a stand-alone presentation of the topics listed in the “course outline” section found at the beginning of each course. This was done to accommodate the students that have a particular interest in one aspect of the work only.

    The titles of the courses in this series are:

    Part 1 – Background and History Leading to Contract Award
    Part 2 – Analysis of Existing Information and Regulatory Concerns
    Part 3 – Preparation of Project Plans and Procedures
    Part 4 – Results and Implications of Phase 1 Investigations
    Part 5 – Results and Implications of Phase 2 Investigations
    Part 6 – Risk Assessment, Feasibility Study and Engineered Remediation

    This is Part 5 of this 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: C391
    CEU Course Title:      Environmental Investigation and Remediation of a Hazardous Waste Site
    Part 6 - Risk Assessment, Feasibility Study and Engineered Remediation
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: I decided to write this series of courses, six in all, from the perspective of a Manager who leads a team charged with the implementation of an environmental Remedial Investigation (RI), Feasibility Study (FS) and Engineered Remediation (ER) of a hazardous waste disposal site. This perspective is especially interesting to develop because a manager is usually associated with a project from its inception and he or she has a unique overview and comprehensive understanding of the scope of work that needs to be implemented. Students, who are interested in environmental issues, will be able to follow and gain an in-depth understanding, not only of the technical and contractual aspects of the project. Even more, they will be able to appreciate the countless difficulties posed by the competing goals and desires of the various parties involved in implementing an environmental investigation of a hazardous waste disposal site. Students will learn to analyze - and then reconcile – the different goals and objectives of the owners, regulators, environmental consulting firms, the interested public and the news media. Finally, the significant impacts of these interactions on scope, budget and schedule are presented and discussed as the process of completing the project unfolds.

    This series of courses draws from numerous environmental investigations that I managed across the US. As such, the scenarios that are presented are similar to those a professional environmental engineering practitioner faces in real life. The case that is developed here is used as an example and a vehicle to present and discuss concepts and project implementation strategies that I gained through my long and varied experience working in the engineering consulting business. This information is not usually found or taught in traditional or standard academic courses dealing with environmental issues or investigations. In their entity this series of courses can be considered an implementation guide for conducting environmental investigations at hazardous waste disposal sites. Students will gain unique and useful insights into the data, analyses, interpretations, recommendations and conclusions that were made and that they could then easily adapt to the situations they are likely to encounter themselves in managing their own projects.

    More specifically, the environmental problems are those encountered at a decommissioned hazardous and low-level radioactive waste disposal site owned by a research institute. The presentations are sequenced in the order in which investigations would be conducted by an environmental consulting firm contracted to perform and supervise the work that would be done in order to assess the magnitude of the problem and develop appropriate mitigation strategies for the rehabilitation of the site.

    Starting with the use of the site for the disposal of chemical and radioactive wastes over a period of twenty years and following the eventual decommissioning and passive custodial maintenance of the site, the presentation unfolds by addressing the following topics in sequential order:

  • Initial concerns raised by the regulatory agencies,
  • Request for Proposals issued by the research institute,
  • Bidding process and the selection of an environmental consulting firm,
  • Contract negotiation,
  • Compilation and review of existing data,
  • Development of work plans and preparation of sampling and testing procedures,
  • Implementation of geologic and hydrologic investigations at the site,
  • Evaluation of the data collected and assessment of impact on public health,
  • Development and evaluation of engineering options for remediation,
  • Recommendation of a preferred engineered remedial option, and
  • Implementation of the corrective action plan

    The introduction of each course in the series summarizes briefly the key points covered by the preceding courses in the sequence. This was done to help the students remember all that has unfolded prior to getting involved in a new topic. In addition, each course in this series was structured as a stand-alone presentation of the topics listed in the “course outline” section found at the beginning of each course. This was done to accommodate the students that have a particular interest in one aspect of the work only.

    The titles of the courses in this series are:

    Part 1 – Background and History Leading to Contract Award
    Part 2 – Analysis of Existing Information and Regulatory Concerns
    Part 3 – Preparation of Project Plans and Procedures
    Part 4 – Results and Implications of Phase 1 Investigations
    Part 5 – Results and Implications of Phase 2 Investigations
    Part 6 – Risk Assessment, Feasibility Study and Engineered Remediation

    This is Part 6 of this 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: C392
    CEU Course Title:      Airport Capacity and Delay
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: There are over 10,000 airports in the United States that serve all types of flights such as commercial, business, industrial and private. With thousands of flights occurring each day, air travel have to conform to certain criteria to ensure the safe operation of aircraft and its passengers. The federal aviation administration (FAA) was formed in 1958 to regulate and oversee all forms of civil aviation in the United States. On its website the FAA mission reads as follows; “our continuing mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.” Part of this mission is to provide the safest and most efficient airports that serve the aviation community in our country.

    The FAA defines Capacity as the throughput rate, or the maximum number of operations that can take place in an hour and defines Delay as the difference in time between a constrained and an unconstrained aircraft operation. This course Airport Capacity and Delay will cover various methodologies that will enable the reader to compute airport capacity and aircraft delay. Several example problems are included to aid the student in solving some problems that may present themselves to the Airport designer.

    This course material is based on the document “Airport Capacity and Delay,” 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: C393
    CEU Course Title:      Fundamentals of Membrane Bioreactors
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This online course discusses commercial and residential wastewater treatment process. The course provides understanding op wastewater treatment plant operation, nitrification and denitrification processes used in sewage and sludge treatment. The course will enable anyone who takes it to understand parameters that influence quality of the treatment process such as Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), pH level and turbidity. In addition, methods of measurement of dissolved oxygen, pH level and turbidity are discussed in 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: C395
    CEU Course Title:      Green Remediation
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: USEPA strives for cleanup programs that use natural resources and energy efficiently, reduce negative impacts on the environment, minimize or eliminate pollution at its source, and reduce waste to the greatest extent possible and engineers must be aware of “green remediation” methodologies to keep up with USEPA strategic goals. The practice of “green remediation” uses these strategies to consider all environmental effects of remedy implementation for contaminated sites and incorporates options to maximize the net environmental benefit of cleanup actions. This three hour course will prepare engineers with an overview of green remediation technologies.

    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: C396
    CEU Course Title:      Shallow Foundation Design for Highway Bridges
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: The Federal Highway Administration defines shallow foundations as, “a foundation that bears at a depth less than about two times the foundation width.” The definition may vary however the engineering design procedures are very similar for various shallow foundations. Due to their depth, the shallow foundations transfer loads to the ground surface at a shallow depth unlike deep foundations.

    Shallow foundation design occurs during first stages of design for highway bridges. There are various types of shallow foundations, including isolated spread footings, continuous strip spread footings, and spread footings with cantilever stem walls. The underlying soil conditions, types of soil and depth of foundations are all interconnected in the design process for shallow foundations.

    This course will cover the design procedures, soil mechanics and other essential information regarding the design of shallow foundations for highway bridges. Shallow foundation design for buildings will also be covered. Case studies and design examples will be presented to aid in understanding the course material.

    The student will be directed to study the document “Shallow Foundations,” as published on the website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

    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: C397
    CEU Course Title:      Natural Gas & Hydropower Projects – Handbook for Using Third-Party Contractors to Prepare Environmental Documents
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Enter the fascinating worlds of the natural gas and hydropower industries and discover intricate details of their environmental permitting processes. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – Office of Energy Projects (OEP) has established a voluntary program which enables Applicants seeking certificates for natural gas facilities and licenses for hydropower projects to fund a third-party contractor (3PC). Specifically, the 3PC would facilitate the environmental permitting process by assisting the OEP in reviewing various aspects of the applications and preparing the environmental documents required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Depending upon the potential project impacts, the required environmental documents would be Environmental Assessments (EAs) or Environmental Impact Statements (EISs). The depth of information and detail within the course is comprehensive and well suited for engineers, consultants, and planners seeking to initiate or broaden their understanding of natural gas and hydropower projects.

    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: C398
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Rigid Pavement 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This is an introduction to rigid pavement design. It is a basic treatment that will introduce designers to some important principles and terminology. In simple applications on real projects the information provided will give designers a good start in addressing subgrades, select materials and subbase courses, base courses and pavement design for rigid pavements for streets, roads and parking lots. This course is intended for engineers, architects and construction professionals who want an introduction to rigid pavement design for streets, roads and parking areas. The course will give you the basic terminology and technical considerations needed to help you address rigid pavement design issues on specific projects.

    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: C399
    CEU Course Title:      Asphalt Pavement - Distress Identification
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course covers the methods used for surveys of asphalt concrete distressed pavements and includes sizing, identifying and determining the severity levels. The goal is to provide a uniform basis for collecting the pavement distress data and thus improve communication within and between highway agencies. The course describes how to conduct the distress survey, measuring cracks, rutting, potholes and other distresses and explains how to obtain traffic control. Photographs and drawings illustrate the types of pavement distress and necessary measurements.

    This course covers these topics:
  • Review and discussion of the types of asphalt concrete pavement distresses.
  • Methods for describing the pavement distress and determining the level of severity.
  • Descriptions of how to conduct pavement distress surveys.
  • Uniform descriptions of distress to improve communication within highway agencies.
  • Equipment and tools used for taking distress surveys.
  • Sample forms for recording and reporting the distress data.
  • Drawings and photos illustrating the types and severity levels of pavement distresses.


  • The Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) developed the comprehensive pavement performance test Long-term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program in 1987. Highway agencies in the US and other countries have collected data on pavement conditions for more than 1000 pavement sections. The purpose of the manual used for this course was to provide a uniform basis for collecting distress data and to enable the performance of accurate and consistent distress evaluation surveys. Communication within and between highway agencies, parking facilities is improved and planning and performing pavement repairs becomes more efficient.

    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: C400
    CEU Course Title:      Operations of a WWTP: Management and Support Systems, Based on MOP-11
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   16 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   16 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   16 LU
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $369
    PDH Course Description: Municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have a variety of important operational issues related to both the management and support systems required of them. This course utilizes the document Volume 1 of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Manual Of Practice (MOP) No. 11, titled “Operation of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume I: Management and Support Systems,” published by WEF as the basic text for this course. This course is the first of three based upon the WEF MOP-11.

    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: C401
    CEU Course Title:      Operations of Municipal WWTPs: Liquid Processes
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   16 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   16 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   16 LU
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $369
    PDH Course Description: Municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have a variety of important operational issues related to the liquid processes used at them. This course utilizes Volume 2 of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Manual Of Practice (MOP) No. 11, titled “Operation of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume II: Liquid Processes,” published by WEF as the basic text for this course. This course is the second of three based upon the WEF MOP-11.

    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: C402
    CEU Course Title:      Operations of Municipal WWTPs: Solids Processes
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   16 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   16 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   16 LU
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $369
    PDH Course Description: Municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have a variety of important operational issues related to the liquid processes used at them. This course utilizes Volume 3 of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Manual Of Practice (MOP) No. 11, titled “Operation of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants, Volume III: Solids Processes,” published by WEF as the basic text for this course.

    This course is the third of three based upon the WEF MOP-11. 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: C403
    CEU Course Title:      Water Desalination
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: The earth’s surface is replete with water with the majority of this water located in our oceans. The water in our oceans (seawater) has a salinity of approximately 3.4% and is not considered potable for human consumption in large quantities. In order to make seawater fit for human consumption it has be desalinized. Water desalination is used to remove salt and other solids from brackish and seawater to produce potable water supplies. Several variables are involved in deciding the most suitable location for a water desalination plant as well as which type of desalination will be utilized.

    This course will discuss the various desalination processes including various chemical and mechanical pretreatment and post treatment processes that are used to make the water safe and pleasant to drink. Maintenance and disposal issues associated with the different types of desalination processes will be discussed. Design examples will be presented to aid in understanding the course material.

    The student will be directed to study the document “Water Desalination,” published by the army corps of engineers which also serves as a document for the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC).

    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: C404
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Water Treatment
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course will provide an introduction to water treatment processes and technology. You will be introduced to factors to consider in selecting water treatment processes, preliminary treatment, aeration, coagulation and flocculation, sedimentation basins, filtration, fluoride adjustment, taste and odor control, water softening, iron and manganese control, and corrosion and scale control in water treatment plants and distribution systems. You will learn about water treatment processes, terminology, treatment plant layout and equipment. This course will give you a foundation that will help you to address water treatment plant design, construction and operation and maintenance issues.

    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: C405
    CEU Course Title:      Concrete Pavement - Distress Identification
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course covers the methods used for surveys of distressed concrete pavements – jointed and continuously reinforced - and includes sizing, identifying and determining the severity levels. The goal is to provide a uniform basis for collecting the pavement distress data and thus improve communication within and between highway agencies. The course describes how to conduct the distress survey, measuring cracks, potholes, joint deficiencies, surface defects and other distresses and explains how to obtain traffic control. Asphalt concrete pavement distresses are not covered in the course. Photographs and drawings illustrate the types of pavement distress and necessary measurements.

    The Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) developed the comprehensive pavement performance test – Long-term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program - in 1987. Highway agencies in the US and other countries have collected data on pavement conditions for more than 1000 pavement sections. The purpose of the manual used for this course was to provide a uniform basis for collecting distress data and to enable the performance of accurate and consistent distress evaluation surveys. Communication within and between highway agencies, parking facilities are improved and planning and performing pavement repairs becomes more efficient.

    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: C406
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Low Impact 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to some of the basic concepts of Low Impact Development (LID) …. a stormwater management strategy concerned with maintaining or restoring the natural hydrologic functions of a site to achieve natural resource protection objectives and fulfill environmental regulatory requirements. You will learn about stormwater management using the hydrologic cycle approach, LID design goals and objectives, a comparison of LID to conventional stormwater management practices, and how distributed micro-scale systems are used in LID.

    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: C407
    CEU Course Title:      Geotechnical Review Checklists - P & S
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This two-hour online course discusses guidelines for reviewing geotechnical features of a project during the P&S development stage. This course covers data and specific information required for subsurface soil and water conditions for major and unusual geotechnical features. It presents P&S review checklists, which target elements such as embankments and excavations, structural foundations and material sites. The student will gain an understanding of the types of subsurface investigations and the requirements for the minimum number of borings, spacing and depths of borings, samplings and testing for various types of projects and soils.

    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: C408
    CEU Course Title:      Design of Riprap Revetment
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: The forces of water can be extremely strong due its unit weight, flowrate, and velocity. The force of water through earth channels can cause erosion due to the soil particles becoming displaced by movement, stress, and pore pressure. Riprap revetments are used as channel bank protection and channel linings for streams and rivers. Riprap should be designed so that it does not fail under stress and thus protect the streambank.

    This course will discuss the design of several types of riprap types including, rock riprap, gabions, rubble riprap, grouted rock, and paved linings. Ancillary design concepts such as rip rap toe design, channel flow analysis, manning’s equation, shear force analysis, and ice force effects will also be covered. Design examples will be presented to aid in understanding the course material.

    The student will be directed to study the document “Design of Riprap Revetment,” published by 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: C409
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Identification and Classification of Soil and Rock
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the principles and practices of identification and classification of soil and rock. Identification and classification are the essential first steps in soil mechanics and engineering, and engineering of foundations for structures such as buildings, dams and bridges. Without an understanding of the soil and rock materials you must work with on a specific project, analysis and engineering design cannot proceed. This course will give you an introduction to soils and rock that will allow you to move forward in your knowledge and understanding through use of design manuals and more advanced treatises.

    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: C410
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Small Flow Waste Treatment 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to small flow waste treatment systems such as septic tanks, waterless toilets, filtration and reuse systems, Imhoff tanks, and packaged treatment plants. You will learn about subsurface absorption and how to conduct percolation tests. You will learn how to utilize leaching wells, sand filters, mound systems and other methods of waste disposition. The systems you will be introduced to in this course will generally be applicable to facilities with a waste discharge requirement of less than 1.0 million gallons per 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: C411
    CEU Course Title:      Roadway Shoulder Treatments – Rumble Strips
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This three-hour online course discusses the design and practices used for roadway shoulder rumble strips (SRS). Course topics include the research, past and ongoing, effectiveness, advantages, disadvantages, and benefits for various types of pavement and roadways. The types, designs and dimensions, guidelines for best applications and installation in new and existing roadways are also covered. State policies and practices are reviewed. One-third of all traffic fatalities is caused by run-off-road (ROR) crashes and two-thirds of these crashes occur in rural areas. Many drivers are falling asleep because of fatigue or alcohol or inattention. Shoulder rumble strips (SRS) effectively alert drivers who are running off the roadway by causing a sudden rumbling sound and vibration of the vehicle. Rumble strips are also used to warn drivers of road changes in order to slow for toll plazas, to change lanes for work zones around a curve or to slow for a curve or traffic signals.

    Among the topics covered:

    • History and development of shoulder rumble strips.
    • Past and ongoing research.
    • Areas of concern, which require further research.
    • Types of rumble strips, and improvements in roadway safety.
    • Construction in pavements and/or shoulders.
    • How SRS alert drivers for roadway changes.
    • Benefits and disadvantages.
    • Survey of State policies and practices.

    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: C412
    CEU Course Title:      Subsurface Drainage
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: Water from rainfall can have deleterious effects on the earth’s surface causing erosion and producing sediment. The underlying earth or subsurface of paved roads, runways, and parking lots are protected from rainfall via rigid or flexible surfaces such as asphalt or concrete. However if deteriorated surfaces exist, water can travel to the subbase or subsurface and saturate those surfaces. A subsurface that has been inundated with water is one the main causes of pavement failure. Water caught between a subsurface and flexible or rigid pavement can erode the underlying soil creating voids thus causing the pavement surface to lose some of its structural support.

    This course will cover the design of subsurface drainage that is used to drain water away from the subgrade into a channel or piping system. Subsurface drainage is useful for rigid and flexible paved surface such as highways, streets, parking lots, runways and other paved areas. A vast amount of information will be presented such as understanding the flow of water through soils, uses of various filters, constructing the drainage layer, and much more. Design examples will also be presented to aid in understanding the course material.

    The student will be directed to study the document “Subsurface Drainage,” published by the army corps of engineers which also serves as a document for the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC).

    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: C413
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Domestic Wastewater Treatment
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the basics of domestic wastewater treatment. You will learn about preliminary measures, pretreatment, primary, secondary and advanced treatment processes, and sludge treatment and disposal. Approximate performance data for different treatment processes will be included, as well as comments on operational characteristics of processes. Basic design considerations for selecting treatment processes and sizing plants will be discussed. Normal domestic, non-domestic and industrial wastewater characteristics will be considered, as will the impact of stormwater on domestic wastewater treatment plants. Factors to be considered in site selection will be addressed.

    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: C414
    CEU Course Title:      Design of Bridge Deck Drainage
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: Stormwater drainage along bridges is important help ensure the safe movement of vehicular travel along the bridge. Most bridges are drained by a series of grates along the bridge that subsequently drains into a piping that may connect to a municipal storm drain system. An under-designed bridge in regards to its hydraulic capacity can cause water to collect on the bridge surface during rainfall events and cause water to spread into the travel lane which may cause hydroplaning.

    This course, “Design of Bridge Deck Drainage” will cover several topics including the rational method for determining the flow rate of Stormwater, bridge grade requirements, piping design and other topics that are essential to a safe and efficient design of bridge deck drainage. Several example problems are included to aid the student in solving problems that present themselves to the design of bridge deck drainage systems.

    This course material is based on the document “Design of Bridge Deck Drainage,” as published on the website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

    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: C415
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Water Desalination
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to water desalination technologies, processes and methods. You will learn the importance of site and water source selection. You will be introduced to an approach for selecting the appropriate desalination technology and process. You will learn about distillation/condensation techniques, membrane techniques and ion exchange techniques. You will find out how to develop process concepts, evaluate their utility, and move forward into preliminary design for projects and sites where water desalination is an operational requirement.

    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: C416
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Preventing Indoor Workplace Mold-Related Problems
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $29
    PDH Course Description: This one hour online course discusses basic information about mold, mold sources, and building-related illnesses. It briefly discusses building design considerations for healthy indoor air and building evaluation and sampling for the presence of mold. The course also presents information regarding preventive maintenance activities to mitigate the risk of mold presence in buildings and makes recommendations for what to do when mold presence is suspected. Detailed information regarding indoor air quality diagnostics and the design and execution of exposure sampling strategies are beyond the scope of this course.

    This course is entirely based on the OSHA 3301-04N 2006 booklet entitled “Preventing Mold-Related Problems in the Indoor Workplace: A Guide for Building Owners, Managers, and Occupants”, 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: C417
    CEU Course Title:      Coastal Highways – Coastal Science Concepts
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four-hour online course serves as an entry level primer for the analysis and planning of highways in the coastal environment that are influenced by coastal tides and waves. Physical coastal science concepts and modeling tools applicable to highways are summarized. Included are engineering tools for waves, water levels, and sand movement. Planning for highways subjected to coastal erosion and roads that overwash are discussed. This course should serve as a guide to assist engineers in understanding the natural coastal processes, principles of coastal science for tides, waves, sediment processes, characteristics and transport. Basics of sand and other beach material are discussed to better understand the influence natural processes have on coastal land forms. This course should serve as a primer for the analysis and planning of highways in the constantly changing coastal environment.

    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: C418
    CEU Course Title:      High Performance Concrete
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: The Federal Highway Administration defines High performance Concrete (HPC) as “concrete that is made with carefully selected high quality ingredients, optimized mixture designs, and which are batched, mixed, placed, consolidated and cured to the highest industry standards.” High performance concrete is used to design efficient structures when certain design restraints presents themselves. The use of high performance concrete can result in optimizing concrete structures resulting in extending bridge beam lengths or decreasing the depth of bridge girders.

    This course will cover the development, production and design of HPC for highway structures. The study materials will detail the design methods, material properties, curing and inspection of HPC facilities.

    Case studies and design examples will be presented to aid in understanding the course material.

    The student will be directed to study the document “High Performance Concrete Structural Designer’s Guide,” as published on the website of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

    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: C419
    CEU Course Title:      Stormwater Ponds – A Citizen’s Guide to Their Purpose and 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Enter the fascinating world of the stormwater management and discover the types, functions, benefits, and limitations of the relatively unnoticed network of man-made treatment ponds. Written as a citizen’s guide, this course provides a detailed overview of stormwater treatment ponds, their place in the watershed, pollutant removal chemistry, aquatic biota, and pond maintenance procedures. This practical information on stormwater ponds and their care also offers guidance to non-technical persons on how to develop a neighborhood-based care program for localized stormwater ponds. While the course material focuses on treatment ponds in Florida, the science, design, and maintenance principles presented are applicable to stormwater management anywhere. The depth of information and detail within the course is comprehensive and well suited for engineers, consultants, planners, and average citizens seeking to initiate or broaden their understanding of stormwater treatment ponds.

    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: C420
    CEU Course Title:      Coastal Highways – Planning & Design Issues
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This four-hour online course serves as an entry level primer for the planning and design of highways in the coastal environment. Coastal highways are influenced by tides and storms and have unique planning issues. The course includes coastal revetment design, planning and alternatives for highways that are threatened by coastal erosion and roads that overwash in storms. Also included are coastal bridge issues such as wave loads on bridge decks.

    This course should serve as a guide to assist engineers in understanding the natural coastal processes for highway planning and design. It should assist persons without experience in coastal engineering to understand and apply approaches unique to the coasts. It should also serve as reference in providing consultation and analysis for highway projects in a constantly changing environment. The influence of and principles of tides, waves, sediment processes, wave loads and runup are explained. Basics of sand are discussed to better understand the influence natural processes of sand transport and engineered projects have on coastal land forms.

    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: C421
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Roller-Compacted Concrete
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $35
    PDH Course Description: Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) is used to provide a more efficient and cost effective alternative to conventionally placed concrete. This course will provide information on RCC and how it compares to conventionally placed concrete. In addition, students will learn the common applications of roller compacted concrete. 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: C421W
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Roller-Compacted Concrete (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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $110
    PDH Course Description: Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) is used to provide a more efficient and cost effective alternative to conventionally placed concrete. This course will provide information on RCC and how it compares to conventionally placed concrete. In addition, students will learn the common applications of roller compacted concrete. 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: C422
    CEU Course Title:      Bridge Inspection
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
    PDH Course Description: A key component of any bridge maintenance and repair plan is a carefully thought-out program of bridge inspection. This course, after reviewing various bridge components in depth, provides a thorough discussion of bridge inspection procedures. The course would be especially suitable as a training course for consulting firms and government agencies responsible for bridge maintenance. Almost all types of bridges except suspension bridges are considered. The procedures discussed vary with the type of material of which the bridge is composed and with the particular components of the bridge. Examples include bridges made of steel, concrete, timber, wrought and cast iron, and masonry, and components such as abutments, piers and bents, concrete beams and girders, floor systems, trusses, bearings, and decks. Related issues such as soils and waterways are also included, as are considerations of inspector safety, recommended inspection tools, and documentation.

    The course is entirely based on Chapters 1-9 of the manual “Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force, TM 5-600/AFJPAM 32-1088, Bridge Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair,” released in December, 1994.

    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: C423
    CEU Course Title:      GIS Applications in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $349
    PDH Course Description: This is a practical GIS course with particular reference to applications in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, addressing some of the basic, yet common GIS needs in these two fields. The course describes the availability of free databases and public domain GIS software, and their use in performing common GIS processing tasks that are relevant to Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. The ability to search, download and make use of such data sets and software is presented within the context of 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: C423G
    CEU Course Title:      GIS Applications in Water Resources and Environmental EngineeringNY PLS
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $349
    PDH Course Description: This is a practical GIS course with particular reference to applications in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, addressing some of the basic, yet common GIS needs in these two fields. The course describes the availability of free databases and public domain GIS software, and their use in performing common GIS processing tasks that are relevant to Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. The ability to search, download and make use of such data sets and software is presented within the context of 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: C424
    CEU Course Title:      Traffic Signal Detection 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This Traffic Signal Operations course presents information regarding vehicle and pedestrian detection systems used in modern traffic signal control. The material is intended to provide a practical overview of detection types, components, and operational characteristics.

    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: C425
    CEU Course Title:      Basic Signal Timing Concepts
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This Traffic Signal Operations Course presents information regarding the timing of traffic signals. The material is intended to illustrate the concepts involved in traffic signal timing for modern fully actuated traffic signal controllers.

    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: C426
    CEU Course Title:      Building a (Storm-Resistant) Safe Room
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Every year in the United States, high winds from tornadoes and hurricanes injure and kill people, and cause millions of dollars worth of property damage. Even so, more and more people build homes in tornado- and hurricane-prone areas, potentially exposing themselves to risk from such storms. This course covers the design and construction of storm-resistant safe rooms that will provide people in high-risk areas with near-absolute protection from tornado or hurricane winds and associated flying debris. The designs considered are applicable to homes, small businesses, and small community shelters.

    This course is based entirely on the technical publication: Taking shelter from the Storm, Building a Safe Room For Your Home or Small Business, FEMA 320, Aug. 2008 3rd edition.

    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: C427
    CEU Course Title:      Treating for Nutrients in Wastewater
    Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   16 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   16 PDU
    Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.6 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   16 LU
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $369
    PDH Course Description: Municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have a variety of important design issues related to the treatment on nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous that are commonly found in wastewater. Nutrients that are not removed from wastewater often create significant water quality issues when discharged into receiving streams. Excessive nitrogen and phosphorous can lead to algae blooms and depleted dissolved oxygen in nearby waters. The text for this course is the newly released US EPA Manual, “Nutrient Control Design Manual”, EPA/600/R-10/100, August 2010.

    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: C428W
    CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Water System Design (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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $220
    PDH Course Description: This webinar provides guidance and criteria for the design of small water supply, treatment, and distribution systems. Water quality, water quantity, water sources, water treatment, pumping, storage and distribution are discussed. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-503: Design of Small Water Systems (1999 edition, 83 pages). 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 the quiz.


    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: C430
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Laboratory Testing of Soils
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the principles and practices of laboratory testing of soils. You will learn about index property, permeability, consolidation, and shear strength tests. You will be introduced to dynamic testing methods, and tests on compacted soils. You will learn about laboratory equipment and test procedures. You will learn when the various ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) tests are applicable and how to utilize the test result 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: C431
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Hydraulic Design of Sewers
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the principles of hydraulic design of sanitary sewers. You will learn how to calculate quantities of wastewater, the approach to design of gravity and depressed sewers, required pumping capacity, hydrogen sulfide gas control, and sewer system features such as manholes, building connections, cleanouts, and pumping stations and equipment. This is an introductory course for engineers and construction professionals looking for the fundamentals that can be the foundation for further learning about design of sewer 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: C432
    CEU Course Title:      Hazardous Waste Identification
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Can you determine whether a given waste is a hazardous waste regulated by EPA under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)? This course covers a very organized approach to answering just that question, starting with determining whether your waste is considered a "solid waste" under the RCRA regulations and moving on to determining if it fits one of the RCRA requirements for being a hazardous waste. The course is based on the document, “Introduction to Hazardous Waste Identification” (EPA 530-K-05-012).

    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: C433
    CEU Course Title:      Solid and Hazardous Waste Exclusions
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: In determining whether a given waste is regulated by RCRA, the second step after determining that the waste fits the RCRA definition as a solid waste, is to determine whether the waste is specifically excluded from the RCRA regulations. Learn about those exclusions in this course. The course is based on the document, “Introduction to Solid and Hazardous Waste Exclusions” (EPA 530-K-02-0221).

    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: C434
    CEU Course Title:      Landfill Off-Gas Collection and Treatment Systems
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Landfills are the primary destinations for much of the US’s solid wastes. Landfills treat the biodegradable solid waste in an anaerobic environment where the decomposition of some of the wastes generate a gas referred to as landfill gas (LFG). LFG may contain up to 60% methane which after treatment and separation from the other gas components may be used to power vehicles or generate electricity. The first step in recovering this valuable renewable resource is to collect it.

    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: C435
    CEU Course Title:      Developing LFG to Energy Projects
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Landfills are the primary destinations for much of the US’s solid wastes. Landfills treat the biodegradable solid waste in an anaerobic environment where the decomposition of some of the wastes generate a gas referred to as landfill gas (LFG). LFG may contain up to 60% methane which after treatment and separation from the other gas components may be used to power vehicles or generate electricity. The first step in recovering this valuable renewable resource is to collect it. Once collected, it is possible to draw energy from the gas to fuel vehicles or generate electricity.

    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: C436
    CEU Course Title:      Developing Combined Heat and Power Projects
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source, such as: natural gas, biomass, biogas, coal, waste heat, or oil. CHP is not a single technology, but an integrated energy system that can be modified depending upon the needs of the energy end user.

    CHP provides: onsite generation of electrical and/or mechanical power, waste-heat recovery for heating, cooling, dehumidification, or process applications, and a seamless system integration for a variety of technologies, thermal applications, and fuel types into existing building infrastructure.

    The two most common CHP system configurations are: Gas turbine or engine with heat recovery unit and steam boiler with steam turbine.

    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: C437
    CEU Course Title:      Air Pollution Control - Carbon Adsorption for VOCs
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Carbon adsorption is used in air pollution control to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from low to medium concentration gas streams, when stringent outlet concentration must be met and/or recovery of the VOC is desired. This course covers the types of adsorbers, adsorption theory, design procedures for carbon adsorption equipment, and cost estimation. The course is based on Chapter 1, Carbon Adsorption, of Section 3.2, VOC Recapture Controls, of EPA/452/B-02-001.

    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: C438
    CEU Course Title:      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Wetland Delineation Protocol
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Enter the fascinating world of the wetlands and discover their unique characteristics and indicators that facilitate the technical protocols for determining federally approved delineations. Written as an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers instruction manual, this course details the integral wetland components of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology while documenting their application to the federally approved jurisdictional wetland delineation protocol. This practical information on wetland characteristics and indicators offers easy to understand guidance to non-technical persons on how to identify jurisdictional wetlands in the United States. The depth of information and detail within the course is comprehensive and well suited for engineers, consultants, planners, and average citizens seeking to initiate or broaden their understanding of wetlands.

    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: C439
    CEU Course Title:      Basic Subsurface Sewage Disposal 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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $199
    PDH Course Description: This course is for engineers, code enforcement professionals and subsurface disposal system installers and provides established minimum design and installation requirements for household and small commercial subsurface sewage disposal systems with a capacity of 5,000 gallons per day or less.

    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: C440
    CEU Course Title:      Residential Earthquake-Safety Guide
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Many regions of the United States are at risk of experiencing a major earthquake. Fortunately, the property destruction, personal injuries and deaths that might be caused by such an earthquake can be significantly reduced, if known structural and other weaknesses found in many private homes are corrected prior to the occurrence of the quake. This course identifies particular weaknesses and recommends specific, practical methods with which homes can be modified to prevent failure. Ranges of costs for each particular modification are provided. The course material includes pictures of deficient building components and of earthquake damage caused by failure of the components. Safety procedures to be followed during and after an earthquake are also listed. An engineer mastering the material in this course would have an excellent background for making presentations on earthquake preparedness to civic groups, building commissions, juries, insurance companies, homeowners associations, schools, and similar organizations.

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

    Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    PDH Course Number: C441
    CEU Course Title:      Bridge Maintenance and Repair
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: The construction of a bridge generally constitutes a significant cost in the operation of a transportation system. This cost can be avoided or at least delayed for many years by extending the bridge service life through a carefully planned program of maintenance and repair. This course describes such a program. First, maintenance and repair tasks common to most types of bridges such as cleaning deck drains, bank restoration, scour protection, debris and snow and ice removal are discussed. Then, maintenance and repair tasks particular to specific bridge types, such as bridges made of steel, concrete, timber, wrought and cast iron, are considered. In addition to discussing maintenance and repair, the course describes procedures for upgrades that expand bridge load-carrying capacity. The course would be especially suitable as a training course for consulting firms and government agencies responsible for bridge maintenance.

    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: C442
    CEU Course Title:      Residential Deck Construction
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: This course introduces basic design and construction methods for single-story residential wood decks. The course is based on a construction guide published by the American Wood Council, and the given design provisions meet or exceed minimum requirements of the International Code Council’s International Residential Code. Specific design guidance, much of it in the form of convenient tables and charts, is provided for all deck components.

    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: C443
    CEU Course Title:      Strengthening School Buildings Against Earthquakes
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $149
    PDH Course Description: This course outlines the earthquake risk to schools and the processes and methods that can be used to reduce it. An explanation of the nature and probability of earthquakes is provided, together with procedures for determining the earthquake threat to specific locations. An assessment of the scope and effectiveness of seismic building codes is followed by an explanation of how to evaluate the vulnerability of a school building. Current methods of designing for seismic resistance in new buildings and upgrading existing buildings lead to a discussion on determining acceptable risk and the use of performance-based design to achieve community objectives in providing for seismic safety.

    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: C444
    CEU Course Title:      Hazardous Waste Generated by Construction and Demolition
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $89
    PDH Course Description: Any company involved with building-construction, demolition, or renovation creates construction and demolition (C&D) debris. This debris can consist of three types of waste: (1) inert or nonhazardous waste; (2) hazardous waste as regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); and (3) items that contain hazardous components that might be regulated by some states. This course describes the required procedures to be followed when generating, storing, transporting, or disposing of C&D-related hazardous waste. Often the best way to deal with the waste is to reduce its volume, reuse it, or recycle it; the course provides guidelines on how this can best be done. Several successful case studies of recycling demolition materials 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: C445
    CEU Course Title:      Fundamentals of Combustion for Environmental Applications - Part 1 of 2
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: Workers in environmental engineering, as design engineers, operators, permitting agency staff, consultants etc. will benefit greatly from a basic understanding of the fundamental laws, relationships, and calculation methods that characterize the behavior of combustion systems. This course provides such a capability, introduces the concept of “wastes as fuels” and gives the diligent student the tools to perform heat and material balances and to understand and to do equilibrium and kinetics calculations. The power of this “basic toolkit” should not be discounted as, with these skills, the important system characteristics of temperatures, flow rates and pollutant generation can be calculated . . . and with confidence.

    Combustion is an important process alternative throughout the environmental field. Incinerators (where the feed is burned to completion) are common for solid wastes (domestic, commercial, industrial and medical) and sewage sludge (biosolids), gases (fume incinerators for VOC or odor control), and liquids (a range of thermal oxidizers, incinerators for salt brines etc.) and many hazardous materials. The products of partial oxidation or “gasification” technologies can be used directly (as a synthesis gas) or oxidation can be completed in a second stage. Beyond these environmental applications, combustion theory is also applicable to a range of more prosaic applications: boilers, steam systems, industrial burners and the like.

    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: C446
    CEU Course Title:      Fundamentals of Combustion for Environmental Applications - Part 2 of 2
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: Combustion is complicated; made so by the inherent complexity of the chemical and physical processes that must be successfully dealt with; by the survival issues arising from the physical and chemical stresses placed on the several components of the system (feeders, burners, enclosures, heat recovery, air pollution control, fans and stack); and by the high performance requirements demanded by the stringent regulatory limits in air permits and the increasingly critical cost requirements for energy efficiency. Part 1 of this course introduced the basic engineering analysis tools of combustion technology. Part 2 focuses on issues coming out of the application of combustion in real systems: the combustion processes themselves and an introduction to the design and operational features of burning systems − furnace fluid flow, heat transfer, waste feeding, enclosures, and heat recovery. Although air pollution control is an increasingly important part of equipment design, selection and cost, that topic will be left to future courses.

    This course assumes that the student has satisfactorily passed the course Fundamentals of Combustion Part 1 and has a basic understanding of chemistry and mathematics. It presumes basic engineering analysis perspectives but, through text and examples guides the student an understanding of the key processes and design features of combustion systems. The course includes:

  • The basic processes controlling solid, liquid and gas combustion;
  • The aspects of fluid flow and heat transfer affecting furnaces and furnace operation;
  • Waste/fuel feeding (burner characteristics for solids, liquids and gases; and
  • The combustor components of enclosures (including refractory), fans and stacks and heat recovery.

    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: C447
    CEU Course Title:      Thermal Processing of Domestic Solid Waste Part 1 of 2 – Combustion Processes
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: This course attempts to answer the question: What is a municipal incinerator? In the early years of refuse incineration in the United States, incinerators were uncomplicated refractory furnaces equipped with metal grates (drawn in most respects from existing coal furnace designs) to move the waste into and through the burning chambers and with (looking back) incredibly simple controls and inefficient air pollution abatement. The furnaces were designed in a technical collaboration between the public works department of the owner city (county, etc.) their consulting engineer and the major component vendors (esp. the grate and/or boiler manufacturer). The 1970's saw the emergence of a new incineration concept: high pressure, waterwall boilers that produced superheated steam that was fed to turbo-generators for power generation (Waste-to-Energy or WTE plants) and equipped with sophisticated process control systems and costly, highly efficient air pollution control. This is the technology that dominates the existing inventory of incineration systems throughout 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: C448
    CEU Course Title:      Thermal Processing of Domestic Solid Waste Part 2 of 2 – Conversion Processes
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: In the last two decades of the 20th century, environmental action groups and the regulatory community put the spotlight on air and ash emissions from municipal waste combustors (MWCs). This scrutiny and new data on the health effects of a wide spectrum of heavy metals and chemical compounds fostered vigorous opposition to proposed plants, to the adoption of increasingly stringent emission and ash management requirements and to other restrictive statutes at the federal, state and even the local level. One response in this adversarial environment is to develop altogether new thermal processing technologies that are inherently low in emissions yet still achieve the goal of minimizing landfill space consumption while accepting the wide range of feedstocks comprising MSW. One such class of new, environmentally benign technologies is based on the gasification of refuse coupled with intensive cleanup of the product gas. The members of this class have been given the name “Conversion Processes” by the waste management community. From an environmental viewpoint, the gasification technologies appear to represent a sound response to the regulatory challenges of U.S. EPA. However, economics has always been a critical and probably pacing factor affecting the commercial success of thermal processing technology along with performance acceptability (which most importantly focuses on on-line availability, achievement of guarantees and safety). These key cost and process characteristics will only be confidently known when commercial operation of conversion technologies has been demonstrated over an extended period of 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: C449
    CEU Course Title:      Thermal Processing of Biosolids
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: Assisted by the massive construction grant program of the Water Pollution Control Act, a large number of primary and secondary municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants were brought on-line in the United States during the period 1970 to 1990. The plants generate large quantities of waste solids. These "biosolids" include several waste streams:

  • Primary Sludge
  • Biological ("secondary") Sludge
  • Advanced Wastewater Treatment Sludge; and
  • Other Treatment Plant Solids (screenings, grit, scum)

    Management of these waste solids and, more specifically, the three sludge types can be effected by many means. Here, we consider the thermal processes: drying and incineration and, briefly, the preparatory steps of mechanical dewatering and handling/feeding. These topics are preceded by a brief summary of the physical and chemical characteristics of the sludge solids.

    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: C450
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Soil Stabilization for Pavements
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to accepted methods for stabilizing soils underlying new pavements to improve strength and durability. You will also learn about methods to achieve better soil gradation, and reduction of plasticity index or swelling potential. You will learn how it may be possible to reduce the thickness of soil layers by stabilization methods. The course covers stabilizers such as portland cement, lime, lime-fly ash, lime-cement-fly ash, bitumen, lime-cement and lime-asphalt. Stabilizer selection based on soil conditions is discussed, as well as special considerations in frost areas. This course is intended for civil engineers and construction professionals wanted an introduction to the materials and methods of soil stabilization for pavements.

    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: C451
    CEU Course Title:      Air Pollution Aspects of Thermal Waste Processing Systems
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $129
    PDH Course Description: Combustion is an important process alternative throughout the environmental field. Incinerators (where the feed is burned to completion) are common for solid wastes (domestic, commercial, industrial and medical) and sewage sludge (biosolids), gases (fume incinerators for VOC or odor control) and liquids (a range of thermal oxidizers, incinerators for salt brines etc.) and many hazardous materials. In the course of achieving the benefits of thermal processing, processes inevitably generate off-gases that contain pollutants that have become the focus of public concern and regulatory scrutiny. The fraction of total facility capital cost for system components functionally directed at compliance with air emission limitations is, for many plants, more than 35% of the total investment. In many instances, the award of air pollution permits is the pacing and controlling event in the implementation of incineration facilities. Because of these realities, those wishing to construct and operate incineration systems should explore and understand the relationships between the quantity and characteristics of air pollutant emissions and:

  • The specific chemical and physical characteristics of the wastes to be burned;
  • The design features and operating conditions of the combustor; and
  • The control effected by alternative air pollution control device(s).

    This course has the objective of assisting the student to gain this understanding as an aid to equipment selection and design, permitting, operations and troubleshooting.

    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: C452
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Advanced Wastewater Treatment
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to advanced wastewater treatment processes that provide higher quality wastewater discharge than achievable with primary and secondary treatment alone. You will learn about polishing ponds, post-aeration, microstraining, filtration, activated carbon adsorption, phosphorous removal, land application systems, nitrification, denitrification, three-stage biological systems, and anaerobic contact processes.

    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: C452W
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Advanced Wastewater Treatment (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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $110
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to advanced wastewater treatment processes that provide higher quality wastewater discharge than achievable with primary and secondary treatment alone. You will learn about polishing ponds, post-aeration, microstraining, filtration, activated carbon adsorption, phosphorous removal, land application systems, nitrification, denitrification, three-stage biological systems, and anaerobic contact processes.

    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: C453
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Sludge Handling, Treatment and Disposal
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to processes and equipment for handling, treating and disposing of sludge produced by wastewater treatment plants. You will learn about sludge pumping, thickening, conditioning, dewatering, digestion, storage and final disposition. You will learn about loading parameters for gravity thickeners and operational parameters for air flotation thickeners. You will learn guidelines for chemical conditioning of sludges; and advantages, disadvantages and shortcomings of filter presses, basket centrifuges, and solid bowl decanter centrifuges. You will learn about design parameters for aerobic and standard and high-rate anaerobic sludge digesters.

    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: C454
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Preliminary Wastewater Treatment
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to processes and equipment for preliminary treatment of wastewater. You will be introduced to descriptions, functions and design considerations for bar screens, comminuting devices, grit chambers, proportional weirs, Parshall and Venturi flumes, dissolved air flotation systems, and flocculation methods. You will learn how the preliminary treatment process works together with the primary, secondary, tertiary and sludge handling processes to form a complete wastewater treatment plant.

    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: C455
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Primary Wastewater Treatment
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $59
    PDH Course Description: Wastewater treatment is usually characterized as consisting of four sequential processes: preliminary, primary, secondary and tertiary treatment. This course will introduce you to processes and equipment for primary treatment of wastewater. You will be introduced to descriptions, functions and design considerations for sedimentation tanks and clarifiers, chemical precipitation, and Imhoff tanks. You will learn how the primary treatment processes works together with the preliminary, secondary, tertiary and sludge handling processes to form a complete wastewater treatment plant.

    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: C456
    CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Secondary Wastewater Treatment
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $119
    PDH Course Description: Wastewater treatment is usually characterized as consisting of four sequential processes: preliminary, primary, secondary and tertiary treatment. This course will introduce you to processes and equipment for secondary treatment of wastewater. You will be introduced to descriptions, functions and design considerations for trickling filter plants, activated sludge plants, and wastewater treatment ponds. You will be introduced to special considerations for wastewater treatment plants in hot and cold climates. You will learn how the secondary treatment processes work together with the preliminary, primary, tertiary and sludge handling processes to form a complete wastewater treatment plant.

    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: C457
    CEU Course Title:      Industrial Water Treatment Operation and Maintenance
    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
    PDHcenter Course Price:    $249
    PDH Course Description: Industrial water is used in a wide variety of ways for military and civil operations. Industrial water is used in power generation, heating, air conditioning, cooling, processing, refrigeration and many others that require water to operate. The treatment of industrial water usually does not have to be accomplished with a high degree of sanitation. Industrial water is not used as “potable” water and is not consumed or added to food products. However industrial water is indirectly used in the food preparation process.

    This course Industrial Water Treatment Operation and Maintenance will cover the operation and maintenance of industrial water systems. The various problems encountered in industrial water treatment will be covered. The problems covered will include scaling, corrosion, suspended solids and biological factors among others.

    This course material is based on the document, as published on t