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

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

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E101
CEU Course Title:      OSHA 3075 - Controlling Electrical HazardsABIH CM APPROVAL #07-1662
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
Online Course Price:    $55
PDH Course Description: In this lesson, students will study OSHA 3075: Controlling Electrical Hazards (2002 edition), which provides an overview of basic electrical safety for individuals with little or limited training or familiarity with electrical hazards. The concepts and principles contained in OSHA 3075 will help further an understanding of OSHA's electrical safety standards for general industry. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E102
CEU Course Title:      Concepts of Energy Management
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: The course intends to create awareness of various aspects of energy management to the users. The course discusses various techniques of energy management applicable to buildings as well as industrial applications. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E103
CEU Course Title:      Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide information related to the design safety standards for electrical systems. Students will study OSHA Regulation 1910.303: General Requirements-Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems, which discusses about the examination, installation, and use of electrical equipment as well as requirements on the conductor splices, arcing parts of electrical equipment, and marking of electrical equipment. It also provides design guidelines on the identification of disconnecting means and circuits, and access and working space around electrical equipment. 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: E104
CEU Course Title:      Power Systems - Basic Concepts and Applications - 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
Online Course Price:    $279
PDH Course Description: A power system is an interconnected network with components converting non-electrical energy continuously into the electrical form and transporting the electrical energy from generating sources to the loads/users. A power system serves one important function and that is to supply customers with electricity as economically and as reliably as possible. This course should provide a brief review for readers in the power engineering profession or serve as an introductory material for readers in a non-power engineering profession.

This course begins with an introduction to power systems. It discusses the basic structure of power systems, the fundamentals of AC circuits, mathematical notations, balanced three-phase systems, and per unit values. Then, it presents an overview of the three main components of power systems: generators, transmission lines and transformers. PART I of the course ends with the fundamentals of power factor correction and its applications. PART II continues with symmetrical components and its applications - short circuit calculations. Power flow problems are introduced and its solution techniques are discussed. This material concludes with some fundamentals on power system 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: E104A
CEU Course Title:      Power Systems - Basic Concepts and Applications - Part IAIA HSW
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
Online Course Price:    $279
PDH Course Description: A power system is an interconnected network with components converting non-electrical energy continuously into the electrical form and transporting the electrical energy from generating sources to the loads/users. A power system serves one important function and that is to supply customers with electricity as economically and as reliably as possible. This course should provide a brief review for readers in the power engineering profession or serve as an introductory material for readers in a non-power engineering profession.

This course begins with an introduction to power systems. It discusses the basic structure of power systems, the fundamentals of AC circuits, mathematical notations, balanced three-phase systems, and per unit values. Then, it presents an overview of the three main components of power systems: generators, transmission lines and transformers. PART I of the course ends with the fundamentals of power factor correction and its applications. PART II continues with symmetrical components and its applications - short circuit calculations. Power flow problems are introduced and its solution techniques are discussed. This material concludes with some fundamentals on power system stability.

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: E104T
CEU Course Title:      Power Systems - Basic Concepts and Applications - Part I (Timed & Monitored)
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
Online Course Price:    $279
PDH Course Description: A power system is an interconnected network with components converting non-electrical energy continuously into the electrical form and transporting the electrical energy from generating sources to the loads/users. A power system serves one important function and that is to supply customers with electricity as economically and as reliably as possible. This course should provide a brief review for readers in the power engineering profession or serve as an introductory material for readers in a non-power engineering profession.

This course begins with an introduction to power systems. It discusses the basic structure of power systems, the fundamentals of AC circuits, mathematical notations, balanced three-phase systems, and per unit values. Then, it presents an overview of the three main components of power systems: generators, transmission lines and transformers. PART I of the course ends with the fundamentals of power factor correction and its applications. PART II continues with symmetrical components and its applications - short circuit calculations. Power flow problems are introduced and its solution techniques are discussed. This material concludes with some fundamentals on power system 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: E105
CEU Course Title:      Power Systems - Basic Concepts and Applications - 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
Online Course Price:    $279
PDH Course Description: A power system is an interconnected network with components converting non-electrical energy continuously into the electrical form and transporting the electrical energy from generating sources to the loads/users. A power system serves one important function and that is to supply customers with electricity as economically and as reliably as possible. This course should provide a brief review for readers in the power engineering profession or serve as an introductory material for readers in a non-power engineering profession. This course begins with an introduction to power systems. It discusses the basic structure of power systems, the fundamentals of AC circuits, mathematical notations, balanced three-phase systems, and per unit values. Then, it presents an overview of the three main components of power systems: generators, transmission lines and transformers. PART I of the course ends with the fundamentals of power factor correction and its applications. PART II continues with symmetrical components and its applications - short circuit calculations. Power flow problems are introduced and its solution techniques are discussed. This material concludes with some fundamentals on power system 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: E106
CEU Course Title:      Sizing Supply Conductors for Two-Speed Single Winding Induction Motors
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Two-speed single winding variable torque motors are commonly used in process facilities on air coolers. These motors have two horsepower ratings, two speed ratings, and two full-load current ratings. Because the motor has a single winding the speed change is accomplished by changing the wiring configuration and the number of stator circuits. These changes are described in NEMA MG1. The application is described including recommendations for sizing the supply conductors for avoiding application problems. 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: E110
CEU Course Title:      Small Motor Control (1/4 HP - 200 HP)
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two hour online course discusses methods of motor control and representation in motor design. It is directed towards small AC induction motors in the range of 1/4 HP to 200 HP. It is important to understand these principles because automatic control technology has been advancing so rapidly that basic safety and simple manual functions may be overlooked. This course will enable the supervising engineer or submittals approval officer to recognize safety and functional design 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: E111
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Transmission and Distribution 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This online course provides facilities engineers with guidelines on the safe operation and maintenance of electrical equipment and installations used for transmission and distribution of electrical power. The contents cover general safety practices; switching, tagging, testing of circuits and equipment; overhead lines, switchyards, substations and underground line maintenance. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command's Publication P-1060: Electrical Transmission and Distribution Safety 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: E112
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Design - Lightning and Static Electricity Protection
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $39
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidelines for determining adequacy of lightning and static electricity protection systems for all types of facilities. The contents cover applicable codes and standards, lightning phenomena, bonding and grounding. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual of Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force USA: TM 5-811-3/AFM 88-9 Electrical Design - Lightning and Static Electricity Protection. 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: E112T
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Design - Lightning and Static Electricity Protection (Timed & Monitored)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $39
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidelines for determining adequacy of lightning and static electricity protection systems for all types of facilities. The contents cover applicable codes and standards, lightning phenomena, bonding and grounding. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual of Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force USA: TM 5-811-3/AFM 88-9 Electrical Design - Lightning and Static Electricity Protection. 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: E113
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Power Supply and Distribution
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
Online Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidance for design criteria and standards for electrical power supply and distribution systems. The contents cover electrical power requirements, voltage selections, electric distribution lines, aerial distribution lines, underground distribution lines, transformer installations, surge protection and grounding, roadway and area lighting, and security lighting. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual TM 5-811-1/AFJMAN 32-1080 of Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force USA: Electrical Power Supply and 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: E113T
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Power Supply and Distribution (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
Online Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: This online course provides guidance for design criteria and standards for electrical power supply and distribution systems. The contents cover electrical power requirements, voltage selections, electric distribution lines, aerial distribution lines, underground distribution lines, transformer installations, surge protection and grounding, roadway and area lighting, and security lighting. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual TM 5-811-1/AFJMAN 32-1080 of Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force USA: Electrical Power Supply and 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: E114
CEU Course Title:      Commercial 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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two hour online course discusses the determination of requirements, calculations and graphic representation of typical interior commercial lighting. The approach is to examine each facet of design. Government regulations are presented, optical physics are examined and commercially available fixtures are discussed. Principals foci are lighting levels, installation, control and power distribution. One appendix provides a summary of IESNA recommended lighting levels, another presents a comparison of ASHRAE 90.1 lighting mandates and one State's school funding lighting mandates. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.




Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E116
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers - Part I
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is a device that is capable of being programmed to perform control functions. The first PLC was introduced in the late 1960s to replace relay logic controls in the automotive industry. Compared to relay logic controls, the PLC's advantages include easy programming and installation, high control speed, hardware and software security, network compatibility, troubleshooting and testing convenience, and high reliability.

PLCs are currently used widely in industrial and commercial environments. They can be found in almost any manufacturing facility. There are several manufacturers of PLCs. While the instruction formats may not be the same for different brands, the hardware structures and programming concepts are very similar. This course is the first one of the two PLC courses. It covers PLC hardware structure, input/output modules, software, and programming. PLC operation and ladder logic programs are discussed in this course. Comparison Instructions, Math Instructions, and control instructions are covered in the following 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: E116A
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers - Part IAIA
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is a device that is capable of being programmed to perform control functions. The first PLC was introduced in the late 1960s to replace relay logic controls in the automotive industry. Compared to relay logic controls, the PLC's advantages include easy programming and installation, high control speed, hardware and software security, network compatibility, troubleshooting and testing convenience, and high reliability.

PLCs are currently used widely in industrial and commercial environments. They can be found in almost any manufacturing facility. There are several manufacturers of PLCs. While the instruction formats may not be the same for different brands, the hardware structures and programming concepts are very similar. This course is the first one of the two PLC courses. It covers PLC hardware structure, input/output modules, software, and programming. PLC operation and ladder logic programs are discussed in this course. Comparison Instructions, Math Instructions, and control instructions are covered in the following course.

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

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E117
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers - Part II
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is a device that is capable of being programmed to perform control functions. The first PLC was introduced in the late 1960s to replace relay logic controls in the automotive industry. Compared to relay logic controls, the PLC's advantages include easy programming and installation, high control speed, hardware and software security, network compatibility, troubleshooting and testing convenience, and high reliability.

PLCs are currently used widely in industrial and commercial environments. They can be found in almost any manufacturing facility. There are several manufacturers of PLCs. While the instruction formats may not be the same for different brands, the hardware structures and programming concepts are very similar. This course is the second one of the two PLC courses. This course discusses comparison instructions, math instructions and control instructions used in PLC programming. Knowledgeable of the content discussed in the first course (E116) I is required for studying 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: E117A
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers - Part IIAIA
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is a device that is capable of being programmed to perform control functions. The first PLC was introduced in the late 1960s to replace relay logic controls in the automotive industry. Compared to relay logic controls, the PLC's advantages include easy programming and installation, high control speed, hardware and software security, network compatibility, troubleshooting and testing convenience, and high reliability.

PLCs are currently used widely in industrial and commercial environments. They can be found in almost any manufacturing facility. There are several manufacturers of PLCs. While the instruction formats may not be the same for different brands, the hardware structures and programming concepts are very similar. This course is the second one of the two PLC courses. This course discusses comparison instructions, math instructions and control instructions used in PLC programming. Knowledgeable of the content discussed in the first course (E116) I is required for studying this course.

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

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



Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E119
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Design - Coordinated Power System Protection
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
Online Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the selection and coordination of the protective devices for power systems protection. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual of Department of the Army: TM 5-811-14: Electrical Design – Coordinated Power System Protection. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E120
CEU Course Title:      Plant Electrical Troubleshooting
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two hour course discusses the methods of troubleshooting commercial and industrial electrical problems. General principles and examples are presented, along with safety considerations. An Appendix contains catalog information on test equipment. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E121
CEU Course Title:      Calculating Motor Start Time
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: A method is described to approximate the motor starting time using the characteristics provided by the manufacturer. The motor torque versus speed curve, the load torque versus speed curve, and the current versus speed curve are utilized along with the rotating inertia to calculate the acceleration time for the motor. The acceleration curve is plotted on a time versus current curve along with the motor’s thermal limits to select the proper over current protection. A discussion of the results and the methodology for the calculation is included. An example calculation is included for discussion purposes. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E122
CEU Course Title:      Conduit System 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour online course discusses the principles of designing a conduit raceway system. Design techniques to facilitate cable installation will be learned. All design methods discussed will be in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC). This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E123
CEU Course Title:      Basic Electrical Connectoring
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course presents a brief history of basic electrical connectors and the problems encountered with early aluminum conductor connections. It describes the major natures of failures and engineering analyses of the failures. The course also presents the steps taken to resolve the failures on the part of engineering, design, and standards making organizations. Standards and certification agencies are identified for their application to various industries, such as the Utility Power Industry, the Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Construction Industry and the Contractor Industrial Industry. The solutions are also related to various connectors. A sampling of different methods to connect to conductors is discussed with descriptions of appropriate connectors. Particular cautions and features are discussed for each connector. The connectors are related to the industries in which they are used, including their appropriate standards. Some special types of connectors are discussed. The course completes with a brief summary stressing the attention that must be devoted to proper connectoring 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: E124
CEU Course Title:      Telecommunications Premises Distribution Planning, Design, and Estimating
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour course provides an introduction to the telecommunications distribution system planning, design, and estimating for different facilities. The course materials are based entirely on the Military Handbook MIL-HDBK-1012/3, Telecommunications Premises Distribution Planning, Design, and Estimating. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E125
CEU Course Title:      Municipal Ordinances and Reviews for Wireless Communication Towers
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: There has been a tremendous growth in the number of telecommunications towers built in recent years. Municipalities and the wireless telecommunications companies struggle to find a happy medium between the need for towers and the desire most cities have to limit the number of towers. This course is intended for engineers who are working with municipalities. However, anyone involved in the placement of wireless communications facilities will benefit. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E126
CEU Course Title:      Sound System Design for Cafeterias, Auditoriums and Small Churches
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the choices for design of music and voice sound systems for cafeterias, auditoriums and small churches. Key principles are sound characteristics and equipment characteristics. Sample designs along with warnings of common design errors and installation errors are included. The reference list shows sources for advanced theoretical analysis and the origin of specialized sound terms. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E127
CEU Course Title:      Uninterruptible Power Supply System Selection, Installation, and Maintenance
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
Online Course Price:    $299
PDH Course Description: This 12-hour course provides criteria and guidance in the selection, installation, and maintenance of the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The process for identifying the need for an UPS system, selecting, installing, and maintaining the UPS system are covered. Covered are: theory and principles of static and rotary UPS systems, design and selection of UPS, installation and testing of UPS, maintenance and operation of UPS systems, principles of static and rotary UPS, UPS system rating and sizing selection, operation/maintenance, batteries, troubleshooting, harmonic distortions, grounding, checklists, and acceptance testing.

The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual of Department of Army: TM 5-693: Uninterruptible power Supply System Selection, Installation, and Maintenance for Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Facilities.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E128
CEU Course Title:      Wireless Network Security
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This 6-hour course provides engineers with the basics of wireless LAN technologies and the related security concerns and guidelines. The course materials are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-48: Wireless Network Security: 802.11, Bluetooth, and Handheld Devices. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E129
CEU Course Title:      Digital Power Metering and Industrial Data Communication for Meter 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour course discusses the underlying principles of power metering, selection of components and connection for centralized reporting. Concepts can be applied to benefit for small commercial operations, large tenant spaces and campus settings. Drawings and photographs illustrate the concepts. The reference list shows sources for economical components and sophisticated integrated 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: E130
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Digital Process Control and Industrial Data Communication for Process 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour course discusses the underlying principles of process control, the opportunities available from a small computer in the controller, very general selection of components and connection for centralized monitoring and supervisory control. Concepts can be applied to benefit for small commercial operations, large industrial plants and commercial building automation. Drawings and photographs illustrate the concepts. The reference list shows sources for economical components and sophisticated integrated 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: E131
CEU Course Title:      Introductory Lightning Protection Design per NFPA 780-2000
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the underlying principles of lightning, lightning damage to structures and equipment and conventional Franklin lighting protection. The design concepts will be demonstrated for industrial, commercial and institutional buildings. Drawings, photographs and a sample specification illustrate the concepts. The reference list shows sources for conventional Franklin components and sophisticated proprietary active 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: E132
CEU Course Title:      Fundamentals of Computer Systems Performance Analysis
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
Online Course Price:    $26
PDH Course Description: In this introduction to computer systems performance measurement and analysis, you will learn the typical goals of the computer systems performance analyst, the fundamental techniques used to study the performance of computer systems, and the advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques. You also will be introduced to the concept of performance debugging.

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

This course is based on the author's book, Measuring Computer Performance: A Practitioner's Guide. The listed price for this course has been reduced to compensate for the cost of purchasing the required chapter in PDF format online through ebooks.com.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E133
CEU Course Title:      Metrics of Computer Performance
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
Online Course Price:    $54
PDH Course Description: Before you can begin to determine anything about the performance of a computer system, you must decide what aspects of the system are interesting and useful to measure. In this course, you will learn about the common metrics that are used to quantify a system's performance, the characteristics of a good metric, the meaning of speedup and relative change, and how to measure the fundamental metric of performance -- time.

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

This course is based on the author's book, Measuring Computer Performance: A Practitioner's Guide. The listed price for this course has been reduced to compensate for the cost of purchasing the required chapter in PDF format online through ebooks.com.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E134
CEU Course Title:      What Do All of These Means Mean?
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
Online Course Price:    $84
PDH Course Description: There is a strong desire to reduce the performance of a computer system to a single number. Typically this is done using one of several different statistical means, such as the arithmetic, harmonic, or geometric means. In this course you will learn how to calculate the different types of means and how to quantify the variability in a group of measured values. More importantly, you will learn when each of the different types of mean values should be used.

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

This course is based on the author's book, Measuring Computer Performance: A Practitioner's Guide. The listed price for this course has been reduced to compensate for the cost of purchasing the required chapter in PDF format online through ebooks.com.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E135
CEU Course Title:      Errors and Confidence Intervals
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
Online Course Price:    $84
PDH Course Description: All measurements of real computer systems are subject to both random and systematic errors. These errors introduce uncertainty and imprecision into your measurements, which can make it difficult to interpret your results. In this course, you will learn how an appropriate model of these errors can be used to quantify the precision of your measurements using confidence intervals.

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

This course is based on the author's book, Measuring Computer Performance: A Practitioner's Guide. The listed price for this course has been reduced to compensate for the cost of purchasing the required chapter in PDF format online through ebooks.com.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E136
CEU Course Title:      Statistically Comparing Two Alternatives
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
Online Course Price:    $53
PDH Course Description: Due to measurement noise, it often can be difficult to determine whether a change made to a system had any real impact. Measurement noise also makes it difficult to compare the performance of two different systems. In this course, you will extend your understanding of confidence intervals to determine if there is a statistically significant difference in the performance of two alternatives. You will learn about both before-and-after comparisons and comparisons using unpaired measurements.

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

This course is based on the author's book, Measuring Computer Performance: A Practitioner's Guide. The listed price for this course has been reduced to compensate for the cost of purchasing the required chapter in PDF format online through ebooks.com.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E137
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
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
Online Course Price:    $83
PDH Course Description: Analysis of variance (ANOVA) is a general technique for separating the total variation in a set of measurements into the variation due to measurement noise and the variation due to real differences among the alternatives being compared. This course provides a gentle introduction to comparing a set of alternatives using the ANOVA technique.

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

This course is based on the author's book, Measuring Computer Performance: A Practitioner's Guide. The listed price for this course has been reduced to compensate for the cost of purchasing the required chapter in PDF format online through ebooks.com.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E138
CEU Course Title:      Automatic Control Systems - Part I: Block Diagrams and Transfer Functions
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
Online Course Price:    $75
PDH Course Description: In recent years, control systems have gained an increasingly important role in the development and advancement of modern civilization and technology. This course should provide a brief review for readers in the control/system engineering profession or serve as an introductory material for readers in a non-control/system engineering profession.

This course begins with the basic tools utilized extensively in Control Systems - block diagrams and transfer functions. Mason's rule, a systematic and algorithmic for solving transfer function of a given system described by its block diagram, is discussed. Part I is concluded with Routh-Hurwitz Stability Criterion (Routh Test). Part II consists of Laplace Transforms and Time-Domain Analysis. A list of Laplace Transform Table is provided for quick reference. Part III is on Root Locus Technique. The course continues with Root Locus Technique, Nyquist Stability Criterion and Body Plot Technique for determining the system stability.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E139
CEU Course Title:      Automatic Control Systems - Part II: Laplace Transform and Time-Domain 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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: In recent years, control systems have gained an increasingly important role in the development and advancement of modern civilization and technology. This course should provide a brief review for readers in the control/system engineering profession or serve as an introductory material for readers in a non-control/system engineering profession.

This course begins with the basic tools utilized extensively in Control Systems - block diagrams and transfer functions. Mason's rule, a systematic and algorithmic for solving transfer function of a given system described by its block diagram, is discussed. Part I is concluded with Routh-Hurwitz Stability Criterion (Routh Test). Part II consists of Laplace Transforms and Time-Domain Analysis. A list of Laplace Transform Table is provided for quick reference. The course continues with Root Locus Technique, Nyquist Stability Criterion and Body Plot Technique for determining the system stability.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E140
CEU Course Title:      Automatic Control Systems - Part III: Root Locus Technique
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: In recent years, control systems have gained an increasingly important role in the development and advancement of modern civilization and technology. This course should provide a brief review for readers in the control/system engineering profession or serve as an introductory material for readers in a non-control/system engineering profession.

This course begins with the basic tools utilized extensively in Control Systems - block diagrams and transfer functions. Mason's rule, a systematic and algorithmic for solving transfer function of a given system described by its block diagram, is discussed. Part I is concluded with Routh-Hurwitz Stability Criterion (Routh Test). Part II consists of Laplace Transforms and Time-Domain Analysis. Part III is on Root Locus Technique. A list of Laplace Transform Table is provided for quick reference. The course continues with Root Locus Technique, Nyquist Stability Criterion and Body Plot Technique for determining the system stability.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E143
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Fiber Optic Cable Technology
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to fiber optic cables, including details of common types of fiber cables, their designs, the basics of their operation and how losses can enter into the system operation. The course also provides information on fiber optic connections and splices and how improper installation of the devices can impact the signals.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E144
CEU Course Title:      Power Factor in Electrical Energy 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Although terms 'power factor measurement' and 'power factor correction' are well known to electrical engineers, the real importance of 'power factor' is not always recognized -particularly in terms of reducing electrical energy cost.

This 4-hour course looks briefly at what is a very large subject and highlights a systematic approach to the measurement, correction and control of power factor with the objective of cutting energy costs.

This course is aimed at students, electrical & control engineers, energy auditors, operational & maintenance engineers, contractors and system designers who are responsible for design and operation of the 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: E145
CEU Course Title:      Software Engineering 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
Online Course Price:    $39
PDH Course Description: Software quality matters. Software errors in engineering systems can be very expensive, sometimes leading to catastrophic loss and even loss of human life. Since software has become a component of virtually all engineering systems today, a basic knowledge of software engineering and related software security issues has become vital to practicing engineers in all disciplines. This course presents an overview at the conceptual level. The content of this course can also serve as a beginning point for preparation for the Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) exam.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E146
CEU Course Title:      Modern Closed Circuit TV 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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This course discusses the concepts, equipment selection and graphic representation of typical closed circuit television (cctv) system design for security and sharing of events to large audiences. The key principles are inherent limitations in the technology, available technology choices, system graphic representation and details of successful installation. Covert surveillance and entertainment applications are not included.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E146W
CEU Course Title:      Modern Closed Circuit TV 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
Online Course Price:    $220
PDH Course Description: This course discusses the concepts, equipment selection and graphic representation of typical closed circuit television (cctv) system design for security and sharing of events to large audiences. The key principles are inherent limitations in the technology, available technology choices, system graphic representation and details of successful installation. Covert surveillance and entertainment applications are not included.

The 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: E147
CEU Course Title:      Modern Closed Circuit TV Design (Audio Version)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This audio course discusses the concepts, equipment selection and graphic representation of typical closed circuit television (cctv) system design for security and sharing of events to large audiences. The key principles are inherent limitations in the technology, available technology choices, system graphic representation and details of successful installation. Covert surveillance and entertainment applications are not included. The lecture notes are included in a PDF file for reference and further study.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E149
CEU Course Title:      Twenty Ways to Optimize Electric Efficiency in the Use of Induction Motors
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Energy conservation when considered as a new energy source assumes tremendous potential in enhancing overall productivity. According to statistics, electric motor-driven equipment accounts for over half of all the electricity consumed in the United States. Improving the efficiency of electric motors and the equipment they drive even by small percentage can result in tremendous energy and dollar savings.

Opportunities for energy conservation are wide spread and applicable to new as well as old plants.

This 4-hour course provides 20 different strategies to guide you into the electric motor evaluation process and highlights common ways you can improve system efficiency and reliability to achieve permanent long-term electric cost reduction.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E150
CEU Course Title:      Low Voltage Landscape Lighting 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Landscape lighting has been recognized as a key element to the architectural aesthetics of a home or commercial property. Where previously lighting was used merely to light a pathway to let you see where you were walking, it is now used for safety, security and to enhance the beauty of structures and garden elements. It also enhances the value of properties by creating nighttime curb appeal and increased evening utility of the home’s exterior features. This course will enable the designer to layout an effective and attractive lighting scheme and to select the proper elements for plan implementation.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E151
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Engineering Preliminary Consideration
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This 6-hour course provides basic design guidance in the proper selection of electric power sources and distribution systems. The contents cover electric power preliminary design considerations such as preliminary data, estimation of loads, selection of electric power source, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system design, installation of distribution systems, levels of distribution voltage, grounding of distribution systems, and selection of distribution systems.

This course has been developed from the evaluation of the existing facilities, from surveys of the availability of new materials and construction methods, and from selection of the best design practices of the government, and the privet sector.

The course materials are based entirely on the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) of Department of Defense: UFC 3-501-03N: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATION. 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: E153
CEU Course Title:      Performance Assessment of Lighting 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: Good lighting does not necessarily mean more lighting nor does the more lighting means more energy consumption. Good lighting does mean more effective lighting whilst low on energy consumption.

This 3- hour online course provides an overview of good lighting practices and discusses the performance assessment methodology.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E154
CEU Course Title:      Variable Speed Drives in Electrical Energy 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: In today's environment with the increasing costs of energy, many electrical users are looking for ways to drive not only an appreciable cost savings but also would keep up system efficiency. One efficient and practical way to do this is the installation of variable speed drives that offer a means of controlling a motor.

Written in straightforward "user" language, this 4-hour course provides a basic understanding of variable speed drives for the engineer or technician involved in specifying, applying, maintaining and operating variable speed drives.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E155
CEU Course Title:      CPU (Central Processing Unit) Chip: Cooling Problems, Requirements and Solutions
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: The course will answer several questions that bother anyone who specify, use or assemble their own present day personal or industrial computers. It will answer the question, why does a computer need that noisy fan(s), how hot can the CPU (Central Processing Unit) get without causing a problem, where can I find the best solution. The course will even show you how to assembly a very simple solution to the fan noise.

This is a 2-hour course and will cover the following:

1. Why Heatsinks are required and how they work.
2. Other types of CPU cooling devices.
3. Calculations for heat dissipation.
4. Specifications for most CPUs including temperature limits.
5. Thermal compounds, types and use.
6. The physical effects of a heatsink.
7. Heatsink Technology: Radiation, Conduction, and Convection.
8. Heatsink testing methodology and comparisons.
9. The Listening Room: hear and compare the sounds made by cooling fans.
10. Instructions for assembling a simple fan controller.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E156
CEU Course Title:      Understanding Motor Nameplate Information - NEMA v/s IEC 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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: If you specify, buy, maintain, or replace motors, you should know how to read and interpret the motor nameplate information. This 4-hour course is provides a brief overview of how to read and interpret National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and IEC motor nameplates. 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: E157
CEU Course Title:      Artificial Intelligence: Technologies for Smart Systems Design
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are now being applied in many branches of engineering to solve problems and to provide intelligent interfaces for systems and equipment. This course provides an introduction to the four major AI techniques of rule-based expert systems, neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic as well as pointers to web resources and books for further reading. In addition, the emerging technologies of soft computing and chat bot agents are discussed. The synthetic character embodiments of these agents are attracting increasing attention since there is evidence that the right character choice can increase the website hit rate.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E158
CEU Course Title:      Emergency and Standby Generator Application
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two hour online course discusses the concepts, equipment selection, installation and graphic representation of typical emergency and standby generator systems for offices, schools, institutions and factories. The key principles are the basic requirements of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-2002) Sections 700, 701 and 701 and NFPA 110-2002, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems. Complex multi-generator systems for mission-critical applications are not included. Generator power for a fire pump is not addressed (NFPA 72-2002).

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: E162
CEU Course Title:      240 V Motor Operation on 208 VAC
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: How do you safely reconnect an existing 240 V motor to operate on a new 208 VAC system? This problem frequently arises when replacing power transformers or installing generators. There is a proven method, recognized by the National Electric Code, which is inexpensive and reliable. The application of auto transformers is the topic of this 2-hour PDHonline course. Examples are included.

The course is made up of the following parts:

1. Learning Objective

2. Course Introduction

3. Course Content - summary and detailed narration, graphics and samples

4. Course Summary

5. Related Links

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E163
CEU Course Title:      Substation Design Guide
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
Online Course Price:    $349
PDH Course Description: This course provides criteria and guidance in the engineering and design of electrical substations. The planning, engineering, design, procurement, construction, and operation of transmission and distribution substations are covered. Substations should be designed, constructed, and operated to meet customers’ needs at the lowest possible cost commensurate with the quality of service desired.

The topics covered are: major equipment selection, layout, site design, structural design, grounding system design, insulation coordination, protective relaying, substation automation, inspection and testing, as well as maintenance considerations. Possible design responsibilities of the engineer are covered, including preparation of construction drawings, material, equipment and labor specifications and other engineering design services that may be required.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E164
CEU Course Title:      Overview & Energy Optimization of Power Distribution Transformers
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Losses in electric supply systems are minimized by transmitting electricity at high voltage. Distribution transformers function to step-up & step-down voltage in transmitting power economically from the power station to the final user. Practical power transformers, although highly efficient, are not perfect devices. Transformer losses in power distribution networks can exceed 3% of the total electrical power generated, which is estimated to total 140 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year in the US.

This 4-hour course provides an overview of transformers and summarizes the key energy conservation measures pertaining to selection, application and operation of power transformers. The theoretical equations are kept minimum and the basic aspects are discussed wherever deemed fit.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E165
CEU Course Title:      Overview of Electrical Engineering for School 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
Online Course Price:    $75
PDH Course Description: Electrical engineering is the knowledgeable application of scientific, engineering, financial and human factors knowledge to the creation of components, assemblies, equipment and systems that have wires. This course is closely focused on the application of these principles to the design of electrical infrastructure of schools. In order for a modern school to function, it must have outside connections for power, communications, high-speed data, monitoring of the fire alarms and, sometimes, monitoring of utility usage and operation of all systems.

This overview course discusses details of the connections to the outside world, connections, conduits and wires inside, and the electrical equipment which is purchased during construction. Included are bulk power, clean power for computers, lighting power, lighting fixtures, lighting control, data wiring, security access wiring, security CCTV wiring, security intrusion monitoring wiring, communications wiring, clock systems, bell systems and fire alarms.

This course is interactive, to assure understanding is taking place and to guide the content in directions of value to the student. It includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E165W
CEU Course Title:      Overview of Electrical Engineering for School 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
Online Course Price:    $220
PDH Course Description: Electrical engineering is the knowledgeable application of scientific, engineering, financial and human factors knowledge to the creation of components, assemblies, equipment and systems that have wires. This course is closely focused on the application of these principles to the design of electrical infrastructure of schools. In order for a modern school to function, it must have outside connections for power, communications, high-speed data, monitoring of the fire alarms and, sometimes, monitoring of utility usage and operation of all systems.

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: E166
CEU Course Title:      Principles and Methods of Temperature Measurement
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Temperature is a principle parameter that needs to be monitored and controlled in most engineering applications such as heating, cooling, drying and storage. Temperature sensors vary from simple liquid-in-glass thermometers to sophisticated on-line monitoring and automatic temperature control purposes. This course focuses on the most commonly used temperature sensors.

This 2-hour course provides an overview of basic principles of temperature sensors in user friendly language. The theoretical equations are kept minimum and the basic aspects are discussed wherever deemed fit.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E167
CEU Course Title:      Principles of Process 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: The kinds of processes found in industrial plants are as varied as the materials they produce. They range from the simple loops to control flow rate, to the large and complex distillation columns in the petro-chemical industry. Today the application of feedback control loops is an essential element in virtually every industrial product, yet this feedback control loop which is so important to industry is based on a few very simple and easily understood principles. This course discusses this control loop, its basic elements, and the basic principles of its application. This 3-hr course material is based entirely on US Department of Energy training materials DOE-HDBK-1013/2-92, Fundamentals Handbook, Instrumentation and Control, Module 7, Volume 2 of 2.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E168
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to High Temperature Superconductors
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: In this introductory course, the student will become familiar with high temperature superconductors, the Meissner effect, the zero resistance effect, availability of experimentation kits, how they can learn to make a superconductor from scratch, applications for superconductors, and superconductor patent information. By possibly implementing existing superconductor technology in devices such as electromagnets, they can increase performance and shrink size versus conventional conductors.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E169
CEU Course Title:      Basic Electrical Theory & Fundamentals
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Do you know where electricity comes from? To be able to say yes to that question, you must understand a bit about the physics of matter. In this course you’ll learn the basics involving: matter, electron theory, magnetism, electromagnetism, the laws of electrical circuits, series circuits, parallel circuits, series-parallel circuits and the basic electrical formulas.

This 4-hr course material is based entirely on US Department of Energy training materials DOE-HDBK-1011/1-92, Fundamentals Handbook, Electrical Science, Volume 1 of 4, modules 1 and 2. The volumes 2, 3 and 4 of the handbook have been separately listed

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: E170
CEU Course Title:      Basic Electrical Theory - Overview of DC Circuits, Batteries, DC Generators & Motors
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This electrical training course provides a basic introduction to DC theory, electrical circuits, batteries and DC machinery (motors and generators). This course will be extremely helpful to individuals who are just beginning a career in electrical work, or who require a basic knowledge of electrical principals and equipment to better their primary responsibilities. This course is also a prerequisite for the all other electrical training.

This 3-hr course material is based entirely on US Department of Energy training materials DOE-HDBK-1011/1-92, Fundamentals Handbook, Electrical Science, and Volume 2 of 4. The volumes 1, 3 and 4 of the handbook have been separately listed.

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: E171
CEU Course Title:      Basic Electrical Theory - Overview of AC Power, AC Generators, AC Reactive Components, and Voltage Regulators
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Alternating current (AC) unlike Direct current (DC) flow first in one direction then in the opposite direction. The most common AC waveform is a sine (or sinusoidal) waveform. This electrical training course provides a basic introduction to AC theory, electrical circuits, AC generator and voltage regulation. This course will be extremely helpful to individuals who are just beginning a career in electrical work, or who require a basic knowledge of electrical principals and equipment to better their primary responsibilities. This course is also a prerequisite for the all other electrical training.

This 4-hr course material is based entirely on US Department of Energy training materials DOE-HDBK-1011/3-92, Fundamentals Handbook, Electrical Science, and Volume 3 of 4. The volumes 1, 2 and 4 of the handbook have been separately listed.

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: E172
CEU Course Title:      Basic Electrical Theory - Overview of AC Motors, Transformers and Measuring Instruments
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This electrical training course provides a basic introduction to AC motors, transformers and electrical measurements and discusses the principles, methods as well as the underlying theories and concepts needed for a strong foundation in electrical technology. This course will be extremely helpful to individuals who are just beginning a career in electrical work, or who require a basic knowledge of electrical principals and equipment to better their primary responsibilities. This course is also a prerequisite for the all other electrical training.

This 3-hr course material is based entirely on US Department of Energy training materials DOE-HDBK-1011/4-92, Fundamentals Handbook, Electrical Science, and Volume 4 of 4. The volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the handbook have been separately listed.

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: E173
CEU Course Title:      Data Center Design Criteria
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three hour online course discusses design criteria in data center design, computer room design and other technical space that integrate critical infrastructure technologies resulting in continuously available, scalable, redundant, fault-tolerant, manageable and still maintainable mission critical environments. It is important to understand the different aspects of design process so that precautions can be taken while designing. This course will enable the designer to avoid any disruptions in operation of the computer systems which can potentially be disastrous in current business environment.

Design concepts are explained graphically to make it visualize the same. All the aspects of Data center design component are discussed briefly and that will give overview to designer to plan and make checklists for the 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: E174
CEU Course Title:      2005 National Electric Code
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course begins with a compendium of key changes and critical requirements associated the 2005 National Electrical Code. Some of the requirements are not new, but have been ignored and are getting new attention for enforcement. Others are long standing, but continue to cause trouble for installation contractors. The second component of the course is an annotated Table of Contents. This is your roadmap to look in the right place to find answers. The annotations emphasize portions which you must fully understand for normal electrical design or review of electrical designs.

The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, based upon the changes, critical requirements and Table of Contents.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E174U
CEU Course Title:      2005 National Electric Code (Audio Version)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This audio course begins with a compendium of key changes and critical requirements associated the 2005 National Electrical Code. Some of the requirements are not new, but have been ignored and are getting new attention for enforcement. Others are long standing, but continue to cause trouble for installation contractors. The second component of the course is an annotated Table of Contents. This is your roadmap to look in the right place to find answers. The annotations emphasize portions which you must fully understand for normal electrical design or review of electrical designs.

The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, based upon the changes, critical requirements and Table of Contents.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E175
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Computer Networking
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
Online Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: Engineers are constantly looked upon to integrate multiple technologies. Because of the growth of the Internet, the need for engineers to have a basic understanding of computer networks has become critical. Almost every role in engineering has become integrated with computers and networking. Data from many sources such as mechanical, chemical, and structural systems is being measured remotely. In addition, we often need to provide a remote control of these systems using networks. This convergence of technologies has helped to make the use of computers and computer networks a mature technology with the ability to be used to solve many types of engineering problems. The purpose of this course is to provide the engineer with a general introduction to LAN and WAN technologies. This course is addressed to the engineer with a basic knowledge of computers who needs to become familiar with computer networks. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E176
CEU Course Title:      Induction Motor Theory
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: The characteristics of an induction motor are best determined by a series of tests, generally under load. However, for large motors, this is not always practical. The motor characteristics can be approximated by calculations using an equivalent circuit for the motor and using a series of formulas.

This course will present a review of the development of the equivalent motor circuit and the various formulas that the engineer can use to determine the induction motor characteristics to best suit the 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: E177
CEU Course Title:      Determining Motor Load & Efficiency from Measured Data
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: Those familiar with motors know that just because a motor has a nameplate rating of 50 horsepower doesn’t mean that it actually delivers 50 horsepower to its load. The load itself determines the horsepower needed to drive it, and whatever motor is connected to that load will try to deliver the power that the load demands. Spotting overloaded motors can help you avoid motor burnouts whereas spotting underloaded motors can lead to downsizing and reduced operating costs.

This 3-hr course presents a brief overview of some of the different ways to determine a motor's load from in-situ measurements. This course shall be useful for field engineers to select or to establish a proper efficiency evaluation method by understanding the theories and error sources of the methods.

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: E180
CEU Course Title:      Software Security: Practical Defensive Strategies
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: It is common knowledge that security is one of the most important issues in the computer field today. What is not apparent to many is that the security challenges today are frequently software problems. The weak points are the applications at the ends of the communications link and therefore represent the points of greatest vulnerability to attack. The purpose of this course is to present recommended approaches to software security including threat modeling, programming language security in C/C++, Java and Perl and activities for each stage of the software development life cycle. Smart card security and security certification for IT products are also 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: E181
CEU Course Title:      Corrosion Mitigation through Electrical Design Cathodic Protection
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Corrosion occurs on all metallic structures that are not adequately protected. The cost of replacing a structure which may have been destroyed or weakened due to excessive corrosion is substantial but avoidable, and means should be taken to consistently prevent or mitigate this added cost through cathodic protection. This course will introduce the concepts of sacrificial and impressed current cathodic protection with basic details and examples to understand their field application.

This 4-hr course material is based entirely on the US Army Corps of Engineers document EM 1110-2-3400, " Painting: New Construction and Maintenance “and covers Chapter 2; "Corrosion Theory and Corrosion Protection” and document TM 5-811-7, “Electrical Design, Cathodic Protection”.

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: E182
CEU Course Title:      Nuclear Plant Security Systems
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This course will introduce the student into the design of security systems for commercial nuclear power plants. An overview of plant security systems is provided along with a linkage to the Federal Requirements that govern commercial nuclear plant security systems. The course provides an understanding of the types of security systems utilized and their 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: E183
CEU Course Title:      Babcock & Wilcox Pressurized Water Reactors
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course provides an overview of the reactor and major reactor support systems found in a Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) Power Plant. Major systems associated with the reactor are discussed, such as, the reactor, steam generators, pressurizer, reactor coolant pumps, control rod drives, high pressure injection, residual heat removal system, reactor protection system, borated water system, and the letdown and make-up systems. In addition, the primary balance-of-plant (BOP) systems are discussed in terms of their system interface with the reactor.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E184
CEU Course Title:      Power Plant Electrical Distribution Systems
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This one-hour course provides an introduction to the design of electrical distribution systems found in electrical power generation plants. The type of equipment utilized in the electrical distribution systems is discussed in terms of its design, function, role and backup capabilities. A short quiz follows the end 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: E186
CEU Course Title:      General Nuclear Worker Radiation Training
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This course will prepare the student with an understanding of the basic radiological knowledge requirements for nuclear plant workers who must work in areas where they may be exposed to radiation. The sources and types of radiation along with the potential biological effects of radiation exposure are discussed. Understanding of radiological postings and radiation measurement devices will help the future nuclear worker be prepared for an exciting new career.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E187
CEU Course Title:      General Nuclear Worker Training
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This course will provide the student with a general overview of the job knowledge requirements for a worker at a nuclear power plant. Roles of the various work groups are discussed along with the individual responsibilities of the nuclear worker. Overviews of the security and fitness for duty requirements are provided along with an introduction to basic radiological 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: E191
CEU Course Title:      2006 Introduction to Electrical Construction Specifications
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This five hour online course introduces the standard electrical construction specifications used for offices, churches, manufacturing facilities, schools, museums, prisons and places of retail business. The 2004 CSI (Construction Standards Institute) format is introduced, along with the existing 1995 CSI format, and general principles of good spec writing are explained. Public domain specifications developed for government projects are used as examples, though reference is made to commercial spec services - CSI MasterSpec and BSD (Building Systems Design) OnSpec+ and proprietary specs - such as Simplex fire alarms and Novec fire suppression systems. In addition to the core material and associated quiz for credit, this revision includes explanatory narrative and demonstration specificatons. Internet links are provided for reference sources. The multiple-choice quiz covers only core material. This course is general in nature. Separate PDHonline courses are available for individual electrical specifications, as Materials and Methods and Conduit and Raceways.

The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, based upon the changes, critical requirements and Table of Contents.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E191U
CEU Course Title:      2006 Introduction to Electrical Construction Specifications (Audio Version)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   5 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   5 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   5 LU
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This audio course introduces the standard electrical construction specifications used for offices, churches, manufacturing facilities, schools, museums, prisons and places of retail business. The 2004 CSI (Construction Standards Institute) format is introduced, along with the existing 1995 CSI format, and general principles of good spec writing are explained. Public domain specifications developed for government projects are used as examples, though reference is made to commercial spec services - CSI MasterSpec and BSD (Building Systems Design) OnSpec+ and proprietary specs - such as Simplex fire alarms and Novec fire suppression systems. In addition to the core material and associated quiz for credit, this revision includes explanatory narrative and demonstration specificatons. Internet links are provided for reference sources. The multiple-choice quiz covers only core material. This course is general in nature. Separate PDHonline courses are available for individual electrical specifications, as Materials and Methods and Conduit and Raceways.

The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, based upon the changes, critical requirements and Table of Contents.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E192
CEU Course Title:      Loadbreaking and the Bazooms Curve
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
Online Course Price:    $75
PDH Course Description: This course will discuss power connectors capable of manual live connection and disconnection of high voltage, high amperage circuits. This connector system offers a versatile and economical application to convenient load switching operations in confined areas. Some applications will be discussed.

Originally, the objective was to connect and disconnect 15 kV primary distribution circuits with switching voltages at 8.3 kV; however, the voltages were later increased to include 25 and 35 kV. Connector manufacturers not only had to be thoroughly concerned with long term connection at amperages of at least 200 amperes, but also had to study the switching performance and details of the connector itself. The connector is designed to be manually connected and disconnected at the end of a hot stick (an insulated live line pole) by a lineman.

Our discussion analyzes the performance of the switching system based on data received from power testing. It will describe some constraints that had to be applied to performance and standards of performance for the connector system. Basically, the requirements were to be able to switch at the high voltage and high currents for a prescribed amount of switching and also be able to safely connect (fault close) a high current (10,000 amperes RMS) in the event of a fault. Even though the connector was not required to be used again, this operation had to be done safely by a lineman. As we continue through the discussion, it will also be realized that there are other constraints that the user (primary electric utilities) would require from this connecting system. The analysis of the fault close operation was a key in evaluating the connector system inasmuch as most of the early failures of the system occurred during fault close. A unique system is described to analyze real time occurrences at the point that the connector connects fault close at the higher voltages, and also to determine the most critical area. In addition, equipment is described to be able to produce such a connection with a good sense of predictability in order to limit the amount of samples being tested.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E193
CEU Course Title:      Overview of Uninterruptive Power Systems (UPS)
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Any interruption of the utility power will stop the operation of a computer system and other critical applications causing loss of data, potential hardware damage and inconvenience. While brownouts and spikes can be tackled by using voltage regulators, surge suppressors, a spike buster etc, the problem of blackout is solved by using uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS).

This 4-hour course discusses some basic fundamentals of uninteruptive power systems.

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: E194
CEU Course Title:      Power System Analysis
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   15 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   15 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   1.5 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   15 LU
Online Course Price:    $349
PDH Course Description: This 15-hour course provides a thorough study of the power system data necessary, and the methods commonly used in analysis of power systems utilizing computer software. The following types of studies are covered: short circuit, load flow, motor starting, cable ampacity, stability, harmonic analysis, switching transient, reliability, ground mat, protective coordination, power system modeling.

The course materials are based entirely on the “IEEE Recommended Practice for Industrial and Commercial Power System Analysis”, IEEE Std. 399-1997 (you need to have a copy of or have access to a copy of this publication) and the lecture notes provided by the course author.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E195
CEU Course Title:      New Advances in Wind Powered Electric Generation Technology
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course was specifically designed to introduce the design concepts and technology advances in large commercial wind powered electric generation systems. These applications include offshore deepwater development, the use of wind energy to clean, desalinate, and move water, and developing new technologies that will enable wind to work in synergy with other renewable energy technologies like hydropower and hydrogen.

The goal of the wind energy industry is to contribute 100 GW of wind electricity to our Nation’s energy supplies by 2020. By meeting that goal, wind energy will help secure our Nation’s energy future and clean up our environment by displacing about 3 quadrillion BTUs of primary energy per year and 65 million metric tons of carbon equivalent per year.

In the past 10 years, the global wind energy capacity has increased tenfold — from 3.5 gigawatts (GW) in 1994 to almost 50 GW by the end of 2004. In the United States, the wind energy capacity tripled from 1600 megawatts (MW) in 1994 to more than 6700 MW by the end of 2004 — enough to serve more than 1.6 million households.

This course is based entirely on the publication “Wind Power Today” DOE/GO-102005-2115 April 2005 published by the U.S. Department of Energy 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: E196
CEU Course Title:      Fuel Cells- New Energy for the Future
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course will review the design, operation, and theory of fuel cells, with an emphasis on the hydrogen based fuel cells in operation today.

More people are driving more cars today than ever before, more than 200 million vehicles are on the road in the U.S. alone. But the car has contributed to our air and water pollution and forced us to rely on imported oil from the Middle East, helping to create a significant trade imbalance. Today many people think fuel cell technology will play a pivotal role in a new technological renaissance, just as the internal combustion engine vehicle revolutionized life at the beginning of the 20th century. Such innovation would have a global environmental and economic impact.

Hydrogen-powered fuel cells represent a radically different approach to energy conversion, one that could replace conventional power generation technologies like engines and turbines in applications such as automobiles and small power plants.

Expanded use of hydrogen as an energy carrier for America could help address concerns about energy security, global climate change, and air quality. Hydrogen can be derived from a variety of domestically available primary sources, including fossil fuels, renewables, and nuclear power. Another key benefit is that the by-products of conversion are generally benign for human health and the environment. Despite these compelling benefits, realization of a hydrogen economy faces multiple challenges. Unlike gasoline and natural gas, hydrogen has no existing, large-scale supporting infrastructure—and building one will require major investment. Although hydrogen production, storage, and delivery technologies are currently in commercial use by the chemical and refining industries, existing hydrogen storage and conversion technologies are still too costly for widespread use in energy applications.

This course is based entirely on Fuel Cells Green Power- Publication LA-UR-99-3231, published by Los Alamos National Laboratory under contract with the US Department of Energy. 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: E197
CEU Course Title:      New Advances in Geothermal 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course will review the geothermal principles, present and future applications, and various design criteria. The geothermal energy potential beneath our feet is vast. This tremendous resource amounts to 50,000 times the energy of all oil and gas resources in the world, and geothermal energy is clean; it represents a promising solution for the nation and the world as they become ever more concerned about global warming, pollution, and rising fossil energy prices.

Increased development of geothermal energy gives people the potential to gain better control of their own local energy resources and use a secure, safe, domestic source of energy. Today’s U.S. geothermal industry is a $1.5-billion-per-year enterprise involving over 2800 megawatts (MW) of electricity generation, about 2000 MW of thermal energy in direct-use applications such as indoor heating, greenhouses, food drying, and aquaculture, and over 3,700 MW of thermal energy from geothermal heat pumps. The potential for growth is substantial.

This course is based entirely on Geothermal Energy Today- Publication DOE/GO-102005-2189 September 2005 published by the U.S. Department of Energy. 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: E198
CEU Course Title:      Advances in Hydroelectric Power Technology
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course will review the hydropower principles, present and future applications, and various design criteria. Hydropower, also known as hydroelectric power, is a reliable, domestic, emission-free resource that is renewable through the hydrologic cycle and harnesses the natural energy of flowing water to provide clean, fast, flexible electricity generation. Hydropower, one of our nation’s most important renewable energy resources, has grown over the last century from 45 hydroelectric facilities in 1886 to more than 2,000 facilities in 50 states and Puerto Rico that contribute approximately 80,000 megawatts (MW) to our nation’s electrical capacity. That represents about 10% of our country’s electrical generating capability and provides more than 75% of the electricity generated from renewable sources.

Water power — it can cut deep canyons, chisel majestic mountains, quench parched lands, and transport tons — and it can generate enough electricity to light up millions of homes and businesses around the world. Hydropower, also known as hydroelectric power, is a reliable, domestic, emission-free resource that is renewable through the hydrologic cycle and harnesses the natural energy of flowing water to provide clean, fast, flexible electricity generation. Hydropower, one of our nation’s most important renewable energy resources, has grown over the last century from 45 hydroelectric facilities in 1886 to more than 2,000 facilities in 50 states and Puerto Rico that contribute approximately 80,000 megawatts (MW) to our nation’s electrical capacity. That represents about 10% of our country’s electrical generating capability and provides more than 75% of the electricity generated from renewable sources.

This course is based entirely on “Hydropower - Setting a Course for our Energy Future", July 2004, U.S. Department of Energy- Publication DOE/GO-102004-1981. 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: E199
CEU Course Title:      Small Wind Powered Electric Generation 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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course was designed to introduce the basic design concepts for small (residential) wind powered electric generation systems. Wind energy systems are one of the most cost-effective home-based renewable energy systems. Depending on your wind resource, a small wind energy system can lower your electricity bill by 50% to 90%, help you avoid the high costs of extending utility power lines to remote locations, prevent power interruptions, and it is nonpolluting. Small wind electric systems can make a significant contribution to our nation’s energy needs.

In 2003, the U.S. wind generating capacity increased by more than 30%. Wind power plants of various size now operate in 32 states with a total generating capacity of 6374 MW of power, enough to meet the energy needs of more than 3 million homes.

The goal of the wind energy industry is to contribute 100 GW of wind electricity to our Nation’s energy supplies by 2020. By meeting that goal, wind energy will help secure our Nation’s energy future and clean up our environment by displacing about 3 quadrillion BTUs of primary energy per year and 65 million metric tons of carbon equivalent per year.

This course is based entirely on the “Small Wind Electric Systems”, March 2005 Publication DOE/GO-102005-2095 - Produced for the U.S. Department of Energy by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a DOE national laboratory. 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: E200
CEU Course Title:      Advances in Solar Electric Generation Technology
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course was intended to introduce the engineer towards some of the latest developments in solar electric generation, which could become the main fuel source of the future. The course will compare the various types of systems and explain the potential advantages and disadvantages of each system.

The public often associates flat panel photovoltaic (PV) with solar power, it is in fact thermal solar power plants, such as parabolic trough, power towers, and dish Stirling that can provide economic large-scale power generation today. With PV, electric power is produced by light directly in a semiconductor, while in thermal solar generation the heat of the sun is used to power an engine or turbine.

This course is based entirely on Fuel From the Sky: Solar Power’s Potential for Western Energy Supply July 2002 NREL/BK-550-32160 NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s premier laboratory for renewable energy & energy efficiency research, development, and deployment. 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: E201
CEU Course Title:      Design of Microhydro or Small-Scale Hydroelectric Systems
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This one hour online course will explain the basic system components and site requirements for microhydro electric systems.

The vast majority of the hydropower produced in the United States comes from large-scale projects that generate more than 30 megawatts (MW)—enough electricity to power nearly 30,000 households.

Small-scale hydropower systems are those that generate between .01 to 30 MW of electricity. Hydropower systems that generate up to 100 kilowatts (kW) of electricity are often called microhydro systems. Most of the systems used by home and small business owners would qualify as microhydro systems. In fact, a 10 kW system generally can provide enough power for a large home, a small resort, or a hobby farm.

This course is based entirely on Small Hydropower Systems- Publication DOE/GO-102001-1173 FS217 July 2001 - Published by the U.S. Department of Energy. 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: E202
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Engineering for Jail Design
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three hour online course presents the concepts and examples of use of electrical engineering in the design of jails and jail renovations. The methods have been successfully applied to County and City detention centers for adults, detention centers for juveniles, and district police stations. There is an implication of low- to medium-security for such jails, but the population periodically included serious offenders, violent persons under-the-influence and psychiatric patients. Safety for clients, staff and the public is always the primary goal.

The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, based upon the changes, critical requirements and Table of Contents.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E202U
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Engineering for Jail Design (Audio Version)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three hour online audio course presents the concepts and examples of use of electrical engineering in the design of jails and jail renovations. The methods have been successfully applied to County and City detention centers for adults, detention centers for juveniles, and district police stations. There is an implication of low- to medium-security for such jails, but the population periodically included serious offenders, violent persons under-the-influence and psychiatric patients. Safety for clients, staff and the public is always the primary goal.

The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, based upon the changes, critical requirements and Table of Contents.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E203
CEU Course Title:      Design and Planning of Hydroelectric Power Plant 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course presents fundamental principles underlying the design and construction of hydroelectric power plant structures. It is realized that departures from these standards may be necessary in some cases in order to meet the special requirements and conditions of the work under consideration, or to comply with additional codes which may be in effect.

This course presents a discussion of the general, architectural and structural considerations applicable to the design of hydroelectric power plant structures. The design methods, assumptions, allowable stresses, criteria, typical details, and other provisions covered in this course should be considered in the design process wherever practicable. However, it is expected that judgment and discretion will be used in applying the material contained herein.

This course is based entirely on Planning and Design of Hydroelectric Power Plant Structures Publication number - EM 1110-2-3001, 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: E204
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Short Circuit 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Two things are important for a circuit to work, 1) there must be a complete circuit and 2) there must be no short circuits. A short-circuit is a term used to describe the phenomena when an electric circuit bypasses its main load, taking a shorter and unintended path. This results in abnormal current levels in the electrical circuits, which can potentially cause circuit damage, overheating, fire or explosion. Therefore, it's important to protect personnel and equipment by calculating short-circuits currents during system upgrade and design.

The purpose of this course 4-hour course is to gain a basic understanding of short circuit analysis.

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: E205
CEU Course Title:      Recent Advances in Photovoltaic Technology and Solar Thermal Technology
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course was intended to introduce the engineer towards some of the latest developments in high-performance photovoltaics and solar thermal technology. Since the Industrial Revolution, fossil fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas—have powered immense technological progress. But supplies of fossil fuels are limited, and continued reliance on them may have significant environmental consequences. Fortunately, there are alternatives, the most powerful one is right over our heads.

This course is based entirely on “DOE Solar Technologies Program”, Publication DOE/GO-102006-2314, May 2006 Prepared by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a DOE national laboratory. 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: E206
CEU Course Title:      Wind Energy Applications for Municipal Water Services
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: As communities grow, greater demands are placed on water supplies, wastewater services, and the electricity needed to power the growing water services infrastructure. Water is also a critical resource for thermoelectric power plants. Future population growth in the United States is therefore expected to heighten competition for water resources. Many parts of the United States with increasing water stresses also have significant wind energy resources. Wind power is the fastest-growing electric generation source in the United States and is decreasing in cost to be competitive with thermoelectric generation.

Wind energy can offer communities in water-stressed areas the option of economically meeting increasing energy needs without increasing demands on valuable water resources. Wind energy can also provide targeted energy production to serve critical local water-system needs. The research presented in this report describes a systematic assessment of the potential for wind power to support water utility operation, with the objective to identify promising technical applications and water utility case study opportunities.

This three-hour course is based entirely on the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publication - NREL/CP-500-39178 titled Wind Energy Applications for Municipal Water Services: January 2006. 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: E207W
CEU Course Title:      Design to the Fire Alarm Code, NFPA 72 (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
Online Course Price:    $220
PDH Course Description: This course discusses the concepts, equipment selection and graphic representation of typical life-safety fire alarm systems for stores, churches, apartment houses, schools, institutions and factories, except high-hazard. The key principles are the basic guidelines of the Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72) for normal applications and some warning in cases that require special attention. This course includes commentary and Construction Specification 16720, Fire Alarm, from NYC School Construction Authority. This course does not replace a NICET certificate or a PE license. The course does not address residential fire alarms.

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: E208
CEU Course Title:      Electric Power Distribution for Industrial Plants
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This four-hour online course covers the fundamentals of wiring design and the distribution system at voltage levels 600 volts or less. An understanding of the design elements of the system and of system operation is important for obtaining efficient plant operations, for trouble shooting problems which may arise, and planning future 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: E209
CEU Course Title:      IEEE Red Book, Part 1
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
Online Course Price:    $299
PDH Course Description: This 12-hour course provides for the first part of a thorough study of the recommended practices for power distribution and the methods commonly used in electrical system design. A thorough study of basic electrical power system considerations is covered.

The course materials are based entirely on the “IEEE Recommended Practice for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants”, IEEE Std. 141-1993. The student will be required to have access to a copy of “IEEE Recommended Practice for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants”, IEEE Std. 141-1993.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E210
CEU Course Title:      IEEE Red Book, Part 2
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
Online Course Price:    $299
PDH Course Description: This 12-hour course provides for the second part of a thorough study of the recommended practices for power distribution and the methods commonly used in electrical system design. A thorough study of basic electrical power system considerations is covered.

The course materials are based entirely on the “IEEE Recommended Practice for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants”, IEEE Std. 141-1993. The student will be required to have access to a copy of “IEEE Recommended Practice for Electrical Power Distribution for Industrial Plants”, IEEE Std. 141-1993.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E212
CEU Course Title:      Transformer 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
Online Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: This 10-hour course provides basic engineering guidance in maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of power transformers and associated equipment. The contents cover the basics of power transformers cooling methods, i.e. dry type versus liquid-filled transformers. Components of each of these transformer categories are defined and the potential problems and remedial actions are discussed.

This course has been developed from ANSI/IEEE standards, the evaluation of the existing facilities, and from surveys of the many existing power transformer which have been put into service in the last seventy years.

The course materials are based entirely on the Unified States Department of the Interior, Facilities Instructions, Standards, and Techniques Volume 3-30.

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: E213
CEU Course Title:      Transformer Fire 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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This 6-hour course outlines basic considerations and requirements for fire protection of large, mineral-oil filled power transformers. This course also offers guidance for establishing the need for the fire protection systems for smaller transformers where the risk and/or consequences of fire to other equipment and structure are unacceptable.

In addition to the primary issues of fire protection other considerations such as effective oil and water containment systems and the environmental impacts of dealing with large amounts of contaminated water is discussed.

The course materials are based entirely on the Unified States Department of the Interior, Facilities Instructions, Standards, and Techniques Volume 3-32.

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: E214
CEU Course Title:      Storage Battery Maintenance and Principles
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
Online Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: This 10-hour course provides basic engineering guidance in operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and testing of lead-acid batteries and associated equipment. The contents cover the principles of the lead-acid batteries along with practical information and recommended schedules on maintaining and testing of lead-acid battery systems. This course also offers guidelines in identifying the potential problems and recommends remedial actions to be taken.

This course has been developed from industry standards, the evaluation of the existing facilities, and from surveys of the many existing battery systems which have been put into service in the past. In addition to operation and maintenance of lead-acid batteries other relevant topics such as battery safety, battery room design, ventilation, and sizing of replacement batteries are also discussed.

The course materials are based entirely on the Unified States Department of the Interior, Facilities Instructions, Standards, and Techniques Volume 3-6.

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: E215
CEU Course Title:      Permissible Loading of Oil-Immersed Transformer and Regulators
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course is intended to be used as guide in determining the amount of overload that oil-immersed transformers and regulators can carry under various operating conditions and with varying degrees if insulation deterioration.

This course also discusses topics such as transformer life expectancy, overload limitations, supplemental cooling, effects of ambient temperature and altitude, and transformer operation with part or all of the cooling out of service.

The course materials are based entirely on the Unified States Department of the Interior, Facilities Instructions, Standards, and Techniques Volume 1-5.

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: E216
CEU Course Title:      Permissible Loading of Generators and Large Motors
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This 2-hour course is intended to fill the need for practical information concerning the temperature and mechanical and electrical overload limits of rotating electric equipment such as generators and large motors. Rotating electrical equipment cannot be overloaded on the same basis as transformers and is not as able to stand short-time overloads. This is largely because equipment cooled by air does not have the heat transfer ability which the higher thermal conductivity of insulating oil gives to transformers; also, the windings in rotating equipment are confined in slots in the steel and are subject to temperature expansion problems. For any abnormal loading of generators, the electrical, mechanical, and thermal characteristics must be evaluated to determine the machines limitations.

Machines should not be loaded beyond the manufacturer's defined overload capability unless a complete study of the unit has been made to define safe limits. Additional tests might have to be conducted to substantiate the possibilities for higher-than-rated loadings.

The course materials are based entirely on the Unified States Department of the Interior, Facilities Instructions, Standards, and Techniques Volume 1-4.

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: E217
CEU Course Title:      Personal Protective Grounding for Electric Power Facilities and Power Lines
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
Online Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: This 8-hour course provides electrical workers and facility managers with clear and consistent instructions and procedures for temporary grounding of deenergized and isolated high-voltage equipment (over 600 volts) for the purpose of bare hand contact.

Temporary grounding of deenergized and isolated high-voltage equipment is necessary to ensure that electrical workers are protected from hazardous electrical shock while working on deenergized equipment or power lines. The deenergized equipment or power lines could become accidentally energized by improper switching operations, stored energy in capacitors or rotating equipment, static build-up, faulted equipment, electromagnetic coupling, or lightning strikes.

Any employee working on de-energized high-voltage equipment should be thoroughly familiar with protective grounding requirements and procedures.

This course has been developed from industry standards, the evaluation of the existing facilities, and from surveys of the many existing power generation, transmission, and distribution facilities. This course offers practical guidelines in understanding the qualitative effects of electrical current on the human body, the basic criteria for safe grounding practices, implementation of the criteria, and examples for derivation of safe exposure voltage for shock survival, protective ground cable sizing, and power plant grounding worker exposure voltage calculations.

The course materials are based entirely on the Unified States Department of the Interior, Facilities Instructions, Standards, and Techniques Volume 5-1.

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: E218
CEU Course Title:      Transformer Diagnostics
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This 6-hour course is intended to establish recommended practice as well as to give general advice and guidance in testing and diagnostics of oil-filled power transformers to establish their condition, identify problems, and provide potential remedies. This course applies to oil-filled power transformers (500 kVA and larger).

Guidance and recommendations herein are based on industry standards and experience in existing facilities. However, equipment and situations vary greatly, and sound engineering and management judgment must be exercised when applying these diagnostics. All available information must be considered (e.g., manufacturer’s and transformer experts’ recommendations, unusual operating conditions, personal experience with the equipment, etc.) in conjunction with this course.

The course materials are based entirely on the Unified States Department of the Interior, Facilities Instructions, Standards, and Techniques Volume 3-31.

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: E219
CEU Course Title:      Single to Three Phase Conversion Circuit
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: A brief description of the development of three phase power is presented. Diagrams of “wye” and “delta” configurations are shown with technical explanations of each. Classic terminology of Alternating Current voltages is reviewed with references to notation and development of angles related to sinusoidal waves and their relationship to frequency and time. A diagram of waveforms for three phase power is presented, illustrating the concept of phase lag for the three waveforms and the advantages of three phase power in motor and direct current applications. Basic theories of transformers and capacitors are discussed and applied to the subject circuit.

The circuit is described with diagrams and explanations involving the use of phasors in the summation of voltages which produce three phase power from a single phase input. The reader is cautioned on the limitations of the use of the theoretical circuit and some constraints to be recognized.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E220
CEU Course Title:      Grounding Practice and Power Line Disturbance
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
Online Course Price:    $30
PDH Course Description: This seminar shows how all of the key elements of grounding systems function in conjunction with strategically located overvoltage surge suppression by emphasizing on practical solutions to common problems. The seminar will reinforce the student's ability to solve grounding and power disturbance problems.

This 4-hour seminar is designed for those with a working knowledge of AC power systems. A high-integrity grounding system coupled with properly selected overvoltage surge suppression devices are the single most effective means of assuring quality power distribution with a minimum of interference.

This practical, detailed look at grounding covers the earth ground electrode system, a selected range of AC grounding systems, data line and instrumentation grounding, and RFI considerations.

If you have already attended this seminar and would like to obtain a Certificate of Completion free of charge, please click on the following link:

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E221
CEU Course Title:      Maintenance Scheduling for Electrical Equipment
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This 6-hour course is intended to establish recommended practice as well as to give general advice and guidance in the maintenance of electrical equipment. Specific technical details of maintenance are included in other documents which are referenced in this document.

Maintenance recommendations are based on industry standards and experience in existing facilities. However, equipment and situations vary greatly, and sound engineering and management judgment must be exercised when applying these recommendations. Other sources of information must be consulted (e.g., manufacturer’s recommendations, unusual operating conditions, personal experience with the equipment, etc.) in conjunction with this course.

The course materials are based entirely on the Unified States Department of the Interior, Facilities Instructions, Standards, and Techniques Volume 4-1B.

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: E222
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Design – Cathodic Protection Part I: Basic Concepts and Fundamentals
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
Online Course Price:    $299
PDH Course Description: This 12-hour course provides detailed information on the basic concepts and fundamentals of the cathodic protection systems, including an understanding of the cathodic protection concepts, cathodic protection system design principals, differences between impressed current and sacrificial anode systems, corrosivity of soils on steel based materials, and provides guidelines and examples for designing cathodic protection systems for underground and above ground structures.

Cathodic protection is an electromechanical method used to prevent or control corrosion of buried or submerged metallic structures. Cathodic protection systems are active systems that rely on the application of electric current to control corrosion. If current is interrupted, corrosion will progress at a normal rate for the material/environment combination; if supplied current is inadequate for complete protection, corrosion will progress at a reduced rate. After a cathodic protection system is installed and adjusted to provide adequate protection, current and potentials should remain relatively stable; changes in currents or potentials indicate the presence of a problem.

This course offers recommendations and practical guidelines for understanding the fundamentals, and basic concepts; and for the proper and economical design of cathodic protection systems for variety of applications.

Part II of this course, covered in PDH course number E-223, provides detailed information on the installation and construction practices, system checkout and initial adjustments, maintenance of cathodic protection systems, and economic analysis.

The course materials are based entirely on the military handbook MIL-HDBK-1004/10 of Department of the Army: Electrical Engineering - Cathodic Protection.

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: E223
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Design – Cathodic Protection Part II: Installation and Construction Practices
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This 6-hour course provides detailed information on the installation, construction practices, system checkout and initial adjustments, and maintenance of cathodic protection systems. This course also offers methods for economic evaluation of different options available to corrosion control systems designers.

Cathodic protection is an electromechanical method used to prevent or control corrosion of buried or submerged metallic structures. Cathodic protection systems are active systems that rely on the application of electric current to control corrosion. If current is interrupted, corrosion will progress at a normal rate for the material/environment combination; if supplied current is inadequate for complete protection, corrosion will progress at a reduced rate. After a cathodic protection system is installed and adjusted to provide adequate protection, current and potentials should remain relatively stable; changes in currents or potentials indicate the presence of a problem.

This course offers practical guidelines for the proper installation and operation of cathodic protection systems for variety of applications.

Part I of this course, covered in PDH course number E-222, provides detailed information on the basic concepts and fundamentals of the cathodic protection systems, including an understanding of the cathodic protection concepts, cathodic protection system design principals, differences between impressed current and sacrificial anode systems, corrosivity of soils on steel based materials, and provides guidelines and examples for designing cathodic protection systems for underground and above ground structures.

The course materials are based entirely on the military handbook MIL-HDBK-1004/10 of Department of the Army: Electrical Engineering - Cathodic Protection.

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: E224
CEU Course Title:      Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
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
Online Course Price:    $299
PDH Course Description: This course provides for the study of recommended practices for grounding of electrical systems and the several methods and criteria that exist for power system grounding. The course is intended to (1) assist the engineer in making decisions on the subject of system grounding by presenting the basic reasons behind the decision for grounding or not grounding and by reviewing general practices and methods used; (2) provide the basic objectives, fundamental concepts, and current practices for equipment grounding; (3) cover static electricity, its generation, methods of safeguarding, and lightning-protection grounding; (4) the earth connection and its design; and (5) electronic equipment grounding.

The course materials are based entirely on the “IEEE Recommended Practice for Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems”, IEEE Std. 142-2007. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of or have access to a copy of IEEE Std. 142-2007 “IEEE Recommended Practice for Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems”. This standard is a very useful resource and is recommended that all practicing electrical engineers involved in power system engineering and design should be familiar with and utilize this standard.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E225
CEU Course Title:      Create a Web Site for Your Engineering Firm - I
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: In this course, students will learn to make information and sales Web sites, and will learn how to put them onto the Web. This course uses Chapters 1-5 from the fully-illustrated downloadable e-book Web Site ABCs, along with open-source software called Kompozer, available for free download on the Internet. The course provides foundational knowledge by leading the student through creating a Web page “from scratch” using simple HTML commands. Then it moves to using the what-you-see-is-what-you-get HTML editor, Kompozer. This editor is similar to Microsoft Front Page, which could also be used by the student.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E226
CEU Course Title:      Create a Web Site for Your Engineering Firm - II
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: In this course, students will continue learning to make information and sales Web sites. This course focuses on Chapter 6 from the fully-illustrated downloadable e-book Web Site ABCs, along with open-source software called Kompozer, available for free download on the Internet. The course provides foundational knowledge by continuing to teach use of Kompozer for multi-page Web site 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: E227
CEU Course Title:      Create a Web Site for Your Engineering Firm - III
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: In this course, the final in a series of three, students will learn to make information and sales Web sites, and will learn how to put them onto the Web. This course covers Chapters 7-11 from the fully-illustrated downloadable e-book Web Site ABCs. It also uses open-source software called Kompozer, available for free download on the Internet. The course provides the student with information on Internet marketing, how to create a sales letter page, and how to put a Web site onto 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: E228
CEU Course Title:      The Proper Use of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI)
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This 2-hour online course gives the rules, regulations and guidelines used to determine when it is required to use Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) and how to properly employ them. It will also introduce the student to breaking developments in power controller and circuit breaker technology.

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: E229
CEU Course Title:      Ground-Fault Protection on Construction 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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This 2-hour course is intended to help employers and employees responsible for electrical equipment provide protection against 120 Volt electrical hazard on construction sites- the most common being ground fault electrical shock- through the use of GFCIs or through the assured equipment grounding conductor program.

The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Department of Labor- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), publication number 3007 1998 revision, Ground Fault Protection on Construction Sites.

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: E230
CEU Course Title:      Design to the Fire Alarm Code, NFPA 72-2007
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three hour course discusses the concepts, equipment selection and graphic representation of typical life-safety fire alarm systems for stores, churches, apartment houses, schools, institutions and factories, except high-hazard. The key principles are the basic guidelines of the Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72-2007) for normal applications and some warning in cases that require special attention. This course does not replace a NICET certificate or a PE license. The course does not address residential fire alarms.

The revision for the 2007 Code includes shared notification for toxic, weather natural disaster and terrorist hazards. New technology has been approved, including CCTV based systems, which are discussed in some detail. Characteristics of a smoke plume and ceiling jet are discussed to aid understanding of detector placement rules.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E230U
CEU Course Title:      Design to the Fire Alarm Code, NFPA 72-2007 (Audio Version)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three hour course discusses the concepts, equipment selection and graphic representation of typical life-safety fire alarm systems for stores, churches, apartment houses, schools, institutions and factories, except high-hazard. The key principles are the basic guidelines of the Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72-2007) for normal applications and some warning in cases that require special attention. This course does not replace a NICET certificate or a PE license. The course does not address residential fire alarms.

The revision for the 2007 Code includes shared notification for toxic, weather natural disaster and terrorist hazards. New technology has been approved, including CCTV based systems, which are discussed in some detail. Characteristics of a smoke plume and ceiling jet are discussed to aid understanding of detector placement rules.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E231
CEU Course Title:      Concepts and Options for Determining Energy and Water Savings (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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: The purpose of this course is to familiarize Energy Engineers with various best practice techniques available for determining and verifying results of energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy efficiency. Energy conservation measures covered herein include fuel saving measures, water efficiency measures, load shifting and energy reductions through installation or retrofit of equipment, and/or modification of operating procedures. The information in this course is written for the individual who is knowledgeable in basic engineering to provide guidance on energy use, energy costs and savings magnitude, various energy technology-specific requirements, and risk.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E232
CEU Course Title:      Concepts and Options for determining Energy Savings in New construction (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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course focuses on concepts and practices for determining energy savings in new construction by providing a concise description of the best practice techniques for verifying the energy performance of the new construction projects. The objective is to provide clear guidance to professionals seeking to verify energy and demand savings at either component or whole building level in new construction and to professionals seeking the M&V credit specified in the LEED™ rating 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: E233
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Fundamentals – Introduction to Batteries
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: Batteries are the power source for millions of consumer, business, medical, military, and industrial appliances worldwide. Since different devices operate at different voltages and power levels, there is not a single battery that suits each application. There are many different types of batteries available in market that provides diverse capacity ratings, voltage levels and the storage capacities. This course will discuss the characteristics and application of different types of batteries in detail.

This 3-hr course material is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14173), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-1 “Introduction to matter, energy and direct current” and covers Chapter 2.

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: E234
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Fundamentals – Introduction to Matter, Energy and Electricity
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Electricity is a fundamental component of everyday lives. But have you ever wondered, what is electricity and where does it come from!

The answer to this question begins with an understanding of the structure of matter. All matter is made up of atoms, which are made of tiny particles called protons, neutrons and electrons. The proton has a positive charge, the neutron no charge and the electron a negative charge. Electricity comes from the movement of electrons among the atoms of the matter.

This course provides you with insight of the basic concepts and fundamentals behind electricity.

This 4-hr course material is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14173), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-1 “Introduction to matter, energy and direct current” and covers Chapter 1.

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: E235
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Fundamentals – Introduction to Direct Current (DC) Theory
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Introduction to direct current (DC) theory forms the foundation of electrical knowledge and is critical to gain advanced understanding of electrical equipment construction, operation, and application in industry.

This 4-hour course provides insight to the basic principles and concepts of direct current theory including in-depth coverage of Ohm’s law and its relation to voltage, current, resistance and power. The course is followed by the practical applications of electrical circuits connected in series, parallel and combination.

The course material is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14173), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-1 “Introduction to matter, energy and direct current” and covers Chapter 3.

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: E236
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Fundamentals – Concepts of Alternating Current
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: The electricity you get from your electric outlet is alternating current (AC). There are many appliances such as computer and TVs that actually work on DC while other electrical appliances, such as refrigerators, air-conditioners, lighting etc… can be designed for both AC and DC.

Since some kinds of loads only require DC to power them and others can easily operate on either AC or DC, the question naturally arises, "Why not dispense entirely with AC and just use DC for everything?" This question is augmented by the fact that in some ways AC is harder to handle as well as to use. Nevertheless, there is a very practical reason, which overrides all other considerations for a widely distributed power grid. It all boils down to a question of cost.

This 3-hr course material provides insight to the basic concepts of alternating current and is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14173), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-2 “Concepts of Alternating Current” and covers Chapter 1.

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: E237
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Fundamentals – Introduction to Inductance
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: When a current flows in any conductor, like a simple wire, there will be circular rings of magnetic field lines around the wire that act as though they endlessly spin around and around the conductor. Inductance is a measure of the efficiency of a conductor path to create rings of magnetic field lines. A popular description of inductance is that it is related to the energy stored in the magnetic field around a conductor. While this is partially true, in that the energy in the magnetic field is due to the inductance of the conductor, the energy in the field is also about how much current is in the conductor. The induced voltage is directly proportional to the rate of change of current.

This 3-hr course material provides insight to the basic concepts of inductance and is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14173), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-2, Chapter 2 titled “Inductance”.

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: E238
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Fundamentals – Capacitors and Capacitance
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Consider two plates connected in a circuit across a voltage source. If we fill the space between the plates with a conductor (water, acid, etc.) and close the circuit, we get a current dictated by Ohms law, I= V/R (where V is voltage, and R is the resistance between the plates). If the space is a non-conductor, no current will flow but the voltage will exist across the plates causing electrical charge or an electrical field between the plates. Capacitance is the property of an electric conductor that characterizes its ability to store an electric charge between two conducting plates. Larger the plates, the more charges will exist and the closer the plates, the stronger will be the electrical attraction between the plates.

This 4-hr course provides a basic overview of capacitance theory and is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14174), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-2, Chapter 3, titled “Capacitance”.

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: E239
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Fundamentals – Reactance and Impedance
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: The term impedance measures how easily a circuit conducts current, when a voltage runs through it. Measured in ohms, impedance is a way of telling you how much of the voltage introduced at one end will really make it to the other end. The simplest kind of impedance happens with DC circuits where Impedance (Z) is same thing as Resistance (R). But with alternating current (AC), impedance is much more complicated and includes another parameter Reactance (X) that takes into account opposing forces and frequency in inductors and capacitors.

This 4-hr course material provides insight to the basic concepts of reactance and impedance and is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14173), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-2, chapter 4 titled “Inductive and Capacitive Reactance”.

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: E240
CEU Course Title:      Successful Integration of Controls System Devices
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: Control systems integration is often the most challenging part of a technical project. Integration requires interfacing, translating, or converting different languages or protocols. The combination of elements of new and older systems can result in either brilliant breakthroughs, or else embarrassing failures. Many companies develop and sell bridge and router devices, and most of these do work as designed. However, you must master several basic principles of integration to find success in this field.

This course leads you to analyze the real requirements of different protocols in your application. Real-world examples illustrate different alternatives and their benefits and drawbacks. Mechanical, electrical, systems, and other engineers working with control systems will all benefit from the lessons learned during the brain surgery involved in protocol integration.

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

Note: This course requires users to pay first before viewing the course content.



Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E242
CEU Course Title:      Primary Electric Distribution for Industrial Plants
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This four-hour online course covers the fundamentals of electric power distribution at primary voltage levels 2.4 Kv to 15 Kv. An understanding of the design elements of the system and of system operation is important for obtaining efficient plant operation, for trouble shooting problems which may arise, and planning future 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: E243
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Fundamentals – Overview of Transformers
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: A transformer is an electrical apparatus designed to convert alternating current from one voltage to another. It can be designed to "step up" or "step down" voltages and works on the magnetic induction principle. A "transformer" only changes one voltage to another; it doesn't change power levels. If you put 100 watts into a transformer, 100 watts come out the other end. [Actually, there are minor losses in the transformer because nothing in the real world is 100% perfect. But transformers come pretty darn close; perhaps 95% efficient].

This course provides you with insight to the fundamentals and applications of transformers.

This 3-hr course material is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14174), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-2, Chapter 5, titled “Transformers”.

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: E244
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Electrical Measurements
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: A question you may ask before taking this course is: Why do I need to know about circuit measurement?

Well, if you intend to accomplish anything in the field of electricity and electronics, you must be aware of the forces acting inside the circuits with which you work. Three basic parameters - current, potential difference (voltage) and resistance are of primary importance to achieve the desired functionality of any electrical circuit. Engineers concerned with design of electrical systems keep necessary provisions for in-circuit meters to monitor the operation of a piece of electric or electronic equipment and determine the reason the equipment is not functioning properly.

This 4-hr course provides you some rudimentary understanding of the measuring instruments and demonstrates their correct and intelligent use. This course material is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14175), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-3 “Circuit Measurement” and covers Chapter 1.

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: E245
CEU Course Title:       Introduction to Circuit Protection Devices
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Electricity is part of our everyday lives but there are safety hazards associated with the electricity. Safety hazards occur anywhere a person could come into contact with electrical lines or equipment. As long as a person is touching the ground (or something in contact with the ground), electricity has the potential to travel through him or her, causing shock, burn, or even death. Fuses and circuit breakers are protective devices used to ensure that too much current does not flow through a circuit. A fuse or circuit breaker is designed to create an open circuit if too much current flows through it. You can think of it as a switch that automatically turns itself off if the current through it exceeds a certain level.

This course provides you with insight to how circuit protection devices work.

This 4-hr course material is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14175), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-3 “Circuit Protection Devices” and covers Chapter 2.

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: E246
CEU Course Title:      DC Dynamic Braking
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course will develop a circuit design intended to perform a specific function. The task of the circuit, commonly known as “dynamic braking,” is to provide electrical braking of a DC motor. Particular attention is given to specifying circuit components and defining energy and time constraints when applying braking concepts. Parameters of the task are established relating to function, application and component requirements.

Initially, a circuit is described using an energy storage device, namely a capacitor. Once the circuit is verified, determination of the components and their values is accomplished. Although the circuit is shown to satisfy the task, mathematical analysis, involving integration, reveals that the size of the storage device is not feasible in this application. A second circuit is devised employing an alternate approach. This leads to an analysis of the relationship of time to capacitor discharge. Again, determination of components and their values is made, using circuit analysis and mathematics. This circuit provides acceptable performance, function and component feasibility.

In the process of designing both circuits, a more objective lesson is realized. Guidelines are presented that illustrate effective engineering approaches in basic circuit design. The importance of a proper technique in defining the task and parameters becomes evident. The approach to conduct logical mathematical analysis, even on a simple approach, is clearly illustrated.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E247
CEU Course Title:       Electrical Fundamentals - Introduction to Circuit Control Devices
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: When you work on a circuit, you often need to remove power from it to connect test equipment or to remove and replace components. When work has been completed, power must be restored to the circuit. This will allow you to check the proper operation of the circuit and place it back in service. Circuit control devices allow you to turn the device on when it is needed and off when it is not needed.

This course provides you with insight to what circuit control devices are, how they are used, and some of their characteristics.

This 3-hr course material is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14175), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-3 “Circuit Control Devices” and covers Chapter 3.

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: E248
CEU Course Title:       Description of Electrical Conductors
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: For the purpose of electronics and electrical engineering, materials are classified according to their electrical resistance, which describes how readily they allow electric current to pass when a voltage is applied. A conductor is a piece of metal used to conduct electricity. Apart from conductors, materials are classed as insulators (very poor conductors), semi-conductors (materials whose ability to conduct electricity can be controlled), and superconductors which (below a critical temperaure, usually cryogenic) offer no significant electrical resistance, allowing circular currents, once established, to flow indefinitely.

This 3-hr course provides general requirements, classifications and application information for electrical conductors. The course is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14176), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-4 and covers Chapter 1 titled “Electrical Conductors”.

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: E249
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Wiring Techniques
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: The satisfactory performance and continuous reliability of electrical system greatly depends on the quality of wiring. Improperly or carelessly installed wiring systems can be potentially dangerous and may result in electrocution and fire. This course will assist you in learning the basic skills of proper wiring techniques. It explains the different ways to terminate and splice electrical conductors. It also discusses various soldering techniques and many of the techniques used to cut, strip and crimp the wire. The course ends with a discussion of the procedure to be followed when you lace wire bundles within electrical and electronic equipment.

This 4-hr course is based entirely on Naval Education and Training Materials (NAVEDTRA 14176), Electricity and Electronic Training Series; Module-4 and covers Chapter-2 titled “Wiring Techniques”.

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: E251
CEU Course Title:      Short Circuit Current Calculations Using Symmetrical Components
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
Online Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: In practice, three-phase faults account for less than 5% of the short-circuit faults on a typical power system. The vast majority of short-circuit faults, about 70%, are line-to-ground faults. Line-to-line faults account for about 15% of short-circuit faults, with double line-to-ground faults making up the remainder. Of these fault types, only the three-phase fault is balanced. The asymmetrical voltages and currents produced by unbalanced faults preclude the use of single-phase analysis as can be done under balanced conditions. Fortunately, a powerful tool exists for analyzing unbalanced systems – the method of symmetrical components.

This course explains the theory and origin of symmetrical components, using an intuitive method of derivation which likens the phasor components to force vector components. The mathematics needed to convert between sequence and line quantities are presented in a clear, concise way. A highly-reliable and methodical approach of developing sequence networks is also presented, including a novel approach of producing the zero-sequence network by modifying the negative- sequence network. Circuit models for the four different short-circuit faults that can occur on a three-phase system – three-phase, line-to-ground, double line-to-ground, and line-to-line – are presented, including means of modeling fault impedance. A brief but complete review of the per-unit system is included, including worked examples. The per-unit material is followed by examples of calculating both balanced and unbalanced short-circuit fault currents in the per-unit system, using the circuit models presented earlier.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E252
CEU Course Title:      Optimizing New and Existing Building Energy Management Systems (EMS)
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
Online Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: This course discusses the issues to consider when deciding whether to upgrade or replace an existing EMS, the essentials for writing specifications and selecting the right EMS proposal, the commissioning process and its role in a successful EMS project, surveys the many types of service contracts and providers, provides critical factors to consider when selecting a service agreement, describes methods for getting the most out of an EMS. The basics of EMS operation are covered, along with advanced strategies for energy and demand control. This course also describes diagnostic methods, including trending and manual testing, that provide valuable information on equipment performance and moves beyond traditional control into areas of potential non-energy tasks in a variety of buildings. Those topics include maintenance control, remote EMS operation, and security access control.

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: E253
CEU Course Title:      Service Calculations for Dwellings
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This one hour course is an introduction to the Optional Method to calculate the electrical service to dwellings. The course material covers the calculation for single and multi-unit dwellings. The course materials are based on the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC)®.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E254
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Wiki 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: Wikis are part of the larger emerging second generation of web tools, sometimes called Web 2.0, that supports collaboration and social networking. They are seen as contributing to the further flattening of business organization structures. This new mode of peer interaction in the corporate world has been predicted to displace traditional corporate hierarchies as wealth generators in the economy. Potential engineering productivity impacts include reduction in email overload, software engineering team collaboration, project management collaboration, meeting planning and corporate competitive intelligence activities. Many expect that wiki skills will be commonplace in job descriptions in the near future. This course reviews wiki technology, compares wikis with other Web 2.0 technologies, presents implementation strategies, provides some evaluation guidelines, reviews strengths and weaknesses and presents some typical enterprise wiki 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: E255
CEU Course Title:      Thermowells – Basic Selection Criteria
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course familiarizes the reader with the basic selection decisions that must be made in order to select the proper thermowell for each application. Standard lengths for temperature sensors and thermometers are discussed to help the reader choose a combination of thermowell process insertion length, lagging length, and extension length to fit an off-the-shelf temperature sensor or thermometer. There are many illustrations and several examples to clarify the meanings of terms like process insertion length and lagging length. This course gathers together the far-flung pieces of information about thermowells and arranges them in a cohesive, easily-understood presentation.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E256
CEU Course Title:      Understanding Nuclear Power
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course is intended to be a basic understanding of how nuclear energy is used to produce energy. It will provide an overview of the commercial nuclear power industry in the United States.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E257
CEU Course Title:      Power From The Sun
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: Solar electric systems, which are also called photovoltaic are reliable and pollution-free. They make use of a renewable source of energy - the sun. Utilizing the sun to provide direct electricity through photovoltaic is a “green” sustainable energy source decision.

This course is based on the document A consumer’s Guide – Get Your Power From The Sun; U.S. Department of Energy, December 2003 • DOE/GO-102003-1844.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E258
CEU Course Title:      Wind Power Today
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: Wind energy technology has come a long way over the past decade. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has worked with industry for more than 25 years to bring the technology to where it is today, developing larger machines that are more efficient and that capture more energy from the wind. As a clean, domestically produced renewable energy resource, wind energy also contributes to our Nation’s energy security and environmental quality.

This course is based on the document U.S. DOE – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – DOE/GO-102007-2424, May 2007.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E259
CEU Course Title:      Increasing Wind Energy By 2030
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
Online Course Price:    $229
PDH Course Description: Energy prices, supply uncertainties, and environmental concerns are driving the United States to rethink its energy mix and develop diverse sources of clean, renewable energy. The nation is working toward generating more energy from domestic resources—energy that can be cost-effective, and replaced or “renewed” without contributing to climate change or major adverse environmental impacts.

This course is based on the document 20% Wind Energy By 2030 – Increasing Wind Energy’s Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply; Publication: DOE/GO 102008-2567-May 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: E260
CEU Course Title:      2008 National Electric Code
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course is a ~40-page summary of the ~1,000-page 2008 National Electrical Code, NFPA-70. An effort has been made to discuss changes from the 2005 NEC, but most critical aspects of commercial and electrical design are touched upon. Material is addressed in the same order as presented in the NEC, with citations to each of the rules mentioned. Author’s observations and comments attempt to place the basic rules and changes in context.

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: E260U
CEU Course Title:      2008 National Electric Code (Audio Version)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This audio course is a ~40-page summary of the ~1,000-page 2008 National Electrical Code, NFPA-70. An effort has been made to discuss changes from the 2005 NEC, but most critical aspects of commercial and electrical design are touched upon. Material is addressed in the same order as presented in the NEC, with citations to each of the rules mentioned. Author’s observations and comments attempt to place the basic rules and changes in context.

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: E261
CEU Course Title:      Seismic Support of Electrical Equipment
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
Online Course Price:    $169
PDH Course Description: Earthquakes are more likely to occur in some parts of the world than others. When buildings are constructed in areas where seismic activity is likely to occur the building codes and standards require seismic bracing of electrical equipment. The selection and specification of products for installation of electrical equipment in seismic zones requires some basic understanding of how the installation of this equipment needs to be implemented.

This course is based on the document Installing Seismic Restraints for Electrical Equipment, FEMA 413/December 2004.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E262
CEU Course Title:      Natural Gas Fuel Cell Technology
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: The natural gas fuel cell energy system is a simple, reliable way to improve natural gas utilization and efficiency. Natural gas fuel cells utilize an alternative cogeneration technology for improving natural gas utilization and efficiency. It is an environmentally friendly fossil-fueled energy generator with cleaner emissions thatn the ambient air in some cities.

This course is based on the document Federal Technology Alert - Natural Gas Fuel Cells, November 1995.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E263
CEU Course Title:      Laboratories Best Practices: On Site Power Systems
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: Because of their unique requirements for lighting, ventilation, and equipment, laboratory buildings use a considerable amount of energy. The reliability of that energy is very important. Laboratories must be able to conduct research without power interruptions, which can damage both equipment and experiments. Generating power and heat on site is one good way to enhance reliability; it can also improve fuel utilization while trimming utility costs.

This course is based on the document Laboratories For The 21st Century: Best Practices – On Site Power Systems For Laboratories, DOE/GO-102003-1773, December 2003.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E264
CEU Course Title:      Laboratories Best Practices: Daylighting in Laboratories
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: Science can improve our lives dramatically, and even change the world as we know it. Therefore, it is important to provide scientists and other researchers with laboratories that foster innovation and enhance performance. One way to do this is by designing and building laboratories that make good use of natural light, or daylighting. Daylighting not only saves energy, it also helps to provide an interior work environment that stimulates creativity and discovery.

This course is based on the document Laboratories For The 21st Century: Best Practices – Daylighting In Laboratories, DOE/GO-102003-1766, October 2003.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E265
CEU Course Title:      Laboratories Best Practices: Efficient Electrical Lighting
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: There is a considerable body of research that describes the impact of the visual quality of the work environment on worker comfort, health, and productivity. The appropriate design of lighting systems is especially important in laboratories, given the intensity and significance of work carried out in laboratories and the long work hours spent by researchers.

This course is based on the document Laboratories For The 21st Century: Best Practices Guide – Efficient Electrical Lighting In Laboratories, DOE/GO-102005-August 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: E266
CEU Course Title:      Present Reactor Designs
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course is intended to be a basic understanding of the differences between a pressurized water reactor (PWR) and boiling water reactor (BWR) that are operating in the United States today.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E267
CEU Course Title:      Data Center Energy Performance Self Benchmarking
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Energy benchmarking offers a very effective way to evaluate the performance of a data center facility and compare it to similar facilities. Comparisons are a quick and easy way to identify poorly operating areas, which typically have the highest potential for economical modifications that reduce operating cost and/or increase the load capacity of a data center. Benchmarking is particularly valuable as a precursor to an expansion of a facility, because increases in system capacity and identification of best practice design approaches can be used to reduce the cost and increase the energy efficiency of new space.

This course is based on the document Self Benchmarking Guide For Data Center Energy Performance, Version 1.0, May 2006, Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E268
CEU Course Title:      Cloud Computing
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: Cloud computing has been called a style of computing where massively scalable IT-related capabilities are provided “as a service” using Internet technologies to multiple external customers. It is a rapidly maturing technology and has achieved the status of a megatrend according to some sources and its impact is estimated to be of the same order as e-business. Startup to midsize companies are finding this alternative for IT services especially attractive, but the Gartner Group is also predicting a “transformational impact” on the enterprise as well. This course provides an overview of this important technology, some of the cloud service providers as well as some of the risks and challenges involved.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E270
CEU Course Title:      Simplified Short-Circuit Calculations
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course offers a simplified method of calculating available short-circuit current on a 480V commercial or industrial power distribution system. This calculation is required by the National Electric Code (2008 NEC 110.9, Interrupting Rating). It is also required by OSHA (CFR 1910.132) in order to prepare a detailed Arc-Flash warning label with j/sq-cm and personal protective equipment level.

The course is a set of look-up tables prepared with commercial electrical system modeling software and accompanied by coaching on how to use the tables correctly.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E270U
CEU Course Title:      Simplified Short-Circuit Calculations (Audio Version)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course offers a simplified method of calculating available short-circuit current on a 480V commercial or industrial power distribution system. This calculation is required by the National Electric Code (2008 NEC 110.9, Interrupting Rating). It is also required by OSHA (CFR 1910.132) in order to prepare a detailed Arc-Flash warning label with j/sq-cm and personal protective equipment level.

The course is a set of look-up tables prepared with commercial electrical system modeling software and accompanied by coaching on how to use the tables correctly.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E271
CEU Course Title:      Understanding 4 to 20 mA Loops
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This course familiarizes the reader with the uses and limitations of 4 to 20 mA current loops, which are used in the majority of analog input and analog output loops in almost every industrial facility. This course is written in a simple, easy-to-understand format, uses basic math calculations, and includes more than 80 illustrations and dozens of examples. This course shows how process parameters such as temperature, pressure, level, and flow are represented by 4 to 20 mA analog input signals and how a modulating valve’s liquid flow coefficient (Cv) is controlled by 4 to 20 mA analog output signals for quick-opening, linear, and equal-percentage modulating control valves. This course also describes how one measured parameter, such as pressure, can be used to infer another parameter, such as level or flow.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E271T
CEU Course Title:      Understanding 4 to 20 mA Loops (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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This course familiarizes the reader with the uses and limitations of 4 to 20 mA current loops, which are used in the majority of analog input and analog output loops in almost every industrial facility. This course is written in a simple, easy-to-understand format, uses basic math calculations, and includes more than 80 illustrations and dozens of examples. This course shows how process parameters such as temperature, pressure, level, and flow are represented by 4 to 20 mA analog input signals and how a modulating valve’s liquid flow coefficient (Cv) is controlled by 4 to 20 mA analog output signals for quick-opening, linear, and equal-percentage modulating control valves. This course also describes how one measured parameter, such as pressure, can be used to infer another parameter, such as level or flow.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E272
CEU Course Title:      Operational Amplifier Fundamentals 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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This course introduces you to Operational Amplifier parameters; ideal and the practical ones that are specified by their manufacturers. This will enable you to understand many existing Op Amp circuits and enable you to select components for many applications.

Operational Amplifiers are very flexible electronic devices. They are ubiquitous in instrumentation and measurement equipment used in industrial, medical and military applications. After completing this Op Amp lesson you will be able to interpret manufacturers’ specifications and select components for inverting , noninverting and buffer amplifiers. And you’ll be postured to understand and design many others applications; differential amplifiers, summing amplifiers, current-to-voltage converters, comparators, differentiators, integrators, comparators, modulators, to name a few.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E274
CEU Course Title:      Passive Solar Heating – Principles & Calculations
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: The principles of passive solar heating, such as basic types of systems, their description, and the components making up any passive system are presented. Sources of data for heating requirements and available solar radiation throughout the U.S are given along with a method for estimating the rate of heat loss from a home. The use of these three inputs in a method for estimating performance of a passive heating system of specified size at a specified location is presented. The data retrieval and calculations are illustrated with numerous examples.

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: E275
CEU Course Title:      AWG and Circular Mils
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course explains the American Wire Gage (AWG) wire size designations and the concept of circular mils with regard to wire sizes. How are the various AWG sizes related to each other? Why is the term circular mils used? What does KCMIL mean – is it the same as MCM? How are stranded conductors arranged and what determines the number and size of the strands? How does one determine the equivalent size of bus bar for a given KCMIL requirement? How far into the conductor is the AC signal present? All of these questions are answered 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: E276
CEU Course Title:      Conduit Fill Calculations
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course explains how to calculate conduit fill for a variety of conduit and conductor types and sizes.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E277
CEU Course Title:      Operational Amplifier Stability and Common-Mode Noise Rejection
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course includes essential information of operational amplifier (Op Amp) parameters and their stabilities. It emphasizes Op Amp specifications that are published by the manufacturers. Here’s a brief review of material covered in the previous course E272 Operational Amplifier Fundamentals and Design. This review includes Op Amps as used in the design of basic inverting and noninverting amplifiers. And extending beyond this, this course emphasizes performance of practical Op Amp’s which can behave in less than the ideal text book versions. These behaviors, inherent instabilities, can be predicted by referring to specified parameters and external conditions such as temperature and power supply variations. You will learn how the effects of these instabilities can be minimized by proper selection of circuit components.

Also, you’ll learn how Op Amps are used as differential amplifiers and how this application serves to minimize, if not practically eliminate, induced noise. Time-varying electric and magnetic fields are in every industrial, medical and commercial environment. They induce intolerable noise with amplitudes much larger than the intended signals that are to be amplified. You will learn how differential amplifiers can make this induced noise common mode which differential amplifiers can reject. Ample example problems with solutions are provided that reinforce the concepts covered.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E278
CEU Course Title:      Operational Amplifiers at Higher Frequencies
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course includes a Review of Fundamentals and Glossary of Terms. It reviews and introduces many basic equations and terms related to applications of operational amplifiers (Op Amps). Manufacturers’ specifications (Specs) are included and are values applicable at low frequencies. At higher frequencies, these tend to change and affect how well Op Amp applications perform.

In this course, you will consider problems caused by the decrease (roll-off) of the open-loop gain AVOL at higher frequencies and how the gain vs. frequency curves of some Op Amps can be tailored by the circuit designer. With other Op Amp types, the gain versus frequency curves are set by the manufacturer. The universally accepted definition of the term bandwidth (BW) is described here. And you will learn the multiple ways that BW of amplifiers are determined. You will also become familiar with other notable frequency-related performances, such as output-voltage swing capabilities, slew rates (switching speeds), common-mode-rejection ratios and that Op Amps’ have internally-generated noise.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E279
CEU Course Title:      IEEE Recommended Practice for Powering and Grounding Electronic Equipment
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
Online Course Price:    $349
PDH Course Description: This 15-hour course presents recommended design, installation and maintenance practices for electrical power and grounding (including both safety and noise control) and protection of electronic loads such as industrial controllers, computers, and other information technology equipment (ITE) used in commercial and industrial applications.

The course materials are based entirely on the "IEEE Recommended Practice for Powering and Grounding Electronic Equipment", IEEE Std. 1100-2005. The students are required to have a copy of or have access to to a copy of this publication.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E280
CEU Course Title:      Passive Solar & Low Energy Cooling Strategies
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: The major strategies for passive solar and low energy cooling are i) reduction of external heat gain, ii) reduction of internal heat generation, iii) provide ventilation, and iv) use of low-energy cooling methods. Each of these topics 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: E281
CEU Course Title:      Practical Plant Energy Reduction – 2009
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course provides procedures for achieving mandated plant energy reductions. Energy reductions have always been available, and sought by some firms. However, there is a cost and inconvenience to saving money by making changes. This has been avoided by many Owners. Today, however, both the Federal and State governments and eco-sensitive executives are demanding annual, measured energy reductions. This course provides explicit checklists to achieve energy reductions and discussion to help with the next round of mandated reductions.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E281U
CEU Course Title:      Practical Plant Energy Reduction – 2009 (Audio Version)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This audio course provides procedures for achieving mandated plant energy reductions. Energy reductions have always been available, and sought by some firms. However, there is a cost and inconvenience to saving money by making changes. This has been avoided by many Owners. Today, however, both the Federal and State governments and eco-sensitive executives are demanding annual, measured energy reductions. This course provides explicit checklists to achieve energy reductions and discussion to help with the next round of mandated reductions.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E283
CEU Course Title:      Karnaugh Maps (Digital Logic Optimization)
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This course familiarizes the reader with the use of Karnaugh maps for the purpose of optimizing digital (binary) functions. Optimization in this case means to reduce the number of logic gates or relay contacts required to implement a digital function. More than 80 illustrations and several examples are given to increase one’s understanding of the concepts presented. This course can be a refresher for readers who have already been exposed to Karnaugh maps, but it can also be a simple introduction to Karnaugh maps for readers who are not yet familiar with them. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with binary and hexadecimal numbering. Boolean algebra will be used as a checking tool in this course, but the quiz will not require any Boolean algebra.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E284
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Cathodic Protection
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This is an introduction to cathodic protection for underground structures such as tanks and pipelines. It covers the two principal methods used to mitigate corrosion: the sacrificial anode and impressed current systems. It introduces you to the nine steps in designing a sacrificial anode system, the thirteen steps in designing an impressed current system, and the field testing requirements needed for both.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E285
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Outdoor Electrical Safety
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This one hour online course discusses common Outdoor Electrical Safety hazards and Electrical Safety Devices designed to provide protection from fire, electrical shock, or electrocution. Students are introduced to the most common electrical safety devices and how they work. Hazards associated with the use of electrical products outdoors are discussed and safety rules are presented as guides to outdoor electrical safety. After completion of the course, students will have gained a better understanding of both the dangers associated with outdoor electrical usage and the safety measures that can easily be put in place to mitigate the risks of injury on the job site or during leisure 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: E286
CEU Course Title:      Solar Energy Basics I - Fundamentals
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This introduction to solar energy provides information about the nature of solar radiation and methods of utilizing solar energy. Several solar position parameters are discussed along with equations for their calculation. Means are discussed for estimating average extraterrestrial and terrestrial solar radiation rates at a given location for a given month. This course is good preparation for further, more advanced courses in solar engineering.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E287
CEU Course Title:      Solar Energy Basics II - Estimation of Solar Radiation to a Solar Panel
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: The type of solar radiation data typically needed for planning and design of solar installations is the rate striking a solar panel or solar collector at a specified location, often as monthly averages. Such data is available for a number of standard collector/panel configurations and tilt angles, from a variety of print and on-line sources. Three sources of solar radiation data from the Renewable Resource Data Center (RREDC), a unit of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are discussed in this course. The types and formats of data available from that website will be described, details for obtaining the data from the website will be given, interpretation of the data will be discussed, and examples of retrieving data will be 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: E288
CEU Course Title:      Surge Protection Systems Performance and Evaluation
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This 2-hour course provides a set of procedures, methods and examples for the design, specification, testing, evaluation, and installation of surge protection systems in electrical distribution systems, for commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities.

Topics such as: types of facilities requiring surge protection, parallel/series protection, multilayer protection design, minimizing lead length for parallel surge protectors, breaker connection, grounding, acceptance testing, periodic maintenance, and performance and evaluation criteria’s are presented.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E289
CEU Course Title:      National Electrical Safety Code
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
Online Course Price:    $349
PDH Course Description: This 15-hour course presents the rules for the practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, or maintenance of electrical supply and communication lines and associated equipment. These rules contain the basic provisions that are to be considered for the safety of employees and the public under the specified conditions.

The course materials are based entirely on the “National Electrical Safety Code C2-2012." The students are required to have a copy of or have access to a copy of this publication.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E290
CEU Course Title:      Power System Quality
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This 2-hour course provides a technical basis for power system quality as a design consideration and explains different methods of solving power quality problems. Unlike other electrical design requirements, power quality design solutions are very dependent on the types of transients and disturbances that can and will occur in power systems. Also, power quality solutions often involve a certain level of compromise between the electrical system design and the design of the end-use equipment. Power quality is an issue that should be addressed at the facility level in order to be certain that the electrical distribution system is designed properly for the anticipated disturbances and the effects of harmonic distortion.

Topics such as: unbalance voltage, harmonic distortions, nonlinear loads, neutral circuit sizing for nonlinear loads and k-factor transformers are discussed.

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: E291
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Cathodic Protection
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This is an introduction to cathodic protection for underground structures such as tanks and pipelines. It covers the two principal methods used to mitigate corrosion: the sacrificial anode and impressed current systems. It introduces you to the nine steps in designing a sacrificial anode system, the thirteen steps in designing an impressed current system, and the field testing requirements needed for both.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E291W
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Cathodic Protection (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
Online Course Price:    $220
PDH Course Description: This is an introduction to cathodic protection for underground structures such as tanks and pipelines. It covers the two principal methods used to mitigate corrosion: the sacrificial anode and impressed current systems. It introduces you to the nine steps in designing a sacrificial anode system, the thirteen steps in designing an impressed current system, and the field testing requirements needed for both.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E292
CEU Course Title:      Duplex Convenience Receptacles
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course discusses the everyday topic of duplex convenience receptacles. While this seems like a simple topic, there are many nuances and requirements of which many people are not aware.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E293
CEU Course Title:      Symmetrical Components
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course covers the application of symmetrical components to unbalanced conditions on electric power systems. Unbalanced conditions occur during faulted conditions and can be very difficult to analyze using basic circuit analysis. Applying the concepts of symmetrical components to three-phase electric power networks makes the analysis of unbalanced conditions manageable.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E294
CEU Course Title:      Micro-Combined Heat and Power 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour course reviews an exciting new technology that is on the horizon as a potential heating and power supply system for residential homes. The concept of a micro-combined heat and power system (m-CHP) uses a small generator on-site that generates electricity and then uses the waste heat from the generator to heat and cool the home. This course includes an overview of the m-CHP concept, a discussion of the types of prime movers used for the energy source, and a review of how the waste heat can be used in the home.

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: E295
CEU Course Title:      Solar Water Heating 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This four-hour course is a review of how solar water heating systems work and the components that constitute a solar water heating system. The course discusses the types of systems, the characteristics of solar radiation, the types of collectors and the balance of system equipment. In addition there is a section on how to calculate the size of a system and an overview of the design process for a solar water heating 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: E296
CEU Course Title:      Wind Energy 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour course is a review of how wind energy power systems work and the components that constitute a wind energy system. This course discusses the types of wind energy systems, their characteristics, the methods used to classified and analyze wind resources, and the impacts of wind energy systems on electric power systems as well as their impact on the 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: E297
CEU Course Title:      Photovoltaic Power 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This four-hour course is a review of how photovoltaic systems work and the components that constitute a photovoltaic system. The course discusses the types of photovoltaic systems, the characteristics of solar radiation, the types of materials used to make solar cells, characteristics of solar components, and a few issues concerning solar power installations.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E297T
CEU Course Title:      Photovoltaic Power Systems (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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This four-hour course is a review of how photovoltaic systems work and the components that constitute a photovoltaic system. The course discusses the types of photovoltaic systems, the characteristics of solar radiation, the types of materials used to make solar cells, characteristics of solar components, and a few issues concerning solar power installations.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E298
CEU Course Title:      Heat Pump 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour course reviews the operation of residential heat pump systems. In this course, we review basic operation of heat pumps, the various components of heat pump systems, the types of heat pumps, and the performance characteristics of heat pump systems.

This course include a multiple-choice quiz, which is designed to enhance your understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E299
CEU Course Title:      Written Pole Motors
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This is a three-hour about a relatively new form of single-phase induction motor known as the Written-Pole® Motor. The motor was developed by Precise Power Corporation and it uses an innovative approach of controlling the magnetic field of the motor to reduce the starting current requirements. The result is a motor that has starting current requirements of only about twice the normal running current and, as an added benefit the motor has an efficiency of 90% or better. The Written-Pole® motor has been developed with inherently low per-unit starting current and they can be applied in single-phase service areas to ratings of over 100 hp without exceeding the starting current limits of many utility 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: E300
CEU Course Title:      Electric System Overvoltage Protection
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course reviews overvoltages situations on electric utility distribution systems and the primary methods to protect the utility system from overvoltages. The principle cause of overvoltages on an electric distribution system is lightning surges. Lightning surges are covered in detail as well as the design and operation of surge arresters. Protection methods including shielding, surge arrester application, and structure design are discussed. The importance of grounding to proper overvoltage protection is also reviewed.

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: E301
CEU Course Title:      Secondary Surge 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course reviews the overvoltage situations that may occur in residential applications and methods to protect consumer equipment from overvoltages. The principle cause of overvoltages in a residential environment is lightning surges. Lightning surges are covered in detail as well as the design and operation of transient voltage surge suppressors (TVSS). Relevant standards are reviewed as well as the importance of grounding to proper overvoltage protection. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz, which is designed to enhance your understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E302
CEU Course Title:      Electric Transmission Grid
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course is an overview of the electric transmission grid in the United States. In this course we will review the basic structure of the industry, look at the historical events that have helped shape the industry, including significant legislation affecting the industry and discuss a couple of key components that will likely make up the future electric transmission 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: E303
CEU Course Title:      Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This four-hour course is look at a new coal-fired power plant technology called an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant. An IGCC power plant converts coal into a synthetic gas which, after suitable cleaning and treatment is burned in a combustion turbine to produce power. Furthermore, the waste heat from the combustion turbine exhaust is then used to convert water into steam and the steam is used to drive a steam turbine to produce even more electrical power.

Gasification technology has been used for years in the chemical industry and a combined cycle power plant is also existing technology, but the marriage of the two technologies is an attempt to develop a new level of efficiency in coal-fired power plants. An additional benefit is that carbon dioxide can be readily captured in an IGCC 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: E304
CEU Course Title:      Energy Conservation
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course covers the factors that influence the energy efficiency of small commercial and residential type buildings. It includes sections on the building envelope and related factors such as infiltration, insulation, and vapor barriers. Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) are covered in detail including explanations of the various types of HVAC systems and some of the most promising energy saving concepts associated with HVAC systems. Other topics include how to use lighting products efficiently and ways to save energy with miscellaneous home and office equipment.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E305
CEU Course Title:      Smart Grid
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This five-hour course is an overview of the work being done in a Department of Energy project to define the next generation of the electric utility industry. The concept is that future, or modern grid, will be ‘smarter?than the current electric grid and will be more reliable, more secure, more environmentally friendly, safer, and will have an new economic paradigm where consumers are more actively involved in real-time decision concerning their power consumption.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E306
CEU Course Title:      Profiles of Energy Efficient Technology
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This four-hour course is an overview of several promising technologies that may help the United States to reduce greenhouse gases and to improve the efficient use of energy in the country.

The course reviews several specific technologies, how they work, and the status of development of the technology, including commercialization status.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E307
CEU Course Title:      Concentrating Solar Power - Commercial Applications
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This (Three-hour) course will serve as an informative guide specifically reviewing the basic concepts of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) for large commercial applications, and conservation of water consumption for these specific applications.

Reduction of water consumption for these various applications has been a real concern and is the emphasis of this course, but it will also provide a detailed review the specific commercial applications. Four main concentrating solar power technologies are described in this report: parabolic troughs, linear Fresnel, power towers, and dish/engine, will be discussed in this course.

This course is based entirely on “Concentrating Solar Power Commercial Application Study: Reducing Water Consumption of Concentrating Solar Power Electricity Generation” as published by The US Department of Energy, May 2009.

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: E308
CEU Course Title:      Fiber Optics I - Theory
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course is the first in a series of five courses about fiber optic cable systems. The series covers fiber optics from basic light theory transmission to cables, connectors, testing, and signal transmission.

This course, Fiber Optics I –Theory, is an overview of the technology of fiber optic cables including a description of the components, history, and advantages of fiber optic cables. This course also discusses the electromagnetic theory of light and describes the properties of light reflection, refraction, diffusion, and absorption.

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: E309
CEU Course Title:      Fiber Optics II - Cable Design
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course is the second in a series of five courses about fiber optic cable systems. The series covers fiber optics from basic light theory transmission to cables, connectors, testing, and signal transmission.

The course, Fiber Optics II - Cable Design, explains the basic construction of fiber optic cables including the types of cables, cable properties, and performance characteristics. The course reviews multimode, single mode step-index and graded index fibers, and fabrication procedures.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E310
CEU Course Title:      Fiber Optics III - Connectors
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course is the third in a series of five courses about fiber optic cable systems. The series covers fiber optics from basic light theory transmission to cables, connectors, testing, and signal transmission. This course, Fiber Optics III - Connectors, describes fiber optic splices, connectors, couplers and the types of connections they form in systems. It includes a discussion on the types of extrinsic and intrinsic coupling losses, fiber alignment and fiber mismatch problems, and fiber optic mechanical and fusion splices. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance your understanding of the course materials.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E311
CEU Course Title:      Fiber Optics IV - Testing
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course is the fourth in a series of five courses about fiber optic cable systems. The series covers fiber optics from basic light theory transmission to cables, connectors, testing, and signal transmission.

The course, Fiber Optics IV - Testing, describes the optical fiber and optical connection laboratory measurements used to evaluate fiber optic components and system performance, including the near-field and far-field optical power distribution of an optical fiber. This course also reviews optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR).

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E312
CEU Course Title:      Fiber Optics V - 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course is the fifth and final in a series of five courses about fiber optic cable systems. The series covers fiber optics from basic light theory transmission to cables, connectors, testing, and signal transmission.

The course, Fiber Optics V - Equipment, explains the principal properties of an optical source and fiber optic transmitters, the optical emission properties of semiconductor light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and laser diodes (LDs), and explains the operational differences between surface-emitting LEDs (SLEDs), edge-emitting LEDs (ELEDs), superluminescent diodes (SLDs), and laser diodes.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E313
CEU Course Title:      Wind Turbine Technology – Overview
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This course provides an overview of wind turbine components and design considerations for optimization of power generation. Typical power ratings and sizes for wind turbines are explained for various residential-scale, industrial-scale, and utility-scale applications. Additionally, the components and considerations for a typical utility-scale wind energy project are discussed.

This course is based entirely on Wind Turbine Technology Overview, published by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E315
CEU Course Title:      2010 Industrial HVAC Control Case, Part I
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course follows the design steps involved in creating a control system for a medium-complex industrial HVAC system. It is presented somewhat like a practice case in business school, with frequent pauses to examine alternatives and lessons learned.

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: E315U
CEU Course Title:      2010 Industrial HVAC Control Case, Part I (Audio Version)
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This audio course follows the design steps involved in creating a control system for a medium-complex industrial HVAC system. It is presented somewhat like a practice case in business school, with frequent pauses to examine alternatives and lessons learned.

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: E317
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Electrical Systems for Medical 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to electrical systems for medical facilities, including hospitals, medical and dental clinics, and medical and dental laboratories. You will learn about general electrical requirements, exterior electrical systems, alternate power sources, interior electrical systems and lighting requirements. You will become familiar with system requirements, equipment needs, patient safety and system reliability. You will gain the overview you need to address medical facility design issues using applicable codes and standards of practice. This course is intended for electrical engineers and other members of the building design team who want to learn more about this critical aspect of medical treatment facility design.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E318
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Communication Systems for Medical 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to communication systems for medical facilities, including hospitals, medical clinics, and medical and laboratories. You will learn about communication distribution facilities, telephone system requirements, telecommunications infrastructure systems, dedicated intercom systems, entertainment and educational television systems, radio frequency distribution systems, nurse call tone visual systems, nurse call audiovisual systems, public address and program distribution systems, radio paging systems, emergency medical service communications, physiological monitoring, special monitoring equipment, electronic security systems and EMS recorder systems. You will become familiar with system requirements, equipment needs, patient safety and system reliability. You will gain the overview you need to address medical facility design issues using applicable codes and standards of practice. This course is intended for electrical engineers and other members of the building design team who want to learn more about this critical aspect of medical treatment facility design.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E319
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Calculation Methods and Examples
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course provides simple methods and procedures for performing standard and routine calculations for electrical systems engineering and design. The procedures and methods presented here are for the preliminary calculations in order to establish the basic parameter of a power system design. Detailed calculations involving commercially available software packages might be necessary to confirm the results obtained from the material presented in this course. Procedures and calculation methods presented here are accompanied by simple and practical examples to enforce the understanding of the course material.

Topics such as: short circuit current effects, voltage drop, transformer sizing, energy savings with oversized conductors, battery and battery charger sizing, power factor correction capacitors, automatic transfer switch sizing, and adjustable speed drive economic evaluation 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: E320
CEU Course Title:      Energy Storage Technology
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This four-hour course covers the current status of electric utility grid-level energy storage systems. The benefits to the electric industry are discussed from the generator to the end-user. Several types of energy storage technologies are covered including battery systems, pump storage hydro, flywheels, compressed air storage, capacitor and even plug-in electric vehicles.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E321
CEU Course Title:      Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two-hour course discusses electrical ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI’s), how they work and the benefits to society. The course reviews the theory of operation, electrical characteristics, and the installation issues associated with GFCI’s.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E322
CEU Course Title:      NFPA Standard for Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course presents the methods for purging and pressurizing enclosures to prevent ignition of a flammable atmosphere. By these means, electrical equipment that is not otherwise acceptable for a flammable atmosphere may be utilized in accordance with Article 500 or Article 505 of NFPA 70.

The course materials are based entirely on the NFPA 496, Standard for Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, 2008 Edition. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of NFPA 496, 2008 Edition. This is a very useful resource and is recommended that all practicing electrical or project engineers involved in the specification, design, installation, and maintenance of purged and pressurized enclosures for electrical equipment should be familiar with and up to date with the rules provided in this standard.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E323
CEU Course Title:      IEEE Standard for Standard General Requirements for Liquid-Immersed Distribution, Power, and Regulating Transformers
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course presents the electrical, mechanical, and safety requirements for liquid-immersed distribution and power transformers, and autotransformers and regulating transformers; single and polyphase, with voltages of 601 V or higher in the highest voltage winding. This standard is a basis for the establishment of performance, limited electrical and mechanical interchangeability, and safety requirements of equipment described; and for assistance in the proper selection of such equipment.

The course materials are based entirely on IEEE C57.12.00-2006, Standard for Standard General Requirements for Liquid-Immersed Distribution, Power, and Regulating Transformers. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of IEEE C57.12.00-2006. This is a very useful resource and is recommended that all practicing electrical or project engineers involved in the specification, design, installation, and maintenance of liquid-immersed distribution, power, and regulating transformers should be familiar with and up to date with the requirements provided in this standard.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E324
CEU Course Title:      IEEE Guide for the Application of Electric Motors in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous (Classified) Locations
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course presents the industry guide for application of general-purpose motors in Class I, Division 2 locations. This guide documents industry experience and established practices for the application of general-purpose motors in Class I, Division 2 locations.

The course materials are based entirely on IEEE 1349-2011, Guide for the Application of Electric Motors in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous (Classified) Locations. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of IEEE 1349-2011. This is a very useful resource and is recommended that all practicing electrical or project engineers involved in the specification, design, installation, and maintenance of electric motors in Class I, Division 2 locations be familiar with and up to date with the practices provided in this guide. Guidance is included for maintaining the life-cycle integrity of motors in Class I, Division 2 locations.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E326
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Digital Logic
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This two PDH credit class provides a primer in digital logic design. Although most modern logic design in now achieved with computerized methods this course covers the essential building blocks upon which modern techniques were developed. The class introduces the core logical operations and demonstrates elementary methods to design logic circuits to achieve a desired function. The course also examines the key differences between CMOS and TTL technologies and covers basic design principles.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E327
CEU Course Title:      IEEE Standard for Metal-Clad Switchgear
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course will assist individuals, organizations, and suppliers with the technical requirements for metal-clad (MC) medium voltage switchgear. Metal-clad switchgear is compartmentalized to isolate all components such as instrumentation, main bus, and both incoming and outgoing connections with grounded metal barriers. This standard covers metal-clad switchgear containing devices such as power circuit breakers, other interrupting devices, switches, control, instrumentation and metering, and protective and regulating equipment.

The course materials are based entirely on IEEE C37.20.2-1999 (R2005) Standard for Metal-clad Switchgear. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of IEEE C37.20.2-1999 (R2005). Rated maximum voltage levels for metal-clad switchgear range from 4.76 kV to 36 kV with main bus continuous current ratings of 1200 A, 2000 A, and 3000 A. Metal-clad switchgear also contains associated control, instruments, metering, relaying, protective, and regulating devices, as necessary. Service conditions, ratings, temperature limitations and classification of insulating materials, insulation (dielectric) withstand voltage requirements, test procedures, and applications 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: E328
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Electric Power Requirements 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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to an approach you can use to determine electric power requirements for buildings and multi-building developments and activities. You will learn about terminology, and acquisition and analysis of preliminary load data you will need. You will learn how to estimate individual loads, emergency loads, area loads, and loads for entire developments and activities. You will learn about basic considerations for power sources and considerations when purchasing primary electric power from a utility. You will also be introduced to considerations when customer-generated emergency and uninterruptible power is required for certain 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: E329
CEU Course Title:      Computer Data Backup & Transfer: The Need for USB 3.0
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the need for a faster and more efficient USB serial method of transferring data to computer storage devices and peripheral devices due to the much larger Hard Drives and the solid state memories that have been develop since the introduction of the USB in the late 90s.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E330
CEU Course Title:      PoweredUSB, Make the USB Cable Robust & Include 12 & 24 Vdc
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the need for a better way of powering peripheral devices attached to your industrial and commercial (POS) computers by combining the USB connection with the power cable for the device. New devices, such as printers, scanners, etc., are beginning to employ this method of connection eliminating the clutter of several 5, 12, or 24 Vdc separate power supplies and cables. Major POS manufacturers, including Dell, Epson, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, NCR, Star Micronics and Wincor, have accepted PoweredUSB technology.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E331
CEU Course Title:      Fundamentals of PID 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course examines a particular control structure that has become commonly used in industrial control. It is based on a particular fixed structure controller, the Proportional, Integral, Derivative (PID) control. These controllers have proven to be robust and extremely beneficial in the control of many process applications. Applications include variable-frequency drive, temperature, pressure, flow, and level controls which are widely used in modern industry. The method is most useful when a mathematical model of the process or control is not available.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E332
CEU Course Title:      Microcontrollers: An Introduction
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Microcontrollers and microprocessors whether seen or unnoticed are an integral part of everyday life. You quite possibly encounter hundreds everyday. Everyday items that you may or may not think of contain one or more of these tiny devices: your electric toothbrush, television, the remote control for your television, children’s toys, cell phones, and the dozen or so processors in your car for the engine electronic control system, GPS, radio system and electronic compass are a few examples.

The purpose of this course is to describe at a high level different microcontroller architectures and to discuss the components of the central processing unit and how the components interact. This course also describes the differences between a microcontroller and a microprocessor and discusses a microcontroller’s instruction set and presents a few examples. This course presents different peripherals, how they are used and how they interact with the central processor.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E333
CEU Course Title:      IEEE Application Guide for AC High-Voltage Circuit Breakers Rated on a Symmetrical Current Basis
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
Online Course Price:    $219
PDH Course Description: This 9-hour course covers the application of indoor and outdoor high-voltage circuit breakers rated above 1,000 V for use in commercial, industrial, and utility installations. It deals with usage under varied service conditions, temperature conditions affecting continuous current compensation, reduced dielectrics, reclosing derating as applicable, calculation of system short-circuit current, compensation at different X/R ratios, detailed calculations with application curves, out-of-phase switching, and general application. The course materials are based entirely on IEEE C37.010-1999 (R2005) Application Guide for AC High-Voltage Circuit Breakers Rated on a Symmetrical Current Basis. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of IEEE C37.010-1999 (R2005). This is a very useful resource and is recommended that all practicing electrical or project engineers involved in the specification, design, installation, and maintenance of high-voltage circuit breakers rated in accordance with the methods given in IEEE Std C37.04-1999, listed in IEEE Std C37.06-1997, and tested in accordance with IEEE Std C37.09-1999 be familiar with and up to date with the application procedures in this guide.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E334
CEU Course Title:      Structured Text Programming
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: Structured Text (ST) is a high level textual programming language that is a Pascal like language. It is developed and published by IEC in the IEC 61131-3 international standard, which standardizes programming languages for programmable logic controllers (PLC). ST is very flexible and intuitive for writing control algorithms. The language, which is as efficient as ladder logic, uses typical operators such as logical branching, multiple branching, and loops. This course is designed to help attendee acquire the necessary knowledge in developing programs using the language. Whether the attendee is already comfortable with high level programming language or a beginner in logic development, the course can prepare the student with this popular trend in industrial process control.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E335
CEU Course Title:      Energy Project Measurement and Verification Procedures
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
Online Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: This course is for engineers, energy professionals, and facility managers to assist in evaluating the performance of energy projects. The information in this course provides a tool for developing and evaluating energy conservation measure (ECM) baselines and for validating the performance of the implemented energy conservation. The course will also discuss practical and cost effective M&V options that provide the greatest benefit to cost ratio for varying technology.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E336
CEU Course Title:      Calculating Currents in Balanced and Unbalanced Three Phase Circuits
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This six hour course describes the methods for calculating currents in balanced and unbalanced three phase circuits. The methodology treated in the course is of importance to any engineer who finds the need to determine currents in three phase circuits. Three phase circuits, of course, are the most common type of circuit for the transmission of electricity as well as the most common form of service to commercial and industrial installations. While the formulas for balanced circuits are relatively straightforward and readily applied, unbalanced three phase circuits present an entirely new set of challenges. Yet, unbalanced three phase circuits are common and, for a number of reasons, it is important that the currents in the various conductors be calculated correctly. Without correct determinations of currents, the associated electrical gear as cables, conduits, transformers and circuit protective devices cannot be properly sized. Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to calculate currents in any type of three phase delta or wye circuit that is balanced or unbalanced.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E337
CEU Course Title:      Nuclear Power Volume I - The Nuclear Power 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This four-hour course is the first in a series of three courses about the nuclear power industry. The series covers the nuclear power industry including the basic physics of nuclear power, fuel sources, the types of nuclear power plants in use today, and the future of nuclear power.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E338
CEU Course Title:      Nuclear Power Volume II - Nuclear Power Plants
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This five-hour course is the second in a series of three courses about the nuclear power industry. The series covers the nuclear power industry including the basic physics of nuclear power, fuel sources, the types of nuclear power plants in use today, and the future of nuclear power.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E339
CEU Course Title:      Nuclear Power Volume III - The Future of Nuclear Power
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This Three-hour course is the third in a series of courses about the nuclear power industry. The series covers the future of the nuclear power industry including the next generation of power plants as well as the future generation of power plants being considered.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E340
CEU Course Title:      Form-wound Squirrel-Cage Induction Motors-500 Horsepower and Larger
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course covers the minimum requirements for form-wound squirrel-cage induction motors 500 horsepower (hp) and larger for use in petroleum industry services using API 541.

The course materials are based entirely on API 541-2003 Fourth Edition, June 2004 Form-wound Squirrel-Cage Induction Motors-500 Horsepower and Larger. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of API 541-2003 Fourth Edition, June 2004. This is a very useful resource and is recommended that all practicing electrical or project engineers involved in the specification, design, installation, and maintenance of large induction motors used in the petroleum industry.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E341
CEU Course Title:      Design to the Fire Alarm Code, NFPA 72-2010
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three hour course discusses the concepts, equipment selection and graphic representation of typical life-safety fire alarm systems for offices, stores, churches, apartment houses, schools, institutions and factories, except high-hazard. The key principles are the basic guidelines of the Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72-2010) for normal applications and some warning in cases that require special attention. This course does not replace a NICET certificate or a PE license. The course does not address residential fire alarms.

The revision for the 2010 Code continues the 2007 edition change giving precedence to notification for toxic, weather, natural disaster and terrorist hazards over fire alarm. The book has been re-organized with a separate chapter for Emergency Communications Systems (ECS) which includes fire alarms but is much broader in scope and application. New technology is discussed, including more on CCTV-based systems and wavelength sensitivities of radiant detectors. Characteristics of a smoke plume and ceiling jet are discussed to aid understanding of detector placement rules.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E342
CEU Course Title:      Computer Upgrade, Home, Business, Game, & Theater
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Tired of waiting on your computer to open files, then it may be time to buy a new one, but you don’t want to learn a new Operating System (OS) and you are using to Microsoft Windows XP. Why not Upgrade the old one and use your existing operating system. This course takes you step by step through the hardware upgrade and what you can expect from the instruction manual you get with a new motherboard.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E343
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Digital Telephone and VOIP
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course is a technical discussion of the principles of digital telephone with emphasis on the subset “VOIP”, voice over internet protocol (local area network). Examples, brand names and 2011 prices are included.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E344
CEU Course Title:      Calculating and Measuring Power in Three Phase Circuits
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This six hour course treats the subject of power in three phase circuits. The course will be of interest to any engineer who is concerned with the application of electricity and three phase circuits. This will be the case since three phase circuits are used wherever large amounts of electrical power are used. And, in dealing with large amounts of electrical current the subject of power often arises. Along with the increasing cost of energy, the power consumption of electrical devices and the associate efficiency has become an increasingly important issue. For this reason, the subject matter of this course will be of particular interest as calculating and measuring power in three phase circuits can be a challenge to anyone who has not been exposed to the need on a frequent basis. In many ways the course simplifies the subject of three phase power into easily understood and elementary electrical principles. To illustrate the principles used in the course in an easily understood manner, a number of specific examples are presented and numerous illustrations are included.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E345
CEU Course Title:      System Failure – Anatomy of a Blackout : Part I – Conditions Leading to the Blackout
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This four-hour course is a detailed account of the August 14, 2003 electric system blackout that affected over 50 million people in the Eastern United States - one of the largest blackouts in American history. This course is part one of a two part series about the blackout. Part one covers the conditions leading up to the point where the system started cascading into a blackout. To help understand the confusion that occurred on August 14th, the course includes actual transcripts of conversations between control centers and between the control centers and generating facilities.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E346
CEU Course Title:      System Failure – Anatomy of a Blackout : Part II – Cascading Failure of the Power System
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three-hour course is a detailed account of the August 14, 2003 electric system blackout that affected over 50 million people in the Eastern United States - one of the largest blackouts in American history. This course is part two of a two part series about the blackout. Part one covered the conditions leading up to the point where the system started cascading into a blackout. Part II goes into detail about how the uncontrolled blackout spread across the Eastern Interconnect and why it ultimately stopped.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E347
CEU Course Title:      Coal Fired Steam Plants
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This four-hour course is an overview of how coal-fired power plants operate. The course goes into detail about the US coal industry and gives a detailed look at each of the components in a modern coal-fired steam plant. In addition, some of the environmental concerns with coal-fired steam plants 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: E348
CEU Course Title:      Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllers
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This course will assist individuals and organizations in the design and application of motors, motor controllers, and motor control centers for industrial, commercial and utility projects. Through explanation of rules and use of the tables the attendee will be able to design and specify motors and motor control centers in compliance with National Electrical Code NFPA 70.

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: E349
CEU Course Title:      Transformer and Transformer Vaults
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course will assist individuals and organizations in the, specification, design, and application of large and small, dry-type or oil-filled transformers, for industrial, commercial, and utility projects. Through explanation of rules and use of tables the attendee will be able to design electrical systems and specify transformers in compliance with National Electrical Code NFPA 70.

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: E350
CEU Course Title:      Combined Cycle Power Plants
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course is a about combined cycle power plants. A combined cycle power plant uses a combination of a gas turbine and a steam turbine, connected by a heat recovery steam generator, to generator electricity. The units are typically fueled by natural gas and are very efficient. With large quantities of natural gas available in the US, combined cycle power plants are expected to be a major component in utility generation fleets for many years. This course covers the design and operational characteristics of a combined cycle power plant as well as looking at the natural gas industry.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E351
CEU Course Title:      Combustion Turbine Power Plants
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course is a about combustion turbine power plants. A combustion turbine power plant is a simple plant that typically consists of a gas turbine supplied by natural gas. These plants are not particularly efficient, but they are relatively inexpensive to build and can be installed in a short amount of time. They are ideal for short-term needs and for supplies peaking needs. When used in a combined cycle plant though, the overall efficiency is very good. With large quantities of natural gas available in the US, combined cycle power plants are expected to be a major component in utility generation fleets for many years. This course covers the design and operational characteristics of a combustion turbines as well as taking an in-depth look at the natural gas industry.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E352
CEU Course Title:      Hydroelectric Power Plants
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This is a 4-hour course about hydro-electric power plants. Hydroelectric power is the largest renewable energy source in use today. There are several types of hydroelectric power plants from impoundment facilities with dams and large reservoirs to marine energy systems that use the ebb and flow of ocean tides to generate power.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E353
CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficient Lighting
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: The content covers fundamentals of lighting, Different lighting systems, Various control systems, Energy audit methodology for lighting system, Different methods to save energy in lighting system and finally a versatile checklist applicable to house hold as well as industrial lighting 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: E354
CEU Course Title:      Agile Software Development
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: Agile Methods are a reactionary response to the traditional methods of software engineering and its heavyweight processes. The Agile Manifesto captures the important aspects of this new movement citing the following as points of differentiation from traditional methods: valuing individuals and interaction over processes and tools; valuing working software over comprehensive documentation; valuing customer collaboration over contract negotiation; valuing responding to change over following a plan. This course provides an overview of agile origins and a discussion of some of the most popular methods as well as guidelines for when they might be appropriate. The content of this course consists of a DOD Data & Analysis Center for Software (DACS) report. Pointers to resources for further study are given.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E355
CEU Course Title:      Revisions for the 2011 National Electrical Code® - Part 1
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course is intended to familiarize the reader with the major changes contained in the 2011 National Electrical Code®. It is suitable for anyone exposed to the NEC® at any level. The course addresses Code revisions that apply to all types of occupancies: residential, commercial, and industrial. Part 1 of this 4-part series covers Code-wide changes through Article 240. The course covers only major Code changes, but provides depth of coverage. Existing NEC® requirements related to certain changes are reviewed. An attempt is made to tie the entire NEC® together through the study of the latest changes.

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: E356
CEU Course Title:      Revisions for the 2011 National Electrical Code® - Part 2
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course is intended to familiarize the reader with the major changes contained in the 2011 National Electrical Code®. It is suitable for anyone exposed to the NEC® at any level. The course addresses Code revisions that apply to all types of occupancies: residential, commercial, and industrial. Part 2 of this 4-part series covers Article 250 through Article 314. The course covers only major Code changes, but provides depth of coverage. Existing NEC® requirements related to certain changes are reviewed. An attempt is made to tie the entire NEC® together through the study of the latest changes.

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: E357
CEU Course Title:      Revisions for the 2011 National Electrical Code® - Part 3
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course is intended to familiarize the reader with the major changes contained in the 2011 National Electrical Code®. It is suitable for anyone exposed to the NEC® at any level. The course addresses Code revisions that apply to all types of occupancies: residential, commercial, and industrial. Part 3 of this 4-part series covers Article 334 through Article 590. The course covers only major Code changes, but provides depth of coverage. Existing NEC® requirements related to certain changes are reviewed. An attempt is made to tie the entire NEC® together through the study of the latest changes.

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: E358
CEU Course Title:      Revisions for the 2011 National Electrical Code® - Part 4
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course is intended to familiarize the reader with the major changes contained in the 2011 National Electrical Code®. It is suitable for anyone exposed to the NEC® at any level. The course addresses Code revisions that apply to all types of occupancies: residential, commercial, and industrial. Part 4 in this 4-part series covers Article 600 through Article 840. The course covers only major Code changes, but provides depth of coverage. Existing NEC® requirements related to certain changes are reviewed. An attempt is made to tie the entire NEC® together through the study of the latest changes.

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: E359
CEU Course Title:      Biomass Power Generation
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course covers concept of using biomass as a fuel source for electric power generation. The course reviews the types of biomass that can be used as fuel and the availability of the fuel supply. The methods to convert the biomass to a usable fuel are discussed as well as the issues of generating power with biomass. The environmental benefits, and costs, of using biomass as fuel source are also 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: E360
CEU Course Title:      Power Cycles
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: The content of the course covers different gas and vapor power cycles like Rankine cycle, Brayton cycle, Otto Cycle, Diesel Cycle and Dual Cycle. Based on these cycles practical systems like thermal power plant, air craft engine, gas turbine power plant, Automobile engines work. Hence the thermodynamic knowledge of these power cycles helps to understand the practical cycles.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E361
CEU Course Title:      2011 National Electric Code
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course is a ~40-page summary of the ~1,000-page 2011 National Electrical Code, NFPA-70. An effort has been made to discuss changes from the 2008 NEC, but the intent is to touch on the most critical aspects of commercial electrical design. Material is addressed in the same order as presented in the NEC, with citations to each of the rules mentioned and cross-references to related content in other sections. Author’s observations and comments attempt to place the basic rules and changes in context.

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: E362
CEU Course Title:      Protection of Primary and Secondary Substation Transformers
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course covers the recommended practice for proper protection for primary and secondary substation transformers.

The course materials are based entirely on Chapter 11 Transformer Protection of IEEE 242-2001 IEEE Recommended Practice for Protection and Coordination of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of IEEE 242-2001 IEEE Recommended Practice for Protection and Coordination of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems. This is a very useful resource and is recommended that all practicing electrical or project engineers involved in the specification, design, protection, installation, and maintenance of primary and secondary substation transformers used in industrial and commercial power systems obtain a copy or have access to this important recommended practice.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E363
CEU Course Title:      Protection of Three Phase Integral Horsepower Motors
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
Online Course Price:    $169
PDH Course Description: This 7-hour course covers the recommended practice for proper protection for three phase integral horsepower motors.

The course materials are based entirely on Chapter 10 Motor Protection of IEEE 242-2001 IEEE Recommended Practice for Protection and Coordination of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of IEEE 242-2001 IEEE Recommended Practice for Protection and Coordination of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems. This is a very useful resource and is recommended that all practicing electrical or project engineers involved in the specification, design, protection, installation, and maintenance of three phase integral horsepower motors used in industrial and commercial power systems obtain a copy or have access to this important recommended practice.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E364
CEU Course Title:      Ground-fault 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course covers the recommended practice for proper ground-fault protection in electric distribution circuits.

The course materials are based entirely on Chapter 8 Ground-fault Protection of IEEE 242-2001 IEEE Recommended Practice for Protection and Coordination of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of IEEE 242-2001 IEEE Recommended Practice for Protection and Coordination of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems. This is a very useful resource and is recommended that all practicing electrical or project engineers involved in ground-fault protection in electric distribution circuits obtain a copy or have access to this important recommended practice.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E365
CEU Course Title:      Compressed Air Energy Storage
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course discusses the use of compressed air to “store” large volumes of electrical energy. The course covers the currently operating plants, storage options, the various types of plants, and the future concepts for compressed air plants.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E366
CEU Course Title:      ASHRAE 90.1 for Electrical Design
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course will help electrical engineers decode the requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-2010, which is being adopted by all 50-States at the behest of the US Department of Energy. The wording of the electrical chapters will be paraphrased and closely examined. What you have to do and how it will be enforced will be central.

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: E367
CEU Course Title:      Designing to Lightning Standard, NFPA-780-2011
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course presents examples and supporting reasoning for a NFPA 780 Franklin lightning protection system. Lightning behavior is not fully understood and damage can result to a structure protected by a system designed and installed per the Standard. But, you are in a strong position to argue that the best available technology was applied.

This course is limited to ordinary buildings below 75-ft high and buildings above 75-ft high. The Standard also includes masts, spires, steeples, flagpoles, grain-, coal- and coke- handling and processing structures, along with metal towers, tanks, air-inflated structures, guyed structures, roof top helipads, heavy-duty stacks, explosive magazines, wind turbines, trees and watercraft below 300-tons.

There is presently a legal and marketing firestorm regarding innovative lighting protection technologies, notable early streamer emission and active charge dissipation. Please do an internet search for hard scientific field data before specifying such systems, which are not NFPA-780 or UL approved.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E369
CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency in Power Plants
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: The content covers types of power plants with their thermodynamic cycles, layouts of power plants and detailed energy saving methods for different types of power plants.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E370
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Power Distribution and Utilization
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This 6-hour course provides a technical basis, and an understanding of the various issues involved in the distribution and utilization of electrical power in industrial, commercial, and government facilities. The course starts with the basic criteria for the design of power systems including; the general characteristics of power systems, normal power source, alternate and back-up power sources, and services. The course then proceeds to provide detailed design and installation information about; transformers, switchgear/load center/breakers, raceway and wiring, motors and motor control centers, grounding bonding and lightning protection, and auxiliary and support systems.

Topics such as; power factor correction, neutral conductor grounding, transformer insulation ratings, basic impulse insulation levels, buck-boost transformers, space requirement for the installation of different transformers, transformer sizing, high/medium/low voltage switchgear, altitude and temperature correction factors, motor and motor control centers, raceway and wiring system criteria, adjustable speed drives, clear space requirements, indoor and outdoor hazardous locations, grounding/bonding/lightning protection, and auxiliary such as fire alarm and telecommunication centers are discussed.

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: E371
CEU Course Title:      Pre-Design Energy Analysis
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course explains how to conduct a pre-design energy analysis for a new facility. The course covers the various ways to analyze the potential energy consumption of a new facility and gives details on energy conservation measures that can be applied to a new design.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E372
CEU Course Title:      Energy Management
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This 2-hour course offers a simple process to develop an effective energy management plan for an organization. The process, developed by the EPA, is simple, effective, and has proven to work in many different types of organizations. The course covers the basics of who should be involved, how to analyze data, how to present the data, and how to develop action plans to effectuate change.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E373
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Solar Collectors for Heating and Cooling of Buildings
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
Online Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: This course presents design criteria and cost analysis methods for the sizing and justification of solar heat collectors for space heating and cooling of buildings and domestic hot water (DHW) heating. . Information is presented to enable engineers to understand solar space conditioning and water heating systems and conduct feasibility studies based on solar collector performance, site location, and economics. Both retrofit and new installations are considered.

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: E374
CEU Course Title:      Blackout 2011 – Volume I
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: George Santayana said, “Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it”, and that certainly seems to be the case with the September 8, 2011 blackout that affected 2.7 million customers in the Southwestern United States. This event was eerily similar to the August 2003 outage that affected the Eastern Interconnect.

This 3-hour course is the first part of a two-part series on the September 8, 2011 blackout and discusses who was involved and how the voltage collapse progressed. The purpose of reviewing the outage is to understand what went wrong and hopefully what can be done to prevent future events.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E375
CEU Course Title:      Blackout 2011 – Volume II
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: George Santayana said, “Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it”, and that certainly seems to be the case with the September 8, 2011 blackout that affected 2.7 million customers in the Southwestern United States. This event was eerily similar to the August 2003 outage that affected the Eastern Interconnect.

This 4-hour course is the second of a two-part series on the September 8, 2011 blackout and discusses the causes, findings and recommendations to prevent a reoccurrence. The purpose of reviewing the outage is to understand what went wrong and hopefully what can be done to prevent future events.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E376
CEU Course Title:      Improving Industrial Control Systems Security
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Threats to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) can come from numerous sources, including adversarial sources such as hostile governments, terrorist groups, industrial spies, disgruntled employees, malicious intruders, and natural sources such as from system complexities, human errors and accidents, equipment failures and natural disasters. To protect against adversarial threats (as well as known natural threats), it is essential for engineers, management, and system administrators to create a defense-in-depth strategy for the industrial control systems.

This course addresses critical cybersecurity issues and vulnerabilities that need to be addressed in a new or existing industrial control systems domain. It also provides effective security mitigation strategies recommended by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for engineers to guard against internal and external threats and attacks in order to protect plants’ assets, personnel, public safety, and the environments.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E377
CEU Course Title:      Digital Logic Systems Volume I - Digital Number 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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course is the first in a series of three courses about digital computer logic systems. This first course covers the basics of the converting numbers into formats that are commonly used digital computer systems. Conversion to binary, octal, hexadecimal and BCD are covered.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E378
CEU Course Title:      Digital Logic Systems Volume II - Fundamental Logic Circuits
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course covers the fundamental components in digital logic systems including a detailed explanation of AND, NAND, OR, and NOR gates as well as their associated Truth Tables. The course explains how fundamental gates can be combined to form logic circuits and how to build a circuit using Boolean algebra.

This course is the second in a series of three courses on digital logic 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: E379
CEU Course Title:      Digital Logic Systems Volume III - Special Logic Circuits
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course covers special logic circuits used in digital logic systems and is the third course in a series of courses on digital logic systems. This expands on what we learned in the earlier versions and shows how the various digital logic gates can be combined to build circuits to add, subtract, and even store numbers.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E380
CEU Course Title:      The Electrification of America
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: When George Westinghouse introduced AC (Alternating Current) power generation in March 1886, it was a transformative event. Able to travel great distances (unlike Edison’s Direct Current), its promise was to light and power the entire nation. However, by the time of the Great Depression that great promise was yet to be kept in full.

By the early 1930s, most of urban America was indeed enjoying the promise of AC power to light homes, power consumer products and drive industrial machinery, but rural America was still, literally, in the dark. Power companies found electrification of rural areas to be difficult and not cost effective, so people continued to live by gas light and peddle-power, just as they did fifty years prior to Westinghouse’s great breakthrough.

To the Federal Government, the situation was untenable so in 1935 the Department of Agriculture formed the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) with a mandate to bring the 20th Century to rural America. In just sixteen years, rural America went from 90% un-electrified to 90% electrified (by 1951). Great “make-work” projects of the New Deal like the Tennessee Valley Authority were instrumental in bringing about this change in so short a time. The benefits of rural electrification to the national economy and, most importantly, the people of rural America defy measurement by any yardstick.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E381
CEU Course Title:      Long Distance, Please
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: When Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his new invention – the telephone, at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876, some were amused, some dismissed it outright, some considered it a kind of toy while others saw the potential for voice communication within a limited distance (i.e. inter-city). However, for Mr. Bell and the few who dared to dream with him, there was the promise of nationwide and, potentially, worldwide communication via the human voice. To the patent office, the telephone was designated simply as: An improvement in telegraphy. The first telephones used a grounded circuit which limited telephone communication to about twenty miles. In 1884 a two-wire metallic circuit connected Boston and New York and by the Transposition Principle, telephone communication up to a thousand miles was possible by 1892. With the Loading Coil and Phantom Circuit, telephony at distances greater than 1K-miles was achieved by the early 20th Century. Further technical improvements such as dial service, vacuum tube repeaters, better wire, co-axial cable, microwave transmission and the introduction of the transistor, steady improvement in long-distance telephone communication was achieved by the middle of the 20th Century. In 1927, it took about five minutes to complete a long-distance call. By the early 1950s, it was a matter of seconds thanks to people who believed in Mr. Bell’s big idea of connecting the world via the human voice.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E382
CEU Course Title:      Mr. Bell’s Big Idea
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Alexander Graham Bell - the father of modern communications, was first and foremost a teacher and champion of the deaf to whom he devoted much of his life and fortune. The fact that his benevolent work for the hearing impaired gave the world his “Big Idea” – the telephone, is really a matter of fortune favoring the bold.

In search of “Harmonic Telegraphy” - a method of carrying several messages simultaneously on a single telegraph wire, Bell heard a harmonic overtone through the apparatus he and his assistant Thomas Watson were experimenting with. This gave him the impetus to pursue his idea of the telephone further. That was in early June 1875, on March 10th 1876, the first true telephonic communication occurred when, after spilling an acidic solution on himself during an experiment, Bell spoke aloud these six famous words which Watson (in another room) heard clearly on the refined test equipment: “Watson, come here, I want you.”

Bell lived to see his dream of voice communication over wire come true. On January 25th 1915, with President Wilson at his side in New York, the first trans-continental telephone call was made from New York to San Francisco where Bell’s old, able assistant - Tom Watson, answered the call. The President offered his congratulations and the two old friends shared a pleasant conversation recollecting their past achievements and the promising future of telephonic communication others were/would carry forward in the same spirit of invention and human progress as they had personified so many years before.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E383
CEU Course Title:      What Mr. Morse Hath Wrought
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: On March 24th 1844, a new era opened when Samuel Morse – an accomplished painter and inventor, sent a four word message via his single-wire telegraph in “Morse Code” from the basement of the Capitol in Washington D.C. to the Mount Clare Station in Baltimore. Prophetically, Morse chose the biblical verse: What Hath God Wrought.

Indeed, it was not God but Morse himself who wrought a new age of communication for mankind. As well, his language of dots and dashes: International Morse Code, became the standard worldwide for telegraphy. It was while experimenting with Harmonic Telegraphy – a means to send several messages on a single telegraph wire that Alexander Graham Bell would come to invent the telephone in 1876.

In 1855, two rival telegraph companies merged to form The Western Union Telegraph Company and by 1861, Western Union established trans-continental telegraph service. Through the rest of the 19th Century and well into the 20th Century, telegraphy was a major method/means of personal, business and government communication. Though commmunication technology became more sophisticated with the passing years, telegraphy was the basis for many 20th Century advancements in communication technology including facsimile transmission of words and pictures and even microwave transmission of messages.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E384
CEU Course Title:      Automation Evolution
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: Before a reliable source of power was available, automated production was simply not practical. With a reliable source of power such as electricity, the journey to Continuous Automated Production (CAP) could begin in earnest. Ironically, it would be one of the earliest products resultant from the harnessing of electricity – the light bulb - that would be the first proving out of CAP (in 1919). On the heels of that success, the production of other manufactured components such as flat-iron castings and engine blocks using either full and/or partial automated production was realized. CAP includes automatic handling, making, inspecting, assembly, testing and packaging. In post-WWII America, CAP was a dream yet to be fully realized. By the mid-1980s, the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) via their Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) was making great strides in achieving CAP with the assistance of the best engineers, physicists, scientists and advanced computer technology. Though some human interaction was still necessary, the dream of fully automated production was no longer a futuristic ideal; the future had arrived.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E385
CEU Course Title:      The Atomic Age
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: With the first successful splitting of the atom (nuclear fission) in 1939 came great hope as well as great fear. The latter was realized with the power of the atom unleashed as a weapon of war at the tail-end of WWII and the commencement of a nuclear arms race that continues to this day. Paradoxically, the atom held great promise for the advancement of humanity in many areas of human activity. If the nuclear chain reaction could be controlled, the great heat energy created from a small amount of fissionable material (i.e. Uranium) was tremendous – enough to light a city or power a submarine. Radioactivity had applications in industry as a means of quality control via the detection of defects, thickness of parts, wear etc. and “tagging” (i.e. distinguishing oil from different wells). In medicine, the detection and treatment of diseases such as cancerous tumors was made possible by radiation therapy. Like the proverbial genie in the bottle, unleashing the power of the atom has changed the world for better and for worse. In the post-WWII era, it was seen as a deterrent to war and as a universal secret revealed for the betterment of mankind through advanced technology. It was an Atomic Age the likes of which the world had never seen.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E386
CEU Course Title:      Renewable Energy from the Ocean
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Oceans cover 70 percent of the earth’s surface and represent an enormous amount of energy in the form of wave, tidal, marine current, and temperature differences between surface and deep waters. Though ocean energy is still in a developmental stage, researchers are seeking ways to capture that energy and convert it to electricity. This course presents an overview of ocean energy technology as a source of renewable energy. It investigates ocean energy resources and new technologies under development to capture that energy.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E387
CEU Course Title:      4G Wireless Air-Interface: Design Requirements & Criteria
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Much has been written about the 4G technologies and the intricacies of the architectures and functional characteristics. Most attempts to learn more soon bury the inquirer in a morass of acronyms, special definitions, and diagrams. This course does not do this. Instead, it addresses the very practical RF design of a 4G air interface to target user traffic and address the market needs. This course distills the requirements of the two major HSPA+ and LTE technologies into a common design process that will work for either.

The air interface defines both the quality and capacity of a 4G wireless network. The optimum 3G or 4G network is different from the optimum 2G network; yet, most upgrades build on an existing 2G site topology—a truly non-optimum beginning. This course enables the student/attendee to visualize, establish, and implement a viable air interface RF engineering upgrade process for site additions. including antenna selection and orientation.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E388
CEU Course Title:      Television: Adding Sight to Sound
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: When Dr. Valdimir Kosma Zworykin - inventor of the two main components that made commercial television possible, was asked what his favorite thing on television was, he responded: “The switch. The switch to turn the damn thing off.” When asked about how he felt about his children watching television, he was even more candid: “I hate what they’ve done to my child…I would never let my own children watch it.”

But back in the 1920s, television was the holy grail of the communications industry and Dr. Zworykin’s Iconoscope (for sending images) and Kinescope (for receiving images) would make the technology possible on a commercial level. However, to make television a reality, he would have to convince the pioneer of radio broadcasting and CEO of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) – Brigadier General David Sarnoff, that the future lay in television, not radio. Zworykin’s estimate of the cost to develop television - $100K, was a bit on the low side. To Sarnoff’s dismay, it cost RCA $50 million to develop commercial television and another $70 million to develop color television.

David Sarnoff had no regrets on letting Zworykin sell him on TV, his risky investment in television created a billion dollar business and allowed mankind to “see over the horizon.” The roots of television lay in radio and it was from those ranks that the engineers, technicians, writers, directors, actors etc. would come, for the most part. Appropriately enough, television made its public debut at the 1939/40 New York World’s Fair - a.k.a. “The World of Tomorrow.” The future would have to wait until WWII ended, but in the post-WWII era the television industry expanded and matured with the goal of ten million TV sets in American homes by the mid-1950s reached. Sight and sound had been joined together, for better or worse.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E389
CEU Course Title:      Persistence of Vision
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: There’s a curious trait to the human eye that makes the motion picture possible – it’s known as Persistence of Vision. Simply understood, this is the lingering effect of an image seen through the lens of the eye, flipped upside-down on the retina (at the back of the eye) and transmitted to the brain via the optical nerve as an image. For a brief moment (after the image is no longer on the retina), the brain holds that image. This optical illusion is the foundation upon which the motion picture is based and the basic principle behind the movie camera. The first crude movie projectors and Nickelodeons were based on this principle. A series of images, each slightly different than the preceding image, when “flipped” at a certain speed would create the illusion of motion since the brain retains that previous image long enough for the motion of the cards to appear fluid. Cartoons are created in this very way. With the movie projector and celluloid film, the movie camera could capture the action in individual “frames” and when played through a fast (+4K rpm) shutter, the brain is really seeing many individual pictures (twenty-four) each second. In 1927, Al Jolson appeared in The Jazz Singer – the first talkie. By photographically combining a picture negative with a sound negative, a combined positive was produced containing both picture and sound (on a continuous sound track adjoining the picture frames of the celluloid film). This was revolutionary as was the introduction of Technicolor in later years. The movie industry was/is a unique American creation employing thousands and entertaining millions. It wouldn’t have been possible if not for a simple optical illusion known as persistence of vision

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E390
CEU Course Title:      The Magic of Light
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

Genesis 1:3

Light; without it life itself would not be possible. The ancients understood the life giving and healing properties of the sun’s rays and depicted the sun in their art as a disc with illuminating rays. As such, many ancient religions were based on sun worship. What was it about the sun’s light that could make the crops grow in the fields, provide warmth and heal wounds wondered Hippocrates and other wise men of the ancient world.

In 1666, Sir Isaac Newton solved part of the puzzle by diffusing a beam of sunshine through a prism. The full color spectrum of white light was now easily observed and the phenomenon of the rainbow better understood. In 1800, infra-red light was discovered and a year later (in 1801), German physicist Ritter discovered ultra-violet light at the other end of the light spectrum. The latter held special interest to medicine since it was observed that sunlight had the power to heal. If the power of UV light could be harnessed, it could be applied to skin diseases and cure Rickets – a vitamin D deficiency (sunlight provides the body with Vitamin D).

The human eye receives images via light and the brain translates these images, it is a marvel of creation. Like sound, light travels in waves as vibrations. Beyond our ability to see them (since they vibrate at a rate eight-thousand times as fast as visible light), X-rays allow us to see inside the human body, examine packages and reveal flaws in manufactured parts. It’s all part of the magic of light.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E391
CEU Course Title:      Radio Days
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: It arrived on the scene at the beginning of the “Roaring ‘20s” – a time of new beginnings for a world weary of a world war that took the lives of ten-thousand men each day. At first it was called Radiotelegraphy, but “Radio” was easier on the tongue and the name stuck. In 1920, there were other new and promising technologies such as the automobile and skyscrapers, but radio alone held the promise of entertaining and informing in a way never experienced before by human beings.

The breakthrough that would make commercial radio possible came with the invention of the evacuated tube - a.k.a. vacuum tube. Electronic vacuum tubes could rectify (change AC to DC), amplify etc. without which the weak audio wave could not “hitch a ride” on a carrier wave thus allowing the broadcast to reach far and wide. Amplitude Modulation (AM) was subject to electronic/atmospheric disturbances, so Frequency Modulation (FM) – much less disturbed by such interference (since the amplitude remains constant), was a natural evolution in radio technology in the post-WWII era.

The radio industry came of age in the 1920s and ‘30s allowing for the results of the Coolidge/Cox presidential contest to be announced, the first live broadcast of a political convention, the 1928 Hoover/Smith presidential election, the crash of the Hindenburg (1937) and the attack on Pearl Harbor (1941). Americans could tune in to their favorite sporting event, listen to President Roosevelt give one of his famous fireside chats, hear an opera or listen to Amos and Andy leaving much to the imagination. Radio technology advanced steadily and assisted greatly in the development of related technologies such as radar and television whose ranks of technicians, engineers, writers, directors etc. were typically filled by people who learned their trade during their radio days.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E392
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Diesel-Electric Generating Plants
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to diesel-electric generating plants to provide electric power at facilities where utility power is not available and to provide power to facilities in the event of utility power outages. You will learn about criteria for unit and plant capacities, selection of units, spinning reserve requirements, fuel selection, storage and handling, engine exhaust systems, unit cooling systems, lubricating and starting systems, foundations, cranes and hoists, and synchronous generators. You will be introduced to requirements for engine controls and instruments, generator controls and protection, and operating control. This course will give you an introduction that will allow you to move forward to design of specific projects and plants.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E393
CEU Course Title:      RADAR: RAdio Detection And Ranging
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: “...by their standing electromagnetic waves use we may produce at will, from a sending station, an electrical effect in any particular region of the globe; with which we may determine the relative position or course of a moving object, such as a vessel at sea, the distance traversed by the same, or its speed.”
Nikola Tesla, August 1917

Tesla was not the first to realize that wave energy could be reflected back off solid objects – that distinction belonged to German physicist Heinrich Hertz who demonstrated the effect in 1886. From that point on, there was steady development of the principle around the world, but Tesla saw clearly its full potential sooner than most.

In the years leading up to WWII, many countries were experimenting and developing what the British called Radio Location. Realizing the growing threat to peace from the axis powers, the United States and Great Britain pooled their resources to develop a radio location system that would have no peer. They succeeded magnificently and in 1941, the U.S. Navy’s acronym: RADAR (RAdio Detection And Ranging) stuck, eventually becoming a noun in the English language.

Starting with the 1940 Battle of Britain, to the saturation bombing of the Japanese homeland at the tail-end of the war (1945), the secret weapon of radar was employed on land, sea and air thus ensuring the allied victory. The needs of the cold war hastened further development of radar systems taking full advantage of the Doppler Effect (to allow ground targets to be observed). In the mid-1950s, IBM introduced SAGE – a sophisticated computer system to coordinate the voluminous data from radar stations and other sources. Radar had come a long way from its first use (in 1938) for directing searchlights – it was at the very heart of national defense.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E394
CEU Course Title:      Many Moons
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: The earth has always had one satellite – the moon, its natural satellite. All that changed on October 4th 1957 when Sputnik-1 (Satellite-1) – the earth’s first artificial satellite, was successfully launched into earth-orbit triggering a “Sputnik Crisis” in America. After all, if the Soviets could put a twenty-three inch diameter satellite with a radio transmitter into earth orbit, couldn’t they also put nuclear weapons into orbit and rain-down destruction on America from space?

The launching of Sputnik was a wake-up call for America’s space efforts and it was the official start of the Space Age. To answer the challenge, the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) in Huntsville Alabama, in cooperation with other government agencies and universities, retrofitted a Redstone rocket to carry an eleven-pound payload of scientific instruments and dubbed it Explorer 1. With the success of Explorer 1, the Space Race was on and in fairly quick succession additional Sputniks and Explorers were launched with more powerful rockets and ever more complex satellite packages.

In 1958, Project Echo sent a 100-foot diameter aluminized plastic balloon into an earth-orbit allowing for a telephone signal to be bounced off of it thus relaying a telephone call from New Jersey to California – it was a harbinger of greater things to come such as Telstar (1962) in the field of communication satellites. In 1960, NASA launched the first polar orbiting weather satellite and in later years the GOES satellites would, from geosynchronous orbit, monitor space weather. The Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) and the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) surveillance satellites would keep tabs on earth resources and add significantly to the national defense. Ultimately, the “Satellite of Science’ – the International Space Station (ISS), would be the high-water mark of artificial satellite technology allowing for men and women from fifteen nations to live and work together for the greater good of all mankind.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E395
CEU Course Title:      Microcontrollers: Design and Implementation
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Microcontrollers are simply microprocessors that include program and data memory and peripherals such as general-purpose input/output ports, timers, serial communications controllers, analog-to-digital converter, etc.

The purpose of this course is to describe a portion of the architecture of a simple microcontroller (namely the Atmel ATtiny2313A microcontroller) and to provide simple examples written in the C programming language that use an LED and a pushbutton. The examples utilize the timer circuit and the port registers and incorporate a timer interrupt and an external interrupt.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E396
CEU Course Title:      Environmental Qualification of Safety Related Electrical Equipment
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This three hour course is a full introduction to the subject of environmental qualification of electrical equipment for nuclear reactors. Critical components necessary to safely shut down a reactor following an accident must be assured to function in the harsh conditions that will be present. This course describes the basics of environmental qualification testing, the history of the topic and how the laws governing environmental qualification evolved. The industry standard for testing, IEEE 323, is explained along with the Federal requirements. The course also provides a plan for establishing an EQ program.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E398
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Instruments and Devices for Boiler Control 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to instruments and devices employed in boiler control systems. Both panel instruments and local devices and instruments are discussed. Requirements are provided for controllers, recorders, totalizers, indicators, status lights, annunciators, selector switches, pushbuttons, and plant control stations. You will learn about control valves, pressure regulators, solenoid valves, actuators, current-to-pneumatic converters, dampers, pressure relief valves, rupture disks, level instruments, flow instruments, temperature measurements, pressure measurements, electronic transmitters, electrical instrument switches, analyzers, flame detectors and continuous emission monitoring. You will be introduced to recommended boiler control panel instrumentation as well as local boiler devices.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E399
CEU Course Title:      Geo-magnetic Disturbances
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course explains how geo-magnetic disturbances may impact the electric power industry. The course reviews the historical solar storms and how they either impacted or could have impacted the electric power industry. The course explains how GMD’s are monitored, how they may affect the industry, and steps utilities may take to mitigate the impact of GMD’s.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E400
CEU Course Title:      Generating Electricity from Variable Renewable Sources: Effect on the Grid
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: Since its origin in the early 1920s, the U. S. electrical grid has evolved to handle power sources whose output is predictable and can be controlled. Examples are coal, oil, natural gas, and hydropower. Because the output from these sources is controllable, operators of the grid can work with power plant operators to increase or decrease power production as the load on the grid varies. Through an intricate system of load balancing developed by many people over the years, grid operators are thus able to maintain stable, high-quality electrical power in the grid. Once renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind are attached to the grid, however, problems arise: these sources of energy are variable and uncertain. The operators cannot control when the sun shines or when the wind blows. Thus operators now have to deal not only with a varying load, but also with a varying power source. This course provides an overview of the current U. S. electrical grid, including 1) how planning and operations are carried out to ensure reliability, 2) requirements for power reserves to provide continuous service in the face of equipment failure, 3) transmission technology, and 4) economic aspects. It then explores the challenges to the grid posed by high levels of variable renewable generation and some changes that are expected to occur in response to these challenges.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E401
CEU Course Title:      Protecting Birds from Power-Line Hazards
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: Every year, many birds are killed through collision with power lines or through electrocution. Electric utilities have a strong incentive to reduce these deaths because 1) power outages may result, and 2) the utilities risk prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or the Endangered Species Act. Both civil and criminal penalties may be levied.

This course describes principles that individual utilities may use to formulate an Avian Protection Plan (APP). A utility that creates an APP following these guidelines and that addresses their specific avian issues can benefit through regulatory compliance, reliability improvements, cost savings and positive recognition from regulators and customers.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E402
CEU Course Title:      Electromagnetic Pulse
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course explains how a nuclear detonation may create an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that could disable the electric power industry. The course reviews the mechanics of EMP and explains how the electric power industry is structures. The vulnerabilities of the electric power industry are discussed as well as the mitigation options available to help the industry harden their systems to protect from EMP.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E403
CEU Course Title:      DC Generators & Motors
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course explains the basic operation of direct current generators and motors. An elementary DC generator is used to explain the concepts and then practical DC devices are reviewed. The course reviews the advantages and disadvantages of different types of DC generators and motors.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E404
CEU Course Title:      AC Generators & Motors
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course explains the basic operation of alternating current generators and motors. A basic AC generator is used to explain the concepts and then practical AC devices are reviewed. The course reviews the advantages and disadvantages of different types of AC alternators and motors.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E405
CEU Course Title:      Overcurrent Protection for Electric Utility 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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This 6-hour course reviews the basics of overcurrent protection for electric distribution systems. The course discusses sectionalizing philosophy, how to calculate fault currents, the types and operation of different protective devices, and other considerations for designing an effective protective scheme.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E406
CEU Course Title:      Low Voltage Power Supplies I
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: Low Voltage Power Supplies are a key component of electronics-based products. Televisions, radios, personal computers, smartphones, solar systems and almost all electronics systems require the conversion of energy from one form to another. This course provides an overview of techniques in the design of low voltage power supplies. It is intended for readers in the electronics engineering profession or serves as an introductory material for readers in related engineering fields that may make use of low voltage power supplies to monitor and control engineering processes.

This course is the first in a three part series. Part I of the series discusses the basic building blocks of low voltage power supplies, and performance measures used in comparison and design. Parts II and III go into detail about design techniques for linear and switching voltage regulators found in low voltage power supplies.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E407
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Infrared Inspections
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course consists of a primer in the subject of infrared thermography and infrared cameras. It begins with a discussion of heat transfer. Emphasis is placed on the complex subject of thermal radiation. It progresses to an examination of infrared cameras, and provides an overview of applications for infrared thermography. It also has some sample images taken with infrared 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: E408
CEU Course Title:      Low Voltage Power Supplies II - Linear Regulators
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: Voltage regulators are a mechanism for providing a fixed DC voltage that does not vary from its nominal value under changing conditions of the input to the regulator and the load drawn from the regulator. Linear voltage regulators are one of the two major types of regulators; linear and switching. They can be found in many of the electronic devices found in the home and work place.

This course is the second in a three part series about Low Voltage Power Supplies. The first part, Linear Voltage Power Supplies I, was an overview of DC power supply designs and architectures. Linear voltage regulators were introduced and discussed at a very high level. This course goes into detail about design considerations and the operation of linear voltage regulators. Principles of operation are explained in detail and insight into their design is presented. The course includes the design of a linear voltage regulator from discrete components and how integrated circuits can be used to replace major functions. The design of high current voltage regulators using multiple low current regulators is presented. The audience should be familiar with principles of transistors and circuit theory to effectively use the material presented.

After completing this course and the previous course in the series, Low Voltage Power Supplies I, the attendees should be able to design a basic fixed, low voltage, regulated power supply. The audience should also be able to understand how to select commercial power supplies for a particular 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: E409
CEU Course Title:      Commissioning Major Electrical 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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This course focuses on establishing the minimum requirements for commissioning major electrical systems and provides the information necessary for the successful planning and implementation of these commissioning activities that are to support facilities. Part of the commissioning process (sometimes referred to as “acceptance testing”) includes all activities relating to the achievement phase of such projects as well as the verification phase, which includes testing, acceptance and final documentation. At the conclusion of the commissioning process, the performance of mechanical systems should meet design intent as well as the owner and occupant needs.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E410
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Solar Energy System Fundamentals
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to solar energy system fundamentals. A solar thermal energy collection system (or "solar system" for short) is defined as a set of equipment that intercepts incident solar radiation and stores it as useful thermal energy to offset or eliminate the need for fossil fuel consumption. Four basic functions are performed by a typical solar system and 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: E411
CEU Course Title:      US Frequency Allocation Chart
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: Often without realizing it, we all use the radio spectrum in our everyday lives. The list of devices that use radio frequency emissions is long, and includes cell phones, Wi-Fi access points, automated toll systems, GPS navigation systems and television broadcast systems. Unintended radio frequency emissions also exist, such as microwave oven leakage, interference from computer systems, as well as poorly designed and maintained radio equipment. Without an orderly allocation of frequencies for each use, these systems would not work reliably and could jeopardize 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: E412
CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency – LED Lighting
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course is an overview of the lighting market in the United States and how LED lighting will help reduce energy consumption in the future. The course reviews the fundamentals of lighting, how LEDs work as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of LED lighting. Finally the course discusses how LED lights may be used in different 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: E412T
CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency – LED Lighting (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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course is an overview of the lighting market in the United States and how LED lighting will help reduce energy consumption in the future. The course reviews the fundamentals of lighting, how LEDs work as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of LED lighting. Finally the course discusses how LED lights may be used in different 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: E413
CEU Course Title:      Wye-Delta Motor Starters
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course presents the principles of wye-delta motor starting. Wye-delta motor starters require a special type of motor that can be started in a wye configuration and then switched on-the-fly to run in a delta configuration. When a wye-start/delta-run motor is started in a wye configuration, the motor pulls only one-third of its normal starting current. Sizing of the power conductors between the power source and the motor starter, as well as between the motor starter and the motor, are described in this course, with pertinent National Electrical Code references.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E414
CEU Course Title:      Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities as Class I, Division 1 and Division 2
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
Online Course Price:    $299
PDH Course Description: This course presents the guidelines for classifying locations Class I, Division 1 and Class I, Division 2 at petroleum facilities for the selection and installation of electrical equipment. These guidelines are based upon a level of knowledge gained through experience and through the successful application of these guidelines in the refining, drilling, and producing, and pipeline segments of the petroleum industry. The course is intended as only a guide and requires the application of sound engineering judgment. Electrical installations in areas where flammable liquids, flammable gases or vapors, or combustible liquids are produced, processed, stored, or otherwise handled can be suitably designed if the locations of potential sources of release and accumulation are clearly defined. Once a location has been classified, requirements for electrical equipment and associated wiring should be determined from applicable publications.

The course materials are based entirely on the “Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities as Class I, Division 1 and Division 2” API RP500, Third Edition, December 2012. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of the “Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities as Class I, Division 1 and Division 2 API RP500, Third Edition, December 2012” or have access to a copy of this publication. This is a very useful resource and is recommended that all practicing electrical or project engineers involved in electrical installations and associated equipment engineering and design, construction, or maintenance should be familiar with and up to date with the guidelines in this practice.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E415
CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency: Plug Load 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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course discusses methods to control energy consumption due to portable and semi-portable devices that are plugged into electrical outlets. These “plug loads” are a growing source of energy consumption and there are several unique products in the marketplace to help users manage these energy loads. This course will review the size of the problem with plug loads, what can be done to manage these loads and the course also reviews a few representative products that are available today to help manage the consumption.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E416
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Exterior Electrical Power 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This publication provides policy and guidance for design criteria and standards for electrical power and distribution systems. The information provided here must be utilized by electrical engineers in the development of the plans, specifications, and calculations, and must serve as the minimum electrical design requirements. It is applicable to the traditional electrical services customary for Design-Bid-Build construction contracts and for Design-Build construction contracts. Project conditions may dictate the need for a design that exceeds these minimum requirements. Onsite generation is not addressed by this publication. The design criteria and standards contained within are the minimum requirements acceptable for installations for efficiency, economy, durability, maintainability, and reliability of electrical power supply and distribution systems. The criteria and standards herein are not intended to be retroactively mandatory.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E417
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Electrical Generators for Power Plants
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This publication provides an introduction to electrical generators for power generating plants.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E418
CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency – Fluorescent Lighting
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course is an overview of the lighting market in the United States and how Fluorescent lighting is used in the energy markets. The course reviews the fundamentals of lighting, how Fluorescent lamps work as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of Fluorescent lighting. Finally the course discusses how Fluorescent lamps may be used in different 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: E419
CEU Course Title:      Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics
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
Online Course Price:    $285
PDH Course Description: Electricity is all around us–powering technology like our cars, computers and mobile phones. Electrical power and electronics industry are now the backbone of our modern society. This course introduces the history of electrical and electronic technology development, the fundamental concepts of DC/AC electricity, and the characteristics of semiconductor devices and circuits. Emphasis is placed on DC/AC circuits, components, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to appreciate the vital role played by electricity and electronics in our life, and be able to identify, construct, verify, and analyze simple DC/AC circuits. The course contents are based primarily on a film entitled "Understanding Electricity" by the Discovery Channel and a Federal Aviation Administration publication "Basic Electricity" (Chapter 10 in FAA-8083-30). 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: E419W
CEU Course Title:      Understanding Electricity (4-hour session) (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
Online Course Price:    $220
PDH Course Description: Electricity is all around us–powering technology like our lights, computers and mobile phones. It has become a part of modern life. This course introduces the fundamental concepts and theories of DC/AC electricity. Emphasis is placed on DC/AC circuits, components, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, construct, verify, and analyze simple DC/AC circuits. 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: E420W
CEU Course Title:      Managing Energy at Water and Wastewater Facilities (Live Webinar)PE
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   8 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   8 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.8 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   8 LU
Online Course Price:    $440
PDH Course Description: Providing wastewater and drinking water service to citizens requires energy – and a lot of it. The twin problems of steadily rising energy costs and climate change have therefore made the issue of energy management one of the most salient issues facing water and wastewater utilities. Energy management is also at the heart of efforts across the entire sector to ensure utility operations are sustainable in the future. More and more utilities are realizing that a systematic approach for managing the full range of energy challenges they face is the best way to ensure that these issues are addressed on an ongoing basis in order to reduce climate impacts, save money and remain sustainable. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has recognized the issue across all industries and developed an international standard for developing and implementing an Energy Management System (EnMS), referred to as ISO 50001.

This course will look at developing an energy management system (EnMS) utilizing Deming’s Plan-Do-Check-Act approach to identify, implement, measure and improve energy efficiency and renewable opportunities at their utilities. It will utilize two US EPA publications: “Ensuring a Sustainable Future: An Energy Management Guidebook for Wastewater and Water Utilities” and “Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Facilities.”

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E421
CEU Course Title:      Electric Vehicles 101
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
Online Course Price:    $35
PDH Course Description: As countries seek to address future energy requirements in a rapidly growing and changing world, achieving sustainable transportation has emerged as a vital mission. Electric vehicles (EVs), in particular, represent one of the most promising pathways to increased energy security and reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. In this course, we will review the history of electric vehicles since 1800s, examine their advantages and disadvantages, and discuss main power components and their functions in an electric vehicle. In addition, we will explore the design considerations and trend of the infrastructure for EVs.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E421W
CEU Course Title:      Electric Vehicles 101 (2 Hour Program) (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
Online Course Price:    $110
PDH Course Description: As countries seek to address future energy requirements in a rapidly growing and changing world, achieving sustainable transportation has emerged as a vital mission. Electric vehicles (EVs), in particular, represent one of the most promising pathways to increased energy security and reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. In this webinar, we will review the history of electric vehicles since 1800s, examine the global trend in EV production, and discuss the recent advances in battery power/management - the most critical component in an electrical vehicle.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E422
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction Sustainable 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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This publication discusses how to provide sustainable lighting design to achieve the required LEED or other certification level in accordance with owner’s objectives. Incorporating sustainable goals into the design process requires a careful analysis of both the cost and the benefits of the strategies outlined in the rating system. Any design strategy has both synergies and tradeoffs with other building systems and the project budget. Lighting design addresses several sustainable issues and presents multiple strategies that can be considered in a particular project: daylight utilization, lighting controls, energy efficiency, materials, light pollution, and light trespass. All of these issues have significant impacts on the project budget that can best be evaluated with a life-cycle cost analysis. Additionally, the most sustainable solution to a new building project may be to renovate an existing building. In this situation, certain lighting issues must be addressed to improve the efficiency and visibility of an existing 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: E423
CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency – HID Lighting
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course is an overview of the lighting market in the United States and how High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting is used in the energy markets. The course reviews the fundamentals of lighting, how HID lamps work as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of HID lighting. The course discusses the differences among HID lighting types and how they are typically used.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E424
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Interior Electrical Distribution 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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This publication provides an introduction to interior electrical distribution systems for buildings and related infrastructure. Topics covered include transformers, service entrances, switchgear, switchboards, panelboards, motor controls and motor control centers.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E425
CEU Course Title:      Solar Still – Distillation
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: Solar distillation is a process in which water is evaporated and thus separated from salts and impurities and collected back as a pure water. The course contents covers basics of distillation process, types of distillation, heat transfer in solar still and other alternatives of solar still for desalination of 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: E426
CEU Course Title:      Voltage Drop Calculations
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course presents the principles of voltage drop calculations, with several different types of voltage drop formulas and pertinent National Electrical Code references.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E427
CEU Course Title:      Standard AC System Voltages (600 V and Less)
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This course presents the standard low-voltage (600 V and less) AC systems that are available in the United States of America. The relationship between wye (line-to-neutral) and delta (line-to-line) voltages is clearly illustrated, as well as several other arrangements or connections, such as “high leg” delta.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E428
CEU Course Title:      Revisions for the 2014 National Electrical Code® - Part 1
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course is intended to familiarize the reader with the major changes contained in the 2014 National Electrical Code®. It is suitable for anyone exposed to the NEC® at any level. The course addresses Code revisions that apply to all types of occupancies: residential, commercial, and industrial. Part 1 of this 3-part series covers Code-wide changes through Article 240. The course covers only major Code changes, but provides depth of coverage. Existing NEC requirements related to certain changes are reviewed. An attempt is made to tie the entire NEC together through the study of the latest 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: E428W
CEU Course Title:      Key Revisions for the 2014 National Electrical Code® (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
Online Course Price:    $110
PDH Course Description: This course is intended to familiarize students with the major changes contained in the 2014 National Electrical Code®. It is suitable for anyone exposed to the NEC® at any level. The course addresses Code revisions that apply to all types of occupancies: residential, commercial, and industrial. The course covers only major Code changes. An attempt is made to tie the entire NEC together through the study of the latest changes by presenting information on how to use the Code.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E429
CEU Course Title:      Revisions for the 2014 National Electrical Code® - Part 2
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course is intended to familiarize the reader with the major changes contained in the 2014 National Electrical Code®. It is suitable for anyone exposed to the NEC® at any level. The course addresses Code revisions that apply to all types of occupancies: residential, commercial, and industrial. Part 2 of this 3-part series covers Article 250 through Article 424. The course covers only major Code changes, but provides depth of coverage. Existing NEC requirements related to certain changes are reviewed. An attempt is made to tie the entire NEC together through the study of the latest 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: E430
CEU Course Title:      Revisions for the 2014 National Electrical Code® - Part 3
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course is intended to familiarize the reader with the major changes contained in the 2014 National Electrical Code®. It is suitable for anyone exposed to the NEC® at any level. The course addresses Code revisions that apply to all types of occupancies: residential, commercial, and industrial. Part 3 of this 3-part series covers Article 445 through Informative Annex J. The course covers only major Code changes, but provides depth of coverage. Existing NEC requirements related to certain changes are reviewed. An attempt is made to tie the entire NEC together through the study of the latest 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: E431
CEU Course Title:      The Square Root of Three (√3) in Electrical Calculations
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course presents the reasons that the square root of three (√3) is used in three-phase electrical calculations. Topics that are covered include three-phase wye-delta voltages, line currents, balanced and unbalanced delta-connected and wye-connected loads, KVA ratings of transformer banks, and three-phase voltage drop calculations.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E432W
CEU Course Title:      Electric Vehicles 101 (Live Webinar)PE, RA, AIA
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
Online Course Price:    $220
PDH Course Description: As countries seek to address future energy requirements in a rapidly growing and changing world, achieving sustainable transportation has emerged as a vital mission. Electric vehicles (EVs), in particular, represent one of the most promising pathways to increased energy security and reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants. In this webinar, we will review the history of electric vehicles since 1800s, examine the global trend in EV production, and discuss the recent advances in battery power/management - the most critical component in an electrical vehicle. In addition, we will explore the newcomer Tesla Model S and take a virtual tour of Tesla Motors - the most promising startup automaker in the world.



Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E435
CEU Course Title:      A Guide to Electric Vehicles
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $39
PDH Course Description: Over the past decade, the pace of technological developments in the automotive industry has picked up considerably as vehicle manufacturers focus on increasing the fuel efficiency of their vehicles and cutting CO2 emissions. As a result, we see more and more hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and all-electric vehicles (EVs) on the road. In this course, we will review the history of electric vehicles since 1800s, discuss various types of electric and hybrid electric vehicles, and examine their advantages and disadvantages. In addition, we will go over the infrastructure for charging plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) and some frequently asked questions related to EVs.

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E435T
CEU Course Title:      A Guide to Electric Vehicles (Timed & Monitored)
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $39
PDH Course Description: Over the past decade, the pace of technological developments in the automotive industry has picked up considerably as vehicle manufacturers focus on increasing the fuel efficiency of their vehicles and cutting CO2 emissions. As a result, we see more and more hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and all-electric vehicles (EVs) on the road. In this course, we will review the history of electric vehicles since 1800s, discuss various types of electric and hybrid electric vehicles, and examine their advantages and disadvantages. In addition, we will go over the infrastructure for charging plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs) and some frequently asked questions related to EVs.


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E437
CEU Course Title:      Voltage Frequencies & Levels Variations and Foreign Electrical 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course discusses the sensitivity of the electrical systems to voltage levels and frequency variations. The course also provides guidance required to identify the voltage and frequency standards of various foreign countries for both medium and low voltage system. Foreign countries around the world use different electrical standards for voltage and frequency than those of the United States. Some electrical equipment will operate properly at an electrical frequency of either 50 or 60 Hz. Equipment designed for 60 Hz that will not operate properly at 50 Hz is termed “50 Hz sensitive,” and equipment designed for 50 Hz that will not operate properly at 60 Hz is termed “60 Hz sensitive.”

This course also discusses the effects of voltage and frequency variations on the performance of induction motors. Topics such as over and undervolatge, high or low frequency, unbalanced voltage, and single phase operation of the motors is discussed and illustrated

Appendix B covers identification of various low and medium voltage levels, along with the system frequencies, used by countries around the world. Derating factors are discussed and developed for the six generic types of equipment in chapter 3. Appendix C summarizes the derating factors presented in chapter 3 for different voltage and frequency environments.

Appendix A contains a list of publications referenced 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: E438
CEU Course Title:      Nuclear Accidents
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course is intended to provide an understanding of the three major reactor accidents (Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima) that have occurred at commercial nuclear power plants.

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


Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E441
CEU Course Title:      2014 National Electric Code
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: The 2014 revision of NFPA 70, the National Electric Code, has been adopted by many (but not all) States. Regardless, it is the best reference for safe, effective electrical design for facilities. This course will attempt to summarize all critically important content in the 1,000 page Code. It will be severely summarized and, necessarily, some content will be omitted. On the other hand, reference numbers are included for each topic so that the actual extended wording can be easily accessed. The special value of this course is the ACTION paragraph for each quoted section of the Code, followed by a brief discussion.

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: E441W
CEU Course Title:      2014 National Electric Code (4-Hour 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
Online Course Price:    $220
PDH Course Description: The 2014 revision of NFPA 70, the National Electric Code, has been adopted by many (but not all) States. Regardless, it is the best reference for safe, effective electrical design for facilities. This course will attempt to summarize all critically important content in the 1,000 page Code. It will be severely summarized and, necessarily, some content will be omitted. On the other hand, reference numbers are included for each topic so that the actual extended wording can be easily accessed. The special value of this course is the ACTION paragraph for each quoted section of the Code, followed by a brief discussion.

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: E442
CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency – Halogen Lighting
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course is an overview of the lighting market in the United States and how Halogen lighting is used in the energy markets. The course reviews the fundamentals of lighting, how Halogen lamps work as well as the advantages and disadvantages of Halogen lighting.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E443
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Subsea Engineering for Electrical Engineers
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Subsea engineering is one of the most important, yet most technically difficult, aspects of the offshore petroleum industry. Many professionals, including chemical, control system, petroleum, mechanical, electrical, and reservoir engineers contribute to the subsea and deepwater engineering industry. Electrical engineer is an important role in designing, developing, and implementing a subsea production system. This course addresses the basic technology, terminology, and composition of various electronic and electrical components in a subsea production 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: E444
CEU Course Title:      Instrumentation & Process Control Automation Guidebook, Part 3
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
Online Course Price:    $179
PDH Course Description: This course is a basic introduction for Instrumentation & Process Control that is a section of technology that deals with the science that applies and develops techniques for measuring and controls of equipment and industrial processes. Process control has a broad concept and may be applied to any automated systems such as, a complex robot or to a common process control system as a pneumatic valve controlling the flow of water, oil or steam in a pipe.

This study includes the control manners, in which power fluids act in tanks, pipes, hoses, cylinders and valves, dealing with their electric, pneumatic and hydraulic instruments, no matter if automatic or manual handling. Fluid power is the energy transmitted and controlled by means of a pressurized fluid, either liquid or gas. The term fluid power applies to both hydraulics and pneumatics. Hydraulics (oil or water) use liquids under pressure, while pneumatics use compressed air or other neutral gases.

Industries such as petrochemical, steel, food, paper, and so on, where the instrumentation is responsible for the maximum yield of a process, causing that all energy be transformed into a controlled work. There are many types of instrumentation, as can be seen in the table above. Our main subject is only process control. Thus, the main variables that reflect energy transfers in the process controls are: pressure, level, flow and temperature; called as process variables.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E445
CEU Course Title:      Spread Spectrum via Linear Shift-Register Sequences
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
Online Course Price:    $149
PDH Course Description: This course covers Direct-Sequence Spread-Spectrum: the generation and properties of binary sequences used in digital communications, radar, sonar, CDMA cellular communications, and GPS.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E446
CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency: Building Insulation - Volume I
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course covers the theory of insulation, how it works, and the types of insulating products available. The course also covers the basics of moisture migration and the regulatory and environmental aspects of insulating products.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E447
CEU Course Title:      Energy Efficiency: Building Insulation - Volume II
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course covers the application of thermal insulation to a residential structure. This is the second in a two-course series on residential insulation. Volume I covered the theory of insulation, how it works, and the types of insulating products available. Volume II covers the application of these products, including the payback for adding insulation, the best types of insulation to use in each area of a house and how to apply the insulation.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E448
CEU Course Title:      PLC & Fieldbus Control Systems - Automation Guidebook, Part 4
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
Online Course Price:    $229
PDH Course Description: This course is a basic introduction for PLC & Fieldbus Control Systems that is a section of the automation technology that deals with the science that applies and develops programmable techniques and fieldbus control systems for equipment and industrial processes.

PLC is defined as a "solid-state industrial control device which receives signals from user supplied controlled devices, such as sensors and switches, implements them in a precise pattern determined by ladder-diagram-based application progress stored in user memory, and provides outputs for control of processes or user-supplied devices, such as relays or motor starters". The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) defines a PLC as a "digitally operating electronic apparatus which uses a programmable memory for the internal storage of instructions.

A PLC input device means anything that can influence the programs operation. These can consist of digital and analogue, switches, sensors, intelligent devices. Digital input cards handle discrete devices such as pushbuttons, micro-switches, selector switches, photocells and proximity sensors which give a signal that has only two states. They are either on or off, what's called “bit device”. There are many types of PLCs and Fieldbus systems. The Fieldbus communication protocols and Distributed Control Systems (DCS), were early used to control manufacturing processes continuous or batch-oriented, such as oil refining, petrochemicals, central station power generation, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage manufacturing, cement production, steelmaking, papermaking and many other consolidated processes. Fieldbus is an industrial network system used in process control and industrial automation, as a way to connect instruments in a manufacturing plant. Fieldbus is the name of a family of industrial computer network protocols used for a real-time distributed control, standardized today, as IEC 61158. Field is an abstraction of equipment plant levels. Bus is a well-known word in computer science as a set of common line that electrically (or optically) connects various circuits in order to transfer the data among them.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E449
CEU Course Title:      Cabling Network, Wireless & Fiber Optics Installation Standards
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
Online Course Price:    $249
PDH Course Description: This course is a basic introduction for Cabling Network, Wireless & Fiber Optics, that is a section of the cabling technology that deals with the science that applies and develops standard cables manufacturing and network techniques for use in equipment and industrial processes. Cabling network consists of various systems, containing any combination of electrical equipment, computers, printers, terminals, audio, visual display devices and telephones, interconnected by cables to transmit and receive power or information.

Electric-power transmission is the bulk transfer of electrical energy, from generating power plants to electrical substations located near demand centers. The rapid industrialization in 20th century made electrical transmission lines and grids a critical infrastructure item in most industrialized nations. The interconnection of local generation plants and small distribution networks, was greatly spread after World War II. Later these generating plants were connected to supply civil loads through long-distance transmission.

Structured Cabling System is the wiring network that carries data, voice, multimedia, security, wireless connections, throughout a building or an industrial plant, including cabling, connecting hardwares, equipment and telecommunication rooms. The need for increased bandwidth grows and applications are continually more complex, thus, TIA/EIA-568B specifies several “categories” for both components and cables. Today, the most common application of wireless systems and 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) have a large backbone connecting high-speed LANs.

Since optical fibers were developed, this technology represented a revolution in the way of conveying information. The optical fiber has been used to transmit voice, television and data signals by light waves, by means of thin and flexible wires, consisting of glass or plastic. Optical fibers are now proven, approved, and in reality a recognized technology. Optical fibers have a vast field of study. The understanding of optical segments, electronic and communications comes to be, very important to the study of optical structures.

Fieldbus is an industrial network system used in process control and industrial automation, as a way to connect instruments in a manufacturing plant. Fieldbus is the name of a family of industrial computer network protocols used for a real-time distributed control, standardized today, as IEC 61158. Field is an abstraction of equipment plant levels. Bus is a well-known word in computer science as a set of common line that electrically (or optically) connects various circuits in order to transfer the data among them.

The new network cabling technology FTTP (Fiber-to-the-Premises) or FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home), provides and end-to-end fiber optic connection to a home or building and can deliver faster speeds, and offer flexibility where is necessary to share a high speed fiber broadband with a mixture of wired and wireless connectivity or just pure wireless connectivity without the need of a main computer server.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E450
CEU Course Title:      Understanding Three-Phase Transformers
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Understanding Three-Phase Transformers briefly reviews the fundamentals of single-phase transformers, beginning with the ideal transformer model and the circuit model which accounts for losses. Next, a presentation of the per-unit system of calculation is made, stressing why it is useful for transformer problems. Then, a comprehensive view of transformer impedance is presented, explaining why impedance is stated in percent and not ohms, and detailing how impedance is measured. The significance of transformer impedance on system operation, particularly voltage drop and short circuit current, is also explained.

Next, the course explores the most common three-phase connections – the delta and the wye. Three-phase transformations (the most widely used transformer connections in industry) are explored, including a universal method of analyzing any transformer connection using a per-unit current approach. The delta-wye transformation will be studied in detail, particularly the reasons for the magnitude change and phase shift. Then, application of the per-unit current analysis method will be shown for transformer connections more complicated than the delta-wye.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E451
CEU Course Title:      Designing to NFPA 720-2015, Carbon Monoxide Alarms
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course is a section by section review of NFPA 720-2015, Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment. It emphasizes critical design information and skips over content not deemed important to facility designers and specifiers of fire alarm and carbon monoxide alarms.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E452
CEU Course Title:      Process Control Systems Types & Selection
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: The methods for assisting with determining the types of controls and/or systems that could be employed for small to large process control systems.

Functional Description (FD)

Process Flow Diagram (PFD)

Piping/Process and Instrument Diagram (P&ID)

Instrument Index (II)



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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E453
CEU Course Title:      IEEE Standard for Performance of Adjustable Speed AC Drives Rated 375 kW and Larger
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
Online Course Price:    $179
PDH Course Description: This 7-hour course covers the performance standards for adjustable speed AC drives rated above 375 kW and above 750 V output voltage as used in petrochemical and similar applications.

The course materials are based entirely on IEEE Std. 1566-2005 IEEE Standard for Performance of Adjustable Speed AC Drives Rated 375 kW and Larger. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of IEEE Std. 1566-2005 IEEE Standard for Performance of Adjustable Speed AC Drives Rated 375 kW and Larger. This is a very useful resource and is recommended for all practicing electrical or project engineers involved in the specification, design, protection, installation, and maintenance of Adjustable Speed Drives rated 375 kW and larger.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E454
CEU Course Title:      Broadband Over Power Lines
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour explains how the Nation’s electric power grid could be used to delivery broadband internet service to every home or business that receives electricity. Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) is a new technology that may be able to compete with CATV and DSL services and is poised to provide a third alternative for internet service.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E455
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to 400 Hz Electrical Distribution 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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course includes information necessary for the proper design of 400-Hertz (Hz) conversion, distribution, and utilization systems. Special regard is paid to systems utilizing medium-voltage distribution. Systems supplying 400 Hz for ground-power operations use frequency conversion equipment to change 60-Hz input to 400-Hz output. Rotary converters (motor generator sets) or solid state converters are used for this purpose. Fixed service point units to which avionics equipment and aircraft are connected are supplied from either nearby frequency conversion assemblies over a low-voltage feeder system or from a more remotely located 400-Hz central plant using medium-voltage feeders.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E456
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Impressed Current Cathodic Protection
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to impressed current cathodic protection systems. There are two principle methods of providing cathodic protection: sacrificial anode and impressed current. The primary advantage of impressed current cathodic protection systems over sacrificial anode cathodic protection systems is that the driving potential of the impressed current systems is not limited by the corrosion potential of an active metal. The ability to select appropriate driving potentials, and to adjust the driving potential after system installation, gives the designer and operator of impressed current cathodic protection systems additional flexibility to compensate for changing environmental conditions. The primary advantage of this variable driving potential in the design of impressed current cathodic protection systems is the ability to select the location of anode beds for an optimum distribution of protective current with a minimum of interference. The variable driving potential available in impressed current systems also allows the protection of structures in high resistivity environments where the output of sacrificial anodes is severely limited. The primary operational benefit of variable driving potential is the ability to adjust the system for changes in soil resistivity, anode condition, structure surface (coating) condition and additions to the structure.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E457
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Sacrificial Anode Cathodic Protection
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course will provide you with an introduction to the methods, equipment and practices for design and operation of sacrificial anode cathodic protection 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: E458
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Electrical Safety: Aerial Lines
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course includes specific requirements for poles and structures, pole-mounted equipment, and aerial lines. Requirements addressed include pole handling and erection, climbing and working on poles, stringing of lines, working around pole-mounted lighting and other equipment, tool handling, and tree and brush trimming adjacent to an aerial line right-of-way. Additional safety requirements are needed for aerial line work since climbing poles is often necessary. Not all work can be accomplished from aerial lifts. Electrical workers must both recognize electrical hazards, and be trained how to prevent falls. This includes training in safe climbing procedures when the structure design cannot accommodate optimum fall protection load requirements.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E459
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Electrical Safety: Substations and Switchgear
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to electrical safety when working around substations and switchgear. A substation provides a protected area for switching power circuits and may include transforming power from one voltage to another. For the purposes of this discussion, substation refers to substations and switching stations. A substation presents an inherent safety hazard because usually only some portions of the substation apparatus can be deenergized for maintenance. For safe operation and maintenance, a thorough knowledge of the substation, including aerial and underground line connections, is necessary. Systems are designed to be safe to operate if maintained properly. Operating safely requires maintenance to be done in a manner that eliminates risks and requires knowledge of the work area, its hazards, and its design basis.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E460
CEU Course Title:      Designing to NFPA 731-2015, Electronic Security 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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course is a section by section review of NFPA 731-2015, Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems. It emphasizes critical design information and skips over content not deemed important to facility designers and specifiers of security 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: E461
CEU Course Title:      IEEE Std C57.12.34-2009, "IEEE Standard for Requirements for Pad-Mounted Transformer"
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course covers certain electrical, dimensional, and mechanical characteristics and takes into consideration certain safety features of three-phase, 60 Hz, liquid-filled, self-cooled, pad-mounted, compartment-type distribution transformers.

The course materials are based entirely on IEEE Std. C57.12.34-2009 IEEE Standard for Requirements Pad-Mounted, Compartmental-Type, Self-Cooled, Three-Phase Distribution Transformers, 5 MVA and Smaller; High Voltage, 34.5 kV Nominal System Voltage and Below; Low Voltage, 15 kV Nominal System Voltage and Below. It will be necessary for the student to obtain a copy of IEEE Std. C57.12.34-2009. This is a very useful resource that assists individuals, organizations, and suppliers involved in the specification, design, installation, and maintenance of three-phase, 60 Hz, liquid-filled, self-cooled, pad-mounted, compartment-type distribution transformers. The standard is intended for use as a basis for determining performance, interchangeability, and safety of the equipment covered and to assist in the proper selection of such equipment.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E462
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Electrical Safety: Underground and Low Voltage Interior
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course provides electrical safety guidance when working with underground electrical systems and low voltage interior systems. It applies to underground work in manholes, vaults, and handholes; work on duct lines, trenches, and underground cables; and work on ground-mounted and underground equipment associated with underground electrical lines. It also discusses electrical safety for low voltage interior systems, circuits and equipment.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E463
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Energy Efficient HVAC Controls
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course covers automatic temperature and humidity controls, space pressurization controls, safety controls, and energy monitoring and central supervisory control systems for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The control system shall be a complete, reliable, fully functional, maintainable, fully integrated, addressable, control system that has been properly designed, installed, and commissioned. In existing facilities, the design shall be integrated and interfaced into the existing control system so that the new equipment and conditions can be controlled and monitored similar to the existing controlled equipment.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E464
CEU Course Title:      Optical Fibers, Lasers and Modulators
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Ever look at fiber in a conduit and wonder about what is going on inside that plastic jacket? Ever wonder about how you can get information sent to you from a computer in another continent, and not pay for the computer time, or the long distance transmission? This has been made possible by the great reduction of the cost of data transmission, largely due to fiber optics. The goal is to familiarize the reader with the devices used in these fiber optic systems. Optical fiber, and some of its limitations are discussed. Semi-conductor lasers, detectors, and modulators are introduced. Various advantages and disadvantages of methods of modulating the data are discussed. Laser safety is also introduced as it applies to these fiber optic 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: E465
CEU Course Title:      Fiber Optic Serial Communication
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Ever look at fiber in a conduit and wonder about what is going on inside that plastic jacket? Ever wonder about how you can get information sent to you from a computer in another continent, and not pay for the computer time, or the long distance transmission? This has been made possible by the great reduction of the cost of data transmission, largely due to fiber optics. The goal is to familiarize the reader with the typical serial communication schemes used in fiber optic systems. Concepts of evaluating signal quality are introduced, as well as some theory of operation of the systems as well as sampling oscilloscopes. Metrics such as inter-symbol interference, jitter, and signal to noise are introduced. The idea of stressed EYE testing of receivers is explained. The IEEE 802.3aq standard for 10GBASE-LRM is used as an example for several of these concepts. It would be helpful, but not necessary, that the reader have some familiarity with the concepts of semiconductor laser, detectors, and modulators. Laser safety is also introduced as it applies to these fiber optic 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: E466
CEU Course Title:      Relays and Contactors
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Relays are the critical components of circuits that control the operation of electrical gear of a wide variety. Relays are the physical means whereby a predetermined logic is converted into a working electrical circuit. There are numerous types of relays, each of which is intended for a specific type of application. To understand control circuits, a person would be well advised to understand relays as well as their respective features and limitations. Whereas contactors are similar to relays the differences merit 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: E467
CEU Course Title:      Electrical Instruments and Meters
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Electrical instruments of a wide variety are needed for the installation, maintenance and analysis of electrical installations. It behooves engineers and electricians to be familiar with all of these devices as well their respective capabilities and limitations. This course provides a brief review of the instruments and meters commonly used today to measure the properties of electrical power 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: E468
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume I – Design Parameters
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This 2-hour course is the first of a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This course gives an overview of the entire process and explains the main factors that must be considering, including siting issues and drawing and other documents required.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E469
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume II - Physical Layout
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course is the second of a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This course covers the general layout of a substation, typical bus configurations, insulation protection, substation insulators, and clearances.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E470
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume III – Conductors & Bus
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course is the third of a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This course looks at conductors, bus and bus design including clearances and mechanical loadings.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E471
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume IV – Power Transformers
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course is the fourth in a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This volume covers the design and operation of power transformers used in electrical substations and includes information on ratings, types, auxiliary equipment, test and mobile transformers.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E472
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume V – Circuit Interrupting Devices
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course is the fifth in a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This volume covers circuit interrupting devices such as circuit breakers, circuit switchers, metal clad switchgear, and reclosers.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E473
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume VI – Voltage Regulators and Capacitors
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course is the sixth in a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This volume covers voltage regulators and capacitors as they are used in substations.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E474
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume VII – Other Major Equipment
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course is the seventh in a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This volume covers non-oil filled substation equipment that is used in substations.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E475
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume VIII – Site and Foundation 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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course is one of a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This course covers the design issues related to site design and preparation and the design of foundations for the substation structures. Control house design issues are also 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: E476
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume IX – Structures
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   3 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   3 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.3 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   3 LU
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course is the ninth in a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This course is a brief introduction to the structural design factors for substations.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E477
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume X – Grounding
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course is the tenth in a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This volume covers the design of the ground grid and discusses methods to protect the ground grid from corrosion.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E478
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume XI – Relaying
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This 5-hour course is the eleventh in a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This volume covers the operation and application of protective relays and relaying schemes for substations.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E479
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume XII – Auxiliary 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This 4-hour course is the twelfth in a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This volume covers auxiliary systems which includes AC auxiliary systems, DC auxiliary systems, substation automation, and substation 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: E480
CEU Course Title:      Substations – Volume XIII – Insulated Cables & Raceways
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This 3-hour course is the thirteenth and final course in a series of courses on the design of electrical substations. This volume covers insulated cables and raceways. Both 600 volt and primary voltage cables are discussed. Numerous forms of raceways are covered including direct bury, duct banks, trench raceways, and overhead raceways.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E482
CEU Course Title:      Networking for Introverts
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Learn a foolproof formula for expanding your network and finding new opportunities – all without the need of Xanex!

How can you expand your opportunities to increases your income, develop new ventures, and enjoy your work to a greater level. One thing has ALWAYS worked – expanding your network.

But if you are like me, networking sounds like a painful process carried out by phony people pretending to be friends with others. That is what I thought. And I hated the idea. Then I learned the formula.

This is not a course on how to go to meetings, look people in the eye, and shake hands. Nor is this about how to setup your LinkedIn profile. We are talking taking this to a new level and doing so without changing your personality. You can be who you are and win in networking.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E483
CEU Course Title:      Calculating Nonlinear Power
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: In recent decades the increasing capabilities of thyristors has contributed to an ever expanding variety of new and popular electrical devices. Along with this use of thyristors there has been a widespread introduction of harmonics and nonlinear currents into electrical circuits. These harmonic currents cause distortions in the shape of currents and deviations from the preferred sinusoidal profile. At times there is a need to quantify the power associated with these nonlinear currents. Many wattmeters and watt-hour meters will not accurately measure power in a nonlinear circuit, so there is need at times for the computation of nonlinear power.

In linear circuits the voltages and currents may be readily described by sine wave functions. The computation of power is straightforward when the voltages and currents are in the shape of a sine wave. Not so in nonlinear circuits. This course outlines a method of calculating the power of nonlinear circuits.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E484
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Switchgear for Auxiliary Power 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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This publication contains guidance for operation, maintenance and repair of switchgear in auxiliary electric power generating and distribution systems. Discussed are relays, instrumentation, transfer switches, regulators, and both low and medium voltage elements.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E485
CEU Course Title:      Basic Reliability Analysis of Electrical Power 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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: Reliability is most often expressed as the frequency of interruptions and expected number of hours of interruptions during one year of system operation. A reliability index is the probability that a device will function without failure over a specified time period. This probability is determined by equipment maintenance requirements and failure rates. Using probability and statistical analyses, the reliability of a power system can be studied in depth with digital computer 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: E486
CEU Course Title:      Grounding System Theory and Practice
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to grounding system design. This course is suitable for electrical engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of grounding practices and safety issues related to grounding design. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address various grounding problems, understand how grounding systems are modelled and how step and touch voltages are calculated.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E487
CEU Course Title:      Harmonic Analysis Basics
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to harmonic theory. This course is suitable for electrical engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of harmonic phenomena and power quality in general. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address various power quality phenomena, understand how electrical systems are modelled for the purpose of harmonic calculations and how harmonic filters are sized.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E488
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Motor Starting 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: The starting current of most AC motors is several times normal full load current. Both synchronous and induction motors can draw five to ten times full load current when starting them across the line. Motor-starting torque varies directly as the square of the applied voltage. If the terminal voltage drop is excessive, the motor may not have enough starting torque to accelerate up to running speed. Running motors may stall from excessive voltage drops, or under-voltage relays may operate. In addition, if the motors are started frequently, the voltage dip at the source may cause objectionable flicker in the lighting 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: E489
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Protective Device Coordination Analysis
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: The objective of a protection scheme in a power system is to minimize hazards to personnel and equipment while allowing the least disruption of power service. Coordination studies are required to select or verify the clearing characteristics of devices such as fuses, circuit breakers, and relays used in the protection scheme. These studies are also needed to determine the protective device settings that will provide selective fault isolation. In a properly coordinated system, a fault results in interruption of only the minimum amount of equipment necessary to isolate the faulted portion of the system. The power supply to loads in the remainder of the system is maintained. The goal is to achieve an optimum balance between equipment protection and selective fault isolation that is consistent with the operating requirements of the overall power system. Short-circuit calculations are a prerequisite for a coordination study. Short-circuit results establish minimum and maximum current levels at which coordination must be achieved and which aid in setting or selecting the devices for adequate protection. Traditionally, the coordination study has been performed graphically by manually plotting time-current operating characteristics of fuses, circuit breaker trip devices, and relays, along with conductor and transformer damage curves—all in series from the fault location to the source. This course reviews the subject of protective device coordination in a very structured fashion. First, modelling technique is shown for a generic power system, protective relays are modelled in details and relay settings are determined based on short circuit current calculations. A detailed explanation of modelling and calculation procedure is offered. Explained techniques can be implemented in any commercial power system software package.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E490
CEU Course Title:      Introduction to Short Circuit Current Calculations
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This course presents the subject of short-circuit studies in a very structured fashion. First, a simple equivalent circuit is developed for a generic power system, system impedances are recalculated to common base and fault are calculated at various locations throughout the system. A detailed explanation is offered for calculation of three phase faults. Explained techniques can be also verified by any commercial power system software package.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E491
CEU Course Title:      Power System Transient Stability Study Fundamentals
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: The ability of a power system, containing two or more synchronous machines, to continue to operate after a change occurs on the system is a measure of its stability. The stability problem takes two forms: steady-state and transient. Steady-state stability may be defined as the ability of a power system to maintain synchronism between machines within the system following relatively slow load changes. Transient stability is the ability of the system to remain in synchronism under transient conditions, i.e., faults, switching operations, etc. In an industrial power system, stability may involve the power company system and one or more in-plant generators or synchronous motors. Contingencies, such as load rejection, sudden loss of a generator or utility tie, starting of large motors or faults (and their duration), have a direct impact on system stability. Load-shedding schemes and critical fault-clearing times can be determined in order to select the proper settings for protective relays. These types of studies are probably the single most complex ones done on a power system. A simulation will include synchronous generator models with their controls, i.e., voltage regulators, excitation systems, and governors. Motors are sometimes represented by their dynamic characteristics as are static var compensators and protective relays. This course reviews the subject of transient stability calculations in a very structured fashion. First, modelling technique is shown for a generic power system, dynamic equipment is modelled in details and calculations are performed for selected disturbances throughout the system. A detailed explanation of modelling and calculation procedure is offered. Explained techniques can be implemented in any commercial power system software package.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E492
CEU Course Title:      Practical Power Cable Ampacity 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Cable ampacity studies calculate the current-carrying capacity (ampacity) of power cables in underground or above ground installations. This ampacity is determined by the maximum allowable conductor temperature. In turn, this temperature is dependent on the losses in the cable, both I2R and dielectric, and thermal coupling between heat-producing components and ambient temperature.

The ampacity calculations are extremely complex. This is due to many considerations, some examples of which are heat transfer through the cable insulation and sheath, and, in the case of underground installations, heat transfer to duct or soil as well as from duct bank to soil. Other considerations include the effects of losses caused by proximity and skin effects. In addition, depending on the installation, the cable-shielding system may introduce additional losses. The analysis involves the application of thermal equivalents of Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s laws to a thermal circuit.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E493
CEU Course Title:      Switching Transients Analysis Fundamentals
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   4 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   4 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.4 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   4 LU
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: Switching transients severe enough to cause problems in industrial power systems are most often associated with inadequate or malfunctioning breakers or switches and the switching of capacitor banks and other frequently switched loads. The arc furnace system is most frequently studied because of its high frequency of switching and the related use of capacitor banks.

By properly using digital computer programs these problems can be detected early in the design stage. In addition to these types of switching transient problems, digital computer programs can be used to analyse other system anomalies such as lightning arrester operation.

This course begins with a discussion of the switching transient phenomena, describes root causes and explains system operation is affected. A detailed explanation of modelling and calculation procedure is offered. Selection and sizing of surge arrester is covered in details. Explained techniques can be implemented in any commercial power system software package.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E494
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Prime Movers for Auxiliary Power 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This publication contains guidance for operation, maintenance and repair of prime movers in auxiliary electric power generating systems. Discussion includes the most common prime movers: diesel engines and gas turbine engines.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E495
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Lightning and Static Electricity Protection
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   2 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   2 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.2 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   2 LU
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This publication provides technical guidance and design requirements for static electricity protection, and lightning protection systems and related grounding for facilities and other structures. The information provided here may be utilized by electrical engineers in the development of the plans, specifications and calculations, and may serve as the minimum electrical design requirements. Project conditions may dictate the need for a design that exceeds these minimum requirements.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E496
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Operation and Maintenance of Auxiliary Power 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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This publication provides technical guidance and design requirements for operation and maintenance of auxiliary electric power 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: E497
CEU Course Title:      Industrial Communications and Control Protocols
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course provides key details on some protocols, or digital communications schemes, that are widely-used in plant and industrial applications. It explains why protocols are so useful, and aims to reduce readers' confusion about a complex topic. It discusses the components that make up reliable communications networks. It stresses how reliable communications and control depends on reliable networks. And it describes how different protocols are used for different uses. The course will be most helpful to those who use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Distributed Control Systems (DCSs), or those who interact with people who set-up or maintain such equipment.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E498
CEU Course Title:      Electric Tariffs
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
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: The course treats tariffs for electrical service. Frequently, customers of an electric service form the conclusion that an electric service is needed and, essentially, the monthly billing is what it is. In other words, many persons tend to believe that little or nothing can be done to reduce the billings. Very often this is a serious error since, more and more, there are options available that can be pursued to reduce the billings. First, the tariffs typically applied by utilities should be understood. Only then may consideration be given to the possible courses of action that may be taken to reduce some of the charges that comprise the monthly billings.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E499
CEU Course Title:      Protection of Low Voltage Circuits
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This course treats protection of circuits under 1000 VAC which, for the purposes of this course, are considered low voltage. Circuit protection, in general, is considered important for the dual purpose of safeguarding property and protecting personnel from injury or death. An important function of circuit protection is to guard against moderately elevated temperatures which can over time deteriorate insulation. Another, and equally important function of circuit protection, is to interrupt the high levels of current that occur during a short circuit condition. In some applications OCPD coordination is an added criteria.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E500
CEU Course Title:      Digital Logic Design: Combinational Logic
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: Digital circuits have been incorporated into everyday life. Life would definitely be different without their existence. Digital logic is the fundamental basics of computer design. This course will explain some of the fundamental building blocks of logic design.

This course is intended to be a review of the basics of digital logic starting with the binary numbering system, hexadecimal numbering system, logic gates, and logic circuits. This course will go over the basic logic gates, adders, decoders, encoders, multiplexers, and demultiplexers. This course has a lot of sample problems and teaches by showing examples.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E501
CEU Course Title:      Wind Energy Project Analysis
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to wind project analysis. This course is suitable for electrical and mechanical engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of wind project analysis that are used at early project stages. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address various problems related to technical aspects of wind project analyses, understand how wind turbine systems are evaluated and how to determine if the project is feasible.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E502
CEU Course Title:      Small Hydro Project Analysis
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to small hydro project analysis. This course is suitable for electrical and mechanical engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals and basic principles of small hydro project analyses. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address various engineering problems, understand key differences between various equipment types and become familiar with key terms and definitions that are commonly used for small hydro project planning.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E503
CEU Course Title:      Photovoltaic Project 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to photovoltaic project analysis. This course is suitable for electrical and mechanical engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of photovoltaic project technical and commercial analysis. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address key photovoltaic principles and definitions, understand how photovoltaic systems are sized and installed, key differences between them and particular aspects that are of key importance at project feasibility stage.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E504
CEU Course Title:      Biomass Heating Project 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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to biomass heating project analysis. This course is suitable for electrical and mechanical engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of biomass heating project assessment and key industry terms. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address various biomass heating project aspects, understand how to determine and model numerical models and how to conduct basic prefeasibility stage calculations.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E505
CEU Course Title:      Solar Air Heating Project Analysis
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to solar air heating project analysis. This course is suitable for electrical and mechanical engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of solar air heating and important issues related to proper solar air heating design. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address various solar air heating terms, understand how solar air heating systems are modeled and how key parameters are calculated.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E506
CEU Course Title:      Solar Water Heating Project Analysis
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
Online Course Price:    $129
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to solar water heating project analysis. This course is suitable for electrical and mechanical engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of solar water heating practices and issues that may be related to project evaluation and implementation. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address various solar water heating terms and definitions, understand how solar water heating projects are modeled and how project feasibility is assessed.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E507
CEU Course Title:      Passive Solar Heating Project Analysis
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
Online Course Price:    $89
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to passive solar heating project analysis. This course is suitable for electrical and mechanical engineers with a desire to understand passive solar heating fundamentals and various aspects related to its design. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address various terms and definitions, understand how passive solar heating projects are modeled and how critical parameters are calculated.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E508
CEU Course Title:      Ground Source Heat Pump Project Analysis
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
Online Course Price:    $179
PDH Course Description: This course provides an introduction to ground source heat pump project analysis. This course is suitable for electrical and mechanical engineers with a desire to understand the fundamentals of ground source heat pump project analysis and issues that are important for successful project implementation. Upon successful completion engineers will be able to address various ground source heat pump problems, understand how systems are selected and sized and how calculations are completed.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E509
CEU Course Title:      Modular Datacenter Security Room Assembly Processes
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
Online Course Price:    $119
PDH Course Description: This course is a basic introduction for Modular Datacenter Security Room Assembly Processes, which is a section of the Cabling Technology that deals with the science that applies and develops Construction Processes in the Modular Datacenters Security Rooms. This guide provides insight and direction for the proper construction of Modular Datacenter.

Datacenters seldom meet the operational and capacity requirements of their initial designs. The principal goals in datacenter design are flexibility and scalability, which involve site location, building, floor layout, electrical system design, mechanical design and modularity.

The advent of new technologies, such as blade servers, that require substantial incremental power and cooling capacity; the pressure to consolidate multiple data centers into fewer locations; the need for incremental space; changes in operational procedures; and potential changes in safety and security regulations converge to impose constant facilities changes on the modern datacenter.

The overarching rule in data center facilities is to design for flexibility and scalability. This rule embraces several key principles in the site location, building selection, floor layout, electrical system design, mechanical design, and the concept of modularity that enables the datacenter facility to change and adapt as needed, with minimum renovation and change to basic building systems.

The objective of this course is to show the specific guidelines on achieving a high level of flexibility and scalability in the data center. These best practices address site location, building, and principles in the design and provisioning of critical facilities 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: E510
CEU Course Title:      An Introduction to Generator Voltage, Station Service and Control Systems for Hydroelectric Power Plants
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
Online Course Price:    $59
PDH Course Description: This course will introduce you to the generator-voltage system for hydroelectric power plants, which includes the leads and associated equipment between the generator terminals and the low-voltage terminals of the GSU transformers, and between the neutral leads of the generator and the power plant grounding system. The equipment generally associated with the generator-voltage system includes switchgear; instrument transformers for metering, relaying, and generator excitation systems; neutral grounding equipment; and surge protection equipment. The equipment is classified as medium-voltage equipment. This course also discusses the station service and control systems for hydroelectric power plants.

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: E512
CEU Course Title:      Solar and Fuel Cells Technology
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
Online Course Price:    $199
PDH Course Description: This course is a basic introduction for Solar Energy & Fuel Cells Technology that is a brand new section of technology, which develops techniques of ever-evolving technologies such as, solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, and can be mixed with fuel cells, which can convert chemical energy from a fuel into electricity, through a chemical reaction of positively charged hydrogen ions.

Renewable energy sources, such as, solar, wind, tidal, hydro, biomass, and geothermal have become significant sectors of the energy market. While the average capacity of renewable energy sources was only 7% in 2010, most new capacity installations have been with renewables. Hydrogen power fuel cell systems, are converted generally from water and natural gas. The hydrogen is used to run the four fuel cell and produce electricity, also turning potential waste into usable energy.

Most solar cells uses silicon based semiconductors to generate electricity from the sun. According to researchers, when using nanowires solar cells, are necessary ten thousand less of the precious gallium phosphide material, than in cells with a flat surface. Thus, solar panels and fuel cells technologies have been mixed, giving a broad concept and applied to any automated systems such as, water heating, process heat generation, spacecraft, buildings, handheld calculators, laptops, etc. Manufacturing fuel cells are also used individually for buildings, vehicles, submarine and thousands of other 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: F101
CEU Course Title:      Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
Online Course Price:    $9
PDH Course Description: This one hour course is intended to provide a general overview of personal protective and life saving equipment for anyone engaged in the construction activities. The course material is primarily based on Subpart E of OSHA Regulation 1926 - Safety and Health Regulations for Construction. Protective equipment, including personal protective equipment for eyes, face, head, and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers are discussed. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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









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

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


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

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


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

This PDH online course is approved by Missouri PELS Board.




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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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



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

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

This PDH online course is approved by Missouri PELS Board.

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

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

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




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

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




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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(4) examine all evidence related to the case.

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

This course is addressed to

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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


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

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


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


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


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




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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Disciplines: Architecture, Construction, Engineering
PDH Course Number: G153
CEU Course Title:      Avoiding Falsework Failure
Professional Development Hour for Engineer (PE):   1 PDH     Professional Development Unit for Land Surveyor (LS, PLS):   1 PDU
Continuing Education Unit for Contractor (GC):   0.1 CEU      AIA Learning Unit for Architect (RA):   1 LU
Online Course Price:    $29
PDH Course Description: This course will discuss the design considerations of bridge falsework and the causes of failure as each element of the falsework system is discussed. The principals of falsework design apply to any temporary structural system designed to support the weight of a permanent structure during erection an