|PDH Online Course Description||PDH Units/
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John C. Huang, Ph.D., P.E.
The infamous Exxon Valdez Oil Spill of 1989 and the collapse of the Cypress Street Viaduct during the Loma Prieta Earthquake in California are just two examples of engineering disasters that have occurred throughout history. Most of such catastrophes can be attributed to human errors, design flaws, material failures, extreme conditions, or a combination of these reasons. In this webinar, we will examine some of the worst engineering disasters and the causes of such catastrophes in the hope of preventing history from repeating. In addition, we will discuss the weather-related disasters, disaster life cycle, disaster mitigation, forensic engineering, seismic retrofitting, and proper engineering design and construction for structures in high wind areas.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
Note to Webinar Attendees:
Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.
NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.