|PDH Online Course Description
Learning Units (Hours)
John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE
For over 4,000 years, the world's tallest structure was the 481' tall Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt. By the 1880s, three key factors in the evolution of tall buildings were in place: a need for space, better building materials, and the invention of the safety elevator. Since then, bigger and taller buildings have sprung up all over the world. In this webinar, we will review the history of skyscrapers, study the special needs of tall buildings, and examine the design and construction process of historical highrises and recently completed skyscrapers. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.
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.