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Residential Foundation Design Options and Concepts

John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE & George Thomas, PE

This course is intended to improve your structural engineering knowledge related to housing foundation design and performance by providing state-of-the-art engineering concepts for light-frame construction. It complements current design practices and building code requirements with value-added technical information and guidance. In doing so, it supplements fundamental engineering principles with various insights that focus on improving the understanding of conventional and engineered housing construction. Thus, it will address deficiencies and inefficiencies in past housing construction practices and structural engineering concepts through a comprehensive design approach that draws on existing and innovative engineering technologies in a practical manner. It is hoped that this course will help facilitate and advance efficient design of residential housing whether built-in conformance with prescriptive (i.e., “conventional”) practices or specially engineered in part or whole. The desired effect is to continue to improve the value of engineers in terms of economy in construction and performance.

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

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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.