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Engineering Disasters

John C. Huang, Ph.D, PE, LEED AP

Course Outline

The infamous crash of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940 and the failure of the New Orleans Levee System during Hurricane Katrina 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 recent engineering disasters and the cause of such catastrophes in the hope of preventing history from repeating.

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

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

There is no reference material for this webinar.

Webinar Link

Because this course is offered as a "live" course, you are required to attend the webinar at the scheduled time and date. Please check the Webinar Schedule under course description on our website for currently scheduled meeting date and time, and join the webinar 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following weblink:

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The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz. Thank you for your cooperation.

Related Links

A Comprehensive List of Engineering Disasters
Engineering disasters


Before you attend the webinar, you need to print the quiz questions from your browser for your study during the webinar. At the end of the webinar, you need to complete the quiz and submit your answers to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.