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

Course Outline

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 sprang up all over the world. In this webinar, we will review the history of skyscrapes, study the special needs of tall buildings, and examine the construction process of recently completed highrises.

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.

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. We will send you an invitation to the webinar through email approximately 24 hours before the webinar (confirmation of the receipt of the invitation is required). The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz. Thank you for your cooperation.

Related Links

List of tallest buildings and structures in the world
World's tallest buildings - Top 200


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.