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Recent Advances in Technology

Course Outline

Let us take a walk through the future. Included in this course is an overview of what the future holds. You will become familiar with the latest and greatest inventions that will change the path forward for everyone around the globe. Many of these inventions are already on the market and are applicable to your professions. Some of these inventions will help you spark ideas for design and innovation. And some are artifacts of the future—not yet on the market, but will soon enter mass production. As a licensed professional, you will benefit from learning about them early on. The inventions included here are compiled through the personal knowledge of several contributors as well as through various news sources. If you know of any additional inventions relevant to our construction industry, please send them to us through email (PDHonline at or through the “Contact Us” portal on our website. Your contributions will be credited in the next edition if they are included.

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

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to

Course Content

The course material is contained in the following document:

Recent Advances in Technology (PDF, 20 pages, 0.7 MB)

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Course Summary

Through this course, you have been exposed to the latest and greatest in the world of engineering and inventions. We hope that you have been as inspired as we were by these unique and game changing inventions. Though they may not all be applicable to your profession, the innovative ideas behind them and the possibilities they open up are worth pondering. Many of them can be readily found in online stores and can be added to your toolbox to increase your productivity at home or on the job.

Related Links

Recent inventions that changed the world (HTML)
Timeline of historic inventions - Wikipedia


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz 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 PDH Center 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 architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.