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This course is designed to provide students with an overview of ADA Accessibility guidelines and scope and technical requirements throughout restaurants, medical facilities,lodging facilities, and transportation facilities.
There’s a wide diversity of models and manufacturers of fire protection equipment on the market. This course is unable to provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of all of the possible variations involved in designing an automated fire protection system. Instead we will cover the most basic and commonly used systems.
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the repair and maintenance of bridges for military installations. Information from this course was taken from Bridge Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair Manual for the United States Army Corp of Engineers.
This course is designed to fulfill credit for the Professional Development Hours (PDH) of Civil Engineers. The objective of this course is to provide students with knowledge and experience using the National Streamflow Statistics (NSS) program which is developed by the United States Geological Survey. Students will learn how to use the NSS program to estimate flood-frequency statistics (e.g., 5-year or 100-year flood) for hydrologic basins in all states.
This course is designed to fulfill professional development requirements for professional engineers. It will provide students with an overview of the Community Rating System for stormwater management.
This course was designed to fulfill professional development requirements for civil engineers and will focus on the evaluation of earthquake designs for concrete hydraulic structures. Through equations and illustrative figures, you will learn the necessary procedures that are most commonly used in the evaluation of earthquake design.
This course is designed to fulfill professional development requirements for engineering professionals. It will assist building design professionals (architects and structural engineers) in communicating with building owners on earthquake risk; that is, to advise building owners on methods that could be employed to reduce their seismic risk.
In this course, we will explore the ethics of engineering and land surveying. We will look at different aspects of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) as well as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Code of Ethics. Principles, examples and violations will be discussed. Upon completion of this course, the student will better understand the benefits and importance of ethical practice in engineering and land surveying.
This course is an introduction into what fly ash concrete is and how it compares to the common use Portland cement. This course will get into the make-up of fly ash concrete and discuss the pros and cons of its use.
This course is designed to fulfill continuing education requirements for Professional Engineers. This course willcover the criteria for the design of concrete floor slabs on grade in buildings for heavy loads. Theoretical concepts,practical applications, basis of design and design procedures for heavy loads will be discussed and studiedthroughout this course to give better understanding to the student. All of the information, unless otherwise notedwas taken from the list of references found at the end of this course.
In this course, discuss the three types of laterally acting earth pressures (at-rest, active, and passive) as they apply to retaining wall design. Additionally, we will discuss some basic soil mechanics principles, along with some common field and laboratory soil testing procedures.
We will also briefly cover the methods used for calculating the factors of safety for sliding, overturning, bearing capacity, and shallow/deep shear failure modes. Lastly, we will examine a case study of a wall failure situation which includes many of the common pitfalls of wall design, such as the effects of surcharge and hydrostatic loads on a wall, and the importance of preemptive stabilization remediation on aging structures.
A basic introduction to what hydraulic fracturing is, how it is done, and its impact.
Wastewater is a byproduct of using water. It is generated from household uses such as laundry, dishwashing, toilet flushing, and showering. In this course we will explore wastewater and its characteristics including pollutants as well as the purpose and process of wastewater treatment.
This course is designed to explain the process of making critical facilities safe from flooding. This course was taken from Risk Management Series Design Guide for Improving Critical Facility Safety from flooding and High Winds FEMA 543 / January 2007.
This course is
designed to fulfill continuing education credits in health, safety and welfare
for professional architects. This course will cover identifying critical
facilities and evaluating their risk for damage caused by high winds. It will then explore various methods of
making critical facilities safe from damage caused by high winds. This course is registered with American
Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (AIA CES) as 5 LU/HSW hours
of continuing education. This is an advanced level course in which at
least 75% of the content covers the acceptable health, safety welfare topics of
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of rainfall measurement and estimation from a hydrologic engineering prospective.
This course will focus on wastewater treatment, including pretreatment and disposal of residuals. The course objective is to give the student an overview of wastewater treatment, pollutants which may be involved, and onsite and cluster symptoms. Information for this course was taken from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This course presents some observations on the performance of critical facilities during Hurricane Katrina that identify the various ways building and equipment damage, as well as loss of municipal services, can disrupt facility operations.
This course is designed to fulfill professional development requirements for civil engineering. One of the primary goals of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the prevention, or mitigation, of this country's losses from natural hazards. To achieve this goal, we need to ask what level of performance we expect from our buildings during an event such as an earthquake. In order to answer this question, FEMA is exploring the possible development of "performance-based seismic design" criteria. All information in this course was taken from the FEMA Website unless otherwise noted.
In the early stages of project planning, the project team, led by the project manager (PM), develops a number of tools used throughout the project to assess achievement toward goals, control the budget, assure quality, and minimize risk. Primary among these planning documents is the project management plan (PMP), a comprehensive encapsulation of project details, documenting project activities, deliverables, and timeline covering all phases of the project cycle.
This course is designed to fulfill professional development requirements for civil engineers. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with the repair and upgrading of earthquake-damaged concrete and masonry wall buildings. Unless otherwise noted, all information in this course was taken from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Website.
Designed to fulfill continuing education requirements for civil engineers, this course will study the importance of residential storm shelters and some of the specifications that were set forth in recent years by the National Storm Shelter Association in conjunction with the FEMA 320 publication.
In this course, we will give an overview of several of the leading concentrating solar power technologies. We will discuss the basic components which are commonly found in the main types of CSP facilities: mirrors, receivers, and tracking systems, along with the ancillary components. In addition to the primary use of solar thermal heat for generating steam turbine electrical power, we will discuss other heat processes which can utilize the primary and secondary thermal output from these CSP systems.
This course is designed to fulfill continuing education requirements for civil engineers. It delineates criteria for improving the engineering properties of soils used for pavement base courses, sub-base courses, and sub-grades by the use of additives which are mixed into the soil to effect the desired improvement. Unless otherwise noted, all information in this course was obtained from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Website.
This course is designed to fulfill continuing education requirements for civil engineers. It will familiarize the student with the seismic performance of steel moment-frame structures, summarize information contained in the FEMA/SAC publications, provide an understanding of the risk associated with steel moment-frame buildings and discuss practical measures that can be taken to reduce this risk.
This course is designed to fulfill professional development requirements for civil engineers. This course will cover Geotextile types, construction and how they can be used in different applications.