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Making Critical Facilities Safe from High Winds

9 Hours
This course is designed to fulfill continuing education credits in health, safety and welfare for professional architects....
This course is designed to fulfill continuing education credits in health, safety and welfare for professional architects.
9 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Designing Buildings to Mitigate Terrorist Attacks

8 Hours
Get a primer to concepts that can help building designers, owners, and state and local governments mitigate the threat of hazards result...
Get a primer to concepts that can help building designers, owners, and state and local governments mitigate the threat of hazards resulting from terrorist attacks on new buildings. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Examine four high-population, private-sector building types: commercial office; retail; multi-family residential; and light industrial 
  • Study strategies to mitigate the effects of explosive attacks, chemical attacks, biological attacks, and radiological attacks
8 Hours
Online
Elective

Bridge Maintenance and Repair

8 Hours
Examine the repair and maintenance of bridges for military installations....
Examine the repair and maintenance of bridges for military installations.
8 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: The History and Future of Domes

4 Hours
Review the essential principles in designing a dome. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Examine the Romans' Pantheon Dome to introduce the s...
Review the essential principles in designing a dome. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Examine the Romans’ Pantheon Dome to introduce the structural elements of domes: meridians, parallels and materials such as concrete 
  • Discover how modern domes are engineered and what loads must be considered in the design 
  • Explore the stories behind the building of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia – a cathedral built 14 centuries ago that can still astonish a modern-day engineer – as well as one of the most revolutionary domes in the history of building: The Duomo (Dome) of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence
4 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Energy: Its Effect on our World and Lives

3 Hours
The objective of this course is to provide the student with information regarding the effect of energy in our society, and roles enginee...
The objective of this course is to provide the student with information regarding the effect of energy in our society, and roles engineers can play in making sure we have a secure energy future. It assesses the future impact of each major energy source – oil, wind, solar, and nuclear – and it articulates a role for engineers in energy conservation.
3 Hours
Online
Elective

Residential Storm Rooms

2 Hours
Study the importance of residential storm shelters and some of the specifications that were set forth in recent years by the National St...
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.
2 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Building Safe Structures in Flood Zones

2 Hours
This course will examine the building of safe flood zone structures to ensure that those built on or near flood areas are safe from floo...
This course will examine the building of safe flood zone structures to ensure that those built on or near flood areas are safe from flooding in accordance with the national flood insurance program.
2 Hours
Online
Elective

Earthquake Risk for New Buildings

9 Hours
Gain useful skills that will help you communicate with building owners on earthquake risk and advise building owners on methods that cou...
Gain useful skills that will help you communicate with building owners on earthquake risk and advise building owners on methods that could be employed to reduce their seismic risk.
9 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Preventing Burnout: Strategies to Revitalize Your Engineering Career

4 Hours
Pocket useful tips for preventing burnout as an engineer....
Pocket useful tips for preventing burnout as an engineer.
4 Hours
Online
Elective

Steel Moment Frame Construction Policy Guide

3 Hours
Familiarize yourself with the seismic performance of steel moment-frame structures, summarize information contained in the FEMA/SAC publ...
Familiarize yourself 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.
3 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Municipal Wastewater Treatment Systems

2 Hours
2 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Heavy Loads

4 Hours
Examine the criteria for the design of concrete floor slabs on grade in buildings for heavy loads. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Review t...
Examine the criteria for the design of concrete floor slabs on grade in buildings for heavy loads. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Review theoretical concepts, practical applications, basis of design and design procedures for heavy loads
4 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Amusing Ourselves Safely

3 Hours
This course outlines the role of engineers in safeguarding the public, focusing on the techniques and designs used to ensure the safety ...
This course outlines the role of engineers in safeguarding the public, focusing on the techniques and designs used to ensure the safety of what appears frivolous – amusement park rides and toys – in order to highlight the importance of incorporating safety into design. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Look at essential design principles used to create the world's greatest roller coasters using the ASTM Standard F2291 Standard Practices for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices 
  • Learn details of the revolutionary design of several classic toys
  • Discuss how the ASTM Standard F1148 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Home Playground Equipment applies to designing a safe platform for children's equipment
  • Explore ASTM F963 Standard Consumer Safety Specifications for Toy Safety to show how to design toys for stability
3 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Practical Repair Materials for Roadway Pavements

2 Hours
Gain insights on practical repair materials for roadway pavements. This includes the materials that are used and the ways they are teste...
Gain insights on practical repair materials for roadway pavements. This includes the materials that are used and the ways they are tested.
2 Hours
Online
Elective

Observations on the Performance of Critical Facilities

6 Hours
This course presents some observations on the performance of critical facilities during Hurricane Katrina that identify the various ways...
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.
6 Hours
Online
Elective

Design Storms for Hydrologic Analysis

2 Hours
Gain insights on the concepts of design storms used in hydrologic design applications. COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: Review different met...
Gain insights on the concepts of design storms used in hydrologic design applications. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Review different methods for estimating design rainfall depths and intensities at a specific point and over different areas of drainage basins or catchments 
  • Examine design charts and tables with detailed descriptions of their usage 
  • Explore different methods used to derive storm hyetographs
2 Hours
Correspondence
Elective

OC: Performance Based Seismic Design Action Plan

7 Hours
One of the primary goals of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the prevention, or mitigation, of this country's losses fr...
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.
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Making Critical Facilities Safe from Flooding

7 Hours
This course is designed to explain the process of making critical facilities safe from flooding. This course was taken from Risk Managem...
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.
7 Hours
Online
Elective

Uses of Geotextiles in Engineering

6 Hours
This course is designed to fulfill professional development requirements for civil engineers. This course will cover Geotextile types, c...
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. The information from this course was taken from ”Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force, TM 5-818-8/AFJMAN 32-1030, Engineering Use of Geotextiles”, 20 July 1995.
6 Hours
Online
Elective

Stabilizing Soils for Pavements

8 Hours
Gain a deeper understanding of the criteria for improving the engineering properties of soils used for pavement base courses, sub-base c...
Gain a deeper understanding of the 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.
8 Hours
Online
Elective

ADA Standards for Accessible Design

8 Hours
Review ADA Accessibility guidelines and scope and technical requirements throughout restaurants, medical facilities, lodging facilities,...
Review ADA Accessibility guidelines and scope and technical requirements throughout restaurants, medical facilities, lodging facilities, and transportation facilities.
8 Hours
Online
Elective

Calculations of Hydrologic Design Peak Flows

3 Hours
Gain knowledge and experience using the National Streamflow Statistics (NSS) program developed by the United States Geological Survey.&n...
Gain knowledge and experience using the National Streamflow Statistics (NSS) program developed by the United States Geological Survey. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:  
  • 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 
  • Review different procedures for NSS setup, input preparation, and extracting results on flood peaks and other streamflow statistic 
  • Gain insights on the automated procedure for input preparation using Geographical Information System (GIS) web-based tools
3 Hours
Online
Elective

Methods for Measuring Rainfall for Hydrologic Applications

2 Hours
Gain an overview of rainfall measurement and estimation from a hydrologic engineering prospective....
Gain an overview of rainfall measurement and estimation from a hydrologic engineering prospective.
2 Hours
Online
Elective

Community Rating System for Stormwater Management

6 Hours
Review the Community Rating System for stormwater management, which is part of the National Flood Insurance Program. ...
Review the Community Rating System for stormwater management, which is part of the National Flood Insurance Program. 
6 Hours
Online
Elective

Concrete Hydraulic Structures: Evaluation and Earthquake Design

8 Hours
Gain valuable insights on the evaluation of earthquake designs for concrete hydraulic structures....
Gain valuable insights on the evaluation of earthquake designs for concrete hydraulic structures.
8 Hours
Online
Elective

Bridge Inspection

12 Hours
Gain an overview of the inspection of bridges....
Gain an overview of the inspection of bridges.
12 Hours

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