Kentucky Geotechnical 30 PDH Discount Package 2
Courses in this Package
Rock Foundations (G09-001)
Design and Construction of Earth and Rock-Fill Dams (G07-001)
Emergency Action Planning for Dam Safety (C04-054)
Durability of Geosynthetics for Highway Applications (C01-018)
Selecting and Accommodating Inflow Design Floods for Dams (C04-055)
Tunnel Operations, Maintenance, Inspection, and Evaluation Manual: Evaluation (C02-073)
Vegetation Management at Levees, Floodwalls and Dams (C03-037)
This online engineering PDH course presents the guidelines for the design of rock foundations supporting various types of structures and embankments. These guidelines include information on foundation exploration and testing procedures, load test methods, analysis techniques, design criteria and procedures, and construction considerations. These guidelines provide a minimum standard to be used for planning a satisfactory rock foundation design for a typical situation.
This 9 PDH online course is applicable to geotechnical and structural engineers, geologists, as well as design and construction personnel involved in the design of rock foundations.
- Foundation design considerations and factor of safety
- Site investigation techniques and procedures
- Rock mass characterization and classification schemes
- Foundation deformation and settlement analysis, estimation and treatment
- Foundation bearing capacity analysis, estimation and treatment
- Sliding stability assessment of gravity structures and slopes cut into rock mass
- Design of rock anchorage systems
- Selection of appropriate geotechnical instrumentation.
- Construction considerations of foundations and cut slopes in rock masses
- Recognizing and treating special conditions
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the US Corps of Engineers Publication EM 1110-1-2908, "Rock Foundations"
This online engineering PDH course presents the fundamental principles underlying the design, construction, performance monitoring and modifications of earth and rock-fill dams. The design and construction of earth and rock-fill dams are complex because of the nature of the varying foundation conditions and range of properties of the materials available for use in the embankment.
The successful design, construction, and operation of a reservoir project over the full range of loading require a comprehensive site characterization, a detailed design of each feature, construction supervision, measurement and monitoring of the performance, and the continuous evaluation of the project features during operation.
This 7 PDH online course is applicable to geotechnical and structural engineers, geologists, design and construction personnel who are involved with the design and construction of earth and rock-fill dams.
- Geological and subsurface explorations
- General design considerations and performance parameters
- Foundation and abutment preparation
- Seepage control methods
- Design of embankments and appurtenant structures
- General construction considerations
- Types of instrumentation
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the US Corps of Engineers Publication EM 1110-2-2300, "General Design and Construction Considerations for Earth and Rock-Fill Dams".
This engineering online PDH covers the basic guidelines and definitions regarding Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for dams.
To improve the Nation’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities, FEMA believes that formal guidelines are needed to help dam owners, in coordination with emergency management authorities, effectively develop and exercise Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) for dams. The purpose of the guidance in this course is to meet that need.
The EAP guidelines in this course are focused on developing or revising EAPs for dams that would likely cause loss of life or significant property damage as a result of a failure or other life-threatening incident. The areas downstream of each dam are unique. Therefore, the extent and degree of potential impacts of each dam vary.
This 4 PDH online course is applicable to geotechnical and civil engineers, as well as other technical personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding in preparing and/or handling emergency action plans for dam safety.
- Understanding the purpose, scope, coordination requirements, evacuation responsibilities, and maintenance of the EAP
- Familiarizing with the outline and contents of an EAP
- Understanding EAP responsibilities, notification flowcharts, response processes, and preparedness
- Learning about inundation maps
- Familiarizing with the notification flowchart, high flow notification table, and inundation map thru various examples
This online engineering PDH course presents a study that addresses various aspects of geosynthetic durability to develop procedures that could be used to predict long-term strength losses of geosynthetics used in highway applications. These procedures are essential to designers for allowing tensile capacity for geosynthetics used primarily in mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls, reinforced soil slopes, and foundation stabilization.
This study was initiated to allow voiced concerns that stress-cracking potential was not being considered in developing the allowable tension load capacity for design when using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geogrids. Stress cracking is a potential mode of failure occurring in thermoplastic materials that are under a sustained stress significantly lower than the material’s room temperature yield strength, resulting in quasi-brittle fracture of the material. This is also known as slow crack growth and environmental stress cracking (ESC) when in contact with certain aqueous solutions.
This 1 PDH online course is applicable to all civil engineers, highway design professionals, transportation planners, material manufacturers and all personnel interested in learning about geosynthetics for highway applications.
- Developing testing protocols necessary to quantify any strength reduction due to aging or stress mechanisms for geosynthetics
- Developing testing protocols for confined stress-strain testing, which could more accurately characterize key engineering properties
This online engineering PDH provides basic guidelines for selecting and accommodating inflow design floods for dams based on current and accepted practices.
Appropriate selection of the Inflow Design Flood is the first step in evaluating and designing a dam to address hydrologic potential failure modes and reduce risks to the public. Existing guidelines of most state and federal agencies for evaluating the hydrologic safety of dams were written in the late 1970s. Since that time, significant technological and analytical advances have led to better watershed and rainfall information, improvements in the analysis of extreme floods, greater sophistication in means to quantify incremental dam failure consequences, and tools for evaluating hydrologic events in a risk-based context.
This 4 PDH online course is applicable to geotechnical and civil engineers, dam owners or regulators, and other technical personnel interested in gaining a better knowledge on inflow design floods for dams.
- Learning about the dam classification system
- Understanding the guidelines for selecting the inflow design flood
- Learning about spillway characteristics (mainly controlled versus uncontrolled)
- Familiarizing with routing the inflow design flood
- Familiarizing with freeboard requirements
- Defining terminology and acronyms associated with the overall scope of the course
This engineering online PDH course will provide an overview on the evaluation of tunnel systems and the associated components. The components explored in this chapter include the typical personnel involved, supplemental inspection and testing methods, risk-based assessments, priority classification, and basic cost estimating. Information is also provided on load rating.
Evaluations are normally performed after the inspection data is received. Sound engineering judgment is used to evaluate the consequences of tunnel system or component failure in terms of overall safety, service level, and costs. In some instances, supplementary inspections and testing may be needed where data is lacking. Risk assessment techniques should include strategies for deploying, operating, maintaining, upgrading, and disposing of tunnel system components in a cost-effective manner.
This 2 PDH online course is applicable to civil and structural engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the evaluation process of tunnel systems.
- Understanding the evaluation criteria and methods of tunnel systems
- Identifying the typical personnel involved in tunnel evaluation procedures
- Familiarization with different testing methods
- Understanding risk-based assessments
- Recognizing priority classification
- Understanding the basics of cost estimating
This online engineering PDH course provides guidelines to assure that landscape planting and vegetation management provide aesthetic and environmental benefits without compromising the reliability of levees, floodwalls, embankment dams, and appurtenant structures. The dimensions of the vegetation-free and root-free zones defined in this document provide the minimum acceptable buffer between vegetation and flood damage reduction structures.
This 3 PDH online course is intended for civil and hydraulic engineers involved with the design and maintenance of levees, floodwalls, embankment dams, and appurtenant structures.
Learning about proper landscape planting: objectives and engineering requirements
Understanding the need for vegetation-free zone and vegetation-management zone
Understanding the areas of concern involving root impacts and root-free zone
Learning about treatment of levees, floodwalls, embankment dams, and other structures
Learning about feasibility analysis, planting berms, planters and irrigation systems
Learning about flood-fighting and structure maintenance
Understanding the goals of plant material selection and planting maintenance
Understanding the purpose of appropriate ground cover in the vegetation-free zone
Learning how to treat borrow sites and spoil sites
Learning about vegetation-related maintenance and repair
Deciding when removal of non-compliant vegetation is appropriate
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Technical (USACE) Letter No. 1110-2-583, "Guidelines for landscape planting and vegetation management at levees, floodwalls, embankment dams, and appurtenant structures", dated April 10, 2009.