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Louisiana Structural, ADA and Ethics 15 PDH Discount Package 2

PACKAGE NO: LA15S-02
PACKAGE PDH: 15
PACKAGE PRICE: $216
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COURSE TITLE: Wood as An Engineering Material: Mechanical Properties of Wood
COURSE NO: S04-019
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Wood as An Engineering Material: Mechanical Properties of Wood
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information on the most recent research on properties of the wood cell wall at the nanoscale level. It discusses the mechanical properties of wood, the nature and magnitude of variability in its properties as well as the effect of growth features.

 

Many of the mechanical properties of wood tabulated in this course were derived from extensive sampling and analysis procedures. These properties are represented as the average mechanical properties of the species. Some properties, such as tension parallel to the grain, and all properties for some imported species are based on a more limited number of specimens that were not subjected to the same sampling and analysis procedures. The appropriateness of these latter properties to represent the average properties of a species is uncertain; nevertheless, the properties represent the best information available.

 

This 4 PDH online course is applicable to civil, structural or geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding in the mechanical properties of wood or who are involved in the design and planning of wood structures.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the orthotropic nature of wood
  • Familiarizing with the elastic, strength, and vibration properties of wood
  • Understanding the mechanical properties of clear straight-grained wood
  • Learning the different natural characteristics affecting mechanical properties of wood

 

Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 5, "Mechanical Properties of Wood" of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Publication, “Wood Handbook - Wood as An Engineering Material”, FPL-GTR-190.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
WOOD AS AN ENGINEERING MATERIAL: MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF WOOD (1.62 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 5 of this USDA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Wood as An Engineering Material: Adhesives with Wood Materials
COURSE NO: S03-020
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Wood as An Engineering Material: Adhesives with Wood Materials
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the types of adhesives and their properties, bonding processes, bonded joints, testing and performance. It discusses how adhesives can effectively transfer and distribute stresses, thereby increasing the strength and stiffness of the composite.

 

Adhesive bonding of wood plays an increasing role in the forest products industry and is a key factor for efficiently utilizing our timber resource. The main use of adhesives is in the manufacture of building materials, including plywood, oriented strandboard, particleboard, fiberboard, structural composite lumber, doors, windows and frames, and factory-laminated wood products. Adhesives are also used in the assembly of furniture and cabinets, manufacture of engineered wood products, and construction of residential and commercial structures.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to civil, structural or geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding in adhesive bonding of wood materials.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the physical properties of wood for bonding
  • Learning about the different types of adhesives and their composition, strength, durability and selection 
  • Understanding the bonding process
  • Learning about the various types of bonded joints
  • Understanding the testing methods and performance of polymers and bonded assemblies
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 10, "Adhesives with Wood Materials" of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Publication, “Wood Handbook - Wood as An Engineering Material”, FPL-GTR-190.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
WOOD AS AN ENGINEERING MATERIAL: ADHESIVES WITH WOOD MATERIALS (647 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 10 of this USDA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Wood as An Engineering Material: Fastenings
COURSE NO: S03-019
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Wood as An Engineering Material: Fastenings
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance on joint designs required for wood fastenings for utmost rigidity, strength, and service. It discusses each type of fastening requiring joint designs adapted to the strength properties of wood along and across the grain and to dimensional changes that may occur with changes in moisture content.

 

The strength and stability of any structure depend heavily on the fastenings that hold its parts together. One prime advantage of wood as a structural material is the ease with which wood structural parts can be joined together with a wide variety of fastenings such as nails, spikes, screws, bolts, lag screws, drift pins, staples and metal connectors of various types.

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to civil, structural or geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding in wood fastenings or who are involved in the design and planning of wood structures.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning about the various types of mechanical fastenings
  • Understanding the withdrawal and lateral resistance properties for different types of fasteners
  • Learning about joint designs required for wood fastenings including spacing, edge and end distances
  • Understanding the effect of fastenings on wood joint properties including bearing stress
  • Understanding the different types of loading (parallel-to-grain, perpendicular-to-grain, and angle loading)
  • Learning about two-member joints versus multiple-member joints

 

Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 8, "Fastenings" of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Publication, “Wood Handbook - Wood as An Engineering Material”, FPL-GTR-190.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Wood as An Engineering Material: Fastenings (1.29 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 8 of this USDA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Overview
COURSE NO: A02-005
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Overview
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act as it applies to facility design.

 

For individuals with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. 

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for all engineers involved in the design of facilities accessible to the public and regulated by the ADA.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the types of facilities covered
  • Understanding "public accommodation"
  • Learning about the various requirements for accessible facilities
  • Understanding when a "direct threat" to health or safety is present
  • Understanding "readily achievable" barrier removal for existing facilities
  • Familiarizing with the  legal enforcement mechanisms available
  • Learning about available tax credits and deductions for employers
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Overview" which is based on the original document (http://www.ada.gov/qandaeng.htm) published by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), last updated on November 14, 2008

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Overview (153 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOJ publication.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG)
COURSE NO: C02-041
Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG)
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the main requirements for ADA compliance in the public right of way. Before PROWAG the ADA guidelines focused mainly on facilities on sites.  PROWAG is currently in its final public review and is scheduled to be adopted in 2012.  PROWAG addresses features common to public right of ways such as sidewalks, curb ramps, roadway crossings, and pedestrian crossing signals and on-street parking.

 

This 2 PDH online course is applicable to civil engineers, construction managers, architects and inspectors who are involved with construction in the public right of way.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the government agencies involved with PROWAG
  • Understanding which projects require PROWAG compliance
  • Knowing the differences between the current ADA requirements and PROWAG
  • Learning about PROWAG sidewalk and slope requirements
  • Learning about PROWAG curb ramp requirements
  • Learning about PROWAG detectable warning requirements
  • Understanding practical examples of reconstructing existing conditions to be PROWAG compliant
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course you will review the main requirements of PROWAG along with practical design examples.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Public Right of Way Accessibility Guidelines (4.43 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn two (2) PDH credits.  The quiz will be based on the entire document.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

COURSE TITLE: Ethical Issue: Deciding if Something is a Gift or a Bribe
COURSE NO: LE1-007
Ethical Issue: Deciding if Something is a Gift or a Bribe
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will establish, through the presentation of many examples, the principles of distinguishing between a gift and a bribe.

 

The federal government has formulated detailed rules covering gifts given to executive-branch employees in many situations. The rules are published in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and are illustrated through many examples. Even though the examples are intended for government employees (many of whom are engineers), they also apply to private-sector engineers in similar situations. This course presents selected CFR examples that furnish guidance on the ethics of gift giving in situations that are especially relevant to engineers.

 

This 1 PDH online course is intended for engineers seeking guidance on distinguishing between ethical gift-giving and bribery.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with definitions of a bribe and a gift
  • Knowing the bribe status of a gift based on a personal relationship
  • Understanding the conditions under which gifts to spouses are acceptable
  • Knowing the need to avoid even the appearance of a gift being a bribe
  • Recognizing when gifts involving free attendance at meetings and conferences are acceptable
  • Understanding the importance of the cumulative effect of receiving even small gifts on a periodic basis
  • Learning the importance of gifts received when on assignment rather than outside of work
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Ethical Issue: Deciding if Something is a Gift or a Bribe,” by Mark P. Rossow.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
ETHICAL ISSUE: DECIDING IF SOMETHING IS A GIFT OR A BRIBE (300 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on the entire document exclusive of the Appendix.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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