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Structural Engineering 15 PDH Discount Package

PACKAGE NO: DP15S-07
PACKAGE PDH: 15
PACKAGE PRICE: $216
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Courses in this Package
COURSE TITLE: Wood as An Engineering Material: Wood as a Sustainable Building Material
COURSE NO: S01-005
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Wood as An Engineering Material: Wood as a Sustainable Building Material
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course illustrates how wood is considered as a sustainable building material.

 

Few building materials possess the environmental benefits of wood. It is not only the most widely used building mate­rial but also one with characteristics that make it suitable for a wide range of applications.One of the greatest attributes of wood is that it is a renewable resource. If sustainable forest management and harvesting practices are followed, wood resources will be available indefinitely.

 

This 1 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 as a sustainable building material 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 how wood is considered aGreen Building Material
  • Understanding the concept of Embodied Energy
  • Learning the Carbon Impact of different materials
  • Familiarizing with the different Forest Certification Programs
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 1, "Wood as a Sustainable Building Material" 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: Wood as a Sustainable Building Material (287KB)
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 Chapter 1 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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, 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: Structure and Function of Wood
COURSE NO: S02-021
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Wood as An Engineering Material: Structure and Function of Wood
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance on the basic biological structure of wood and provides a basis for interpreting its properties in an engineering context. By understanding the function of wood in the living tree, we can better understand the strengths and limitations it presents as a material.

 

Wood is a complex biological structure, a composite of many chemistries and cell types acting together to serve the needs of a living plant. Attempting to understand wood in the context of wood technology, we have often overlooked the key and basic fact that wood evolved over the course of millions of years to serve three main functions in plants― conduction of water from the roots to the leaves, mechanical support of the plant body, and storage of biochemicals. There is no property of wood—physical, mechanical, chemical, biological, or technological—that is not fundamentally derived from the fact that wood is formed to meet the needs of the living tree. To accomplish any of these functions, wood must have cells that are designed and interconnected in ways sufficient to perform these functions. These three functions have influenced the evolution of approximately 20,000 different species of woody plants, each with unique properties, uses, and capabilities, in both plant and human contexts.

 

This 2 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 of the structures and functions 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:

  • Learning the biological structure of wood
  • Understanding the microscopic structure of softwoods and hardwoods
  • Familiarizing with the different appearances of wood as sawn lumber
  • Understanding the differences between plainsawn and quartersawn lumber
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 3, "Structure and Function 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: Structure and Function of Wood (933KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 3 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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, 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: 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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, 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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, 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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, 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: Use of Wood in Buildings and Bridges
COURSE NO: S02-025
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Wood as an Engineering Material: Use of Wood in Buildings and Bridges
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the features of various types of building systems. It places emphasis on how these systems have adapted to the use of modern materials and techniques.

 

In North America, most housing and commercial structures built prior to the 20th century used wood as the major structural material. The abundant wood resource formed the basic structure for most houses, commercial buildings, bridges, and utility poles. Today, houses and many light commercial and industrial buildings are made using modern wood structural materials. Recently, there has been increased interest in using wood for various types of transportation structures, including highway bridges. Furthermore, prefabricated floor and wall panels along with prefabricated roof and floor trusses or I-joists are replacing piece-by-piece on-site construction with dimension lumber.

 

This 2 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 use of wood in buildings and bridges.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding of light-frame building type construction
  • Understanding of post-frame and pole building type construction
  • Understanding of log and heavy timber building type construction
  • Understanding of timber bridge type construction
  • Application of thermal insulation controls, air filtration controls, moisture and sound controls to the construction of wood structures
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 17, "Use of Wood in Buildings and Bridges" 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: USE OF WOOD IN BUILDINGS AND BRIDGES (815 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapter 17 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 may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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