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Texas Materials and Ethics 15 PDH Discount Package 2

PACKAGE NO: TX15T-05
PACKAGE PDH: 15
PACKAGE PRICE: $216
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COURSE TITLE: Coating Types and Selection
COURSE NO: T06-002
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Coating Types and Selection
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents each type of coating resin or binder categorized by its film-forming mechanism, different types of pigments, and the various solvent families. It also discusses drying oils which are an integral part of some coating formulations, as well as, driers that aid in the drying reaction. Furthermore, it describes miscellaneous additives that are formulated into many coatings for specific purposes. It also provides guidance on powder coatings, thermal spray organic and inorganic coatings, and galvanizing tapes and wraps.

 

This course also presents a systematic approach to coating selection for new construction and maintenance painting. It details the criteria for selecting a coating system based on the service environment(s), surface preparation requirements, and options for coating application. Finally, it discusses other considerations such as VOC concerns, coating cost, supplier recommendations, ease of application, and maintainability.

 

This 6 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, design and construction personnel, and other technical professionals who are interested in gaining a better understanding of coating types, characteristics and selection.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the various types of film-forming mechanisms
  • Understanding how resins (binders) are formed and their underlying pigments
  • Learning about drying oil coatings and their corresponding driers
  • Understanding the function of solvents in coatings
  • Learning about the various additives and their purposes
  • Understanding zinc-rich coatings vs. powder and their applications
  • Understanding the environmental impacts of volatile organic compounds
  • Understanding the process of thermal spray and galvanized coatings
  • Learning about how to protect piping and tubular structural shapes with tapes and wraps
  • Determining the criteria for selecting a coating system
  • Understanding the degree of exposure to atmospheric  elements
  • Selecting coating systems for ferrous components in fresh water vs. seawater
  • Selecting coating systems for black iron and steel pipes
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapters 4 and 5 of the "Painting: New Construction and Maintenance" engineering manual, published by the United States Army of Corps of Engineers (USACE), Publication Number EM 1110-2-3400.

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Coating Types and Selection (237 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapters 4 and 5 of this USACE 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: Coating Application and Inspection
COURSE NO: T03-001
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Coating Application and Inspection
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the technologies, techniques, advantages and limitations, equipment, typical coating types involved, and safety considerations for each type of application method.

 

The choice of an application method depends on the type of coating to be applied, the type and size of surface to be coated, and governing environmental regulations. There are various methods of coating application, including brush application, roller application, conventional spray, high volume-low pressure spray, airless spray, plural component spray, and electrostatic spray.

 

Approximately 85 percent of all premature coating failures are a result of poor surface preparation, inadequate mixing, thinning, and/or poor coating application. Onsite quality control inspection during surface preparation and coating application procedures can help prevent failures of these types. Proper inspection techniques must be combined with knowledgeable instrument use, good common sense, and thorough documentation of work activities and inspection checkpoints to help ensure specification compliance. The amount of inspection and the specific inspection checkpoints will vary with the type and size of the coating project. This course presents eleven quality control inspection procedures as follows:

  • Pre-surface preparation inspection
  • Ambient conditions
  • Compressed air cleanliness
  • Surface profile
  • Surface cleanliness
  • Paint storage, mixing, and thinning procedures
  • Application techniques
  • Wet and dry coating thickness
  • Pinhole detection
  • Adhesion
  • Cure

 

This 3 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, design and construction personnel, and other technical professionals who are interested in gaining a better understanding of coating application and inspection.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Methods of coating application
  • Documentation of coating applications
  • Pre-surface preparation inspection
  • Measurement of ambient conditions
  • Assessment of compressed air cleanliness
  • Measurement of surface profile
  • Evaluation of surface cleanliness
  • Paint storage, mixing, and thinning
  • Measurement of wet coating thickness
  • Nondestructive measurement of dry coating thickness
  • Destructive measurement of dry coating thickness
  • Cleanliness and time (cure) between coats
  • Holiday/pinhole detection
  • Adhesion testing and evaluation
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapters 8 and 9 of the “Painting: New Construction and Maintenance” engineering manual, published by the United States Army of Corps of Engineers (USACE), Publication Number EM 1110-2-3400.

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Coating Application and Inspection (111 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapters 8 and 9 of this USACE 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: Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Used in Residential Wall Systems
COURSE NO: T04-007
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Used in Residential Wall Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides prescriptive requirements for the use of structural insulated panels (SIPs) in wall systems in the construction of residential structures. These provisions include definitions, span tables, material requirements, and other related information appropriate for use by engineers, home builders, design professionals, and building code officials.

 

The Prescriptive Method for Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Used in Wall Systems in Residential Construction (Prescriptive Method) provides prescriptive requirements to facilitate the use of SIPs in wall systems for the construction of one- and two-family dwellings. By providing prescriptive provisions for the construction of typical homes with SIP systems, the need for engineering can be eliminated or reduced for most applications.

 

This 4 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, design professionals and construction personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the design and installation considerations of structural insulated panels.
Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the SIP materials, sizes and shapes
  • Understanding the SIP foundation, wall and header requirements
  • Understanding SIP connection details
  • Understanding the utility requirements associated with SIP wall systems
  • Understanding the thermal guidelines associated with SIP wall systems
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled "Prescriptive Method for structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) Used in Wall Systems in Residential Construction" published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Policy Development and Research (2007).
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STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANELS (SIPS) USED IN RESIDENTIAL WALL SYSTEMS (783 KB)
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 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: Ethics in Professional Practice
COURSE NO: LE2-007
Ethics in Professional Practice
Course Highlights

In this online engineering PDH course, background on the philosophical models that guide ethical behavior is discussed and then applied to specific situations in engineering codes of ethics. This course is based on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Professional Practice Curriculum, Volume 8, Section: Engineering Ethics.

 

Many engineering organizations have drafted codes of ethics to which their members are required to commit.  Generally, these codes are quite similar and are based on a few fundamental principles which provide guidance to professional engineers in common situations. Nevertheless, there are many difficult or ambiguous situations in which the best ethical solution is difficult to determine.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended primarily for engineers seeking to learn ethical principles and how to apply them to their professional practice.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Determining ethical behavior using several philosophical models
  • Evaluating a practical situation in terms of a professional code of ethics
  • Identifying situations that represent conflicts of interest and formulate a proper response
  • Applying the standards of professional ethics in technical communication
  • Recognizing environmental impacts of engineering work
  • Considering principles of sustainable development in the performance of professional duties
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Ethics in Professional Practice" published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). (This course document is reproduced by permission of the ASME (www.asme.org). You may also download from or view this course document on the ASME's website by clicking on Ethics in Professional Practice).

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Ethics in Professional Practice (268 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 credit. The quiz will be based on this ASME 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.

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