West Virginia Geotechnical 30 PDH Discount Package 1
Courses in this Package
Bearing Capacity of Soils (G10-002)
Dam Safety Risk Management (C03-060)
Slope Stability (G04-001)
Tunnel Operations, Maintenance, Inspection, and Evaluation Manual: Operations (C01-019)
Tunnel Operations, Maintenance, Inspection, and Evaluation Manual: Maintenance (C02-074)
Tunnel Operations, Maintenance, Inspection, and Evaluation Manual: Inspection (C10-005)
This online engineering PDH course presents the guidelines for calculation of the bearing capacity of soil under shallow and deep foundations supporting various types of structures such as buildings and houses, towers and storage tanks, fills, embankments and dams. These guidelines may be helpful in determining soils that will lead to bearing capacity failure or excessive settlements for given foundations and loads.
Bearing capacity is the ability of soil to safely carry the pressure placed on the soil from any engineered structure without undergoing a shear failure with accompanying large settlements. Applying a bearing pressure which is safe with respect to failure does not ensure that settlement of the foundation will be within acceptable limits. Therefore, settlement analysis should generally be performed since most structures are sensitive to excessive settlement.
This 10 PDH online course is applicable to civil, structural and geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel who are involved with foundation investigation and design.
- Understanding the failure modes and other factors that influence the bearing capacity
- Knowing the non-load related design considerations due to environmental and geotechnical conditions
- Familiarizing with the laboratory and in situ methods of determining soil parameters required for analysis of bearing capacity
- Analyzing the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the US Corps of Engineers Publication EM 1110-1-1905, "Bearing Capacity of Soils".
This engineering online PDH covers the basic guidelines and principles of dam risk management.
Risk management is the overarching activity when risk is used to inform dam safety decision making and builds on risk analysis and risk assessment phases. It encompasses activities related to making risk-informed decisions, prioritizing evaluations of risk, prioritizing risk reduction activities, and making program decisions associated with managing a portfolio of facilities. Risk management includes evaluating the environmental, social, cultural, ethical, political, and legal considerations during all parts of the process.
This 3 PDH online course is applicable to geotechnical and civil engineers, as well as other technical personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of dam risk management in order to make risk-informed decisions.
- Learning about the dam safety risk management framework for decision making
- Understanding the aspects and components of Risk Analysis (i.e. types, estimation & results)
- Understanding the aspects and components of Risk Assessment (i.e. process, safety decision making approach & tolerable risk)
- Understanding the aspects and components of Risk Management (i.e. objectives, urgency of action & prioritization)
- Familiarization with the aspects and components of Risk Communication and public awareness
This online engineering PDH course provides guidance for analyzing the static stability of slopes of earth and rock-fill dams, slopes of other types of embankments, excavated slopes, and natural slopes in soil and soft rock.
Slope stability criteria are presented for strength tests, analysis conditions, and factors of safety. The criteria are intended to be used with methods of stability analysis that satisfy all conditions of equilibrium. Methods that do not satisfy all conditions of equilibrium may involve significant inaccuracies and should be used only under the restricted conditions described herein.
This 4 PDH online course is applicable to geotechnical and structural engineers, as well as design and construction personnel working on projects involving slope stability analysis.
- Aspects applicable to all load conditions
- Analyses of stability during and at the end of construction
- Analyses of steady-state seepage conditions
- Analyses of sudden drawdown stability
- Analysis of stability during earthquakes
- Design criteria for existing and new embankments
- Design criteria of other slopes
- Presentation of various types of analysis and results
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapters 1 through 4 of the US Corps of Engineers Publication EM 1110-2-1902, "Slope Stability".
This online engineering PDH course presents essential roles and responsibilities of the tunnel staff, normal operating procedures, and emergency response guidelines for vehicle collisions, fires, explosions, floods and earthquakes.
Operating requirements vary among tunnel facilities because of the traffic level, the feasibility of alternative routes, accessibility to existing utilities, availability of emergency responders, and other conditions specific to each tunnel. Functional systems within the tunnel must be integrated with operational procedures to include the mechanical equipment, electrical components, lighting fixtures, fire and life safety systems, signs and security equipment installed within the tunnel.
This 1 PDH online course is applicable to civil and structural engineers, as well as design personnel and staff involved in the operation of tunnel systems.
- Understanding the essential roles and responsibilities of the tunnel staff
- Familiarization with normal tunnel operating procedures
- Understanding the emergency response guidelines for vehicle collisions, fires, explosions, floods, and earthquakes
This engineering online PDH course will provide an overview on effective maintenance considerations of tunnel systems and the associated components.
An effective maintenance program helps reduce costs, decrease the number of tunnel closures, increase public safety, and ensure adequate levels of service. To maximize efficient use of resources and minimize costs, maintenance programs should be optimized. When large-scale repairs and upgrades are implemented, these projects are typically referred to as tunnel rehabilitation.
This 2 PDH online course is applicable to civil and structural engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the maintenance process of tunnel systems.
- Understanding the fundamental causes of deterioration and corrosion in tunnels.
- Familiarization with the methods aimed at controlling groundwater seepage.
- Familiarization with the repair techniques and rehabilitation schemes.
This engineering online PDH course will provide an overview on the inspection of tunnel systems and the associated components.
This course focuses on developing safety inspections for highway tunnels. Some of the essential requirements of the NTIS are summarized to include the responsibilities of the tunnel inspection organization, qualifications of inspection personnel, inspection procedures and practices, and the different types of tunnel inspections. This course also explores health and safety issues for inspectors, inspection equipment, typical tunnel defects, owner defined elements, critical findings, and condition ratings. A glossary of selected terms and a list of references is also included at the end.
This 10 PDH online course is applicable to civil and structural engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the inspection process of tunnel systems.
- Understanding the inspection criteria and methods of tunnel systems
- Identifying the typical roles and personnel involved in tunnel inspection processes
- Understanding the roles, requirements, and scope of work of those involved
- Familiarizing with different inspection methods and techniques
- Learning about the health and safety considerations
- Understanding the basics of cost estimating
- Familiarizing with the equipment used in tunnel inspections
- Learning about the recommended actions upon critical findings