Wisconsin Geotechnical and Ethics 17 PDH Discount Package 1
Courses in this Package
Bearing Capacity of Soils (G10-002)
Dam Safety Risk Management (C03-060)
Trenching and Excavation Safety (C02-072)
Engineering Ethics for Wisconsin Professional Engineers (WI2-004)
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 on the requirements for excavation and trenching operations. This course describes safe work practices that can protect workers from cave-ins and other hazards.
Trenching and excavation work presents serious hazards to all workers involved. Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are more likely than some other excavation-related incidents to result in worker fatalities. One cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a car. An unprotected trench can be an early grave. Employers must ensure that workers enter trenches only after adequate protections are in place to address cave-in hazards. Other potential hazards associated with trenching work include falling loads, hazardous atmospheres and hazards from mobile equipment. Following the requirements of OSHA Excavation standards will prevent or greatly reduce the risk of cave-ins and other excavation-related incidents.
This 2 PDH online course is intended for employers/business owners, engineers, managers, construction workers and any other personnel working on construction projects involving trenching and excavation safety.
- Understanding the different risks and dangers of trenching and excavation operations
- Understanding the OSHA Excavation standards and how they protect workers
- Pre-planning excavation work
- Learning the basics of protective systems
This online engineering PDH course presents the laws and rules of ethics and professional responsibility governing the practice of engineering in the State of Wisconsin. Excerpts from Chapters A-E 1 to A-E 13 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code and Chapter 443 of the Wisconsin Statutes which relate to the rules of professional conduct are presented in this course.
Engineering ethics is (1) the study of moral issues and decisions confronting individuals and organizations involved in engineering and (2) the study of related questions about moral conduct, character, ideals and relationships of peoples and organizations involved in technological development (Martin and Schinzinger, Ethics in Engineering).
Since engineers are faced with frequent moral and ethical dilemmas while practicing their engineering profession, this course will provide you with moral and ethical guidance in your decision making process. Most importantly, it will provide you with insight on how to conduct, respect and protect your engineering practice with the utmost professionalism.
This 2 PDH online course is applicable to Professional Engineers licensed in the State of Wisconsin and who are required to demonstrate continuing professional competency in engineering ethics as a condition of their license renewal. For each renewal period, every licensee must complete thirty (30) professional development hours, at least two of which must be relative to the rules professional responsibility, conduct and ethics.
This PE continuing education engineering course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with the laws and rules regulating the practice of engineering in the State of Wisconsin
- Understanding the role of the Wisconsin Board and its disciplinary authority
- Learning about engineering ethics and the rules of professional conduct and responsibility
- Gaining an overview of ethical and disciplinary case studies depicting various violations and their corresponding penalties