Wisconsin Transportation and Ethics 17 PDH Discount Package 2
Courses in this Package
Traffic Bottlenecks Operational Improvements (C06-018)
Low-Cost Treatments for Horizontal Curve Safety (C08-020)
Durability of Geosynthetics for Highway Applications (C01-018)
Ethics in Professional Practice (LE2-007)
This online engineering PDH course describes bottlenecks and explores near-term operational and low-cost construction opportunities to correct them.
Delays due to traffic congestion seem like an unavoidable, frustrating fact of life. Or are they—unavoidable, that is? This course focuses on traffic congestion caused by bottlenecks—which are specific locations on the highway system where the physical layout of the roadway routinely cannot process the traffic that wants to use it and results in localized, recurring congestion.
By focusing on relieving localized, recurring congestion at bottlenecks, this primer can help agencies identify the right fix for a particular bottleneck. What’s more, the right fix for a localized, recurring bottleneck is usually spot-specific, more effective, less expensive, and faster to implement than building a new facility.
This 6 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers and planners, conceptual and detail designers, and other technical professionals who are interested in gaining a better understanding in traffic bottlenecks operational improvements.
- Understanding bottlenecks and congestion
- Learning about the different strategies of resolving congestion
- Knowing how to structure a localized bottleneck program
- Identifying, assessing and addressing bottlenecks
- Incorporating quick-fix bottleneck solutions into the Congestion Initiative
- Understanding how agencies are dealing with bottlenecks (case studies)
This online PDH course primarily covers engineering countermeasures for horizontal curve safety that are relatively low-cost, such as signage and pavement markings.
This course is intended to provide information specifically relating to lower volume two-lane roads and the agencies that manage them. It will help transportation agencies and their crews understand the available countermeasures and how to select and apply them.
This 8 PDH online course is applicable to traffic engineers, local transport agencies, design professionals and personnel who wish to understand the available horizontal curve safety countermeasures and how to select and apply them.
- Learning about the two components of safety improvements
- Familiarization with the markings, signs, and pavement countermeasures that are used to improve horizontal curve safety
- Addressing the importance of roadside conditions and improvement opportunities
- Familiarization with the possible means of improving intersections
This online engineering PDH course presents a study that addresses various aspects of geosynthetic durability to develop procedures that could be used to predict long-term strength losses of geosynthetics used in highway applications. These procedures are essential to designers for allowing tensile capacity for geosynthetics used primarily in mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls, reinforced soil slopes, and foundation stabilization.
This study was initiated to allow voiced concerns that stress-cracking potential was not being considered in developing the allowable tension load capacity for design when using high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geogrids. Stress cracking is a potential mode of failure occurring in thermoplastic materials that are under a sustained stress significantly lower than the material’s room temperature yield strength, resulting in quasi-brittle fracture of the material. This is also known as slow crack growth and environmental stress cracking (ESC) when in contact with certain aqueous solutions.
This 1 PDH online course is applicable to all civil engineers, highway design professionals, transportation planners, material manufacturers and all personnel interested in learning about geosynthetics for highway applications.
- Developing testing protocols necessary to quantify any strength reduction due to aging or stress mechanisms for geosynthetics
- Developing testing protocols for confined stress-strain testing, which could more accurately characterize key engineering properties
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.
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
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).
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.