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Hyatt Regency Hotel Collapse

COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Hyatt Regency Hotel Collapse
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides a brief summary on the collapse of the Hyatt Regency Hotel walkways in 1981.

The presentation introduces the initial design of the hotel’s construction and the following design changes that lead to its collapse. It also discusses other underlying issues responsible for its collapse such as inadequate design verification process, lack of accountability and oversight, and poor communication. The presentation ends by discussing the aftermath and lessons learnt following the collapse.

This 1 PDH online interactive presentation is applicable to architects and structural engineers, project managers, construction and design personnel, and technical staff who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the collapse of the Hyatt Regency Hotel walkways.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Introducing the Hyatt Regency Hotel construction and its walkways’ collapse
  • Discussing the initial design of the hotel’s construction and the following design changes that lead to its walkways’ collapse
  • Learning about the measures taken following the hotel walkways’ collapse and the underlying issues following investigation
  • Familiarizing with the lessons learnt from the hotel construction’s failure and ultimate walkways collapse
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "Hyatt Regency Hotel Collapse". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 44 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz

Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation. 

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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