Pumps and Pumping Systems

Learn about the latest procedures for improving water and wastewater systems design and operation. The design process for water systems has been simplified and improved as a result of the new and sophisticated computer programs which are currently available. The amount of time saved by using electronic design enables the engineers to evaluate a system under a number of different design conditions and constraints and achieve an optimum design that will produce a highly efficient system. T...
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Project Risk Management

Risks must be considered in all engineering projects. This course examines both the positive and negative sides of risk management. This course assists the engineer in dealing with risk by helping the engineer to identify risks; quantify, prioritize and develop responses to risk; outlining of methods for setting up contingencies; handling risk during the project, and closing a risk. Merriam-Webster defines risk as “the possibility that something bad or unpleasant (such as an injury or ...
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Project Management

Learn about the foundational project management principles necessary to effectively meet all expectations with regard to final project delivery, including the established goals of time, budget, and quality. The manner in which a business organization manages its projects is the key to developing and retaining clients and being a profitable operation. Everyone in an organization is involved, either directly or indirectly, in projects which the organization undertakes. Each person can contrib...
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Mechanical Systems I

Learn theoretical and current practical knowledge in the area of mechanical systems and various mechanical components. The purpose of this course is to provide practitioners with the theoretical as well as current practical knowledge in the area of mechanical systems and various mechanical components and to strengthen the relationships of materials science to manufacturing techniques. This course is accepted for credit by all states except New York.
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Mechanical Engineering Overview

Reviews the subjects of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, designed for professional engineers of all experience levels. The course provides a review of the basic principles of mechanical engineering as they relate to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. It is designed for the experienced professional engineer desiring a refresher course or for the professional engineer whose undergraduate curricula did not include air conditioning. The course was authored by Char...
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Managing Engineering Services Contracts

Learn how to improve the efficiency of the design and construction process, reduce the probability of a professional liability claim, and improve the likelihood of expectations being met. The central theme of this course is achieving expectation management. Almost all of the information contained herein is intended to enhance that process. While the course is primarily directed to practitioners that serve as consultants to clients with whom they have a contract, the philosophies and procedu...
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Laws and Regulations Applicable to the Practice of Engineering in Maryland

Fulfills the requirements of Chapter 6, paragraph 03 A (1) by providing 1 hour of continuing education on the Maryland statutes and rules applicable to the practice of professional engineering. The course provides a thorough review of Subtitle 23, Chapter 6, paragraph 03 A (1) through a series of questions on each section of the Law and Rules that will prepare the student to correctly answer questions in the evaluation examination at the end of the course. PDH Now is an approved provider...
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Law and Rules for Professional Engineers of Indiana for 2014-2016

Fulfill the requirements of 864 IAC 1.1-15-3(C) by reviewing 1 hour of continuing education on Indiana statutes and rules. The course provides a thorough review of Indiana Code-31 and Title 864 of the Indiana Administrative Code through a series of questions on each section of the Law and Rules that will prepare the student to correctly answer questions in the evaluation examination at the end of the course. The course will conclude with a 10-question examination to measure the effective...
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Ethics I for Professional Engineers

Reviews the approach of the study of ethics, 5 prominent theories of ethics, and the application of these theories to serving the public as a Professional Engineer. Ethics is defined as the study of standards of conduct and moral judgment; moral philosophy. The purpose of this course is to provide guidelines for ethical conduct for practitioners engaged in engineering activities. The course concludes with an evaluation exam covering all three chapters of the text. This course is designed...
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EE 101: An Introduction to Electrical Engineering Concepts for the non-Electrical Engineer

Guides non-electrical engineers through the many questions that arise when they must interact with and understand the subject of electrical power. For many non-electrical engineers (civil, mechanical, structural, fire protection, and other design professionals), understanding how electricity "works" and knowing how to specify equipment that utilizes electricity can be confusing. Electricity can't be pumped out of the ground like oil or captured from moving air like wind energy. So it is ...
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Design-Build Project Delivery

Familiarize yourself with Design-Build project delivery concepts, a rapidly-growing trend in North American engineering projects. Design-Build Project Delivery familiarizes practitioners with Design-Build procedures and concepts. The course is authored by William H. Palm, P.E., a consulting engineer with over 30 years experience in private practice. This course contains information as to best practices in the area of design build activity. This course meets the NCEES Guidelines of a c...
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Common Sense Ethics

Principles needed to live an ethical life and build a desired professional reputation as a Professional Engineer. This course discusses ethical issues and theories. It covers the human nature of ethics, ethical issues, ethical theories, and a common sense approach to ethics. The course concludes with an evaluation exam covering all four chapters of the text. The course is designed to fulfill the requirements of 864 IAC 1.1-15-3(b) of the Indiana Board of Professional Engineers and Chapte...
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Online Other Disciplines FE Exam Prep Course

Online Other Disciplines FE Exam Prep Course At-a-Glance * 90 days of self-guided, unlimited online materials access * You pick the dates - Sign up when it's convenient for you * Unlimited access to 14 recorded webinars totaling over 20 hours covering FE exam topics * Download and print slides that accompany each webinar * Submit your questions online - Subject matter experts will get back to you * $750/members; $950/non-members - Includes all required mat...
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Online Mechanical FE Exam Prep Course

Online Mechanical FE Exam Prep Course At-a-Glance * 90 days of self-guided, unlimited online materials access * You pick the dates - Sign up when it's convenient for you * Unlimited access to 15 recorded webinars totaling nearly 22 hours covering FE exam topics * Download and print slides that accompany each webinar * Submit your questions online - Subject matter experts will get back to you * $750/members, $950/non-members - Includes all required materials ...
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Online Mechanical PE Exam Prep Course

The Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers (MnSPE) can help you pass the PE exam! Our mechanical PE exam prep course is offered prior to the April and October PE exams each year. Courses are held via live, instructor-led webinar and are open to students anywhere in the world. Webinars are recorded for repeat review and access by students. We use books and materials published by Professional Publications, Inc., providers of the popular Lindeburg books – order books through MnSPE at a 15%...
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Leading as an Engineering Responsibility

There is a lot of talk these days about leadership and excellence. What does leadership mean to you? Do you believe that only executives can be leaders? Why should you be concerned about leadership yourself? Why is it important for engineers and scientists to step up to leadership? Do you add value to your organization? How can you have more influence in your organization and have more fulfillment in your professional and personal and life? If these issues are of interest to you, you will w...
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Leadership: What Matters Most

Providing effective leadership can be a daunting challenge. So there’s value in getting back to the basics of how leaders increase their impact. In this webinar, we’ll concentrate on three issues: people, attention, time. Not the list you expected? Join our webinar to learn why these issues matter most. 1 PDH Speaker: Mel Lester This course is available for free to NSPE members. Please log in, if you're not already, then complete the check-out process. You will not be charged.
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Key Federal Contracting Laws That Everyone Must Know

Whether you are a small or large contrator, it is crucial to understand and comply with federal contracting laws. This session will provide a brief overview of key federal contracting laws to be aware of in pursuing solicitations and performing your project work. 1 PDH
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Key Concepts in Engineering Ethics: Preserving Confidentiality, Receiving and Providing Gifts and Other Valuable Consideration and Emerging Areas

This 60 minute webinar will focus on engineering ethics cases involving the confidentiality of an engineering report, removing company files at the conclusion of employment, gifts to state department of transportation employees and political contributions as part of a fundraising event. This webinar is approved for NY State credit by PIE, Inc. November 18, 2014, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. (E.S.T.) Presenter: Arthur Schwartz Login information will be e-mailed within two business days of...
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IT Solutions for AEC Professionals

This presentation will review how information technology can be used to help firms (with a particular emphasis on construction firms) track and obtain work, measure and improve productivity and ensure that timely payments are actively managed. In the past decade there have been significant advances in how information technology can improve the workings of an organization – however many organizations do not plan the adoption and use of technology (along with the requisite training) well. This...
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Winning QBS Strategies for Powerful Project Interviews, Q&A Sessions, and Owner Debriefings

Learn the three ways selection panels receive information and the "7 Cs" you must demonstrate for effective project interviews and Q&As. Learn strategies to improve your performance during the prepared project interview as well as during Q&A sessions. Learn 17 Dos and Don'ts to make the debriefing process more informational and ultimately more useful for the team. 1 PDH. Speakers: Lori Stanley and Hilari Weinstein
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What Happens When Green Becomes Code: Do Buildings Get Better or Do Lawyers Get Richer?

The inevitable is about to happen and most people don't even know it is coming—green buildings are going to become, by codification, the law of the land. For some firms, this will just mean business as usual. For other firms, this change will be cataclysmic. ASHRAE produces standards that are adopted by most model building codes, and the ASHRAE Draft Standard 189.1P is the new "Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings." This new ...
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Today's Three Greatest Risks in Green Design and Construction

With the recent changes and adoptions in building codes and green ratings systems, designers, contractors, and owners are now more than ever facing real challenges when taking on green building. Long-term proof of measured building performance could mean that if your building does not meet and stay on target for green performance you could lose your status. Codes have now been adopted and deployed throughout the design and construction community, and we are just beginning to understand some of...
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The Pros & Cons of Using Consultants

Many engineering firms and public agencies find it difficult maintaining the right mix of engineering capability and capacity for every situation. The reason is simple: reduced budgets, limited staff, and an infrequent need for certain specialties. To remedy this, most firms and public agencies rely on consultants to provide manning assistance, advisory services, and niche skills. Before making the decision to use consultants, a clear assessment of the pros and cons is necessary. During thi...
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The Legal Realities of Project Scheduling

Design professionals serve an integral role in project scheduling, delay analysis, and payment requisitions. The design professional’s impact is felt early on in the creation of the design documents up to and through construction administration. We will address design professionals’ roles and responsibilities in project scheduling, establish mechanisms for avoiding and addressing contractor delay claims, and discuss evaluation of payment requisitions in the context of the project schedule ...
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The Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Engineers

Holding a PE usually includes engineering firm responsibilities like cash flow and budgeting. In this webinar presented by Ian Rusk, we discuss the fundamentals of accounting, financial statements, fiscal performance, and future planning in terms familiar to engineers. This webinar is especially useful for PEs aspiring to management at their firm. The following areas will be covered: Fundamental aspects of accounting; cash vs. accrual accounting Basics of reading and interpreting financ...
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The Ethics of Gifts: Drawing the Line (1.0 PDH)

The moderator and three panel members discuss the relevance of the NSPE Code of Ethics to cases reviewed by the NSPE Board of Ethical Review. The objective of the seminar is to reinforce the importance of ethical behavior and practice to the profession of engineering and especially to the credibility of the professional engineer. Moderator: Arthur E. Schwartz Panel: Marco Rajkovich, Jr., PE, PLS, William Lawson, Ph.D., PE
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Team Building Skills for Engineers

This Webinar on Team Building Skills for Engineers will provide you practical answers to these questions: What are 2 key differences between a work group and a true team? What are 5 types of collaboration performed on a team? What are 2 primary measures of a team’s effectiveness? What are 10 characteristics of a high-performing team? What are 4 predictable stages of team development? What are 10 proven strategies to strengthen your team’s effectiveness? What are 5 team derailers t...
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Strategic Planning

This presentation will review the steps a company should follow in creating a strategic plan. Identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT analysis) to drive the strategic plan will be emphasized. Various company behavior strategies will be reviewed, comparing the company’s competitive stance to the market conditions. Suggestions for identifying strategic measures, communicating the strategic plan to employees, and measuring progress will all be a focus of this presen...
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Solving the Risks in Green Design and Construction

The great irony of building green is that the very concepts that are intended to enhance a building's performance over its lifetime are many of the same things that also make it highly susceptible to catastrophic moisture and mold problems during the first few years of operation. This presentation will identify the specific reasons that green buildings are at increased risk for failures and what contractors and developers/owners must do to avoid problems; in short, what practices are being ...
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Retool Your Resume

In this Webinar, Erin Kennedy, a certified professional resume writer, will cover resume development including: Purpose of a resume; Types of resumes; How to write a resume; Strategy and focus; Establishing who your audience is; Preparation; Type of data to gather—what is relevant and what is not; How to begin writing; and The experience, career summary, and more. She will also touch on cover letters. 1 PDH Speaker: Erin Kennedy See a complete listing of Web seminars.
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Requirements for Your Next Green Project: Successfully Building Green in a Poor Economy

This engaging and timely Webinar will cover five areas of concern to help reduce risks on these innovative, lean-budget, and high-performance buildings: Taking on liability for the emerging long-term building requirements that many green rating systems are beginning to implement; Identifying LEED® credits in your project that may add minimal value but may dramatically increase risk, as well as recognizing how your building’s complexity has increased because of green construction; Using...
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Qualifications Based Selection: Under Attack

Ever wondered what QBS was really all about? Our panel of experts will explain Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) without the jargon, discuss its value to you and your clients, and tell you about how QBS is being threatened right now by legislative and regulatory actions at the state and federal levels, and how you can help. 1 PDH
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Project Scheduling and Schedule Compression

In this follow-up to the Technical Project Management or TPM discussion, Jeffrey S. Russell and Wayne P. Pferdehirt discuss the tools and processes you can use to improve project planning and efficiency. Also on tap are some tips to help you compress a project’s schedule and design better processes from the beginning of a project. Speakers: Jeffrey S. Russell and Wayne P. Pferdehirt
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Project Management: How to Do it Right

Project management is a complex subject with a growing interest on how to do it right. Project management consists of principles, strategies, and tools applied to a wide range of engineering projects. In the broadest sense, project management addresses techniques for planning, scheduling, allocating resources, and tracking projects. It also addresses the interface between projects and organizations. All of these concepts are presented in a framework that is built upon sound technical leadershi...
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Project Management and Ethics

Dr. Yarmus identifies many of the ethical conflicts in the field of project management and focuses on construction management as a specialty of the art and science of project management. He differentiates the role of each discipline and narrows in on tools and principles that have become the core competencies of construction managers. These are further developed as ethical design considerations and constraints, defined in monitoring, risk evaluation, scoping, and the resolution of conflicts. H...
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Project Launch, Audit, and Closure

Technical Project Management, or TPM, can help you better plan and execute your systemic projects and improve efficiency. This webinar will focus on helping you better understand how to initiate a project, applying and analyzing strategies and methods needed to effectively audit a project, and applying methods for effective closure of a project. Speakers: Jeffrey S. Russell and Wayne P. Pferdehirt
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Professional Liability Risk Management Toolbox

The Risk Management Toolbox provides details on specific tools that can be used to manage professional liability risk, their importance in managing risk and how best to integrate them into the firm. This course can also be called The 9 Cs of professional liability risk management: communication, contract, compensation, coordination, control, contingency, consistency, change, and coverage. 1 PDH Presented by: Barbara Sable and Justin Klein This course is available for free to NSPE members...
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Primer of Engineering Philosophical Ethics

Want to know more about approaches for making ethical decisions? In this primer of philosophical ethics, you will learn how character-based, outcome-based, and principle-based theories can help you make a decision when faced with an ethical question. Carlos Bertha will also discuss the difficulties involved in thinking about ethics as a choice between a universal, one-size-fits-all approach on the one hand and an anything-goes, no-wrong-answers approach on the other. He will address how to res...
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Pending and Current Legislation, Rules, and Programs that will Change How We Manage Storm Water

This program will give an overview of Federal Programs, Proposed EPA regulations, and Design Guidance and Rating Systems that will change the way we manage storm water. The program will look at examples of Green and LID methods and discuss some options for obtaining the same results using familiar technologies. 1 PDH.
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NSPE Engineering Body of Knowledge

NSPE is in the beginning stages of defining the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for practice as a professional engineer. Learn more about this NSPE Engineering Body of Knowledge project.
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Negotiating For Success

You negotiate all the time with your managers, suppliers, contractors, and coworkers. Negotiations never go away, and often the difference between a profitable, smooth-running venture and a costly disaster is a confident, skilled, and well-prepared negotiator. You will learn to reduce potential conflict situations, understand what it takes to develop a negotiation mindset for success, and identify common tactics used by the world’s best negotiators. This Web seminar will help you recog...
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Marketing You: Building a Personal Brand

In a consumer-driven society, marketing campaigns have a purpose of connecting brands with clients and customers. However, our own actions in the workplace and with our clients also create a brand: a personal brand, which may have positive and negative equity implications. Personal brand equity is formed from the quality of one’s work as well as the relational networks and executive presence that one establishes; all these elements contribute towards generating new and continuing clients, cu...
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Lean Construction

Lean construction is a shift in a thought process towards collaborative project efficiency and quality to promote delivering a project to clients by maximizing value and minimizing waste while pursuing perfection. The goals of lean construction include: Constant simplification of processes; Encouraging input and collaboration from all project team members; Decreasing waste; Increasing efficiency; and Creating predictable work flow. The Webinar provides an overview of lean constructi...
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Integrated Design: The Reality of Implementation of Sustainable Design

As the building industry embraces sustainable design practices at a rapidly increasing rate, the professionals involved are increasing their knowledge and inventing new technologies just as quickly. This is the change that is necessary in order to work towards the goals of mitigating climate change, minimizing the negative impact on the planet, and creating healthy environments; but there is still a sizeable piece missing in the puzzle. The main barrier preventing the design of truly green bui...
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How to Start Your Own Firm

Have you considered starting your own firm? During this Web seminar you will hear the experiences of others who have gone through the process and been successful. Learn some tips for success and what potential pitfalls you may encounter. 1 PHD.
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How to Get Your Next Job

We have all been there. You get that first job and everything goes well, but then something happens and you start to wonder what else is out there. This Webinar will explore getting that next job, whether it is an internal promotion or an external opportunity with another firm. We will talk about how you can make yourself more valuable to your present firm and to others, and there will be information about the best tools and methods you can use when the “external route” seems to be the onl...
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How to Get Your First Job

If you thought getting that engineering degree was the key to instant success, there are a few more doors you need to pass through before that success starts to pay off. This presentation will focus on how you should be working while in school and even after you graduate to translate and leverage what you have learned into a real career opportunity. It will touch on the importance and strategy of networking, both in person and using social networks, and will also get into the process of identi...
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How to Conduct Effective Meetings

How are your team meetings run? Do some meetings gnaw at your sense of accomplishment? How are group interaction problems solved? In this session we will explore and participate in steps to take towards facilitating effective and timely meetings. By the end of the Webinar you will know how to set meeting standards, hold each other accountable, and encourage effective meeting behavior. 1 PDH Speaker's Bio: Debbie White.
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Historical Cases & Engineering Ethics

Cultivating an understanding of ethics is essential for engineers as they conduct their professional lives. A different approach is to examine historical cases, which can offer a different perspective on professional responsibilities. This Webinar presentation will consider several issues in engineering ethics, such as unintended consequences; professional responsibility and judgment; and concern for human health, safety and welfare, using historical cases as examples. One of the more importan...
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