About me… I’ve been a structural engineer for over thirty years. Over that time I’ve worked for both government agencies and engineering consulting firms designing heavy civil engineering projects for water treatment, sewage treatment, and hydro power as well as for the petroleum and pulp and paper industry, mass transit, and sports stadiums. For nearly ten years now I’ve been reviewing plans submitted to building departments for building permits throughout the states of Washington and Alaska.
About PDH As Required… Throughout my career as a design engineer I’ve had to learn how to design many types of structural systems that I had no previous experience with: sheet piling, augercast piles, slurry walls, cold formed steel, drilled piers, tie-back walls, wood framing, waterfront facilities, railroad structures etc. One of the first places I’ve always started my learning process for a new structural system has been with the applicable public domain documents available from many public agencies. These documents have always provided valuable background information as well as a list of useful references for further study. I’ve created the courses you’ll find here in an effort to let design engineers get PDH credit for the time they spend getting familiar with a new subject area while using these public domain documents.