Just Released: AEC Professional Development Courses!

RedVector is happy to announce two mobile-ready professional development courses!  The first course is authored by our subject-matter expert Dr. David Williams PhD, PE, PH, CFM, CPESC, D.WRE.  You may remember Dr. Williams has over 40 years of experience in the water resources industry and is known nationally and internationally for his contributions to the industry.

The second course is authored by our subject-matter expert Bob Hazleton, PE who has worked on hundreds of projects across the United States and Canada. Given Bob’s range of work experience, he has encountered many types of building codes and real-world situations that make him an expert in this field.

Reducing Risk: Preparing to be an Expert Witness in a Deposition and Trial

In today’s litigious atmosphere, professionals are often asked to be expert witnesses in civil suits, or to simply provide services for mediation and forensic investigations. In this interactive online course, you will learn what to expect when asked to participate in legal processes or forensic investigations, how to prepare, and how to minimize your business’ exposure to possible legal actions. We will discuss ethical conduct and the role of the expert witness as a non-advocate. We’ll explore what is expected behavior throughout the process, how to handle oneself under pressure, and how to prepare for meditations, deposition and trial. Additionally, this course will outline how to conduct yourself as an expert witness during depositions and trials representing yourself as a competent witness who is in control, reputable, believable, and unbiased.

Working Effectively with Building Officials and Inspectors

Who is an Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)? How should you communicate with them? Anyone associated with building design and construction will eventually interact with a building official or inspector. This includes Fire Marshals, Health Departments, Planning Departments, local gas and electric companies, and water and sewer departments. Having a positive and professional relationship will go a long way in a creating a cost effective, timely, and safe project. This interactive online course present several techniques to use to ensure a productive outcome including: knowing the applicable codes, being professional, first impressions, understanding the role of the local AHJ, knowing when to appeal an unfavorable ruling, knowing when to accept an unfavorable ruling, and
establishing your credentials.

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