RedVector is happy to announce 4 new Webcast courses consisting of 5-hours of content. The first course in this release, Green Street Retrofit, tells the story of street renovations implementing Low Impact Development design strategies.
The second course, Ethics for the Practicing Engineer – Managing Risks Imposed on the Public, discusses the ways to evaluate risks imposed on the public by engineers.
The third course, Existing Building Commissioning: Implementing Retro commissioning on Your Project, will introduce you to the retrocommissioning process and discuss how to implement this process on an existing building with lessons learned from a commissioning professional and Professional Engineers.
The final course in this release, Florida Engineering Laws, and Rules, will provide engineers with the essential laws pertaining to their field in the state of Florida.
How do you define a “green street”? This interactive, online course tells the story of street renovations implementing Low Impact Development design strategies. Retrofitting conventional streets into “green streets” provides stormwater treatment to remove pollutants from stormwater runoff and when feasible allowed to infiltrate as recharge. Monitoring of stormwater runoff volumes and pollutant loads can be conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of the retrofit projects. Converted green streets also allow for the educational potential to raise awareness about stormwater pollution (and solutions). This course will focus on the many environmentally friendly green infrastructure initiatives in Chicago, Illinois.
All engineering designs and all operations of engineered systems expose the public to some risk. Engineers are ethically obligated to protect the public from unacceptable levels of risk, which raises the questions: How is risk defined and quantified? What levels of risk are acceptable? In this interactive online course, we will discuss ways to evaluate risks imposed on the public by engineers. We will also discuss ways to determine which risks are acceptable and which are unacceptable.
What is retrocommissioning and how will it benefit your building? Learn about the retrocommissioning process and how to implement this process on an existing building, with lessons learned from a commissioning professional and Professional Engineers. This interactive online course will give a quick overview of commissioning and the benefits of commissioning for existing buildings, followed by how to implement retrocommissioning by walking the participant through each step of the process. Benefits of and difficulties with implementing the commissioning process on existing projects are evaluated. Finally, a sample case study is given which discusses lessons learned on the retrocommissioning implementation process.
It is important for engineers to avoid illegal activity or immoral conduct by familiarizing themselves with Florida’s laws and rules. The purpose of this interactive online course is to provide engineers with the bare essentials of laws pertaining to their field in the state of Florida. The rules presented here are not intended to serve as a substitute for actual statutes and laws but rather as introductions and summaries of the law per the current Florida Statutes.