By: Ryan Malone
Another new PE continuing education course from Don Soards, former Chief Engineer with the Army Corp of Engineers. In this online PE PDH course, we examined key features of flood control and bank protection projects that worked over time and a number of those that faced challenges during their long life. Suggestions for improvement were made for many of the problems encountered. This PDH continuing education course for professional engineers reviews the lessons learned from an actual project executed in Creede, CO by the Army Corp of Engineers.
This online engineering PDH course satisfies 1-hours of engineering continuing education requirement for Professional Engineer license renewal.
One thing common to all engineering disciplines is protection against flooding. Our systems need to work when it rains.
This PE continuing education course on the Creede, CO project is intended to encourage the professional engineer to consider the big-picture result of field performance of many projects over many decades.
The engineer’s duty is to make things work. Following instructions, complying with the law, and using current best practices are usually good enough for the present. But the engineer’s task to make things work in the future. This requires making projections about future conditions and use. While engineers prefer hard facts, we are sometimes forced to work with “soft data” that require evaluating many possible options. Understanding project histories helps aid our judgement.