EDUCATION PROVIDER PROGRAM (EPP)

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New Course Providers are required to submit the following completed documents for review:

Please download the appropriate form(s) for completion and send to EPP@aanb.org

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Distance Learning

EPIC: Building Condition Assessment - Writing and Presenting Building Condition Assessment Reports

DATE - TBD

This course is designed for engineers, architects, or technologists working in the field of building science. It is specifically intended for professionals who must deal with the assessment of existing residential, commercial, or institutional structures, and the preparation of contingency plans based on those assessments.

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EPIC: Comprehensive Workshop on Soil Engineering-Fundamentals and Applications

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Most engineers with responsibility for construction work need an understanding of different soils and how they behave. The depth of the required understanding need not be equal to that of geotechnical engineers who must use rigorous mathematics, extensive experience, theory and research in design. However, to be effective, the non-geotechnical engineers do need a comprehensive understanding of basic concepts to gain confidence in dealing with a variety of soils and geotechnical related problems that they encounter on engineering projects.

This course is designed so that participants can better understand soil behaviour and learn from specialists about soil problems and their solutions.

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EPIC: Cost Effective Assessment of Pavement Condition

DATE - TBD

This webinar provides an understanding of the basics of pavement condition evaluation, an understanding of what the data means and how it can be used to improve pavement maintenance and rehabilitation decision making. Timely and appropriate intervention action can lead to a longer pavement life, higher quality experience for the users of our infrastructure and when used as an effective part of pavement management, reduce the overall life-cycle cost of the roadway network.

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EPIC: Creating Effective Construction Specifications

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Many major problems in construction can be traced to misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the specifications by the contractor, supplier, inspector, and the owner. It is your responsibility to describe the project in words that prevent on-the-job controversy and misunderstanding.

This is done through carefully organizing and writing construction specifications for the project and its many parts which will carry to all individuals, responsible for the project, designer’s version without any ambiguity. All parties to the construction contract must refer to their specifications.


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EPIC: Design and Construction of Interlocking Concrete Pavements for Municipal Streets and Roadways

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Until 2010, there was no recognized national standard for the structural design of interlocking concrete pavements in North America. In 2006, a committee consisting of representatives of municipal agencies, contractors, manufacturers and engineering professionals began the development of a standard for interlocking concrete pavement design under a joint project by the Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI). The standard established guidelines for the structural design of interlocking concrete pavements with a design speed of up to 70 km/h. The standard applies to paved areas subject to axle loads up to 10 million 80 kN equivalent single axle loads (ESALs). The standard relies on the flexible pavement design procedure described in the 1993 AASHTO Guide for Design of Pavement Structures. The method has been condensed to a series of design tables that provide minimum thickness for bases and subbases given the design traffic and characterization of the subgrade soil strength and drainage. 

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EPIC: Design of Flexible and Rigid Pavements

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Parking lots, municipal roadways, airports and major highways all use some form of pavement. However, each application may be served by a specific pavement type. Some may be constructed using a flexible pavement; others rigid pavement. Which types are appropriate for each application? What are the functional requirements for rigid vs. flexible pavement? How can each be constructed and maintained in a cost-effective manner? This webinar discusses pavement design, specification, subgrade preparation, base/subbase and surface types and function, construction details, and long term functional and structural performance considerations to ensure a long-life and effective product.

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EPIC: Design Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Cyclists

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Roads have typically been designed primarily for drivers of motorized vehicles but every trip begins and ends with road users as pedestrians. Bicycles have been used as a primary means of transportation in Europe and Asia for many generations and they have more recently become very popular in North America for commuting and recreation.

Unfortunately, despite more pedestrians and cyclists, research has shown that walking and cycling have the highest fatality rate based on distance travelled. This course will focus on the underlying perceptual limitations of drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists and will explore the contributing factors to collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists.

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EPIC: Effective Construction Office and Field Administration

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As one who participates in the management for the construction of buildings, you may have a good understanding of your day to day role. However, to advance your career you need to become more familiar with the responsibilities of the other people involved in the construction process and how these responsibilities relate to your own.

At this course you will have the opportunity to learn about the roles of others, from the perspective of the owner, consultant and the contractor and to develop your own field observation knowledge and skills.

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EPIC: Ensuring Compliance with Part 3 (Large Buildings) of the National Building Code

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The National Building Code 2015 is divided into a number of parts dealing with the size and the use of the building as well as parts dealing with various specialty fields involved in the design of building elements (e.g., Combustible/Non-combustible construction, Barrier free). This course is focused on how to use the 2015 National Building Code. It is of a general nature and will teach you and familiarize you with finding the pertinent section dealing with the subject matter. It specifically deals with assembly, high hazard, care and detention occupancies as well as those buildings greater than 3 stories or 600 m2.

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EPIC: Ensuring Compliance with Part 9 (Small Buildings) of the National Building Code

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The National Building Code 2015 is divided into a number of parts dealing with the size and the use of the building as well as parts dealing with various specialty fields involved in the design of building elements (e.g. Fire Protection, Barrier free). This course is focused on how to use the 2015 National Building Code. It is of a general nature and will teach you and familiarize you with finding the pertinent section dealing with the subject matter. It specifically deals with those buildings of Residential, Office, Mercantile, Medium and Low Hazard use that are 3 stories or less in building height, or 600 m2 or less in building area.

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EPIC: Fundamentals of project management

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The webinar of fundamentals of project management covers the principles and practices of professional project management applied to construction. It will include definitions, and descriptive analysis of the project lifecycle.

Gain a broad overview on project management mapping, framework, tools and techniques in addition to inputs and outputs of project management in each knowledge area.

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EPIC: Introduction to the Changes in the Seismic Provisions of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada

DATE - TBD

This webinar provides an introduction to the significant changes in the seismic design provisions that have taken place between NBCC 2010 and NBCC 2015. The webinar will highlight the 2015 and 2010 NBCC differences in the determination of seismic hazard, site effect factors, higher mode effects, and seismic base shear. 

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EPIC: Introduction to Wood Buildings Design

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Wood construction has gained significant popularity over the past decade as a sustainable, cost-effective solution for low-rise multi-residential buildings. The push has been to extend the use of wood to mid-rise and high-rise construction for increased density on urban infill projects.

Topics covered in this course include: physical and mechanical properties of wood and structural wood products, design of axially loaded members, flexural members, and combined axial and flexural wood members, design of wood connection and introduction of different wood systems and structural assemblies.

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EPIC: Laterally Loaded Piles - Lateral Load Capacity and Deflection

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Pile foundations are sometimes used to withstand lateral forces and moments experienced in offshore structures and high-rise buildings. The lateral load capacity and deflection of pile foundations will govern the pile’s performance in this scenario. The lateral performance of the piles depends on both the pile characteristics (length, diameter, stiffness) as well as the surrounding soil properties.

This lecture focuses on the analysis of pile behaviour under lateral loads. Lateral load carrying capacity estimation will be presented for both short and long piles in cohesive and cohesion-less soils. The pile lateral deflection will also be estimated for both single piles and pile groups.

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EPIC: Lessons Learned from the Design and Construction of Interlocking Concrete Block Pavements

DATE - TBD

The purpose of this webinar is to develop an understanding of the key features of design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation to assist agencies and other owners to ensure that they are getting what

they paid for and to cost-effectively extend the service life of our pavement infrastructure

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