EDUCATION PROVIDER PROGRAM (EPP)

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Distance Learning

EPIC: Advanced Permeable Pavement Design and Construction

DATE - TBD

This webinar highlights best practices for the design, construction and long-term maintenance of asphalt, concrete and interlocking concrete permeable pavements. Lessons learned from the preparation of a new ASCE Standard for the Design of Permeable Pavements is presented

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EPIC: Bearing Capacity and Settlement of Pile Foundations (Axial loads)

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Pile foundations are generally used when the upper soil stratum is week and there is a need to transfer the structural loads to deeper and more competent strata. The load carrying capacity of pile foundations are provided by the toe bearing capacity as well as the pile shaft capacity through the interface pile-soil resistance.

This lecture aims to present basic concepts required for the design of pile foundations in different site conditions. Bearing capacity analysis of both single pile and pile groups will be discussed for various types of piles in different soil and rock strata. The pile settlement analysis will also be presented for both single piles and pile groups.

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EPIC: Bearing Capacity and Settlement of Shallow Foundations

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The allowable bearing capacity in foundation design considers both failure and settlement of the foundation and provides the maximum pressure the soil can support before failure or excessive settlement. Professionals with responsibility for design and construction of both spread and mat foundation systems need a working understanding of basic concepts to gain confidence in dealing with shallow foundations design and construction.

This lecture presents basic concepts required for the design of shallow foundation systems and explains how to design and construct a safe and sustainable foundation system.

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EPIC: Building Condition Assessment - Assessing the Building Envelope

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As buildings age, those responsible for them must get involved with condition surveys. These individuals have to evaluate materials, conduct destructive or non-destructive tests, evaluate results and decide on the necessary actions for structural rehabilitation. This course explains the step-by-step procedures for conducting a condition survey of concrete, steel, timber and masonry structures, HVAC, mould, plumbing, electrical and fire safety systems

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EPIC: Building Condition Assessment - Assessing the HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Safety, and Moisture Problems

DATE - TBD

This course will present the methodology for assessing a building's Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and fire safety systems, as well as assessing mold and moisture problems, for the purpose of carrying out a building condition assessment


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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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