SE-003 Design Guide – Flood Design for Hospitals: 8 PDH
Description of the Design Guide – Flood Design for Hospitals course
The Design Guide – Flood Design for Hospitals 12 hour PDH online course is a part of the Structural category courses. This course introduces the physical nature and mechanics of floods and explains how flood probabilities are determined and how flood hazard areas are identified. It describes the types of flood damage that can result when hospitals are in flood hazard areas or are affected by flooding. A series of requirements and best practices are introduced that facility owners, planners, and designers should consider for reducing the risks from flooding to new hospitals and to existing facilities located in areas prone to flooding.
This course highlights why avoidance of flood hazard areas is the most effective way to minimize the life-safety risk to patients, staff, and the citizens who rely on these facilities, as well as to minimize the potential for damage to buildings and other elements of hospitals. When an existing facility is exposed to flooding, or if a new facility is proposed to be located in a flood hazard area, steps need to be taken to minimize the risks. A well-planned, designed, constructed, and maintained hospital should be able to withstand damage and remain functional after a flooding event, even one of low probability.
This course is based on Chapter 3 of FEMA 577, “Design Guide for Improving Hospital Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds: Providing Protection to People and Buildings”.
This course is intended for use by architects, civil and structural engineers, design and construction professionals, owners, facility managers, students and others interested in learning about flood design for hospitals.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to explain and will gain the following knowledge and skills:
- Describe the nature and probability of flood occurrence, as well as flood characteristics and loads
- Explain impact of flood design parameters and be able to read and interpret flood hazard maps and zones
- Interpret building codes
- Identify and propose mitigation measures for existing hospitals in flood hazard areas
- Assess vulnerability of various building components (structural, non-structural, medical equipment, utility systems)
- Describe best design practices in flood hazard areas
- Discuss risk mitigation measures at existing hospital sites
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Structural Engineering please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 8 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 8 PDH online course, you will need to take a 40 question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion
This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
For detailed state by state requirements click here
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 8 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self