GE-001 Tunnel Planning: 2 PDH
Description of the course / activity content:
The Tunnel Planning online PDH course is a part of the Geotechnical Engineering category of courses. This course provides a general overview of the planning process of a road tunnel project including alternative route study, tunnel type and tunneling method study, operation and financial planning, and risk analysis and management.
Road tunnels are feasible alternatives to cross a water body or traverse through physical barriers such as mountains, existing roadways, railroads, or facilities; or to satisfy environmental or ecological requirements. In addition, road tunnels are viable means to minimize potential environmental impact such as traffic congestion, pedestrian movement, air quality, noise pollution, or visual intrusion; to protect areas of special cultural or historical value such as conservation of districts, buildings or private properties; or for other sustainability reasons such as to avoid the impact on natural habit or reduce disturbance to surface land.
The online PDH course is based on Chapter 1 “Planning” of the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration publication tilted, “Technical Manual for Design and Construction of Road Tunnels – Civil Elements” (FHWA-NHI-10-034). This course is intended to be used by geotechnical, civil and structural engineers and others interested in learning about tunnel planning, design and construction.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Explain different tunnel shapes and types
- Define geotechnical investigation required for a tunnel project
- Discuss waterproofing types for a tunnel project
- Explain fire and life safety requirements in underground tunnel construction
- Perform tunnel type study
- Discuss operational and financial planning aspects of tunnel design
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 Building Design category of courses 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 2 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 2 PDH online course, you will need to take a 10-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 2 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self