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Getting Decked - And Choosing How That Happens:
This module teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- The evolving use of different materials to construct usable outdoor surfaces
- Strengths and weaknesses of each available outdoor surface option
- Different coating options, used to cover and protect outdoor wood surfaces
- Strengths and weaknesses of different coating materials used to protect wood surfaces
- New surfacing options that have been developed to overcome decking material limitations
- How surfacing materials are being combined to minimize weaknesses and maximize strengths
Sound Advice for Acoustics:
Unwanted sound impacts and affects inhabitants of our created spaces. If it is not already, controlling noise will quickly become a mandated concern for designers. Attesting to increasing regulatory focus on noise, is a recent proliferation of standards, guidelines, and codes regarding acoustics.
Very soon, many of these guidelines will no longer be mere suggestions. Most concerns covered in these standards, can be addressed with a basic understanding on how sound travels and is reflected, blocked, absorbed, or transmitted by materials and assemblies chosen in designing envelopes.
Acoustic design is best addressed in an incremental fashion. This portion of the course was written to do just that. Fundamentals are first covered, including basic principles regarding sound, how its energy moves through matter, how its path and intensity can be altered, and how success in the manipulation of sound is measured. Known design strategies are discussed for controlling sound moving; from exterior to interior spaces, from interior spaces to adjacent spaces, within interior spaces, through structural components, and through building systems. Design considerations are outlined for numerous common building functions. Finally, acoustic codes and guidelines in existence now, are listed for consideration.
Less Power to You:
Decisions to improve energy efficiency stem from multiple sources. Enforceable energy codes dictate some choices in new construction. Budget concerns will determine the difference between the best life-cycle cost choices and what can actually be afforded. Home energy audits identify existing points of energy loss and suggest areas of potential improvement. Becoming aware of very old and emerging technologies for energy efficiency, is enough to get the wheels turning for some. A desire to improve the environment is motivation for many. Whatever the reason, the decision to help conserve our natural resources is a good investment in the future.
Many steps that can be taken, both during the design process and after structures are completed, to reduce the use of energy. These include passive steps like insulating and tightening the building envelope. In line with this is installing more efficient doors, windows and skylights which are normally holes in those envelopes. In the design phases, choices can be made while positioning buildings on site, to strategically allow or preclude solar gain, admit or deny natural ventilation and maximize or minimize shade as needed for different seasons. After all has been accomplished that can be done to passively minimize energy use, active technologies can be installed to recapture energy or generate power for internal use or storage.
Whatever the reason behind them, this portion of the course encourages and examines the impact of decisions and methods to conserve energy. Because all such actions ultimately result in a desirable preservation of natural resources.
Starting From the Bottom:
When a floor collapses or when mold appears on it, we can be sure of one thing. Such problems likely began when poor choices were made selecting materials, from the level of the grade to the level of the finished floor. Like the problems they spawn, choices made in proper or improper floor design, begin at the bottom and work their way upward.
This portion of the course takes a systematic look at decisions made in choosing specific components of construction, from the ground to the top of the first finished floor. Those choices need to be sound and dependable, since the top of that floor is the base upon which the rest of the enclosure will rest.
This design process includes; an analysis of water attacking the structure, why specific foundation options are selected, what framing members will support the floor, how vapor drive will be controlled, what insulation will be installed to isolate climates, the subflooring that will be the primary barrier between the inside atmosphere and any space below, and the underlayment and finish flooring that will be placed above.
If we do our job well as designers, that last component will be the only part of everything chosen, to ever need further attention or consideration from our clients.
Drier By Design:
With erosion paths cut into solid rock as solid evidence, water in various forms contains immense power to eat away or destroy whatever is in its path. Whether it takes a year, two hundred or ten thousand, without intervention, water can and will destroy our man-made structures. Once a problem develops that opens a pathway for intrusion, one rainy season can render a building unsuitable for human use.
We have the knowledge and tools to combat such destruction of our structures. We implement counterattacks in the design stage, during construction, and afterwards with proactive maintenance. But the battle against water begins in the design phase.
Moisture resistance principles and methods are discussed in a systematic fashion, as in one building system at a time. Fundamentals are first covered including basic principles of water behavior, and the multiple paths it takes while invading buildings. A thorough knowledge of how destruction begins and escalates, drives the known design principles and material decisions used to stop such migration. Then practical solutions are discussed in detail.
The discussion is needed. The physical price tag for both our structures and their occupants, is too high to allow water free entry into our occupied spaces.
Laws and Rules for Florida Engineers:
This section covers Chapter 471 of the 2022 Florida Statutes, including:
- Renewal of license
- Qualification of business organizations
- Prohibitions and penalties
- and more
Professional Ethics for Florida Engineers:
This section will cover ethical obligations or Code of Ethics of Florida Professional Engineers when performing engineering services. This course will review the Code of Ethics published by the National Society of Professional Engineers as well as a cross examination of ethical obligations when a licensed engineer also holds multiple licenses such as an architect, attorney or arbitrator.
The majority of this course was written by industry expert Paul Spite, a registered architect for nearly forty years. After graduating from Ball State University with two degrees, one in Architecture and one in Environmental Design, Paul worked as a construction manager and facility manager, gaining a wide range of practical knowledge about the buildings he designs. Through his passion for teaching, he passes on his knowledge and experience to students in an interesting, easy to understand format.
The Ethics section was written by Larry Leiby, who is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil mediator handling construction and commercial disputes. He is active as a mediator, arbitrator, special master, adjunct professor teaching construction law at Florida International University College of Law, and author. He is a fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators. He is certified as an international mediator by the International Mediation Institute. He has been a presenter at legal education seminars for the ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, the Florida Bar, the Construction Superconference (San Francisco, 2014), the University of Miami, the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and numerous construction trade associations. He is on the panel of AAA Construction Arbitrators since 1981.
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The Florida Board of Professional Engineers continuing education requirements state that each licensee must complete 18 hours of continuing education within each two year renewal period.
Of those 18 hours,
One hour must relate to this chapter and the rules adopted under Chapter 471 of the 2022 Florida Statutes,
One hour must relate to professional ethics,
Four hours must relate to the licensee’s area of practice, and
The remaining hours may relate to any topic pertinent to the practice of engineering
Pursuant to Rule 61G15-22.011, Florida Administrative Code, only BOARD-APPROVED providers may offer certain continuing education courses and credit.
For more details, please visit the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) website here.
Florida Professional Engineers must renew their license every two years. The current renewal deadline for Florida PEs is midnight on Feb. 28, 2023. The renewal window opens on Nov. 1, 2023.
You must complete your continuing education hours before renewing.
All licensees will renew their license through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)'s paperless licensing system at MyFloridaLicense.com.
Within 30 minutes of submitting your online renewal, you will be emailed a PDF of your new license. This will be emailed to the email address you use to log into your MyFloridaLicense account.
For more information, or to begin your renewal process, click here.
No. There is no carryover of CE credits from one licensure renewal biennium to the next. See Rule 61G15-22.001(2).
No, you are no longer required to submit your continuing education certificates to the Board. However, you are responsible for retaining a copy of your certificate for four years from the date of completion of the continuing education course.
In the event that you are audited, you will be required to show proof that you completed the required continuing education. At Leisure also retains a copy of your continuing education certificate, so you can contact us anytime if you need a copy.
Current/active licenses that are not renewed become delinquent on March 1, 2023, and a $25 delinquent fee will be added to your renewal fee.
Failure to complete the requirements set forth in Section 471.017(3), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-22.001, F.A.C., could result in a reprimand and $1,000 fine or suspension of license until the licensee demonstrates compliance. Secondary or subsequent violations could result in possible revocation.
If you passed your Principles & Practice of Engineering exam between March 1, 2021, and Oct. 1, 2022, and became licensed in Florida during the 2021-23 biennium, you are required to pay only the fee to renew your license. You do not need to complete the 18 hours of continuing education for this renewal cycle. For more information, please see Rule 61G15-22.009.
However, you must still take an Advanced Building Code course if your engineering practice includes the design of engineering works or systems in connection with buildings, structures, or facilities and systems covered by the Florida Building Code.
Effective with the 2023-25 biennium, you will be responsible for completing your continuing education hours and paying the renewal fee to successfully renew your license by Feb. 28. 2025.
If you have any questions about renewing your license, please call us at (850) 521-0500 and select “Renewal” to speak to a representative, or email email@example.com.