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Wednesday, November 11 • 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Structural Wood/Masonry Design OER Manual & Recovering from COVID-19 in the Construction Industry

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A discussion of current topics of structural wood design and structural masonry design conceived as open educational resources (OER) to comply with current construction code standards and practices, and how these provisions would help the student/apprentice advance in their Professional Engineering (PE) certification/recertification. A brief review of the limited technical-academic materials available today for the open public in these branches of applied knowledge of the construction industry. How these OER contributions may provide an effective boost to help alleviate the current trends of unemployment in a post-COVID-19 world. Review possible avenues for implementation of open source online courses as a valuable instrument to acquire the so-called annual Professional Development Hours (PDHs) required to grant or hold the Professional Engineering (PE) certification in Civil Engineering within the US. Review general US state's policies and guidelines of continuing education provisions in regards to qualified open education resources that could be shortly implemented and adapted to advance the workforce in post-COVID-19 scenario.

Learning Outcomes:
Understand the impact of effective hands-on OER learning tools to prepare the student/apprentice to become familiar with codes, standards, and specifications commonly used in the design fortimber/masonry structures and edifications.
Encompass different scaffolds employed towards helping the student/apprentice to successfully obtain recertification of the Professional Engineering (PE) license in Civil Engineering withinthe US.
Recognize the selection of key concepts, techniques and examples.


Antonio Velazquez

Assistant Professor, Savannah State University
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Maziar Moaveni

Assistant Professor, Savannah State University

Wednesday November 11, 2020 4:00pm - 4:25pm EST
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  COVID-19, Presentation