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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers

By: Warren H. Miller, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

This is a Spotlight Course of the Week (Expires: 1/25/2019)
196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers

Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers is a course designed to promote understanding of why structures work the way that they do, and why they are designed the way that they are.

It is a course for people that do not have a heavy background in structural design, such as Electrical Engineers, Mechanical (HVAC) Engineers, and Architects.

It is, perhaps, a review for people who have studied structures in college, but have not been seriously involved with it since.

196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
D. Andrew Carswell
01/04/2019
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Good beginner's course in structures.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
12/17/2018
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Great simplification of topics
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Robert Wooten
12/17/2018
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Good review. Encourages thinking about what you hope to accomplish rather than just cranking some numbers through the right equation.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Ben Cowart
11/19/2018
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Good course to review the old statics course from college.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Edward Kranz
10/03/2018
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The information provided in this course was just enough for me to start asking some of the right questions about structural concepts!
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Louis Medrano
10/02/2018
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The questions were confusing. Answer responses were too similar
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
E Alito
09/21/2018
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Course write up was a bit too conversational.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Mark Steigerwald
06/11/2018
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good review
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Raul Gaya
05/30/2018
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well designed and practical course
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Lawrence Wilson
01/29/2018
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Good intro into structures. Wasn't sure how detailed it would be but was good for an intro course.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Jerry W Gilbert
12/28/2017
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Excellent course. Great reminder of how forces work. Things that were learned in school but are not used by the engineer in other practices.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Wayne
12/03/2017
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Good basic review of engineering statics.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Paul Luebke
11/04/2017
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Very good refresher on structural basics. Good explanations and background that would be helpful in any introduction to structural concepts.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Calvin Edson
08/11/2017
Course was concise and well presented by the author and SunCam
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Frank Rivera
06/15/2017
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Great refresher.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
04/25/2017
Verified Buyer
Course achieved objectives but contained a few too many non-technical opinions. The section covering "The Future" was not value add content. I also did not appreciate the trick questions on the test.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
William B Heyward
02/23/2017
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a good refresher of statics and beams. unfortunately has some trick questions where the answer is arbitrary.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Adolfo Gonzalez
02/05/2017
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The course text is well written with the appropriate amount of formulas and graphics to make it understandable and interesting.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Joseph DiPietro
02/02/2017
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Interesting and useful.
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
stathis payiatakis
02/01/2017
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Good basic review if not doing structural work on a routine basis
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Webster Owen
01/16/2017
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Good refresher to understand how everything fits together. Thanks
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196-Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Linda Chaisson
11/21/2016
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Very good course. Explains the subject in a manner that most engineers can understand.
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Fun, concise refresher
Kevin Smith
08/19/2016
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I enjoyed the direct and concise review of structural concepts in a fun approach. Not heavy handed at all...no equation derivations!
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SunCam course # 196
JOHN R THORINGTON
08/05/2016
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This course 196 is a good general review of basic structural concepts for a mechanical engineer.
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Well Designed and Informative
Tom Gray
07/28/2016
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I thought this was one of the better prepared courses I've taken in a while.
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196- Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Anonymous reviewer
03/21/2016
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Excellent review and overview of basic concepts.
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Straight forward, basic, and clear
Leslie Roberts
02/29/2016
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Very straight forward, basic, and clear. A little calculus should be added but the physics looks to be correct.

Easy for me, an electrical engineer.
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Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Roger Sutton
12/29/2015
Fairly basic course suitable for non-structural engineers
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Review of SunCam PDH Course #196 Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Nick Halbrook
12/28/2015
A dated course on the most basic level.

Should be a much improved 4 PDH course not this cursory 3 PDH one.

Could have been a bit more detailed as after all it is for engineers so do not limit to basic beam concepts rather include some concepts involving for example hoops and plates plus discussions of the various loads to be considered in structural design [live, dead, wind, seismic for example] as well in order to make this the full blown 4 PDH course it needs to be.

Some explanations were hard to follow.

Dated in that only discussion of 'new technology' was FEM & carbon fiber as there is much more that could have been mentioned on both the fronts of materials and new analytical modeling methods.

Should have some problems requiring calculation to get answer to demonstrate that student understood concepts.

Not all formulas explained not all terms defined.

Good in that reference to Roark included.
The course is intended for non-structural engineers.
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Excellent Course--I highly recommend this one!
Roger Golden
12/18/2015
This is one of the most well-written and textually accurate tests I ever seen.
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Review of 196 Structural Concepts for Non-Structural Engineers
Elizabeth Doty
10/31/2015
Concise and practical information for Engineers with non-structural backgrounds. Logical and organized presentation. Can apply concepts to "common-sense" field observations.
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Engineer
Metz K. Skelton
10/16/2015
Course very helpful to understand the structural concepts.
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196-Structural Concepts...GREAT Overview
Roger
09/16/2015
I have been looking for a Structural Overview such as this course for years. The course was challenging enough to cause me to think, but not so advance that it glazed my eyes over.
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Jacob Plicque
08/27/2015
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Excellent review. It would be preferable to have problems to demonstarte each concept
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anonymous
06/24/2015
A good summary review of both Strength of Materials and Mechanics of Materials courses in a combined format.
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John T. McKinnon, PE
05/23/2015
Very good overview for me, a non-structural engineer. The test questions forced me to go back and intensively review the material.
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anonymous
04/29/2015
Basic course ok on most points, some terminology questionable
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anonymous
04/08/2015
Good review of basic structural concepts.

Questions are straight forward.
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Phillip A McBride III
01/26/2015
Very good review of structural engineering basics, Mechanics of Material for a structural engineer who has been out of school for 50 years or so. Very well presented and concise.
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Structural Concepts
Don
01/25/2015
The course material is well written with ample diagrams to demonstrate concepts. Been away from the material a long time, It was a good refresher.
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anonymous
12/30/2014
This was a well-written and helpful review.
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Wayne Bissette
12/30/2014
Very good presentation of the basic concepts of structural analysis. However, I completed the course thinking there could or should be a little more information offered.
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A Great Review
Lee Marlow
12/26/2014
Well worth the time. Having took Structures in 1968 it was a blast from the past. A great review well done and covered a lot of material.
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anonymous
11/22/2014
Very easy-to-follow explanations for Non-structural Engineer and also provides practical applications for concepts.
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Structures
John McSpadden
11/10/2014
Good review of my structures knowledge. I'm starting to work back in structures and this helped me remember where to find needed information.
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Good Primer in Statics
anonymous
11/03/2014
Very handy course for EEs and MEs!
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Very High Level
anonymous
10/29/2014
This course illustrates the very high level concepts of beams. Touches on well known formulas for calculation of stresses and deflections and puts in laymen terms. This was a review of simple and basic concepts utilized in university. No "new" knowledge gained from this course.

SunCam Comment: If you are a practicing structural engineering this is not the course for you. Here is a quote from the course description, "It is a course for people that do not have a heavy background in structural design, such as Electrical Engineers, Mechanical (HVAC) Engineers, and Architects.
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Price: $23.95
Special Price Expires: 1/25/2019
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Course Code: 100246-01
Course PDH Hours: 3
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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