Beginning in 2015 (for 2016 renewals), AGP will require Diplomates to obtain 2 professional development hours (PDHs) per year in the area of sustainable infrastructure in order to maintain their certification. Up to 2 PDHs can be carried forward to a subsequent renewal cycle. There are a number of ways to obtain these PDHs. We have summarized just a few to help you with your planning.
Several on-demand web courses are available which can be used to meet this requirement, specifically:
Many organizations, including universities, offer live seminars or webinars that teach principles of sustainability. AGP will recognize training in general sustainability principles and courses that focus on the planning, design, and operation of infrastructure, but not courses focused on corporate operations and building design.
Organizations that may offer acceptable courses include:
The 2014 Geo-Congress, "Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability", will offer several sessions focused on sustainability directed specifically to the Geo-Profession. A 2016 Specialty Conference will have a similar theme.
In addition, the ASCE Annual Conference, other Geo- Institute conferences and specialty conferences, and various technical engineering conferences often have sessions focused on infrastructure sustainability.
ASCE Journals often contain articles focused on sustainable infrastructure. A selection of 20 of these articles will be archived for your use. Many other organizations, such as the Natural Edge Project, have books and other publications focused on sustainable engineering.
AGP recognizes the self-study of four Journal articles or book chapters as the equivalent of one PDH credit (with a limit of 2 PDHs per year). Please keep documentation of all self-study work.
Below is a list of some articles that can be used for self-study:
A Quantitative Sustainability Indicator System for Pile Foundations
Assessing Sustainability of Pipeline Projects Using Envision Rating System
Carbon Footprint Evaluation of Clay Liner Options at a Coal Combustion Residual Disposal Facility
Chemical Amendment of Excavated Trench Material for Sustainable Reuse
Climate Change and Transportation Engineering: Preparing for a Sustainable Future
Durability Characteristics of Sustainable Pervious Pavement Materials
Geotechnical Trends for Sustainable and Constructible Solutions
Green Remediation of Soil and Groundwater by Electrochemical Methods
Infrastructure Sustainability Assessment: A Systematic Approach
Innovative Uses of Quarry Waste and Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement
Moving Towards Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering
Potential Impact of Climate Change on the GeoEnvironment
Potential Use of Recycled Rubberized CLSM as Bridge Approach Backfill
Port of Long Beach Sustainable Design and Construction Guidelines
Project-Level Assessment of Environmental Impact: Ecosystem Services Approach to Sustainable Management and Development
Quality of Life, Sustainable Civil Infrastructure, and Sustainable Development: Strategically Expanding Choice
Quantitative Support for a Qualitative Foundation Reuse Assessment Tool
Recycled Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Modulus Evaluation Using Surface Waves
Sustainability and Resilience of Underground Urban Infrastructure: New Approaches to Metrics and Formalism
Sustainable Approach to Underground Metro Rail Structures for Longer Service Life
Other sources (free):
Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering (link)
Planning for a Sustainable Future (pdf)
Sustainability - Orton Family Foundation (pdf)
Sustainable Design Trends (pdf)