Oldcastle Precast Offers New AIA-CES Online Course – “Transformer Fire Protection"

The online course is designed to educate design and engineering professionals on why transformers fail, causes and effects of transformer fires.

Littleton, CO, May 01, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Oldcastle Precast, Inc., an AIA CES Registered Provider, announces their newest Online Continuing Education Course - “Electrical Transformer Fire and Explosion Protection.” The Oldcastle Precast, Inc. online course is located at McGraw Hill Construction – Continuing Education Center and originally published in the March 28, 2011 issue of ENR Engineering News Record.

The online course is designed to educate design and engineering professionals on why transformers fail, causes and effects of transformer fires; limits of Portland cement concrete and other materials in containing electrical transformer fires; key containment strategies for fire and explosion protection and how to retrofit electrical transformer yards with fire and blast-resistant precast concrete walls to minimize potential damage and maximize safety.

Hosted by McGraw Hill-ENR, the online course consists of four main objectives, informational text, photographs and a brief test - all taking approximately one hour to complete. Completion of the course and test will earn participants 1.0 Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) learning unit hour in AIA's Continuing Education System (CES). The AIA requires its members to complete 18 continuing education hours per year, of which at least eight hours must be in the HSW category. This course also qualifies for Professional Development Hours (PDH): Submit certificate of completion for PDH credit to your state licensing board.

AIA members can take the free course at any time and any place that Internet access is available. Oldcastle Precast will provide participants who receive a passing score with a certificate of completion and will submit their results directly to AIA for credit. Link to AIA-CES Course: Electrical Transformer Fire and Explosion Protection AIA/CES Course or http://continuingeducation.construction.com/article.php?L=227&C=758.

For qualified architecture firms that desire an in-person presentation with AIA CES credit on the topic of Electrical Transformer Fire and Explosion Protection, lunch-and-learn presentations can still be requested from Oldcastle Precast, Inc. by calling 888-965-3227.

About Oldcastle Precast, Inc.:
Oldcastle Precast, Inc is the leading manufacturer of precast and polymer concrete products in the U.S. Providing engineered product solutions nationwide to a number of market sectors including:
Water - Transportation - Power & Energy -Communications
Engineering Services - Construction Services - Government/Military

Oldcastle Precast is part of Oldcastle Building Products. For more information please visit www.oldcastleprecast.com.

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