Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Re: Alaska Arctic Engineering Courses

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]


I am not sure about on-line course (it would be great if they exist) but if you work for a large company where multiple engineers are getting their Alaska licence or you can team up with a couple of other local companies, the University of Alaska many years ago would do a very condensed onsite (i.e. at your company or local venue) Arctic Engineering Course which I believe was called "Cold Regions Engineering Short Course".

Also, if you look very close at the Alaska PE regulations (again several years ago) they would accept the submittal of a self authored arctic related technical paper (i.e. pick a topic, do some good library research, plagiarized several good sources, put in a fancy binder, and send it up with your application).  Something worth looking into if it is still an option.

By the way, the short course I attended was excellent and if you can I would strongly recommend it.  One of the things I learned was that too much attic insulation can actually cause the dew point to occur inside the building which can cause all sort of water damage (apparently a big issue in the big box type buildings).

Thomas Hunt, S.E.

"Paul Blomberg" <paul.blomberg(--nospam--at)>
12/09/2008 08:33 AM
Please respond to seaint
seaint <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Alaska Arctic Engineering Courses

I'm looking into getting a PE in Alaska (by comity) and was wondering if others in this group know of other alternatives for completing the arctic engineering requirement.  I've found the three universities (U of Washington, U of Alaska - Anchorage & Fairbanks) that offer courses but am interested in knowing if anyone knows if any courses are available to be taken remotely.
This is going to be an expensive license if I need to take a week off to attend a University course at a remote location.  Any alternatives?
Phoenix, AZ
The information transmitted is intended only for the person 
or entity to which it is addressed and may contain 
proprietary, business-confidential and/or privileged material.  
If you are not the intended recipient of this message you are 
hereby notified that any use, review, retransmission, dissemination, 
distribution, reproduction or any action taken in reliance upon 
this message is prohibited. If you received this in error, please 
contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.  

Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual 
sender and may not necessarily reflect the views of the company.