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Presenter: Ha Yeung (Henry) Yu, P.E., P. Eng., PMP, LEED Green Associate, CTS

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Part I, Wednesday, July 8, 2020
11:00 am – 2:45 pm CDT (incl. 15-min. break)

Using Economic Principles to Make Better Engineering Decisions

   Economic principles for engineers
   Basics of economic analysis
   Costs and revenues
   Break even analysis

Engineering Projects and the Time Value of Money

   The time value of money    
   Understanding interest formulas    
   Effective interest rate
   Comparing the value of alternatives

Calculating Present, Future and Annual Worth

   Present worth: concept, applications and calculation    
   Future worth: concept, applications and calculations
   Annual worth: concept, applications and calculations

Depreciation – Concept and Methods

   Terminology and symbols
   Depreciation basis
   Depreciation recovery
   Depreciation methods

Part II, Thursday, July 9, 2020
11:00 am – 2:45 pm CDT (incl. 15-min. break)

Applying Economics to Engineering:
Equipment Purchase Cost Estimating   

   Types of estimates
   Cost quotes and other relevant data

Applying Economics to Engineering:
Estimating Production Costs

   Assembling cost data
   Estimating methods

Applying Economics to Engineering:
Economic Evaluation of Projects

   Common evaluation methods:
   Payback method, net present value method,
      return on investments, annual cost, and others    
   Analyzing risk and other factors

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

Professional Engineers:
     7.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
     American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885) International Code Council (No. 1232)
     Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
     American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
     Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland,
        New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
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Ha Yeung (Henry) Yu, P.E., P. Eng., PMP, LEED Green Associate, CTS

Mr. Yu is currently a Senior Cost Engineer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York State and the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. Mr Yu is a Project Management Professional (PMP), a LEED Green Associate and an AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist. He possesses extensive experience in planning and management for diversified domain construction projects ranging from medium to large-scale industries, and he has an in-depth understanding of engineering design and construction management. He also provides on-call service as a FEMA substantial damage estimator.

Mr. Yu’s areas of expertise includes heavy civil construction, cost estimating, value engineering, project scheduling, feasibility studies, risk assessment, asset management and lifecycle cost analysis. He has conducted cost estimating training programs by invitation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and has been teaching the cost estimating and project management lectures for more ten years for the New York City Local 3 electricians, plumbers, carpenters and workers of other trades at the SUNY Empire State College and the Mechanics Institute of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.