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8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:10 pm CDT
12:10 – 12:40 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
12:40 – 4:20 pm CDT


Presented by
Ha Yeung (Henry) Yu

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
A few words about depreciation

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 investment, annual cost, and others
Analyzing risk and other factors


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Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is intended to offer 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). Most other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

This educational activity has been evaluated and accredited by The Practicing Institute of Engineering for 7.0 PDHs. It is deemed approved for New York engineers via this accreditation (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2)).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


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

Senior Cost Engineer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Mr. Yu 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.