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Recommendation for youtube lectures and classes

Recommendation for youtube lectures and classes

Recommendation for youtube lectures and classes

HI Everyone.

This is a general question about structural/civil engineering.

I noticed that whenever i google a problem i have in design, i come across alot of sites that don't help in anyway. But somewhere, i find a great video series on youtube or a great pdf in the pile of pdfs in google. i get really excited when i find these hidden gems.

Could you share your experience and recommendation of great youtube channels with lecture style playlists that are available for free but might not be widely konwn?

Thank you

RE: Recommendation for youtube lectures and classes

I think the best source of videos would be educational webinars put out by professional organizations. They're generally free to watch; you only pay if you want a quiz and certificate. AISC, ACI, American wood council.

RE: Recommendation for youtube lectures and classes

I generally found Youtube to be useful in learning software tricks or showing construction. They usually don't get into code. If you want to learn from Youtube, the best way is to search for a specific problem you'd like to solve or learn about. Even then, you probably won't get the answer, but it's helpful to see workers or contractors posting videos of specific construction techniques.

I can't recommend a specific channel because I've watched one video at most from any Youtube engineering channel. If you want general engineering theory, I don't think Youtube can help because structural engineering is so broad that nobody can cover all of it. And videos about things like buildings or bridges are so general that I can't get knowledge out of a video in a professional practice sense. If you want to get deep into a specific subject, Youtube won't help much either. You have to search for these hidden gems based on specific problems.

RE: Recommendation for youtube lectures and classes


Tyler Ley has a pretty good channel. Professor at Univ. of Oklahoma, good lively presentations, enthusiastic, succinct, and well put together videos. They are more geered toward recent graduates or students, but the concrete concepts are good to know.

RE: Recommendation for youtube lectures and classes

I have seen some tutorials of the softwares and lectures at youtube.. and agree with saying ,( if you are not the customer, you are the product) ..

IMO, no way these type of services is free and they have to make money..Could be only with commercial advertisement incomes ?

I remember a RUSSIAN PROVERB : The only free cheese is in the mousetrap.

RE: Recommendation for youtube lectures and classes

MIT has lectures and 'open learning'... I (think) you can essential take the courses and just not get any credit for them. And these might also only be undergraduate level courses and probably doesn't meet your "not widely known" criteria. Not that a statics/strength of materials review isn't the worst thing on earth...

I've been looking at Coursera recently as well. I did a trial with one course (not engineering related) and it was TOTAL garbage so cancelled that pretty quickly. Some of the course descriptions look pretty good and priced quite reasonably.

The reason why there is such a lack of quality, practical building (or engineering) design courses is because many firms see that as being their intellectual property and really don't want to share their secrets. Not to mention that finding the free time in such a demanding profession... I'm seeing more and more creators on YouTube every time I look however.

RE: Recommendation for youtube lectures and classes

AISC has a great playlist on youtub Link

RE: Recommendation for youtube lectures and classes

Hi Everyone. just to compile what i learnt and share some few extra that i found elsewhere.

Pre-stressed concrete lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_SVVbhKY9I&li....
Reinforced concrete design (Basics): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJQVSTLX0rA&li...
Reinforced concrete design (Basics): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCIPFYg7-lU&li...
AISC continuing education: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7yJwh70xVnW-hGIU...
Design of earth retaining structures (graduate level): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJQVSTLX0rA&li...
Elementary soil mechanics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_arD9SDTK74&li...
Structural steel design (Basics): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwXuF_3n_e0&li...
Mechanics of material (Basics): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovSCRKXCE9M&li...

That is all I could find so far. anymore of these awesome playlists is appreciated. and thank you all for the awesome input. Believe it or not, the introductory courses in steel and earth retaining structures are a big help for me because i just switched industries and those playlists made learning a lot easier (combined with some textbooks from my boss of course).

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