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Professional Development Hours Workshop for Engineers and Registered Architects

Scheduled seminars throughout the DC 37 Education Fund provide licensed Professional Engineers and Registered Architects the opportunity to earn Professional Development Hours for license renewal. Engineers are required to have a minimum of 36 development hours as part of the renewal process; 18 of which must be in an interactive classroom setting. These seminars are open to licensed engineers and architects only.

New Fall 2023 – December 2023 webinars
Winter 2024- January/February 2023 webinars

December 2023 to February 2024- Seminars and Instructors’ biographies.

CH-161 Sustainability Engineering (Pt 1)
Sustainability consists of fulfilling the needs of current generations without compromising the needs of future generations while ensuring a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being. The key factor is that these needs should be maintained at a certain rate or level, thus avoiding the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain a balance. The outlook for energy is a core element providing a structured, comprehensive approach to identify, prioritize and manage environmental risks. This course will review the current situation and make suggestions for the future.

Subject: CH-161 Sustainability Engineering (Pt 1)
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Location: Webinar
Instructor: Dr. Gennaro Maffia, Ph.D., Ch.E.

CH-162 Sustainability Engineering (Pt 2)
When considering physical environmental risks, companies evaluate the type and location of facilities and investments. For example, changes in patterns of waves, wind, or ice flows can affect offshore facilities. Onshore facilities could be vulnerable to sea level rise, changes in storm surge, flooding, changes in wind and seismic activity, or geo-technical considerations. Scientists and engineers advise and gather insights to inform and improve industry standards, which are adopted to enhance our standards and procedures. This course addresses these issues including tipping points and consequences.

Subject: CH-162 Sustainability Engineering (Pt 2)
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Location: Webinar
Instructor: Dr. Gennaro Maffia, Ph.D., Ch.E.

Dr. Gennaro Maffia, Ph.D., Ch.E.
After twenty years of industrial experience with large multinational companies, Dr. Maffia is presently the Chairman of the Chemical Engineering Department at Widner University. He is a member of many professional and honor societies. His research interests include the development of environmental remediation technologies bases on water retention properties of unraveled bovine hide collagen.


EE-144 Electrical Energy Storage and Delivery Systems (Pt. #1)
Optimal implementation of non-base load power generation strategies, e.g. solar & wind, that are not connected directly to the power grid require a means of storing the excess electrical energy for use when they are not generating power, e.g. no sun or wind, respectively or weather conditions warrant them being turned off. These technologies are also being scaled for use by individuals and small businesses. Furthermore, the need to reduce our use of petroleum for transportation and migrate to electrically driven vehicles requires storage technologies whose carrying capacity is equivalent to a “tank of gasoline” and a convenient distribution system for rapid recharging / replenishment of the power source within the vehicle. In this part, we will introduce energy storage concepts and focus on the two prominent technologies being developed for the storage of electrical energy storage using electrochemical batteries and fuel cells. This presentation will introduce the technical aspects of developing electrical storage technologies and provide the advantages and disadvantages associated with their implementation.

Subject: EE-144 Electrical Energy Storage and Delivery Systems (Pt. #1)
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2023
Location: Webinar
Instructor: Dr. Gene DiResta, Ph.D. Bio. Engr., P.E.

EE-145 Electrical Energy Storage and Delivery Systems (Pt. #2)
Electrical energy storage is but one of the multiple modalities for storing energy. In this part we will focus on systems that use water (e.g. dams); compressed and combustible gases (e.g. air & hydrogen, respectively); mechanical (e.g. flywheels & springs); thermal (e.g. molten salt); and biological systems (e.g. biofuels). These are among the oldest technologies and are in use for commercial applications. This presentation will introduce the technical aspects of these developing storage technologies and provide the advantages and disadvantages associated with their implementation.

Subject: EE-145 Electrical Energy Storage and Delivery Systems (Pt. #2)
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2023
Location: Webinar
Instructor: Dr. Gene DiResta, Ph.D. Bio. Engr., P.E.

Dr. Gene DiResta, Ph.D. Bio. Engr., P.E.
Gene R. DiResta holds a BS in Biochemistry, an MS in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Bioengineering with a minor in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. He worked in industry for 7 years as a biochemical engineer designing reactors using enzyme technology for the production of food and beverages from bench to industrial scale. He is well versed in the theoretical and practical aspects of instrumental methods of analysis, mathematical modeling and control engineering. He received his PE in Chemical Engineering. Leaving Industry, he went to work as a Medical Physicist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he directed the Nuclear Medicine Research Lab and was the Technical Director of the Positron Emission Tomography Facility for 12 years. He transitioned from diagnosis to therapy by becoming the Director of the Orthopaedic Research Lab, serving for 12 years before recruited by NYU to be the Director of their Bioengineering graduate program. Dr. DiResta currently has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds 7 US patents for a variety of devices and processes. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Medical Nuclear Physics. His particular outside interest is in the area of the engineering challenges of climate change because it leverages his expertise in chemical engineering, nuclear physics, mathematics and chemico-biologic principles. Climate change is a bioengineering problem because it affects the earth’s biosphere, i.e. its animal and plant life. He is ideally equipped to understand the complexity of the biological effects resulting from climatic effects and develop lectures to explain the phenomena to practicing professional engineers.


CE-104 (*) Principles of Steel Structural Design (Part #1)
This seminar will cover the following items:
Design of Tension Members: analyzing a truss internal forces and designs the truss tension members.
Design of Beams: Analyze the bending moment diagram on a beam. Design laterally supported beams and laterally non supported beams, using the flexure formula
Design of Connections:
Design of Riveted Connections: design of riveted connections under concentric and eccentric loads
Bolted Connections: Design of Bolted connections under concentric and eccentric load
Welded Connection Design:
Design of compression members: analysis of column compression formulas, analysis of several end conditions, theoretical “K” factors versus modified “K” factors. , design several compression members, design of built up sections.
End Plate Design: Definition of end plate, functions, stresses analysis of end plate, and design of end plate.

Subject: CE-104 (*) Principles of Steel Structural Design (Part #1)
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2023
Location: Webinar
Instructor: Ahmed Bashjawish, M.S.C.E., P.E.

CE-171 (*) Principles of Structural Steel Design (Part #2)
This seminar will focus on the following areas:
The design of tension and compression members, the design of beams, the design of bolted and welded joints, the design of composite sections, and the design of brackets with eccentric loads. Practical examples will be presented and discussed

Subject: CE-171 (*) Principles of Structural Steel Design (Part #2)
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Webinar
Instructor: Ahmed Bashjawish, M.S.C.E., P.E.

Ahmed Bashjawish, M.S.C.E., P.E.
Mr. Bashjawish is a graduate Engineer with a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering and Masters in Hydraulics. He is licensed in both NY and NJ with 25 years of experience in the infrastructure, structural design, and construction with NYC and the private industry. Mr. Bashjawish has a solid back ground in project management, finance and financial analysis of public and private enterprises. He has worked 8 years at NYC DEP building distribution and trunk mains. Since 1998 Mr. Bashjawish works at DDC where he builds trunk mains, complex sewers system, retaining structures, and urban highway construction. In addition to his academic and common sense mannerisms, Mr. Bashjawish is an excellent public speaker and a communicator. He is fluent in foreign languages such as Arabic, French, and Spanish.

 

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