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Professional Development Hours Workshop for Engineers and Registered Architects

Scheduled seminars throughout the D.C. 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.

Fall 2017 – November/December:

Fall 2017 – Seminars and Instructors’ biographies.

CE-240 Ethics for Practicing Engineers (Part #3)
This course will explore three diverse areas of ethical challenges and opportunities facing the Professional Designer and offer paths toward successful accomplishment of these life-defining responsibilities in today’s environment.

The first area will focus on basic issues of creating plans and specifications for projects to be constructed, or while working in the manufacturing field while resolving potential conflicts that arise between the technical and the business goals.

The second area will explore overseeing construction as the Owner’s Representative or managing as the Contractor’s PM, assuring the facility is built to the standards set forth in the contract while bringing the project in within budget.

The National Society of Professional Engineers’ Code of Ethics will act as a base line in defining the professional’s level of responsibility. This base line will then be expanded using an outline of moral codes developed by our earliest philosophers and modern business thinkers.

Practical advice is given in creating ethical business relationships with Contactors as well as the ethical “fair& reasonable” interpretations of a contract.

The third area will look at special concerns for the volunteer professional who donates time after a disaster, along with the various possible legal and ethical ramifications that must be taken into account.

Subject: CE-240 Ethics for Practicing Engineers (Part #3)
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: William Rodwick, BSCE, MPA, P.E.

CE-241 Ethics for Practicing Engineers (Part #4)
This course will discuss broader implications that involve a review of the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident and the global assumptions developed from that disaster which must be considered when designing any large project.

The ethical responsibility each of us has for identifying and creating our own best selves is analyzed within the context of leadership and management styles that enhance dealing effectively with followers and staff. To assure this wider perspective is understood, an analysis is performed of the types of long-term ethical considerations that should be kept in mind in the face of today’s accelerating technological changes

Subject: ME CE-241 Ethics for Practicing Engineers (Part #4)
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Date: Monday, November 27, 2017
Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: William Rodwick, BSCE, MPA, P.E.

William Rodwick, BSCE, MPA, P.E.
MrRodwick has worked over 24 years with NYC Transit and 25 years with the Army Corps of Engineers. He is a licensed PE in NYS, has a BSCE & MPA. His domestic & international experience ranges from soils and foundation design to construction management, Chief of Estimating, Chief of Design Mgt and Asst Chief of Engineering Division while with the Army Corps. At NYCT, he worked as Senior Construction Manager, Chief of Quality & Safety Mgt&Asst VP Engineering & Design. He has developed and presented over 20 different professional and technical courses to thousands of professionals. Presently, he is serving as President of the Practicing Institute of Engineering.


CE-165 Highway Engineering (Part #1)
This seminar will cover the initial factors in highway design. Topics will include: Highway planning including roadway width, right-of-way width and, other factors; Survey requirements; Highway cross-section design including side slopes, retaining walls, normal profile, super elevation, maximum roadway grade, sight distance, horizontal curves, vertical curves and, sight distance.

Subject: CE-165 Highway Engineering (Part #1)
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Date: Monday, December 11, 2017
Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: Shane Zhang, MSTS, P.E., PTOE

CE-166 Highway Engineering (Part #2)
This seminar will cover additional factors in highway design not included in Highway Engineering I. Topics will include: Drainage including catch basins, drainage pipe, culverts, swales, leaching basins, recharge basins; Roadway design including cross-section, sub-base evaluation, test borings, pavement depth, pavement type, pavement composition; guide rail and culvert rail; Roadside development; Street lighting; Traffic control devices.

Subject: CE-166 Highway Engineering (Part #2)
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: Shane Zhang, MSTS, P.E., PTOE

Shane Zhang, MSTS, P.E., PTOE
Mr. Zhang is a registered Professional Engineer in three states, he also holds a Professional Traffic Operation Engineer (PTOE) license. He has a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from New York University (School of Engineering).

Mr. Zhang has been working in the private and public sectors of transportation engineering field for over 20 years. His area of expertise are: street design and construction, roadway maintenance and improvement, transportation system operation and management, engineering review and training, neighborhood transportation improvement, traffic capacity and improvement, project management, etc. He has also actively participated in the review of City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) projects, Vision Zero projects, capital construction projects, transit/ITS projects, construction permits, and engineering plan examinations.

Mr. Zhang is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and a member of the Technical Committee & the Consultant Selection Committee of New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC).

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