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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.

Spring 2019 – March/April:
Summer 2019 – May/June:

May and June 2019 – 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: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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 involves 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: CE-241 Ethics for Practicing Engineers (Part #4)
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: William Rodwick, BSCE, MPA, P.E.

William Rodwick, BSCE, MPA, P.E.
Mr. Rodwick 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 262 Public/Private Partnerships for Engineering Projects (Part 1)
There is a palpable interest in the use of public private partnerships (P3) to meet infrastructure needs around the world. P3’s are complex, long-term arrangements that must balance institutional, social, political, economic and financial factors as well as account for the varying perspectives of the contract participants, including the owner/guarantor, sponsor/operator, investor, contractor, lender and end user. A fundamental understanding is essential for professional engineers serving as program managers, technical advisors or performing as part of the design-build team.

Part 1 of a two part series will cover the following topics/ objectives:

Understand the basics of Project Finance.
Identify P3 participants and assess project viability from the perspective of the various stakeholders.
Characterize the infrastructure sectors covered in the course and evaluate for each the opportunities and limitations for private sector involvement.
Case studies of PPP infrastructure projects will be referenced throughout the seminar.

Subject: CE 262 Public/Private Partnerships for Engineering Projects (Part 1)
Time: 5:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: Julius Chang, Eng.Sc.D., P.E.

CE 263 Public/Private Partnerships for Engineering Projects (Part 2)
There is a palpable interest in the use of public private partnerships (P3) to meet infrastructure needs around the world. P3’s are complex, long-term arrangements that must balance institutional, social, political, economic and financial factors as well as account for the varying perspectives of the contract participants, including the owner/guarantor, sponsor/operator, investor, contractor, lender and end user. A fundamental understanding is essential for professional engineers serving as program managers, technical advisors or performing as part of the design-build team.

Part 2 of a two part series will cover the following topics/ objectives:

Analyze financial structuring including typical lending criteria.
Conduct project risk analysis and develop risk mitigation strategies.
Examine P3 project failures and discuss lessons learned.
Case studies of PPP infrastructure projects will be referenced throughout the seminar.

Subject: CE 263 Public/Private Partnerships for Engineering Projects (Part 2)
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: Julius Chang, Eng.Sc.D., P.E.

Julius Chang, Eng.Sc.D., P.E.
Julius Chang, a native New Yorker, is currently a lecturer in civil engineering at Columbia University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in construction engineering and management, and a risk analyst for STV, Inc., a leading consulting engineering firm. Dr. Chang has over 20 years of practical work experience in the design and management of bridge and tunnel structures. Most recently, he was a principal structural engineer and a deputy to the head of the structural engineering unit for MTA Bridges and Tunnels, one of the nation’s largest toll authorities. Prior to his term with the MTA, he was employed for 10 years with Parsons Brinckerhoff. During this period he was heavily involved in the planning and procurement for the Airtrain, a rail link to JFK Airport. The project is notable among other things for its use of innovative financing and delivery techniques. Dr. Chang’s research interest concerns infrastructure asset assessment and management. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of New York. Dr. Chang earned his Eng.Sc.D from Columbia University in 2007, while also working full-time. He previously earned a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from Columbia University, and dual master’s degrees in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania and the Institut Français du Petrole.

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