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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.

Winter 2018 – November/December:

November and December 2018 – Seminars and Instructors’ biographies.

CE-224 NYC Zoning for Commercial & Residential Buildings (Pt #1)
This seminar will explore the history of zoning development in New York City. It discusses how along with Zoning Analysis, NYC Building Code Analysis is a must. Using a specific building as an example, of residential and commercial/mixed use, this type of buildings shall be analyzed. Will discuss how typical zoning analysis should be presented by performing zoning calculations. Discussions will include 3D sketches and Zoning information required on the DOB Form ZD1.

Subject: CE-224 NYC Zoning for Commercial & Residential Buildings (Pt #1)
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: Abbas Shah, P.E.(C.E., M.E.), LMP, LFSC, R.A. AIA

CE-225 NYC Zoning for Commercial & Residential Buildings (Pt #2)
This seminar will take a Commercial/Mixed Use Zoning Building Example and develop Zoning Calculations. It will also develop the accompanying Building Code Calculations. There will be a discussion of Fire Ratings for different Building Elements and how to achieve required the required fire ratings. There will also be a discussion of the various aspects of Egress Analysis that must be developed along with Building Code Analysis. We will finally discuss some typical Plan Examiner “Objections” and how to respond to their inquiries.

Subject: CE-225 NYC Zoning for Commercial & Residential Buildings (Pt #2)
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: Abbas Shah, P.E.(C.E., M.E.), LMP, LFSC, R.A. AIA

Abbas Shah, P.E.(C.E., M.E.), LMP, LFSC, R.A. AIA
Mr. Shah Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and has professional licenses in Civil and Mechanical Engineering as well as being a Registered Architect. He has worked in various capacities as Assistant Architect, Assistant Surveyor, Assistant Structural Engineer and a Marine Engineer. Recently he is the Principle Engineer of his own Consulting and Construction Companies designing multistory buildings, renovations, and working on commercial and residential assignments. Most of this work has required extensive 3D computer design and drafting. He has also been employed in the Petrochemical Industry, and at Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in New Hampshire as an Architect and as a Structural and Mechanical Engineer. Abbas is also a New York City licensed Master Fire Suppression contractor.


ME-144 Application of HVAC in Heating Equipment (Pt. #4)
This seminar will provide a great learning opportunity about the design and operation of various heating systems currently used for building heating system for the hvac engineers, designers, interns, building engineers and operators involved in the hvac heating systems design and application, Through a step-by-step fundamental principles of HVAC, the seminar will provide an overview of the basic steam heating system and hot water heating system design approach. The seminar discusses in detail, the basic Components of a steam heating system such as boiler, feed water pump, condensate and de-rater tank, etc. Boiler Systems fundamentals and classification of boilers, Boiler selection, basic boiler operating and safety controls, central burner control monitoring system, Fuel piping such as oil and gas piping system design. The seminar outlines boiler combustion system and various types of fuels used in combustion system, theoretical and excess air, how to improve the efficiency of a boiler plant using heat recovery systems and water treatments in the plant, and pinpoints significant losses in a steam or hot water heating systems and how to minimize these losses and generate savings. Boiler breeching will be discussed. Also addressed are several measures to control the emissions such as NOX and compliance of EPA and Clean air act. The seminar discusses the significant issues related with the maintenance and operation of a boiler heating system such as PM and SM and boiler water treatment.

Subject: ME-144 Application of HVAC in Heating Equipment (Pt. #4)
Time: 5:30 pm to 09:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: Syed Qadeer, B.S.M.E, M.S.M.E, P.E

ME-145 Practical Applications of HVAC for Building’s Cooling Design and Operation (Pt 2)
This seminar will provide a great learning opportunity about the various HVAC system designs and operation for the HVAC engineers, designers, interns, building engineers and operators involved in the HVAC systems design, application and operations, The seminar will provide an overview of various HVAC systems such as air-handling units, DX and Chilled water systems, split and package system and comparison of various systems such as rooftop package and split system etc. Through step-by-step fundamental approach of HVAC principles, the seminar will provide an overview of chilled Water system design and operation, chilled water piping and pump selection, cooling towers selection, operation, and maintenance. The seminar will also provide a fundamental knowledge of the HVAC controls and operation through BMS and BAS system approach together with economizer controls. The seminar will discuss the general maintenance issues in HVAC systems, with possible troubleshooting solutions. The seminar will also discuss the retrofitting and commissioning of building HVAC systems. The seminar will outline heat recovery and cogeneration process in large scale HVAC systems.

Subject: ME-145 Practical Applications of HVAC for Building’s Cooling Design and Operation (Pt 2)
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: Syed Qadeer, B.S.M.E, M.S.M.E, P.E

Syed Qadeer, B.S.M.E, M.S.M.E, P.E
Mr. Syed Qadeer, P.E. is a licensed Mechanical Engineer with a Bachelor’s and a Masters degree in the area of Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York (CCNY) and is specialized in HVAC systems design from New York University (NYU). He has considerable experience in the area of HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection system design working on the numerous building projects of government and private sector. He has been affiliated with MTA NYC Transit authority for past 23 years and is currently serving in the electo-mechanical unit of the Transit as a senior mechanical engineer where he provides technical support to the operating groups of Transit in the issues related to the area of HVAC system design and operation. He has also worked in the Capital Program department of transit where he worked 15 years on numerous major capital projects involving HVAC and plumbing of transit facilities. Besides, he is also a freelance consultant in HVAC/ Plumbing and fire protection system design of the commercial facilities and an associate member of ASHRAE.

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