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DC 37 Education Fund Classes

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.

March - April 2017 - Seminars and Instructors' biographies.

CE-167 Structural Steel Design & Codes for Small Buildings (Part #1)
This seminar will present an overview of AISC Specifications and Local Codes and discuss Issues pertaining to the design of a low/mid-rise building. Loads and applicable design criteria will be discussed as well as the various aspects of design requirements. There will be a thorough review of the steps needed to create a small building structural model for computer analysis and visit applicability of Code provisions while building that model. We will explore techniques for preliminary design of structural members which form the initial member size inputs. We will follow up reviewing the results of a typical analysis. We will close the morning session with a Quiz and a Question time.

Subject: CE-167-Structural Steel Design & Codes for Small Buildings (Part #1)
Time: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: Abbas Shah, P.E.(C.E., M.E.), LMP, LFSC, R.A. AIA


CE-168 Structural Steel Design & Codes for Small Buildings (Part #2)
This seminar will review results of an analyzed building model for upgrading the member sizes where required and selecting uniform sizes where applicable. We will also try to evaluate the design from a steel fabricator's point of view such as economy, efficiency, and speed. Then we will review points of coordination - and contention - between an architect and an engineer - esthetics vs. indispensable design needs, that sometime bedevil the life of a construction project. We will review different type of Connections that may be designed for a given node. We will summarize the entire design process outlined during the whole session. We will close the afternoon with a Quiz and a Question time.

Subject: CE-168-Structural Steel Design & Codes for Small Buildings (Part #2)
Time:

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Date:

Monday, March 13, 2017

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-160 HVAC Systems for Underground Facilities (Pt.1)
This seminar offers an excellent opportunity for all discipline engineers, HVAC engineers and designers, interns and operators to learn about the major issues involved in the design and operation of underground building HVAC systems. The seminar offers an interesting opportunity for the fundamental study of various commercial HVAC systems such as air handling units, DX split and package HVAC systems, multiple split systems, glycol/dry cooler systems, air cooled and water cooled centrifugal and rotary chilled water system as well as heating systems involved in the underground facilities based on ASHRAE standards. Later, the seminar describes various HVAC systems used in the underground facilities and exposes various problems and their solutions involved in the design and operation of the underground HVAC system. This also involves the study of fumes exhaust from the underground restaurant facilities, ventilation and air conditioning of Gyms, banks and stores in malls and subways. Besides, the seminar overviews the types of refrigerants, Indoor Air Quality IAQ and commissioning process involved in the retrofitting of HVAC systems.

Subject: ME-160 HVAC Systems for Underground Facilities (Pt.1)
Time:

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Date:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: Syed Qadeer, B.S.M.E, M.S.M.E, P.E.


ME-161 HVAC Systems for Underground Facilities (Pt.2)
This seminar offers opportunity for the advanced study for all discipline engineers, HVAC engineers and designers, interns and operators to learn the design and operation of underground building HVAC systems. The seminar highlights the application of design fundamentals of HVAC principles on case by case basis in designing various commercial HVAC systems such as air handling units, DX split and package HVAC systems, multiple split systems, glycol/dry cooler systems, air cooled and water cooled centrifugal and rotary chilled water system as well as heating systems involved in the underground facilities. Besides, the seminar discusses the fundamental of controls system, electrical power distribution system and various aspects of maintenance and operation of underground facilities.

Subject: ME-161 HVAC Systems for Underground Facilities (Pt.2)
Time:

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Date:

Monday, March 27, 2017

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 electro-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 free lance consultant in HVAC/ Plumbing and fire protection system design of the commercial facilities and an associate member of ASHRAE.


CE-172 State Codes for Shallow Foundation Design
This seminar will focus on the NYS/NYC code requirements related to the general types of shallow foundations and modes of failure due to the soil. The soil bearing capacity will be developed using tabulated data from the NYS/NYC codes and using Terzaghi’s Theory. The discussion will also include isolated footing design requirements, a loading analysis, and bearing pressure calculations. Numerical examples of typical shallow foundations will be covered that will include features of ACI 318-08.

Subject: CE-172 State Codes for Shallow Foundation Design
Time:

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Date:

Monday, April 3, 2017

Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: Saad-Eldin Elbedwihy, M.S.C.E., P.E.


CE-173 State Codes for Deep Foundation Design
This seminar will discuss the theory, design, and load testing that comply with the NYS/NYC codes for deep foundations. There will be an introduction of terms and definitions as related to pier and pile foundations as per the building codes. There will be a review of the advantages and disadvantages of using drilled shafts as compared to driven piles. The codes related to loading requirements will be discussed as well as special/additional requirements for deep foundations. The design theory and calculations will focus on the load transfer mechanism and its qualitative and quantitative relationships to load testing curves. There will be discussions on modes of failure, estimations of pile bearing capacity, and the lateral soil pressure effect. Also to be discussed are the negative skin friction and the ACI requirements that address pile cap punching shear. Case study examples will be included.

Subject: CE-173 State Codes for Deep Foundation Design
Time:

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Date:

Monday, April 24, 2017

Location: New York, N.Y.
Instructor: Saad-Eldin Elbedwihy, M.S.C.E., P.E.

Saad-Eldin Elbedwihy, M.S.C.E., P.E.
Mr. Elbedwihy is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering from NJIT. He has considerable experience in the areas of short span bridge design, advanced concrete design, pre-stressed concrete design, soil mechanics, and shallow foundation design. In the past he has worked as a project manager and plan examiner for the Metropolitan Transit Authority, NYC Department of Buildings, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and as a staff engineer for various engineering consulting firms.

 

 




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