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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 2024- January/February 2024 webinars
March/April 2024 webinars

February 2024 – Seminars and Instructors’ biographies.

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, 2024
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, 2024
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.


March 2024 to April 2024 – Seminars and Instructors’ biographies.

ME-148 Advancements in Railroad Engineering (Pt. #1)
A turnout is defined as an arrangement of a switch and a frog connected by closure rails, by means of which rolling stock may be diverted among different tracks A turnout could produce high lateral forces and accelerations, which require slower operating speeds and can have adverse effects on ride quality and component life. The aim is for Low Cost Modification of Existing Turnouts for Higher Diverging Speed in the same Interlocking Footprint. The main Constraints are to keep the certain parameters as fixed e.g. Lead Distance (distance between the point of switch and point of Frog), Interlocking Footprint, Location of P.S. (Point of Switch) and P.F.(Point of Frog) , Frog Angle. Future challenges are to extend the study even to commercial level by using different methodologies. This presentation concludes with the latest accomplishments of turnout design and opportunities of future work which leads to higher diverging speed in the same interlocking footprint without changing the basic track infrastructure.

Subject: ME-148 Advancements in Railroad Engineering (Pt. #1)
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Location: Webinar
Instructor: Avinash Prasad, PE, PLS, PP, PhD, MSCE, MSEM, F.ASCE, M.AREMA, M.NYSAPLS, M.PMI, M.AISC, FF, EMT

ME-149 Advancements in Railroad Engineering (Pt. #2)
The locomotives in present US railway systems are powered either by diesel engines or by electric motors powered from a third rail system or an overhead wiring system. The locomotives typically pull long trains of railway cars. AMPS (Assisted Magnetic Propulsion System) are a new approach for providing enhanced propulsion capabilities and greater energy efficiency for railway systems. The AMPS mode of propulsion, termed the linear synchronous motor (LSM). AMPS can assist in upgrading the current conventional railroad systems with minor modification to the existing infrastructure. There are various advantages for using this new technology with the existing subway system (e.g. No pollutants, Greenhouse affect or Noise Pollution, etc.). It reduces energy requirements & operating cost. In AMPS system, Kinetic energy is not lost in the mechanical braking. The magnetic field in the passenger compartment is at the same natural field level that exists everywhere in the world. Keeping the above advantages in view; it is proposed/ planned for integrated AMPS system on actual locomotives and railway cars.

Subject: ME-149 Advancements in Railroad Engineering (Pt. #2)
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Location: Webinar
Instructor: Avinash Prasad, PE, PLS, PP, PhD, MSCE, MSEM, F.ASCE, M.AREMA, M.NYSAPLS, M.PMI, M.AISC, FF, EMT

Avinash Prasad, PE, PLS, PP, PhD, MSCE, MSEM, F.ASCE, M.AREMA, M.NYSAPLS, M.PMI, M.AISC, FF, EMT
Dr. Avinash Prasad is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Land Surveyor, and Professional Planner with more than 30 years of professional experience in civil engineering, land surveying and management field since his graduation. He is a Doctor of Philosophy from New York University. He has a double Master of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management from New Jersey institute of technology and BS Degree in Civil Engineering from India. He is a NJ state certified emergency medical technician (EMT), emergency medical responder (EMR), and firefighter (FF). He is also a certified CPR AED administer. He is a Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and also an active member of several professional organizations such as: NYSAPLS, AREMA, PMI, AISC, IPWE, IRT and IIBE. His research papers have been accepted and published by several technical magazines including Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures. His technical papers were accepted in AREMA & ASCE conference proceedings for presentations and or publications multiple times.


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: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Location: Webinar
Instructor: Avinash Prasad = PE, PLS, PP, PhD, MSCE, MSEM, F.ASCE, M.AREMA, M.NYSAPLS, M.PMI, M.AISC, FF, EMT

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: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Location: Webinar
Instructor: Avinash Prasad = PE, PLS, PP, PhD, MSCE, MSEM, F.ASCE, M.AREMA, M.NYSAPLS, M.PMI, M.AISC, FF, EMT

Avinash Prasad = PE, PLS, PP, PhD, MSCE, MSEM, F.ASCE, M.AREMA, M.NYSAPLS, M.PMI, M.AISC, FF, EMT
Dr. Avinash Prasad is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Land Surveyor, and Professional Planner with more than 30 years of professional experience in civil engineering, land surveying and management field since his graduation. He is a Doctor of Philosophy from New York University. He has a double Master of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management from New Jersey institute of technology and BS Degree in Civil Engineering from India. He is a NJ state certified emergency medical technician (EMT), emergency medical responder (EMR), and firefighter (FF). He is also a certified CPR AED administer. He is a Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and also an active member of several professional organizations such as: NYSAPLS, AREMA, PMI, AISC, IPWE, IRT and IIBE. His research papers have been accepted and published by several technical magazines including Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures. His technical papers were accepted in AREMA & ASCE conference proceedings for presentations and or publications multiple times.

 

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