Sign up For DC 37 News

Benefits

DC 37 Education Fund Classes

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.

New Fall 2022- November/December webinars

November and December 2022 – Seminars and Instructors’ biographies.

EE-110 Principles of Electrical Wiring & Protection (N.E.C. Chapter #2)
Since its adoption in 1897, the National Electrical Code (NEC) is the most widely accepted set of electrical safety requirements in both the United States and the world. The “Wiring and Protection” section of the code is commonly referred to as the “Designing Chapter” because it covers the calculation of electrical loads and the sizing of elements in electrical systems. Chapter 2 of the NEC includes requirements for branch circuits, ground-fault circuit-interrupters (GFCI’s), arc-fault circuit-interrupters (AFCI’s), conductors, over current protection, grounding, and surge arresters. This and other circuit protection devices will be discussed.

Subject: EE-110 Principles of Electrical Wiring & Protection (N.E.C. Chapter #2)
Time: 6:00 pm to 10pm
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Location: Webinar
Instructor: George Fechtmann, BSEE, MBA, P.E.

EE-111 Wiring Methods & Material for Commercial Applications
(N.E.C. Chapter #3)
This seminar will discuss in detail Chapter # 3 of the Nation Electrical Code. It will include the wiring methods and conductors used in general wiring. Cabinets, cutout boxes, meter socket enclosures, outlet devices, pull and junction boxes, conduit bodies, handhold enclosures and AC armored cables will be discussed. There will also be discussions on type NM, NMC, and NMS nonmetallic-sheathed cables as well as a review of SE and USE service-entrance cables. Also presented is a review of conduits, including the metallic rigid type RMC and the nonmetallic underground type NUCC. Different types of busways, wire ways, and raceways will be presented with their applications.

Subject: EE-111 Wiring Methods & Material for Commercial Applications
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Location: Webinar
Instructor: George Fechtmann, BSEE, MBA, P.E.

George Fechtmann, BSEE, MBA, P.E.
George Fechtmann, P.E. is an Engineering Manager with Underwriters Laboratories in Melville, New York. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Adelphi University. Mr. Fechtmann has more than 32 years of safety certification experience with U.L. and is presently responsible for providing technical assistance for U.L.’s engineers handling certification projects in the areas of plastics, printed circuit boards, insulation systems, and other insulating materials. He is the chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and is a technical advisor for the United States National Committee on fire hazard testing.


CH-145 The Influence of Air & Water Pollution on Climate Change (Pt.1)
Is our planet undergoing “Global Warming”? Is the rate of climate change increasing? Is human activity to blame? These are questions many people around the world are asking in light of warmer winters, hotter summers, and severe storms, draught, expanding deserts and melting polar ice caps. However, we may not be able to answer these questions with high degree of certainty because climate changes, unlike weather patterns, occur over periods of thousands of years and not within the time span of a few generations.

We must acknowledge that climate change is the norm and not the exception when viewed from astronomical timelines. Earth’s climate has cycled from warm to cold to warm several times and will, in all likelihood, continue this pattern. This lecture will present the latest scientific evidence that has been accumulated and the mathematical modeling efforts used to predict climate change in the future from various scenarios. The information used in the presentation comes from the most rent IPCC AR5 report published in Oct. 2014; scientific studies published in peer-reviewed high impact factor journals, e.g. Nature, Science; and commentary from newspapers, e.g. NY Times. Every effort is made to present an unbiased and balanced presentation of the scientific/engineering facts published on the complex subject or climate change.

Subject: CH-145 The Influence of Air & Water Pollution on Climate Change (Pt.1)
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Location: Webinar
Instructor: Dr. Gene DiResta, Ph.D. Bio. Engr., P.E.

CH-146 The Influence of Air & Water Pollution on Climate Change (Pt.2)
Water and air pollution affect the rate of and are affected by climate change. “Pollutants” are released into the earth’s atmospheric and oceanic systems and influence the systems’ chemical constituents & physical processes as well as with the biological organisms that inhabit those systems. Part 1 of this two-part lecture series introduced and summarized the observations associated with pollutants that are suspected to influence climate change.

This lecture will present the latest scientific findings from investigations to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of how pollutant iterations with atmospheric and oceanic systems directly influence climate. This course will introduce the student to the underlying geo-chemical and geo-physical phenomena associated with pollutant interactions with atmospheric and oceanic chemical constituents. Simple mathematical models of earth’s climate dynamics will be introduced to help understand the influence and location of pollution emissions on the distribution of pollutants between land, air and water spaces and the effects they have on global thermodynamics. The mathematical modeling material will include web–based simulation software used to study climate parameters as a function of pollutant concentration. The lecture materials are taken from scientific studies published in peer-reviewed high impact factor journals, e.g. Nature, Science; published textbooks on the subject and web resources.

Subject: CH-146 The Influence of Air & Water Pollution on Climate Change (Pt.2)
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Location: Webinar
Instructor: Dr. Gene DiResta, Ph.D. Bio. Engr., P.E.

Dr. Gene DiResta, Ph.D. Bio. Engr., P.E.
Gene R. DiResta holds a BS in Biochemistry, an MS in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Bioengineering with a minor in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. He worked in industry for 7 years as a biochemical engineer designing reactors using enzyme technology for the production of food and beverages from bench to industrial scale. He is well versed in the theoretical and practical aspects of instrumental methods of analysis, mathematical modeling and control engineering. He received his PE in Chemical Engineering. Leaving Industry, he went to work as a Medical Physicist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he directed the Nuclear Medicine Research Lab and was the Technical Director of the Positron Emission Tomography Facility for 12 years. He transitioned from diagnosis to therapy by becoming the Director of the Orthopedic Research Lab, serving for 12 years before being recruited by NYU to be the Director of their Bioengineering graduate program. Dr. DiResta currently has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds 7 US patents for a variety of devices and processes. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Medical Nuclear Physics. His particular outside interest is in the area of the engineering challenges of climate change because it leverages his expertise in chemical engineering, nuclear physics, mathematics and chemico-biologic principles. Climate change is a bioengineering problem because it affects the earth’s biosphere, i.e. its animal and plant life. He is ideally equipped to understand the complexity of the biological effects resulting from climatic effects and develop lectures to explain the phenomena to practicing professional engineers.

 

Please be aware that the link may only work on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. The link may not work on Internet Explorer.

After you apply you will receive a copy of your application. Once eligibility has been checked, you will receive an email that will require you to confirm.
X