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Continuing Education Boot Camp 2019

As a service to the Professional Engineers of the Philadelphia Region,
the Philadelphia Chapter of PSPE is conducting a two day Continuing Education Boot Camp

providing up to 16 Credit Hours towards the 24 hours
required by September 30th. Membership in PSPE is not required.
Cost is $100 for one day (8 hours) or $160 for two days (16 hours.)
Conducted THU SEP 26 and FRI SEP 27 at
Drexel University Hill Conference Room, 31st and Market, Philadelphia.
LeBow Engineering Center, Room 240
Register by clicking the PayPal button below.













Thursday September 26


Welcoming Remarks

Chemical Plant Design 101
by Doug Kriebel, PE
Many engineers work in or around chemical plants. They can look like a lot of pipe, pumps and process vessels and difficult to understand. We will discuss chemical processes and unit operations to clear up the complexity and give an understanding to the overall operation.

Industrial Waste Water Treatment
by Doug Kriebel, PE
Clean water is essential to our lives. Industrial wastewater systems are key to maintaining our future water supplies. We will discuss how modular systems can solve current industrial wastewater issues. This will include industrial wastewater strategy and details of common wastewater control systems such as pH control, heavy metal removal, solids removal, and Zero discharge

The National Electrical Code
by Joseph Maida, PE
The National Electrical Code for protection of people & equipment is instructive to engineers of all disciplines.

Taken by the Wind
by Joseph Maida, PE
Sky Diving Wind Tunnel Power and Drive Train - The history and evolution of simulated sky diving vertical wind tunnels taught by one of the foremost developers and patent holders in this field.

Lunch on Your Own
We recommend Shake Shack 3200 Chestnut Street

Amusement Rides: How much thrill is too much?
by Robert S. Cargill II, PhD, PE
The F2291 standard of ASTM International sets the standard across most of the world for acceleration limits for amusement rides. These limits form the basis for amusement ride design, including the design of the restraint system. This talk will introduce the biomechanical bases for these limits and describe the history behind the establishment of the duration-dependent exposure limits.

ASTM Walkway Surface Safety Standards
by David Fleisher, PE
This interactive course educates engineers on the application of ASTM standards applicable to the design, construction and maintenance of safe walkway surfaces. Learn how to safeguard against pedestrian fall hazards on walkway surfaces, such as floors, stairways, sidewalks, streets, parking lots and pavements. These standards are commonly used as a standard of care in evaluating premises accidents in professional liability litigation.

Who Knew Growing Pot Requires an Engineer?
by John Pisklak
Commercial growing of cannabis involves several issues requiring engineering knowledge. Join us to design the growing process: From Seed to Finished Product, Load Calculations, Facility Layout, Unit Installation and Environmental Control.

Contract Law for Engineers
by Fredric L. Plotnick, PhD, Esq, PE
The Contract and the Specification are not what the Engineer meant nor what the contractor would like but rather how the Judge reads the contract documents. Explore the thought process of the Judge.


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Friday September 27


Welcoming Remarks

Tort Law for Engineers
by Fredric L. Plotnick, PhD, Esq, PE
To err is human. To act with wrongful intent is too often human. But when and why should the engineer without fault still be held responsible?.
Covering intentional acts, negligence and issues of strict liability.

Update on Electrical Engineering
by Joe McGowan, PhD, PE
When I took my one EE course in college they spoke about vacuum tubes. What could be new? Explore the current EE curriculum and suggested content for the survey course given to all students of engineering.

Pneumatic Conveying I
by Jack Hillbert, PE
This course will present the options for pneumatic conveying systems including the basic types of systems and modes of operation. Typical applications and knowledge of how to make the most cost effective selection of available technologies

Pneumatic Conveying II
by Jack Hillbert, PE
Coninues with basic elements of de-bottlenecking and trouble shooting existing systems

Lunch on Your Own
We recommend Blaze Pizza 3400 Lancaster Ave

Project Scheduling with CPM
by Fredric L. Plotnick, PhD, Esq, PE
Whether a construction or other time-sensitive project, getting done on-time is important. Early completion to earn a bonus is even better. Learn from the author of CPM in Construction Management how to build a logic network for earliest completion, and how to manage through the project to deal with all-to-often changes and unexpected events.

Update on Material Science
by Joseph P. Martin, PhD, PE
Materials science and engineering is an interdisciplinary field that forms the foundation for many engineering applications by extending the current supply of materials, improving existing materials, and developing new, superior, and sustainable materials and processes. What is new since you took the foundation course sophomore year?

Here Comes the Sun
by Fallon Kider, EIT
Design of Photovoltaic Arrays have application to chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical and other engineers. Learn new limits of as well as how to design to your application.

Centrifugal Pumps and Applications
by Doug Kriebel, PE
Pumps are second only to motors in the number of applications in industrial, municipal and commercial installations. As engineers we need to understand how pumps and systems work together. We will discuss pump systems, pump design, industrial applications, most common failure modes, and common system design errors leading to these failures.

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