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  • 18-May-2021
  • 10-Jun-2021
  • 6 sessions
  • 18-May-2021, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 19-May-2021, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 20-May-2021, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 08-Jun-2021, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 09-Jun-2021, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • 10-Jun-2021, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • The price of the symposium is $30/session (i.e. $10/pdh). 3 pdh credits will be awarded for each session.



An Opportunity to Earn up to 18 PDHs (3 per day, $10/PDH!)

Click here for the Schedule at a Glance!


  1. May 18: Electronics and Power
  2. May 19: Machinery Elements and Design
  3. May 20: Environmental Challenges
  4. June 8: Public Projects of Interest
  5. June 9: Facility Infrastructure
  6. June 10: Codes and Requirements

May 18th Electronics and Power

Overview: This session will focus on power transfer, static electricity on machinery, and electrical usage by electronic currency.

Audience: Plant and managers and engineers; manufacturing/ electrical/plant/process production/ energy/engineers, engineers and directors, policy makers. In addition, the general public will find interest as cyber currency continues to grow.

  • 1:00PM ATS Fundamentals. William Schneeloch, Director of Engineering, Kinsley Power Systems.
  • 2:30PM Bitcoin Energy Use – the Unreal Electricity Consumption of Virtual Cryptocurrencies. Bill Bishop. P.E., Senior Energy Engineer, Pathfinder Engineers.
  • 4:00PM Introduction to Static Control for Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing. Dr. Kelly Robinson, Owner, Electrostatic Answers.
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May 19th Machinery Elements and Design

Overview: This session will provide some tools for mechanical engineers and include presentations on finite element methods; sealing components: and gears and reducers.

Audience: Manufacturing/mechanical design/civil/production/process/energy engineers; plant maintenance technicians and managers; equipment purchasers; production managers and directors, policy makers.

  • 1:00PM Finite Element Analysis Validation Avoiding the Pitfalls of "Garbage In Garbage Out". Jeffrey Gardiner P.E., Principal, XCEED Engineering and Consulting P.C..
  • 2:30PM Overview of Sealing Components, Their Selection and Application. Jim Drago, P.E., Principal Applications Engineer, Garlock Sealing Technologies.
  • 4:00PM A Practical Look at Gears and Reducers, and their most common problems. Neville W. Sachs PE, Principal, Neville W. Sachs, PLLC.
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May 20th Environmental Challenges

Overview: This session will focus on the past (the Great Lakes), the present (subsurface sampling) and the future (emerging contaminants). The presentations include Lake Ontario lake level management; emerging contaminants in our environment; and geophysics as a means of exploring the earth beneath us.

Audience: Structural/civil/site/environmental/ water treatment/chemical/municipal/geotechnical engineers, chemists, and officials,

  • 1:00PM Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River Water Level Management: Plan 2014 Operational Concepts, Challenges and Trade Offs. Bernie Gigas, Owner, Lake Ontario South Shore Engineering.
  • 2:30PM Emerging Contaminants: Definition, Detection and Treatment. Denis Conley, Senior Associate, Haley Aldrich.
  • 4:00PM Geophysics for Geotechnical and Environmental Investigations. Mark Saunders, Senior Geophysicist, Golder Associates.
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June 8th Public Projects of Interest

Overview: This session will highlight two notable public projects in Western New York: The Peace Bridge in Buffalo, and the Rochester Skate Park. The session also takes a step back into the preliminary planning stage with a presentation on Rochester’s Complete Streets program

Audience: Civil/structural/construction/transportation/geotechnical/municipal engineers. planners, the general public.

  • 1:00PM Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Timothy Coyle, P.E., Chief Engineer, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI).
  • 2:30PM Design and Construction of the Rochester Skate Park. Amanda Phetteplace, Landscape Architect, Stantec.
  • 4:00PM Complete Streets Makeover an Exploration of Tactical Urbanism in Rochester. Jon Hartley P.E., Associate, Transportation Engineer and Transportation Planning, Stantec.
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June 9th Facility Infrastructure

Overview: This session will focus on those areas of commercial facility management that is largely hidden from the public, yet noticeable when problems arise: equipment vibrations, indoor air quality, and pavement maintenance.

Audience: As we emerge from this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic and begin to once again fill our facilities and parking lots, this presentation will be of interest to health and safety officers, equipment mechanics, civil/HVAC/structural/electrical engineers, building owners, and the general public.

  • 1:00PM Acoustic Noise Abatement Of Elevated & Non-Elevated Mechanical Equipment. Angela Waters, P.E., Structural Engineering Manager, Kinetics Noise Control, Inc..
  • 2:30PM Using Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization to Create Healthy Indoor Environments. David N. Schurk, Business Development Manager, Global Plasma Solutions.
  • 4:00PM Heater Scarification. Terry Lucey, Sales Engineer, Highway Rehab Corp..
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June 10th Codes and Requirements

Overview: This session will address code requirements in specific areas of building facilities, fire protection systems, and energy use.

Audience: Civil/mechanical/electrical engineers, code enforcement officials, contractors ,facility managers, and building owners.

  • 1:00PM Plumbing-Civil Coordination for Utility Design. James Basile, P.E., Civil Discipline Leader, Clark Patterson.
  • 2:30PM Compliance with NEC requirements for Fire Protection of Fire pump and Emergency Feeders.. Timothy Franco, Manager, Commercial Sales Northeast, Pyrotenax.
  • 4:00PM The Current and Future Energy Code – an Engineer’s Notes on 2020 NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code, 2020 NYStretch Energy Code, and ASHRAE 90.1-2019". Chonghui Liu (CL), Team Leader, Energy Services, Popli Design Group.
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Registration is open to anyone. You will need your NYS PE license # to register (or put N/A if not a PE). No guest registrations are allowed so you need to sign up individually!

If you need to change a session choice you will need to contact Lynne Irwin at RES, res@frontiernet.net or call and leave a message at 585-254-2350.

If you have any questions or need help contact Lynne Irwin at res@frontiernet.net or therochesterengineer@gmail (or 585-254-2350 and she will return your call).

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