The in-person Symposium has been changed to virtual this year. It will be held on three Thursday's afternoons, April 21, April 28, and May 5th. If you already have a registration and paid from 2020 and want to keep it, you have received instructions to contact the RES. If you did not receive that letter, be sure to contact them.
REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT, MAY 4TH TO REGISTER FOR THE ELECTRICAL COURSES ON MAY 5TH
Earn up to 9PDHs
sponsored by Rochester's Technical and Engineering Societies and RIT
Thursday, April 21, April 28 and May 5, 2022
Courses available in: Civil, Electrical, Lighting, Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing...
Program schedule with the details is posted below and will be updated periodically *All are subject to change.
LOCATION: Virtually by Zoom
TIME: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
COST: $90 for all 3 Dates ($30 for each date - you can choose 1, 2, or all 3 dates)
Registration is open to everyone. No guest registrations are allowed so you need to sign up individually with your email that you will be signing in with! Note that our website is out of Canada, which is international. Be sure you or your company does not block receiving international emails from Canada so you can receive the zoom details. The April 21st Zoom links will be sent ~April 18th, for April 28th they will be send ~April 25th, and for May 5th they will be sent ~May 2nd.
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - Session 1: Civil
1:00 to 2:00 pm
Course 1: Roadside Design, An Overview by Howard Ressel, PE
2:30 to 3:30 pm
Course 2: Ground Improvement: A comparison of Aggregate Piers and Rigid Inclusions by John R. Grillo, P.E. and Wendel Armstrong, P.E.
Abstract: A comparison of ground improvement techniques discussing design, analysis, and construction to show how properly designed ground improvement can allow for traditional, cost-effective foundation support.
4:00 to 5:00 pm
Course 3: Environmental and Regulatory Considerations for Bulk Storage Tank Installations in New York State by Barbara Wagner, PE
Abstract: Petroleum and chemical bulk storage tanks serve vital functions. They also pose operational, environmental, and regulatory challenges. This talk covers the evolution of tank system technology following EPA/NYS 1980s regulations and design implications of NYS 2015 regulatory updates. It will also preview some of the currently proposed “Phase 2” NYS regulatory changes.
Biography: Barbara Wagner designs bulk storage tank systems and prepares petroleum and chemical spill prevention plans for projects including transit facilities, wind farms, manufacturing facilities, emergency service providers, municipal highway departments, waterworks, natural gas compressor stations, and military installations. She provides inspections and training to assist facilities in implementing their plans. She co-authored two New York State training manuals and has prepared and delivered associated workshops and exams for petroleum bulk storage inspectors and operators.
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - Session 2: Mechanical
Course 4: “Lubrication – Today and the Future” by Neville W. Sachs, P.E.
Abstract: The session will begin with an overview of the three general lubrication regimes. Then, after several slides showing how elastohydrodynamic lubrication actually occurs, we’ll look at how common hydrocarbon viscosities are measured and how they vary with temperature. However, today’s lubricants are sophisticated mixtures of base oils and additives, and we’ll review those additives and how they fit into the NLGI’s new classification system for industrial and automotive greases. Finally, the session will look at how both wind turbines and electric vehicles are forcing changes in the world of lubricant development.
Course 5: “Crazy? Lazy? Outer-Spacey? Geoengineering Techniques to Counteract Climate Change” by Bill Bishop
Abstract: Human GHG emissions are not being reduced in time to avoid dangerous climate change. Deliberate intervention in Earth's systems is a potential last resort. Strategies include solar radiation management, such as stratospheric aerosol injection, marine cloud brightening and space mirrors, and carbon dioxide removal, such as reforestation and direct air capture. Techniques are evaluated based on technical feasibility, cost, effectiveness, risk and reversibility. Ethical, political and governance issues are considered.
Course 6: “Energy Efficient Sustainable IAQ in Commercial Spaces” by Andrew Weidert
Abstract: This presentation will take an in-depth look at how technologies commonly used in Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Cleanrooms to optimize IAQ that can be applied to educational spaces and commercial spaces for an optimal indoor air quality environment in economical and efficient ways. The presentation will answer three questions:
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - Session 3: Electrical
Course 7: "Comprehensive Climate and Energy Solutions for Indoor Cultivation", by Brent Voelker
Abstract: Climate management for indoor controlled agriculture is not a matter of conventional space heating and cooling but should instead be approached as an industrial process control problem. As part of a suite of technologies, integrated combined heat and power (CHP) – also called cogeneration – minimizes energy costs, reduces carbon footprint, and ensures energy security for maximum competitiveness over the long-term.
This session will present recent projects that illustrate solutions to the energy challenges of indoor cultivation. We’ll explain how distributed energy systems, properly integrated with central HVACD systems, reduce total energy consumption through thermal recovery and increase the resiliency of cultivation facilities with onsite power generation.
Biography: Brent Voelker is the Director of Kinsley Energy Systems, responsible for business development, sales and service. Brent began his career in energy as a nuclear engineer on U.S. Navy submarines. He has accumulated over 28 years of experience in power generation at scales ranging from small, distributed cogeneration to utility-scale power plants. Brent holds a BS in Engineering Physics from RPI and an MS in Energy Policy from VA Tech.
Course 8: "Cooling Tower Isolation", by Angela Waters
Course 9: "Generator Rating and Emissions Basics", by Rumman Kabir
Biography: Rumman Kabir works as a Engineered Solutions Manager at Kohler. Electrical Engineer by Education, he has been working in power industry for more than 14 years. His career evolved from designing the controls system for Generators, ATS, Switchgear to product application support across Americas. For the last 6 years he has worked in the NE US states with MEP engineers and local distribution partners. He specializes in control systems, paralleling, codes/standards, design best practices etc. Rumman regularly speaks at engineering conferences and seminars on various technical topics.
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