Consulting-Specifying Engineer Webcast

Consulting-Specifying Engineer educational opportunities like online courses and Webcasts help you obtain critical information on specific topics and industry trends. Plus, you have the opportunity to earn AIA CES accredited learning units on participating events. Check out the following educational opportunties now available:

Upcoming Online Courses:

Fan Efficiency: Lowering Fan Energy Use with Instructor Wade W. Smith

This course will review fan basics, introduce the proposed Department of Energy (DOE) regulation, and suggest how to use the DOE metric to drive air moving system efficiency up. Emerging utility rebate programs that will be coming, along with fan performance monitoring tools, also will be introduced. The four-week self-paced session includes:

  • Fan basics
  • Department of Energy regulations
  • Power use and efficiency
  • Static regain duct design.

Start Date: September 12, 2016
Course Length: 4 weeks
Instructor: Wade W. Smith, PE, Wade W. Smith Consulting LLC, Chetek, Wis.
Credits for Course: 4 AIA LU/HSW Credits

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Electrical Design for Motors with Instructor Ken Lovorn

Learn all of the skills necessary to design branch circuits for motors. This course will cover single and three phase induction motors, elevator motors, fire pumps, and refrigeration motors. Not only will you learn over current and short circuit protection, you will also learn the National Electrical Code (NEC) criteria for sizing conduit and wire for these motors. Learn little known design tips to reduce installation costs, while still staying within all the NEC criteria for the design of these branch circuits.

Start Date: September 26, 2016
Course Length: 3 weeks
Instructor: Ken Lovorn, PE
Credits for course: 6 AIA LU Credits

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Building Automation Systems with Instructor Ron Bernstein

Learn to design the networked, smart buildings of the future and earn AIA LU/HSW continuing education through this interactive, self-paced online course. Instructor Ron Bernstein, president of of RBCG LLC, is teaching interactive courses covering Building Automation Systems (BAS):

  • An Introduction to Smart Buildings
  • Fundamentals of Building Open Control Networking Systems
  • Smart Building System Design and System Integration
  • Specifying Building Automation Systems
  • An Introduction to Designing Building Automation Dashboards, User Interfaces, and Public Kiosks
  • Smart Buildings and the Smart Grid.

Start date: October 10, 2016
Course Length: 6 weeks
Instructor: Ron Bernstein
Credits for course: 8.5 AIA LU Credits

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Upcoming Webcasts:

Critical power: Hospital electrical systems

Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
1 AIA CES accredited LU and 1 HSW credit available for attendees

When specifying electrical distribution systems in hospitals, engineers must account for the facility's size, flexibility needs, medical equipment and procedure types, essential (emergency) power needs, and safety requirements. They must design and coordinate electrical protection for all branches and the equipment fed by them. In addition, they must consider whether to apply isolated power systems.

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Next-generation lighting: the emergence of PoE for lighting and controls

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
A Certificate of Completion is available for all attendees

Attendees of this webcast will:

  • Become familiar with the terms Internet of Things (IoT) and Power over Ethernet (PoE), and how they relate to the lighting of building spaces.
  • Learn how the evolution of lighting is leveraging the Ethernet networking in commercial office spaces.
  • Assess why the LED luminaire makes the most sense for PoE applications in lighting.
  • Discover how PoE lighting opens the doors to many operational benefits that affect the bottom line and the safety and comfort of employees.

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