Engineering Ethics and Review of Concrete Design Mix - 2 PDH

Date:  Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Location: McLaren Engineering - Lecture Hall
100 Snake Hill Road, West Nyack, NY 10994

Time: 5:30 PM - Refreshments, Food & Networking

6:00 PM - Lecture will begin promptly.

COST: $20 for Members, $40 for Non-Members*

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Course Title:  Ethics in Engineering Practice - 1 PDH 

Speaker:  Lewis Tesser Esq., Partner, Tesser, Ryan & Rochman, LLP.

The purpose of this one hour presentation is to provide an overview of ethical and legal aspects required (and expected) of professional engineers with primary emphasis on the big picture of being a professional in New York State.
Objectives: Upon completion of this one hour discussion with Q&A, participants should be able to understand concepts and/or nomenclatures of :  What it means to be a professional; obligations; licensed vs. unlicensed Engineer; what requires an engineer's stamp; attaining License in other States; exemptions from licensing requirements; hiring unlicensed engineers; unprofessional conduct; avoiding problem areas and communicating.

About the Speaker:  Lewis Tesser is a senior partner in Tesser, Ryan & Rochman,  LLP a New York City law firm. Lew represents professionals and firms regarding their professional practices and defends them at disciplinary proceedings.  Lew is a former Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s  (NYSBA) General Practice Section, Past President of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford University Press two volume treatise, “The New York Rules of Professional Conduct.”  Lew served as Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of New York and as a Captain and Judge Advocate in the United States Army. He is an Honors Graduate, National Law School of George Washington University and holds a Masters Degree from The Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.

Course Title:  Verifying Concrete Mix Design for PEs. 1-PDH

Speaker:  William H. Fitzjohn, Jr., PhD, PE

The purpose of this 1-Hr. presentation is to provide guidance on technical aspects required to verify the effective use of concrete mix designs with primary emphasis on NYC Building Code provisions.

Objectives: Upon completion of the presentation participants should be able to understand the description and nomenclatures of:
• What a concrete mix design  is
• Comprehend what a TR3 is
• Understand the mix design review process
• Comprehend relevant ASTM, job specifications and NYC Building Code provisions
• Verify whether a concrete batch ticket matches an approved TR3 mix design
• Recognize interpretations of complex code requirements

There will also be good information for engineers who review mix designs for conformance with their specifications prior to submittals of TR3 mix deigns to DOB for approval.

The basic steps from development of a mix design to its use by the concrete cast-in- place special inspector and concrete field testing technician are:
1. Lab or ready mix producer develops mix design (s) and prepare TR3 (tech report for mix designs)
2. Design applicant/EOR reviews and approves
3. TR3 submitted to DOB for review and approval
4. Concrete based on TR3 ordered by contractor
5. Special inspector and concrete field tech verify that concrete delivered by concrete producer matches approved TR3 mix deign

Item 5 will be the main focus.

About the Speaker: William H. Fitzjohn, Jr., PhD, PE has extensive experience covering: construction materials engineering, concrete mix designs, materials testing and special inspections, and quality management systems. He holds a BSCE (Honors) from Manchester University, UK, and a PhD in Civil Engineering/Ceramic Science from the University of Leeds, UK. In addition, he is a licensed professional engineer in the states of California, and New York has numerous certifications in concrete inspection and testing from ACI and ICC.

This notification is your invitation to join this PE's in Construction Lecture presentation to be held at McLaren Engineering headquarters on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Refreshments and networking to start around 5:30 PM followed by the lecture which will begin at 6:00 pm promptly. McLaren Engineering is located at 100 Snake Hill Road, West Nyack, NY 10994 - T 845.353.6400

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