NOTE: When you register online, you must first register for the series (no cost), then you may register for each class (session) separately at the cost listed.

or call

248-353-0735, ext. 222

to register quickly by phone





Two-Hour Educational Classes

All classes are held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at ESD Headquarters in Southfield.

The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) offers educational programs that appeal to our diverse membership. These new, two-hour courses are designed for individuals seeking to enhance their personal and professional growth or earn continuing education hours. The courses cover a broad range of topics and are geared towards engineers and technical professionals.

September 25: Water Management Plans
Presented by Bill Gaines, Principal Engineer, Environmental Quality Office, Ford Motor Company
Improving health and safety and asset preservation of building water systems will be the focus of this program. What is the basis of the recent ASHRAE Standard 188 and CDC's "A Practical Guide to Implementing Industry Standards"?  Understand which buildings and devices need a water management program to reduce the risk for Legionnaires' disease, what makes a good program, and how to develop it. Implementing a water management program can provide both a safer environment and extend the useful life of equipment.

Cooling towers will also be explored. What are they? How do they work? What chemistries are used to control scale, corrosion, and microbiology? Cooling towers were the source of the largest number of cases of Legionnaires' disease and the second largest source of exposure in a CDC analysis published in 2016 of 27 outbreaks that occurred between 2000 and 2014. Do you understand how your cooling towers work?

October 2: A Layman's Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility 
Presented by Kimball Williams
As long as we have had electronic communications (Morse and his telegraph, Marconi and his "Wireless") we have seen the effects of 'interference' with intended electronic functions.  With the rapid and pervasive expansion of electronics into almost all aspects of our lives, many of us see it on a regular basis (dead spots for cell phones, loss of satellite communications during solar flares).  We will explore the world of electromagnetic interference and its counterpart, electromagnetic compatibility, by exploring the fundamentals of the technology from a layman's point of view, and hopefully equip you with enough knowledge to be able to both identify and, in straight forward cases, understand what might be done to relieve the symptoms of interference.  

October 4: Cyber Security in Automotive Applications
Presented by Dr. Donald D. Price, PE, Technical Lead, EWCAP Group at United States Council for Automotive Research, LLC (USCAR)
Dr. Price will give an overview of cyber threats in automotive applications and discuss how automakers and their suppliers work collaboratively to assess whether a vehicle is robust against cyber security threats.

October 9: Patent Searching for the Inventor/Engineer  
Presented by Jeremy L. Hargis, PE, Head of Intellectual Property, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, Inc.
An introductory session on patents, and how to conduct your own prior-art or state-of-the-art searches to garner a basic understanding if an invention is potentially patentable or to determine what others may be doing in a technology field.

October 16: Infrastructure Facts and Fiction, Challenges and Opportunities
Presented by 
Thomas M. Doran, PE, FESD, Retired – Principal/Vice President, Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.How much of what we hear about infrastructure in the public arena is supported by evidence and experience? What do professionals who work with infrastructure every day say are the biggest challenges we face in 2017/2018? What do they identify as new opportunities to improve infrastructure. We will examine and discuss infrastructure from technical and non-technical perspectives, including why we can't build infrastructure like we used to.

October 25: Building Water Health
Presented by Dann Holmes, Business Development Manager, Andrew Ward, Senior Technical Reviewer and Allison Yee, Senior Account Manager at NSF International
To evaluate the safety of water in buildings, and the impact on human health and well-being, NSF International is developing a robust suite of standards, protocols and training materials. These landmark initiatives address water safety throughout the entire building water system with the aim of preventing waterborne disease and injury while promoting public health and safety.

October 30: Everyday Acoustics and Noise Issues
Presented by Pranab Saha, PhD, PE, INCE Bd Cert, FESD, Founder & Principal Consultant, Kolano & Saha Engineers, Inc.

ESD Members: $50 per two-hour course; free for ESD Fellows
Non-Members $75 per two-hour course
Students $25
ESD Fellows Free

Each course earns two hours of continuing education. A certificate of completion will be provided.

To Register:
Register online or call 248-353-0735, ext. 222 to register by phone.

For more information, contact Elana Shelef at 248-353-0735, ext. 119.



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