2016 E-Week Seminar Series

  • Friday, February 26, 2016
  • 7:15 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Grapevine Banquets (former Hearthstone Manor), Depew, New York
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  • Current paid members of NSPE (any chapter). You must log-in to access the member rate.
  • For Non-Members of NSPE (General Public)
  • Only for speakers and invited student volunteers at the event.
  • Student Discount Rate for Full Time Students. No PDHs Awarded. Does not include pre-arranged student volunteers for event.

2016 E-Week Seminar Series

Friday, February 26, 2016
7:15AM to 5:00PM

Grapevine Banquets (formerly Hearthstone Manor) 
333 Dick Road, Depew, New York

7 PDHs Available!

Register online at www.erieniagarape.org/events


NSPE Members (Any Chapter) - $99.00
Non-NSPE Members - $249.00
Students (Non-Volunteers) - No PDHs - $40.00
New Members - Free**


7:15AM-8:00AM – Breakfast and Registration
8:00AM-9:00 AM – Session 1 (1 PDH)
9:15 AM-10:15 AM – Session 2 (1 PDH)
10:15AM-10:45AM – Coffee Break
10:45 AM-11:45 AM – Session 3 (1 PDH)
11:45AM-1:30PM – Lunch & Lunch Speaker (1 PDH)
1:30PM-2:30PM – Session 4 (1 PDH)
2:40PM-3:40PM – Session 5 (1 PDH)
3:40PM-4:00PM – Soda Break
4:00PM-5:00PM – Session 6 (1 PDH)

Currently scheduled to speak (all speakers and slots subject to change):


  1. Dam Safety Performance Monitoring, Lori Gale, NYPA
  2. Traffic Management Systems in WNY - Athena Hutchens, PE – NITTEC
  3. St. Lawrence Ice Sluice Drum Gate Re-design, Sal Lamsal, NYPA
  4. Ohio Street Green Infrastructure - Michael Leydecker, PE Wendel
  5. Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls, Frank Adams, PE – Golder Associates
  6. Gibsonville Stream Restoration, Letchworth State Park, James J. Janora, CPESC, CPSWQ - McMann and Mahon, and Marc Kenward, P.E. of Erdman Anthony 


  1. HVAC Optimization for the GRoW House- Nicholas B. Rajkovich, PhD, AIA, & team, University at Buffalo
  2. Recycling Building Energy to maximize system efficiency  - Greg Snyder - TP Woodside
  3. Engineering Controls for Legionella in Domestic Water and Cooling Towers - Charles Bertuch, P.E., Bergmann Associates
  4. Mechanical Loading and Design Considerations of Wind Turbines, Frank Silvernail, PE, SunEdison 
  5. Hydro-turbine Generator Fatigue Issues, Peter Ludewig, NYPA
  6. Effective Equipment Specs: Specifying and Competitively Bidding Equipment – Kevin O'Beirne, PE, Arcadis (Buffalo NY)


  1. Modern Substation Automation System based on IEC-61850 Technology, Deepak Maragal, NYPA
  2. High efficiency strategies/solutions for high availability power systems (critical power), C. Mayo Tabb Jr., Sr. Regional Manager- AC Power, Emerson Network Power
  3. Transformer Monitoring & Diagnostics, Randy Cox & Arvin Joshi, GE
  4. Protective Grounding, Jim Sheldon, NYPA
  5. Data Centers and Internet Connectivity, Rob McCarthy, Verizon
  6. Non-Contact Transmission Line Monitoring, Dr. Nathan Pinney, Genscape


  1. Formation and control of disinfection byproducts in drinking water and wastewater recycling, Dr. Ning Dai, University at Buffalo
  2. Using Adaptive Management to Expedite Remediation at a Superfund Mega-Site, John Fazzolari, PE (NY), Ecology and Environment, Gary Klawinski, USEPA Region 2, Project Director, Hudson River PCB Cleanup Project
  3. Lead, Teflon and How Fiduciary Duties Can Stick - Brian Sutter, Esq. - Sugarman Law Firm
  4. Olean Wastewater Treatment Case Study - Lori Lehnen, PE- L2 Engineering, DPC and Michael Manning, PE O’Brien & Gere
  5. New OSHA Silica Rule, Loren Anderson, CIH, Golder Associates
  6. OSHA Regulatory Update, Gordon Delays - Buffalo Office of OSHA


  • Cost Effective Engineering Techniques for Environmental Benefits, Sarah Piecuch, New York State DOT
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