Significance of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems/Innovative Structural Analysis Methods to Avoid Failures: 8 PDU’s

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EARN 8 Professional Development Pre-Approved Credits: 

DATE: Sunday March 22, 2020

Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Attend this class LIVE at our School or by LIVE WEBINAR at your Location :if you take this program as a Webinar you will receive instructions after you register

We are approved provider by:

  • NJ Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • New York Board of Professional Engineers , Sponsor # 201  beginning 2/1/2018 to 1/31/2021
  • Florida Board of Professional Engineers: Laws and Rules and Ethics, Provider number 0007543 (Ethics) 0010489
  • Florida Board of Professional Engineers: CE provider Provider number 0007543
  • Maryland Board for Professional Engineers

Complimentary Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Morning Session: Significance of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems

Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm    4 Professional Development Credits

Most of our existing infrastructure (Including transportation) system are not sustainable and resilient. It is important to understand the significance of sustainable and resilient critical infrastructure systems. Sustainable and resilient critical infrastructure systems is an emerging thought in an evolving era of depleting natural and mad made assets to provide a sustainable and high quality of life with optimized resources from social, economic, societal and environmental considerations. Sustainable infrastructure refers to the designing, building, and operating of these structural elements in ways that do not diminish the social, economic and ecological processes required to maintain human equity, diversity, and the functionality of natural systems. Infrastructure resilience is the ability to reduce the magnitude and/or duration of disruptive events. The effectiveness of a resilient infrastructure or enterprise depends upon its ability to anticipate, absorb, adapt to, and/or rapidly recover from a potentially disruptive event. Sustainable infrastructure enhances quality of life for citizens, increases positive impacts (benefits), helps protect our vital natural resources and environment. The development of infrastructure systems that are sustainable and resilient involves a broad range of performance indicators over the system life-cycle that affect system functionality and recovery. Sustainability indicators address economic, social, and environmental performance metrics and resilient indicators address strength, functionality, and recovery-time metrics following a hazard event. Considering above facts, it is high recommended to transform our existing infrastructure systems to be sustainable and resilient. Also, our newly developed critical infrastructure systems should be sustainable and resilient.

Learning Objective(s) :The major learning objectives are


Q.What is the main problems related to our present sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems?
A. Most of our existing infrastructure (Including transportation) system are not sustainable and resilient.

Q. What is a Sustainable and resilient critical infrastructure systems?
A. Sustainable and resilient critical infrastructure systems is an emerging paradigm in an evolving era of depleting assets in the midst of natural and man-made threats to provide a sustainable and high quality of life with optimized resources from social, economic, societal and environmental considerations.

Q. What does sustainable infrastructure mean?
A. Sustainable infrastructure refers to the designing, building, and operating of these structural elements in ways that do not diminish the social, economic and ecological processes required to maintain human equity, diversity, and the functionality of natural systems.

Q. Why is sustainable infrastructure important?
A. Sustainable infrastructure not only enables sound economic development, job creation and the purchase of local goods and services, it also enhances quality of life for citizens, increases positive impacts (benefits), helps protect our vital natural resources and environment.

Q. What is our goal related to sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems?
A. Considering above facts, it is high recommended to transform our existing infrastructure systems to be sustainable and resilient. Also, our newly developed critical infrastructure systems should be sustainable and resilient.

Afternoon Session:  Innovative Structural Analysis Methods to Avoid Failures

Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm       4 Professional Development Credits

Every now and then, there are news of structural failures of different types of structures (e.g. Building, bridges, tunnels etc.). Some of the main causes for building collapses are poor design, faulty construction, foundation failure, extraordinary loads, unexpected failure modes or a combination of causes. It is imperative for engineers to know the structural analysis of different types of structures (e.g. Building, bridges, tunnels etc.) under static and dynamic loading. This presentation covers various advanced concepts of structural analysis keeping into the consideration of economical design with minimum (goal is zero) risk of structural failures. Even though, there is lots of advancement in structural analysis field, it is equally important to analyze selective critical portion of complex structure manually to minimize the chances of blunder mistakes by inputting wrong data to structural programs. It also covers innovative methods to quickly analyze a complex structure with real life examples and methods to avoids blunders in structural analysis. It also includes selection of appropriate structural analysis methods to avoid failures of structures with real life examples.

Learning Objective(s)


This Major Learning Objectives/Highlights of this course are


1. Innovative methods to quickly analyze a complex structure to avoids blunders in structural analysis with real life
examples.


2. What are the main causes of failure of structures?


3. The various advanced concepts of structural analysis keeping into the consideration of economical design with
minimum (goal is zero) risk of structural failures.


4. Selection of appropriate structural analysis methods to avoid failures of structures with real life examples.

Instructor:

Avinash Prasad, PE, LS, F.ASCE, FF, EMTPrassad

Mr. Avinash Prasad is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor with more than 25 years of civil engineering and project management experience. As a registered professional engineer and land surveyor (NJ, NY, CT, MA, RI), he specializes in bridge asset management and structural evaluation of bridges, particularly suspension bridges. He is currently researching bridge asset management for his doctoral dissertation at New York University.  He has received dual MS degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management from NJIT and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from India. He has more than 1000 hours of continuing professional education as instructor/participating professional. He is a NJ state certified emergency medical technician (EMT), emergency medical responder (EMR), and firefighter (FF). He is also a certified CPR, AED administer. He is a fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and an active member of several professional organizations such as: AREMA, PMI, AISC, NYSAPLS, IPWE, IRT and IIBE. The ASCE, Railway Age and Railway Track & Structure conference proceedings has accepted many of his technical papers for presentation and/or publication.

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Date:

Sunday March 22, 2020 Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm Attend at OUR SCHOOL, Sunday March 22 , 2020 Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm Attend as LIVE WEBINAR