AIA Accredited        Lunch & Learn Courses 

Scheeser Buckley Mayfield offers lunch & learn courses for architects to earn AIA continuing education credits.

Presentations are available in person or virtually & are free to the hosting firms and organizations. 
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Course: Design Implications of Emergency Rescue Radio Systems (ERRS) Introductory Course

Category: Health, Safety and Wellness

Continuing Education System: 1 LU/HSW

 

Topic: Project Planning & Design - Building Systems, Materials, Assemblies

 

Contact/Schedule: Bryan Harris, PE, MLIS, RCDD at bharris@sbmce.com or 330-526-2716 

 

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the design implications and impact of Emergency Rescue Radio Systems (ERRS) on new construction. These systems, although required by building codes for many years, have recently come into focus in light of current events. Proper planning for ERRS can reduce construction costs and provide safer buildings. This course will first provide an overview of ERRS and then discuss architectural and engineering design considerations for cost effective implementation these systems.

 

Prerequisite: A general knowledge of the design and construction process for a new building.

 

Course Details:

Emergency Rescue Radio Systems are critical to first responders in times of crisis. These systems allow responders to use their radio communication devices within buildings that may have reduced signal coverage due to particular types of construction or environmental conditions at critical times. Understanding the requirements for planning for this infrastructure can avoid significant costs associated with providing the system after the building is built.

 

Learning Objectives:

- Describe the purpose of Emergency Responder Radio Systems and their benefit to emergency responders.

- Discuss the requirements for adequate signal coverage for an Emergency Responder Radio System and how to assure that coverage requirements are met.

- Describe the ongoing maintenance requirements for Emergency Responder Radio Systems and the safety implications of inadequate maintenance. 

Presenter: Bryan Harris, PE, MLIS, RCDD

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Bryan has over 35 years of experience designing, building, and administering telecommunications and technology systems. He obtained his Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from The University of Akron and his Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and West Virginia. Bryan joined Building Industry Consulting Services International (BiCSi) in 1997 and has held the RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) credential since 2005. He has held positions in the public sector, private sector, and consulting field. His experience includes voice, data, and video networks for organizations sized from small independents to international firms. High-security networks he has designed include those for the electric utility industry, healthcare, and government organizations. Technologies used include short- and long-haul fiber, private microwave, software defined networks, and traditional leased facilities.

Course: Alternative Energy Solutions 

Category: Energy Options

Continuing Education System: 1 LU

 

Topic: Project Planning & Design – Project Costs and Budgeting  

 

Contact/Schedule: Bryan Harris, PE, MLIS, RCDD at bharris@sbmce.com or 330-526-2716 

 

 

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of a variety of alternative energy sources such as solar photovoltaic (PV) energy, fuel cell technology, and small wind energy. National Electrical Code (NEC) design and safety considerations will be reviewed.

Prerequisite: None

 

Course Details:

One thing that can be guaranteed is that alternative energy solutions will continue to develop and improve over time. The “state of the art” will change very rapidly. The viability of an alternative energy solution today may be different tomorrow. More than likely, many technologies will improve, and their associated costs will decrease but it could also mean that a technology will not be economically feasible in the near future or even longer.

 

Learning Objectives:

- Understand solar PV energy technology and economics and be able to site and size a PV system.

- Understand fuel cell technology and economics and be able to discuss and size a fuel cell system.

- Understand small wind energy technology and economics and be able to site and size a wind energy system.

- Understand the NEC and safety issues concerning these alternative energy technologies.

Presenter: James Eckman, PE, LEED AP, LC, CBCP

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James has over 35 years of providing electrical consulting engineering services. He obtained his Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from The University of Akron. James is an accredited LEED AP, certified lighting designer (LC) through NCQLP, and a Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP). He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and North Carolina. James has been with SBM since 1989, and his prior background includes a number of years as an estimator/project manager at one of the larger local electrical contractors. James provides extensive utility, institutional, commercial, retail, and hospitality project experience. He is well versed  in exterior and interior lighting design, controls, high/low voltage power distribution, and uninterruptable power supplies.

Course: IoT HSW - Internet of Things Applied to Health, Safety and Welfare

Category: Health, Safety and Welfare

Continuing Education System: 1 LU/HSW

 

Topic: Project Planning & Design - Building Design

 

Contact/Schedule: Bryan Harris, PE, MLIS, RCDD at bharris@sbmce.com or 330-526-2716 

 

 

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the internet of things (IoT). IoT has already become a big part of many people's lives, whether they realize it or not. Dependence on IoT devices and applications is becoming commonplace. Although many applications are geared toward the individual user, IoT can be used to improve health, safety, and welfare on a wider scope. IoT can enhance building usage and operation, and enhance the health, safety and wellness of its occupants. This course discusses basic concepts of IoT design and health, safety and wellness applications as related to the A/E/C industry.

Prerequisite: A general knowledge the internet and health, safety and welfare needs of building owners and occupants.

 

Course Details:

Being “connected” is not only a convenience but can have a significant impact on our daily lives. Health and wellness are important to the individual, but is also important to employers, caregivers, and family members. Safety is a primary concern to not only individuals and employers, but also to emergency responders. IoT can enhance the lives of all of these groups, but lack of understanding of the applications can severely limit their implementation and effectiveness.

 

Learning Objectives:

- Understand and describe IoT, its general functions and applications.

- Identify IoT health applications, and how they support building occupants and employers.

- Identify IoT safety applications, and how they support building occupants, owners and users.

- Identify IoT welfare applications, and how they support building occupants, employers and users.

- Understand factors than can affect IoT performance, such as Wi-Fi coverage, cell coverage, DAS (Distributed Antenna System) and ERRS (Emergency Responder Radio Systems), and how those factors relate to the overall welfare and safety of the building occupants.

Presenter: Bryan Harris, PE, MLIS, RCDD

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Bryan has over 35 years of experience designing, building, and administering telecommunications and technology systems. He obtained his Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from The University of Akron and his Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and West Virginia. Bryan joined Building Industry Consulting Services International (BiCSi) in 1997 and has held the RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) credential since 2005. He has held positions in the public sector, private sector, and consulting field. His experience includes voice, data, and video networks for organizations sized from small independents to international firms. High-security networks he has designed include those for the electric utility industry, healthcare, and government organizations. Technologies used include short- and long-haul fiber, private microwave, software defined networks, and traditional leased facilities.