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  • ASHRAE Satellite Broadcast: Integrated Building Design
    Length CEU  
    3 Hours 0.3  

    This broadcast explains what you and other members of the building team must do to advance high-performance buildings with improved design, construction and operations processes. Buildings that meet the needs of occupants and truly achieve sustainability objectives can only be created if the building community shares its knowledge and experiences.

    Major Topics

    Revision Master Format:

    This section explores the comprehensive revision and implementation of MasterFormat 2004 numbers and titles structure. The basic program theme focuses on impacts to architects/engineers, contractors, suppliers, and facility owners that have interest in the preparation of Project Manuals for building construction.

    Content covers the following topics:

    • Why MasterFormat 95 had to change
    • What guiding principles were used in the conversion
    • MasterFormat 2004 basics
    • MasterFormat 2004 application guide.
    • Implementation issues

    Integrated Building Design:

    The quest of successfully providing a truly integrated building design (IBD) continues to challenge our industry and the built world. This program looks at these challenges, identifies barriers to success, and explores solutions to promote and achieve holistic IBD. 

    Content covers the following topics:

    • What is IBD?
    • Project delivery techniques
    • Design team structures
    • Design discipline cross-links and coordination
    • Hidden barriers
    • How do we make IBD work?

    Measurement and Verification of High-performance Buildings:

    This talk explores the actual performance and lessons learned from the current generation of buildings designed to make a significant dent in energy consumption. The discussion looks at actual data and makes conclusions on the ability to meet design targets as well as the importance of defining and using metrics.

    The Design Process to Create Low-energy Buildings:

    Creating low-energy buildings is about making appropriate design decisions. Using optimization techniques integrated with computer modeling, buildings can be engineered to minimize energy use. These design parameters include form, fabric, HVAC, and lighting to help guide design decisions while maintaining cost constraints.

    Creating Zero-energy Buildings for the Future:

    To truly change the way buildings use energy, buildings need to give back to the energy grid as much energy as they consume. Creating these buildings is challenging and first requires minimizing loads and then adding renewable on-site generation. This discussion looks at the potential for low-energy buildings and the characteristics that will make them feasible in the short and long term future.


    • Don Rheem
    • Walter Grondzik
    • Charles E. Gulledge III
    • Drury B. Crawley
    • Paul Torcellini
  • Fire Protection Requirements of the International Building Code
    Length CEU Price
    16 Hours 1.6 $549


    This training course will introduce you to NFPA 70E and includes topics of electrical components, qualified and unqualified personnel, electrical hazards, steps in establishing an electrically safe work condition, and selecting personal protective equipment (PPE).

    Don’t miss out on taking advantage of this NEW 1-day class offered by OSU.

  • Grounding and Shielding of Electronic Systems
    Length CEU  
    16 Hours 1.6  

    Most engineers and technicians using or designing electronic systems have not had formal training concerning grounding and shielding techniques. Learning how to solve electromagnetic interference and signal integrity problems on the job can be very expensive for the employer and frustrating for the engineer. Most of the electromagnetic and circuit principles involved are simple. However, the complexity of many systems masks the logic and simplicity of possible solutions.

    This course: treats signals as currents; explains fundamental grounding, shielding, and signal routing principles; clarifies troublesome terminology; and demonstrates many techniques for identifying and fixing electrical interference problems. The principles will be described as concepts rather than theoretical equations. The emphasis on concepts will make the course useful for people with a wide range of experiences. Several interference mechanisms and shielding techniques will be demonstrated.


    Some of the Course Benefits

    This course will help engineers and technicians to:

    • Use logical procedures, more than ‘trial-and error’, to reduce noise problems
    • Improve the signal integrity of high-speed digital waveforms
    • Reduce the time and cost required to meet emission and susceptibility specifications
    • Determine the optimum grounding technique for both safety and low noise
    • Recognize that all electrical interference problems are caused by four basic coupling mechanisms
      • conducted, magnetic fields, electric fields & electromagnetic waves
    • Determine the correct connection for the shield on a twisted pair cable.

    The Registration Fee Includes:

    • 16 hours of practical instruction.
    • All instructional materials for participants.
    • An OSU certificate of course completion indicating 1.6 CEU’s and 16 PDH’s for each participant
    • Hotel accommodations for the nights of Wednesday February 29th and Thursday March 1, 2011.Additional charges: to include extra night’s stay, long distance phone calls, meals, etc.. will be the responsibility of the participant. (Contact us if you need an additional night stay)
    • Morning and Afternoon Refreshments.
    • Evening meal on Thursday
    • Participant’s lunch for two days.


    Dr. Tom Van Doren is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) and a founding member of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory. He has conducted research and education in electromagnetic compatibility for the past 28 years. More than 18,000 engineers and technicians from 105 companies and government agencies have attended his “Grounding and Shielding” and “Circuit Board Layout” courses. Currently, 8 US and 9 foreign corporations are sponsoring EMC related research projects at the Missouri S&T EMC Laboratory. Dr. Van Doren has received two outstanding teacher awards from S&T, the Richard R. Stoddard award from the IEEE EMC Society for contributions to EMC technology and education, and he is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and Honored Life member of the EMC Society. Much of his professional work has been devoted to helping engineers understand, diagnose, and reduce signal integrity and electrical interference problems.

  • Reverberation Chamber Technician Training
    Length CEU  
    16 Hours 1.6  

    Several standards including MIL-STD 461E, RTCA DO 160D, IEC 61000-4-21, and SAE J551/J113 permit the use of reverberation chambers for EMC certification testing.

    This hands-on course is designed especially for technicians who will be involved in radiated emission or immunity testing of commercial or military systems using reverberation chambers. The course concentrates on hands-on data gathering techniques and presents only enough theory to provide an understanding of how to use reverberation chambers for EMC testing.

    The course includes demonstrations, test setups and instrumentation, mechanical tuner operation and frequency sweeps, chamber characterization, and calibration measurements, in a series of hands-on experiments conducted in 4 to 5 person groups.

    The course corrects common misperceptions about using reverberation chambers for EMC testing

    The experiments and demonstrations are conducted in a small (2.5 x 4 x 7 feet) OSU reverberation chamber and an ETS-Lindgren SMART 80 chamber.

    After completing the course participants will have a thorough understanding of how to conduct EMC testing in a reverberation chamber. They will have developed a test plan for an immunity test with specified conditions and objectives. They will also have a permanent record of data collected and analyzed, and an extensive set of notes.

    The course length is 2 days (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM both Thursday - Friday. This is an intensive course. To gain full benefit from the course, please plan to attend the entire 16 hours of the course through 5:00 PM on Friday.

    Note: This course may also be used to provide basic hands-on experience to other EMC professionals who may not have had the opportunity to be properly coached in basic Reverberation Chamber practices.

    NOTE: Due to the time devoted to actual hands-on activity enrollment is limited.


    The course is hosted by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Oklahoma State University. Technical and equipment support is provided by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Dahlgren, VA and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO.


    Dr. Charles F. Bunting. Email:
    Dr. Gus Freyer. Email:

    More Detail at:

  • Review And Evaluation Of Automatic Sprinkler System Plans And Design


    16 Hours 1.6 $549

    Available on-line $349 per person FPTC Elective Requirement (Included in the Automatic Sprinkler Series $899 per person)


    Learn a step-by-step plan review procedure that results in consistent service, assures optimal fire protection capability, and complies with NFPA code 13. This two-day course presents a checklist approach that reduces the probability of overlooking essential system design features. The course addresses both gridded and non-gridded systems, pipe schedules, hydraulic and computer assisted designs. Guided by NFPA 13, the course features practical exercises that promote confident analysis of sprinkler system designs that use hydraulic calculation techniques. If you are a fire marshal, fire prevention officer, property loss control specialist, fire code inspector, architect, or field professional who designs, reviews or evaluates automatic sprinkler installations, you should plan on attending.

    • Elective course for Fire Protection Certificate Program

    Instructor: Pat Brock

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