Over the next three months, Engineers Ireland is launching at least 18 new courses and seminars, covering everything from asset management and process measurement to understanding public works contracts and pumping systems
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Keeping abreast of changes in technologies, legislation, standards and best practice is an ever-present challenge for engineers and their employers. It is also a challenge for Engineers Ireland’s CPD team to develop new CPD courses and seminars that meet these constantly evolving CPD needs for our members who are present in a myriad of industries and organisations.

Over the next three months, at least 18 new courses and seminars will come on stream, providing engineering professionals with both technical and soft skills at exceptional value for money. The new CPD offering will include:

  1. Conservation Skills for On Site Personnel, 14 September 2017

The course is aimed at engineering and construction personnel working on conservation projects in hands-on roles. The course is designed to provide an introduction to the area, and provide delegates with an understanding of when a specialist is required, what to expect when dealing with conservation projects, the common problems encountered and what they can do about them.

  1. CPD Seminar: Applied Project Management in Uncertain Times, 28 September 2017

The seminar aims to provide an insight into some of the economic and political factors impacting the delivery of key infrastructure and energy projects, examine the use of programme controls and data analytics in the delivery of projects, look at the roll-out of a PM methodology within the Irish civil service and present best-practice and lessons learned from a number of high-profile projects and organisations.

  1. Diploma in Asset Management, with ESS Ltd, non-consecutive six-day course starting 2 October 2017

This deep-dive course provides intensive coverage of the principles and practices of Asset Management for those seeking the IAM Diploma qualification in Asset Management. The curriculum covers all the required modules of the Diploma and is also aligned with asset management standards (PAS 55, ISO 55000) and the GFMAM Asset Management ‘Landscape’.

  1. Media Relations Training for Engineers, with Carr Communications, 3 October 2017

The aim of this course is to equip engineers with practical skills regarding how to do local and national interviews with the print, radio and television sector, how to protect your reputation, prepare for interviews and how to communicate your message clearly and effectively.

  1. IBEC/DIT Diploma in Management, 12-day programme starting 3 October 2017

The aim of the programme is to deliver an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals involved in the management of others, gaining practical experience in the development of core skills in this area. The programme will offer participants the opportunity to learn more about their own management style, how best to lead and motivate others and best practice in this area.

  1. Introduction to Facilities Management, 4 October 2017

This one-day course is designed to provide an overview of the essential elements of Facilities Management and aid the Facilities Managers in their day to day operational delivery of services.

  1. Electric Vehicle Charging for Sustainable Developments, 5 October 2017

The aim of this course is to allow engineers to gain a level of knowledge of EVSE’s in line with more mature technologies and ensure the client receives the highest quality project outputs. Engineers will gain a grounding which allows them to converse confidently regarding EVSE requirements.

  1. Advanced PLC Course: S7 Service 1 Course, with SITrain (Siemens Training Worldwide) accredited trainer, 9-13 October 2017

This course introduces the delegates to a Siemens integrated automation system. Delegates will build skills on commissioning, troubleshooting and upgrading an automation system complete with HMI, PLC, drive and communications network. They will learn to navigate STEP7, use the built-in diagnostics tools and perform basic program modifications.

  1. An Introduction to Public Works Contract, 10 October 2017

The aim of the course is to provide a general overview of the Public Works Contract and to improve the awareness and knowledge of the delegates on the various contractual provisions and procedures that are applicable to PWCs. Delegates will understand the terms and operation of the PWCs and will learn to be able to approach them practically and professionally.

  1. IBEC/DIT Diploma in Leadership, 12-day programme, starting 11 October 2017

This programme will teach you the skills you need to lead yourself and others. It will develop your understanding of the different styles of leadership as well as determining your style and its effectiveness. It will enable you to describe and develop the strategies that capitalise on your strengths and overcome any weaknesses for yourself and your business.

  1. Introduction to Process Measurement, 17 October 2017

This course will provide an insight to industrial instrumentation application, selection, calibration and maintenance. It is an introductory course that will focus on the most relevant techniques and instrumentation used to measure pressure, temperature, level and flow and how these critical measurements interface with the overall control system.

  1. Introduction to Energy Market Fundamentals and Emerging Trends, 19 October 2017

This course is designed to cover a wide breadth of energy issues, including the fundamentals and evolving factors within the energy supply chain, policy and regulation, market structure, economics and the emerging trends in technologies, consumer behaviour and business models. The course primarily focuses on the electricity sector, however due to the increasingly integrated and complex energy systems, the course will also include energy requirements impacting heating and transport sectors.

  1. CPD Seminar: Standing Conciliators & Project Boards under the PWC Forms of Contract, 20 October 2017

The 2017 versions of the PWC Forms of Contract now include for the new roles of Standing Conciliator and Project Boards. The inclusion of a Project Board is mandatory on all projects exceeding €5.0M. The engagement of a Standing Conciliator is mandatory for projects exceeding €10.0M but one may be engaged on smaller projects. The seminar will address the potential benefits and pitfalls of the new procedures and attempt to give advice on how the benefits can be maximised. The potential of availing of these roles for dispute avoidance will be explored.

  1. Introduction to Pumps and Pumping Systems, 24 October 2017

This course will provide an insight to pump application, selection, operation and maintenance. It is an introductory course that will focus on hydraulic system behaviour, pumps and components within the pumping system and how these are interconnected. Delegates will gain knowledge in understanding pump performance characteristics and how it relates to the overall system. The effects of system and/or changes to energy usage and pump reliability will also be highlighted.

  1. Strategic Facilities Management, 26 October 2017

This is a one-day course designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of the Senior Manager with particular emphasis on the strategic perspective of service delivery. It provides an overview of what is required to lead and direct service teams.

  1. Advanced PLC Course: S7 Programming 1 Course, with SITrain (Siemens Training Worldwide) accredited trainer, 6-10 November

This course is primarily aimed at personnel who program other vendors PLCs and are looking to migrate their skills onto the S7 CPU. It is also particularly suitable for service staff, with a firm foundation of existing PLC skills and practical experience, whose role requires them to carry out programming related tasks.

  1. Introduction to the Industrial Steam and Condensate System, 28 November 2017

This course will provide an insight to Industrial Steam and Condensate System application, selection, operation and maintenance. It is an introductory course that will focus on Industrial Steam and Condensate System behaviour, steam traps and components within the system and how these are interconnected. Delegates will gain knowledge in understanding the steam cycle and how it relates to overall process system effectiveness and identify and understand the key components of a steam distribution system.

  1. Essentials of Pressure Safety Relief Valves, 5 December 2017

This course will provide an insight to pressure safety relief valves application, selection, operation and maintenance. It is a course that will focus on the fundamentals of pressure relief valve operation, design, sizing and selection, rupture discs, installation, operation and maintenance. Delegates will gain knowledge in understanding safety relief valves performance and how the correct sizing, installation and operation of these valves affects the overall safety integrity of the system.

The CPD Team will continue to add new courses and seminars to the CPD Calendar in the coming weeks as well as popular courses such as the Project Management Modular course, Technical Report Writing, Finance for Engineers and much more.

If you have any specific requests for CPD Training please let us know. Contact the team at cpdtraining@engineersireland.ie or on (01) 665 1305.

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Keeping abreast of changes in technologies, legislation, standards and best practice is an ever-present challenge for engineers and their employers. It is also a challenge for Engineers Ireland’s CPD team to develop new CPD courses and seminars that meet these constantly evolving CPD needs for our members who are...