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Thanks to Tony Horn at pipingdesignonline.com, discounted subscriptions for CADWorx online training is now available to SPED Members.

Current subscription is $69/month

SPED Members’ discount $10 per month

Total subscription cost per month for SPED Members: $59

The subscription includes three courses you can take:  CADWorx 2014 P&ID Professional, CADWorx 2013 Production Modeling, CADWorx Piping Level One, and CADWorx Piping Level Two (the Piping Level One and Two are written for CADWorx 2012 and earlier versions).  Also included are extensive training videos and workbooks for Structural Steel and Equipment modeling, creating and customizing CADWorx Specifications, and Customizing Isogen.


SPED Members register at https://www.pipingdesignonline.com/sped/ and register using your SPED ID number (in your account at spedweb.com) for the discount code.  Members, if you are PPD Certified, your certification number is now your SPED number.  Please check your account for your ID number (numeric only). 

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JULY 10, 2014

PRESENTATION BY DOW CHEMICAL / Q/A PANEL, Piping Technology & Products, Inc.

HOST: Piping Technology & Products, Inc., 3701 Holmes Road, Houston, TX 77051

Thank you, Founding Corporate Member Piping Technology & Products, Inc for hosting this event, providing the meal and plant tour.  We look forward to the expertise you will share with us.  Thank you Founding Corporate Member, Dow Chemical; we look forward to hearing about Dow's latest projects, and the presentations by John Schmidt and Harold McNamara!


5:30PM-6:15PM Registration / Plant Tour / Dinner Served
6:30PM Piping Technology & Products, Inc., "What's New"
6:50PM SPED Meeting Opens, Doug Coberley, SPED Vice President
7PM-7:10PM "Overall - Dow and Engineering Solutions", Rosina Dean, Dow Chemical
7:10PM-7:30PM "Effects of Incomplete Information on Stress Analysis", John Scmidt, Dow Chemical
7:30PM-7:40PM "Design for Retrofit Construction in an Operating Environment", Harold McNamara, Dow Chemical
7:40-8:15PM Piping Technology & Products, Inc Q/A Panel
8:15PM Close of Meeting, Doug Coberley, VP

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. Q&A Panel Bios

Jerry Godina -Quality Control Manager

Jerry received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from LouisianaTech University and has been with PT&P for almost seventeen years. Prior to his latest assignment as the QC Manager, Jerry had worked extensively in the engineering department as a pipe support designer and also helped to manage PT&P’s engineer training development program. He also inspects existing supports, consults on site remediation projects and oversees field installations on a regular basis.


Alan Cooper -Manager of Engineering

Alan has been Manager of Engineering since 2001. Prior to that, over a number of years, he was successively Assistant Chief Piping Engineer, Piping Design Manager, and Chief Piping Engineer at four preeminent International Engineering and Construction companies.

Randy Bailey – Vice-PresidentEngineering & Quality Assurance

Randy received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from the University of Houston. Randy was a co-founder of PT&P, with three employees performing stress analysis in 1978. He became the vice president in 1981. He currently manages PT&P and its subsidiaries with a total of over 700 employees.

Anindyo Roy – Project Engineer

Anindyo received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Engineering Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Lamar University and has been working at PT&P for almost six years. Anindyo manages engineering projects for design and manufacturing of pipe supports, provides technical assistance to customers for engineering and design questions, and for stress analyses.

1. Complete Presentation worth 1-2 SPED will issue certificates to all attendees who:
      1.       a. Stay through the presentation and/or take the plant tour

      b. Provide their full name and email

2.  Don’t forget to record these PDUs in your individual accounts on SPED’s website (field at bottom of members' personal profiles).  We cannot issue renewed PPD Certification certificates without five recorded PDUs in your accounts, i.e., 7/10/14 dow / piping tech presentation = 2 PDUS.

PDU Opportunity from Piping Technology & Products, Inc.

Fabric Expansion Joint Webinar by U.S. Bellows, Inc.

Thursday, July 10th at 10:00 am


Live webinars are complimentary and qualify for 1 PDU / PE credit

Register at: www.usbellows.com/webinars

 This presentation will briefly touch on the basics of fabric expansion joints; however, is mainly focused on the various designs, material details, and applications. Learn how fabric expansion joints are engineered and fabricated for various applications and the many factors that influence those designs. View the abundance of materials used, including Fluoroplastic and Fluoroelastomer, and their respective capabilities. Take a journey through a Fossil Fired Power Plant and see exactly where fabric expansion joints are required.

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3D Laser Scanning hosted by Intertek Surveying Services

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Check in at 5:30PM

Embassy Suites Houston Hotel (Energy Corridor)

11730 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079

Presentation is complimentary

Join us for this complimentary presentation on 3D Laser Scanning by SPED Corporate Member, Intertek Surveying Surveying Services.  Refreshments will be provided.


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  1st SPED CADWorx Plant Professional Class March 2014

 SPED partnering with Plant Design Solutions, Inc. successfully completed the first

CADWorx PLant Professional for 2014.  A second class is scheduled to begin in two weeks

on April 21, 2014.  For more information or to register, follow this link.

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Please join SPED Calgary Chapter on March 17 at 5:30 pm at the Belfry Gastro House (downstairs presentation room) for a SPED Members' meeting, sponsored by SolidCAD Solutions and Unitec, featuring a technical presentation of AutoCAD Plant 3D Workflow.  SolidCAD Solutions http://www.solidcad.ca/ will feature two innovative solutions to the challenges that plant engineers and designers face. Both solutions promote interoperability and collaboration.  Details including agenda on calgary blog.  REGISTER NOW


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The Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) is an international society established to promote excellence and quality in the practice of piping engineering and design. SPED emphasizes education and training to advance the employability and competitiveness of its members. !

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