Chattanooga Engineers Club

Upcoming events

    • 26 Feb 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • 702 Moccasin Bend Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405

    Please note time change - 12:30pm

    Lunch will be served!  RSVP to by close of business Friday.

    Tennessee Rand (website), a Lincoln Electric Automation™ Company, is a full service automation integrator providing engineering, machining, and integrated robotic systems with core competencies in advanced welding system design, high-quality weld fixtures, robotic integration, process automation, and ongoing service and support.

    Based in a state-of-the-art 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility with additional service, support, and sales offices in Canada, with capability, expertise, and resources to build a broad variety of equipment ranging from dedicated welding cells to integrated in-line systems.

    Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 47 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries.

    Join us for a tour and learn about a hometown company that became part of an international brand.

    Members may register ahead to receive 1 PDH hour if deemed appropriate after the tour.  (Please note that Registration and RSVP for lunch are separate for this tour and must be done independently.)

    • 12 Mar 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Chattanoogan: Broad Street Grill, 1201 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

    Dr. Vahid Alavian

    “Energy, Water, and Climate:

    Challenges and Opportunities in Africa”

    Abstract: Two-thirds of the 930 million population of Sub-Sahara Africa lack access to energy. Demand is expected to increase rapidly as a result of accelerated economic growth and urbanization. While coal is Africa’s largest single source of energy today, it is losing significant ground to hydropower, given the vast endowment of water resources in the continent. As low-carbon energy cost falls, great opportunities are created for Africa to leap frog into a new era of renewable energy through hydropower, solar, geothermal and wind. However, the reality of hydrologic variability and climate change has and will continue to have a profound impact on the energy sector, and by extension other development sectors. In this presentation, Dr. Alavian will address the development challenges and opportunities in Africa at the nexus of water, energy, and climate. Examples of Africa’s renewable energy production options towards a low-carbon future will be shared against the landscape of climate variability, adaptation, and social and economic development. Moreover, policy, planning, and financing issues related to climate-smart energy and water infrastructure to reduce exposure risks and episodic shocks will be examined. Possible energy development trajectories through regional cooperation and power trade, together with associated investment needs are proposed.

    Dr. Vahid Alavian: During a more than 35 year of professional career, Dr. Alavian worked with international financial institutions, governments, donor agencies, private sector, and academia. He led strategic and technical water and energy-related projects and programs including water resources management, hydropower, dam safety, and climate change in a number of developing countries. As the Water Advisor at the World Bank, Dr. Alavian provided strategic and technical oversight for the World Bank-financed investments across the globe. Some of his major work included advising on complex investments at the nexus of water and energy in Africa; leading technical and diplomatic negotiations in a cooperative effort among the Palestinian Authority, Israel, and Jordan as a part of advancing the peace process in the region; and an analytical and advisory study on the potential impact of climate change on the Bank’s water/energy investments and adaptation measures to make these investments climate-smart. He also led the water-related training and capacity building programs for Bank client countries through the World Bank Institute. Upon retirement from the World Bank in 2011, Dr. Alavian spent 3 years in Haifa, Israel, where he provided strategic and advisory voluntary services at the Bahá’í World Centre.

    Prior to joining the World Bank, he served as the Senior Water Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Environment Center, where he helped advance sustainable management of freshwater and coastal resources in developing countries. Earlier, as a Senior Specialist at the Tennessee Valley Authority, he contributed to some of the agency’s pioneering work on integrating water, energy, and environmental management for sustainable development and growth, including early work on impact of climate change on the TVA system and operation.

    Dr. Alavian has a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a Fulbright Scholar and held faculty positions at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Zambia, Lusaka, as well as adjunct positions at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and University of Alabama, Huntsville.

    • 26 Mar 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 2109 Lafayette Rd, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

    Victory Sign Industries has been in business for decades and at its present location for over 20 years.  They are a full service sign company including design, engineering, manufacturer installation and service.  Their customer base includes local and national accounts with their products being installed throughout the United States. 

Past events

23 Feb 2018 National Engineers Week Banquet with Dr. Thomas Zacharia [RSVP]
19 Feb 2018 National Engineers Week Luncheon with Tom Kline [RSVP]
12 Feb 2018 CEC- Murray County Inland Port, Illya Copeland
7 Feb 2018 ASHRAE- All Things Refrigerants, Dr. Brian Fricke, ORNL [RSVP]
5 Feb 2018 CEC- no meeting
29 Jan 2018 CEC- no meeting
18 Jan 2018 IEEE- Annual Meeting, Grid Resiliency (Clayton Clem) RSVP
15 Jan 2018 CEC- no meeting
12 Jan 2018 CRMA- Card Monroe's Tufting University
8 Jan 2018 CEC+ChaTech+IEEE- International Maritime Security Associates
3 Jan 2018 ASHRAE- Preventing Condensing in Non-Condensing Appliances
1 Jan 2018 CEC- no meeting
25 Dec 2017 CEC- no meeting
18 Dec 2017 CEC- no meeting
11 Dec 2017 CEC- Reflect & Anticipate, Club results & resolve
6 Dec 2017 CEC- Joint meeting with ASHRAE [RSVP for Lunch]
4 Dec 2017 CEC- no meeting Monday, see Wednesday
2 Dec 2017 FIRST Lego Regional Robotics Competition
27 Nov 2017 CEC- no meeting
20 Nov 2017 CEC- no meeting
13 Nov 2017 CEC meeting- Silicon Metal Production for Photovoltaics, Johan Grobbelaar
7 Nov 2017 ASME- Connectivity in Networked Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Dr. Daniel Pack
7 Nov 2017 CEC- Officers meeting
6 Nov 2017 Putting “D” in HVAC, Jonathan Jones, Ultra-Aire
1 Nov 2017 ASHRAE-
30 Oct 2017 CEC- no meeting
23 Oct 2017 CEC- TOUR at Woodbridge Foam [Registration requested]
17 Oct 2017 ASCE Chattanooga Development Symposium
16 Oct 2017 MFG DAY- Business Incubator
12 Oct 2017 MFG DAY TOUR- Fillauer
10 Oct 2017 MFG DAY TOUR- Astec
9 Oct 2017 CEC meeting- NW GA Bikeway & Pedestrian Routes, Terry Reynolds,
4 Oct 2017 ASHRAE- Code Forum with City Inspectors
2 Oct 2017 CEC meeting- STEP-UP Chattanooga, Dr. Jeff Rector
2 Oct 2017 October Manufacturing Month Tours
28 Sep 2017 ASME season kickoff BBQ
25 Sep 2017 CEC meeting- Redesign of Historic East Lake Park, Mo Minkara & David Mason
11 Sep 2017 CEC- 3D Printing for Reactor Refueling Training, Robert Temple, Westinghouse
7 Sep 2017 Hot-dip Galvanizing by Energ3 & green|spaces
6 Sep 2017 ASHRAE
4 Sep 2017 LABOR DAY - no meeting
28 Aug 2017 TOUR: Davron Technologies, Inc., Ron Speicher, Chairman & CEO, and Stephen Snyder, Mechanical Engineer
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