What is Engineering Council of Birmingham (ECOB)?

ECOB was founded in the 1950's  to coordinate activities and communications among local engineering societies in the Birmingham area. 

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Girls Engineering Conference (Post Date: 2/7/2017)

The Girls Engineering Conference will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Alabama Power Corporate Headquarters.  For more information about the conference, including volunteer opportunities, please see the flyer

National Society of Black Engineers Birmingham Professionals (Post Date: 2/7/2017) 

Please find the February NSBE Newsletter HERE! 

National Society of Black Engineers Birmingham Professionals (Post Date: 2/1/2017) 

NSBE Birmingham has been asked to participate in McWane Science Center's 5th Annual Engineering Showcase.  If you would like to learn more about NSBE's support, please contact Julian Grant at president@nsbebham.orgYou can also click the link below to learn more about the Showcase.

Engineering Showcase Invitation for Partners - PDF.PDF

International Society of Automation - Birmingham Section (Post Date: 2/1/2017)

Setting the Standard for Automation

ISA Birmingham Section Trend Recorder

   International Society of Automation

ISA Birmingham Section February Event

The ISA Birmingham Section will not hold a regular technical meeting in February, but will focus on the observance of Engineer’s Week.  Members and all others are encouraged to make a reservation and attend the Annual Honors & Awards Dinner that is highlighted below.  The ISA Birmingham Section is a member and active participant in the activities of the Engineering Council of Birmingham (ECOB) and this is one of the major professional promotions each year.

The dinner and celebration will take place on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at the Harbert Center in Birmingham.  Festivities begin at 5:30 PM and individual tickets at $50 each may be obtained online by making a reservation at:



The Engineering Council of Birmingham (ECOB) will host the annual Engineer’s Week dinner on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, to recognize outstanding achievements by engineers and technical personnel.  This year’s event take place at the Harbert Center, downtown, and tickets are available for this gala outing online.  The Professional Tickets are $50 each, and you may contact Meg Moore (meg.moore@kbr.com), ISA Birmingham Section Treasurer, for additional information.

Tickets may be purchased online by using this link:  http://events.eventzilla.net/e/58th-annual-awards-banquet-2138895847.

Additional information is available from Meredith Caldwell, ECOB Ticket Chair, at mbcaldwe@soutnernco.com or (334) 221-2799. 

The ISA Birmingham Section will recognize the following members during the event on 2/21/17:

Ø  Engineer of the Year:  Chris Sorensen – Southern Company Services

Ø  Young Engineer of the Year:  Faran Rolingsen – Alabama Power Company

Ø  Distinguished Service:  John Edge – Balluff Inc.


Please make this information available to anyone who may benefit from a training class in automation and control fundamentals



May 2 - 4, 2017

Our objective is to teach the following foundational aspects of industrial automation, instrumentation and control:

The course will cover fundamentals of temperature, pressure, flow, and level measurements; process control loops and tuning, with process control exercises. Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Fieldbus Technology, and final control elements will be presented and discussed.

Highly qualified automation, instrumentation and control professionals under the sponsorship and support of the Birmingham Section of ISA provide instruction.

Who Should Attend:

The course is directed towards engineers, technicians, I&C team leaders, sales personnel, and other technical/automation professionals who are responsible for instrumentation and control equipment and systems.

Location: The program will be held at the offices of KBR Engineering (Galleria Towers), 3000 Riverchase Galleria, Suite 1400, Birmingham, AL 35244. Lunch and break refreshments will be provided each day.


The cost for this three-day course is $795.00 per person for registrations after March 1, 2017 and includes the course materials, refreshments, and lunch each day. Company group discounts are available – please contact Gerald Wilbanks at (205) 566-9801 or gwilbankspe@charter.net for details and information.

Early Bird registration before March 1, 2017 is $695 per person. ISA members receive an additional $100 discount from the posted rates.

Register online at: www.eng.auburn.edu/isafundamentals

    Engineering Council of Birmingham, Inc.
    P.O. Box 19785
    Birmingham, Alabama 35219

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