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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NEWS AND EVENTS 

National Society of Black Engineers Birmingham Professionals (Post Date: 4/27/2017)

The Geek Squad Academy will be held on July 26-27, 2017 at Huffman High School.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jeremy Wiley at communications@nsbebham.orgClick here for the event flyer.

American Society of Civil Engineers, Birmingham Branch (Post Date: 3/15/2017)

ASCE, Birmingham Branch will host their 2017 Golf Tournament at Pine Tree Country Club on Friday, May 12th.  Proceeds will benefit the ASCE Birmingham Branch scholarship and outreach efforts.  Click here for more information about the event. 

National Society of Black Engineers Birmingham Professionals (Post Date: 3/14/2017)

NSBE Birmingham will host their 2017 NSBE Scholarship Brunch on May 6th, 2017 at the McWane Science Center.  Their goal is to distribute 10 or more scholarships to high school students.  Click here for more information about the event.

NSBE Scholarship Brunch Flyer

American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Birmingham Section (Post Date: 3/14/2017)

Birmingham ASME will hold their 10th-Annual William B. Sanford Scholarship Sporting Clays event on Friday, May 12th at Selwood Farms!  Click here for more information.

International Society of Automation - Birmingham Section (Post Date: 3/8/2017) 

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You may be aware of an engineer, a designer, a technician, a sales person, a maintenance person, an operations employee, or someone who needs training and education to answer some questions that are integral to our field of automation, instrumentation and control.  They need to plan on attending this very beneficial course on May 2 -4, 2017, to be held at KBR, 3000 Galleria Towers, Suite 1400, Birmingham, AL, 35244.  Go to:  

www.eng.auburn.edu/isafundamentals

What is the best way to measure level in a liquid storage tank?  What is the difference between flashing and cavitation in a control valve?  Do you need derivative control for all loops?  Where do you mount a pressure transmitter measuring steam pressure?  How do you establish the upper and lower range values for a process variable measurement?  When is the best time to use open loop tuning for a loop?  What are the advantages of programmable automation controllers?  Which are the best features of field bus systems? 

These are just a few samples of the topics that will be covered in the ISA Birmingham Section/Auburn University 47th Annual “Fundamentals of Industrial Automation, Instrumentation, and Control” training course to be held on May 2 – 4, 2017, at the offices of KBR Engineering in Birmingham.  You may know someone who can benefit from this three day instructional course and improve their value on the job.  Also, this course is an excellent way to obtain the continuing education credits or professional development hours (PDH) needed for certification or license renewals.   This is a great class for anyone who is preparing for the Control Systems Professional Engineer exam. 

The cost for this three-day course is $795.00 per person.  The registration fee includes the course materials, refreshments, and lunch each day.  ISA members receive an additional $100 discount from this rate.  Company group discounts are available to make this course even more attractive. 

The course instructors are professionals in the field of automation, instrumentation and control and include David Haynes – KBR, Geoffrey Johnson – Rockwell Automation, Barry Farris – PASS Inc., Chris Sorensen – Southern Company Services, and Gerald Wilbanks – DES. 

For More Information, class schedule, and to register:   www.eng.auburn.edu/isafundamentals    

Contact: Gerald Wilbanks, (205) 566-9801, or Email: gwilbankspe@charter.net

National Society of Black Engineers Birmingham Professionals (Post Date: 3/8/2017)

Please find the March NSBE Newsletter HERE

Engineering Council of Birmingham, Inc.

P.O. Box 19785

Birmingham, Alabama  35219

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