Conference On Demand Programs

MSPE held its second virtual conference on May 5-7, 2021. You can purchase access to 12 sessions and watch them at your own convenience to earn PDHs!


Recordings will be available until October 31, 2021.

How to Access Our On Demand Library

Registered Conference Attendees

If you registered for the 2021 virtual conference you will have access to all on demand sessions at no additional charge. You can earn additional PDHs by watching the sessions you missed during the live event.

A link to view the sessions was emailed to you. If you need the link again you can request it by contacting

Purchase Access

Purchase access to our on demand library here. You will receive information from the MSPE office on how to access the library within two business days. There are 12 sessions available for viewing and each is approved for 1 PDH.

MSPE members can purchase access to all sessions here for $159.

Non-members can purchase access to all sessions here for $259.


PDH Details

After watching a session, you will be required to take a short 5-question quiz in order to obtain credit. You must pass the quiz by answering at least 4 questions correctly. If you do not pass the quiz you can retake it a to achieve a passing score. The link to each quiz can be found below each recording.

Once you’ve successfully completed the programs you wish to view and passed the associated quizzes you will receive a PDH certificate via email within 7 business days.

Available Programs

Gordie Howe International Bridge Project Update (1 PDH)
Mohammed S. Alghurabi, PE - Michigan Department of Transportation
Mohammed Alghurabi P.E., MDOT’s Senior Project Manager for the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project, will provide an update on how the project is proceeding. Discussion will include details on all components of the project, including the main bridge, U.S. and Canadian ports of entries, the interchange with Michigan’s I-75, and associated aspects of construction.

Addition of 1,4-Dioxane Removal System to Municipal Water Treatment Plant: Pilot to Operation (1 PDH)
Ali Ling - Barr Engineering Co.
The municipal water treatment plant (WTP) for the City of New Brighton (City), Minnesota not only supplies potable water, but also operates as an integral remedial component for the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP), a 25 square mile Federal Superfund site. This presentation will primarily focus on pilot testing of advanced oxidation processes and technology selection for full-scale design and implementation.

The Road to Autonomous Vehicles (1 PDH)
Robert Feldmaier PE - Chrysler & Tesla, Macomb Community College
This presentation will discuss why the interest in autonomous vehicles, how the technology works, and what the remaining challenges to full implementation are. It will also discuss the tie in to electric vehicles and ride sharing.

Ford Airport: Responding to the Pandemic while Completing Multi-Year Improvements (1 PDH)
Casey Ries, PE, & Clint Nemeth, PE - Gerald R. Ford International Airport
This presentation is an infrastructure update from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport engineering team. Topics will include a discussion on COVID-19 impacts to the aviation industry and completing a multi-year $50M investment during the pandemic, then transitioning capital planning and infrastructure to recovery.

Edenville Dam Failure Overview of Events and Response Activity (1 PDH)
Troy Naperala, PE - AECOM & Daniel DeVaun, PE - EGLE
This presentation will provide an overview of the conditions that lead to the failure of the Edenville Dam and the actions taken in the aftermath to stabilize the dam. The hydrologic conditions prior to the failure will be reviewed and a description of the failure will be provided. The stabilization plans and benefits to the dam will be reviewed along with the risk and engineering alternatives analysis that was completed to select a design.

Michigan Professional Engineers Administrative Rules and Licensing Update (1 PDH)
Alexandra Bestwick - Bureau of Professional Licensing & Weston MacIntosh - Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
The latest revisions to the Michigan Professional Engineers administrative rules were promulgated on December 10, 2020. The rules update will include a summary of those changes, as well as the opportunity for questions and answers as the subject matter and time permits. In addition, a member of the Licensing Team will provide a walk-through of the renewal process within the new Licensing database – Michigan Professional Licensing User System (MiPLUS).

Medical Facility Design and Planning for “What If” (1 PDH)
Sam Reed, PE - BSA LifeStructures
What is the next “What if?” In 2020 it was COVID-19, in 2014 it was Ebola, what’s next? How can you, as a Professional Engineer, play a critical role in protecting your clients, their patients, even the United States from the next threat whether it’s chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or the next emerging infectious disease.

City of Bemidji PFAS Water Treatment: Concept Development through Full-Scale Design and Implementation (1 PDH)
Becca Vermace & Katie Wolohan, PE - Barr Engineering Co.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been detected in the water of multiple drinking water supply wells that serve the City of Bemidji, Minnesota. This presentation will provide detailed results of a granular activated carbon accelerated column test and an ion exchange pilot test, with two different single pass resins, to evaluate PFAS water treatment effectiveness and inform full-scale treatment system design. It will also cover the current status of full-scale PFAS treatment system operations, after start-up in February 2021.

NSPE Update: Best Practices for Increasing Diversity in Your Organization (1 PDH)
Tricia Hatley, PE, NPSE President - Freese and Nichols, Inc. & Rick Guerra, PE, F.NSPE, NPSE President-Elect - Jose I. Guerra, Inc.
For any future-focused, proactive profession or organization, diversity is increasingly
a strategic imperative. But there needs to be an acknowledgement of the missed
opportunities created by the biases in our personal, professional, and societal lives.
In this session, the presenters will:
· Define Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
· Discuss NSPE’s strategic focus on diversity
· Challenge your unconscious bias and perspectives
· Identify best practices for organizations and individuals to advance DEI

A Professional Engineer’s Perspective Regarding the U.S. Energy Industry Over the Past 100 Years (1 PDH)
Daniel G. Sovinski - Ferris State University
The Changing Perspectives of the Supply and Demand-side Energy Industry over the Past 100 Years.

Engineering Excellence and Engineer Exemplars: Lessons Learned for PEs (1 PDH)
Stu Walesh - S. G. Walesh Consulting
The presentation uses selected engineering projects, drawn from various disciplines, to illustrate American engineering excellence and then examines the lives of varied engineer exemplars. Drawing on that background, the presenter identifies and describes practical lessons immediately applicable by today’s PEs, in both their work and community lives.

Legislative Update (1 PDH)
Join us as we welcome Senator Erika Geiss, Representative Jack O’Malley, and Representative Scott VanSingel in a panel discussion to discuss Michigan’s ongoing infrastructure needs moderated by MSPE Legislative & Government Affairs Chair, Rob Wheeler. Sen. Geiss, in addition to many leadership roles serves on the Senate Transportation & infrastructure Committee, Rep. O’Malley is the Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, and Rep. VanSingel is Chairman of the House Transportation Appropriation subcommittee.