SMSHE offers educational meetings and events from October through June each year. Our educational meetings are designed to provide to our members and guests information regarding regulatory compliance and new technology designed for healthcare facilities. Lunch is provided at the meetings by SMSHE, or the presenter. Our meetings are typically held at the Engineering Society of Detroit in Southfield, or Glen Oaks Country Club in Farmington Hills.

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March 13 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Summary Description:

The presentation will focus on assessing and upgrading existing electrical infrastructure with strategies to integrate microgrids, plan for electrification of building systems, and implement EV charging.

Learning Objectives:

Evaluate existing electrical distribution impacts when integrating:

  • Electrification for decarbonization goals
  • Regional and client-owned Microgrids
  • EV charging infrastructure

Upgrade strategies of existing electrical distribution:

  • Evaluating condition, reliability, and Code compliance
  • Expanding and/or replacing standby generators
  • Service entrance replacement

Speaker Biography:

Richard A. Vedvik, PE, CHEPP

  • Richard is a senior electrical engineer, an acoustical engineer, and a corporate education leader with 19 years experience at IMEG Corp.  His project resume exceeds $6 billion in construction with more than 600 projects, the majority of which are in healthcare.  Richard is a Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional  (CHEPP), has over 16 publications with Consulting & Specifying Engineer Magazine, and he teaches evening classes at a local community college.



March 13
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Engineering Society of Detroit
20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450
Southfield, MI 48076 United States
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