Designing a Ski Lift – 1 PDH
Webinar - Zoom / Free NYSSPE members - Membership # Required; $30 non-member / 12:00pm-1:00pm; ET
April 11, 2024

Date: April 11, 2024
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm; ET
Cost: Free to NYSSPE member - Membership number is required when you register.  If you need your membership number email Jen Miller -  $30 for Non-Members.

Designing a ski lift typically starts with an entrepreneur’s idea that they want to get lots of people up a hill to slide down on snow, or ride down on bicycles, or slowly ride up the hill to look at the beautiful fall foliage and scenery.  Then the engineer’s job is to figure out how to design the foundations, towers, wire ropes, chairs (or gondolas) motors, rope drives, and safety devices to meet both the entrepreneur’s ides and the ANSI and state codes and standards.

By: Neville Sachs, PE 
A graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, Neville Sachs has spent over 50 years deeply involved with maintenance, machinery reliability, and failure analysis and has conducted failure analyses and failure analysis classes across North America and Europe.  He’s also a frequent speaker for both regional and national programs, has written three books on mechanical reliability and failure analysis, and contributed more than 70 technical papers and articles US and European magazines and journals.

A Professional Engineer, he’s received the RMLA (Rocky Mountain Lift Association) award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award and is a Ski Patroller and an Outdoor Emergency Care instructor.