SEI Technical Seminar (High Modulus Marine Geostructures)

JD Fields has partnered with industry design and construction professionals to offer this FREE half day seminar on 21st century port geostructures.  See the event on our website for additional information (click here).

Abstract Deadlines for T&DI, GEO, and SEI Conferences


Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress (February, 14-17, 2016 –Phoenix, AZ;

Submit an abstract or full session proposal by April 7, 2015

GEO Institute (G-I) and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers are hosting this first-of-its-kind event!  And, you can be a part of the excitement.

This joint conference has combined the best of both Institutes Congresses into one unique event. This will take the place of the 2016 congress for both Institutes.

ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (Omni Houston Galleria Hotel, Houston, Texas; June 26-29, 2016;

Submit an abstract or full session proposal by June 29, 2015

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Central Region Younger Member Council Conference

This year’s Central Region Younger Member Council Conference, which is held in conjunction with the Multi Region Leadership Conference and the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders, was hosted in Houston, Texas.  This event was set into motion over two years ago, when the Houston Branch Younger Member Group proposed that the 2015 conference be held in town with Brian C. Ridley, P.E. and Natalie Weiershausen P.E.  as co-chairs.   Nearly 300 attended including over 170.  

In addition to two full days of educational and networking sessions, the co-chairs hosted an awards banquet for Central Region Younger Member Awards that included celebrity murder mystery entertainment and dinner.  Not only were there “celebrities” involved in the show, but several ASCE members were pulled in as suspects; some good laughs were definitely had.  Further, there was a tour on the second day that took almost 150 conference goers down to Space Center Houston.  While there, they got to see the Saturn V rocket, mission control, rocket park, mock-up/training center, moon rock, and more.  Houston had a great time hosting and hopes everyone that made it down had a blast as well.  Special thanks to all ASCE staff, sponsors (both ASCE and corporate) and Brandon Ash, Jason Brock, and John Myers for helping out along the way.

Click here to see the highlights of their program.

Seminar for Design / Construction of Steel Sheet Piling



Richard Hartman, Ph.D., P.E.

Hartman Engineering



The Design and Construction of Steel Sheet Piling Structures Seminar is a one day class covering topics ranging from design concepts, to practical field problems, through recent product advancements in the design and manufacturing of steel sheet piling.

The seminar will be presented by Richard Hartman, Ph.D., P.E., a leading international expert in the design and construction of steel sheet pile structures.  Dr. Hartman is licensed as a professional engineer in 38 states and has over 40 years of experience in the subject.  For the past 15 years he has been involved in the research and design of new sheet pile sections and, based on that research, holds four patents for sheet piling sections.

Seminar Content 

  • Design parameters, layout, and construction considerations for cellular cofferdams


  • Design and construction considerations for bulkheads, open cell designs and combination walls


  • Design and construction considerations for cofferdams and trenches.
  • Properties of steel sheet piling, changes in steel pile manufacturing, concerns regarding performance, tranverse loads, stresses in sheet piling, and redesign of sheet piling sections


  • Review of instability of the soil/rock in the bottom of an excavation for steel sheet piling structures


  • Questions, answers and conclusions


Additional Details  

Date:       November 13, 2014

Time:       8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Place:     Jacobs Conference Center

                5995 Rogerdale Road

               Houston, Texas 77072

                Tel: 832.351.6000

Format:   One Day Seminar, Business Casual Attire

Registration Link:



Includes: Course Reference Materials, Certificate for 7 Professional Development Hours (Seminar is IACET certified for 0.7 Continuing Education Units),   Lunch and Two Breaks.

Cost:       $200        before Oct 31, 2014

                $300        after Oct 31, 2014

                $ 50        for Student Members

RSVP:     October 31, 2014   Early Bird Registration

                 Nov 10, 2014 Final Deadline Registration

Contact:     Richard Morales 678.926.5209







Public Transportation’s Premier Showcase

October 13-15, 2014

George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston, TX

Held in conjunction with the American Public Transportation’s Annual Meeting, the triennial APTA EXPO encompasses more than 750 global exhibitors showcasing the latest public transportation products, technology and services. It also features an abundance of education right on the show floor. EXPO 2014 expects to bring together more than 15,000 professionals from over 65 countries engaged in delivering, enhancing and securing mobility . . . and it’s all free!

Join these industry professionals at the core of the growing public transportation industry:

  • ADA Specialists
  • Board Members
  • CEOs/Presidents
  • CFOs
  • CIOs
  • Contracting Officers
  • Engineers
  • Environmental Compliance Officials
  • Facility Managers
  • Human Resources Personnel
  • Information Technology Personnel
  • Legal Personnel
  • Maintenance Officers
  • Marketing/Sales Personnel
  • Mobility Management Personnel
  • Operations Personnel
  • Planning Officials
  • Purchasing/Procurement Personnel
  • Regulatory Compliance Officers
  • Research PersonnelRisk Managers
  • Sustainability Personnel
  • Training Personnel


To get the most up-to-date info check out or our calendar page