Meeting/Event Information

January Branch Meeting

January 16, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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HESS
5430 Westheimer Road
Houston , TX 77056
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AGENDA:

  • 11:00 AM - Technical Sessions Begin
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 12:15 PM - Keynote Speaker 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

 Mr. Michael Moore, Regional Vice President for External Affairs, Texas Central Partners, LLC., Bio

TECHNICAL SPEAKERS

Ms. Natalie Weisershausen, PE, ENV SP, Project Manager, RPS, Bio

Tech Session 1: "High and Bike Trails (The How and Why)”  

Hike and Bike Trails are becoming an integral part of Texas cities and provide some big benefits.  But there are a variety of options and challenges to be considered during their planning and design. This presentation will go over all of these aspects as well as some success stories and lessons learned.

Mr. Kevin Sullivan, Partner, BRAYN Consulting, Bio

Tech Session 2: "Tax Incentives for Engineering Industry”  

The Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit and other related tax breaks save U.S. businesses more than $12 billion annually. Many owners, officers, and CPAs of engineering firms are unaware that they are eligible for valuable federal and state R&D Tax Credits. However, due to the expansive definition of R&D for tax credit purposes, many of the day-to-day design and engineering activities performed by engineering firms qualify for such treatment.

There are four criteria that are considered when qualifying R&D activities. Each activity must meet this “four-part test” to include the associated taxable salaries and wages, supplies, and/or contract research in the calculation of the tax credit. Work performed under contract can qualify, but engineering firms should always be mindful of the exclusion related to funded research.  

This presentation will focus on the federal and Texas state R&D tax credits with specific application to engineering companies, and include case studies and examples.

 Event Contact

 Event Coordinator

Julia P. Clarke Julia P. Clarke
(713) 369-5413 (713) 369-5413
vpadmin@ascehouston.org vpadmin@ascehouston.org

Tickets

$35.00 Member
$30.00 Earlybird rate before January 12

$30.00 Life Member/Government Employee
$25.00 Earlybird rate before January 12

$40.00 Non-ASCE Member
$35.00 Earlybird rate before January 12

$15.00 Student
$10.00 Earlybird rate before January 12

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