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March 2020 Technical Speakers

TECHNICAL SPEAKERS: Dr. Wei, Technical Director of Engineering, Rone Engineering Services, Bio Topic: Discussions of AASHTO Pile Design On Downdrag and Lateral Capacity Analysis Downdrag may occur if the negative skin friction develops along the pile or shaft. Downdrag effects include both...

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February 2020 Technical Speakers

TECHNICAL SPEAKERS: Bassel Daher PHD, Research Associate, Texas A&M University ,Bio Session 1 (Fannin Room): Understanding Water-Energy-Food Nexus Hotspots: Holistic Multi-faceted Assessments with Localized Solutions, Detail   Dr. Martin Alcala Jr., GISP, CFM, EI...

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January Technical Speaker 1

Hike and Bike Trails (The How & Why) Ms. Weiershausen, P.E., ENV SP - Project Manager, RPS 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. T...

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January Technical Speaker 2

Tax Incentives for the Engineering Industry Mr. Kevin Sullivan, P.E. - Partner, BRAYN Consulting 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 ...

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November Technical Speaker 1

Best Construction Practices Mr. Matt Cartwright, P.E., NACE Level 1 - Construction Manager, Freese and Nicholes, Inc. (FNI) The goal of the training is to provide personnel who are responsible for construction inspection and/or contract conformance site visits with some common best practices on ...

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November Technical Speaker 2

Texas Board of Professional Engineers - Professional Practice Update/Ethics Mr. Rick Valdes, Investigator V - Texas Board of Professional Engineers Updates on Board rule changes within the last year, general updates on initiatives the Board is working on, information on enforcement statistics, a...

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September Technical Speaker 1

Evolution of Professional Land Surveying Mr. Andrew Lonnie Sikes, P.E., R.P.L.S. In the 17th century the modern economy was in the early stages of development. World wide navigation was well established and trade and commerce were expanding. Technology was evolving in the early stages of the ind...

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September Technical Speaker 2

Integrating Resilience and Sustainability in Infrastructure Design Ms. Carolyn LaFleur, P.E. - Research Scientist at the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) Civil engineering is the nexus where science is applied to the design and management of built and natural environments for the benefit ...

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June Technical Speaker 1

Challenges to Development of Asset Management Plans for Small Water Districts Mr. Michael Rolen, P.E. - Project Manager at AECOM Technical Services, Inc. While there is need for Asset Management Plans (AMP) to be implemented in small water districts, these districts do not always have the financ...

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June Technical Speaker 2

Ship Channel Bridge Asphalt Overlay and Toll Plaza Demolition Mr. Jesus M. Olivas, P.E. - Engineer at HR Green This project included the Plan Preparation and Design of bridge related maintenance for the Sam Houston Tollway east from IH-10 to SH-225. Jesus developed Asphalt Overlay Plans for the ...

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