Monday, February 11 – Tuesday, February 12
Learning to respond to income statements, balance sheets, and project data is critical to the success of every Architect & Engineering and planning firm. This seminar will teach the design professional how to read, interpret, and react to this vital information. The seminar will examine primary benchmarks including income and balance sheet multipliers and ratios measuring the performance and health of the firm. It will also explore valuation and processes available for the eventual transition of firm ownership.
When difficult ground conditions are encountered, there are a number of alternatives that can be employed to achieve project objectives. The instructor will present the critical knowledge and skills you need in order to take advantage of the cost-effective use of ground improvement methods in urban construction for transportation, commercial, and industrial development. From start to finish – from design to construction and general site development – the instructor will lead you through the myriad of more than 50 different ground improvement methods from which you can choose.
HEC-RAS Computer Workshop
The HEC-RAS modeling system was developed as part of the Hydrologic Engineering Center's "Next Generation" software and replaces several existing Army Corps of Engineers programs, including the HEC-2 water surface profile program. HEC-RAS incorporates various aspects of hydraulic modeling, including water surface profile computations and bridge hydraulics.
This intensive, hands-on, two-day seminar and computer workshop will prepare the engineer and water resource professional to use the HEC-RAS computer program in real world situations. Led by experts with experience in hydraulic modeling, you will learn how to conduct water surface profiles, bridge hydraulics, and flood plain information studies using the steady flow capabilities of HEC-RAS. This is a hands-on seminar. You must bring your own laptop.
Post-Tensioned Buildings: Design and Construction - NEW
Are you adequately skilled to handle the ever-increasing demand on design and construction of post-tensioned buildings? Obtain the necessary know-how to master the efficient design of post-tensioned structures. Topics cover the technical information beyond the basics to include: building code application; 10-step design of concrete floors; design for wind, earthquake; diaphragm design; estimate deflections; design for vibration; and good detailing practice. Deepen your understanding of the subject and details of its design procedure.
This seminar is an intensive overview of material evaluation practices and procedures necessary to determine the structural-condition of buildings, bridges, and other structures. Included are assessment approach, structural material and system evaluation, state-of-the-art information on visual inspections, destructive and nondestructive testing, hands-on experience essential to evaluating concrete, masonry, wood, and metal structures, report writing, and case studies.
Thursday, February 14 – Friday, February 15
This seminar will cover the fundamentals of alternative project delivery using a Construction Manager-based delivery method, including CMGC, CM-at-Risk, and CMAgent. It will also discuss the life cycle of a CM project from concept through construction completion. You will learn how to develop the solicitation, evaluation proposals, develop a GMP pricing structure, and maximize the benefit of early contractor involvement in the design process.
This seminar will present modern techniques for the design, installation, and verification of deep foundations. Throughout the last two decades, major changes have occurred in e deep-foundations industry: for example, LRFD and computer-software changes. New and improved methods have been mainstreamed into practice for the design and installation of all types of deep foundations. This seminar will present modern design procedures for deep foundations, including discussions on these new developments.
Horizontal forces and uplift exist in many rigid-frame structures and in those fixed at the base. The first day of the seminar will cover the design of cast-in anchor bolts and adhesive anchors for such forces; the design of concrete embedments and foundations follows. The final topic covers strengthening existing anchors, embedments, and foundations to resist horizontal and vertical forces.
What makes a leader? What special traits of character do I need or maybe already possess to meet the challenges I will face? When am I to lead as opposed to manage? How do I prepare myself to serve as a leader? What processes must I use to help in making courageous leadership decisions? How do I build a strong, trusting team? How can I communicate effectively? How do I lead through change? If you need help answering any of these questions, attend this course!
This seminar will present the fundamentals of wind engineering and how to determine wind loads on buildings and other structures. It is based on the ASCE/SEI 7-16 Minimum Design Loads of Buildings and Other Structures. While much of the instruction will focus on assessing wind loads, a portion of the seminar will review wind-damage experience.