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   Houston, Texas

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AUGUST 14, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
4:00 PM (1.0 PDH) Ethics Workshop
5:30 PM (1.0 PDH) Using Steel Sheet Piles in Environmental Barrier Wall Applications

Hess Club
5430 Westheimer
Houston, Texas 77056
(Business casual dress code)

Your reservations are appreciated.  Please click below on one of the scheduled times to make your reservation(s) online. If you are unable to register online, please contact Vicky Bonds at Geotech Engineering and Testing, Tel: 713-699-4000 at least 24 hours before the meeting.

Continuing Education Certificates will be provided at the end of the meeting(s) for attendees that are current members and who have preregistered. However for Ethics Workshops, nonmembers who have preregistered will also be given Continuing Education Certificates at the close of the workshop provided a payment of $25 is received (pay at the door, check or cash please).

This technical program is complimentary to you thanks in part to our Room Sponsors:

Nelson Construction and Foundation Repair
Ram Jack
VoidForm Products, Inc.

4:00 PM (1.0 PDH)

Title : Ethics Workshop

Speaker : George Hartman, P.E. w/ Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Abstract : Texas Board of Professional Engineers  Professional Practice Update/Ethics: Updates on engineering ethics and Code of Conduct, Board Activities, rule and statutory changes, and general updates on Board initiatives.

George P. Hartmann, P.E. is a Licensing Project Manager at the Texas Board of Professional Engineers in Austin. He has been with the Board for fourteen years. Previously he worked with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and predecessor agencies. He has also worked with Huntsman Corporation; and two environmental engineering consulting firms. He is a 1981 graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelors degree in Chemical engineering.

5:30 PM (1.0 PDH)

Title : Using Steel Sheet Piles in Environmental Barrier Wall Applications

Speaker : Mr. Alwyn McDowall w/ Nucor Skyline Steel

Abstract : Sheet piles have been used successfully as barrier and containment walls in many applications such as: levees, soil remediation sites, dikes, berms, cofferdams, underground basements and underground parking garages. The sheet piles are themselves impervious and the joints of the sheets can be made water tight as well as preventing the flow of water and other fluids or contaminants from one side of the wall to the other side. The presentation will cover the following topics: 1) Sheet Pile Types: NZ and AZ Sheet Piles, and HDPE: Environ PE30 Sheet Piles 2) Installation Methods 3) Permeability of Sheet Piles 4) Options for Making Sheets Impervious and Watertight: Bituminous Sealant, Water Swelling Sealant, and Seal Welding the Joints, and 5) Durability of Steel Piles.

Alwyn McDowall is a Business Development Specialist for Nucor Skyline in the Southeast covering Florida and the Caribbean. He has over 17 years of design experience specializing in steel pile (sheet piles, Combined Walls, H-piles, Pipe Pile, Micro Pile, Threaded Bar) design in retaining walls, bearing piles and other related foundation and retaining wall applications. He graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2002 with a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He has provided technical support to NucorSkylines products for numerous projects throughout the country.



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