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JANUARY 8, 2020
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
4:00 PM (1.0 PDH) Interlocking Concrete Pavers and Permeable Concrete Pavers
5:30 PM (1.0 PDH) Geotechnical Considerations in Design and Construction of Tilt-Up Buildings and Parking Lots

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 : Interlocking Concrete Pavers and Permeable Concrete Pavers

Speaker : Mr. Dave Hasness, P.E. w/ Keystone Hardscapes

Abstract : A one-hour program entitled Design, Construction & Application of Permeable Pavers provides an overview of permeable pavements utilizing concrete pavers as the finished pavement course. Permeable concrete paver pavements as a Low Impact Development and best management practice provide both structural and hydraulic solutions to storm water quality and quantity mitigation requirements. Teach the basics of permeable paver design, construction, and maintenance. Discuss sustainable stormwater best management practices and available LEED credits. Discuss protection and preservation of water and other resources to help create favorable environments for communities, and buildings that are livable, sustainable, and contribute to site post-development conditions replicating those of the pre- development site condition. And discuss Life Cycle Cost Analysis tools.

David Hasness, P.E., is a Region Engineer for Keystone Hardscapes (Pavestone). He provides technical product support for the Houston area as well as Central and South Texas. David has 30 years of experience in the construction product industry. (20 years in sales and 10 years in Operations). He also spent 7 years providing engineering design services in Houston. David is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas and has an MBA.

5:30 PM (1.0 PDH)

Title : Geotechnical Considerations in Design and Construction of Tilt-Up Buildings and Parking Lots

Speaker : David A. Eastwood, P.E., D.GE, DFE, C.A.P.M., F.FPA, F.ASCE w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing

Abstract : Many tilt-up buildings are being built in Texas for commercial use. The buildings are durable and cost effective. However, foundation and structural problems can occur if these buildings are not designed and constructed properly. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the geotechnical concerns with design and construction of these building in Texas. Some of the design issues have to do with shallow piers, improper floor slab soil preparation and compaction. Many of the parking lots are subject to heavy traffic truck loading. The presentation will address the proper design for the pavement subject to heavy traffic loading.

Mr. Eastwood is the President of DAE & Associates, Ltd, dba Geotech Engineering and Testing (GET). He has practiced consulting engineering for about 43 years, serving in key technical project management and administrative roles. His specialties are in geotechnical, environmental, materials and geoforensic engineering. Mr. Eastwoods experience in these functions includes a wide range of project types, ranging from public infrastructure, public works, municipal work, industrial facilities, commercial developments to waste disposal facilities, power plants, dams, marine terminals and underground storage tank contamination studies. Mr. Eastwood has the ability to provide clients with cost effective alternatives to difficult problems. One of Mr. Eastwood's greatest attributes is his ability to contribute constructively, responsively, and professionally as a member of the client's project design team. Mr. Eastwood received his Bachelors and Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston with specialization in soils engineering. Mr. Eastwood has attended Continuing Education Seminars at Rice, Princeton, University of Maryland, and the University of Houston. Mr. David Eastwood has been accepted as an Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP) as a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineer Fellow Member. In addition, he has been accepted as an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fellow Member. Furthermore, his is a Diplomate in Forensic Engineering (DFE) by National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). Mr. David Eastwood has been inducted to the Academy of Distinguished Civil and Environmental Engineers at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. Mr. Eastwood is also a 2017 Member of Distinguished Alumni of College of Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. Mr. Eastwood has several publications on the design and construction of foundations on expansive soils. Geotech Engineering and Testing is a member of PTI, ACI, HCEC, ABC, GHBA, AIA, ASTM, TSPE, TIBD, HCEC, TCEL, and ASCE. Mr. Eastwood is on the Geotechnical Committee of Post-Tensioning Institute Slab-On-Grade Committee. Furthermore, he is a founder and past President of the Foundation Performance Association. The mission of this organization is to serve the public by advancing the skill and the art of engineering analysis, investigation of foundations. Mr. David Eastwood is also the past president and board member of Houston Chapter of Texas Council for Engineering Laboratories. He helped with development of the geotechnical guidelines for design and construction of infrastructure for City of Houston, Harris County, Harris County Flood Control District, etc. facilities. In addition, Mr. Eastwood has been certified as a Corrective Action Project Manager with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Mr. Eastwood conducts training seminars in geotechnical, environmental, materials, and geoforensic engineering for the City of Houston, Harris County, City of Sugarland, Associated Builders and Contractors, American Institute of Architects, and Greater Houston Builders Association.



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