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NOVEMBER 13, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
4:00 PM (1.0 PDH) Pre-Engineered Foundation Standards and Details for Use Within the City of Houston and Harris County
5:30 PM (1.0 PDH) Develoment and Engineering Aspects of the Arizona Foundation Solutions, Inc. Moisture Level System


LOCATION
Hess Club
5430 Westheimer
Houston, Texas 77056
713-627-2283
(Business casual dress code)

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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
Du-West
Ram Jack
VoidForm Products, Inc.


WORKSHOP
4:00 PM (1.0 PDH)

Title : Pre-Engineered Foundation Standards and Details for Use Within the City of Houston and Harris County

Speaker : Mr. John Blount, P.E. w/ Harris County Engineering

Abstract : The standards and details discussed in this presentation are designed to conform to codes, standards, and ordinances by both Houston and Harris County. Design codes primarily utilized in this analysis include, among others, the International Residential/Building Codes (IRC,IBC) The details that will be presented are for use with elevated homes in flood zones no larger than 2000 square feet that are to conform to base flood elevation requirements.

John Blount is a 1984 graduate of the University of Houston. After college he served as an Army Corps of Engineers officer on both active and reserve duty, achieving the rank of captain while being stationed in the United States, Republic of Germany and the Republic of Honduras. He has worked in the civil engineering field for thirty-three years and is a Registered Professional Engineer (WI) (TX) as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. He has been employed with Harris County for over thirty years starting as an Inspector and advancing to Director of the Engineering Department. He currently holds the position of County Engineer. He serves on the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Joint Wastewater Committee and was previously Chairman of the Texas Onsite Wastewater Research Council appointed by the governor. John is a leader in green infrastructure and sustainability practices.


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PRESENTATION
5:30 PM (1.0 PDH)

Title : Develoment and Engineering Aspects of the Arizona Foundation Solutions, Inc. Moisture Level System

Speaker : Mr. Bob Brown, CFRS, LEED AP and Mr. J. David Deatherasge, P.E. w/ Arizona Foundation Solutions

Abstract : The Moisture Level System (MLS) was developed in 2004 by inventor Mr. Bob Brown to control expansive soil heave under concrete slabs. Mr. Brown is the owner and president of Arizona Foundation Solutions, Inc. The system uses a variation of sub-slab depressurization to induce surficial drying in expansive clays under slabs. This presentation covers the development, design and multi-year testing results of the Moisture Level System in the greater Phoenix Arizona area.

Bob Brown is the Owner and President of Arizona Foundation Solutions (AZFS) and developer of the Moisture Level System (MLS). Brown has a Bachelor of Design Science degree in Housing and Urban Development (1984) from the School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from the School of Business (1984), both at Arizona State University. AZFS has performed over 8,000 house foundation investigations and stabilized or repaired over 4,000 homes over the last 15 years. Brown has been working on the development of the MLS for more than 15 years, has patented the procedure and has installed the MLS in over 1,000 home sites since 2014 to help reduce and control soil expansion under home slabs. J. David Deatherage, P.E. is a senior geotechnical engineer and President of Copper State Engineering, Inc. Deatherage has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (1978)and a Masters of Science degree in Civil Engineering (1980), both from Arizona State University. Deatherage has worked with geotechnical remediation alongside Brown for more than 15 years and provided technical support to Brown during the multi-year development of the MLS.


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