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FEBRUARY 10, 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
4:00 PM (1.0 PDH) Modular Bridge Solutions
5:00 PM (1.0 PDH) Trenchless Technology

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 : Modular Bridge Solutions

Speaker : Mr. Josh Loera w/ Contech Engineered Solutions

Abstract : Prefabricated modular bridges can be utilized to expedite project schedules in design and construction. In the Houston area, Contech bridges are implemented to achieve project goals such has speed of construction, waterway area, community connectivity, or environmentally sensitive crossings. This presentation will cover these solutions with context from projects in the area.

Josh Loera is a bridge consultant with experience in geosynthetic solutions and prefabricated modular structures. After earning his BS in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, Josh moved to Houston to begin his career in technical sales. Josh took the role as a Bridge Consultant for Greater Houston and the Gulf Coast with Contech in 2018.

5:00 PM (1.0 PDH)

Title : Trenchless Technology

Speaker : Mr. David Ellett w/ BRH-Garver Construction, L.P.

Abstract : The City of Houston has multiple specified methodologies to install utilities using trenchless construction. Selection of the appropriate methodology for the scope of work is crucial to avoiding future issues of settlement, alignment, and grade that may lead to costly repairs or additional long-term maintenance efforts. This presentation will discuss the Citys approved methodologies for new water, sewer, and storm installations and the capabilities and limitations of each.

David grew up in North Louisiana where he attended Louisiana Tech University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in 1993. His tenure coincided with the early years of Louisiana Techs Trenchless Technology Center, where he and fellow classmates were the few students in the country with the opportunity to learn about trenchless rehabilitation and new construction of utilities from leaders of the trenchless technology research industry like his advisor, Dr. Tom Iseley, and then grad student, Mo Najafi. David remained in the trenchless industry after graduation by taking a position as a Field Service Technician with Hobas Pipe USA, witnessing and consulting with installers on fiberglass reinforced pipe installations of jacking, tunneling, microtunneling, sliplining and traditional open cut across the country. In 2000, David joined the team of one the first implementers and pre-eminent installers of microtunnel installations in the United States, BRH-Garver. Beginning as a project manager responsible for installation of trenchless and open cut heavy-utility projects, David is now a partner and Vice President, responsible for the estimating, project management, and marketing sectors of the company. In addition, David serves on the Gulf Coast Chapter and formerly the National Board of the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) and is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Trenchless Technology Center as a representative of both BRH-Garver and UCTA.



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