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   Houston, Texas

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JANUARY 10, 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 P.M. Workshop (1.0 PDH)
5:30 PM - 6:30 P.M. Technical Program (1.0 PDH)

Hess Club

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

Your reservations are appreciated.  Please click here 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 for attendees that are current members and who have made reservations.

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

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


The Effect of Hurricane Harvey on Foundations, Panel Discussion - Part Two

Speaker: FPA Board

Some of the FPA Board of Directors will be discussing "The Effects of Hurricane Harvey Flooding on Foundations. The roundtable will present an opportunity for FPA members and guests to learn from this tragic event and it will assist us as we participate in the recovery. Some of the topics going to be covered are as follows:

  • House Lifting
  • Code Changes
  • Flood Map Changes
  • Engineered Wood
  • Ventilation
  • "Green" Buildings


Geoforensic Evaluation of Asphaltic Concrete Pavements for Parking Lots

Speaker: David Eastwood, P.E., C.A.P.M,, founder and Principal Engineer with Geotechnical Engineering and Testing, and Co-founder of the Foundation Performance Association. Tel. 713-699-4000.


Mr. David A. Eastwood, P.E., President of Geotech Engineering and Testing will discuss Geoforensic Evaluation of Asphaltic Concrete Pavements for Parking Lots.

The presentation outlines steps taken to evaluate the causation for distress for asphaltic concrete parking lots. This specific project consisted of a large parking lot near the airport. The pavement structure started having distress after construction. The scope of the study was to evaluate the cause of distress, and develop pavement repair techniques. This work was conducted by carrying out site visits, evaluating the existing pavement thickness components, testing all components and developing pavement repair techniques. In addition, Geotech Engineering evaluated the life expectancy of the damaged pavement.


To read summaries of previous FPA presentations by David Eastwood, please click:

April 2017 - Foundation Repair Techniques for Lightly Loaded Foundations in Texas
July 2016 - Geotechnical Considerations for Soil Stability, Ditches, Embankment and Detention Ponds
February 2014 - Simplified Method for Design of Shallow Drilled Shafts Subject to Light Loading in Expansive Soils
September 2007 - Recommended Practices for Design and Construction of Swimming Pools in Houston
January 2003  ASCE Paper Presentation - "Recommended Practice for the Design of Residential Foundations."
June 2001 - State of Practice of Geotechnical Engineering Design of Custom Homes in the Houston Area between 1990 and 2001


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