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PAST PRESENTATIONS

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2019 PRESENTATIONS

February 13, 2019

Alena Mikhaylova, Ph.D. w/ Rinker Materials :  Jacking of RCP & RCB Culverts (Trenchless Technology) (Workshop)

February 13, 2019

James Rudnicki w/ Bush, Rudnicki, Shelton :  Don't Miss Your Chance to Extend your Contract Access (Presentation)

January 09, 2019

Judge Michael Landrum w/ Harris County Judge for 113th Civil District Court :  The Complete Expert Witness: More Than the Report (Workshop)

January 09, 2019

Mr. David A. Eastwood, P.E., D.GE, DFE, C.A.P.M., F.ASCE and Harry M. Nguyen, Ph.D. w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Geoforensic Investigation of a Storage Dome Collapse at a Plant in Louisiana (Presentation)
2018 PRESENTATIONS

December 12, 2018

Dr. Bob Lytton w/ Texas A & M University :  GIS Map of Equilibrium Suction as Controlled by the Soil and Vegetation (Presentation)

December 12, 2018

Dr. Harry Nguyen w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Geoforensic Evaluation of Concrete Pavements (Workshop)

November 14, 2018

Anthony Spaeth w/ w/ Newton, Jones & Spaeth :  Experts: What About That File of Yours? (Workshop)

November 14, 2018

David Harris w/ w/ Harris engineering Real Estate Inspections, Inc :  Crawl Spaces and Building Science (Presentation)

October 10, 2018

Mr. Christian Gallo :  Helical Piles - An Engineered Solution with a History (Workshop)

October 10, 2018

Mr. Jim Coody, P.E. w/ Wetlands Professional Services :  Recent Developments in Wetlands Regulatory Program (Presentation)

September 12, 2018

Elizabeth (Lisa) Lukefahr, P.E. Executive Director w/ Texas Concrete Pavement Association :  Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements - The Engineering Behind the Standard (Presentation)

August 08, 2018

Karl Breckon, P.E., Michael Skoller, P.E., and Ken Sherman, P.E. w/ BEC Engrs, National Structural Engrg, RCI Engrs :  Quality Control Checklists for Windstorm Design and Construction Reviews of Buildings (Presentation)

August 08, 2018

David Howell, PE, Deputy Executive Director w/ Texas Board of Professional Engineers :  Ethics Presentation (Workshop)

July 11, 2018

Mr. William E. Morfey w/ Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C. :  Texas Certificate of Merit Update (Presentation)

July 11, 2018

Mr. Jerrad Jefferson w/ Stego Industries, LLC :  Stego Industries, LLC - Game Changing Technology (Workshop)

June 13, 2018

Kevin Pratt w/ USI Southwest :  Risk Management - Contract Basics (Presentation)

June 13, 2018

Tom Schick, P.E., President w/ The Reinforced Earth Company :  Reinforced Earth - Applications, Construction and Design (Workshop)

May 09, 2018

David V. Wilson II w/ Mehaffy Webber :  Social Media and the Expert Witness: Evidentiary and Ethical Challenges and Strategies (Presentation)

May 09, 2018

Joshua White, PE, WJE w/ Wiss Janney Elstner Associates Inc :  "Ask the Structure": Diagnosing Structural Failures (Workshop)

April 11, 2018

Harry Nguyen w/ Geotech Engineering & Testing :  Geoforensic Study for Retaining Wall (Presentation)

April 11, 2018

Frank Pospisil, P. Eng., MBA w/ USG Structural Technologies Group :  Dimensionally Stable Cementitious Structural Sheathing (Workshop)

March 14, 2018

Jan R. Prusinski, P.E.. FACI :  Design and Construction of Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements

February 14, 2018

Mustafa Saribudak, Ph.D., P.G. w/ Environmental Geophysical Associates :  Integrated Geophysical Case Studies Applied to Foundation, Active Faults, Sinkhole, and Subsistence Problems in Central and South Texas (Workshop)

February 14, 2018

Steve Schilder. P.E. w/ SMS Engineering, and John Clark w/ Clark Engineering :  Unintended Consequences of Lifting Slab on Grade Foundations including Slab Separation Lifts in Flood Plains and Flood Ways

January 10, 2018

FPA Board :  The effects of Hurricane Harvey on Foundations - Panel Discussion - Part 2 (Workshop)

January 10, 2018

David Eastwod, P.E. w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Geoforensic Evaluation of Asphaltic Concrete Pavements for Parking Lots
2017 PRESENTATIONS

December 13, 2017

Dr. Robert Lytton, PE w/ Texas A&M University :  Designing Bases and Subgrades for Better Pavement Performance

November 08, 2017

Dr. Ken Stokoe, P.E. w/ w/ University of Texas :  Characterizing Geotechnical Materials with Seismic Waves: Static and Dynamic Applications

November 08, 2017

Leslie Seaton w/ Acme Brick :  Differential Movement & Expansion Joints in Brick

October 11, 2017

F. Keith Bohren w/ Simpson Strong-Tie :  Overview of FRP Systems for Strengthening or Protecting Concrete

September 13, 2017

Al Bustamante, P.E. w/ Walker Restoration Consultants :  ASR and DEF in Concrete Structures 'It's not as Bad as it Seems

August 09, 2017

Tracy Brettman, P.E. D.GE w/ A.H. Beck Foundation Company :  Thermal Integrity Profiling of Deep Foundations

August 09, 2017

David Howell w/ Texas Board of Professional Engineers :  Professional Practice Updates - Ethics ((Workshop))

July 12, 2017

Darin Willis, P.E. :  Helical Design Theory and Applications

June 14, 2017

Imad F. Abdullah, AIA w/ Landmark Architects, Inc. :  Case study- Structural Collapse and Aftermath Considerations for Steel Structures, Concrete Tilt-up ad Wood. Solving Construction Issues and Protecting Against Lawsuits

May 10, 2017

Dave Hasness, P.E. :  Design, Construction and Application of Segmental Concrete Walls

April 12, 2017

David Eastwood, P.E. w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Foundation Repair Techniques for Lightly Loaded Foundations in Texas

March 08, 2017

Michael Babin w/ TDI WIndstorm Inspections Education/Oversight :  Updated Requirements for House Bill 2439 and Required Paperwork for Qualified Inspectors

February 08, 2017

Umesh Bachu, P.E. w/ Geopier Foundation Company :  GeopierĀ® Ground Improvement Systems - Design, Construction and Application

January 11, 2017

Roy Saravanathiiban, P.E. Ph.D. w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Geoforensic Evaluation of a School Project
2016 PRESENTATIONS

December 14, 2016

Dr. Robert Lytton, PE w/ Texas A&M University , and Nicole Wylie, P.E. w/ Forensic Engineers :  Design of Drilled Shafts in Expansive Soils

November 09, 2016

John M. Clark, P.E. w/ Clark Engineers :  Bulkhead Failures: Inspections, Repair and Analysis

October 12, 2016

Rosalie Hamilton w/ Expert Communications :  How to Stand Out in Your Field - And How to be Found There

September 14, 2016

Mike Babin, w/ Texas Department of Insurance :  Windstorm Program

August 10, 2016

David Howell, P.E. w/ Texas Board of Professional Engineers :  Professional Practices Update/Ethics (Workshop)

August 10, 2016

Ben Westcott w/ Andresm Myers PC :  Killer Contract Clauses (Presentation)

July 13, 2016

David Eastwood w/ Geogechnical Engineering and Testing :  Geotechnical Considerations for Soil Stability, Ditches, Embankment and Detention Ponds

June 08, 2016

Seth Pendarvis w/ PNA Construction Technologies :  Cost-Effective and Sustainable Concrete Flatwork

May 11, 2016

John A. Gunter, P.E. w/ Terradyne/InTEC :  Reduction of Soil Swell Through Chemical Stabilization

April 13, 2016

Judge Grant Dorfman w/ Houston 334 District Court :  Thoughts and Musings About Expert Witnesses in Civil Trials - A View from the Bench

March 09, 2016

Dr. John Bryant w/ Bryant Consultants, Inc. :  Investigation of Subsurface Anomalies Including Faults

February 10, 2016

Mike Turner w/ VoidForms :  StormVoid" Waterproof Void Forms

January 13, 2016

Gary Beck, P.E. w/ ECO-Holdings Engineering Services :  Owner's Guide to a Better Foundation
2015 PRESENTATIONS

December 09, 2015

Robert L. Lytton, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Texas A & M University :  Edge Cracking in Pavements on Expansive Soils: Causes and Countermeasures

November 11, 2015

Dan Buck, P.E. w/ Suncoast Post Tension :  Construction & Maintenance of Post-Tensioned Slab-on-Ground Foundations

October 14, 2015

William E. Morfrey w/ Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C. :  The Current State of Certification of Merit Law in Texas

September 09, 2015

Russel Jernigan, Ph.D, P.E., PG :  Tunneling 101

August 12, 2015

David Howell, P.E. w/ Texas Board of Professional Engineers :  Professional Practices Update/Ethics (Workshop)

August 12, 2015

Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Texas A & M University :  Slab on Grade on Shrink Swell Soil: A New Method

July 08, 2015

Michael Babin w/ TDI WIndstorm Inspections :  Windstorm Programs - Who, Where and What Needs to be Inspected

June 10, 2015

John M. Clark, P.E. w/ Clark Engineers, Inc. :  Seismic Design of Flexible Buried Structures - Applied to Tanks, Pipe LInes, and Rigid Rectangular Culverts

May 13, 2015

Lowell Brumley, P.E. w/ BEC-LIN Engineering, LP :  Guidelines for the Evaluation of Foundation Movement for Residential and Other Low-RIse Buildings - An Update

April 08, 2015

Brian MacNeil w/ Kryton International Inc. :  The History of Waterproofing Admixtures

March 11, 2015

Abdeldjelil "D.J" Belarbi, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Professor :  150 Years of Advances in Civil Engineerings Construction Materials from Conventional Concrete to Innovative FRP Composites

February 11, 2015

Benjamin A Brooks, Jr., P.E. w/ Patriot Court Systems :  Post-Tensioned Concrete as it applies to Tennis Court Construction

January 14, 2015

Ken Douglass, P.E. w/ Eric L. Davis Engineering, Inc. :  Perimeter Vertical Moisture Barriers for Residential Foundations
2014 PRESENTATIONS

December 10, 2014

Robert L. Lytton. Ph.D., P.E. w/ Civil Engineering Dept, Texas A&M, and Hakan Sahin, Ph.D. w/ PSI Houston :  Methylene Blue Test of Soil Properties: A Rapid and Accurate Field Test

November 12, 2014

Greg Carr, P.E. w/ Base Foundation Systems :  Specification and Application of Void Spaces Below Concrete Foundations

October 08, 2014

Alwyn McDowall w/ Skyline Steel :  The Innovative Use of Steel Sheet Piles in Underground Parking Garages

September 10, 2014

Kacey L. Cortner w/ Hilti :  Advancements in Adhesive Anchor Technology: HY200 SAFE SET Technology

August 13, 2014

David Howell, P.E. w/ Texas Board of Professional Engineers :  Professional Practices Update/Ethics (Workshop)

August 13, 2014

John M. Clark w/ Clark Engineers, Inc. :  The PTI Ver. 3 Design Method for MATHCAD 15

July 09, 2014

William Morfey w/ Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & WIse :  Standard of Care for Engineers and Other Professionals Working in Texas

June 11, 2014

Danny Gierhart, P.E. w/ Asphalt Institute :  Asphalt Inspection and Acceptance Testing

May 14, 2014

Karl Breckon w/ BEC-LIN Engineering, LLP :  Design, Manufacture and Installation Guidelines of Precast Concrete Segmented Piles for Foundation Underpinning

April 09, 2014

Jon Epps, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Texas A&M :  Creating Value in Texas Construction Using Lime (Workshop)

March 12, 2014

Keith Brooks, P.E. w/ Tensar International Corporation, and Derek Wiatrek, P.E. & Scott Phillips, P.E. w/ Tensar International Corporation :  Roadway Design Workshop: Tensar Geogrid Design Methodologies for Today's Applications

February 12, 2014

David Eastwood, P.E., C.A.P.M w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Simplified Method for Design of Shallow Drilled Shafts Subject to Light Loading in Expansive Soils

January 08, 2014

Chad Gordon w/ Menard :  Overall View of Techniques - Ground Improvement Specialists
2013 PRESENTATIONS

December 11, 2013

Dr. Robert Lytton, P.E. w/ Texas A&M University, and Nicole Wylie w/ Forensic Engineers, Inc. :  Design of Drilled Shafts in Expansive Soils. Part 2

November 13, 2013

David W. Fowler, Ph.D., P.E. w/ University of Texas Austin :  Forensics - Detective Engineering

October 09, 2013

Dean R. Read w/ MLAW Engineering :  Post Tension Slab Design - PTISlab 3.5

September 11, 2013

Sandeep N. Patel, P.E. w/ Sterling Engineering Group :  Design and Construction of Structural Flat Slabs over Ground

August 14, 2013

Philip S. Coppola, Assoc. AIA, CCI, CHI w/ Alternative Construction Techniques, LLC :  Alternative Foundation Methods for Expansive Soils

August 14, 2013

David Howell, P.E. w/ Texas Board of Professional Engineers :  Ethics

July 13, 2013

Danny Gierhart, P.E. w/ Asphalt Institute :  Asphalt Materials, Asphalt Mix Design and Asphalt Plants

June 12, 2013

Tony Childress, P.E. w/ Childress Engineering Services :  Slabtek - A Technological Advantage in Foundation Design

May 08, 2013

John M. Clark w/ John Milton Clark Engineers, Inc, :  How to use Mathcad to do contour and surface plots for foundations

April 10, 2013

Dr. Sahadat Hossain, P.E. w/ University of Texas at Arlington :  Forensic Evaluation of Condition Assessment of Geostructures using Non-Destructive Testing

March 13, 2013

Jacob Bice, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Walter P Moore :  Non-Destructive Test Methods for Structural Repair and Rehabilitation

February 13, 2013

Matthew W. Singel, P.E. :  Best Practices in Pavement Recycling and Soil-Cement Solutions (Presentation)

January 09, 2013

David Hasness, P.E. w/ Pavestone LLC :  Permeable Unit Paving
2012 PRESENTATIONS

December 12, 2012

Robert Lytton, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Texas A&M University, Bryan TX :  Design of Pavements on Expansive Clay Subgrades

November 14, 2012

John Paulson, P.E. w/ Consultant to Milliken & Company :  Concrete Cloth - Changing the Way You Think About Concrete

October 10, 2012

Marshall Rosenberg Attorney w/ Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP :  2012 Risk Management & Professional Liability Law Seminar

September 12, 2012

Tracy Brettman, P.E., D.GE w/ Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc. :  New Developments in Auger Pressure Grouted (APG) Piles

August 08, 2012

Doug Folker w/ Hardy Frames :  Braced and Shear Wall Requirements in the IRC Building Code (Presentation)

August 08, 2012

David Howell, P.E. w/ Texas Board of Professional Engineers :  Ethics (Workshop)

July 11, 2012

John Davidson w/ National Marine Fisheries Service :  How Wetlands Influence Development (Presentation)

June 13, 2012

Tim Hartsell w/ Fibermesh by Propex :  Steel & Macro Fiber Reinforced Concrete Technology

May 09, 2012

Ray Mojarrad, Ph.D. w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Geoforensic Investigation of Distressed Inground Swimming Pools in the Houston Area.

April 11, 2012

Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan w/ University of Houston :  Advances in Designing and Monitoring Field Compaction: M-D Relations (Presentation)

March 14, 2012

Gerard Duhon w/ Gerard J. Duhon, P.E. :  Drainage Guidelines (Presentation)

February 08, 2012

Matthew Singel, P.E. w/ Cement Council of Texas :  Roller Compacted Concrete Pavement: Design and Construction

January 11, 2012

Don Show w/ Synteen Technical Fabrics, Inc. :  General Overview of Stabilization Application
2011 PRESENTATIONS

December 14, 2011

Professor Robert Lytton L. Lytton, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE w/ Texas A&M University :  Design of Drilled Shafts in Expansive Soils

November 09, 2011

David Fowler, Ph.D., P.E. w/ The University of Texas at Austin :  Failures: What Can We Learn?

October 12, 2011

Josh Lindberg w/ Helical Concepts, Inc. :  Helical Anchors and Foundations

September 14, 2011

Adil Godiwalla, P.E. w/ Houston Airport Systems :  Advanced Modern and Innovative Technologies used at the Houston Airport Systems (Presentation)

August 10, 2011

David Howell, P.E. w/ Texas Board of Professional Engineers :  Ethics (Workshop)

August 10, 2011

Jacob Hutchings w/ Roadbond Service Co. :  An Introduction to Roadbond EN 1 Soil Stabilizer (Presentation)

July 13, 2011

Mustafa Saribudak, Ph.D., P.G. w/ Environmental Geophysics Associates :  Environmental Geophysical Case Studies in Texas

June 08, 2011

John Bryant, Ph.D., P.E.., P.G., Bryant Consultants w/ :  Differentiation of Water Sources Using Analytical Water Chemistry Data

May 11, 2011

Patrick Bonorden w/ Premier Concrete Products, Inc. :  Shoretec Revetment Methods

April 13, 2011

Karen L.T. White, P.C. :  Being an Expert Witness. All you Need to Know (Presentation)

April 13, 2011

Marshall Rosenberg w/ Barker Lyman :  Risk Management & Professional Liability Law Seminar (Workshop)

March 09, 2011

Kenneth L. Douglass, P.E., MBA w/ Four D Engineering, Inc. :  WaffleMat Slab-on-ground Forming System

February 16, 2011

Rod Aasheim w/ Raven Industries Engineered Films Division :  Specifying Underslab Moisture and Gas Barriers

January 12, 2011

Professor Dan G. Zollinger, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Texas A&M University :  The Role of Subbase Support in Concrete Pavement Sustainability
2010 PRESENTATIONS

December 08, 2010

Dr. Robert Lytton L. Lytton, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE w/ Texas A&M University :  Effects of Trees on Foundations

November 10, 2010

David Fowler, Ph.D., P.E. w/ University of Texas, and Ryan Chancey, Ph.D. w/ Nelson Architectural Engieers :  What Caused it to Fail?

October 13, 2010

Travis Bennett w/ Uretek ICR Guulf Coast :  The Uretek System

September 08, 2010

Adil Godiwalla w/ Houston Airport System :  Airport Engineering

August 11, 2010

Al Bustamante, P.E. w/ Wiss., Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. :  Test Methods for Evaluating Existing Foundations

August 11, 2010

C.W. Clark, P.E. w/ Texas State Board of Professional Engineers :  Ethics Workshop

July 14, 2010

William Morfey, Attorney w/ Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C. :  Residential Construction Defect Claims in Texas - Out with the New, In with the Old

June 09, 2010

John Luna w/ Monolite Systems :  The Monolite Construction System

May 12, 2010

David Borger w/ Skyline Steel :  Infrastructure Solutions to Modern Port Problems

April 14, 2010

Gerry Kehler, P.E. w/ Geopier :  Introduction to the Geopier System

March 10, 2010

Jack Bergmann w/ Redi-Rock International :  Large Block Gravity Retaining Walls

February 10, 2010

Gretchen Davidson w/ Tensar International :  Geogrids Reinforced Pavement Sections

January 13, 2010

Bret Gowens w/ Boring & Tunneling Co. of America, Inc. :  Trenchless Technology
2009 PRESENTATIONS

December 09, 2009

Dr.Robert L. Lytton, Ph.D., P.E., w/ University of Texas :  Contrasting Design Approaches for Slabs-on-Ground and Raised Floor Foundations on Expansive Soils

November 11, 2009

Dr. David W. Fowler w/ Detective Engineering :  Causes of Distress in Concrete

October 14, 2009

Marty Taube w/ University of Texas :  Ground Improvement

September 09, 2009

Dean Matthews w/ Dean Matthews Associates :  Timber Piling Design

August 12, 2009

Kerry C. Williams, P.E., Attorney at Law w/ Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin :  Engineering Ethical Issues (Workshop)

August 12, 2009

Dr. C. Vipulanandan w/ University of Texas :  Grouting Materials and Applications: Research at CIGMAT

July 15, 2009

David Giles w/ TerraFirma Earth Technologies :  Construction Dewatering

June 10, 2009

Dr.Charles Aubeny, Ph.D., P.E. w/ University of Texas :  Shear Strength of Shallow Soils

April 08, 2009

Donald A. Deardorff, P.E. w/ Texas A & M :  Design, Installation and Testing of Helical Piles & Anchors

March 11, 2009

Ray Burgess w/ Senox :  Take a Stand on Protecting Residential Foundations

February 18, 2009

Gary Fitts, P.E. w/ Asphalt Institute :  Sulphur Applications for Civil Engineering Materials

January 14, 2009

Dr.Raghu N. Dass, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Paradigm Consultants :  Analysis of Four Axial Compression Load Tests on High Capacity Augured Cast-in-Place Piles in the Texas Gulf Coast Soils
2008 PRESENTATIONS

December 10, 2008

Dr.Robert L. Lytton, Ph.D., P.E., Dr.John Bryant, Ph.D., P.G., P.E., and Dean R. Reed, P.E. w/ Texas A & M :  How to use the PTI-3rd Edition to Design Foundations in Houston

November 12, 2008

Dr. David W. Fowler, Ph.D., P.E. :  Causes and Cures of Cracking in Concrete

October 15, 2008

Neil Rock w/ Cresco :  Liteblok - The Ultimate High Tech Building Block

September 10, 2008

Beecroft Shittu, P.E. w/ City of Houston Airport System :  Design Practice for Soil Stabilization in Subsidence Area

August 13, 2008

Bruce Cordova, APA w/ The Engineering Wood Association :  The Engineering Wood Association

July 09, 2008

John Machol w/ Army Corp of Engineers :  The U.S. Army of Engineers Regulatory Program Update

June 11, 2008

Darin Williams w/ Ram Jack Distribution, LLC. :  Helical Piles - Design Theory and Applications

May 14, 2008

Prof. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, Ph.D., P.E. w/ University of Houston :  Coating and Sealing for Protecting Concrete Facilities

April 09, 2008

Ron Kelm. P.E. w/ Forensic Engineers, Inc. :  Which Way is it Moving? Guidelines for Diagnosing Heave, Subsidence and Settlement

March 09, 2008

Eric Green, P.E. w/ Green Engineering Consulting :  Underground Vault Failure, Investigation and Repair

February 13, 2008

Gary Fitts, P.E. w/ Asphalt Institute :  Asphalt Pavements - Perpetual to Porous

January 09, 2008

Michael Skoller, P.E. w/ National Structural Engineering :  Specification and Application of Void Spaces Between Concrete Foundations
2007 PRESENTATIONS

December 12, 2007

Dr.Robert L. Lytton, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Texas A & M :  Design of Structures to Resist the Pressures and Movements of Expansive Soils

November 14, 2007

Russ Scharlin, P.E. w/ Environmental Soil Stabilization :  Stabilization of Expansive Solids Using EcSS 300TM Electrochemical

October 10, 2007

Matt Singel w/ The Cement Council of Texas :  Mini Seminar on Cost-Saving Site and Pavement Techniques: Fast, Durable, Economical

September 12, 2007

David Eastwood, P.E. w/ Geotech Engineering & Testing, Inc. :  Recommended Practices for Design and Construction of Swimming Pools in Houston

August 08, 2007

Lowell Brumley, P.E. w/ TSG Consultants :  Guidelines for the Evaluation of Foundation Movement for Residential and Other Low-Rise Buildings #FPA-SC-13

July 11, 2007

Adi Godilwalia, P.E. w/ City of Houston :  Advanced, Modern and Innovative Technologies used for Asphalt and Concrete Pavement Surface Courses at the Houston Airport System

June 13, 2007

Dr.Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Texas A & M University :  New Design Procedures for Foundation Slabs on Shrink-Swell Soils

May 09, 2007

Glenn Weitknecht w/ U.S. Army Corps of Engineers :  Wetland Workshop

April 11, 2007

Dennis Boehm w/ Hayward Baker, Inc. :  Ground Modification Techniques for Projects in the Gulf of Mexico

March 14, 2007

Harry Bagherzadeh w/ Griffin Dewatering Southwest, LLC. :  Construction Dewatering

February 14, 2007

Larry Peirce :  Proper Use of Lime to Stabilize Expansive Clays

January 10, 2007

Gregg S. Williams w/ Contech Construction Products, Inc. :  Geosynthetic Subsurface Drainage Systems for Pavements
2006 PRESENTATIONS

December 13, 2006

Dr.Robert L. Lytton, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Texas A & M :  Re-Visitation of Expansive Soils

November 08, 2006

Phil King, P.E. w/ SynchroPile, Inc. :  Synchro-Piles - Enhancing the Performance of Deep Foundations Using Post Grouted Drilled Shafts

October 11, 2006

John Cahill - Attorney at Law w/ Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering, P.C. :  Risk Management for the Design Professionals - Part II

September 13, 2006

Dr. Carl Norman, Ph.D. :  Foundations on Faults - A Formula For Failure

August 09, 2006

David Dorr - Attorney at Law w/ Law Offices of David Dorr :  Avoiding the Courtroom through Mediation or Arbitration

July 12, 2006

Tracy Brettman w/ Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc. :  Auger Cast Piles

June 14, 2006

Eric Green, P.E. w/ Walter P Moore & Associates :  Lessons Learned - Case Studies in Engineering Failures

May 10, 2006

Gina Beim, P.E. w/ Pile Dynamics, inc. :  Instrumentation for Auger Cast Piles and Pile Driving

April 11, 2006

John Cahill - Attorney at Law w/ Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering, P.C. :  Risk Management for the Design Professionals

March 08, 2006

Omer Bilgin w/ University of Texas :  Lateral Earth Support Systems and Effects of Ground Movements on Adjacent Structures

February 08, 2006

Andre G. Garner, P.E. :  Investigation of Vapor Emissions in Concrete Slabs-On-Grade

January 11, 2006

Nicole Wylie w/ Forensic Engineers :  Guidelines for Evaluating Foundation Performance by Monitoring
2005 PRESENTATIONS

December 14, 2005

Dilip Choudhuri, P.E. w/ Walter P Moore & Associates, Inc. :  Investigation and Repair of Structural Concrete

November 09, 2005

John M. Clark, P.E. w/ Clark Engineers, Inc. :  Homebuyers Guide for Foundation Evaluation

October 12, 2005

Sayeed Javed :  Compression and Recompression Indices of Texas Overconsolidated Clays

September 23, 2005

Seminar :  Design of Foundations on Expansive Soil (Workshop)

September 14, 2005

Karl Breckon, P.E. w/ BEC Engineering :  Guidelines for the Specification of Precast Concrete Segmented Piles for Foundation Underpinning

August 10, 2005

Dr.Rifat Bulut, Ph.D. w/ Texas A & M :  Re-evaluation of current PVR Design Procedure with a New Suction-Based Approach

July 13, 2005

Ronald Langston :  Slope Stability in Harris County

June 15, 2005

Prof. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, Ph.D., P.E. w/ University of Houston :  Design, Construction and Testing ACIP Piles in Texas Gulf Coast

May 11, 2005

Todd Allen w/ Radarview, LLC. :  Ground Penetrating Radar

April 20, 2005

Adi Godilwalia, P.E. w/ City of Houston :  Advanced, Modern and Innovative Technologies Used at Houston Airport System

March 15, 2005

Dr.Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Texas A & M University :  Intelligent Compaction

February 15, 2005

Keith C. Brooks :  Tensar and Bearing Capacity including Pavement Distress

January 19, 2005

Tom Muncey :  Plumbing Tests and Repairs and Reroutes
2004 PRESENTATIONS

December 15, 2004

Dr.Robert L. Lytton, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Texas A & M :  Case Studies of Residential Foundation Movements in Southern Houston Area

November 17, 2004

Dr.H. Stephen Tien, Ph.D. w/ Geotech Engineering & Testing, Inc. :  Case Studies of Residential Foundation Movements in Southern Houston

October 20, 2004

Andre G. Garner, P.E. :  Forensic Investigation of Existing Warehouse Concrete Floor

September 15, 2004

Carolyn LaFleur, P.E. w/ Sustainable Systems Engineering :  Long Time Effects of Remedial Foundation Underpinning

August 18, 2004

Lee Lawrence, P.E. w/ Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. :  Concrete Floor Covering Failures

July 21, 2004

Ronald Reed, P.E. w/ Reed Engineering Group, Inc. :  The Role of Suction in the Performance of Clay Fill

June 16, 2004

Michael Skoller, P.E. w/ National Structural Engineering :  Foundation Design Options for Residential and Other Low-Rise Buildings on Expansive Soils

May 19, 2004

R. Michael Gray, P.E. w/ Consultant :  Using Slab-On-Ground Foundation Elevation Measurements in Residential Foundation Engineering Performance Evaluations

April 21, 2004

Greg FitzGerrell w/ GFS Services, Inc. :  Inspection Surveys using Infrared Technology

March 24, 2004

Michael Gehrig w/ Bryant Consultants, Inc. :  Ground Penetration Radar for Concrete Evaluation Studies

February 18, 2004

Mark Bartlett, P.E. w/ Simpson Strong-tie Co. :  Post-Installed Anchors in Concrete Foundations

January 21, 2004

Dr. Moon Won, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Texas Dept of Transportation :  TxDot's Approach to Address Premature Concrete Deterioration
2003 PRESENTATIONS

December 17, 2003

Andre G. Garner, P.E. :  Investigations of Existing Building Foundations on High Plasticity Soils

November 19, 2003

Richard Szecsy, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Lattimore Materials Company :  Self-Leveling, Self-Pacing, Self-Compacting and Self-Consolidation Concrete

October 15, 2003

Dr.H. Stephen Tien, Ph.D. w/ Geotech Engineering & Testing, Inc. :  Case Study of the Pavement Distress at a Service Station

September 19, 2003

Jack Spivey w/ J. Spivey & Associates :  Quality Control Checklists for Foundation Inspection of Residential and Other Low-Rise Buildings #FPA-SC-10

August 20, 2003

Dr.Robert L. Lytton, Ph.D., P.E., Dr. Charles Aubeny, Ph.D., and Dr.Rifut Bulut, Ph.D. w/ Texas A & M :  How to Run Soil Suction Tests

July 16, 2003

Ann Nelson w/ Nelson Engineers :  Post Foundation Repair Performance - A Study of Foundation Repair Failure #FPA-RC-01

June 18, 2003

Ed McLean w/ SI Concrete Systems :  Improving Plastic and Hardened Concrete Properties Using Blended Fiber Solutions

May 21, 2003

Dr. John Bryant, Ph.D., P.G., P.E. :  What is the Difference between PVR, PVM and Ym for Geo-Structural Models?

April 19, 2003

R. Michael Gray, P.E. w/ Consultant :  Structural Analysis Approach to Residential Foundation Performance Evaluation

March 19, 2003

Kirby Meyer, P.E w/ MLAW Consultants and Engineers :  Unsaturated Soils and VOFLO Demonstration of the software for determining PTI design parameters

February 19, 2003

Jim Austin, P.E. w/ FPA Subcommitee Chair :  Foundation Maintenance and Inspection Guide for Residential and Low-Rise Buildings #FPA-SC-07

January 15, 2003

Michael Skoller, P.E. w/ National Structural Engineering, and David Eastwood w/ Geotech Engineering & Testing :  ASCE Paper - Recommended Practice for the Design of Residential Foundations
2002 PRESENTATIONS

December 01, 2002

Lowell Brumley, P.E. w/ TSG Consultants :  Comments on the Use and Application of the PTI Method and Suggestions for Further Research

November 20, 2002

Bob Pierry, P.E. w/ Roger Bullivant of Texas, Inc. :  Guidelines for the Evaluation and Repair of Residential Foundations #FPA-SC-05

October 16, 2002

Gary Osborne w/ Consultant :  Trees and Sewer Leaks

September 18, 2002

Russ Scharlin, P.E. w/ Environmental Soil Stabilization :  Stabilization of Expansive Soils using EcSS 3000 Electrochemical

August 21, 2002

Dr.Robert L. Lytton, Ph.D., P.E., and Dr.Charles Aubeny, Ph.D. w/ Texas A & M :  Shallow Slope Failures and Suction from Vegetation

July 31, 2002

Dr.Michael O'Neill, Ph.D. P.E. w/ University of Houston :  Design and Construction of Augered Cast-in-Place Concrete Piles

June 19, 2002

Don E. Lenert, P.E. :  Criteria for the Inspection of and the Assessment of Residential Slab-on-Ground Foundations

May 15, 2002

Willie Adams w/ Envirotest :  Preventing Mold in Your Home

April 17, 2002

Adil Godiwalla, P.E. w/ City of Houston :  Distress of Asphalt and Concrete Pavements

March 20, 2002

Dr.Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Texas A & M University :  Smart Foundations for Light Buildings on Shrink-Swell Soils

February 20, 2002

John M. Clark, P.E. w/ Clark Engineers, Inc. :  Design of Buried Structures and Some Similarities to Residential Foundation Design

January 01, 2002

Dennis Boehm w/ Hayward Baker, Inc. :  Restricted Access of Foundation Remediation Using Minipiles, jet and Compaction Grouting Techniques
2001 PRESENTATIONS

November 21, 2001

Ken Tand, P.E. w/ Kenneth E. Tand & Associates :  Settlement of Foundations on Expansive Clays Due to Moisture Demand of Trees

October 17, 2001

Darrell Elliott w/ Lone Star Industries, Inc. :  The Use of Ground Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag to Enhance Concrete

September 19, 2001

Tom Barbar w/ Incon :  Moisture and Vapor Transmission through Slab-on-Grade

August 15, 2001

Dr.Robert L. Lytton, Ph.D., P.E. and Dr.Rifat Bulut Ph.D. w/ Texas A & M :  Methods to Aid Structural and Geotechnical Engineers in Designing Slab-on-Grade

July 18, 2001

Dr.Michael O'Neill, Ph.D.,P.E. w/ University of Houston :  Geostatistics

June 20, 2001

David Eastwood, P.E. w/ Geotech Engineering & Testing, Inc. :  State of Practice of Geotechnical Engineering Design of Custom Homes in the Houston Area between 1990 and 2001

May 16, 2001

Art Koeing, P.E. w/ MDI Labs :  Foundation Movement in Residential Property

April 18, 2001

Don Taubert :  Interpreting Concrete Cracks

March 21, 2001

Ronald Reed, P.E. w/ Reed Engineering Group, Inc. :  Experiences with Heave

February 21, 2001

Dave Isbell, P.E. :  Carton Forms

January 17, 2001

John Dougherty, P.E. :  Effects of Moisture in Clay Soils
2000 PRESENTATIONS

December 20, 2000

Dr.Michael O'Neill, Ph.D.,P.E. w/ University of Houston :  The Results of Using Isolation Tools Round Pier Shafts

November 01, 2000

Ron Kelm, P.E. w/ Forensic Engineers, Inc. :  Geophysical Testing for Assessing the Causes of Movement in Foundations

October 01, 2000

Joe Edwards w/ Edwards Consulting Inc. :  New International Code replaces UBS, the SBC and BOCA

September 20, 2000

Ron Kelm, P.E. w/ Forensic Engineers, Inc. :  Status of the Structural Committee

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