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PAST PRESENTATION SUMMARIES

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2020 PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

September 09, 2020

Dr. Sahadat Hossain, P.E. w/ University of Texas at Arlington :  Sustainable Highway Slope Stabilization Using Recycled Plastic Pin (RPP) (Presentation)

September 09, 2020

Mr. Larry D. Olson, PE w/ Olson Engineering, Inc. :  Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Dams (Workshop)

August 12, 2020

Mr. Michael Sims, P.E. w/ Texas Board of Professional Engineers :  Engineering Ethics Webinar (Workshop)

August 12, 2020

Mr. Marc Mastrantuono, P.E. w/ Ischebeck Titan :  Titan Micropiles (Presentation)

July 08, 2020

Ethan Smith w/ Stego Industries :  Protecting the First Side of the Building (Workshop)

July 08, 2020

Coleton Eaves w/ Earthlok Soil Stabilizer :  Stabilizing Expansive Clay with Earthlok (Presentation)

June 10, 2020

Roger Lopez w/ TxDOT :  TxDOT - Ongoing Repairs to the I-10 Bridge over San Jacinto River Damage during Tropical Storm Imelda (Presentation)

June 10, 2020

Jim Dutton w/ Du-West Foundation Repair :  Alternative Foundation Repair Techniques (Workshop)

May 20, 2020

John M. Clark, P.E. w/ John Milton Clark Engineers :  Case History and Design Review of a Lifted Slab on Grade Foundation (Presentation)

March 11, 2020

Ms. Rhondalyn Riley w/ Exterior Inspections :  Stucco Basics: Achieving a Successful Stucco Application (Presentation)

February 12, 2020

Cody Colvin, P.E. w/ Industrial Fabrics :  Manufacturing and Supplying All Erosion Control and Geosynthetic Needs (Presentation)

January 08, 2020

David A. Eastwood, P.E., D.GE, DFE, C.A.P.M., F.FPA, F.ASCE w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Geotechnical Considerations in Design and Construction of Tilt-Up Buildings and Parking Lots (Presentation)

January 08, 2020

Mr. Dave Hasness, P.E. w/ Keystone Hardscapes :  Interlocking Concrete Pavers and Permeable Concrete Pavers (Workshop)
2019 PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

December 11, 2019

Dr. Robert L. Lytton, P.E. w/ Texas A & M, and Bahrulla Abdulla w/ Texas A & M :  The Interplay among Soil Condition, Transportation Network and Flood Control Network during Flooding Events (Presentation)

December 11, 2019

Dr. Harry Nguyen w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Geoforensic Study of a Commercial Building (Workshop)

November 13, 2019

Mr. Bob Brown, CFRS, LEED AP and Mr. J. David Deatherasge, P.E. w/ Arizona Foundation Solutions :  Develoment and Engineering Aspects of the Arizona Foundation Solutions, Inc. Moisture Level System (Presentation)

November 13, 2019

Mr. John Blount, P.E. w/ Harris County Engineering :  Pre-Engineered Foundation Standards and Details for Use Within the City of Houston and Harris County (Workshop)

October 09, 2019

Mr. Jake Stovall w/ Helical Concepts, Inc. :  Helical Anchors and Foundations (Presentation)

October 09, 2019

Mr. Keith Brooks w/ Industrial Fabrics :  Erosion Control 101: When, Where and How (Workshop)

September 11, 2019

Will Squyres w/ Paradigm Consultants :  Mix Designs, The Book vs. The Real World (Presentation)

September 11, 2019

Kenton Andrews w/ Andrews Myers :  Contracts You Can't Change: Managing Risk in Contracts with Local Governments (Workshop)

August 14, 2019

Mr. Alwyn McDowall w/ Nucor Skyline Steel :  Using Steel Sheet Piles in Environmental Barrier Wall Applications (Presentation)

August 14, 2019

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

July 10, 2019

John McReynolds, CGR GMB CFLC w/ Construction Defect Consultants, LC :  60 Tips in 60 Minutes - A Primer for the Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant Exam (Presentation)

July 10, 2019

Dr. Rob Pennington w/ Resource International :  The Martial Art of Communication (Workshop)

June 12, 2019

Alena Mikhaylova w/ Rinker Pipe :  Soil-Pipe Interaction and its Effect on Structural Strength of Reinforced Concrete Culvert (Workshop)

June 12, 2019

Mike Perez w/ Harris County Toll Road Authority, and Joe Cibor, P.E., D.GE w/ Cibor Geocon :  Ship Channel Bridge Replacement Project (Presentation)

May 08, 2019

James Namekar, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Artificial Neural Network Applications in Geotechnical Engineering (Presentation)

May 08, 2019

Mr. Jim Smith w/ Crain, Caton & James :  When Experts Are Heros: Providing Genuine assistance to the Judicial Process and Exceptional Value to Their Clients (Workshop)

December 11, 2019

Dr. Harry Nguyen w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Geoforensic Study of a Commercial Building (Workshop)

December 11, 2019

Dr. Robert L. Lytton, P.E. w/ Texas A & M :  The Interplay among Soil Condition, Transportation Network and Flood Control Network during Flooding Events (Presentation)

November 13, 2019

Mr. John Blount, P.E. w/ Harris County Engineering :  Pre-Engineered Foundation Standards and Details for Use Within the City of Houston and Harris County (Workshop)

November 13, 2019

Mr. Bob Brown, CFRS, LEED AP and Mr. J. David Deatherasge, P.E. w/ Arizona Foundation Solutions :  Develoment and Engineering Aspects of the Arizona Foundation Solutions, Inc. Moisture Level System (Presentation)

October 09, 2019

Mr. Keith Brooks w/ Industrial Fabrics :  Erosion Control 101: When, Where and How (Workshop)

October 09, 2019

Mr. Jake Stovall w/ Helical Concepts, Inc. :  Helical Anchors and Foundations (Presentation)

September 11, 2019

Kenton Andrews w/ Andrews Myers :  Contracts You Can't Change: Managing Risk in Contracts with Local Governments (Workshop)

September 11, 2019

Will Squyres w/ Paradigm Consultants :  Mix Designs, The Book vs. The Real World (Presentation)

August 14, 2019

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

August 14, 2019

Mr. Alwyn McDowall w/ Nucor Skyline Steel :  Using Steel Sheet Piles in Environmental Barrier Wall Applications (Presentation)

July 10, 2019

John McReynolds, CGR GMB CFLC w/ Construction Defect Consultants, LC :  60 Tips in 60 Minutes - A Primer for the Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant Exam (Presentation)

July 10, 2019

Dr. Rob Pennington w/ Resource International :  The Martial Art of Communication (Workshop)

June 12, 2019

Mike Perez w/ Harris County Toll Road Authority :  Ship Channel Bridge Replacement Project (Presentation)

June 12, 2019

Alena Mikhaylova w/ Rinker Pipe :  Soil-Pipe Interaction and its Effect on Structural Strength of Reinforced Concrete Culvert (Workshop)

May 08, 2019

Mr. Jim Smith w/ Crain, Caton & James :  When Experts Are Heros: Providing Genuine assistance to the Judicial Process and Exceptional Value to Their Clients (Workshop)

May 08, 2019

James Namekar, Ph.D., P.E. w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Artificial Neural Network Applications in Geotechnical Engineering (Presentation)

April 10, 2019

Alena Mikhaylova, Ph.D. w/ Rinker Materials :  Precast Reinforced Box Culvert Design & Installation (Workshop)

April 10, 2019

John H. Boswell w/ Boswell & Hallmark, P.C., Tel. 713-650-1600 :  Cross-Examination of an Expert (Presentation)

March 13, 2019

Stephen Dwyer w/ West Mermis, PLLC :  Presenting a Jury Case: Behind the Scenes (Workshop)

March 13, 2019

John Delphia, P.E. w/ Texas Department of Transportation :  I-69/US59 Bridge Scour Project at San Jacinto River (Presentation)

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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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., D.GE, DFE, C.A.P.M., F.ASCE 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 & WORKSHOPS

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 P.E., D.GE, DFE, C.A.P.M., F.ASCE 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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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., D.GE, DFE, C.A.P.M., F.ASCE 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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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., D.GE, DFE, C.A.P.M., F.ASCE 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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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 & WORKSHOPS

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., D.GE, DFE, C.A.P.M., F.ASCE 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 & WORKSHOPS

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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