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2021 PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS
March 10, 2021 Mr. Cumaraswany Vipulanandan, Ph.D., P.E. w/ University of Houston : Smart Cement, Detection and Quantification of Corrosion and Polymer Treatment for Expansive Clay Soils: Innovative Technology Development, Modeling and Applications (Presentation)
March 10, 2021 Mr. Greg Halsted, P.E. w/ Portland Cement Association : Lightweight Cellular Concrete for Geotechnical Application (Workshop)
February 10, 2021 Mr. David Ellett w/ BRH-Garver Construction, L.P. : Trenchless Technology (Presentation)
February 10, 2021 Mr. Josh Loera w/ Contech Engineered Solutions : Modular Bridge Solutions (Workshop)
January 13, 2021 Dennis Boehm w/ Keller North America : Overcoming Geotechnical Site Challenges with Ground Improvement Solutions (Presentation)


2020 PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS
December 09, 2020 Mr. Steven Judd, SE w/ Interstate Brick/H.C. Muddox :  Resiliency of Reinforced Hollow Structural Clay Unit Masonry Construction (Presentation)
December 09, 2020 Dr. Harry Nguyen, M.ASCE w/ Geotech Engineering and Testing :  Geoforensic Study of Voss Road (Workshop)
November 11, 2020 Mr. Adrian Vuyk w/ Stead Fast Foundations :  The Benefits of Real Time Data on Foundation Monitoring as Per FPA-SC-12-0 (Presentation)
November 11, 2020 Mr. Mark Salvatore, P.E. w/ Nucor Skyline :  Below -Grade Parking Garages: Sheet Pile Foundations (Workshop)
October 14, 2020 Jim Dutton w/ Du-West Foundation Repair :  Retaining Wall Failures and How to Avoid Them (Presentation)
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 fMicropiles (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. 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: : Development 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 :  Geopier® 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)[members only]
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 Methohttps://thefpa.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/2015/Past%20Meetings%202015.pdfd
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 Soils 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 Structure
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
July 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., 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
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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