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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Significant Changes from ASCE 7-10 to ASCE 7-16 - NEW

0.8 CEUs

This seminar discusses all significant changes between the 2010 and the 2016 editions of the ASCE 7 standard, following a chapter-by-chapter sequence. Each change is explained, the background to it is given to the extent practicable, and its impact is also discussed, when that can be assessed. The emphasis is on what practicing engineers need to know to implement the changes in their design, with confidence and full understanding.

Monday, March 19, 2018 – Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Aluminum Structural Design with the 2015 Aluminum Design Manual

1.1 CEUs

The 2015 Aluminum Design Manual contains new provisions that make aluminum structural design more comprehensive and accurate. This seminar brings you up to speed on aluminum so you can design with it as confidently as you would with steel or concrete, including members in tension, compression, flexure, shear, and torsion; fatigue; and welded, bolted, pinned, and screwed connections.

Design and Installation of Buried Pipes

1.4 CEUs

This seminar will demonstrate the important fundamentals of pipe-soil interaction behavior, how soil and pipe behavior can be jointly considered in design, and how proper construction methods can achieve design assumptions in the field. The principles of soil-structure interaction covered in this seminar apply to all types of pipe. You will learn the relationship between pipe and soil and how to apply this information in your own work to build durable, efficient pipe-soil systems.

Learn to SWMM

1.4 CEUs

In this two-day hands-on workshop, you will spend all your time working with SWMM. SWMM can be used for modeling stormwater systems, rainfall and runoff analysis, open channel flow systems, sanitary sewer design, low impact development (LID) design, green infrastructure assessment, and much more. You will work on example applications and develop your own applications from scratch.

Liability of Engineers: How to Stay Out of Trouble

1.4 CEUs

This seminar will cover the legal responsibilities of engineers and their liability for design, jobsite inspection, safety, and contract administration. Participants will receive practical, hands-on advice and guidance on how to avoid problems through best practices, documentation, the right contract language, and how to effectively resolve disputes. It will be presented in an informal, interactive style, using real-life examples.

Structural-Condition Assessment of Existing Structures

1.4 CEUs

This seminar is an intensive overview of material evaluation practices and procedures necessary to determine the structural-condition of buildings, bridges, and other structures. Included are assessment approach, structural material and system evaluation, state-of-the-art information on visual inspections, destructive and nondestructive testing, hands-on experience essential to evaluating concrete, masonry, wood, and metal structures, report writing, and case studies.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Friday, March 23, 2018

Ground Improvement Methods: Selection, Design, Construction, and Monitoring/Inspection - NEW

1.4 CEUs

When difficult ground conditions are encountered there are a number of alternatives that can be employed to achieve project objectives. The instructor will present the critical knowledge and skills you need in order to take advantage of the cost-effective use of ground improvement methods in urban construction for transportation, commercial, and industrial development. From start to finish – from design to construction and general site development – the instructor will lead you through the myriad of more than 50 different ground improvement methods from which you can choose.

Leadership Development for the Engineer

1.6 CEUs

What makes a leader? What special traits of character do I need or maybe already possess to meet the challenges I will face? When am I to lead as opposed to manage? How do I prepare myself to serve as a leader? What processes must I use to help in making courageous leadership decisions? How do I build a strong, trusting team? How can I communicate effectively? How do I lead through change? If you need help answering any of these questions – attend this course!

Post-Tensioned Buildings: Design and Construction - NEW

1.6 CEUs

Are you adequately skilled to handle the ever-increasing demand on design and construction of post-tensioned buildings? Obtain the necessary know-how to master the efficient design of post-tensioned structures. Topics cover the technical information beyond the basics to include: building code application; 10-step design of concrete floors; design for wind, earthquake; diaphragm design; estimate deflections; design for vibration; and good detailing practice. Deepen your understanding of the subject and details of its design procedure.

Two-Dimensional Modeling Using HEC-RAS

1.6 CEUs

This intensive, workshop-oriented, three-day seminar will prepare the engineer and water resource professional to use the HEC-RAS computer program for modeling two-dimensional (2D) unsteady flow applications. Led by experts from WEST Consultants with practical experience in hydraulic modeling, you will learn how to approach and construct a 2D model for unsteady flow conditions and to effectively view and analyze results. This is a hands-on seminar. You must bring your own laptop.

Wind Loads for Buildings and Other Structures Using ASCE 7-16 - NEW

1.4 CEUs

This seminar will present the fundamentals of wind engineering and how to determine wind loads on buildings and other structures. It is based on the ASCE/SEI 7-16 Minimum Design Loads of Buildings and Other Structures. While much of the instruction will focus on assessing wind loads, a portion of the seminar will review wind-damage experience.

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