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Seminars

One-day seminars will be held on Sunday, with two sets of 2-day seminars running Monday-Tuesday, and Thursday-Friday. An optional tour will take place on Wednesday. You may register for the whole week of seminars with or without the tour, or less, for example 1 two-day, or a two-day and a Sunday seminar.

Sunday, September 22

Quality Management: Design and Construction - NEW

0.8 CEUs

This seminar will provide you with a clear understanding of the quality manager’s role and his/her subordinate positions. You will learn how to successfully develop a quality program for design and construction projects; apply ISO 9001-2015 processes and procedures to meet federal Quality Management System (QMS) requirements; implement and monitor at-risk and performance-based QMS; use a statistical approach to identify leading and lagging indicators; approach continuous improvement; and build and maintain a quality culture. These techniques apply to owners, program managers, designers, and contractors who are delivering design-bid-build and/or alternative project delivery.
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Monday, September 23 – Tuesday, September 24

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.
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Post-Tensioned Buildings: Design and Construction

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 and earthquake, diaphragm design, estimate deflections, design for vibration, and good detailing practice. Deepen your understanding of the subject and details of its design procedure.
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Risk Management for Infrastructure: How to Make Informed Decisions for Infrastructure Facilities at Organizational, Program and Project Levels - NEW

1.4 CEUs

The Risk Management Process is mainstreamed into the culture and policies/procedures of many organizations; it has to a large degree been underutilized, misapplied, and often misunderstood by many infrastructure managers and technical specialists. The focus of this two-day workshop will enhance participants’ knowledge and confidence in the effective use of risk management principles and tools to better manage their respective roles and responsibilities to manage risks associated with infrastructure.
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Site-Specific Seismic Hazard Analysis and Design Ground Motions - NEW

1.6 CEUs

Specification of design ground motions and their parameters is one of the most challenging tasks in earthquake engineering. Seismic hazard analysis can be done deterministically. Nevertheless, because of uncertainties in earthquake size, location, and time of occurrence, the approach is undertaken probabilistically. Site-specific seismic hazard analyses involve evaluation of ground motion parameters at a particular site. This seminar will cover seismicity and characteristics of earthquakes, site-specific seismic hazard analysis, earthquake rock design ground motions, ground response analyses, liquefaction of soils, and seismic slope stability.
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Wind Loads for Buildings and Other Structures Using ASCE 7-16

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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Thursday, September 26 – Friday, September 27

Construction Administration for Engineers

1.6 CEUs

This seminar offers practical claims avoidance skills and strategies for engineers, project managers, and contract administrators, as well as supervisory and field-management personnel. Discussions focus on resident project representatives, interactions among all parties, and problems that must be resolved. We analyze construction processes including responsibilities and authorities, specifications, risk allocation, documentation, preconstruction and construction operations, scheduling, payments, changes, and disputes.
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Ground Improvement Methods: Selection, Design, Construction, and Monitoring/Inspection

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 more than 50 different ground improvement methods from which you can choose.
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Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers

1.4 CEUs

This seminar will present the basics of pumping system design and specification for civil engineers. It will emphasize the application of pumping systems in municipal water and wastewater systems. Topics to be covered include: pump and system hydraulics; centrifugal pump selection; interpretation of manufacturer’s pump head-capacity curves; types of pumping stations; series and parallel operation; variable speed systems; friction losses in sludge pumping; wet well design; specifying of pumps; shop drawing review considerations; and some common pump-operating problems.
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Seismic Loads for Buildings and Other Structures Using ASCE 7-16

1.4 CEUs

When designing buildings and other structures in accordance with the ASCE/SEI 7-17 Minimum Design Loads of Buildings and Other Structures, some considerations of seismic-resistant design are required for most building structures in the United States. This seminar will focus on the main lateral-force-resisting systems in building structures, while providing some coverage for nonstructural components and for nonbuilding structures. A brief overview is also provided for analysis of structures with seismic-isolation systems or passive energy systems.
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Water Hammer in Transmission and Distribution Systems

1.4 CEUs

This seminar will address liquid transient flow problems with a particular emphasis on wave propagation. Care will be given to concepts that distinguish normal unsteady flow events from more rapid undesirable events. Numerical modeling techniques will be developed and demonstrated by solving practical problems encountered in water supply, sewerage and stormwater transmission, power, and oil industries. Lectures, real-life examples, demonstrations, and problem solving will make up the format of the seminar.
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