Technical Sessions - August 2017


Topic: Erosion Control Structures in TX: From Design to Construction

Speaker: Marco Invernizzi

Marco Invernizzi

Marco is a professional engineer registered in the EU and has over 10 years of experience in Tunneling Engineering (Conventional and Mechanized Methods), slab on ground, foundation, retaining structures (MSE, gravity and masonry wall), rockfall analysis, soil nailing and slope stability, erosion control and channel lining, flexible pavement design.  Marco expertise includes structural design with fiber reinforced concrete, using different codes and guidelines; design of drill and blast for open pit mines, underground mines, tunnels and caverns; Marco’s tasks vary from design to jobsite project management for projects in US, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Italy.

Marco has over 12 publications in tunnel final lining, reinforced soil slopes, Channel lining, rockfall barriers, foundations and fiber reinforced concrete.



Topic: Why Personal Branding is Essential to Career Success

Speaker:  Brianne Martin, Chief Executive Officer BCM Engineered Solutions

Brianne Martin

A Mechanical Engineer by trade, a leader, and now a business owner Brianne C. Martin is the Chief Engineer Officer and founder of BCM Engineered Solutions. Her consulting firm was founded on her passion to share her talents to help others.

She serves as a coach, a mentor, a resource, an encourager, an empowerment tool which is she's known as 'The People Engineer'. Through personal, professional, and leadership development she gets the best out of people. Brianne helps people realize their fullest potential, helps plan, create goals and milestones, manageable action items to start from scratch to achieve their dreams - whether it be a dream job, career path, leadership role, business ventures, or more.