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Technical Sessions - February 2020

 

MORNING SESSION @ 11:00 AM

Topic: Klyde Warren Park 2.0 Deck Structure

Speakers: James Brown, PE & Courtney Webb, PE - JACOBS

James Brown, P.E. has been with Jacobs for 12 years, and has 22 years of experience in the planning and design of steel and concrete bridges, retaining walls, stormwater pump stations, design build and other public works projects for TxDOT, City of Dallas and other state DOTs.  He currently serves as the Lead Senior Structural Engineer for the Service Level and Plaza Level bridges supporting the Pavilion Building and the West Lawn bridge structure for the Klyde Warren Park 2.0 project.

James graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1997 and a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering in 2000 and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana and Florida.

Courtney Webb, P.E. has been with Jacobs for 9 years, designing commercial buildings in a variety of industries including healthcare, aviation, mission critical, and education. She has also served as an Assistant Project Manager in the education and aviation industries. She is currently the Project Manager and Structural Engineer for the building portion of the Klyde Warren Park 2.0 project.

Courtney graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BS in Civil Engineering in 2012 and a MS is Structural Engineering in 2013. She is a current MBA candidate at Kellogg School at Northwestern University, expected 2021.

 

 

 


AFTERNOON SESSION @ 1:00 PM

Topic: All About EWB-USA

Speakers: Manuel Calderon, EIT - JACOBS

Manuel Calderon is a passionate E.I.T., leader in his community, and champion for inclusion & diversity. In his current role as a transportation engineer at Jacobs Solutions, he works alongside his team to deliver superior designs to his clients which include TxDOT. Additionally, one of his main passions is STEM outreach and forming powerful synergies with schools and organizations in his community. Furthermore, Manuel leads internal employee networks to empower and leverage Jacobs’ diverse talent.

Manuel also currently has the honor of serving as president of the Engineers Without Borders North Texas Professional chapter. Through this organization he is able to utilize his strong passion for helping others. He is especially passionate about helping communities who don’t have access to basic needs such as potable water and education.