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Technical Sessions - March 2019

MORNING SESSION @ 11:00 AM Topic: Performace Measurement as Applied to Sustainability Speakers: Dr. Valerie Shoup, Danny Helm, and Erik Gonzalez Dr. Valerie Shoup Dr. Valerie A. Shoup is President of Heritage Institute of Sustainability headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Shoup earned her bac...

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Technical Sessions - February 2019

MORNING SESSION @ 11:00 AM Topic: Pavement Design with Geogrids Speakers: Blake Wilson Blake Wilson is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he received his degree in Construction Science. Upon graduating he spent several years working in commercial construction before joining Tensar in...

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Technical Sessions - January 2019

MORNING SESSION @ 11:00 AM Topic: Innovative instrumentation for construction control Speakers: Paul Thurlow Paul has had 33 years of broad geotechnical, instrumentation and monitoring experience as a contractor. Working on compensation grouting projects for tunnel projects in London in the ea...

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Technical Sessions - November 2018

MORNING SESSION @ 11:00 AM Topic: Mechanistic Pavement Foundation Construction Quality Assurance and Process Control Speakers: Pavana Vennapusa, Ph.D., P.E. (TX, IA, NM, AZ) Dr. Vennapusa is currently the Lead Engineer for Ingios Geotechnics, Inc., which develops a complimentary set of measurem...

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Technical Sessions - October 2018

MORNING SESSION @ 11:00 AM Topic: The Challenge of Urban Flooding Speakers: Steve Eubanks, P.E., CFM Mr. Eubanks is Senior Project Manager for the City of Fort Worth and has worked in several positions in the City’s Stormwater program since 1999. He has overseen new development review, c...

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Technical Sessions - September 2018

MORNING SESSION @ 11:00 AM Topic: Fifteen Years of Professional Geoscience and P.G. Licensure in Texas – History, Status and Future Speakers: Y. Lynn Clark, P.G. Mr. Clark is co-founder and principal geoscientist of LCA Environmental, Inc., a past member and chairman of the Texas Board of P...

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Technical Sessions - August 2018

MORNING SESSION @ 11:00 AM (GEO-INSTITUE) Topic: Evolution of Earth Retention Systems Speakers: Chris Robertson & DoHyun Kim, P.E.Mr. Robertson is the Vice President of Business Development for Oscar Orduno, Inc. and is responsible for coordination of the preconstruction team and the pursuit o...

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Technical Sessions - July 2018

TDI TECHNICAL SESSION @ 9:00 AM Topic: SH 161 Peak Hour Lane Before-After Study; I-30/SH360 Interchange Project Update Speaker: Jason Crawford, P.E. Mr. Crawford is the Division Head for the Research & Implementation Division of the Transportation Operations Group overseeing the Arlington,...

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Technical Sessions - June 2018

MORNING SESSION @ 11:00 AM Topic: Foundation Retrofit of Three Structures Utilizing Micropiles Speaker: John H. Edens, P.E. John has spent 29 years in the geo-structural design-build construction business working for both contractors and consultants, including Nicholson, Bauer, Clark Construct...

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Technical Sessions - May 2018

MORNING SESSION @ 11:00 AM Topic: Life Cycle Assessment Performed on PVC Water and Sewer Speaker: Jay Parvez Jay Parvez is a Graduate Engineer for Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association in the Dallas Corporate office. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana S...

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