Short Courses

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

EnvisionTM Sustainable Infrastructure Credential Training Workshop using the EnvisionTM Rating System
(6.0 PDHs)

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A full-day workshop that will equip participants to take the Envision™ Sustainability Profession (ENV SP) credential exam. Join local and national sustainability leaders to learn how you can incorporate the principles of sustainability into your next civil engineering project. Sustainable planning and design means much more than “green” infrastructure and energy efficiency. This workshop will demonstrate how the Envision™ rating tool can be used to plan for long term resiliency of civil infrastructure against natural hazards and climate change, alternative project delivery methods, optimization of community benefit and other sustainable elements of design and construction. There will be an introduction to the EnvisionTM rating system, and a guided tour of the tool’s sustainability criteria and scoring system. Diverse case studies will demonstrate how the tool rates certain design and construction elements. These examples will illustrate the broad range of sustainable components that can be incorporated into projects.  The Workshop will be presented and led by an ISI-approved trainer, Karen C. Kabbes, P.E., D.WRE, ENV SP, M.ASCE

Member Registration Fee: EB: $395 | ADV: $420 | ONS: $470
Non-Member Registration Fee: EB: $420 | ADV: $445 | ONS: $495

Lifeline Performance - Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami March 2010
(5.0 PDHs)

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

During the 2010 M9.0 Tohoku Japan Earthquake, major cities and towns along the 500 km of coastline from Miyako to Kashima were impacted by the tsunami. Less than 10% of the damage to lifelines observed was from strong shaking of the earthquakes. However, all lifeline facilities and infrastructures within 5 km from the coast sustained various degrees of damage by the tsunami. Many of these facilities and infrastructures closer to the coast were destroyed by tsunami inundation and debris impact. Lifelines recoveries were hindered by massive debris, and access to many areas.

ASCE TCLEE visited the affected areas at three different times - 3 months, 1 year, and 2 years 3 months after the event to study response, recovery, and reconstruction of lifeline infrastructure systems. This workshop will cover physical effects of the earthquake and tsunami, field observation of earthquake and tsunami damage to critical infrastructure systems (including roads and bridges, railway system, airports, marine ports, electric power, natural gas, liquid fuel, telecommunication, water and wastewater system), interdependencies of lifeline systems, response and recovery of lifeline systems, and debris management.

Member Registration Fee: EB: $225 | ADV: $250 | ONS: $300
Non-Member Registration Fee: EB: $250 | ADV: $275 | ONS: $325

LID: Lessons Learned (and Still Learning)
(4.0 PDHs)

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Low Impact Development is the new mantra of stormwater management. Technologies such as bio retention, permeable paving systems, rainwater harvesting, and green roofs are being deployed extensively in many jurisdictions throughout the United States. This workshop provides an overview of the concept and approaches to managing stormwater runoff using LID. This includes consideration for both runoff volume and water quality the approach can provide. Issues of LID suitability are discussed along with site design considerations to help insure project success. From there, a discussion is presented on LID technologies, not only in terms of their design and operation but also an account of what is working and what is not. Recommendations are put forth for bio retention inlet design, pretreatment design, managing media etc., issues found during construction, operations and maintenance are discussed as well. We also take a look at emerging themes of engineered media and high flow rate technology. An overview of permeable paving systems, subsurface infiltration technology, and issues is provided along with some design options.

Member Registration Fee: EB: $195 | ADV: $220 | ONS: $270
Non-Member Registration Fee: EB: $220 | ADV: $245 | ONS: $295

Practical Ethical Challenges for Engineers in Today's World
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

This short course is canceled.

Saturday, October 1

Women in Engineering Workshop
(2.0 PDHs)

1:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Join your female engineer colleagues in an interactive discussion on issues women face in engineering. The workshop kicks off with a presentation on Unconscious Bias by Distinguished Lecture speaker Carolyn Emerson. Then participants will break into small groups to discuss key topics and issues women face in the profession, as well as tips and strategies to address them.  Each group will draft core questions for an expert panel to address, and the session will conclude by identifying actions on the key topics.

Professionally facilitated and highly interactive, this workshop will inform and engage participants on the important issues women face today.

Speaker:  Carolyn J. Emerson, M.Sc., President, Carolyn J. Emerson Consulting
Facilitator:  Susan Hollett, M.Sc., CPF, National Coordinator WinSETT Leadership Program
Panelists:  Gabie Figueroa, A.M.ASCE, Associate, DNA Development; Anne Ellis, Principal, Anne Ellis, LLC; Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, F.SEI, ASCE 2017 President, Gloria Montano, B.S.E.E., M.Ed., F.SWE, SWE FY98 Past President, Director, WinSETT Centre 

Member Registration Fee: EB: $50 | ADV: $65 | ONS: $75
Non-Member Registration Fee: EB: $75 | ADV: $90 | ONS: $100

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