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  • Upcoming eLearning Webinars

    2021 Concrete Canoe Competition Kick-off Webinar

    Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM Eastern Time 
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    The members of the Concrete Canoe Competition Committee will host a Kick-Off meeting with team captains to provide a high-level synopsis of the 2021 Request for Proposal (i.e. Rule) and a Q&A period.

    Increasing Productivity with Bluebeam Revu

    Date:  Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by Bluebeam

    Unreliable or outdated project information leads to project delays, increased downtime, and costly rework. Utilize Bluebeam Revu to implement smart, dynamic PDFs to manage digital drawings throughout the lifecycle of a project. Standardize these processes using a variety of Revu’s automation tools to increase real-time access to project information and reduce paper costs.

    In this session, you will learn to:

    • Distinguish between raster and vector content and types of text within PDFs
    • Optimize PDFs using a variety of Revu’s document tool
    • Create a navigable drawing set using Revu’s powerful AutoMark and Batch Link features
    • Use Sets, including its Tags and drawing logs features, to create and manage document sets that automatically recognize the latest drawing revisions

    Presenter: Lilian Magallanes, Program Manager at Bluebeam, Inc.

    How Road and Highway Infrastructure Construction Firms Rise to the Challenges of Today to Connect the World of Tomorrow

    Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time 
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by  Autodesk Construction Cloud

    Global infrastructure investment is expected to fall short by twenty trillion dollars over the next two decades. And in the next thirty years, the world’s population will grow by two billion people. Innovators in Infrastructure view this as an opportunity. A challenge to find new ways of doing more with less.

    In this webinar, leaders from Autodesk will discuss the rapidly evolving infrastructure construction landscape. From their unique roles working with the top infrastructure construction firms in the world, they will discuss the trends they see in road and highway construction and what leading firms are doing today to connect the world of tomorrow.

    In this webinar, professionals will learn how to:

    • Compete for and win public projects during times of economic uncertainty
    • Evolve safety practices while remaining productive during essential infrastructure construction jobs
    • Break down barriers between design and construction using cloud collaboration and mobile technology solutions

    Presenter: Drew Olsen, P.E., U.S. DOT Sales Executive, Autodesk Construction Services

    Recently Recorded Webinars

    Release of Economic Study on Electricity Infrastructure Investment | GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 
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    The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is releasing a seminal economic study on electricity infrastructure investment at a virtual press event and roundtable conversation on Tuesday, September 1. The report, Failure to Act: The Economic Impact of Current Investment Trends in Electricity Infrastructure, examines investment trends and the changing dynamics in the energy landscape, and provides an objective analysis of how existing investment gaps impact individual households, businesses, and the overall economy.

    Panel participants include:

    • Tom Smith, Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers 
    • Martin Powell, Chief Sustainability Officer, Siemens USA
    • Steven Landau, Economist and Executive Vice-President, EBP-USA  
    • Otto Lynch, P.E., President and CEO, Power Line Systems, Inc.
    • Jim Hoecker, Senior Counsel & Energy Strategist, Husch Blackwell and Former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

    This webinar is generously underwritten by  Siemens

    Scenario Planning for Epic Disruptions — How to Future-Proof our Infrastructure in an Uncertain World

    Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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    The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring civil engineers and city planners to rapidly adjust plans with less cars on the road, fewer transit trips, new demands on electric and water utilities, capacity constraints on sidewalks and in urban open spaces, all with less revenue. Jerry Buckwalter will offer insights about similar “disruptors” from ASCE’s Future World Vision initiative, which is designed to explore long term trends and potential future scenarios for the built environment in an engaging visual platform.

    In addition, you will hear from local agency leaders, including Dr. Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer at LA Metro and Ted Henifin, P.E., General Manager of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, about how they are planning for the future in an uncertain world, and how COVID-19 may have recently altered those plans.

    Presenter:  Gerald (Jerry) Buckwalter, M.ASCE , Chief Operating and Strategy Officer, ASCE

    Navigating the Maze of Insurance to Protect Your Small Business

    Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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    In operating a small business, it is essential to have adequate insurance solutions for the various types of exposure. By attending this webinar, you will learn about these insurances and why you need them to help protect your business. The information that will be presented will illustrate how to protect firms from financial loss in relation to their business exposure.

    Presenters: Calen Foster, Vice President of Operations at Pearl Insurance 
    Nicholas Herzel, Director of Underwriting at Pearl Insurance

    Save Time and Cut Rework: Bluebeam Revu for Civil Engineering

    Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020 
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by Bluebeam

    Siloed, paper-based workflows lead to missed comments and drawn-out reviews. In this webinar, you’ll discover how “going digital” with Bluebeam® Revu® can help eliminate inefficiencies in your design review. Hear success stories from industry peers who’ve made the leap to digital and learn how Revu leverages the power of data-rich PDFs to help teams like yours save time and money.

    Presenter:  Lilian Magallanes, Community Development Program Manager at Bluebeam, Inc.

    Social Media Branding for the Civil Engineer | **Career Booster Series**

    Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020     
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    Social Media is not just likes, shares, and follows! Civil Engineers can use social media to help elevate their work and their careers. In this webinar, we talk about how you can get started on branding yourself on social media as a civil engineer and share the tools you need to get started.

    Presenter:  Anali Martinez Gonzalez, EIT, A.M.ASCE 

    Licensure and its Role in the Civil Engineering Profession — A Panel Discussion

    Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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    Dr. J.P. Mohsen will engage in a discussion on licensure and its role in the civil engineering profession with a panel of practicing engineers, focusing on why civil engineers choose to be licensed, its benefits and how licensure shapes their careers. Panelists will share practical insights from their professional journey to highlight: 

    1. Role of licensure   
      • Competitive job market 
      • Career opportunities
    2. Advice for EITs   
      • Choosing employer and projects
      • Documentation of experience 
      • Reference from a PE familiar for your work  

    Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE  
    J.P. Mohsen, Ph.D., F.ASCE 
    Benjamin D. Fennell, P.E., M.ASCE 
    Jennifer Sloan Ziegler, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE

    The Effect of Industry 4.0 on AEC | **Career Booster Series**

    Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 
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    Many times across large global corporations there becomes a fractured system of digital transformation, especially when each division of the company is servicing different market sectors. Many companies have experienced explosive growth and expansion globally, unfortunately without a comprehensive inclusion of technology. Attend this session to learn how Industry 4.0 is affecting Digital Transformation in AEC and what we can do to create a sustainable environment for continuous evolution.

    Presenter: Amrita Bajwa, Senior Business Analyst, 1901 Group. 

    Pipe and Pipeline, Design, Supply and Investigation | UESI Pipelines Webinar Series

    Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020 
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    UESI Pipelines Webinar Series 2020 highlights ASCE Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award Winners from 2017 through 2020. These experts will be sharing their knowledge and life experiences with over 150 combined years in the pipeline industry. This 4-week series provides an opportunity to learn from them and ask questions in these live webinars.

    In this fourth and final week of the series, George Ruchti, 2020 recipient, shares his knowledge and experience of over half a century in pipeline consulting and pipeline supply. 

    Presenter: George Ruchti, M.ASCE  

    Use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to Improve Design and Performance of Pressure Pipe Renewal | UESI Pipelines Webinar Series

    Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020 
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    UESI Pipelines Webinar Series 2020 highlights ASCE Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award Winners from 2017 through 2020. These experts will be sharing their knowledge and life experiences with over 150 combined years in the pipeline industry. This 4-week series provides an opportunity to learn from them and ask questions in these live webinars.

    This third webinar in the series will delve into the benefit of using FEA to Improve Design and Performance of Pressure Pipe Renewal. Graham Bell, 2019 award recipient, will provide substantive information from this modeling. Dr. Bell’s has an exemplary 35-year career as a researcher, practitioner, and educator, fostering a dynamic evolution of the industry for standard-of-care issues for the condition assessment, rehabilitation, and corrosion control of linear and vertical civil infrastructure.

    Presenter: Graham Bell, Ph.D., P.E., F.NACE, F.ASCE

    Future Possible: Solving the Design Challenges of Mega City 2070

    Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 
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    The coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill, exposing the potential risks of living in mega cities of the future. ASCE’s Future World Vision initiative allows civil engineers to anticipate and mitigate unprecedented events as they design and reimagine the smart and resilient infrastructure of Mega City 2070. Join us for a virtual discussion led by the project’s creators as we dig into the possibilities of the Mega City. 

    After viewing the webinar, please take a moment to complete a very short survey for feedback and an opportunity to volunteer. 

    Lead Presenter: Gerald (Jerry) Buckwalter, M.ASCE , Chief Operating and Strategy Officer, ASCE, and featuring several Future World Vision contributors. 

    Trenchless Pipeline Installation Methods and Available References | UESI Pipelines Webinar Series

    Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 
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    UESI Pipelines Webinar Series 2020 highlights ASCE Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award Winners from 2017 through 2020. These experts will be sharing their knowledge and life experiences with over 150 combined years in the pipeline industry. This 4-week series provides an opportunity to learn from them and ask questions in these live webinars.

    This second week in the series is hosted by the 2017 award recipient, Glenn Boyce. The webinar will provide an introduction of trenchless methods and then discuss in greater detail various ASCE publications and resources available, highlighting some of the major concerns to be aware of when designing and constructing trenchless pipeline installation.

    Presenter: Glenn Boyce, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng, F.ASCE

    HOBAS Pipe USA Now Brings You Non-Circular Solutions!

    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by HOBAS Pipe USA   
    Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020  
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    With more than 10 million feet installed across North America, many engineers are familiar with HOBAS Pipe USA’s centrifugally cast, fiberglass reinforced, polymer mortar (CCFRPM) pipe. Now, they are introducing HOBAS Non‐Circular (NC) pipe into the water and wastewater market. This product line will enable them to serve new and existing customers with more practical solutions when dealing with the rehabilitation of non‐circular sewers.

    HOBAS will manufacture these pipes using technology created by their parent company, Amiblu. HOBAS Pipe USA’s factory will have the capability of manufacturing non‐circular pipes in all common shapes including egg, arch and mouth.

    Gabriel Castelblanco, P.E., M.ASCE , Business Development Manager for HOBAS Pipe USA.  
    John A. Mele , National Business Development Manager for HOBAS Pipe USA. 
    Kimberly Paggioli, P.E., M.ASCE , VP, Marketing and Quality Control for HOBAS Pipe USA and past chair of the environmental committee for the Texas Section of ASCE. 

    Thirty+ Years, Central Arizona Project | UESI Pipelines Webinar Series

    Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 
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    UESI Pipelines Webinar Series 2020 highlights ASCE Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award Winners from 2017 through 2020. These experts will be sharing their knowledge and life experiences with over 150 combined years in the pipeline industry. This 4-week series provides an opportunity to learn from them and ask questions in these live webinars.

    In this first webinar, Randy Randolph, 2018 award recipient, will share his experiences with working with the Bureau of Reclamation and Central Arizona Water Conservation District. Randy will share his passion to understand, examine, rehabilitate and replace the world’s largest prestressed concrete pipe (21-foot diameter). His contributions in defining a successful prestressed pipe monitoring and condition assessment industry which have pioneered approaches commonly utilized today.

    Presenter: Randy Randolph, P.E., M.ASCE

    Management that Works: Transitioning into a Management Role Smoothly | **Career Booster Series**

    Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 
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    There are a number of career options available to an engineering graduate. There is not a right or a wrong option. However, your choice needs to be carefully weighed against your personal strengths and carefully weighed against your limitations and ambitions. Additionally, the transition needs to be timed in such a way that it is smooth, seamless and successful. There are a number of factors that could play into your decision and timing. ASCE President K.N. Gunalan will discuss some of the personality traits, ambitions and timing that will make your transition successful.

    Presenter: K. N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, ASCE President 2020.  Guna's love of civil engineering spans four decades, back to earning his master’s degree at India’s College of Engineering, Guindy (Gwinn-dee). Today, with a doctorate from Texas Tech, Guna is a senior vice president at AECOM in Salt Lake City, Utah, managing large, complex projects around the world.

    We Capture Reality so you can Reinvent it: Using High-Res Imagery to Optimize Every Stage of the Project Lifecycle

    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by  Nearmap    
    Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 
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    In engineering, context is everything. Your clients need regular updates on the progress of your development – with site imagery, not just your say-so. But, how do you do that if you’re thousands of miles away from the site? Furthermore, how do you boost your project productivity and gain a competitive edge?

    Discover how with Nearmap—a high-resolution aerial imagery and location intelligence company, you can see truth on the ground and make smart decisions at each stage of the development cycle.  

    Presenter: Charles Staton, Geospatial Sales Engineer at Nearmap. Charles studied Geography at Virginia Tech with an emphasis in Geospatial Environmental Analysis in undergraduate and graduate school. 

    Waters of the United States (WOTUS) and Professional Practice

    Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020 
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    The jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act turns on the meaning of a simple—but vague—term: “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Courts, EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the regulated community have all struggled over how expansively WOTUS can be interpreted. This presentation briefly discusses the history of how courts and EPA have defined WOTUS, including recent efforts by the Trump administration to rescind and replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule. These regulatory developments, coupled with both ongoing and threatened litigation, will introduce uncertainty and risk for those seeking to build projects and to engage in other activities in what might be jurisdictional waters. This presentation will cover the recently-promulgated Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which seeks to create a new, narrowly drawn definition of WOTUS, as well as how likely challenges to the rule will affect the regulatory landscape over the next several years.

    Drew Silton, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond 
    Natalie Mamerow, Aff. M.ASCE, Senior Manager, ASCE Federal Government Relations 
    Frederick (Fred) Blickle, III, P.E., F.ASCE (Moderator)

    Essential Buildings: US Army Corps of Engineers Assistance With Increasing Hospital Capacity

    Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020  
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    **Webinar #3 in the Civil Engineering & the Coronavirus: Real World Applications - A Coronavirus Series for Students**

    Did you know that civil engineering issues and concepts are on the front lines of the current coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic? Join these civil engineering experts as they explore the intersection of civil engineering and the pandemic that is challenging health systems and upending daily lives around the globe.

    The focus of this webinar: One of the biggest challenges facing the country in the COVID-19 crisis is the anticipated shortage of hospital facilities to treat the critically ill. Enter the US Army Corps of Engineers who is assisting with increasing capacity in existing facilities and converting other buildings into temporary hospitals. Learn from a member of the Construction Branch about the Corps’ mission, and how it took on this mission.

    Presenter: Kenny Simmons, AIA, LEED AP BD+C , is an Architect in the Construction Branch at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, headquarters in Washington, DC.
    Moderator: Danielle Kennedy, EI, A.M.ASCE, is a research civil engineer working at the US Army Engineer Research Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab in Hanover, NH

    Navigating Difficult Conversations: Deliver Your Message With Poise, Empathy and Resolve | **Career Booster Series**

    Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 
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    Communication should be simple but, for a number of reasons, often proves difficult in practice. This webinar will explore how to navigate these difficult moments, particularly in professional settings. It will explore what makes conversations difficult and provide recommendations for approaching them as both the initiator and the receiver. With a little empathy, every difficult conversation can become a step toward positive change.

    Presenter: Jesse Gormley, PE, ENV SP, M.ASCE.

    Transmission of Viruses in Droplets and Aerosols in the Built Environment

    Date: Friday, April 17, 2020  
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    **Webinar #2 in the Civil Engineering & the Coronavirus: Real World Applications - A Coronavirus Series for Students**

    Civil and environmental engineers can contribute to efforts to understand and slow the spread of COVID-19 by applying fundamental knowledge about how aerosols and droplets behave in the built environment. In this webinar, we will explore how viruses are transported through air and what steps we can take to reduce exposure to them.

    Presenter: Linsey Marr, Ph.D. ,  is the Charles P. Lunsford Professor in Engineering at the Charles Edward Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech.

    ASCE Construction Engineering Certificate Program: Bridging the Critical Skills Gap in Construction Industry

    Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
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    Over 50% of all engineers will advance from pure design functions to project management, and all engineers must at some point become involved in construction contract administration. The webinar provides valuable advice for civil engineers in management to improve project performance in a difficult and highly competitive labor market. This discussion will refer attendees to coursework offered as part of the Construction Engineering Certificate Program offered by ASCE.

    Attendees will learn about critical skills and capabilities missing from most undergraduate civil engineering degree programs and how ASCE’s certificate program could address these gaps to be competitive in the current marketplace.

    Douglas D. Gransberg, Ph.D, P.E., M.ASCE
    Nils J. Gransberg, M.S., AC, A.M. ASCE

    Coronavirus & Environmental Engineering Science

    Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020   
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    **Webinar #1 in the Civil Engineering & the Coronavirus: Real World Applications - A Coronavirus Series for Students**  

    The ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease resulting from the emergence of the virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) is a matter of major global concern and threatens to rival consequences from the 1918 to 1919 influenza outbreak. Although this has resulted in a rapid mobilization of resources from the medical and public health communities, there are major roles to play for those of us in environmental engineering and science (EES).

    Presenter: Charles N. Haas, Ph.D., F.ASCE , is the Department Head and LD Betz Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department at Drexel University.

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