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SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
4:00 PM (1.0 PDH) Contracts You Can't Change: Managing Risk in Contracts with Local Governments
5:30 PM (1.0 PDH) Mix Designs, The Book vs. The Real World

Hess Club
5430 Westheimer
Houston, Texas 77056
(Business casual dress code)

Your reservations are appreciated. Please click here to make your reservation(s) online. If you are unable to register online, please contact Vicky Bonds at Geotech Engineering and Testing, Tel: 713-699-4000 at least 24 hours before the meeting.

Continuing Education Certificates will be provided at the end of the meeting(s) for attendees that are current members and who have preregistered. However for Ethics Workshops, nonmembers who have preregistered will also be given Continuing Education Certificates at the close of the workshop provided a payment of $25 is received (pay at the door).

This technical program is complimentary to you thanks in part to our Room Sponsors:

Nelson Construction and Foundation Repair
Ram Jack
VoidForm Products, Inc.

4:00 PM (1.0 PDH)

Title : Contracts You Can't Change: Managing Risk in Contracts with Local Governments

Speaker : Kenton Andrews w/ Andrews Myers

BIO : Kenton Andrews is Senior Counsel and Construction Lawyer with Andrews Myers PC, a Texas-based business law firm. Mr. Andrews practice focuses on dispute resolution, contract negotiation and litigation of construction related issues. He has significant experience representing clients interests dealing with commercial, industrial and government projects including procurement issues, bid protests and administrative appeals in the public sector. He has worked with many general contractor clients to help protect their contractual rights and interests during an "on the job" dispute with the project's owner. In addition to his construction practice, Kenton also routinely represents clients interests in other commercial related disputes arising from company agreements, employment issues, and real estate transactions. Mr. Andrews is a 2005 graduate of University of Tennessee at Knoxville and received his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas. He has been voted Voted a "Texas Rising Star", as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Texas Monthly, 2015 to Present.

ABSTRACT : Contracts cannot always be changed, but they can be managed to limit the risk of unfavorable provisions. Learn what you can do from the office and in the field to help your company

5:30 PM (1.0 PDH)

Title : Mix Designs, The Book vs. The Real World

Speaker : Will Squyres w/ Paradigm Consultants

BIO : Mr. William W. Squyres has over 15 years combined experience in Quality Control, Technical Services, Materials Testing, Diagnostics and Forensics. He has developed and managed quality control and technical services programs for material suppliers throughout Texas and continues to provide consulting services in the industry. Mr. Squyres has performed and directed: testing of concrete and other construction materials; forensic investigation of construction failure, distress, damage, and degradation; litigation support and expert witness; has prepared remedial design drawings and specifications, has monitored and reviewed rehabilitation construction activities, and materials; and construction quality control and quality assurance programs. Throughout his career, Mr. Squyres has performed testing, field monitoring, inspection, and engineering evaluation of concrete structural elements, piers, piles, footings, slabs, mats, columns, walls, pavements, runways; earthwork - fill control, compaction, stabilization, proof-rolling; steel structural elements and connections.

ABSTRACT : Considering all the requirements of a mix design, workability, durability, finish-ability, and end use, while exploring the relationship and differences between the ACI 211 method of proportioning mix designs and the absolute volume method.



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