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TECHNICAL PRESENTATION PAPERS

08/10/2016 Killer Contract Clauses
Slides (Size 849KB)

Ben Westcott, Andrews Myers PC
   
08/10/2016

Professional Practices Update/Ethics
Slides (Size 1.7MB)

David Howell, Texas Board of Professional Engineers

   
05/11/2016

Reduction of Soil Swell Through Chemical Stabilization
Slides (Size 4.44MB)

John A Gunter, P.E. Chief Engineer at Terradyne/InTEC (Integrated Engineering and Testing)

   
02/25/2016

Owner's Guide to a Better Foundation
Slides (Size 5.73MB)

To view the current animated version of the presentation online, click here.

Gary Beck, P.E., ECO-Holdings Engineering Services

   
12/09/2015

Edge Cracking in Pavements on Expansive Soils: Causes and Countermeasures
Slides (Size 3.50MB)

Dr. Robert Lytton, Ph.D., P.E. University of Texas at Austin

   
11/11/2015

The New Construction and Maintenance Manual and the New Specification for Post-Tensioned Slab-on-Ground Foundations
Slides (Size 1.91 MB)

Dan Buck, P.E., Suncoast Post Tension

   
10/14/2015 The Current State of Certification of Merit Law in Texas
Slides (Size 1.75 MB)

William E. Morfey, Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C.
   
08/12/2015

Slab of Grade on Shrink Swell Soil: A New Method
Slides (Size 892.16 KB)

Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, Texas A&M University

   
06/10/2015

Seismic Design of Buried Flexible Structures
Slides (Size 6.62 MB)

John. M. Clark, P.E.Clark Engineers

   
01/14/2015

Perimeter Vertical Moisture Barriers for Residential Foundations
Slides (Size 8.35 MB)

Mr. Ken Douglass, P.E., Eric L. Davis Engineering, Inc

   
12/10/2014

Methylene Blue Test of Soil Properities: A Rapid and Accurate Field Test
Slides (Size 3.06 MB)

Dr. Robert Lytton, Ph.D., P.E. University of Texas at Austin and Hakan Sahin. Ph.D; PSI Houston

   
11/12/2014

Specification and Application of Void Spaces Below Concrete Foundations
Slides (Size 3.16 MB)

Greg Carr, P.E., Best Base Foundation Systems

   
09/10/2014

Advancements in Adhesive Anchor Technology HY200 SAFE SET Technology
Slides (Size 2.47MB)

Kacey L. Cortner, Hilti

   
08/13/2014

Professional Practices Update/Ethics (Workshop)
Slides (Size 3.12 MB)

David Howell, P.E. Texas Board of Professional Engineers

   
08/13/2014

The PVI Ver. 3 Design Method for MATHCAD 15
Slides (Size 3.12 MB)

John. M. Clark, P.E.Clark Engineers

   
07/09/2014

Standard of Care for Engineers and Other Professionals Working in Texas
Slides (Size 1.13 MB)

William E. Morfey, Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C.

   
05/14/2014

Design, Manufacture, and Installation Guidelines of Precast Concrete Segmented Piles for Foundation Underpinning
Slides (Size 9.5 KB)

Karl Breckon, P.E.  President,  BEC-LIN Engineering, LLP

   
04/09/2014

Creating Value in Texas Construction Using Lime
Slides (Size 4.57 MB)

Jon Epps, Ph.D., P.E., Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University.

   
10/09/13

Post Tension Slab Design - PTISlab 3.5
Slides (Size 9.68 MB)

Dean R. Reed, P.E., MLAW Engineering

   
12/11/2013

Design of Drilled Shafts in Expansive Soils - Part 2
Slides (Size 1.3 MB)

Dr. Robert Lytton, Ph.D., P.E. University of Texas at Austin

   
12/11/2013

Design of Drilled Shafts in Expansive Soils - Part 2
Slides (Size 269 KB)

Ms. Nicole Wylie, P.E. Forensic Engineering

   
11/13/2013 Forensics - Detective Engineering
Slides (Size 5.0 MB)

David W. Fowler, Ph.D., P.E., University of Texas, Austin

   
07/10/2013

Asphalt Materials, Asphalt Mix Design and Asphalt Plants

Danny Gierhart, P.E. Asphalt Institute

Asphalt Binders (4 MB)

Asphalt Mix Design (2 MB)

Asphalt Plants & Production (3 MB)

   
06/12/2013 Slabtek - A Technological Advantage in Foundation Design
Slides (Size 9.1 MB)

Tony Childress, P.E., Childress Engineering Services

   
05/08/2013

How to use Mathcad to do contour and surface plots for foundations
Slides (Size 2.9 MB)

John M. Clark, P.E., John Milton Clark Engineers, Inc.

   
03/13/2013

Non-Destructive Test Methods for Structural Repair and RehabilitationSlides (Size 7.2 MB)

Jacob Bice, Ph.D., P.E., Walter P Moore

   
12/12/2012

Design of Pavements on Expansive Clay Subgrades - Part 1
Slides (Size 6.1 MB)

Robert Lytton, Ph.D., P.E., Texas A&M University

   
11/14/2012 Concrete Cloth - Changing the Way You Think about Concrete
Slides (Size 6.9 MB)
 
John Paulson,P.E., Consultant to Milliken & Company
   
10/10/2012

2012 Risk Management & Professional Liability Law Seminar
Slides (Size 510 KB)

Marshall Rosenberg, Attorney, Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP

   
09/12/2012

New Developments in Auger Pressure Grouted (APG) Piles
Slides (Size 5.0 MB)

Tracy Brettman, P.E. D. GE, Berkel & Company Contractors

   
08/08/2012

Braced and Shear Wall Requirements int he IRC Building Code
Slides (Size 10.26 MB)

Doug Folker, Hardy Frames

   
07/11/2012 How Wetlands Influence Development
Slides (Size 5.58 MB)
 
John Davidson, Commerical Fishery Reporting Specialist, National Marine Fisheries Service
   
06/13/2012 Steel and Macro Fiber Reinforced Concrete Technology
Slides (Size 7.78 MB)
 
Patrick Greer, Territory Manager for Propex Concrete Solutions (formerly S I Concrete Systems)
   
04/11/2012

Advances in Designing and Monitoring Field Compaction: M-D Relations
Slides (Size 3.21 MB)

Dr. C. Vipulanandan, Ph.D., P.E., University of Houston

   
03/14/2012

Drainage Guidelines
Slides (Size 2.88 MB)

Gerard J. Duhon, P.E., Gerard J. Duhon, P.E.

   
02/08/2012

Roller Compacted Concrete Pavement: Design and Construction
Slides (Size 9.12 MB)

Mr. Matthew Singel, P.E., Cement Council of Texas

   
01/11/2012

General Overview of Stabilization Application
Slides (Size 9.12 MB)

Mr. Don Show, Synteen Technical Fabrics, Inc.

   
12/14/11 Design of Drilled Shafts in Expansive Soils
Slides (Size 3.19 MB)

Dr. Robert Lytton, Ph.D., P.E. University of Texas at Austin
   
11/09/11 Failures: What Can We Learn
Slides (Size 14.89 MB)

David W. Fowler, Ph.D., P.E., UT Texas at Austin
   
10/12/11 Chance Helical Pipe Applications and Design
Slides (Size 1.25 MB)

Josh Lindberg, Helical Concepts, Inc.
   
09/14/11

Advanced Modern and Innovative Technologies used at the Houston Airport Systems
Slides (Size 3.97 MB)

Adil Godiwalla, P.E., Houston Airport Systems

   
09/14/11

Airport Engineering - Workshop
Slides (Size 3.96 MB)

Adil Godiwalla, P.E., Houston Airport Systems

   
08/10/11

Ethics
Slides (Size 529 KB)

David Howell, P.E. Texas Board of Professional Engineers

   
07/13/11

Environmental Geophysical Case Studies in Texas
Slides (Size 9.7 MB)

Mustafa Saribudak, Ph.D., P.G., Environmental Geophysics Associates

   
06/08/11

Differentiation of Water Sources Using Analytical Water Chemistry Data - Slides (Size 3.2 MB)

Differentiation of Water Sources Using Analytical Water Chemistry Data - Paper (Size 395 KB)

John Bryant, Ph.D., P.E., P.G., Bryant Consultants

   
04/13/11

Being an Expert Witness. What You Need to Know - Slides (Size 922 KB)

Karen White, Attorney, Karen L. T. White, P.C.

   
03/09/11

WaffleMat Slab-on-ground Forming System - Slides (Size 10.3MB)

Ken Douglass, Four D Engineering

   
02/16/11

Specifying Underslab Moisture or Gas Barriers - Slides (Size 1.6MB)

Rod Aasheim, Raven Industries

   
01/12/11 The Role of Subbase Support in Concrete Pavement Sustainability - Slides (Size 3.2MB)

Professor Dan G. Zollinger, Ph.D, P.E.,Texas A&M University
   
12/08/10

Effects of Trees on Foundations - Slides (Size 3.7MB)

Robert L. Lytton, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE., Texas A&M University

   
11/10/10

Why Did It Fail? - Slides (Size 1.3 MB)

David W. Fowler, Ph.D., P.E., UT Texas at Austin

Case Study #1 - Slides (Size 4.1 MB)

Ryan Chancey, Ph.D., Nelson Architectural Engineers

   
08/11/10

Test Methods for Evaluating Existing Foundations - Handout (Size 578 KB)

Test Methods for Evaluating Existing Foundations - Slides (Size 2.3 MB)

Al Bustamante, P.E., WIss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

   
07/14/10 Residential Construction Defect Claims in Texas - Out with the New, In with the Old - Slides (Size 772 KB)

William Morfey, Attorney, Zimmerman, Axelrad, Meyer, Stern & Wise, P.C.

   
04/14/10 Introduction to Geopier System - Slides (Size 4.1 MB)

Gerry Kehler, P.E.. Geopier

   
03/10/09

Large Block Gravity Retaining Walls - Slides (Size 4.2 MB)

Jack Bergmann, Redi-Rock International

   
12/09/09 Contrasting Design Approaches for Slab-On-Ground and Raised Floor Foundations on Expansive Soils - Slides (Size 5.1 MB)

Dr. Robert Lytton, Ph.D., P.E. University of Texas at Austin
   
12/09/09

Raised Wood Floor Design & Construction Options - Slides (Size 2.6 MB)

Bruce Cordova, APA

   
11/11/09 Detective Engineering: Causes of Distress in Concrete - Slides (Size 3.8 MB)

Dr. David Fowler, Ph.D., P.E. University of Texas at Austin
09/09/09 Timber Piling Design - Slides (Size 2.7 MB)

Dean Matthews, Dean Matthews Associates
   
08/12/09

Engineering Ethical Issues - Slides (Size 223KB)

Kerry C. Williams, P.E. Chamberlaind, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin

   
06/10/09

Shear Strength of Shallow Soils - Slides (Size 1.0 MB)

Dr. Charles Aubeny, Ph.D., P.E., Texas A&M University

   
06/10/09

Modeling Vegetation (and other) Effects using VOLFLO Software -
Workshop Slides (Size 3.0 MB)

Dean Read, P.E., MLAW/Geostructural Tool Kit

   
05/13/09

Recent Advancements in Reinforced Soil Technologies and Landslide Mitigation using Geosynthetically Confined Soil and Launched Soil Nails  - Slides (Size 15.7 MB) 

Colby Barrett, Soil Nail Launcher, Inc.

   
04/8/09

Design, Installation and Testing of Helical Piles and Anchors - Slides (Size 5.2 MB)

Don Deardorff, Chance Civil Construction

   
03/11/09

Take a Stand on Protecting Residential Foundations - Slides (Size 3.6 MB)

Ray Burgess with Senox Corporation

02/18/09

Sulphur Applications for Civil Engineering Materials - Slides (Size 1.4 MB )

Gary Fitts, P.E., Shell Asphalt Solutions, Shell Oil Products USA

   
01/14/09

Analysis of Four Axial Compression Load Tests on High Capacity Augered Cast-in-Place Piles in the Texas Gulf Coast Soils - Document
(Size 227 KB)

Analysis of Four Axial Compression Load Tests on High Capacity Augered Cast-in-Place Piles in the Texas Gulf Coast Soils - Slides (Size 1.7 MB )

Raghu N. Dass, Ph.D., P.E., of Trinity Soil Investigation Laboratories Inc.

   
12/10/08

How To Use The PTI-3rd Edition To Design Foundations In Houston - Slides
  
Robert Lytton, Ph.D., P.E., Texas A&M University (Size 4.47MB)

John Bryant, Ph.D., P.E., Bryant Consultants, Inc. (Size 7.67 MB)

Dean Read, P.E., MLAW/Geostructural Tool Kit (Size 1.56 MB)

   
11/12/08 Causes and Cures of Cracking in Concrete - Slides (Size 4.03 MB)

David W. Fowler, Ph.D., P.E. with University of Texas
   
10/15/08 Liteblok™ - The Ultimate High Tech Building Block - Slides (Size 3.03 MB)

Neil Rock with Cresco Concrete Products
   
9/10/08 Design Practice for Soil Stabilization in Subsidence Area - Slides (Size 6.63 MB)

Beecroft Shittu, P.E., with City of Houston Airport System
   
7/9/08 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program - Update
 - Slides (Size 2.39 MB)

Denise Sloan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District

   
5/14/08

Coatings and Sealers for Protecting Concrete Facilities - Slides (Size 618 KB)

Dr. C. Vipulanandan, Ph.D., P.E.

   
4/9/08

Which Way Is It Moving? - Guidelines for Diagnosing Heave, Subsidence and Settlement - Document (Size 960 KB)

Which Way Is It Moving? - Guidelines for Diagnosing Heave, Subsidence and Settlement - Slides (Size 2.3 MB)

Ron Kelm, P.E., Forensic Engineers Inc.

   
2/13/08

Asphalt Pavements - Perpetual to Porous - Slides (Size 2.6 MB)

Gary Fitts, P.E., Asphalt Institute

   
1/9/08 Specification and Application of Void Spaces Below Concrete Foundations - Slides (Size 4 MB)

Michael Skoller, P.E., National Structural Engineering, Inc.
   
12/12/07

Design of Structures to Resist the Pressures and Movements of Expansive Soils (Size 3 MB)

Robert Lytton, Ph.D., P.E., Texas A&M University

   
11/14/07

Stabilization of Expansive Soils Using EcSS 3000TM Electrochemical (Size 6 MB)

Russ Scharlin, P.E., Environment Soil Stabilization, LLC.

   
10/10/07

Cement Stabilization to Soils (Size 8 MB)

Matthew Singel, P.E., Cement Council of Texas

   
9/12/07

Recommended Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Inground Swimming Pools in Houston, Texas (Size 155 KB)

David Eastwood, P.E. Geotech Engineering and Testing
   
8/8/07

Guidelines for the Evaluation of Foundation Movement for Residential and Other Low-Rise Buildings - Slides (Size 893 KB)

Lowell Brumley, P.E., TSG Consultants

   
7/11/07

Advanced, Modern and Innovative Technologies used for Asphalt and Concrete Pavement Surface Courses at the Houston Airport System - Slides (Size 5.2 MB)

Adil Godiwalla, P.E., Dept. of Aviation, Houston

   
5/9/2007

Wetland Workshop - Handout (Size 173 KB)

Wetland Workshop -Slides (Size 6.1 MB)

Glenn Weitnecht, U.S Army Corps of Engineers

   
1/10/07

Geosynthetic Subsurface Drainage Systems for Pavements - Slides (Size 9.1 MB)

Gregg W. Williams, Contech Construction Products, Inc.

   
12/13/06

Re-Visitation of Expansive Soils - Slides (Size 4.3 MB)

Robert Lytton, Ph.D., P.E., Texas A&M University

   
8/9/06

Resolving Disputes using Principle-Based Mediation - Slides (Size 833 KB)

David Dorr, JD, PE, Law Offices of David Dorr

   
1/11/06 Guidelines for Evaluating Foundation Performance by Monitoring - Slides (Size 2.7 MB)

Nicole Wylie, Forensic Engineers, Inc.
   
10/10/05

Homebuyer's Guide for Foundation Evaluation - Slides (Size 451 KB)

John Clark, P.E. .President of Clark Engineers, Inc.

   
7/13/05

Slope Stability in Harris County - Slides (Size 2.6 MB)

Ronald Langston, P.E. Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD), Texas

   
5/11/05

Subsurface Void Detection and Sizing for the Houston Area - Slides (Size 8.4 MB)

Todd Allen, Radarview LLC

   
3/16/05 Intelligent Compaction - An Overview - Slides (Size: 2.6 MB)

Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, Texas A & M University

   
12/15/04 Three Dimensional Numerical Simulations of Residential Buildings on Expansive Soils - Slides (Size 3.07 MB)

Dr. Robert L. Lytton, P.E., Dr. Xiong Zhang,
and Dr. Rifat Bulut, all of TAMU Civil Engineering Department in College Station TX
   
11/17/04 Case Studies of Residential Foundation Movements in Southern Houston Area - Document (Size 1.5 MB)

H. Stephen Tien, Ph.D., P.E. and David A. Eastwood, P.E., both of Geotech Engineering and Testing, Houston TX
   
7/21/04

The Role of Suction in the Performance of Clay Fill - Document (Size 1016 KB)

The Role of Suction in the Performance of Clay Fill - Slides (Size 828 KB)

Mr. Ronald R. Reed, P.E. of Reed Engineering Group, Inc.,

   
5/19/2004

Using Slab-on-Ground Elevation Measurements in Residential Foundation Engineering Performance Evaluations - Document (Size 262 KB)

Using Slab-on-Ground Elevation Measurements in Residential Foundation Engineering Performance Evaluations - Slides (Size 92 KB)

R. Michael Gray, P.E., Consultant, Kingwood TX

   

3/24/04

 

Ground Penetrating Radar for Concrete Evaluation Studies - Slides (Size:6405 KB).

Ground Penetrating Radar for Concrete Evaluation Studies - Document (Size 1,274 KB).

Michael Gehrig, Bryant Consultants, Inc.

   
10/15/03

Case Study of Pavement Distress at a Service Station - Document (Size: 1,567 KB)

H. Stephen Tien, Ph.D., Geotech Engineering and Testing

   
8/20/03

Measurement of Soil Suction - Slides (Size: 3,560 KB)

Dr. Boby Lytton, P.E. Dr. Rifat Bulut and Dr. Chuck Aubeny, all of Texas A&M University, Civil Engineering Dept.

   
2/19/03

Foundation Maintenance and Inspection Guide for Residential and Other Low Rise Buildings- Slides (Size: 1,935 KB)

James Austin., P.E., James Austin Engineers, Inc.

   
8/21/02

Shallow Slope Failures and Suction from Vegetation - Slides (Size: 1,025 KB)

Dr. Robert L. Lytton, TAMU Civil Engineering Professor; and Dr. Chuck Aubeny, TAMU Engineering Professor

   
6/19/02

Criteria for the Inspection of and the Assessment of Residential Slab-on-Ground Foundations - Document (Original Presentation Paper dated 19 June, 2002 - Size: 869 KB)

Criteria for the Inspection of and the Assessment of Residential Slab-on-Ground Foundations - Document (Revision A Presentation Paper dated 13 April, 2003 - Size: 767 KB)

Don E. Lenert, P.E. Member, Lenert Engineers, Inc.

   
3/20/02

Foundations on Shrinking and Swelling Soils (Prediction of Movement, Construction Issues) - Slides  (Size: 667 KB)

Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, Sangho Moonn and Xiong Zhang, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Texas A & M University

   
11/14/01

Settlement of Foundations on Expansive Clays due to Moisture Demand of Trees - Document (Size: 1,689 KB)

Ken Tand, P.E., Kenneth E. Tand & Associates

   
8/15/01

Methods to Aid Structural and Geotechnical Engineers in Designing Slab-on-grade - Slides (Size: 3,929 KB)

Dr. Robert L. Lytton, TAMU Civil Engineering Professor and Rifat Bulut, TAMU Civil Engineering Student

   
8/15/01

Laboratory Demonstration of the Suction Measurement by the Filter Paper Method - Slides (Size:1.26 MB)

Dr. Robert L. Lytton, TAMU Civil Engineering Professor and Rifat Bulut, TAMU Civil Engineering Student

   
8/15/01

Finite Element Method Analysis of Slabs on Elastic Half Space Expansive Soil Foundations (Size: 5,476 KB)

Rifat Bulut, TAMU Civil Engineering Student

(This paper formed the basis for the Methods to Aid Structural and Geotechnical Engineers in Designing Slab-on-grade. Slides

   
6/20/01

State of Practice of Geotechnical Engineering Design of Custom Homes in the Houston Area between 1990 and 2001 - Document (Size: 182 KB)

David Eastwood, P.E., Member, Geotech Engineering & Testing

   
2/21/01

Carton Forms - Document (Size: 2.31 MB)

David Isbell, P.E.

 

 

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