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September 25, 2014 - Practical Machine Foundation Design

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It is often the case in foundation design that understanding of machine, foundation and soil data can be lacking. Machine data is often used at the foundation design stage without proper awareness of its concepts. Better communication between foundation designer and machine manufacturer can serve to improve the foundation performance and thus machine performance; which can go some way to rectify this problem. Therefore it is imperative that those involved in the foundation design process completely understand all the relevant constraints.

Sept 23, 2014 - A Quick Guide to Communicating Effectively in your Technical Career 

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With Dr Syd Scott

What is holding back your career? Are their difficult conversations you have been avoiding? Learn a basic model that will support you getting the results you want in this complementary 1 hour webinar.

Engineers and scientists need to communicate effectively to lead and work in increasingly complex and diverse projects and workplaces. With global/multicultural partners, increased specialization, and constant technological developments and change, engineers and scientists are constantly challenged to effectively impact and lead their teams.

Sept 16, 2014 - Helical Piles in Practice

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With Dr Gamal Abdelaziz P.Eng

Helical foundation systems offer a versatile replacement of conventional deep foundations solutions. The most important differences between the helical foundations and the conventional foundation types are mainly in method of construction. Helical piles need much less construction time and could be used or loaded immediately. Helical piles could be used where conventional deep foundation cannot. Underpinning is the best example of these unique differences.
July 21, 2014 1 Hour Introduction to the SWAT Workshops (Introduction and Advanced) (Soil & Water Assessment Tool)
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with Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan

R. Srinivasan, Ph.D. is a professor at Texas A&M University and director of the Spatial Sciences Laboratory at Texas A&M. He has become known and respected throughout the world for his developmental work with spatial sciences and computer-based modeling, especially the Soil and Water Assessment Tool or SWAT model. His research and its applications have contributed to long-lasting changes in natural resource assessments and development of management system options, currently being used in more than 90 countries.

Nearly half of Canada’s coal production is mined in the province of Alberta, not to mention other adjacent provinces, SWAT can be very useful to watershed managers, in assessing soil erosion prevention control, and non-point source pollution control in Alberta watersheds as well as others.

Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) simulation model was developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Grassland, Soil and Water Research Lab in Temple Texas. The model was developed for the purpose of assisting water resource and water quality managers simulate the qualityand quantity of surface and ground water and predict the environmental impact of land use, land management practices, and climate change.

Users for this model would be Environment Canada, Provincial Energy Companies, Government (example: Alberta Environment assessment agency), and local consulting firms , and Universities. 



April 22, 2014 - Overview of the PMP Designation & Earned Value Analysis

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This session will provide an overview of the PMP designation as well as an introduction to Earned Value Analysis.

Earned Value Analysis is a project controls technique that offers a method of project performance measurement. It provides an enhancement over traditional progress measures, such as variance and trend analysis, by measuring“work in progress” to indicate the work to be competed. Earned Value goes further and examines actual progress accomplishments. This tool gives key stakeholders greater insight into potential risk areas that need to be managed. This allows project managers to create risk mitigation plans based on actual cost, schedule and technical progress of the work. It is an “early warning” project management tool that enables PM's to identify and control issues before they affect the project. It allows for projects to be managed more effectively on time and on budget. Earned Value Management System is not a specific system or tool set, but rather, a set of guidelines that guide a company’s management control system.


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 April 17, 2014 - Becoming a Certified Management Consultant (CMC)

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In a profession with few objective benchmarks there is only one unquestioned credential: the CMC designation. Those few who earn the right to call themselves Certified Management Consultants have attained what others aspire to - a higher level of management consulting.

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