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July 2008 Volume 33, Number 7


For further information on these conferences, unless noted otherwise, contact asce Conferences Department, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400; telephone (800) 548-2723 or, from outside the United States, (703) 295-6300; fax (703) 295-6144; e-mail; Web site Dates are subject to change.

Fifth International Engineering and Construction Conference (IECC’5),
August 27–29, 2008, Irvine, California

11th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst,
September 22–26, 2008, Tallahassee, Florida

2008 Architectural Engineering Conference,
September 25–27, 2008, Denver

T&DI Pavement Conference,
October 15–18, 2008, Bellevue, Washington

International Workshop on Frontier Technologies for Infrastructure Engineering (IWFTIE 2008),
October 23–25, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan 

ASCE’s 138th Annual Civil Engineering Conference,
November 6–8, 2008, Pittsburgh

2008 International Low Impact Development Conference,
November 16–19, 2008, Westin Seattle, Seattle


Develop your technical and management skills and earn PDHS/CEUS through ASCE’s program of continuing education. Courses are offered in more than 40 cities across the country. ASCE also offers live Web seminars, on-demand online courses, and courses on DVD and CD. Customized on-site training also can be arranged. To register or to obtain additional information, contact asce’s continuing education department by telephone at (800) 548-2723, by fax at (703) 295-6144, or by e-mail at The Web site is

Comprehensive Site Design Workshop
August 7–8, 2008, Boston

Construction Administration for Engineers
August 7–8, 2008, Portland, Maine

Deep Foundations: Design, Construction, and Quality Control
August 7–8, 2008, Cleveland

Hydraulics and Water Resources
Sediment Transport Analysis Using HEC-RAS (Formerly: HEC-RAS Sediment Transport Analysis Using the Hydrologic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System)
August 6–8, 2008, Atlanta

HEC-HMS Computer Workshop
August 7–8, 2008, San Diego

Pumping Systems Design
August 7–8, 2008, Manchester, New Hampshire

HEC-RAS Computer Workshop for Unsteady Flow
August 20–22, 2008, Boston

Design of Foundations for Dynamic Loads
August 6–8, 2008, San Francisco

Wind and Seismic Retrofit of Buildings
August 14–15, 2008, Portland, Oregon


Hydraulics and Water Resources
HEC-RAS Bridge Hydraulics
August 15, 2008, noon–1 pm (eastern time)

Project Plans: Why and How?
August 1, 2008, noon–1:30 pm (eastern time)

Speaking to Make Good Things Happen: Preparing, Presenting, and Following Up
August 5, 2008, 3–4:30 pm (eastern time)

Five Habits of Highly Successful Marketers
August 13, 2008, noon–1 pm (eastern time)

Facilitating Action-Oriented Meetings
August 20, 2008, 3–4 pm (eastern time)

Design of Wood Diaphragms and Shear Walls
August 6, 2008, noon–1:30 pm (eastern time)

Design of Wood Columns and Wall Studs
August 7, 2008, noon–1:30 pm (eastern time)

Strengthening Wood Beams and Joists
August 12, 2008, noon–1:30 pm (eastern time)

Renovation of Wood Trusses
August 26, 2008, noon–1:30 pm (eastern time)

Deciphering Building Code Provisions for Structural Renovation
August 28, 2008, noon–1 pm (eastern time)

How Transportation Liability Impacts Civil Engineers
August 8, 2008, noon–1:30 pm (eastern time)

Traffic Impact Studies
August 14, 2008, noon–1:30 pm (eastern time)

Sight Distance
August 21, 2008, noon–1:30 pm (eastern time)

Railroad Crossing Safety and Light-Rail Street Operations
August 27, 2008, noon–1:30 pm (eastern time)