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  • As an ASCE member, you have free member-only access to live eLearning webinars to enhance your personal and professional knowledge. Topics include:

    •   Engineering technical areas
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    •   Volunteering and mentoring
    •   Professional development
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  • Upcoming webinars

    Guidance for Mentors and Mentees

    Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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    Professionals appreciate giving and receiving support from fellow civil engineers, either by subject area or by experience level. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, this webinar will help attendees understand the benefits and responsibilities of the role of mentor and mentee in a mentoring relationship.

    Presenter: Stuart G.Walesh, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE(Ret.), Dist.M.ASCE  is an independent consultant-author-teacher providing engineering, leadership, management, and education/training services to businesses, government entities, and universities.

    Why Life Insurance? What You Need to Know

    Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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    This webinar will educate members on why life insurance is important, who needs it, what to expect during the application process (and how to fast track it), and how life insurance can help to provide protection in the event of chronic illness.

    Presenter: Denise K. Gibson, RPLU , with over 30 years of insurance industry experience. Denise assists in the design and implementation of new, unique products that meet the specific needs of the national associations that she serves.  She is licensed in all 50 states and Washington, DC for accident and health, life, personal and commercial property, and casualty lines. 

    From the University to Real World Construction Engineering "We don't need to design it, if we don't plan to build it"

    Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
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    This webinar will discuss the impact of project management knowledge gap in professional engineering curricula found in most US university bachelors’ degree programs. Civil engineers need project management skill set to advance from an entry-level design position to construction engineering manager position. The discussion will center on the “big three” construction engineering knowledge areas of cost estimating, scheduling, and contract administration. The speakers will also discuss other required soft skills like negotiating, proposal development, contracting, as well as safety and quality management. Dr. Gransberg will provide the perspective from the heavy civil and transportation sector, while Nils will provide his perspective from the commercial building sector. While the focus is on construction engineering, the discussion will cover the broader requirements for engineering and design project managers, who must not only manage the design process but also furnish oversight during construction.


    • Douglas D. Gransberg, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE , is the president of Gransberg & Associates, Inc., a construction management/project delivery consulting firm. Dr. Gransberg is a retired professor of construction engineering at Iowa State University. Before moving to academia in 1994, he spent over 20 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, Doug led efforts in development and co-authored numerous guides for AASHTO.
    • Nils J.Gransberg works as an owner’s project manager for capital projects worth $1.28 billion at the University of Okla­homa Architectural & Engineering Services campuses. In addition, he teaches as an adjunct in the OU College of Engineering. As a former U.S. Army of Corps Engineer, he managed a full spec­trum of tactical infrastructure and MILCON construction projects.

    Looking for more eLearning Webinars?

    Below are a few webinars that have aired in the past and more can be found on the Past eLearning Webinars page. Login with your ASCE account to access recordings of our past webinars , available 24/7.

    Practical Professional Services Contract Considerations For Engineers

    Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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    This seminar will provide the civil engineer with practical considerations regarding the use of professional services agreement, different forms of agreement, and select key provisions, in addition to tips for negotiating these provisions.
    Presented by: Kevin M. Godbout, Esq.

    Calculating Your Professional Risks: The Fewer Moving Parts, the Better

    Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
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    This webinar is about contract basics for engineers. The webinar will explain the various components of contracts with actual examples from real contracts taken from cases that resulted in litigation or arbitration. Engineers will explore the necessary elements of a contract, the importance of defining the scope of their services, how indemnity clauses and limitation of liability clauses may be used and their consequences, and the implications of insurance requirements in contracts.
    Presenter: Sarah A. Johnson

    When Things Don't Go as Planned: A Study of Civil Engineering Litigation

    Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
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    This webinar will focus on lessons learned from litigation arising from civil engineering issues. It will focus on several cautionary tales in which civil engineers have worked with ambitious owners to resolve challenges only to be brought into litigation when things do not turn out as planned.
    Presenter: Scott C. Powers and Erik R. Hamblin