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  • Upcoming eLearning Webinars

    Bluebeam Studio 101

    Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 2:00–3:00 PM Eastern
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by Bluebeam

    Did you know your license of Bluebeam Revu currently gives you access to collaborative cloud space for no additional charge? Bluebeam Studio allows users to utilize cloud-based collaboration in two complementary ways. Bluebeam Studio Projects provides administrative control over all project related files and folders, allowing access to a number of file types on a check-in/check-out basis. Bluebeam Studio Sessions allows for live collaboration over PDF files in real time or on your own time. In this webinar, we'll cover the creation, usage, reporting of sessions and projects. 

    Presenter: Molly Webber and Ashley Hanson, both are Technical Account Managers at Bluebeam, Inc. 

    HDPE: Spotlight on Innovation

    Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by the Alliance for PE Pipe

    The second in a series of webinars that will hold a spotlight on innovation within the HDPE industry. Topics covered will include innovation, fittings, connections, testing at the manufacturing facility and in the field, as well as disinfectants. We will explore innovation in the industry that has led us to become a best practice for many utilities. We will look at the fittings that are available to go with the pipe and we will discuss in detail connections to legacy materials. A feature of this session will address both factory and field testing and we will close with the impact of disinfectants on HDPE.

    Presenters: Alan Ambler and Rusty Reeves, with Core and Main; Richard Kolasa with WL Plastics; Stephen Boros with Pipeline Plastics.
    Moderator: Peter Dyke, Executive Director, Alliance for PE Pipe

    ASCE's Construction Engineering Certificate Now in Blended Delivery Format

    Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 3:00–4:00 PM Eastern
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    The webinar discusses the new blended delivery format rolled out for ASCE’s Construction Engineering Certificate Program. Beginning in January 2021, all six elective courses of the certificate program will be offered in an asynchronous learning format. This would enable working professionals the flexibility they need to structure their continuing professional development around their regular working schedules.

    Additionally, the speaker will provide an overview of the certificate program and how it enables young engineers and their employers to bridge the critical skills gap that exists in the construction industry. During the discussion, the speaker will highlight the fundamental project management skillset in cost estimating, scheduling, construction contracts, and traditional and alternative project delivery methods, that you can gain through this certificate program.

    Presenters: Douglas D. Gransberg, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; and Nils J. Gransberg, M.S., A.M.ASCE

    ASCE's Newest Sustainability and Resilience Resources

    Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern
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    ASCE has created numerous resources for engineers and infrastructure owners to require, develop, and track the performance of sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

    This presentation explores the society’s foundation for sustainable practices, including the Sustainability Roadmap and relevant policy statements. Educational courses, including “Making the Case for Sustainable Infrastructure” and those in the “Sustainable Infrastructure Certificate Program” will be described.

    Guides and manuals of practice will be presented, including the Envision rating system for sustainable infrastructure, the Sustainable Procurement for Infrastructure report, the Objective Resilience Manual of practice, and others.

    Attendees will be able to describe the role and responsibility of engineers in sustainable development, locate and use new resources, and apply sustainable thinking in their projects.

    Presenters: Denise Nelson, P.E., CFM, M.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP, Environmental, The Berkley Group; and serves on the ASCE Committee on Sustainability’s Advocacy and Communications Committee; and Fariborz M. Tehrani, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, PMP, SAP, F.ASCE, Associate Professor, CSU and the Director of ESCSI; and serves on the ASCE Committee on Sustainability, as the Liaison of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute.

    Ask the President Town Halls

    “Ask the President” is a town hall with the ASCE President Jean-Louis Briaud. It’s an opportunity for members to meet with him to ask questions. 

    Upcoming Ask the President: New ASCE code of ethics

    Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 1:00 PM Eastern 
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    Previous Ask the President Recordings

    Date: Monday, March 1, 2021 | Access recording
    In March, President Briaud focused on answering questions about the New ASCE Code of Ethics.

    Date: Monday, February 1, 2021 | Access recording
    In February, President Briaud focused on answering questions about ASCE's institutes, as well as other general questions. 

    Date: January 4, 2021 |  Access recording
    For January, President Briaud focused on answering questions from Region, Section, Branch, and Institute leaders.  

    Date: December 1, 2020 | Access recording
    In December, President Briaud focused on "how ASCE works," including the budget and the business model. He invited members to share ideas with him on strengthening the Society. 

    Date: November 2, 2020 | Access recording
    This was the first monthly "Ask the President" with the 2021 ASCE President Jean-Louis Briaud.


    Recently Recorded Webinars

    How to Prepare Your Business for the Post-COVID Era

    Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by BQE Software

    So much has changed in business computing over the past few years, but the most impactful change happened recently and unexpectedly. The pandemic caught many businesses unprepared, forcing them to make - almost overnight - the technology changes that would quickly become their lifeline during the period of uncertainty that followed.

    Join us in an insightful webinar led by Shafat Qazi, CEO and Founder of BQE Software, as he discusses which new technologies engineering firms must implement to be relevant. Shafat will explain with clear details the ways how these technologies streamline your operations, increases your staff’s efficiency, helps improve your cash flow, and offers so many more benefits to help your firm achieve sustained growth through the post-COVID era.

    Presenter: Shafat Qazi, CEO and Founder, BQE Software

    Excavation Support in Dense Urban Environments

    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by Bentley  

    Subsurface behavior on your mind? Whether Civil, Geotechnical or Structural, safer infrastructure solutions require collaboration and accuracy. Comprehensive solutions for the design and analysis of soils, rocks, and associated structures continue to advance.  

    Join Francisco Diego and Brice Exley as they speak with developers, engineers, and Haley & Aldrich (previously Hart Crowser) for a lively discussion about real-world examples, like safely excavating under Rainier Tower, using innovation coupled with fast and reliable analysis. Let’s share ways that we can dig deeper for safer infrastructure solutions.  

    Presenters: Francisco Diego, P.E., Director of Product Management Geotechnical Analysis at Bentley; and Brice Exley, P.E., Senior Associate Geotechnical Engineer.

    HDPE 301: An Engineer's View

    Date: January 26, 2021  
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by the  Alliance for PE Pipe .   

    An HDPE oriented presentation on system design, pipe behavior, surge calculations, water hammer, C-factor + pipe comparisons, and installation methods. This is the first in a series of three HDPE sessions.    

    By attending this event you will develop a better understanding of how and why HDPE behaves the way it does. You will learn where to go to get more information on specific issues, and began to believe HDPE really does solve for the typical failure mechanisms of legacy systems.

    Speakers: Richard Kolasa, Engineer, WL Plastics; and Edward "Alan" Ambler, Engineer

    ASCE Virtual Press Conference - New Study Estimates Economic Impact of Current Investment Trends in Infrastructure Systems

    Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021     
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    Failure to Act: Economic Impacts of Status Quo Investment Across Infrastructure Systems quantifies how the persistent failure to invest in our aging infrastructure impacts the economy, including GDP, jobs, personal disposable income, and business sales. Over the next 20 years, America’s overdue infrastructure bill will cost the average American household $3,300 a year in disposable income. 

    Speakers: Thomas W. Smith, III, CAE, ENV SP, F.ASCE, Executive Director, ASCE; U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR); and Leon Topalian, CEO, Nucor

    Get Involved in Public Policy | Student Benefit of the Month

    Date: Monday, November 23, 2020
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    As our elected officials and decision-makers grapple with issues like modernizing our infrastructure and improving community resilience, the next generation of civil engineers is needed to weigh in on issues mattering most to the profession and to society. ASCE is working to ensure the next Congress and Administration have the tools and information they need to make strategic investments and create sound infrastructure policy. Attend this session to learn how to develop the skills needed to be a leader in your community and influence infrastructure policy. Learn about plans for the 2021 Infrastructure Report Card and prospects for infrastructure legislation in the next Congress to help you sound informed in internship and job interviews!

    Speakers:

    • Rebecca Shelton, P.E., F.ASCE is Deputy Director of the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources; and serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the Committee on America’s Infrastructure. 
    • Peyton Gibson, EIT, A.M.ASCE is Associate Program Officer, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine and Chair of the Colorado SCE Infrastructure Report Card.
    • Hector J. Colon de La Cruz, EIT, A.M.ASCE is ASCE Puerto Rico Section President and the Chair of the Puerto Rico Infrastructure Report Card.  

    How Road and Highway Infrastructure Construction Firms Rise to the Challenges of Today to Connect the World of Tomorrow

    Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020  
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by   Autodesk Construction Cloud

    Global infrastructure investment is expected to fall short by twenty trillion dollars over the next two decades. And in the next thirty years, the world’s population will grow by two billion people. Innovators in Infrastructure view this as an opportunity. A challenge to find new ways of doing more with less.

    In this webinar, leaders from Autodesk will discuss the rapidly evolving infrastructure construction landscape. From their unique roles working with the top infrastructure construction firms in the world, they will discuss the trends they see in road and highway construction and what leading firms are doing today to connect the world of tomorrow.

    In this webinar, professionals will learn how to:

    • Compete for and win public projects during times of economic uncertainty
    • Evolve safety practices while remaining productive during essential infrastructure construction jobs
    • Break down barriers between design and construction using cloud collaboration and mobile technology solutions

    Presenter: Drew Olsen, P.E., U.S. DOT Sales Executive, Autodesk Construction Services

    Increasing Productivity with BLUEBEAM REVU

    Date:  Thursday, October 8, 2020
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by  Bluebeam

    Unreliable or outdated project information leads to project delays, increased downtime, and costly rework. Utilize Bluebeam Revu to implement smart, dynamic PDFs to manage digital drawings throughout the lifecycle of a project. Standardize these processes using a variety of Revu’s automation tools to increase real-time access to project information and reduce paper costs.

    In this session, you will learn to:

    • Distinguish between raster and vector content and types of text within PDFs
    • Optimize PDFs using a variety of Revu’s document tool
    • Create a navigable drawing set using Revu’s powerful AutoMark and Batch Link features
    • Use Sets, including its Tags and drawing logs features, to create and manage document sets that automatically recognize the latest drawing revisions

    Presenter: Lilian Magallanes, Industry Alliances Manager at Bluebeam, Inc.

    Release of Economic Study on Electricity Infrastructure Investment | GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 
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    The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is releasing a seminal economic study on electricity infrastructure investment at a virtual press event and roundtable conversation on Tuesday, September 1. The report, Failure to Act: The Economic Impact of Current Investment Trends in Electricity Infrastructure, examines investment trends and the changing dynamics in the energy landscape, and provides an objective analysis of how existing investment gaps impact individual households, businesses, and the overall economy.

    Panel participants include:

    • Tom Smith, Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers 
    • Martin Powell, Chief Sustainability Officer, Siemens USA
    • Steven Landau, Economist and Executive Vice-President, EBP-USA  
    • Otto Lynch, P.E., President and CEO, Power Line Systems, Inc.
    • Jim Hoecker, Senior Counsel & Energy Strategist, Husch Blackwell and Former Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

    This webinar is generously underwritten by  Siemens

    Scenario Planning for Epic Disruptions — How to Future-Proof our Infrastructure in an Uncertain World

    Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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    The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring civil engineers and city planners to rapidly adjust plans with less cars on the road, fewer transit trips, new demands on electric and water utilities, capacity constraints on sidewalks and in urban open spaces, all with less revenue. Jerry Buckwalter will offer insights about similar “disruptors” from ASCE’s Future World Vision initiative, which is designed to explore long term trends and potential future scenarios for the built environment in an engaging visual platform.

    In addition, you will hear from local agency leaders, including Dr. Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer at LA Metro and Ted Henifin, P.E., General Manager of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, about how they are planning for the future in an uncertain world, and how COVID-19 may have recently altered those plans.

    Presenter:  Gerald (Jerry) Buckwalter, M.ASCE , Chief Operating and Strategy Officer, ASCE

    Navigating the Maze of Insurance to Protect Your Small Business

    Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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    In operating a small business, it is essential to have adequate insurance solutions for the various types of exposure. By attending this webinar, you will learn about these insurances and why you need them to help protect your business. The information that will be presented will illustrate how to protect firms from financial loss in relation to their business exposure.

    Presenters: Calen Foster, Vice President of Operations at Pearl Insurance 
    Nicholas Herzel, Director of Underwriting at Pearl Insurance

    Save Time and Cut Rework: Bluebeam Revu for Civil Engineering

    Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020 
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    SPONSORED WEBINAR provided by Bluebeam

    Siloed, paper-based workflows lead to missed comments and drawn-out reviews. In this webinar, you’ll discover how “going digital” with Bluebeam® Revu® can help eliminate inefficiencies in your design review. Hear success stories from industry peers who’ve made the leap to digital and learn how Revu leverages the power of data-rich PDFs to help teams like yours save time and money.

    Presenter:  Lilian Magallanes, Community Development Program Manager at Bluebeam, Inc.


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    Previously recorded webinars can be found on the Past eLearning Webinars page. Log in with your ASCE account to access recordings of past webinars , available 24/7.

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