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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. Please note that these are not eligible for professional development hours (PDHs). Topics include:

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  • Upcoming webinars

    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.

    Presenters:

    • 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.


    Time Management

    Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
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    At some point, everyone struggles with the concept of time management, and thus, it has launched a whole industry that focuses on providing people with advice on the topic. While many ideas focus on life hacks, efficiency, and priorities; not many sources focus on the concept of task management, planning, tracking, and review. In reality, Time Management should be called Task Management, since you may be managing your time or filling it up with tasks, but are you focusing on prioritizing the correct tasks? During this webinar, we will review the process for how an individual should prioritize tasks to manage their time effectively.  

    Presenter: Kyle Twitchell, P.E., M.ASCE  
    Mr. Twitchell has over 15+  years of experience working on a variety of projects that have included seismic retrofits; medical and healthcare facilities; higher education; government agencies; research facilities; commercial developments; high end single family residential and multi-family residential; tenant improvements; façade design; sculptural and art projects.  His diverse level of experience in complicated structures ranging from large to small has provided him with the ability to work collaboratively with clients towards positive outcomes of his 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. Log in 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

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