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Join us for Technical Seminars and a Tour, and earn professional development hours (PDHs). Professionals are invited to register for one seminar and lunch with students, or for multiple seminars and lunch with students. The detailed schedule and associated costs are provided below.

4/13/2018
When: Friday, April 13, 2018
Where: Brazos Expo Center
United States
Contact: Mike Sosa
512-910-2202


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If your schedule permits, attend the 2018 ASCE Texas Student Symposium (daily or entire event) to continue interacting with students. Visit the Professional Registration page for details and to view the schedule (including Student Competitions).

 

NOTE: Professional Registration fees (daily or event) do NOT include admittance to technical seminars and the tour. Registration for technical events during the 2018 ASCE Texas Student Symposium must be completed through this webpage.

 

Schedule – Friday, April 13th, 2018

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Morning Session: Best Practices-Simple and Effective Techniques to Manage Your Internal and External Clients, presented by Alfred Rivera, Houston Police Department (1 PDH)

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch with Student Attendees

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Afternoon Session 2: Civil Engineers in Public Service; Including the Public in Infrastructure Design, presented by Carol Ellinger Haddock PE, City of Houston, Director of Public Works (1 PDH)

 

Friday Afternoon

Technical Tour: Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), provided by Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering

 

Cost

Morning Session + Lunch = $25.00

Afternoon Session + Lunch = $25.00

Afternoon Session + Lunch + Technical Tour = $35.00

Both Sessions + Lunch = $35.00

Both Sessions + Lunch + Technical Tour = $45.00

 

Registration fees for technical events during the 2018 ASCE Texas Student Symposium will help support the ASCE Brazos Branch.

 

Descriptions

Morning Session, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Best Practices-Simple and Effective Techniques to Manage Your Internal and External Clients, presented by Alfred Rivera, Houston Police Department (1 PDH)

 

The dilemma. Your client calls and demands that you clarify an issue.  You are working on other projects. What do you do? As an unequipped professional, you will drop everything and help the client. This is a one hour course designed to equip you with the latest practices that could maximize your productivity at work by managing your interruptions and educate your clients that your time is just as valuable as their time. Regardless of your industry, these simple techniques will be beneficial with dealing with your external and internal clients. We will discuss meetings, scheduling, phone and email etiquette pertinent to your work environment. 

Alfred Rivera is a Houston Police Officer with 15 years’ experience in the private sector. Alfred worked for the Hewlett-Packard company and managed large Oil and Gas Accounts for over a decade.  With demanding customers, Officer Rivera had to devise some best practices to manage his Global customers’ expectations.  Officer Rivera is a public speaker, author and blogger.

 

Lunch, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join ASCE Texas Student Symposium Attendees for lunch on Friday. Interact with students from more than 20 universities across Texas and Mexico in a casual setting. Boxed lunches will be provided.

 

Afternoon Session, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Civil Engineers in Public Service; Including the Public in Infrastructure Design, presented by Carol Ellinger Haddock PE, City of Houston, Director of Public Works and Engineering Department (1 PDH)

 

Description coming soon!

 

Carol Ellinger Haddock is the Director of Public Works for the City of Houston. Her specialties include capital projects, water resources planning, stormwater planning, and environmental programming. Carol also serves an ASCE Technical Region Director. She served at many different levels within ASCE, becoming active in the Society since before graduating from Rice University in 1991.

 

Technical Tour, Friday Afternoon, Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), provided by Texas A&M University’s College of Engineering

 

Join professionals and students for a unique opportunity to tour the Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), a joint center between two renowned state agencies, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), each with decades of experience solving engineering, research and transportation issues.

 

The CIR is a state-of-the-art research center that will be the leading source for developing transformative infrastructure solutions. The center will provide the facilities and the multidisciplinary research environments for attracting significant cross-industry and government agency participation, and educating the 21st century workforce needed to build and operate this new infrastructure. The research conducted at the CIR will improve the safety, security, longevity, efficiency, performance, resiliency, financial feasibility and sustainability of our state and nation’s infrastructure. Learn more about the CIR here: https://cir.tamu.edu/

 

Transportation will be provided from the Brazos Expo Center to the CIR and back. Additional details, such as the specific time and meeting location for shuttles will be provided as the event nears.

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