The Summit for AEC Financial Leaders, by AEC Financial Leaders

June 12 – 14, 2022 – Scottsdale, Arizona

BAEC’s mission is to empower Architecture, Engineering, and Construction financial leaders to be better equipped to guide their firms to greater value.  The BAEC Summit will provide practical, focused information ideal for connection, communication, and collaboration between the AEC disciplines.

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UGCS EXPERT + LIDAR PLANNING TOOLS Webinar

April 7, 2021 6 PM (GMT+3)

As LiDAR sensors become more and more popular, the webinar by SPH Engineering will focus on training drone pilots new to UgCS flight planning software on how to effectively plan survey missions for LiDAR. This will include knowledge useful for new as well as intermediate users of UgCS.

The webinar will also cover topics such as flight planning with terrain following and flying with UgCS offline. In addition, the webinar will cover the workflow of how to gather DSM/DTM data and use both datasets to plan safe and efficient magnetic surveys.

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Career Fair for Production Workers

April 2 – Conway, Arkansas

Leading Mass Timber Manufacturer Hiring for New Production Facility

WHAT: Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation, a leading mass timber manufacturer in North America, will host a career fair in search of production workers to join its new manufacturing facility. Successful candidates will possess knowledge in the woodworking industry, including carpentry and timber framing. Knowledge of reading and understanding blueprints is desirable.

Structurlam offers an attractive compensation and benefits packages, as well as opportunity for growth. Interested applicants unable to attend the career fair should submit resumes to hr@structurlam.com. All available job listings may be found at https://www.structurlam.com/careers/job-postings/.

WHO: Structurlam management will be on-site to meet potential candidates and host interviews. 

WHEN: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2

WHERE: 1800 Sturgis Road, Conway, Ark. 72034 

Advantages of FEVE Fluoropolymer Topcoats for New and Existing Bridges – Lunch & Learn

Thursday, April 28, 2022 – Virtual

In this one hour course, we will discuss the ability of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats to resist UV degradation, corrosion and the ill effects of chemical exposure for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges. We will review the real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan, where they are used extensively on bridge infrastructure. We will also compare the life-cycle cost advantages of FEVE coating systems to the costs of other coatings, even though FEVE systems have higher initial costs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats with conventional coating formulations
  • Review the outstanding weathering and corrosion resistance that FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats offer based on accelerated and real time testing
  • Discuss shop and field applications for new construction and maintenance of existing FEVE bridge topcoats
  • Substantiate life cycle cost advantages and environmental benefits of FEVE coatings for bridges

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Methodology for Delineating Wetlands

June 16, 2022 – Virtual

Learn the methods for identifying wetlands from the experts! Using your skills developed from our plant identification and hydric soil courses, this three-day course will introduce you to delineating wetlands using the Federal Interagency Wetland Delineation Manual, which is required for use in New Jersey. Techniques taught will also be applicable to individuals interested in using the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual and the Regional Supplements for the Northcentral-Northeast Region and the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain.

Learn how to recognize key indicators of wetlands (hydrophytic vegetation and other signs of wetland hydrology) and how to use them in combination with hydric soil indicators to follow the delineation methods outlined in the manual. You will apply the procedures and indicators covered in the online class session to perform wetland determinations during two days of field exercises in June.

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Green Stormwater Management

June 14-15, 2022 – Virtual

This online course is designed for landscape architects, engineers, planners, and environmental scientists looking to learn more about the application of green infrastructure stormwater management practices utilized as part of both new development and redevelopment projects. Emphasis is given to “small footprint,” retrofit green infrastructure techniques, which are especially suited for urban environments and managing the runoff responsible for localized nuisance flooding and combined sewer system overflows. Case studies, many of which are American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) award winning projects, are used to exemplify the actual, real-world implementation of green infrastructure techniques. Course presenters include regionally renowned landscape architects.

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Hydric Soils

June 1-2, 2022 – Virtual

Wetland landscapes are characterized and classified by confirmation of the presence of three critical components: evidence of wetland hydrology, a predominance of hydrophytic vegetation, and presence of hydric soils. Typically, hydric soils are found in contemporary wetland ecosystems. Repeated periods of long duration saturation and anaerobic conditions have promoted development of morphological characteristics that distinguish them from soils found in better drained and more terrestrial landscape positions. Therefore, the presence of hydric soils is one of the primary parameters that must be documented in the identification of wetland areas and is a critical component needed to define and delineate wetland boundaries. Therefore, the ability to identify hydric soils and assign one or more of the National Technical Committee for Hydric Soils “Field Indicators of Hydric Soils in the United States” is an essential step in the wetland delineation process.

Through instructor-led online lectures and a virtual field exercise, you will learn the fundamentals of how hydric soils form and how to describe layers encountered in a hydric soil vertical cross section (profile). You will be trained on how to distinguish the nuances of soil color, redoximorphic features, and field estimates of soil texture. You will also be instructed on how to complete the minimum data entries needed to complete a generic wetland delineation data form and, based on the soil description, how to assign appropriate hydric soil indicators.

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Septic Inspections in NJ

May 24-25, 2022 – Virtual

For many homeowners, septic systems are out-of-sight and out-of-mind, but YOU as a professional must convey to them how critical these systems are to their health and safety. In this online course, you will learn the steps and procedures to properly inspect and report on septic systems in New Jersey. The course has been designed to identify the steps of the inspection sequence, as well as to provide information on related science and research on the function of individual system components.

Developed using NJDEP’s septic protocol for system inspections, specific topics will include:

  • The pros/cons and applicability of various test methods
  • Alternative technology systems
  • Report writing essentials and tips

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Restoration Ecology

May 11-12, 2022 – Virtual

This online course is designed for ecologists, engineers, planners, and landscape architects involved in the restoration of damaged river, lake, wetland, and coastal environments.

Drawing heavily upon real-world examples of Restoration Ecology in practice, this class will focus on the multi-disciplined recovery of degraded or impaired ecosystems.

Featured Topics

  • Applications of Green Infrastructure Stormwater Techniques
  • Green Infrastructure and Storm Resiliency
  • Reconnecting Streams to their Floodplains
  • Regulation and Design
  • Removal of Low-head Dams and Culverts
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Stream Daylighting
  • Wetland Banking

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