The American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) has teamed up with the local Tennessee concrete pipe and box culvert producers to bring expert best practices for design and installation of storm water drain, and culvert crossings. In conjunction with the local Chattanooga Branch of ASCE we are providing this online training for Engineers, Inspectors, Contractors, Installers, and Reviewers. Each webinar will contain 2 topics and will be a fun 2 hour long interactive training session with tools and applications to use for future reference.
The fee for each of the 2-hour virtual training sessions is $20 and ALL FUNDS COLLECTED BY THE CHATTANOOGA BRANCH OF ASCE WILL GO TOWARD THEIR SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR 2021! We will provide 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) for each two-hour session you attend.
Speakers: Al Hogan, PE & Michael Kusch
Topics: Ethics & Engineers Reponsibilities
Ethics - The study of professional ethics is more than a hypothetical exercise; it is the very foundation of engineering practice. As engineers, it is our responsibility to understand it, develop it, and live it daily. This class explores the history of professional ethics; the ethical canons upheld by national engineering societies; and the narrow line that separates legal and professional responsibilities. Case studies on real events, including the Challenger disaster, the Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse, and the Florida International University (FIU) foot bridge collapse, bring to life the unethical choices that jeopardized public safety. It is an engineer’s responsibility to put the safety of the public first. Every decision engineers make must support the public’s expectations that they have made ethical choices to ensure their safety.
Engineers Responsibility - Many engineers and specifying agencies design culverts and storm drainage systems without understanding the differences between the rigid and flexible pipe products. In addition, many do not have possession of the appropriate installation standards that provide the details required for proper installation. This training will cover the specific requirements of each standard to provide engineers with the technical information they need to make informed engineering decisions. After completing this program, participants will be able to recognize and demonstrate the differences between rigid and flexible pipe installations referencing both ASTMC1497 and ASTM D2321. Participants will develop a practical understanding of the necessary steps to reduce risks when specifying rigid or flexible pipe.
This is a virtual meeting, you will receive the login information after registration
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