Texas Chapter Delivers Back-to-Back July Events

The PDCA Texas Chapter held two, major July events in consectutive weeks. To end the month, members gathered for a "Mixer" at Weights and Measures in Houston on the evening of July 28th. In addition to networking and refreshments, attendees were provided with a technical program for industry education on important, geotechnical engineering principles. Brandon Phetteplace, PE (pictured, left) of GRL Engineers, Inc. delivered a short program in which he outlined considerations for load testing and quality control of pile foundations.

Chapter President Brandon Bicknell (pictured, right) of Russell Marine LLC introduced Phetteplace after remarking on PDCA business as it relates to the international organization as well as the local Chapter.

The new, Houston-based group is just month into existence and has since held two networking events, adopted a formal logo, developed a LinkedIn page and launched a quarterly e-newsletter. Membership in the Chapter continues to grow each week. If you are not a member of the PDCA Texas Chapter, you are encouraged to enroll in the group, today. To join, please CLICK HERE to be directed to the enrollment form.

Here are some additional photos from the July 28th "Mixer" at Weights and Measures in Houston.

Photo Credits for "Mixer": Kyrsten Garcia

The week prior to the "Mixer," the PDCA Texas Chapter was one of several partners with JD Fields & Company, Inc., which held The Houston Ports Seminar: Design & Construction of High Modulus Port Marine Geostructures on July 19th at the Fields' local offices. The half-day seminar featuring seven technical presentations from various stakeholders in the industry enabled attendees to earn up to 3.5 PDH's.

Several PDCA members were among the seminar presenters, including Dean Abbondanza and Alwyn McDowall of JD Fields, Temi Kusemiju of Lloyd Engineering, Inc. Adeel Malik and Kyle Plaisance of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and Chris Lowe and Garrett Hogancamp of GeoQuip, Inc.

Scenes from the July 19th seminar:

Photo Credits: JD Fields & Company LinkedIn page

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