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2017 Annual Conference Itinerary

2017 Annual Conference Itinerary

NABIE Annual Conference

The annual conference is set for February 10-12, 2017 in Orlando.  The conference is being held at the Orlando-Disney Springs Holiday Inn Resort.   Located within the Walt Disney World® Resort, the hotel is just a short walk from everything the Disney Springs™ Area has to offer, as well as several Orlando attractions, Disney Golf courses and shopping.  Below is our itinerary of speakers you can review.   To Register Click Here, fill out the form at the bottom of the page where you will be automatically redirected to payment through PayPal.

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Friday

7:00-8:30

Registration.

Continental Breakfast.

8:30-8:45 a.m. NABIE President’s Remarks.

8:45-10:00 a.m. Keynote Address- NSPE President-Elect Tom Roberts ,P.E.NSPE.
The Importance of Licensure and the Engineering Profession” — Changing the conversation to improve the public’s understanding of engineering as well as discuss the positive impact of engineering on the economy.

10:00-10:15 a.m.
BREAK

10:15-11:30 a.m. Jake Pope Regional Engineering Manager for the Florida Region of Oldcastle Precast.
Oldcastle Precast is a manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more.

11:30-12:30 a.m. LUNCH.

12:45-2:30 p.m. Old Castle Tour.
Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more.   With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Precast is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality and service in cutting edge ways. Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations.  We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family.  Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting individuals work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

3:00 p.m. Return/Break.

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Lee Rigby, Sr. Inspector, ATIS Elevator Inspections.
Providing familiarity and understanding of elevator systems and components; safety requirements; and building code references in IBC Chapter 30.

5:30 p.m.
Meet and Greet

SATURDAY

7:00-8:30 a.m. Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony & Breakfast.
The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering professional, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer.

7:00-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast.

8:30-10:00 a.m. David Harro Sinkholes – Ground Subsidence Investigations.
Sinkholes – ground subsidence investigations and protocols used in Florida. Mr. Harro will be providing an understanding of the geophysical site characterizations; the geological subsurface testing methods and interpretations of geological testing date as it relates to ground subsidence investigations.

10:00-10:30 a.m. BREAK.

10:30am-12:00 a.m. (Theodor Sigman Lecturer)  Jeffery Stone, PhD, CBO – Part I American Grown Timber products.
Dr. Stone is currently a member of the Florida State Building Commission and will be lecturing on the use and benefits of American grown lumber and timber products.

12:00-1:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:00-2:30 p.m. (Theodor Sigman Lecturer)  Jeffery Stone, PhD, CBO – Part II American Grown Timber products.
Dr. Stone is currently a member of the Florida State Building Commission and will be lecturing on the use and benefits of American grown lumber and timber products.

2:30-3:00 p.m. BREAK

3:00-4:30 p.m. Lee Shoemaker -Metal Buildings Inspections.
An overview of existing standards and inspection requirements found in the building code regarding metal building systems. This session will be valuable to those new to the area of metal building inspections and an excellent refresher for those who are already engaged in the practice.

4:00-5:30 p.m. NABIE Business Meeting.

SATURDAY EVENING

6:30 p.m. Hospitality

7:30 p.m. Dinner, Presentations, and Entertainment.

SUNDAY

7:00-8:30 a.m.  Continental breakfast.

8:30-10:00 a.m.  Byron Evetts, P.E.-Concrete Corrosion Control 101
Reinforced Concrete Corrosion Control 101 – concrete is the most abundant construction material on earth.  This session will help provide insight into the four elements which must be present for corrosion to occur.  You will also learn the fundamentals of techniques used to mitigate and control corrosion damage in concrete structures including material selection, coatings, inhibitors, and cathodic protection repair procedures.

10:00-10:30 a.m. BREAK.

10:30am-12:00 p.m. Byron Evetts, P.E.-Building Collapse Rescue Awareness
The Rescue Engineer in a Collapsed Building Environment –  This talk on urban search and rescue is insightful and important to any building inspection engineer. Structural collapse is most of the cause of victims being trapped in buildings and the first responders that are called to emergencies after earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terroist activities, and other events need to know and understand the “multi-hazard” discipline of urban search-and-rescue (US&R).  Mr. Evetts is a specially trained professional engineer who performs various assessments for US&R during incident operations and holds a designation as a Structural Specialist (StS) and he will provide a brief overview of the StS Task Force mission and what you as a skilled lay person could do if called into action.

12:00-12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks.

NOTES : NABIE has petitioned the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) for approval of the NABIE Conference agenda for continuing education credits for the current 2017 – 2019 biennium renewal at its upcoming February 2, 2017 Board Meeting.registration.

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