INNOVATION July-August 2015

APEGBC Professional Development Seminars Personal Investment. Professional Commitment.

Foundation Design August 19 – 21, 2015 – Vancouver, BC

Call for Presenters Are you an expert in your field who would like to contribute to the future of engineering and geoscience? APEGBC is actively seeking members to present on a variety of topics. For more information, please visit APEGBC Online Learning Centre The Online Learning Centre features audio recordings of previously held APEGBC seminars, synchronized with PowerPoint. New sessions will be added throughout the year. Visit Offerings/Online-and-Distance-Education for a complete listing of sessions available. Great leaders build confident, self-sufficient teams. Does your team get your best? Are they challenged, inspired, and supported by your leadership style? A core compe- tency of leadership is coaching. In fact, modern coaching is becoming the management style of choice. The coach approach is powerful because it seeks to communicate in a way that is respectful, clear and action-oriented, while at the same time engages others in their own strengths and abilities. In this seminar participants will learn the core principles of coaching and how to engage in more power- ful conversations that lead to inspired action. ticipants will be prepared to successfully write the Microsoft Office Specialist Expert Exam. Expert Witness September 22, 2015 – Vancouver, BC and via Webinar As a professional engineer or geoscientist, at some point in your career youmay be asked towrite an expert report or testify as an expert at a trial. Are you fully aware of what will be expected fromyou? Instructed by Beth Allard, expert litiga- tor in engineering and construction issues, this seminar will discuss the factors to consider before agreeing to deliver expert witness testimony, as well as examine the benefits and risks of doing so. Key concepts such as independence, impartiality, conflict of interest, and confidentiality will be discussed. Modeling of Bridges for Linear and Nonlinear Seismic Analyses September 24 & 25, 2015 – Vancouver, BC The main purpose of seismic analysis is to give engineers the necessary tools to estimate forces that can be applied to bridges and understand how they respond to earthquake ground motion. This course provides the concepts of modelling of short and medium span bridges for linear and non-linear seismic analyses and emphasizes the important factors that control their seismic response such as effective weight, stiffness and damping. The application of modelling for seismic analysis of bridge structures is illustrated through practical examples of bridges with different geometry and configuration. Core Principles of Coaching September 30, 2015 –Webinar

of sediment transport engineering in such fields as river engineering, coastal structures, bridge pier design, dam design, stormwater management, and hydropower plants. Building Condition Assessment Fundamentals September 14 & 15, 2015 – Vancouver, BC Engineers are often engaged by owners to conduct assess- ments of buildings and structures.This intense one-day seminar will provide engineers with a good fundamental understanding of the steps required to conduct a building condition assessment, including methods of evaluation and reporting.This seminar is designed for engineers, architects, or technologists working in the field of building science. It is specifically intended for professionals who must deal with the assessment of existing residential, commercial, or institutional structures, and the preparation of contingency This engaging and interactive workshop is designed to provide a set of tools and resources to incorporate effective communication skills into the workplace. Participants have an opportunity to practice their new skills and receive specific feedback to enhance their speaking, listening, non- verbal and email communications within the workplace. Participants will walk away with six keys to effective communication in the workplace. Effective Risk Management Tools and Techniques September 18, 2015 – Vancouver, BC This course explains the risk management process for a typical construction project from risk planning and assumptions analysis stage to risk monitoring and control. The course covers the following risk management processes: risk planning, risk identification, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis techniques, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control. This is an interactive workshop that enables participants to identify their risk behavior and tolerance, address project stakeholders’issues, realize the components of a typical risk management plan, prepare a proper risk breakdown structure to identify project risks, assess and prioritize risks using state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative risk management techniques, prepare a proper risk register to respond to risks and benefit from project opportunities, and develop proper risk monitoring and control strategies during the project construction stage. Microsoft Excel Expert Training for Engineers and Geoscientists September 21, 2015 – Vancouver, BC Learn to manage data through databases and pivot tables that will simplify complex reporting and tracking require- ments for projects. Also learn advance functions and tools like Goal Seek and creating Scenarios useful for providing variations on quotes.This course maps to the Microsoft MOS Expert Exam. After reviewing all topics in the manual, par- plans based on those assessments. Workplace Communication September 17, 2015 – Burnaby, BC

This course is a comprehensive foundation engineering course dealing with shallow foundations, deep founda- tions, retaining structures, and excavations. An emphasis will be on the analytical methods and the problem-solving aspects as related to shallow and deep foundations. This course provides the participants with an opportunity to apply the design procedures to“real life”challenging foundation design projects. Microsoft Project Training for Engineers and Geoscientists September 1 & 2, 2015 – Vancouver, BC Microsoft Project is a powerful course that will show you how to plan projects and incorporate a variety of resources, materials and costs. Learn how to monitor and report on projects.This two-day workshop will give you a compre- hensive understanding of Microsoft Project using a practical approach to project management. During the course, attendees will participate in various hands-on exercises, and develop confidence in creating and managing single as well as multiple projects. It will provide the skills to effectively track and analyze projects with a better understanding of the schedule and impact of changes. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering September 2 – 4, 2015 – Vancouver, BC This short course will be of interest to geotechnical engineers, structural engineers, and civil engineers who wish to have a better understanding of geotechnical earthquake engineering and the current state-of-the- art with respect to the seismic analysis and design of structures. All key concepts and terminology will be explained and emphasis will be placed on the practical application of the information provided. Microsoft Excel Core Training for Engineers and Geoscientists September 3, 2015 – Vancouver, BC Learn to use Excel to create budgets, track costs and generate quotes. Learn tools and ideas that will save time and create professional looking proposals and plans. Participants with only a very basic knowledge of Excel will quickly progress to create basic databases, budgets, graphs, reports and the fundamentals of building equations.This course maps to the Microsoft MOS Core Exam. After reviewing all topics in the manual, participants will be prepared to successfully write the Microsoft Office Specialist Core Exam. Sediment Engineering for River and Coastal Projects September 14 & 15, 2015 – Vancouver, BC This course offers fundamentals of sediment engineering for river and coastal projects.The course will cover when and how erosion and sedimentation take place in rivers and coastal regions, how to estimate the magnitude of the sedi- ment transport in river and coastal projects, and applications

For a complete listing of events or for more information, visit or contact APEGBC Professional Development at 604.430.8035 or 1.888.430.8035.

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