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USA: ASCE Pipelines 2017 Conference
Aug 6 – Aug 9 all-day

Fly into Phoenix early and earn additional PDHs by participating in Pre-Conference Workshops on Saturday and Sunday. There are six options so there is a topic for everyone.

Saturday, August 5 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Large Diameter Pipeline Forum. This full day workshop is a well-known and highly anticipated workshop for the Pipelines Conference so make sure you register today before the seats fill up – 8 PDHs

Saturday, August 5 | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  • Steel Water Tanks Workshop. This workshop is targeted towards municipality and utility administrators, water tank owners and operators, and specifying engineers – 4 PDHs

Sunday, August 6 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  •  AWWA Manual M11 – Steel Pipe, A Guide for Design and Installation will review changes in the manual and detailed design of steel pipe and appurtenances – 4 PDHs
  • Putting “Grid” at ‘Ground”: Optimized Design of Low Distortion Projects which will provide an overview of map projections and show methods for designing LDPs that perform satisfactorily for large areas or areas that have variable topographic relief – 4 PDHs

Sunday, August 6 |  1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  • Sustainable Design of Pipelines: Guidelines for Achieving Sustainable Pipeline Functionality which will introduce the principals of sustainable planning, design, construction and operation as they specifically pertain to pipeline projects – 4 PDHs
  • Pilot Tube and Other Guided Boring Methods of Manual Practice which will introduce a new ASCE MOP for 2017 – 4 PDHs

You must be registered for the conference in order to register for a workshop

USA: Groundwater Solutions: Innovating to Address Emerging Issues for Groundwater Resources
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day

Be a part of this symposium to identify real solutions to large dilute groundwater plumes, emerging contaminants in groundwater, and other constituents that affect our drinking water supply.

All industrialized nations are confronted with remediation challenges of varying scopes and natures. That, coupled with the daunting undertaking of addressing known and as yet unknown hazards and contaminants, proves challenging for even the most responsible entities. Where can good science, regulation, and practical expectations intersect to serve the public good?

Intended to be comprehensive in approach, this symposium will create a forum where all who work in and serve the groundwater, as well as the drinking water, community can discuss and debate appropriate longer-term solutions for the evaluation and restoration of impacted and compromised groundwater. How will sharing good science and harnessing innovation lead us to develop best practices for short-term situational management when drinking water supplies are affected?

Mexico: World Energy Leaders’ Summit 2017
Sep 12 – Sep 13 all-day

World Energy Leaders’ Summits (WELS) are high-level exclusive events organised by the World Energy Council for the global energy leaders’ community to facilitate on-going dialogue on critical issues affecting the energy sector.

The Mexico City WELS will be co-hosted by Mexico’s Secretaría de Energía (SENER) and participation is by invitation only to Ministers, the Council’s Patron and Global Partner CEOs, officials and selected high-level guests. The agenda will build upon insights gained from the World Energy Council’s on-going studies, including the World Energy Scenarios, and the World Energy Trilemma. The Mexico City WELS will also feature the Trilemma Ministerial Roundtable for the World Energy Council’s Ministerial and Patron CEO community.

World Energy Leaders’ Summits provide an important milestone and build on the Council’s unique ability to convene this powerful energy leaders’ community to address issues and challenges in a targeted regional context, most recently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in October 2015 and at the 23rd World Energy Congress in October 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.

USA: IHEEP 2017 @ Northern Kentucky Convention Center
Sep 24 – Sep 28 all-day
USA: Commercial UAV Expo 2017
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day

Commercial UAV Expo is for a very specific category of UAS users: those using drones for highly technical work in seven vertical industries.

Every day, I speak to professionals integrating or operating UAS for large industrial assets and this is what I’ve found: For them, it’s all about the data, from precise data acquisition, to processing, to deliverables that inform business decisions.

If this rings true for you, there is only one commercial UAS event that will address your questions at the level you need and that’s Commercial UAV Expo.

USA: High Accuracy Mapping with DJI Phantom & Inspire Drones @ The Westgate Resort
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

This colloquium will teach participants how to do mapping with DJI Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones. The lecture will start with an overview of drone mapping and briefly discuss the sweet spots for drone mapping that considers both FAA restrictions as well as the physical capabilities of the Phantom/Inspire drones.   Camera calibration techniques will be presented along with the contribution that calibration makes to overall project accuracy.  The audience will be introduced to new hardware devices and collection techniques that can be used to achieve the centimeters-level positioning necessary to do topographic mapping and differential volumetrics.  The complete data processing workflow from point cloud generation through product creation using elements of GeoCue’s Bring Your Own Drone (BYOD) Mapping Kit will be presented.

Following this colloquium, participants will have a complete understanding of the capabilities of Phantom/Inspire-class drones and the techniques that can be used with these devices to do serious mapping projects.A registration fee of $125 will be required to attend. Lunch will be provided.

Registration is avilable through Commercial UAV Expo conference registration. Use promotional code AIRGON.



USA: Growth & Ownership Strategies Conference 2017 @ The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

This annual conference gathers leaders of successful engineering, environmental consulting and architecture firms throughout the country with the goal of showcasing the most effective strategies for achieving growth, improving profitability, and building real and sustainable value.

Come to learn

Your hosts, Rusk O’Brien Gido+ Partners, along with their partners join together to combine decades of experience advising hundreds of architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms with incomparable expertise and perspective. We’ve brought together an unparalleled faculty of speakers and panelists in order to provide attendees with unique insight, new ideas, and tactical information to help your organization work smarter.

Come to network

This invitation-only event attracts principals, CEOs, COOs and CFOs from A/E firms that not only come to hear the experts, but also leverage the combined knowledge and experience of all participants. The program will include a wide variety of opportunities for networking, including a golf outing at the adjacent Greg Norman designed Tiburón Golf Club, a group fishing charter out of the Port-O-Call Marina, two cocktail receptions, luncheon and breakfast at the fabulous Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort — all of which are included with your registration!

Come to GROW

Whether your firm has 10 employees or a thousand, you cannot afford to miss the ROG Growth & Ownership Strategies Conference.

USA: Structures Congress 2018 @ Fort Worth Convention Center
Apr 19 – Apr 21 all-day

Join us at Structures Congress in Fort Worth, Texas, April 19–21, 2018 to be inspired, connect with leaders in the profession, learn from the experts, and earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Stay an extra day to enjoy the seven primary entertainment districts each offering distinct dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural amenities.