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2019 SEAoAL 9th Annual Conference & Expo

  • August 29, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Pelham Civic Center; 500 Amhitheater Road, Pelham, AL 35124


  • Includes exhibitor space, recognition in newsletter, and 2 company representatives. Additional attendees are $50.00 each
    & attendees requiring PDH's are $130.00.
  • Includes company recognition on snack bar.
  • Company recognition on coffee bar.
  • Includes logo on all print material, social media shout-out, website recognition, 1 attendee with PDH certificate & recognition at the event.

    (Exhibitor booth not included)
  • Includes logo on all print material, website recognition, social media shout-out, exhibitor booth, & 4 attendees.

Registration is closed

SEAoAL 9th Annual State Conference & Expo


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Total of 6 PDHs (accepted in AL & FL)

8:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast in the EXPO. Registration sponsored by MITEK

8:30 a.m. — 9:30 a.m. Seismic Equations of ASCE 7 - Explanation and Dissection, Thomas Heausler, P.E., SE

9:30 a.m. — 9:45 a.m. Morning Break and EXPO

9:45 a.m. — 10:45a.m. Sample Calculations of Low Seismic Building Design, Thomas Heausler, P.E., SE

10:45 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. Morning Break and EXPO

11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. The Most Common Errors in Seismic Design, Thomas Heausler, P.E., SE

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Lunch

1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Shoring Walls - An overview of the various types of shoring walls and a discussion of when to use each type. Case histories of various shoring wall projects. Lance Kitchens, P.E.

2:00 p.m.—2:15 p.m. Afternoon Break and Expo with Door Prizes

2:15 p.m.—3:15 p.m. Micropiles - An overview of the various types of micropiles and a discussion of when to use each type.  Case studies of various micropile projects. Lance Kitchens, P.E.

3:15 p.m.—3:30 p.m. Final Break & EXPO with Door Prizes

3:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m. Drilled Shafts - The use of load testing as a value engineering tool. Case histories of various drilled shaft projects. A review of typical specifications and common mistakes that are noted from a contractor’s perspective. Roundtable discussion Lance Kitchens, P.E.

Thomas Heausler, PE, SE— Mr. Heausler provides senior review, guidance, mentoring and design for challenging and complex structural engineering tasks by applying his 38 years of structural engineering experience.  Since 2006, Mr. Heausler has been a voting member of the ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings, the document which is adopted by reference to the International Building Code.  Mr. Heausler is Chair of the NCSEA Seismic Code Advisory Committee.

Mr. Heausler has spoken at professional conferences including the Annual meetings of NCSEA, ASCE, SEAOC, SEAKM and EERI and various national webinars.  He is co-founder of SEAKM (Structural Engineers Association of Kansas and Missouri). He has written numerous technical articles for Structure Magazine.  He has performed as a grader for the NCEES National Structural Engineering 16 hour exam.  He has taught structural analysis and earthquake engineering at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Mr. Heausler is licensed in 25 States, including Structural Licensure in California and Illinois and Professional Licensure in the Gulf Coast states Texas through Florida.

Lance Kitchens, PE — Lance received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Auburn University in 1993. He is a registered Professional Engineer in 15 states. He has practiced in the foundation industry for the past 19 years where he focuses on design-build solutions for drilled shafts, micropiles, anchored earth retention, and other related systems.  Lance is an owner of Russo Corporation based in Birmingham, Alabama and is the immediate Past-President of ADSC-The International Association of Foundation Drilling. 

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