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2017 Northwest Arkansas Board welcomes Morehart

Following a vote at the November meeting, the Northwest Branch has elected officers for 2017. Steven Head, PE, M.ASCE (McClelland Consulting Engineers), will take the reins as President following completion of his vice presidential term. Brandon Rush, EI, A.M.ASCE (Springdale Water Utilities) has been promoted from Treasurer to replace Head as VP. Matthew Loos, EI, LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP, A.M.ASCE (Crafton Tull) is the new Treasurer and Zach Morehart, EI (McClelland Consulting Engineers) was voted to be the new Secretary.

Morehart is a 2014 University of Arkansas Department of Civil Engineering graduate. Upon graduation, Zach accepted a position as a Project Engineer at MCE, where he has worked on a variety of projects in the Northwest Arkansas region. Zach has been involved in ASCE since 2010, including participating in student competitions for steel bridge and concrete canoe while at UA.

With the changes, Justin Bland, PE, CFM, M.ASCE, moves into the immediate past president role; an advisory position on the Northwest Branch Board of Directors where he can continue to provide leadership and insight to the current Officers.

Forterra to Host Concrete Pipe Seminar in Fayetteville

Forterra to Host Concrete Pipe Seminar in Fayetteville

Forterra Pipe and Precast is hosting a PDH seminar on concrete pipe at the Fayetteville Town Center on November 15. Forterra is a strong sponsor of NWA ASCE, and the Branch encourages all interested members to attend the seminar.

Seminar Schedule
8:30 - 10:00 "PROPER CULVERT INSTALLATION" - Walt Catlett, P.E. (ACPA)
10:00 - 11:00 "POST INSTALLATION INSPECTION/ACCEPTANCE" - Don Conrad, P.E. (Forterra)
11:00 - 12:00 "BOX CULVERT/3 SIDED RIGID FRAME INSTALLATION" - Walt Catlett, P.E. (ACPA)
12:00 - 1:00 "LUNCH/BREAK"
1:00 - 2:00 "FAILED CULVERT REPLACEMENT PRACTICES" - Walt Catlett, P.E. (ACPA)
2:00 - 3:00 "ETHICS" - Don Conrad, P.E. (Forterra)
3:00 - 3:30 "COURSE SUMMARY/PRACTICAL EXERCISE" - Walt Catlett, P.E. (ACPA)

For more information, call Don Conrad at 504-439-5627 or email don.conrad@forterrabp.com.