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To educate or members, customers, and associated external groups on the proper design, construction, and applications of drilled shafts, and anchored earth retention systems as endorsed by the ADSC. Through these educational programs, we will ensure that the highest quality construction standards and safe operations are maintained while striving to foster and ensure confidence in the continued and future use of these products.
Maintain communications with product committees and our members to understand, promote and support their needs related to educational programs. Make recommendations to the Board of Directors for educational programs that will attract attendees and educate members. Advocate continuous improvement of our educational programs, to create added value for our members.
Education Committee Objectives
- Work with product committees to define the curriculum and plan events for the “201” Advanced Series lectures and workshops
- Work with product committees to develop a format for lunch presentations intended for use by contractor members to reach out to local designers and agencies to educate and promote the products of the ADSC
- Develop a plan for the return of GEO³. Define champions and timelines for the program.
- Work with Chapters and the Task Force to develop and distribute outreach materials to utilize at high schools and trade schools to educate students about the variety of career paths in the drilled foundation industry. Develop and distribute materials suitable for University career fairs to educate students, and encourage consideration of graduate studies in Geotechnical Engineering.
- Work with Chapters to identify an education representative to become more familiar with Chapter educational needs and to gain assistance with the promotion and support of the national education programs in their local Chapter area.
- Develop and present an educational program resulting from the Educational Roundtable series of meetings.
Participation in and attendance of the Education Committee is available to all ADSC members; however, required membership in the committee is as follows:
Chairperson or appointed representative from the AER Committee
Chairperson or appointed representative from the Drilled Shaft Committee
Chairperson or appointed representative from the Micropile Committee
Chairperson or appointed representative from the Safety Committee
For committee membership application or information please email:
The Education Committee meetings occur four times a year at the Annual Meeting, Spring Board Meeting, Summer Meeting, and Fall Board Meeting.