JANUARY 15-18, 2019

This program focuses on teaching Superintendents the skill needed for success in the drilled shaft, micropile, and anchored earth retention industries. The three-day course will enhance your employee’s ability to perform at a higher level.

SuperT is designed to develop the Superintendent’s ability to confidently perform at a higher level of excellence, broaden the attendee’s knowledge of drilled shaft and micropile/anchored earth retention system, and enhance communication, leadership, and managerial skills.

SuperT offers two tracks specific to your company’s line of work; drilled shafts and anchored earth retention/micropiles, both with industry leading experts providing coursework.

DRILLED SHAFT TRACK

Tuesday, January 15
12:30pm                      Registration

1:30pm-2:00pm          Role of the Superintendent, Presented by: Bo Walker, Texas Shafts & Lance Kitchens, Russo Corporation
A superintendent must wear many hats on the project and each hat is important.  An overview of the superintendent’s role with respect to each hat will be discussed amongst the group.

2:00pm- 4:00pm          Excellence in Safety, Presented by: Rick Marshall, ADSC
Safety presentations are often boring, but Captain Safety presents the role of the superintendent in a manner that is impactful and meaningful to the listener.  The critical responsibility the superintendent has on the site will be discussed.

4:00pm-5:00pm          Internal and External Communications; Documentation and Claims        
Defending a claim or a lawsuit requires excellent documentation from the field.  The superintendent’s role to protect the company will be discussed using real world examples.

5:00pm-5:30pm          Time Management, Presented by Lance Kitchens, P.E., Russo Corporation
Choosing which task to undertake during the day can be daunting; a visual example will be provided to help prioritize tasks in a given day.

Wednesday, January 16
6:30am                         Breakfast

7:30am-9:30am          Drilling TechniquesPresented by Bo Walker, Texas Shafts & Ray Fassett, Condon-Johnson
Drilling methods vary throughout the country; experienced contractors will discuss the various aspects associated with each type of construction.  An open discussion will be facilitated to allow participants to learn from their peers.

9:45am-11:45am        Concrete: Casing Extraction, Tremie Placement, Free Fall, Pump Trucks, Mix Designs, AdmixturesPresented by Bo Walker, Texas Shafts & Ray Fassett, Condon-Johnson
The varied drilling methods requires modifications to concrete placement; experienced contractors will discuss the various aspects associated with each method of concrete placement.  An open discussion will be facilitated to allow participants to learn from their peers.

12:45pm-2:45pm        Non-Destructive Testing: CSL, TIP, Gamma Gamma, Dynamic Testing, Load CellsPresented by Shawn Brady  GEI Consultants, Inc.;  Mike Muchard, Applied Foundation Testing, Inc.
Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by making common mistakes associated with non-destructive testing.  The presenter will provide real world examples of common mistakes and ways to improve your test results.

3:00pm-5:00pm          SlurryPresented by George Dugan, CETCO 
Industry experts will provide a detailed discussion of proper usage of polymer and bentonite slurries.  As well as discuss common mistakes they have witnessed and ways to avoid those mistakes.

Thursday, January 17
6:30am                         Breakfast
7:30am-5:00pm            Habits of Highly Effective Leaders
Taking initiative to conquer a task is a vital step to success. Reacting with positive thoughts, choosing to act rather than be acted upon, and making and keeping commitments will help you develop a habit of being proactive. This segment will cover management development on communications, motivation, teamwork, training/developing your crew, giving positive and accurate feedback to your team, and challenges and opportunities.

Friday, January 18
6:30am                         Breakfast
7:30am-12:00pm          Habits of Highly Effective Leaders Continued

AER/MICROPILE TRACK

Tuesday, January 15
12:30pm                      Registration

1:30pm-2:00pm          Role of the Superintendent, Presented by: Bo Walker, Texas Shafts & Lance Kitchens, Russo Corporation
A superintendent must wear many hats on the project and each hat is important.  An overview of the superintendent’s role with respect to each hat will be discussed amongst the group.

2:00pm- 4:00pm          Excellence in Safety, Presented by: Rick Marshall, ADSC
Safety presentations are often boring, but Captain Safety presents the role of the superintendent in a manner that is impactful and meaningful to the listener.  The critical responsibility the superintendent has on the site will be discussed.

4:00pm-5:00pm          Internal and External Communications; Documentation and Claims        
Defending a claim or a lawsuit requires excellent documentation from the field.  The superintendent’s role to protect the company will be discussed using real world examples.

5:00pm-5:30pm          Time Management, Presented by Lance Kitchens, P.E., Russo Corporation
Choosing which task to undertake during the day can be daunting; a visual example will be provided to help prioritize tasks in a given day.

Wednesday, January 16
6:30am                        Breakfast

7:30am-9:30am          Drilling Techniques
This session will cover the various drilling techniques associated with anchors, soil nails and micropile installation. The preferred geology for each drilling technique will be presented and the pros and cons associated with each method. Presented by Dan Thome, Nicholson Construction

9:45am-11:45am        Grout Placement
Presented during this session will be grout placement which includes tremie, pressure and post-grouting. Also covered will be element installation, including casing, center bar(s), and post-grout tubes.

12:45pm-2:45pm        Load Testing
You will learn during this session, the safe setup and performance of testing for micropiles, soil nails and anchors. Discussion on the interpretation of test results compared to the various criteria specified within the industry. Presented by Matt Niermann, Schnabel Foundation

3:00pm-5:00pm         Anchored Earth Retention Walls
During this session, various temporary and permanent anchored earth retention walls will be presented. You will also learn about Ideal ground conditions for each type of wall will be discussed and the pros and cons associated with each type. Presented by Jeff Segar, Braun Intertec

Thursday, January 17
6:30am                         Breakfast
7:30am-5:00pm            Habits of Highly Effective Leaders
Taking initiative to conquer a task is a vital step to success. Reacting with positive thoughts, choosing to act rather than be acted upon, and making and keeping commitments will help you develop a habit of being proactive. This segment will cover management development on communications, motivation, teamwork, training/developing your crew, giving positive and accurate feedback to your team, and challenges and opportunities.

Friday, January 18
6:30am                         Breakfast
7:30am-12:00pm         Habits of Highly Effective Leaders Continued

REGISTRATION

Course Registration for each track is $1,995. Attendees may only attend one track. Registration includes Breakfast and Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. Other meals are on your own.

Course open to all ADSC Members.

HOTEL

Hotel reservations will be made by ADSC. Please enter hotel room information such as check-in and check-out dates through the prompts in the online registration form. Hotel room is $240/night, charges will be added to the registration fee payment and charged all at once. You will receive a separate hotel confirmation within one week of registering.

Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square
1400 Plaza Pl, Southlake, Texas, 76092
817-442-9900

AIR

The closest airport to the hotel is Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), at approx. 8 miles away.

Dallas Love Field (DAL) is also an option, approx. 23 miles away.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Substitutions may be made up to December 9, 2018. Cancellations will only be accepted for refund if the class is sold out and another applicant on the waitlist can fill the spot. No refunds will be made if the class is not sold out.

 

SPONSORSHIPS

Sponsorships are also available at the above “Register Now” button.

Super T Sponsor – $500
Support ADSC and our new Super T school and get your company promoted and recognized throughout the event via signage.

Super T “Super” Sponsor – $1,000
Support ADSC and our new Super T school and get your company promoted and recognized through pre-event email blasts to members regarding the school, as well as throughout the event via signage.