Mark Mechling, PE, LEED AP
I would like to thank FICE Executive Director Frank Rudd, Government Affairs Coordinator Samantha Hobbs, and the entire FES/FICE Legislative Team for their efforts on our behalf during the 2013 legislative session which ended last week.
Of special note, of course, was the passage and enactment into law of SB 286/HB 575, the Design Professionals “Contract Rights” bill. This law will permit engineering firms to limit the liability of individual engineers employed by their firms. There are specific nuances in order to comply with the law. Look for an upcoming educational opportunity from FICE that will provide details of compliance. To read the rest of President Meckling's message, please click on the blue button.
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Advanced Highway Safety Manual Workshop
This is a 2-day training course that will include theoretical principles and application of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) methodologies tailored to FDOT design engineering practices and methods. The course will detail the steps involved in applying HSM methodologies and illustrate the benefits HSM methodologies may provide. Sample HSM applications in a workshop setting will be incorporated throughout the training sessions. This course has 16 PDHs.
Flexible Pavement Design
This course is designed for professional engineers and others responsible for developing pavement designs that comply with FDOT policies and guidelines. Participants will gain an understanding of the terms, variables, and guidelines applied to the development of realistic pavement design. Participants will also learn the process of using the AASHTO Design Guide for thickness calculations and appropriate layer selection in new pavement design, and how to assess pavement conditions and develop a strategy for rehabilitating existing distressed pavements. This course has 8 PDHs.
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