Thu, Mar 05|
O&G Earth Products Showcase
Observing Construction: Techniques, Tips & Thoughts
A Continuing Education Program for Landscape Architects, Architects, Engineers, Landscape Contractors, and Green Industry Peers. Sponsored by O&G Earth Products Showcase.
Time & Location
Mar 05, 2020, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
O&G Earth Products Showcase, 325 Hancock Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605, USA
About the Event
8:00-8:30 Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibitors
8:30-9:45 Keep It Out of Court
Panelists: Rory M. Farrell, Esq., McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney and Carpenter, LLP; Christopher P.
McCormack, Esq., Pullman & Comley, LLC; and Robert J. O’Brien, Esq., Shipman & Goodwin LLP.
Moderator: Louis Fusco, ASLA, Louis Fusco Landscape Architects
How do you ensure your contracts for Construction Observation accurately, clearly and legally convey
the Landscape Architects role? What are the key items that should be documented and what are the
best ways to avoid litigation and protect your clients?
9:45-10:45 Swimming Out of Trouble
Presenter: William Drakeley, Drakeley Pool Company
This module will discuss proper pool construction techniques versus some of the more egregious
improper techniques. Proper subsoil, drainage, forming, steel reinforcement, and concrete installations
will be reviewed so attendees will feel confident observing pool construction. Photos and videos of
improper techniques will also be reviewed so attendees will know what to look for on a jobsite.
10:45-11:00 Break / Exhibitors
11:00-12:00 Sky’s the Limit — Leveraging Drone Technology to Add Value
Presenters: Vitalij Staroverov, PE, and Amy Stula, PE, Connecticut Department of Transportation
Use of drones has reached many industries, including the transportation industry, and number of UAS/
drone applications is increasing steadily. Drones offer State Departments of Transportation a new aerial
perspective which leads to obtaining quality data, improves design and construction documentation,
allows for making better-informed decisions, and increases safety by replacing boots on the ground.
12:00-1:00 Lunch / Exhibitors
1:00-2:00 Quality Concreting Practices – A Recipe for Success
Presenter: Douglas O’Neill, LEED AP, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
This program is designed to give attendees a deeper understanding of the inner workings of a yard of concrete and how water plays such an important role as it relates to “in the field” issues. We’ll look at what types of issues can arise and what to look for in order to prevent these issues from affecting the quality of the final product.
2:00-3:15 Construction Observations In the Field
Panelists: Phil Barlow, ASLA, To Design; Abigail Adams, ASLA, A2 Land Consulting; Susan Fiedler,
ASLA, CTDOT; Ryan Lewis, CTDOT.
Moderator: Louis Fusco, ASLA
A panel of landscape architects working in both the public and private sector will discuss their role and experience as it relates to the construction phase of their work. Interaction with construction teams and allied professionals, along with observation methods, tools, and data recording will be explored.
3:15-3:30 Closing Remarks / Evaluation Forms / Certificates of Completion
Discounted ticket for current CTASLA members
Allied Organization Member
Discounted registration offered for members of peer organizations (AIA, APA, or ASLA)
Regular ticket price for attendees looking to obtain continuing education credits, but who are not a member of CTASLA or allied organizations.
This is an non-CEU ticket valid for current landscape architecture students.