SEAoT - Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter News

January 7, 2020

President's Corner

Emily McCarthy

It is with excitement that I commence this new year, and decade, with my inaugural President’s Corner. Thank you everyone who supported the 2019 SEAoT Houston Board as we advanced the brand and image of our chapter. The growing pains were well worth it as seen in our final 2019 meeting, which hosted 30 attendees! Thanks to Daniel Barbuto, our 2019 President, who presided over our many updates and improvements. I am pleased to succeed Daniel as 2020 President...

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Secretary's Corner

Joshua White

At our last monthly meeting at Maggiano’s, Dr. Silky Wong with DOW presented on Onshore Modularization for Refining and Petrochemical Industries. This event was very well attended, as many came wanting to hear more about the complexities involved with engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction phases within the refining, petrochemical, and other industrial facilities. Dr. Wong discussed various aspects of how onshore modularization can...

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Community News

Engineers Allinace for the Arts (EAA) facilitates a unique classroom bridge-building program in your community. EAA is looking for volunteer engineers. architects, design and construction professionals to fill the teaching spots for our 2020 program. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community — particularly to inspire high school students to potentially pursue...

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JANUARY 16, 2020

11:30 am – Social

11:45 am – Lunch

12:00 pm – Program

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Memorial City Mall

602 Memorial City Mall

Houston, TX 77024

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Tel: (713) 461-0692

  • Members $25
  • Non-members $35
  • Student members & Non-dinner guests $10
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Post Oak Blvd BRT: Bus Platform Design Saves Time and Money while Reducing Traffic Impacts

Presented by Ashish Patel of LAN and Michael Hasen of HVJ


Uptown Houston is rebuilding Post Oak Boulevard into an exquisitely designed grand boulevard while preserving existing automobile access, substantially improving transit service and creating a beautifully landscaped pedestrian environment. Initial design of bus platforms proposed slab on grade supported by drilled piers as large as 48” diameter with piers running into traffic lanes due to bridge beams needed to avoid conflicts with U/G utilities. Extended lane closures would... [MORE]


Ashish Patel, PE

As a professional engineer with 17 years of experience and a subject matter expert at LAN, Mr. Patel leads the analysis and design of complex projects that involve unique challenges associated with environmental and dynamic loading including hurricane force winds, flooding and seismic events. Ashish has provided structural engineering services for several Ports and Terminal projects, numerous Vertical Work projects, several Water & Wastewater projects, several Highway ... [MORE]

Michael Hasen, PE

Mr. Hasen is Executive Vice President of HVJ Associates® and leads both the firm’s technical practice and corporate development initiatives. HVJ focuses on providing geotechnical engineering, construction materials engineering and testing, environmental studies, and civil and pavement engineering. They deliver satisfaction reliably through listening, taking ownership, keeping commitments, and staying in touch. Mr. Hasen has a Bachelor of Science ... [MORE]

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