Monday, April 23
Open Remarks & Keynote Speaker
8:00 a.m. – 9:05 am.
Fabrizio Pachano, P.E., PLS, Senior Civil Engineer, LADPW
Fabrizio Pachano, PE, LS, is a senior civil engineer with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. Pachano has over 30 years of civil engineering and land surveying experience in both the private and public sectors. Pachano is a registered civil engineer, a licensed land surveyor, and holds a general contractor’s license, all in the State of California. Pachano has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and a Master’s in Business Administration from Cal State Los Angeles with an emphasis in finance.
The Benefit of Surveying Knowledge in Land Development Projects
This presentation will focus on how having a career in civil engineering can be self-rewarding and financially lucrative. However, given changes in conditions of the economy, the industry can be cyclical in nature. With our fast-changing world in science and technology, it is important to remain open, flexible, and willing to re-tool your skills in order to remain competitive in the future.
Lunch & Keynote Speakers
12:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.
Robert Kayen, P.E., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Industry Faculty, UCLA; Senior Scientist & Research Civil Engineer, USGS
Robert Kayen is a civil engineer, geologist, and professor of civil engineering and environmental engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, Industry Faculty, and a senior scientist at the United States Geological Survey. He is a leading international expert in the fields of earthquake engineering, soil liquefaction, and ground failure. Kayen's research focuses on geotechnical engineering, engineering characterization of natural hazards and extreme events, and earth science aspects of civil engineering. His works have been applied in earthquake engineering design of building foundations, bridge abutments, and lifeline and environmental systems.
Extreme Natural Event Research Applications of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) and Structure-From-Motion (SFM) Technologies
Geosystems civil engineering is an empirically-driven field that relies heavily on observation to validate analytical models used to predict ground failure. Toward that objective, natural disaster rapid-response research has benefited greatly from the advent of terrestrial LIDAR scanning technology (TLS) and Structure-From-Motion (SFM) interpretation of imagery collected using unmanned aerial systems, both revolutionary tools for characterizing fine-scale changes in topography. For civil engineering research, TLS and SFM have been particularly useful for characterizing the dimensions of failures and for monitoring subtle deformations through time. This talk will present examples of the use of TLS and SFM in extreme event investigations of damage from earthquakes and hurricanes, and an evaluation of the accuracy, bias, and dispersion of TLS and SFM data under controlled experimental conditions. Field applications of TLS and SFM are presented for damage visualization and analysis of recent events including 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, the 2016 central Italy Amatrice and Norcia earthquakes, and damage to Guajataca dam during the 2017 Hurricane Maria event. Detailed understanding of the ground surface morphology allows for better numerical modeling of potential failure modes, deformation patterns, and morphologies. Finally, TLS and SFM allow for the permanent archiving of 3-D terrain models.
Tuesday, April 24
Lunch & Keynote Speaker
12:10 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Richard Moore, PLS, Executive Officer of California
After working in the land surveying profession for more than 30 years, Ric Moore began working at
BPELSG in 2007 when he contracted as the Land Surveyor Consultant to what was then BPELS. In 2009,
he joined staff by assuming the newly formed Senior Registrar Land Surveyor position. After managing the
licensing examination operations of the Board, Moore was appointed by the Board to be the BPELSG Executive Officer in July 2011.
Patrick Tami, PLS, President, NCEES; Principal and Office Survey Operations Manager, R.E.Y. Engineers, Inc.
Pat Tami, a Professional Land Surveyor for over 30 years, is the 2017-2018 President of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Tami is a nationally recognized expert in land surveying laws, regulations, and standards. He was appointed three times by California Governors to the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologist, serving from 2006 to 2016.
Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data – Do I need a license for that?
This presentation will explore national guidelines associated with people and firms performing the collection and depiction of existing subsurface utility data and will emphasize the ASCE C-I 38-02, Standard Guidelines for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data and how that compares to the NCEES Model Law and Model Rules for engineering and surveying. Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) provides valuable information upon which important future engineering design decisions are formulated. Highlights of the presentation include the requirements that practitioners of SUE should comply with at national, state and professional society levels. Paramount to all SUE services is protection of the public. We will discuss a professional’s standard of care, level of responsibility for each step of the work, and the challenges newly faced with anticipated deregulation of occupational licensing around the country.