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To err is human, but how does an engineering firm put practices in place to reduce the potential for an error to make it through to the project construction, where change orders can drive costs up or worst case – there’s a collapse? Public safety is the prime directive for structural engineers taught in school and reinforced throughout one’s career to “always check your work”. Unfortunately, we still see examples of errors like the Tacoma Narrows, Millennium Bridge, FSB Bridge and now the Beltway 8 Bridge.
Join us for a discussion covering methods to reduce the likelihood of errors escaping your office with topics such as:
- Establishing a process of checking structural engineering calculations
- Maintaining traceability and revision history capabilities
- Investing in leveraging data interoperability between different project disciplines
- Quality Assurance programs for your software
- Training for all engineers
Meet the Presenters
Technical Sales Manager, Hexagon PPM
Geoff Blumber is the Technical Sales manager in the BricsCAD, CADWorx and Analysis Solutions group, aligning the people and resources to deliver the right solutions to the right people at the right time. He has held varied positions in structural engineering and construction management over his career, though solution consulting direct field sales within the power and plant industries has been his primary focus the last ten years. He has a broad knowledge of CAE tools and workflows, steel fabrication and construction, and engineering practices in the AEC, process plant, and power industries. Geoff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ravi Ozarker, P.E., P. Eng
GT STRUDL Product Owner, Hexagon PPM
Ravi Ozarker is currently the GT STRUDL Product Owner for Hexagon PPM. As a structural engineer and engineering software developer for the past 14 years, Ravi has worked for a variety of organizations in different roles, including consulting engineering, government agencies, software companies, EPCs, and more. Ravi has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and Ontario.