Archive for February, 2011

Structural Engineer Seminar in Portland and Eugene, Oregon a Success

Foundation Supportworks Director of Engineering, Jeff Kortan, PE, presented two 5-hour engineering seminars in Portland, OR and Eugene, OR during the week of February 7th. TerraFirma Foundation Systems hosted the events where more than 50 engineers were in attendance. The 5-hour seminars gave local engineers in Oregon an opportunity to obtain 5 Professional Development Hours as well expand their knowledge about typical applications, design considerations, capacity calculations, and material selection for Foundation Supportworks helical foundation systems, helical soil nails, and push pier systems.

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Over 25 Attend Management Training at Foundation Supportworks

More than twenty-five owners and managers from fourteen Foundation Supportworks dealer offices attended Management Training in Omaha, NE last week. Attendees discussed topics such as leading vs. managing, recruiting talented individuals, hiring tough, orienting new hires, retaining top talent, handling employees with attitude and/or performance problems, writing effective performance appraisals, rewarding and recognizing effectively and much more. Rather than traditional learning techniques such as lecture, participants also held many small group discussions, observed demonstrations and used a variety of hands-on activities to solidify the concepts and apply them to real-world examples. This highly interactive training event created opportunities for in-depth discussion on real-world employee problems and opportunities, role playing on how to address common employee situations, and group brainstorming on ideas and best practices that could be shared throughout the Foundation Supportworks dealer network.

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