New Foundation Design and Analysis & Existing Foundation Repair, Upgrading and Regrouting


April 11 - 12, 2017

Williams Tower

Houston, Texas



The Foundation Design and Analysis & Existing Foundation Repair course covers reciprocating compressor foundations through inception, design, installation, operation, failure, and repair.  Participants will learn:

  • An overview of foundation design and analysis methods for new installations for reciprocating compressors
  • Re-grouting, engineering considerations and repair procedures for existing foundations

The following topics will be reviewed in practical terms, providing information and techniques that can be used immediately.

  • The basics of installing a foundation and common problem areas
  • Vibration dissipation
  • Equipment mounting
  • Soil characteristics
  • Design specifications
  • Foundation loads
  • Failure analysis methods
  • Repair techniques
  • Important aspects of various ACI specifications 


A top notch group of experienced industry experts will teach the class. The instructional team includes

     Bob Rowan and Charlie Rowan Robt. L. Rowan & Associates

     Geoff Anderson and Brian Remy, Tech Transfer Inc

Professional Development Hours

Qualifies for 12 Professional Development Hours.

Event Information

  • Course Fee:  $595 GMRC member company; $795 Non-members.
  • Schedule:   Tuesday 8:00 am. - 4:30 pm  and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm.
  • Trouble registering?  Click Registration Help  for more information
  • Questions? Email or phone (972) 620-8505

Hotel Information

Westin Oaks (5011 Westheimer at Post Oak) or Westin Galleria (5060 West Alabama)

  • Corporate rate of $210 per night (single/double) (Deluxe Guestroom rate of $240)
  • Request the corporate rate for the Southern Gas Association (Corporate Rate Code 503711)
  • Call Reservations: 888.627.8514
  • Rate is based on inventory availability
  • Reservations for late check in can be guaranteed with a credit card or deposit
  • Cancellations more than 24 hours in advance of arrival result in no penalty charges
  • Reservation includes: 
    • Complimentary access to the fitness facility
    • Complimentary self-parking 
    • Complimentary internet in guest rooms

Event attendees must contact the hotel directly by phone to make reservations. Any contact to you from a third party claiming to be a booking agent for SGA/GMRC should be considered a scam.


Sponsorships are available for this event. Click here for information.


Contact or phone (972) 620-8505

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