Colorado Foundation Expert To Host Professional Development Class in March

Complete Basement Systems is offering a professional development class about foundation systems on March 10, 2011 at the City Park Recreation Center. Jeff Kortan, P.E. will be the presenter.

Online PR News – 23-February-2011 – – Aurora, CO – Local design professionals are encouraged to attend this free 5-hour Professional Development Hours (PDH) course on March 10, 2011, being hosted by Complete Basement Systems. The course covers topics about helical foundation systems, including: helical soils, nails, and push piers. All attendees must register before March 1, 2011.

The class is being held Thursday March 10, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the City Park Recreation Center at 10455 Sheridan Blvd. in Westminster, CO. Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

This 5-hour class investigates: helical foundation systems, helical soil nails, push pier systems, typical applications, design considerations, capacity calculations, verification of capacity, and load testing.

Participation in this free course accrues a total savings of $500 per attendee. The course identification is: ICC-ES AC358, and is equivalent to 5 PDH credits.

Jeff Kortan, P.E. the director of engineering at the internationally renowned Foundation Supportworks network, will be the class presenter.

Contact Complete Basement Systems today for more information about this and other foundation courses, or to get a free estimate for foundation crack repair in Colorado—and other services!

About Complete Basement Systems:
The experts at Complete Basement Systems are dedicated to repairing basements, foundations and crawl spaces. From structural integrity and mold infestation to water intrusion, Complete Basement Systems has the solution. They are a valued member of the Foundation Supportworks network and the Basement Systems, Inc. network.

About the Class Presenter:
Jeff Kortan, P.E. the director of engineering at the internationally renowned Foundation Supportworks network, will be the course presenter. As a geotechnical engineer, Kortan performs product designs, product verification testing, preliminary design applications, project consulting, installation, sales, marketing training, and education-based material development and presenting.

Kortan has an extensive educational background having received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from South Dakota State University in 1993 and his Master of Science degree in engineering in 1995. Almost immediately thereafter, Kortan began his professional career working for seven years as a consulting geotechnical engineer, four years working at Terracon, and maintains working as the director of engineering at FSI ever since 2008.

He's a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI).

Kortan has a wife and three sons and is the President of the Board of Directors for the Ollie Webb Center, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides services and support to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.