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Presenter: George Lueck, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Houston, TX

Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks
2712 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-523-8448

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:40 pm

Design Guidelines

   Application of design guidelines
   Highway functions
   Selection of design controls and criteria

Traffic Characteristics

   Volume, directional distribution, speed and composition of traffic
   Projection of future traffic demands

Access Control, Management and Safety

   Methods and benefits of controlling access
   Key factors related to traffic crashes
   Economic analysis

Preliminary Survey

   Responsibilities of surveyor, type and order of surveys
   Establishment of right-of-way and roadway alignment
   Drainage areas and utility considerations

Schematic Design

   Purpose, need and requirements for schematics
   Data collection and route studies
   Geometric layout

Project Planning, Public Involvement and Environmental Studies

   Types of environmental studies
   Project planning and topic outline

Determination of Right-of-Way

   Roadway typical section, profile grades, public utility space and drainage easements

Typical Sections

   Purpose, definitions and types
   Pavement design

Horizontal Alignment

   Maximum curvature
   Stopping sight, passing sight and decision sight distance

Vertical Curve

   Terrain, grades, and super-elevation
   Combination of horizontal and vertical alignment

Cross Sections and Earthwork

   Traveled way
   Lane widths, shoulders, clear zones, curbs, and retaining walls

Basic Hydraulic Design Considerations

   Channels, culverts, bridges and storm drains

Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities


   Types and examples of intersections
   Design considerations

Best Practices

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Texas.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This course also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing entity for mandatory continuing education credit.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


George Lueck, P.E.

George Lueck, P.E. is a consultant for a small transportation engineering firm based in Austin, Texas. He oversees transportation capital improvement projects; transportation planning; pedestrian, bicycle and traffic solutions; and construction project claims and dispute resolution. Mr. Lueck has worked extensively with public and agency outreach, transportation plans of various modes; and regional and corridor-level plans/programs. He is experienced in environmental planning and approval, economics and finance, and project design and development along with construction management, operations, and maintenance.

Mr. Lueck has 17 years of experience with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). He started his career performing design and surveying for a variety of roadway projects ranging from farm-to-market roads, urban roadways and high design speed facilities in the Waco district. He later transferred to the construction division, where he provided oversight to statewide districts in the areas of construction project management, construction engineering, inspection and contract claims. After serving in this capacity for over nine years, Mr. Lueck transferred to the transportation planning division. As assistant director of traffic analysis, he oversaw transportation data collection and reporting, corridor-level plans, and travel demand modeling. Mr. Lueck then served the City of Killeen for 11 years as assistant city engineer and director of transportation. He had oversight of all operation of the city’s transportation system. He was also charged with ensuring that the city’s transportation system was planned, constructed and maintained in a cost-effective manner to effectively address the region’s growing safety, mobility and reliability needs.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.