2023 Annual Meeting and Technical Seminars

Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center
College Station, Texas
February 17 & 18, 2023

2023 Annual Meeting
Friday, February 17th


2023 Annual Meeting & Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

The TCEL Annual Meeting is the Annual Meeting and Seminars for Texas Geo-professional firms.  This conference is an opportunity for TCEL members to come together for the annual business meeting and have an opportunity for Management Level training on Friday and Technical Training on Saturday.  The conference also provides an opportunity to network and gain professional development hours for our members and attendees.  We believe promoting your company and its services to the Engineering Laboratory Industry at our 28th Annual Meeting is a great opportunity.  Click the button below to for the Sponsorship Form, and you can pay from the drop-down menu.

Sponsorship Levels

Thank you to our Sponsors

TECL/ Geo-Professionals ServingTexas


Texas A&M Hotel
and Conference Center
177 Joe Routt Boulevard
College Station, TX 77843
(314) 630-8329

Click on the logo below for a link to register for a hotel room.  

Registration Notes


  • Annual Meeting - No Fee
  • Seminar Costs Coming Soon
  • Walkins on the day of the event will be an additional $25.00 for members and non-members at the door.. Registration for Walkins must be paid at the door by credit card.
  • Refund Policy: You may request to cancel your registration for a full refund, up to 72 hours before the date and time of the event. Cancellations less than 72 hours before the event may not receive a refund, however you can transfer the registration to another individual.


  • Seminar fee will includes coffee breaks, lunch and all meeting materials.
  • The registration fees above are valid until close of business February 14, 2023 for members and non-members. This is also the date the Online Registration Closes.
  • Please click on the Embassy Suites image above to register for a room.
  • Please make checks payable to TCEL. Mail to PO Box 19325, Sugar Land, TX 77496-9325
  • Registration is also avaible online.
  • For Multiple Registrations, please contact Kim Icenhower at

2023 Project Professional Training Agenda

Friday, February 17, 2023

9:05 AM to 2:00 PM
How Top Companies Leverage Time and Value to Win More Deals

Presented by:

Kelly Riggs
Business LockerRoom, Inc.

The single most valuable asset that any business developer has is TIME. No matter how skilled you may be, or how great your product or service may be, if you spend ZERO time in front of potential clients, you will never sell any work!
This means your success in creating new opportunities is directly proportional to how well you use your time. However, this isn’t just a “time management” issue as much as it is a time prioritization issue and identifying the critical activities and opportunities that generate business development success.

At the same time, if you are using the time you DO have with a potential client to simply “pitch" a product or ask if there are any upcoming projects, you will probably struggle. Why? Because customers aren’t interested in the products or services you sell, they are interested in the value you create for THEM.

In this workshop, participants will learn how, 1) to leverage their time to maximum impact, 2) to make every interaction with a prospective client valuable, and 3) to differentiate themselves form every other firm competing for the client’s business.

Kelly Riggs is an author, speaker, and business performance coach for executives and companies throughout the United States and Canada, with sales revenues ranging from $3 million to Fortune 500. Widely recognized as a powerful speaker and performance coach in the areas of sales, management leadership, and strategic planning, Kelly is a former sales executive, a two-time national Salesperson-of-the-Year, a serial entrepreneur, and was recently selected to join the Forbes’ Coaches Council.

He has written two books: 1-on-1 Management: What Every Great Manager Knows That You Don’t and Quit Whining and Start SELLING! A Step-by-Step Guide to a Hall of Fame Career in Sales.

His third book, Counter Mentor Leadership: How to Unlock the Potential of the 4-Generation Workplace, was co-written with his Millennial son, Robby Riggs. It was selected as the 2019 Gold Medal winner in the leadership category by Axiom Business Books Awards. Note: No trophies were awarded in the writing of this book.

Kelly Riggs

Friday, February 17, 2023

12:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Ethics Presentation:  Why Did I Do That?  Ethical Strategies for an Irrational World

Presented by: 

Aaron J. Mann
Principal, Senior Attorney | Litigator

What if we are not the perfectly rational people we think we are?  How can we ensure we are making accurate and ethical choices in connection with our work?  Together, we will discuss how our decisions are influenced by predictable-yet-unseen forces and how to combat them.

Aaron is a Principal and General Counsel with Terracon.  He has been practicing law for nearly two decades.  At Terracon, he oversees all aspects of risk management including claims, litigation, intellectual property matters, and internal investigations.  He manages outside counsel acting on behalf of the company and works internally to troubleshoot project issues and avoid disputes before they escalate.

Prior to joining Terracon in early 2016, Aaron was a partner at Husch Blackwell, an AmLaw 100 law firm, where his practice focused on litigation.  During his time with Husch Blackwell, Aaron spent four years working in the firm’s office in London, England.  At the beginning of his career, Aaron served as a judicial clerk for a U.S. District Judge in Kansas City, Missouri.  Aaron earned his J.D. from the Creighton University School of Law in 2001.

Aaron Mann

Friday, February 17, 2023

2:00 to 4:30 PM

Information coming soon

Presented by:  

Speaker TBA

ACI CP-81 Post-Installed Anchor Installer Inspector

Friday February 17, 2023

Friday, February 17, 2023
Time to be Announced

Presented by:  

Joseph Hill

Certification includes:  Friday Workshop consists of a written / performance review. Approximately 5 Hours.  Saturday Tests consists of a 45-minute closed book installation exam, consisting of approximately 45 questions, a 2-hour inspection open book exam, consisting of approximately 90 questions. 


A certified Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector* is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge required to properly inspect the installation of post-installed adhesive and mechanical anchors in concrete. The Inspector must understand the responsibilities and qualification requirements of the Installer, inspection requirements as cited in the documents governing the construction of the project, and the process governing the qualification of anchor systems.

*This expanded program includes and covers all of the Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector program materials; certification candidates are now directed to this program for concrete anchor inspection certification.

Scope and Knowledge:

This program requires demonstration of the knowledge covered on the Job Task Analysis (JTA) for Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector:

Job Task Analysis (JTA) for ACI Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector Certification

The JTA is a detailed list of specific points of knowledge that may be included in the examinations for this ACI Certification program. ACI urges candidates to use the JTA to prepare for the certification exams.

Certification Requirements:

ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who attain passing grades on the written examinations and either (A) have been certified as an ACI Adhesive Anchor Installer or (B) have attended a live hands-on practice session or viewed the instructor-guided video on the installation of adhesive anchors. These sessions are available through ACI Certification Sponsoring Groups.

The forty-five-minute installation examination is closed-book and consists of approximately 45 multiple-choice questions. To pass the installation examination the examinee must attain a minimum score of 74%.

The two-hour inspection examination is open-book and consists of approximately 90 multiple-choice questions. To pass the installation examination the examinee must attain a minimum score of 60% on each subsection, and an overall score of 70%.

Saturday, February 19, 2023

Field Professional Training Agenda

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Times and Sessions coming soon.