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2003 - 2004  Seminar Season

"CAD instructions were very helpful and the seminar handbook will be very useful.  I could have done without the 'Lowest Surface' and 'Strata' exercises, but at least I know it can be done.  Thanks for a very educating past 2 days, Michael!"  Jennifer Murlowski [Orlando (Summer) 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Very well presented.  I learned a lot!"  Rick Berg [Orlando (Summer) 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"This was my third AGTEK seminar and my second with Michael Cope.  This was by far the best of all of them, and the seminar handbook is excellent."  Ron Ravel [Orlando (Summer) 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Very good seminar . . . can't wait to work with all the information I learned!"  Jennifer Murlowski [Orlando (Summer) 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Overall, this class will make the system much more valuable to our company."  Anonymous [San Diego 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"During the last two days I have learned a lot of new short cuts in getting a takeoff done.  Thank you."  Brent Guertin [San Diego 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Class was excellent!  Some previous 'hands-on' experience is needed to fully appreciate the class (which I have)."  George McCarroll [San Diego 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"I recommend that anyone using this program take this class as soon as possible after purchasing the program."  Steven Boyd [San Diego 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Great training!"  Greg Sallee [Cary, NC (Private) 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Michael Cope is very knowledgeable and I learned a lot."  Paul Cypher [Cary, NC (Private) 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Examples were excellent.  Overall quality of training was excellent.  Best training I've received on this product!"  Greg Sallee [Cary, NC (Private) 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Great introductory (and beyond) for a first time user.  Invaluable for our use of the product."  Anonymous [Cary, NC (Private) 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"I am new to AGTEK, but the seminar gave me a great background."  Paul Cypher [Cary, NC (Private) 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"I learned so much!  Can't wait to put my new found knowledge to use."  Melvin Fioravanti [Chantilly 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"I enjoyed the training session.  Michael Cope does a fine job presenting and teaching."  Anonymous [Chantilly 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"You provided clarity for the program."  Phil Conklin [Chantilly 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"I found the day very much worth the money.  I will put some new knowledge to work right away."  Melvin Fioravanti [Chantilly 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Seminar was enjoyable and it covered a massive amount of material.  Very good.  I really learned a lot."  Brian Wolfrey [Chantilly 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"I enjoyed your presentation.  Well done."  Anonymous [Chantilly 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"I always learn new and useful information from your seminars.  This is my fourth seminar with Michael Cope in as many years.  Thank you."  Neil Barnhill [Wilson, NC (Private) 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Creatively effective."  Pat Presley [Atlanta 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Very informative seminar, well-presented material."  Anonymous [Atlanta 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Analysis seminar]

"This was one of the best computer classes I have ever taken.  Thanks."  Ty Rotella [Denver 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Morning part of the class was very important to me (setting up model from CAD file).  Very good information but I would like more training on manipulating data for field use.  Just my personal opinion, not an issue with the class."  Dave Lato [Denver 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]
--Instructor's Note: A "Survey & Grade Control Data Manipulation" course will be offered in the 2004-2005 season.

"Great course!"  Anonymous [Denver 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"As a novice, the manipulation and analysis section at times was overwhelming.  I think if I had been working with the program for 6 months, it would have been great.  I at least gained the knowledge that there are certain calculations that can be accomplished with the program.  Before this class, I figured certain things could be done but had no idea how or where to begin."  Lorie O'Neill [Denver 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Excellent."  Anonymous [Denver 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"You should sell the seminar handbook to AGTEK"  Ty Rotella [Denver 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Fast, quick-paced presentation which exceeded my expectations."  Anonymous [Denver 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"The information was valuable for both a novice (like me) and an experienced user."  Lorie O'Neill [Denver 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Your knowledge of the software was superb.  I am benefited greatly from attending your seminar, and I am looking forward to being more productive as a result."  Mike O'Neill [Columbus 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"I enjoyed the seminar very much . . . it will assist me in maximizing the Earthwork 3D software.  I always feel the seminar handbooks are excellent references throughout the year.  Thanks Michael, once again it was a pleasure."  Maggie Howard [Columbus 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"This is just what I needed to sharpen my skills and become more efficient with the software.  This was very beneficial to me."  Mike O'Neill [Columbus 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Good style.  Knowledgeable.  Not much I'd change."  Anonymous [Columbus 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"The format and presentation allowed for interaction with the class, which lead to greater understanding.  Overall the class was a great success!"  Brian Cavanaugh [Columbus 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"This was my third AGTEK training class and, by far, the instructor knew his stuff."  Sean Buckler [Columbus 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Great Job!  Manual looks very well laid out."  Corey Baugh [Columbus 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Very smooth.  Again, it was worth my time and money to attend."  Anonymous [Detroit 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"The information was well-presented and informative."  Anonymous [Detroit 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"I learned many new shortcuts."  Anonymous [Detroit 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"I've been using Earthwork 3D for a year now and I expected to just learn a few tips, tricks and shortcuts.  What I learned will make my take-offs better and certainly more accurate.  It was well worth the time and money to be a part of this seminar."  Anonymous [Detroit 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"The pace of the presentation was great and I learned quite a bit."  Anonymous [Detroit 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Today's seminar reinforced everything that I had previously learned and it has given me more confidence in performing a take off."  Charles Yorks [Detroit 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"I liked Michael's thorough knowledge of the AGTEK software and his ability to present it."  Jim Chapman [Detroit 2003-2004 CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"The sections that covered profile sheet takeoffs, basement excavations and subsurface strata were very informative, and I will use this training on a regular basis."  Anonymous [Detroit 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Because I had used Earthwork 3D for about five months prior to this seminar, I thought it wasn't necessary for me to attend the first day.  But I was amazed at how much I learned in this class and at how little I was utilizing the capabilities of this software.  The information was presented very well."  Kurt W. Dulle [Nashville 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Excellent class!"  Garrett Stearns [Nashville 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"My one day in this course was an excellent review of the basic CAD import functions as well as a very interesting demonstration of the vast capabilities of the software.  Additionally, I learned a few shortcuts and hot keys that I had not previously used.  Finally, Mr. Cope's presentation methods provided a clear, concise picture of each function.  I am certain that the handbook he crafted and provided will prove to be an invaluable resource for future reference along with the availability of exercise files from his website."  John Jacobs [Birmingham 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Great class.  It should be part of the program when you buy the software."  Butch Felts [Birmingham 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"I enjoyed my time here and I will definitely be signing up to attend the Day 4 seminar."  Brad Douglas [Birmingham 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"I liked the examples used relative to the typical applications and when the instructor asked the students how they have utilized the applications.  This participation makes people 'open up' and be able to ask their questions.  Well done--Thanks."  Ken Grondin [Boston 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"The application for structural/wall excavation was excellent."  Marc Boudreau [Boston 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"The material covered at the end was a little intense for me at that time of day, but all other material covered was excellent!  Thanks."  Anonymous [Boston 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Excellent job!  I loved the hot keys and short cuts."  Perry Durgin [Boston 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"A comprehensive, user-friendly manual."  Robert Crear [Boston 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"This AGTEK seminar was very informative and well organized."  Chris Johnson [Boston 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"The manual is excellent!"  Marc Boudreau [Boston 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Overall the seminar was very informational.  I picked up many useful techniques and shortcuts."  Fred Green [Philadelphia 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"The seminar was informative."  Jamie Ducary [Philadelphia 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"The seminar highlighted more and beneficial uses of Earthwork 3D not indicated in the software's user manual.  Very informative and useful."  Anonymous [Philadelphia 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"I learned about functions that I had not been able to figure out."  Anonymous [Philadelphia 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Data manipulation was just a bit much for one session, but good stuff."  Robert Murray [Philadelphia 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Learned many tips and tricks to make my earthwork take-offs more accurate and less timely to do."  Anonymous [Philadelphia 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Everything was great."  Tracy Savacool [Philadelphia 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"All the information will prove to be valuable for both myself and the company I represent.  Michael Cope displayed his virtuosity, innovation and an open mindedness for input . . . a very informative session."  Nicholas Szucs [Philadelphia 2003-2004 CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"I really enjoyed the tips and tricks.  Today's seminar was truly informative for all levels of personnel."  Anonymous [Philadelphia 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Awesome!"  Mike Jones [Philadelphia 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"I liked how the information was given to us with the handbook matching the presentation."  Robert McGovern [Philadelphia 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"I enjoyed the training sessions very much . . . thanks for your help."  Sandy Ramsey [Houston 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs and CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminars]

"The handbook is and will be a valuable tool for reference in the future."  Michael Chaney [Houston 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"The information on haul balances was very valuable. Thank you."  Steve Kellerman [Houston 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"The presentation and materials included in the handbook are far superior."  Wm. R. Krueger [Houston 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"The class size is perfect."  Chris Birk [Houston 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Overall, I was very satisfied with this course."  Steve Kellerman [Houston 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Very good seminar.  It will help me tremendously."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"The handbook will be an excellent tool."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"The seminar handbook will be a valuable reference!"  Neil Barnhill [Raleigh 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"I am a new user of AGTEK so all the instruction today was very useful for me, but I am more interested in tomorrow's seminar which will cover importing CAD files.  The seminar handbook is a great reference!"  Anonymous [Raleigh 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Very good class that will help me with this program.  I have been using Earthwork 3D for 6 - 9 months and this will enable me to get the most out of our investment."  Anonymous [Raleigh 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"Considering I have been using Earthwork 3D for almost a year, I did not learn too much new today.  But I did learn some helpful shortcuts that will probably cut down on my take off time . . . and, overall, I enjoyed the class and look forward to learning more in tomorrow's class.  Thanks!"  Anonymous [Raleigh 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"I can tell that Michael Cope has some experience with this work -- he's not just selling the product!"  Anonymous [Raleigh 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"As a beginner, this course has given me the foundation necessary to move forward and build my career in estimating."  Edward Womack [Raleigh 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Analysis seminar]

"The 2-day seminar on Earthwork 3D was phenomenal.  The instructor, Michael Cope, presented the material in a well thought-out manner.  I really enjoyed the fact that Michael related the software to everyday construction/engineering encounters.  The overall pace and the material presented was a best fit for my needs and requirements."  Ted Michaelidis [Phoenix 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs and CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminars]

"Some of the things we discussed today will help me tremendously and many of the techniques will really apply to what I am doing.  Several things seemed a little technical and may not apply here [in Phoenix].  Nevertheless, we each have our niche markets and we have different needs for the software and I have really appreciated this seminar."  Jeremy Ebert [Phoenix 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Overall the seminar was very informative and beneficial.  The content is extremely applicable to how I will use the Earthwork 3D program."  Kevin Giffin [Phoenix 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"Great presentation with fun examples!"  Andrew Durda [Phoenix 2003-2004 CAD Data & Advanced Takeoff Applications seminar]

"The training was very instructive, and I appreciated Michael Cope's knowledge of the software and answers to my many questions."  Jeremy Ebert [Phoenix 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"I liked the size of the class and the information provided."  Dave Hoskins [Orlando 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Documenting Takeoffs seminar]

"I am very glad that I came to these seminars.  They filled in a lot of empty spaces in my previous training.  I also think the handbook is a great reference and I will use it continuously in the future."  Taylor Dan Smith [Orlando 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Analysis and CAD & Survey Data seminars]

"Wow!  Tons of information!  Great class and presentation.  Michael Cope is extremely knowledgeable in all facets of this program and he can help you with any problems you have!"  Craig Douglas [Orlando 2003-2004 CAD & Survey Data seminar]

"The class was interesting and I believe that I learned the material"  Mayra Aguiar [Orlando 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Analysis seminar]

"The seminar handbook will be a Big Help!"  Connie Honey [Orlando 2003-2004 Digitizing, Editing & Analysis seminar]

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Earthwork Software Services thanks all the seminar attendees who took the time to generously share their thoughts and suggestions with us!