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2005 - 2006  Seminar Season

"I appreciate that everything was explained to the class in a way that was easy to understand.  The classes that I attended this week have made me more confident in the capabilities of our AGTEK programs."  Trey Boyles [Atlanta Summer 2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"The entire coarse exceeded my expectations and provided a great base to learning the AGTEK earthwork products."  Wes Corder [Atlanta Summer 2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"I learned lots of tips and tricks to help in my day-to-day work."  Andrew Whiteside [Atlanta Summer 2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"Excellent course, well organized and well presented.  Very thorough and in-depth, with full explanations and details provided."  Wes Corder [Atlanta Summer 2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Excellent seminar!"  Cliff Loughmiller [Atlanta Summer 2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The information was great."  Anonymous [Atlanta Summer 2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Excellent seminar with very useful information."  Cliff Loughmiller [Atlanta Summer 2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Excellent content and well organized."  Wes Corder [Atlanta Summer 2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Very informative."  Andrew Whiteside [Atlanta Summer 2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Good seminar, great instructor  -- very knowledgeable about both the software and its real life applications."  Anonymous [Newport Beach 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"I am truly impressed by how well this class flowed and by the usefulness of the information you've provided.  My Earthwork 3D takeoffs will never be the same thanks to you!  I will use every 'tool' you taught.  Your classes are worth far more than the cost -- the information you've taught is priceless for AGTEK users.  Thanks so much, Sandy (AGTEK user since 1984)."  Sandra White [Newport Beach 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Overall a very helpful class.  I learned a lot of new tricks to increase my take-off speed.  The models used are perfect for learning the steps.  I will attend a future seminar and know I will learn even more.  Thanks for the work you do in teaching these classes."  Richard Nye [Newport Beach 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This seminar was exactly what we needed when we needed it."  Paul Rayls [Newport Beach 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Michael Cope was brilliant in his delivery of the referenced material.  He is very informative and knowledgeable in all aspects of the Earthwork 3D program.  This is an excellent seminar for an introduction to the Earthwork 3D program."  Jerome C. Turner [Orlando 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"This seminar was very helpful to me because I have been using Earthwork 3D for a year now and everything makes much more sense to me compared to when I first attended the seminar last year as a brand new user."  Anonymous [Orlando 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Even after using Graphic Grade 3D for over seven years, this seminar was a great refresher and update."  Jeff Shuey [Richmond 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"Excellent seminar.  I learned a lot and had a great time.  I look forward to your next seminar."
Joshua Donahue [Richmond 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"The seminar handbook is very well laid out and it will be a useful reference."  Anonymous [Richmond 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"The information presented will aid our company in providing a better detailed excavation takeoff.  The presenter did an excellent job of keeping my attention and answering all questions.  A very beneficial seminar."  Tom Trevillian P.E. [Richmond 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The skills I learned in this class will help to speed up and streamline my takeoffs."
Tom Maimone [Richmond 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Very practical information.  Michael Cope's knowledge of the subject matter is obvious.  Good job."  Jeff Rolan [Richmond 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I have been using Earthwork 3D for six months and what I learned today will easily double my productivity."  Anonymous [Richmond 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"This was my second time taking the Day 1 seminar and it was a great refresher in preparation for the Day 2 seminar tomorrow."  Tom Maimone [Richmond 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Very useful seminar.  The material covered will simplify my takeoffs."  Tom Trevillian P.E. [Richmond 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The seminar started off very slow with very basic topics, but then picked up nicely.  The shortcuts and the seminar handbook are certainly worth coming for."  Josh Martin [Richmond 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Excellent seminar.  It would be a good refresher course every year."  Ed Marks [Richmond 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The overall seminar was great."  Andy Lohr [Richmond 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Excellent."  Jeff Garrison [Nashville 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"Great class, I learned a lot."  Nate Phelps [Nashville 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"The information provided in this class will be a HUGE time saver.  The presenter not only describes how to perform each function but also includes the logic behind the function's practical application.  Earthwork 3D is a very sophisticated and user-friendly product."  Jeff Garrison [Nashville 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Great class with lots of information . . . but maybe a little too much information for beginners."
Nate Phelps [Nashville 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]
--Instructor's Note: Good point regarding information overload for beginners attending the CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications (Day 2) seminar.  Prospective attendees should consider each seminar's recommended prerequisites!

"I have been using Earthwork 3D for over a year but this course was very beneficial.  The shortcuts are invaluable.  I was only using about 60% of the software's capabilities prior to attending this course."  Jeff Garrison [Nashville 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Excellent learning experience."  Tim Smith [Nashville 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Very good teaching strategies and very informative."  Nate Phelps [Nashville 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Although informative, the seminar should offer certification."  Anonymous [Nashville 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]
--Instructor's Note: A personalized Letter of Attendance for continuing education credit (or other purposes) is always available upon request!

"Presentation and approach to material was excellent in that the material was presented in a way that both novice and advanced users can understand.  Teaching how to use the program to solve actual take-off challenges and real life applications was great.  Thank you for a very useful and productive seminar (all three days)."  George Schmidt [Seattle 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"This was a very useful class with many valid and useful lessons."  Clint Myers [Seattle 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"Today's seminar was a constant flow of useful and pertinent information.  Not only can I cut down my work time, but the quality of the information that I produce will be much higher."  Anonymous [Seattle 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Great class!!  It was good that you dealt with 'real life' scenarios (like junk CAD files) so we can apply it to what we actually encounter."  Cheri Howard [Seattle 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Very good presentation with a lot of useful information."  Anonymous [Seattle 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This seminar was one of the best I've attended.  Even though I knew most of what was discussed, I still learned some new things (i.e., shortcuts) that will be very helpful.  The side notes given were good for those of us with advanced knowledge.  The instructor had a great speaking style--energetic, easy to follow, and kept our attention through material that was tedious at times."  Cheri Howard [Seattle 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The instructor was outstandingly knowledgeable.  I appreciated his ability to answer a wide variety of questions."  Anonymous [Seattle 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I enjoyed being able to follow the instructor using the seminar manual instead of having to follow with a personal computer."  Matt Graf [Seattle 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The useful functions and Michael Cope's practical applications know-how are outstanding bits of info that improve productivity.  Kudos!"  Anonymous [Tampa 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Cleared up a lot of gray areas!  Very applicable to the things that an estimator can do to speed the entry process."  Anonymous [Tampa 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Thank you so much for the Tampa seminar.  I've come back to work today and right away was able to use some of the things that you taught us.  It was fantastic."  Juli Heien [Tampa 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I always knew that Earthwork 3D was a powerful program but, until attending this seminar, I was unaware of the software's full potential.  I cannot wait to take back to the estimating room the skills I have learned."  Thomas Kirby [Tampa 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Very applicable to the program and its usefulness.  I appreciated seeing another point of view in how the program can be used."  Anonymous [Tampa 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Great tips and examples for even an experienced power user like myself."  Anthony Rawson [Tampa 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The shortcuts were great.  Seeing them in action allows me to apply them with a better understanding."  Jeff Taylor [Tampa 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I thought the information was extremely helpful."  Justin Broshear [Tampa 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Great presentation with lots of useful information.  Even functions that I have not used yet were explained in a way that will allow me to utilize them now.  But I highly recommend some hands on experience with the AGTEK software before taking this class, or you will be overwhelmed by all the information."  Hari Anderson [Chicago 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This seminar showed me things that I did not think AGTEK was capable of doing.  The information will be an invaluable estimating tool."  Dan Lichthardt [Chicago 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This seminar was a very in-depth, well thought out look at the software and it showed me how I can utilize the program in our company."  Jeff Stickfort [Chicago 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Although time would have be an issue, it would have been good to actually have a hands-on experience.  Other than that comment, the seminar was well structured and well conducted."
Dalin Smith [Chicago 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"This seminar (as well as the two previous days) was fantastic!  I honestly can't wait to get back to my office and put to use all that I have learned to gain a competitive edge in a tight market.  Thanks!" Andrew George [Columbus 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"These seminars represent a very valuable service.  Today was informative and presented useful information.  The details were greatly appreciated and the instructor was very helpful."
Derek Martin [Columbus 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"I really liked the seminar (yesterday too) and I came away with a lot of knowledge."
Tim Shaffer [Columbus 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Before taking this Day 1 seminar I had never used Earthwork 3D; nevertheless, I understood probably 80 - 90% of the information and look forward to Day 2.  Thanks a lot!"  Andrew George [Columbus 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Excellent, very well done."  Carlos Montjoy [Chantilly 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Excellent presentation."  Brian Cable [Chantilly 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Good class with a lot of student/teacher interaction.  I plan to attend again in the future."
Michael Clark [Chantilly 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Having not used AGTEK Earthwork 3D, I was impressed by the capabilities of the software.  Thank you, I enjoyed the class very much."  Sean Maloney [Chantilly 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"After using the software without instruction for 90 days, this seminar was a breath of fresh air and it has given me the confidence I need to perform the tasks associated with my position."
Damon Kothmann [Dallas 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"The second day was even more interesting than the first--getting deeper into the real power of AGTEK."  Michael Case [Dallas 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Very informative and enjoyable.  I wish the seminar manuals would come with the AGTEK system--I would have been up and running a lot sooner."  Michael Case [Dallas 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The instructor provided an in-depth look at the basic and streamlined features of AGTEK--an absolute must for removing the training wheels and getting the most out of the program!"
Geoff Guerrero [Dallas 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The quantity and quality of information greatly exceeded my expectations.  The presentation of the information was made very clearly (construction wise) to every point and question.  I really appreciate the knowledge of the instructor on the software as well as his recognition of where common sense and field experience need to take over.  I would just like to say 'thank you' for providing this service."
Thomas W. Cramer, II [Denver 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The time saving techniques I learned during the seminar were more than worth the price of admission." Amoz K. Tong [Denver 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This seminar provided valuable information and techniques for performing my job.  The methods presented will save me hours when compared to the labor intensive processes that I was using before." Marty Arterburn [Denver 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I had some background with AGTEK but this seminar was extremely helpful.  Michael Cope was very knowledgeable.  I plan on attending next year and coming all three days.  Thank you."
Calvin Kelley [Denver 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The explanations were easy to understand.  The presentation was informative and kept my attention all day."  Anonymous [Denver 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Thank you!"  Anonymous [Denver 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"All three days were very informative.  Michael Cope was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the material.  The presentation was very well organized and explained in good detail.  Thanks.
Matthew Dupuis [Atlanta 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"I came into this seminar with absolutely no knowledge about the AGTEK system.  I came away from the seminar with confidence and knowledge because of the well planned presentation and its concise format.  Michael Cope does an excellent job covering everything needed to be a success when returning to the job.  He is well prepared and easy to understand.  I have worked in several other fields and been to numerous seminars and Michael Cope is second to none.  I recommend this class as a must for anyone entering this field."  Scott Hester [Atlanta 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This was an excellent seminar.  I have also used AGTEK EDGE [Sitework Engineering] as well as Sitework 98 and I still learned a lot of tips to help me be more productive.  Michael Cope made the seminar very interesting."  Dale M. Steeles [Atlanta 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"This seminar provided more information than I expected and the instructor's knowledge goes far beyond the software.  Nice applications to real industry issues."  Travis Presley [Atlanta 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The handbook, and therefore the presentation, were very well organized.  The reference book will be a valuable resource and it will be used very often."  Anonymous [Atlanta 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I liked the seminar very much.  Although I have used AGTEK EDGE [Sitework Engineering], Sitework 98 and, now, Earthwork 3D, I still learned new functions and shortcuts that I did not know about.  Michael is very knowledgeable and takes a lot of time to explain things.  I would highly recommend this seminar to companies that are using AGTEK software.  But I would also recommend that companies allow their employees some time to use the product before signing up for the seminar."  Dale M. Steeles [Atlanta 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Very good seminar.  A lot of information was presented but it was covered very well."  Anonymous [Atlanta 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I enjoyed the flow of the discussion.  When I was worried about not writing down the information, I realized that it was already in the seminar handbook."  B. P. Rancourt [Atlanta 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I found a lot of good information from these classes."  Anonymous [Minneapolis 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"This class cleared up some loose ends and concerns that I had with my AGTEK abilities."
Anonymous [Minneapolis 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The best part about your instruction is that you know the software inside and out, and you know what we need each feature for, because you also know the business.  Very insightful.  Thank you."
John Trakas [Boston 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"The material covered was beyond my experience level with the software, but that is ok.  Overall, the class was very informative."  Josh Noury [Boston 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"Great instructor."  Anonymous [Boston 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I think the handbook is very well written and find the tips very helpful.  The presentation was excellent, with ample time for questions and answers.  The class is a must for anyone purchasing the New AGTEK programs and I will certainly recommend the rest of our people attend next year."
Robert E. Streeter [Boston 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"The seminar met and exceeded my expectations.  Very good."  Joshua Noury [Boston 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Very interesting and informative.  Well organized."  Anonymous [Boston 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Except for the hardware [digitizer] problem, the seminar was very good."  Vincent Giordano [Boston 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]
--Instructor's Note:  Our GTCO roll-up digitizer was 'Dead On Arrival' in Boston.  Per a tag found in its shipping carton, the digitizer had been inspected at the airport by Transportation Safety Administration personnel and, in the process, it was damaged ("multiple broken grids in the mat" per GTCO's diagnosis).  Just another cost of doing business in today's world!

"Supplied plenty of energy to keep the day moving.  Glad to see we aren't the only ones who have hardware [digitizer] issues at crunch time . . . good composure!!"  Anonymous [Boston 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"There was a problem with the digitizer but you handled it well.  You were able to describe what was supposed to be happening very well."  Bob Curreri [Boston 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"An excellent seminar, very informative, Michael Cope is very knowledgeable about the software.  Michael also did a great job coping with the digitizer problem.  Great learning experience for new users and also a great review for more experienced users, with helpful shortcuts and new information too."
Billy White [Boston 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Good overview.  I have been using AGTEK since 2002 and it was nice to have a refresher.  I am looking forward to the staged/over excavation and balance regions topics in tomorrow's class."
Tony Carmillo [Boston 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"I have been using Earthwork 3D for about six months and was essentially self-taught.  I learned some key elements in this seminar that will save me about 25% of my time and I found a mistake in my calculations which could have potentially cost me hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars.  This seminar was the best investment I've ever made!"  Michael Tyson, Jr. [Philadelphia 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Great information in the handbook.  The order and flow of your presentation was smooth.  Thank you for your time."  Alan Klusman [Philadelphia 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"My first time in this AGTEK seminar was almost two years ago.  The information presented was generally the same between then and now so the big difference was my own experience with AGTEK.  Last time, I was lost after the first day.  This time, I only took the second day because I am now proficient at digitizing and did not need the first day.  Attending today's seminar made me more confident in my own abilities!!  Next time, I'll be looking to attend Days 2 and 3.  Thank you!"
Terry Kline [Philadelphia 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I always enjoy this class and I always look forward to learning the new items you bring to our attention.  Thanks for everything."  Anonymous [Philadelphia 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"This has been one of the best seminars I've been to.  Thank you."  Randy McKinley [Phoenix 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"Very informative!"  Ken Hayden [Phoenix 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"Very good.  Great job.  Thanks."  Terry Marshall [Phoenix 2005-2006 Graphic Grade Survey Data Manipulation seminar]

"These AGTEK seminars should be attended by experienced users as well as by novice users.  I was surprised by how much I learned."  Jaime Gomez [Phoenix 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Excellent class that moved at a good pace."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I liked a lot of the quick techniques."  Anonymous [Phoenix 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"Awesome, everything was great, very helpful, very well organized.  I hope to be able to come next year."  Brandy Sutphen [Phoenix 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The availability of the class data files on your website is excellent."  Jim Hurd [Phoenix 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]
--Instructor's Note:  Our seminar attendees can download and practice with data files that correspond to the step-by-step exercise instructions included in the seminar handbooks.

"I liked how Mike [the instructor] would take time to explain things and, if needed, he would take time to explain it again."  Clay Hayden [Phoenix 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I particularly liked learning about the over-excavation applications."  Ken Hayden [Phoenix 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I've learned a lot for my cross training today but I'm looking forward to Days 2 and 3 because I handle the topos in the field.  Good job, Mike.  Thanks."  Randy McKinley [Phoenix 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"Useful tips and instructions on how to apply this program to my needs."  Joey McIntyre [Charlotte 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"I thoroughly enjoyed the class.  I know I will use the information and handbook a lot!"
Julie Plyler [Charlotte 2005-2006 CAD Data & Advanced Modeling Applications seminar]

"The class was very informative."  Joey McIntyre [Charlotte 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques seminar]

"All AGTEK users would benefit from this seminar."  Rick McKinney [Charlotte 2005-2006 Digitizing & Fundamental Modeling Techniques 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!