Geo-Institute | Drilled and Grouted Foundations | May 15, 2024

When:  May 15, 2024 from 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Maryland Section

Drilled and Grouted Foundations: Historical Performance and Misinformation

May 15, 2024 @ 5:30 pm
presented by W. Morgan NeSmith, PE, D.GE
(1 PDH will be provided)

5:30PM: Networking & Cash Bar
6:30PM-8:30PM: Dinner & Presentation

Speaker Biography:

Morgan has a B CE and MS CE from Georgia Tech and over 25 years of experience in geotechnical contracting and consulting including numerous site characterization and construction projects for remote and offshore facilities in the Middle East, West Africa, and Asia. Since 2004, he has specialized in the design and installation of cast-in-place piles and ground improvement systems for Berkel, primarily ACIP/CFA and drilled displacement (DD) piles as well as rigid inclusions. He has authored/co-authored numerous papers on deep foundations and ground improvement systems. He also regularly speaks to companies, universities, and professional organizations on these topics on behalf of Berkel as well as the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) of which he is a past chair of the ACIP and DD Pile Committee. He is a Diplomate of the Academy of Geo-Professionals and currently serves on the DFI Board of Trustees as the liaison to the ACIP and DD Pile Committee. In 2017, he received the DFI President’s Award, which recognizes the efforts and service of DFI members to advance its work.

Topic Description:

The presentation will cover an overview of the performance of various drilled and grouted foundation systems, including ACIP piles; Drilled Displacement piles; and rigid inclusions in the Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia areas. Differences in design and performance expectations of these systems in the regional Piedmont and Coastal Plain geologies will be highlighted specifically. Myths and misinformation regarding various aspects of the systems will also be discussed with local case-histories used to illustrate the performance of the different deep foundation and ground improvement systems.





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Student $25.00
Member $50.00
Non-member $60.00
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