Working Platforms | ASCE MD | Geo-Institute | November 15, 2023

When:  Nov 15, 2023 from 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Maryland Section

Working Platform Industry Practices, Design and Evaluation

November 15, 2023 @ 5:30 pm


The Engineer's Club

Garrett Jacobs Mansion

         11 W Mount Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21201  

presented by 


(1 PDH will be provided)

This is an In-Person Event with 1-hour Cash BAR & Dinner!

Contact [email protected] if you have any questions or need assistance 


5:30PM: Networking & Cash Bar

6:30PM-8:30PM: Dinner & Presentation



Speaker Biography:

Scott A. Jacobs is a senior engineer for Keller supporting the Northeast region and assisting on projects nationwide. A registered professional engineer in seven East Coast states spanning from Florida to New York, Jacobs has 20 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and contracting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s in geotechnical engineering from the University of Florida. He is a member of the DFI Drilled Shaft Committee and a voting member of the ACI 336 Drilled Shaft committee. 


Topic Description:

The presentation first illustrates the need and importance of working platform safety and awareness.  Major highlights of the industry wide (ADSC, DFI, and PDCA ) Recommended Industry Practices for Safe Working Platforms for Construction Equipment guidance document will then be covered.  Working platform design will then be reviewed starting first with track pressure calculation followed by the design of the working platform itself using a method by the Building Research Establishment (BRE 470 from the United Kingdom).  Lastly, basic working platform evaluation will be discussed including current research efforts being performed by DFI and the European Federation of Foundation Contractors (EFFC) to improve working platform evaluation.



The Engineers Club
11 W Mt. Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201

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All Registrants $55.00
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