RI ASCE April Dinner Meeting

When:  Apr 18, 2024 from 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Rhode Island Section

Speakers: Kurt Amidon | Area Manager at Phoenix and Kyle Thompson | Superintendent at Phoenix

Topic: Design and Installation of Drilled Micropiles for the Renovation of MIT’s Oldest Residence Halls

Drilled micropile installations have increase significantly in recent years due to numerous advantages over large diameter piles.  Phoenix installed 115 drilled micropiles in low overhead of 6.5 feet to 9 feet in the basements of two historic buildings built in the 1920s and 1930s.  These piles were needed for the updates to the structure and seismic requirements.

The micropiles were designed as friction piles.  The piles were drilled up to a depth of 85 ft, and then the casing was pulled to just below the organic soils to establish friction between the natural sands, silts and clays.  More than half of the pile’s locations needed to be moved during installation due to conflicts with the existing structure. Other challenges such as groundwater levels, groundwater treatments, soil disposal, tight work zones and a tight schedule made this a full team effort.

Speaker's Bios:  Kurt is an Area Manager for Phoenix focused on developing new services and markets and expanding more in Rhode Island and Connecticut. Kurt is a Geotechnical Engineer with about 30 years of geotechnical consulting, design and construction.

Kyle is a Superintendent for Phoenix and has worked the past 12 years for specialty sub-contractors in the drilling industry. Previously, Kyle worked as a project engineer supporting the full range of project scopes from small to large diameter deep foundations, underpinning, support of excavations, soil nail support systems, and more. 

Please click the registration button or email [email protected] to RSVP.

RSVP deadline is 12:00 PM Friday, April 12.

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Dinner Buffet: Tuscan Chicken, Garlic Honey Salmon and Pasta Primavera

Served with the following: Garden Salad with House Italian Dressing | Fresh Baked Bread with Butter | Garden Vegetable Medley | Baby Carrots | Rice Pilaf | Oven Roasted Potatoes | Coffee, Tea & Decaf Station

5:30pm Social Hour

6:30pm Dinner/Presentation


Chelo's Waterfront
1 Masthead Dr
Warwick, RI 02886

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Registration Price
Student $25.00
Member $40.00
Non-member $40.00
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