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Short Courses

Included for selected short course session: Entrance to selected short course, coffee breaks, lunch for full day course, and course materials. Short Course registration does not include entrance to exhibit areas, technical sessions, receptions, or conference proceedings.

Deep Foundation Design and Construction using Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) 'LRFD for Fun and Profit' ($225)

Tuesday, May 11, 2020, 7:30 am to 11:30 am: Working Platforms
Course Synopsis: The Working Platforms Industry – Wide Working Group of ADSC, DFI, and PDCA will present this halfday course for contractors who are learning how to incorporate working platform administrative policies and safety procedures into their company standard practices. The course will cover administrative procedures published in the document Recommended Industry Practices for Safe Working Platforms for Construction Equipment issued by the three Associations and also will touch on technical topics, such as loading analysis and the elements of a typical engineering analysis and certification report. 

Geoprofessional Business Practices and Ethics ($225)

Tuesday, May 11, 2020, 7:30 am to 11:30 am: Design and Installation of Micropiles For Underpinning
Course Synopsis: Mike Empiza, David Kirschner and David Scott, of Keller, will outline reasons and typical conditions for underpinning and will detail methods for underpinning, including Helical Piles, Push Piers, Conventional/Pit Underpinning, Ground Modification, Shoring Systems, and Micropiles. Special concentration will be given to micropile design and installation methods, including determination of loads and a variety of methodologies.

Stability & Stabilization of Natural and Man-Made Slopes with Climate Change ($445)

Tuesday, May 11, 2020, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm: Case Histories of Slope Stability and Slope Stabilization
Course Synopsis: Tim Stark and Daniel Pradel – This short course will present recent advances in slope stability analyses and shear strength assessments including static and seismic shear strength selection, two and three-dimensional slope stability analyses, slope stabilization techniques and analyses, and demonstration of state-of-the-art limit equilibrium and finite difference software packages for evaluating slope stability. More importantly, we will use case histories to illustrate the application of shear strength concepts and their relevance when using slope stability methods of analysis. This format will help practitioners apply modern slope stability principles to better design slope stabilizations and/
or remedial measures. For this short course we propose discussing strength and related technical aspects in the morning and applying the technical information to a variety number of slope failures in the afternoon.

Deep Foundations QA/QC for Engineers, Contractors, and Inspectors ($225)

Tuesday, May 11, 2020, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Ground Modification Methods
Course Synopsis: Vern Schaefer – This course will provide training on the design of several ground modification methods included the latest FHWA/NHI Ground Modification Reference Manual published in April 2017 with updates on recent developments. The course will give a brief overview of ground modification methods commonly used in practice, provide guidelines for selection of appropriate ground modification methods for projects, and focus on densification methods (e.g., intelligent compaction, dynamic compaction, and vibrocompaction), rigid inclusions/column-supported embankments with and without geosynthetic reinforcement, and consolidation methods (e.g., preloading, surcharge preloading, and vacuum preloading). An update on GeoTechTools, recently acquired by the Geo-Institute, will be provided. Case histories will be discussed to demonstrate the use of ground modification methods to solve challenging geotechnical problems. This course will also present the ASCE Geo-Institute-sponsored China Scan Tour on the latest ground modification methods used in China.

Joint Society Women’s Professional Development Skills Workshop ($225)

Tuesday, May 11, 2020, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Course Synopsis: Mohamad Hussein and Mike Justason – This course provides an overview of common methods of QA/QC for Deep Foundations and provides some perspectives on. The value of QA/QC from design and construction points-of-view. The course includes a discussion on factors to consider during the design phase of a project, during installation, and post construction as well as a short specifications
overview. The course introduces the main methods for performing inspections and testing for driven piles, drilled shafts, and augercast piles, although many of the methods described also apply to other types of deep foundations. The effect of well-planned and well-executed QA/QC programs on the design and construction of more costeffective, efficient, and reliable deep foundations will be discussed with experts in the area of deep foundations.


Meet the IFCEE 2018 Technical Program Committee

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Robert Thompson
Dan Brown & Associates

Allen Cadden
Technical Program Committee
Schnabel Engineering

Bernie Hertlein
Technical Program Committee
GEI Consultants

Mary Ellen Bruce
Technical Program Committee

Mike Justason
Technical Program Committee
McMaster University

Anna Sellountou
Technical Program Committee
Pile Dynamics

Tracy Brettmann
Technical Program Committee
A.H. Beck

Terence Holman
Technical Program Committee
Turner Construction

Peggy Hagerty Duffy
Technical Program Committee
Hagerty Engineering

Muhannad T. Suleiman
Proceedings Editors
Lehigh University

Anne Lemnitzer
Proceedings Editors
U. of California, Irvine

Armin W. Stuedlein
Proceedings Editors
Oregon State University