Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018


8:00 a.m.– 8:45 a.m.
An Owner’s View on the Benefits of Driven Piles in Infrastructure
Presenter: Silas Nichols, P.E., Principal Bridge Engineer – Geotechnical United States Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration, Office of Infrastructure

8:50 a.m.–9:35 a.m.
Load and Resistance Factored Design (LFRD) of Driven Piles: Basics and Methodology
Presenter: Muhannad T. Suleiman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University

10:05 a.m.–10:50 a.m.
Research, Design and Construction – The Evolution of the Column Supported Embankment
Presenter: Dr. Jim Collin, Ph.D.
The Collin Group, Ltd.

10:55 a.m.–11:40 a.m.
Cofferdam Design and Construction in the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project (CSVT)
Presenter: Dr. Richard Hartman, Principal
Hartman Engineering

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal Redevelopment Program
Presenter: Vipul Joshi, Project Engineer
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction

1:35 p.m.–2:20 p.m.
Benefits of Using Driven Piles for a Major Commuter Rail Bridge (Sound Transit’s Tacoma Trestle Track and Signal Project, Tacoma, WA) Presenter: Hisham Sarieddine, Vice President
Shannon & Wilson, Inc.

2:25 p.m.–3:10 p.m.
Reducing Risk through Pre-bid Load Testing: A Case Study of the I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project
Presenter: Sam Sternberg III, P.E., Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Dan Brown and Associates, PC

3:40 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Large Diameter Open End Piles: Applications and New Research
Presenter: Kathryn A. Petek, Ph. D, P.E., Associate
Shannon & Wilson, Inc.

4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
A Preliminary Case Study: South Capitol Street Bridge Use of Large Diameter Open End Steel Pipe Piles for Foundation Support, Washington, DC
Presenters: Karl Higgins III, P.E., D.GE, Chief Engineer, ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC & Michael Venezia, P.E., Senior Project Manager, ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018


8:15 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Making the Grade – ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card
Presenter: Casey Dinges, Senior Managing Director
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

9:05 a.m.–9:50 a.m.
Pile Installation Using Top-Down Construction: Neabsco Creek Boardwalk (Prince William County, VA)
Presenter: Matthew Leone, P.E., Geotechnical Engineer
The Robert B. Balter Company

10:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Engineer’s Role in Mitigating Risk on Pile Driving Projects: An Operational and Legal Perspective
Presenters: Alexander Filotti, M.B.A., P.E., Risk Controller, Underpinning & Foundation Skanska, Inc., Skanska USA Civil, & Richard Kalson, Esq., Partner, Litigation, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

11:05 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
Demonstrating Driven-Pile Foundation Optimization by Quantitative Cost and Schedule Comparison of Multiple Designs
Presenter: Van E. Komurka, P.E., D.GE, Senior Engineer
GRL Engineers, Inc.