April 11, 2019

EVENT: WACEL April Membership Meeting (April 25th)

The April WACEL Membership meeting is Thursday, April 25th, at Maggiano’s restaurant in the Tyson’s Galleria at 11AM.  The presentation topic is “Five Ways to Improve the Cost and Performance of Ground Improvement for Foundation Support Projects”.  The Presenter is Mike Cowell, PE/CEO & President, GeoStructures.

Specifying an aggregate pier or rigid inclusion ground improvement foundation support system can save a significant amount of money versus an over excavation or deep foundation option for building projects.  However, if the specification is not accompanied by a good baseline geotechnical and structural engineering package that includes site specific design requirements, specific contractor qualification requirements, a clear scope of work, QC requirements, and a measurement and basis of payment requirement, some of the cost savings will not be realized.

Mike will discuss some of the common practices that need to change to avoid added cost and risk to a project. He will highlight areas of best practices that can lower cost and risk while providing clarity to a ground improvement design-build project.

We look forward to seeing you on April 25th.  Attendees will receive one-hour Continued Education Credit (CEU) for attending this presentation.

To reserve, use the following link:  http://www.wacel.org/membership-meetings/ and select the meeting you will attend.  Then use the search icon to the right of the “company” box. The drop-down will give you choices and after selecting your company/jurisdiction, select your name and hit submit.   If successful, you should receive an email confirmation.   If you encounter a problem, please email Chris Worley at chris@wacel.org for support.