Orange County Branch Newsletter

March 2019

ASCE OC Geo-Institute & Professional Development Committee

Ground Improvement: Shallow and Deep Methods

By Pavlo Chrysovergis, P.E. - ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair

The Orange County Geo-Institute and Professional Development Committee co-hosted a half-day seminar on February 22nd in Irvine, California.  The seminar covered a wide spectrum of ground improvement methods and was attended by nearly 100 practicing engineers, academics, and students.  Each of the three presenters provided a unique insight to their field of expertise.  The seminar concluded with a panel discussion that provided attendees an opportunity to ask the presenters about how they could apply different ground improvement methods to their projects.

The presenters and their topics are listed below:

Dr. Lisheng Shao, Ph.D., P.E., G.E. - Chief Engineer, Hayward Baker

  • Optimized Ground Improvement Program – Combined Treatment Technologies

Professor John Harvey, Ph.D., P.E. – Professor, University of California, Davis

  • Lime and Cement Treatment for Subgrade Stabilization

Professor Kyle Rollins, Ph.D., P.E. – Professor, Brigham Young University

  • Pre-Fabricated Vertical Drains for Reducing Liquefaction Potential Based on Full-Scale Shaking Table Tests

Please see the following link to download a copy of their presentations:

Thank you to our sponsors:
Farrell Design-Build, Hayward Baker, Western Ground Improvement, Gregg Drilling, Langan, Eaglelift, Cell-crete, Uretek, Project X Corrosion, California Nevada Cement Association, and Tencate Mirafi.

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