Orange County Branch Newsletter
ASCE OC Geo-Institute
Visions for a Geotechnical Future
By Taki Chrysovergis, P.E., ASCE OC Geo-Institute Chair
The Orange County Geo-Institute Chapter hosted a May dinner meeting in Irvine, CA featuring a presentation by Mr. Silas Nichols, P.E., Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Mr. Nichols’ presentation focused on broad research topics and deployment efforts led by FHWA and its partners that are intended to reshape the geotechnical landscape. Technical discussion included current state of knowledge and developing methodologies for post-grouting drilled shafts, design methods for large diameter open ended piles, and scour evaluation for soil and rock. The meeting was well-attended by practicing engineers, academics, and students.
ASCE Orange County Branch and the Geo-Institute would like to extand a warm thanks to Mr. Silas Nichols, P.E. for his wonderful presentation.