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Webinar: Design, Construction and Inspection of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls

Organization: Transportation Association of Canada
Location: Canada, Ontario, Ottawa
Date: Aug 16, 2017
Date End: Aug 16, 2017
Description:
This webinar will provide an overview of best practices for the selection, design, construction, and inspection of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls with a focus on public works projects. It will highlight key features of the division of responsibilities and design considerations to compliment and preserve those divisions. MSE walls are a mature earth retention technology. With a growing number of these structures in Canada over the past few decades, concerns may arise over ultimate responsibility for wall design, quality assurance, asset management and repairs, and post-construction in-service monitoring, particularly for significant construction or performance issues. The webinar is based on contents from the upcoming soon to be published TAC Design, Construction, Maintenance and Inspection Guide for mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls.  

Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Overview of MSE wall components
  • Roles and responsibilities pertaining to design, construction and inspection of MSE walls
  • Typical applications
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Quality assessment/quality control of MSE walls
  • Questions and answers

Learning Objectives

  • Understand MSE wall components and typical applications     
  • Understand considerations for selecting soil reinforcement
  • Identify participating stakeholder roles and divisions of responsibility for select roles
  • Identify three common applications for public works projects
  • Understand, conceptually, how site conditions, application, design choices, construction and other considerations can affect performance

Target Audience

Stakeholders involved in MSE walls delivery or projects that include MSE walls:

  • Public infrastructure owners
  • Coordinating professionals
  • Engineers designing infrastructure elements that could affect or be affected by MSE walls
  • MSE wall designers, suppliers and constructors
  • Construction quality assurance professionals

Presenters

Andrew Van Dyk, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates Ltd.

Andrew has over 15 years of consulting experience and is a graduate of the Civil Engineering program at Western University. He has been providing geotechnical engineering services on a wide range of urban development and infrastructure projects from British Columbia to Ontario, including multi-phase residential developments, provincial transportation infrastructure, emergency response works, and geohazard assessments. Andrew’s geotechnical expertise includes site characterization; analysis and design of foundations; retaining walls and slopes, as well as assessments of geohazards and slope stability.  

Dr. Michael Maher, Principal, Senior Materials Engineer, Golder Associates Ltd.

With 38 years of consulting and design experience in Canada and internationally, Michael is the regional leader of Golder’s large public infrastructure initiative. He provides engineering services related to highway pavement evaluation and rehabilitation design; construction quality control and quality assurance; highway structure condition surveys; infrastructure asset management; sustainability in engineering design; and construction materials performance and premature failures.

Michael has acted as a forensic engineering investigator and expert witness in numerous legal cases related to geotechnical engineering, construction quality, and aggregate and concrete technology. He has published over 70 technical papers on construction materials and performance, pavement management and rehabilitation and the application of sustainability to optimum road rehabilitation strategies. Michael has been lead investigator for research studies funded by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program and the Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the U.S. Federal Highways Administration. He also was Past President of the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories. 

 

*A group registration fee allows multiple viewers to access the webinar via one computer login. All participants are expected to meet in the same room to hear and view the webinar (via one computer and a computer projection system). The group registration option does not permit you to have multiple logins. If your organization has multiple locations, each location will require a separate registration. The person in whose name the registration was made (the group registrant) will receive ALL correspondence related to the webinar - the link to access the webinar, the presentation materials, and the email sent after the webinar. Group registration must be made during a single transaction. We cannot retroactively group individual registrations together.

Information:

DATE: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

TIME: 1:00-2:00 PM ET

COST:

Individual (1 person): $129 members / $159 non-member
Group* of up to 5 people: $545 members / $795 non-member
Group* of up to 10 people: $1090 members / $1590 non-member

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