Geo-Institute SIUE seminar with the title of Monitoring Micropile Foundations of Bridge During Construction was held on March 1st 2016 in School of Engineering, SIUE. Dr. Ronaldo Luna professor and chair of Civil Engineering Department in Saint Louis University presented the seminar. He covered a summary of the installation of instrumentation and results of the monitoring program of micropile foundations during construction of the Foothills Parkway Bridge No. 2 in eastern Tennessee completed in December of 2012.
Geo-Institute SIUE chapter has invited Dr. Ronaldo Luna to hold a seminar in School of Engineering, SIUE. The seminar will be on March 1st, 2016, from 3 PM to 4:30 PM in room EB 1033.
The seminar topic is Monitoring Micropile Foundations of Bridge During Construction. Micropiles are deep foundation systems which are constructed using small diameter steel casing bars in previously drilled boreholes. The seminar covers a summary of the installation of instrumentation and results of the monitoring program of micropile foundations during construction of the Foothills Parkway Bridge No. 2 in eastern Tennessee completed in December of 2012.
Dr. Ronaldo Luna is Professor and Chair of Civil Engineering Department in Saint Louis University. He teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in the field of geotechnical engineering. His research interests lie in the dynamic response of soils and liquefaction, geographic information systems in civil engineering, and advances in foundation and earthquake engineering. He was a professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO, for fifteen years. Previously he was an assistant professor at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Missouri, California, and Washington and has published over 150 technical papers.
Title: Monitoring Micropile Foundations of Bridge During Construction
Presenter: Dr. Ronaldo Luna, PE, F.ASCE
Organizer: Geo-Institute SIUE Chapter
When: 3 PM to 4:30 PM, March 1st, 2016
Where: EB 1033, School of Engineering, SIUE
Geo-Institute and ASCE SIUE chapter have invited Dr. Greg Hempen to hold a seminar in School of Engineering, SIUE. The seminar will be on February 9, 2016, from 11 AM to 12:15 in room EB 0160.
The presentation covers preparing and applying for jobs, and having the individual’s desired career. The presentation covers a variety of topics, but prefers to have students inquire about their concerns and interests to develop specific discussion areas. The presentation develops the employer’s perspective, so job applicants may: appropriately provide resumes and applications that interest an employer; respond to interview questions and ask questions of the interviewer; and, negotiate the benefit package for an offered position.
Greg is a Geophysicist / Geological Engineer, consulting for URS Corporation’s [now AECOM] St. Louis Office. He specializes in all types of vibration mitigation from earthquakes, blasting and pile driving, and recommending appropriate geophysical studies for complex sites. His 40+-year career includes a long tenure at, and retirement from, the St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers. Greg has conducted business for all levels of government, federal, state and local. He had worked closely with consulting firms managing studies on federal projects. He now works in the private sector, but continues studies for federal and state offices. His duties have included: site assessment of dam sites, regional earthquake studies for federal dam sites, probabilistic and deterministic appraisal of potential earthquake impacts, varied geophysical studies for different projects’ concerns (from archeological to environmental transport to groundwater to rock weaknesses), blast mitigation while effectively achieving the blasting goal, environmental mitigation, and the dreaded – “other duties, as assigned.”
Title: Geo-Institute, ASCE Seminar
Presenter: Gregory (Greg) L. Hempen, PhD, PE, RG
When: 11 AM to 12:15 PM, 02/09/2016
Where: EB0160, School of Engineering, SIUE
This month in the dates of 22nd and 23rd, a geotechnical workshop was presented by Siavash Zamiran, PhD Candidate and instructor in School of Engineering titled "Introduction to Computational Geotechnics". The workshop was held based on Civil Engineering Department in SIUE and Geo-Institute SIUE chapter.
This workshop was an introduction to modeling geotechnical problems using commercially available geotechnical programs. Several geotechnical programs and numerical methods were discussed and compared with each other. Principals of numerical modeling and the modeling procedure of different problems were demonstrated. The workshop was free of charge and 10 PDH credits were assigned to participants for their 10 hours enrollment. Students and professionals from SIUE, AECOM Technology Corporation, and Leidos Engineering Inc. participated in this workshop.
The materials covered in the workshop are now available free and online through this link.
St. Louis Chapter of the Geotechnical Institute of ASCE presented Case Histories Seminar on April 16, 2015. Geotechnical professionals in St. Louis Metro area enrolled to this seminar. A presntation of the effects of slurry backfilling on floor and pillar stability of coal mines was presented by Siavash Zamiran. In this investigation, the effects of slurry backfilling was evaluated on floor and pillar stability in Illinois coal mines.