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1/15/20 January Breakfast Seminar - HIlton Garden Inn, Fort Washington

Date: Jan 15, 2020

Soil-Structure Interaction: Springs and Things

Presented By: Michael Paquette, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Langan (Philadelphia)      

This presentation will discuss the use (and misuse) of springs when modeling soil-structure interaction. Soil and rock are complicated materials to predict the load-deflection response. For simplicity in design, the geotechnical engineer typically provides the structural engineer with an equivalent linear spring to represent the load-deflection response. This simplification can aid in design, but in some cases can produce an unconservative response in the structural model.  We will discuss the following:

         How springs are developed for both shallow and deep foundations
         Slab-on-grade vs. mat springs
         Axial and lateral springs for piles
         When and why iteration of spring values is required
         State of practice how springs are currently used in simplified and complex models
         Behold the future some thoughts on the recent shift in modeling soil-structure interaction

About Our Speaker: 

Mr. Paquette has 17 years of geotechnical experience in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, and abroad. His experience includes geotechnical explorations and site evaluations, shallow and deep foundation design, soft clays, karst hazards and sinkhole evaluation, mine evaluation, retaining wall design, excavation support and underpinning, seismic and liquefaction analysis, ground improvement evaluation and design, surcharge and wick drain design, pavement design, and slope stability analysis. Mr. Paquette has worked on a wide range of projects, including school, stadium, hospital, offshore platform, commercial retail development, residential high-rise and low-rise structures, warehouses, park facilities, tunnel, waterfront structures, and wetlands. His experience includes notable projects such as Hudson Yards and the Kingdom Tower.

When:
Wednesday, January 15,2020

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn
525 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA  19034

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Featuring a breakfast buffet

Time:
Registration begins at 7:00 am, Breakfast 7:15 am, Remarks and Presentation at 7:30 am

Cost:
DVASE members: FREE, Non-members: $55.00*

Reserve by Monday, January 13th.  Space is limited!

*Invite engineers at your firm to attend!  Non-members can pay with credit card via PayPal.

If you have any questions, please email bsagusti@barrhorstman.com or telephone @ 215-628-9844 X104 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTING SPONSORS

HILLIS-CARNES ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES
INTERNATIONAL MASONRY INSTITUTE
LANGAN
LIEB INSPECTION & TESTING, INC.
MAINSTAY ENGINEERING GROUP, INC.
MAPEI CONCRETE RESTORATION, STRUCTURAL STRENGTHENING,  AND BELOW GRADE WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS
PIERESEARCH
PULLMAN SYSTEMS, SST
SIDEPLATE SYSTEMS, INC.
SIKA US CORPORATION  


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