July 29, 2008 - Lunchtime Seminar 1: Managing Sub-Surface Work (on Your Construction Site)

Encountering sub-surface structures, pile failure and unforeseen soil conditions represent some of the most significant risks to a development during construction, and the cost in money and time to address these issues can be significant. This lunchtime seminar explores methods and strategies for managing that risk including a review of basic terminology, and definition of terms, such as different soil types and hazardous soil classifications and the basic categories of pile designs. A geotech engineer, contractor and environmental consultant also presents key strategies in understanding what lurks beneath your site and how to use that information to limit risk once construction is underway.

Panelists: Hadi Yap, Principal, Treadwell and Rollo

David DeMent, Environmental Risk Services

Chuck Palley, President, Cahill Contractors


Geotechnical Investigation Reports (ppt)

Site Assessment Fundamentals: Problems During Construction (ppt)

Managing Sub-Surface Work (ppt)