ASCE New York Metropolitan Section Chapter
For more information on Met Section events, contact Nidal M. AbiSaab via email or telephone (917-720-4466).
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
"Geotechnical Perspective on Sustainability and Resiliency Implications of Hurricane Sandy"
Speaker: Prof. Youssef Hashash, University of Illinois at Urbana
38th Annual Kapp Dinner and Lecture
Thursday, January 23, 2014
"The Geoprofessional Paradox – A Question of Ethics?"
Speaker: Victor Donald P.E., Terracon
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Thursday, March 13
38th Annual One Day Seminar
Thursday, May 15, 2014
"New Applications of Geotechnologies"
November 22 Friday, December 13 (.pdf)
Delaware Valley Geo-Institute Chapter (DVGI)
DVGI event calendar • DVGI Newsletter November 2013 (.pdf)
Tuesday, January 21, 2014: Dinner Meeting
Tuesday, February 18, 2014: Student Night, Villanova University, Connelly Center
Tuesday, March 18, 2014: Dinner Meeting
April, 2014 (Date TBA): DVGI Joint Meeting with ASCE Philly Section
Tuesday, May 20, 2014: DVGI Dinner Meeting
Local Geotechnical Group Events
27th Central Pennsylvania Geotechnical Conference
April 23-25, 2014
Call for Poster Abstracts - due 20 September, 2013
ASCE Mohawk-Hudson Section
Capital Region Geotechnical Symposium
November 15, 2013
ASCE-National Capital Section
November 19, 2013
"The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art from Below Grade"
Speaker: Andrew C. Baxter, Schnabel Engineering, Inc.
The geometry of the valley site for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art generated critical horizontal loading combinations that were insurmountable for routine foundation schemes. Several of the structures are externally loaded on one or two sides by earth and open on the remaining sides, generating significant unbalanced lateral loads. At the foundation level the sub-grade varied from intact competent limestone to residual stiff silts and clays. Two cable suspension bridges crossed the ponds in the center of the complex and were tied down to the underlying limestone.
This presentation will discuss how the utilization of micropiles and tie-downs provided significant advantages with respect to other foundation schemes while limiting engineering and construction risks.
One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendence.