The latest issue of Deep Foundations Magazine is available online from the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI). The September/October 2017 issue cover story is about the 2017 OPA Winning Project – The Expansion and Preservation of the Andrew Mellon Building in Washington D.C. This project involved adding a basement beneath the existing foundations of the National Historic Landmark. Berkel & Company Contractors designed micropiles to serve as the shoring system and the permanent deep foundation elements.
A temporary micropile underpinning foundation system was used to support the abutments of the US 69 bridge over the Kansas River near Kansas City, KS while repairs to the abutment bearing devices were performed. This post is based on my notes from the presentation titled “Emergency Micropile Underpining of the U.S. 69 Truss – Kansas River Bridge” by Jim Brennan, Assistant [State?] Geotechnical Engineer with KDOT. It was the first presentation of the 34th Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference in Phoenix this week. Read on for more.
Hawthorne, NJ (August 21, 2014): S. Scot Litke, D.GE (Hon.) is the recipient of DFI’s highest award to an individual, the Distinguished Service Award. He is the 34th recipient of the award, honoring individuals chosen by their peers for exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry. The award will be presented on October 23, 2014, during DFI’s 39th Annual Conference in Atlanta.
Since 1982, Litke has been the editor of the ADSC’s (International Association of Foundation Drilling) Foundation Drilling magazine. He also held the position of Executive Director of the ADSC from 1982 to 2009. During this time, Litke managed over 25 drilled foundation and anchored earth retention research projects funded by the ADSC and FHWA. Litke was inducted into ADSC’s Hall of Fame in 2012.
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Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): Elections for the Deep Foundations Institute 18-member Board of Trustees were held in advance of the 2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting.
Incumbent trustees elected to additional terms include: James A. Morrison, manager, Kiewit Engineering; Rudolph P. Frizzi, P.E., GE, Senior Principal at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; and Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions Inc., each elected for a fourth three-year term, and Matthew Janes, P.Eng., M.E.Sc., MBA, senior engineer at Isherwood; Arturo Ressi di Cervia, special projects executive at Kiewit and a Foundation and Geotechnical consultant; and James O. Johnson, executive vice president of Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc., each elected for a second three-year term.
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