Geotechnical Engineering Seminar

Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

GGB 2029

Tamara L. Chism, SME

Due to increasing student enrollment, the University of Michigan School of Nursing was in need of an upgraded learning facility to create larger spaces for hands-on-learning, and provide technologically advanced, state-of-the art workspaces for the students and faculty. In 2012, the U-M Board of Regents approved the construction of a new 75,000 square foot building. However, the available real estate to construct the new building was a non-buildable site in its current state. This presentation will review the complex geotechnical design process used to create a biddable and buildable project. This presentation will not only cover specific details regarding the design processes of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) slope, augercast pile/tiebacks, and deep to shallow foundation transitions, but will also discuss the actual implementation of the geotechnical design in the field.

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