PDCA of South Carolina Chapter

The Driven Pile Technical Seminar
On Thursday, March 29, 2018, the PDCA of South Carolina Chapter hosted their biennial Driven Pile Technical Seminar, a one-day technical seminar on driven pile foundations for the benefit of contractors, structural and geotechnical engineers, architects and owners. The diverse program covered case histories, axial and lateral design methodologies and pile driving practices and testing.
Five instructors presented during the seminar:
Rich Anderson, P.E. of Skyline Steel led a presentation titled, "Permanent Steel Sheet Pile Walls for Underground Parking Garages"
Jim Collins, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE. of the Collin Group led a presentation titled, "Research, Design and Construction: The Evolution of Column Supported Embankment Technology in the U.S."
Tim Mays, Ph.D., P.E. of The Citadel led a presentation titled, "Radical Changes to Precast Pile Design Provisions"
Kathryn Petek, Ph.D., P.E. of Shannon & Wilson led a presentation titled, "Large Diameter Open-End Piles: Applications and New Developments"
Tim Siegel, P.E., G.E., D.GE of Dan Brown and Associates led a presentation titled, "Static and Seismic Design of Piles for Downdrag"

Engineers in attendance earned up to 5.5 professional development hours.
In total, 116 people attended the one-day event, a great success. The PDCA of South Carolina Chapter extends sincere thanks to Greg Canivan (S&ME) for his efforts as event chair.
Second quarter dinner meeting
On May 8, the PDCA of South Carolina Chapter held its quarterly dinner meeting. With more than 45 contractors, engineers, owners and associates in the room, it was a great time to build on established relationships and make new friends in the industry. 
Jim Healey of Cox Industries presented on the challenges faced by the timber pile community during the storm season and encouraged the industry to communicate, commit to a spirit of community and be persistent in making its needs known. We appreciate the support of our associates! 
The chapter's next scheduled dinner meeting is August 1, and all are invited to attend. Get involved in your local chapters! t
PDCA of South Carolina Chapter

Posted in PileDriver Magazine. Tagged as Issue 3, 2018.

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