Events

Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Webinar: Steel Sheet Pile

When: 09/16/2020 - 09/17/2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PDCA invites you to attend the virtual Design & Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Webinar event. This educational event will take place of the course of two weeks in September: Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00 5:00pm ET (12:00 2:00pom PT). Utilizing the Zoom platform, attendees will be able to attend sessions, ask questions, and earn up to 8.0 hours of Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

The conference is primarily designed for general and sub-contractors; geotechnical, structural, and civil engineers; and other firms or individuals who conduct business, support or are associated with the deep foundations, earth retention and/ or the driven pile industry. Licensed PEs will earn 8.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) by attending this conference.

September 16, 2020

3:00 3:10 PM
PDCA Announcements

3:10 3:15 PM
Course Introduction

3:15 4:00 PM    
Steel Sheet Piles: Best Construction Practices
Gerry McShane, Director Piling, Service Steel
Objective:
1.    Develop understanding of the changes in steel sheet pile design and how they align with continuous equipment innovation to improve economics and constructability on site.
2.    Site examples will look at problems that have occurred and how they could easily have been prevented through better understanding of constructability.

4:00 4:05 PM        
Break

4:05 4:50 PM        
Supervision and Inspection of Steel Sheet Piling Installation
David R. Chapman, P.E., President, Blakeslee, Arpaia, Chapman, Inc., Past President PDCA
Objectives: 
1.    Have familiarity with the basic components of sheet pile and soldier beam earth retention systems. 
2.    Describe what a field engineer for the contractor or the inspection firm should observe, how to plan the work and what safety precautions are needed for a successful project.

4:50 5:00 PM        
Conclusion


September 17, 2020
3:00 3:10 PM        
PDCA Announcements

3:10 4:00 PM        
Ensuring the Durability of Sheet Piling Structures
Gerry McShane
Objectives: 
1.    Understand the factors that contribute to corrosion occurring and the rate that it develops. Various steps to control or inhibit corrosion will be outlined. A comparison will be made between the breakdown of steel and concrete over time. An example will be provided showing the various options open to the designer to inhibit or improve steel durability along with their associated costs.

4:00 4:05 PM        
Break

4:05 4:55 PM        
Detailed Design Procedures for Earth Retaining Structures
David R. Chapman, P.E., President, Blakeslee, Arpaia, Chapman, Inc., Past President PDCA

4:55 5:00 PM    
Conclusion