PDCA 2021 Education Webinar Series #5
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
August 3, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Pile Driving Vibrations - Monitoring and Analysis
Dr. Catherine Aimone-Martin, President, Aimone-Martin Associates, LLC
Best practices used to monitor and manage ground and structure vibrations during pile driving will be presented. The webinar will address the origins and justifications of vibration limits found in many pile driving project specifications. The use of seismographs to develop a site vibration attenuation model will be explained and illustrated with examples from projects where claims of structure damage were circumvented or easily refuted based on sound measured data.
At the conclusion of the webinar, attendees will understand the following:
• Regulated limits placed on pile driving operations measured at structures are very conservative and well below the limits that could possibly cause cracking in structures.
• The use of seismographs deployed by qualified vibration specialists to record ground and structures motions coupled with a site attenuation model is essential to defend pile driving operations and meet construction schedules.
This course is designed for Contractors, Geotechnical Engineers and Structural Engineers, Architects, Owners, Inspectors, Supervisors & Crew; anyone affected by and /or involved with driven piles.