Pile Driving Contractors Association
Pile Driving Contractors Association
P.O. Box 66208
Orange Park, FL 32065
Toll Free:888-311-7322
Email info@piledrivers.org


Event Date: 11/08/2018
Location: Marriott Houston South Hobby Airport - 100 Gulf Fwy., S. E. Houston
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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The PDCA Contracts and Risk Committee will present three
topics to PDCA members in Florida and Texas. All three
topics will be presented during the half-day seminar.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
WHERE: Marriott Houston South Hobby Airport,
100 Gulf Fwy., S.E. Houston
TIME: 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Registration & Lunch
12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Seminar
Each seminar location will include the following topics:
Recovering for unforeseen conditions. Especially valuable
for those working below ground, this seminar thoroughly
discusses the Spearin Doctrine and the ability to recover
for unforeseen conditions in various regions of the country.
This seminar addresses all work that you may be required
to perform that goes behind the letter of the project's
contract documents.
Presented by Contracts and Risk Committee Chair, Alex Filotti
(Underpinning and Foundation Skanska) and Co-Chair, Richard
Kalson (Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff)
Key legal considerations when performing work under a
design-build construction contract. This seminar discusses
the keys to gaining strength of position in the negotiation
of a design-build contract and the types of claims for
unforeseen conditions that can and cannot be made under a
design-build contract.
Presented by Contracts and Risk Committee Chair, Alex Filotti
(Underpinning and Foundation Skanska) and Co-Chair, Richard
Kalson (Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff)
Understanding the differences and similarities between
driven piles and drilled cast-in-place. This seminar will
compare and contrast the two foundation systems.
Presented by Karl Higgins (ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC)

PDCA will also hold a Chapter luncheon as part of the
seminar program to discuss the importance of the two
Chapters and how PDCA members can support the Chapter,
get involved in its growth and long-term sustainability and
provide suggestions for future events and activities. PDCA
invites all PDCA members, specifically those from the Florida
and Texas areas to join us for this program.

All PDCA members and non-members are
invited to attend at no cost,
but will need to register.

Registration is open, so contact the PDCA office at
888-311-7322 to register or email Marian McMillin, PDCA
Office Manager, at marian@piledrivers.org and indicate your
interest in registering. For emails, please include all names
of those attending, company name, a contact email address
and telephone number.

Sponsorships for these two
programs will also be available:

• Materials Table Sponsor at $250
• Premier Luncheon Sponsor (includes
Materials Table & Company Profile) at $500

Any PDCA member interested in helping develop a new
leadership structure for the Florida or Texas Chapter
is encouraged to contact PDCA Executive Director,
Stevan A. Hall, in the PDCA office, 904-215-4771,
888-311-PDCA (7322) or email steve@piledrivers.org.

Please click HERE for the event flyer.