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Benjamin Rivers
Geotechnical Engineer
61 Forsyth Street, SW, Suite 17T26
Atlanta, GA 30303

Ph: (404) 562-3926
FAX: (404) 562-3700
benjamin.rivers@dot.gov

Experience
Began working in field in 1994
Joined FHWA in 2000

Education
•    Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1994
•    Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1996

Expertise/Specialty
•    Earthwork and Embankments
•    Trenchless Technology
•    Subsurface Drainage
•    Subsurface Investigations
•    Geophysics
•    Primary contact for Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia

Licenses and Registrations
•    Professional Engineer, North Carolina

Professional Associations
•    AASHTO Subcommittee on Materials (SOM), Member
•    ASCE, GeoInstitute, Member
•    Geohazards Impacting Transportation in Appalachia Technical Forum, Committee Member
•    Southeast Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Conference, Committee Member
•    TRB Committee on Engineering Geology, Member
•    TRB Committee on Subsurface Exploration and Classification of Earth Materials, Member
•    TRB Subcommittee on Geophysics, Chair

Professional Highlights
•    Assisted with design contract scope and technical review for I-20 Vicksburg bridge slope movement investigation, monitoring and remedial repair.

•    Provided inspection training and technical review of drilled shaft foundations for 2007 I-35W emergency bridge replacement.

•    Provided site assessment and technical assistance for emergency repair alternatives for 2009 I-40 Pigeon River Gorge (NC) and US-64 Ocoee River Gorge (TN) rockslides.

•    Assisted with the development of risk-based guidance for bridges with unknown foundations.

•    Managed development of NHI Course 132081 - Highway Slope Maintenance & Slide Restoration

•    Managed development of NHI Course 132079 - Subsurface Investigation Qualification

•    Technical lead for current FHWA effort on the Evaluation and Guidance Development for Post-Grouted (Base-Grouted) Drilled Shafts for Highways

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