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Unknown Foundations

FHWA Unknown Foundations Summit

November 15–16, 2005
Sheraton Denver West
Lakewood Ballroom 360 Union Boulevard
Lakewood, CO 80228

Program

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


TimeTopic/Activity

7:00 AM – 8:00 AMRegistration
8:00 AM – 8:15 AMCall to Order / Introductions
Khamis Haramy, FHWA Central Federal Lands
8:15 AM – 8:30 AMWelcome
Larry Smith, FHWA Central Federal Lands
Mark Leonard, Colorado DOT

Session 1A: Unknown Bridge Foundations Technology and Characterization
Moderator: Kornel Kerenyi, FHWA R&D
8:30 AM – 9:00 AMEvolution of the Unknown Foundations Problem
Jorge E. Pagán-Ortiz, FHWA Office of Bridge Technology
9:00 AM – 9:30 AMUnknown Foundations and Their Impact on Retrofitting Bridges
Ian Friedland, FHWA R&D
9:30 AM – 10:00 AMUnknown Foundations Synthesis Review
Scott A. Sabol, Consultant
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMBreak

Session 1B: Unknown Bridge Foundations Technology and Characterization (Continuation)
Moderator: John Woodroof, Oregon DOT
10:30 AM – 11:00 AMInvestigating Unknown Foundations in North Carolina
Jerry Beard, North Carolina DOT, Committee on Unknown Foundations
11:00 AM – 11:30 NoonNDT of Unknown Foundations Bridge in Indiana
Athar Khan – Chief Geotechnical Engineer
Indiana DOT
11:30 AM – 12:00 NoonExperiences with Unknown Foundations Investigations at LADOTD
Steven Sibley, Bridge Maintenance Engineer
Louisiana DOTD
12:00 Noon – 1:00 PMLunch

Session 1C: Unknown Bridge Foundation Technology and Characterization (Continuation)
Moderator: Frank Jalinoos, FHWA R&D
1:00 PM – 1:30 PMNDT and evaluation of 100 NCDOT Bridges
Larry Olson – Olson Engineering
1:30 PM – 2:00 PMDispersive Wave Propagation
Darrin Holt, FDH Engineering, Inc.
2:00 PM – 2:30 PMNDT Evaluation of Unknown Bridge Foundations for NCDOT
Ned Billington, Schnabel Engineering
2:30 PM – 3:00 PMNDT Technologies and Unknown Foundations
Phil Sirles, Zong Engineering
Alan Rock, Summit Peak Technologies
Runing Zhang, Advanced Numerical Modelings
3:00 PM – 3:30 PMBreak

Session 1D: Unknown Bridge Foundation Technology and Characterization (Continuation)
Moderator: Khamis Haramy, FHWA Central Federal Lands Division
3:30 PM – 5:00 PMTechnologies for Today and Tomorrow
Open Discussion by Industry, Panelists: Larry Olson, Darrin Holt, Ned Billington, Yajal Tinkey, Ed Mercado
5:00 PM –7:00 PMEvening Social Event

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Session 2A: Other Strategies for Dealing with Unknown Bridge Foundations
Moderator: Jorge E. Pagán-Ortiz, FHWA Office of Bridge Technology
8:00 AM – 8:30 AMNCHRP 24-25 – Risk Based Guidelines for Unknown Foundations
Stuart Stein – GKY and Associates
8:30 AM – 9:00 AMInternational Efforts on Unknown Foundations Investigations
Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, Texas A&M
9:00 AM – 9:30 AMStrategies for Dealing with Unknown Foundations
Kerry Petrasic PennDOT
9:30 AM – 10:00 AMStrategies for Dealing with Unknown Foundations
Mohammed Mulla, Assistant State Geotechnical Engineer, NCDOT Committee on Unknown Foundations
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMBreak

Session 2B: Other Strategies for Dealing with Unknown Bridge Foundations
Moderator: Cynthia Nurmi, FHWA Resource Center
10:30 AM – 12:00 NoonState DOT Concerns and Strategies for Dealing with Unknown Bridge Foundations
Open Discussion by DOTs. Panelists: Jerry Beard, Mohammed Mulla, Athar Khan, Steven Sibley, Kerry Petrasic
12:00 Noon – 1:00 PMLunch

Session 3: Where Do We Go From Here? – A Panel Discussion
Moderator: Larry O’Donnell, FHWA Resource Center
1:00 PM– 3:00 PMWhere Do We Go From Here?
Open Discussion by All. Panelists: Keith Ramsey, Jean-Louis Briaud, Charles Ineichen, Jerry Beard, Stuart Stein, Scott Sabol, Jorge Pagán-Ortiz
  • Develop Strategies and Guidance
  • Managing Risk
  • Research Needs for Characterizing UFs
  • Technology Needs for Characterizing UFs
  • Training Needs
  • Federal/Bridge Owner/Industry Roles
3:00 PM – 3:30 PMBreak
3:30 PM – 4:00 PMImproving 3D Imaging of Underground Structures
Joe Descour, C-Thru Ground Inc.
4:00 PM – 4:30 PMDetection of Unknown Bridge Foundations for Bridge Scour Analysis Using Electrical Surface Geophysical Methods
Wade Kress, U.S. Geological Survey
4:30 PMAdjourn

More Information

Contacts

Silas Nichols
Office of Bridges and Structures
202-366-1554
E-mail Silas

Joe Krolak
Office of Bridges and Structures
202-366-4611
E-mail Joe

 
 
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