Meeting/Event Information

SEAoO/ASCE Geotech - Foundations Shoring & Structural Inspections

November 10, 2011
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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4110 Hunt Road
Blue Ash, OH 45236

SEAoO/ASCE Geotech - Foundations Shoring & Structural Inspections
(1.5 PDH)

Discussion Facilitators:
Kevin Weaver P.E.,Thelen Associates, Inc.  Geotechnical Engineers.
Walt Heckel P.E.,
THP Ltd, Inc.  Structural Engineers.

This joint meeting of SEAoO and ASCE Cincinnati’s Geotechnical group will feature short presentations, followed by interactive discussion.  Our goal is to develop better understanding of the GE and SE perspectives; to work together to communicate and implement our work effectively.

Excavations may need retention systems to support adjacent construction.  These are often outlined by the Structural Engineer, based on the Geotechnical Engineer's recommendations, designed by the Contractor, and should be reviewed by the Geotechnical Engineer, and constructed in conformance.

Inspections are required by various construction codes and needed to assure adequate construction.  Designers need to provide clear communication of requirements.  Inspection agencies need to provide clear reporting that demonstrates the design intent is met.  Additionally the building code requires inspections by the building department; these become “special” when they need to be provided by a qualified inspector outside of the department.  In evolving interpretations, building officials for the state, county and city have each established expectations for permitting and reporting.  We’ll look at the intent of inspection and differing expectations.

We are all experts.  Please come prepared to share your experience:  Planning site use, utilities, soil investigation, interpreting reports, cost/fees, educating architects, owners and code officials, slab base, stone backfill, compaction…  Contact Kevin or Walt with any areas you’d like addressed.  Photos or handouts are always beneficial.  Please contact us as soon as possible, and your items should be sent a few days ahead of the meeting for incorporation.

Location will be at Inchoots with dinner.                                           
                                                                                                              Geotechnical Group


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Questions on any Cincinnati events, please contact Greg Sliger at:
[email protected]


$25.00 Member

$35.00 Non-Member

$15.00 Student

$25.00 ASCE Member


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Special Inspection Summary + Links to Ohio, Hamilton County + Cincinnati - ASCE-GE+ SEAoO Meeting November 2011