Virginia Geo-Institute Chapter Meeting

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Brock's Riverside Grill

503 Sophia Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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Join the ASCE Geo-Institute Virginia Chapter for an evening of networking, professional education, fine dining, election of officers and updates on the upcoming Geo-Virginia Conference.

ONLY 24 spots available.

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General Admission is $53 per attendee and includes networking, presentation, meal, unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, and PDH certificate. Registration closes at noon on Friday, August 9, 2019. Meal selections must be provided by close of registration.

A cash bar service will be available for attendees to purchase alcoholic drinks. Drink Sponsorships are being offered for sale to provide a limited number of complimentary alcoholic drinks to attendees. Complimentary alcoholic drinks will depend on number of Drink Sponsor registrations.

MEAL CHOICES

1) Top Sirloin Steak - Hand carved, Black Angus center cut top sirloin, grilled to medium and finished with red wine demi-glaze.
2) Blackened Chicken Alfredo - Spicy blackened chicken breast grilled and served over penne pasta tossed in Santa Fe alfredo sauce, topped with pico de gallo and parmesan cheese.
3) Chicken Parmesan - Lightly breaded and seasoned chicken breast topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

MEETING SCHEDULE

Networking 5:30-6:00PM
Attendees Seated 6:00PM
Business Meeting and Elections 6:00PM - 6:30PM
Dinner 6:30PM
Presentation 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Adjourn 8:00PM


TECHNICAL PRESENTATION TOPIC - LRFD FOR MICROPILES (1 PDH)
Speaker: Jonathan Bennett, PE, D.GE - Specialized Engineering

Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) is the predominant design method utilized today for reinforced concrete and structural steel, and is the primary focus of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Historically, micropile design has been performed mainly with Allowable Stress Design (ASD) methodologies, and most of the micropile design manuals and specifications in existence prior to 2008 were based on ASD.

In light of this history of ASD design methodologies, and in spite of the widespread use of LRFD in general structural design disciplines, there have been a number of questions and a great deal of confusion regarding the proper use and implementation of LRFD design methodologies for micropiles. The author, as part of a DFI / ADSC Joint Micropile Committee initiative, developed a presentation in response to these questions and issues which covers the fundamentals of LRFD as it applies to micropiles, and provides an illuminating comparison with ASD methodology.

This paper is a formalized and updated snapshot of the current State of Practice of LRFD for Micropile Design based on the most current information and design codes relevant to micropiles. It will describe the fundamentals of Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD), demonstrate micropile design and testing utilizing LRFD, compare the results with historical ASD design, point out the limitations of current LRFD practice relative to micropiles, and finally map out the path forward with regard to proper implementation of LRFD as a true reliability based design methodology for the design of micropiles.

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Feel free to contact Jon Bennett should you have questions about the event at jbennett@specializedengineering.com or (304) 707-4840.

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Brock's Riverside Grill

503 Sophia Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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