SEAM February Seminar: Foundation Means and Methods – Industry Perspectives

SEAM will be hosting an all-day seminar on foundations from the perspectives of design professionals, consultants and contractors. Topics will be broad and involve project specific case studies, foundation systems, ground improvements, and vibration monitoring.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017


  • Pile Caps on the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement – Joe Orlando, Kaven Philbrook, Cianbro
  • Large Diameter Drilled Shaft Design and Construction on the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement – GZA
  • Ground Improvement Methods to Reduce Settlement Amounts with Emphasis on Site Preloading and Alternative Fill Materials – Erik Wiberg, RW Gillespie and Associates
  • Examples of Wind Turbine Foundations and the Issues & Advantages of Each – Pat Defilipp, John Phillips, Reed and Reed
  • Means and Methods Based Rock Anchor Design from a Contractor’s Perspective – Bill Scott, Pete Marcotte, Maine Drilling and Blasting
  • Ground Improvement using Rammed Aggregate Pier (RAP) Elements and Grouted RAP (GAP) Rigid Inclusions and End-Bearing and Friction Ductile Iron Piles (DIPs) – Derek Simpson, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Helical Drilling
  • Vibration Monitoring of Structures, Chuck Blakeman, BECC
  • Support of Excavations and Driven Piles, drilled shafts – Dale Lawrence, Scott Linscott, Dave Gifford, HB Fleming

Abromson Center, Level 2
University of Southern Maine
88 Bedford Street, Portland
Parking is free and located in the main parking garage attached to the Abromson Center
(Note: access to Abromson Level 2 is through Level 3 of the carpark)

6.5 PDHs will be awarded

$180.00 for SEAM and NECSEA members
$240.00 for non-members

8:00-8:30 Registration/Sign in
8:30-12:00 Morning Session (with one break)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-4:30 Afternoon Session (with one break)

Due to space restrictions we are tentatively limiting attendance to 45 people – REGISTER EARLY.
RSVP closes Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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