If you missed the last one, there is another ASCE Continuing Education webinar coming up on LRFD for Geotechnical Engineering Features: Micropile Foundations. The date is advertised as Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11:30AM to 1:00PM. You get the best bang for your buck if you register and make it available to a group because for one registration fee, you can have an unlimited number of people from your organization attend at your site. I have seen this webinar and it is worthwhile if you are new to AASHTO LRFD Design for Micropiles or if you just want to get a bunch of geotechnical engineers together on a Friday to have fun talking about Micropiles. I know of one group that registered an entire local ASCE Geotechnical Chapter for it.
Find out more and register for the event HERE. The webinar description is below:
This webinar focuses on micropile foundations. Micropile foundations are often a technically sound and cost-effective foundation choice where a deep foundation solution is appropriate based on site conditions, applied loads and project schedule and performance requirements. The Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) platform offers a rational framework for consideration of micropile foundation systems. The webinar will use the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge and Structures Specifications as a basis for the technical content. The webinar will include discussion on the terminology and construction of micropiles. It will also focus on topics such as: identification of limit states and resistance factors, axial compression and uplift resistance of a single micropile, estimation of grout-ground bond resistance and tip resistance, and group efficiency factors for evaluation of axial resistance of micropiles in groups. It is assumed that the participant has a basic working knowledge of design and construction of deep foundations.