Sep 20 @ 3:45 pm – 4:40 pm
Dr. Gennaro G. Marino, P.E., D.GE will be presenting “Mine Subsidence Engineering: An Overview” at the 2018 SEAOI Central Chapter Trade Show and Symposium. His presentation will be on Thursday, September 20th, from 3:45 – 4:40pm.
This presentation covers key aspects of mine subsidence engineering, a subject that is not well understood, and embraces a number of engineering disciplines. It focuses on the cause of mine subsidence, how mine stability relates to the resulting ground movements, and how different mining and geologic conditions determine the mode of failure of the mine. The mode of mine failure in turn affects the resulting subsidence movement. Prediction of subsidence and damage potential are also key aspects of subsidence engineering. Examples of expected subsidence damage as well as mine stabilization will be shown. This presentation will be presented in a manner that will be understandable to anyone that would be interested in learning more about mine subsidence.
This event is sponsored by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois.
Sep 25 @ 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Dr. Majid Talebi, P.E. will be presenting “Advantages of Reinforced Earth over Other Retainage Systems” at the 47th Annual Midwest Geotechnical Conference on Tuesday, September 25, from 1:45-2:30 pm. This event is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation. For additional information, please see the conference website.
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dr. Gennaro G. Marino, P.E., D.GE will be presenting “Encountering Geo-Construction Difficulties” at the October 2018 Meeting of the Central Missouri Chapter of CSI. His presentation will be on Friday, October 5th, at 12:00 pm. This presentation will provide an overview of what constitutes a geoforensics investigation of a geo-construction problem. In addition to providing basic to detailed definitions of geoforensics, the presentation will summarize all the key components of a forensic investigation, and the varied causation components to the failure or problem. Each component will be discussed in detail with salient examples of actual case histories the presenter has investigated. MEA has been involved in cases which involved claims of up to about $1 billion dollars. Also discussed will be how a contractor should proceed once a potential geo-construction problem is identified, including do’s and dont’s of how to approach geoforensics investigations. The presentation will conclude with a summary of key points when encountering geo-construction difficulties. The event costs $15 to attend. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1 to RSVP. Checks can be made out to CSI Central Missouri Chapter. This event is sponsored by the Construction Specifications Institute Central Missouri Chapter.