Grouting 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii | July 9-12, 2017

Pre-Conference Short Courses

All short courses will take place on Sunday, July 9.

COMPACTION GROUTING TECHNOLOGY

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 8 PDHs

Instructors: James Warner, P.E., F, ASCE, Consulting Engineer; Sam Bandimere, AFF.M, ASCE, Bandimere Grouting Services; Mike Byle, P.E. F, ASCE, Tetratech; Joe Harris, Vice President, Hayward Baker

Compaction Grouting involves a completely different mechanism than most traditional grouting, in that soil is improved by reduction of voids and pore space, rather than the filling thereof. It is also one of the safest, most economical, and easiest grouting technology to understand and perform effectively, and the only one for which an authoritative published guideline is available, the ASCE Compaction Grouting Consensus Guide, ASCE Standard 53-10. While Compaction Grouting is widely used to densify soil, oftentimes in connection with structural settlement or liquefaction mitigation, it has been successfully employed in a wide variety of other applications, including ground improvement under a variety of structures and major underground conduits, sinkhole remediation, including remediation of a 400 foot deep sinkhole in the core of a major dam. The session will start with a Chapter by Chapter explanation of the Consensus Guide, followed by particulars of many case histories depicting actual applications, both common as well as sensitive and unusual. The details of design, construction, monitoring, and verification in conformance with the ASCE Guide provisions will be amply discussed. With good monitoring, the particulars of the in place condition of the soil is disclosed during injection, which not only facilitates good quality assurance, but equally important, provides for immediate adjustment of the injection parameters, in order to assure satisfactory completion. The importance of good monitoring, including instrumentation of nearby soil and structures will be amply discussed. This is a rare opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced grouters alive; 172 years of combined experience with Compaction Grouting.

Additional Ticket Purchase Required

  • Registration Fee: Member/Non-Member | EB: $325, ADV: $345, ONS: $395
  • Student | EB: $125, ADV: $175, ONS: $225

CONTROL OF CONSTRUCTION INDUCED SETTLEMENT BY COMPENSATION GROUTING

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 8 PDHs

Instructors: Clif Kettle, Soletanche Bachy; Richard Hayman-Joyce, Keller; Prof. Colin Eddie, UNPS; Paul Schmall, Moretrench

The course will detail:

  • factors behind the generation of surface settlements by tunneling and deep excavation works, and key aspects of their design and construction to minimize face loss and surface settlement
  • interactions between the tunneling works and the settlement control measures
  • the baseline information required for the estimation of settlement and resulting structural damage
  • the multi-discipline design for an effective compensation grouting program for settlement control
  • the practical design and physical installation of a compensation grouting system, including the control measures required
  • the analysis of the settlements and ground / structure response to the grouting operations
  • the practical methods and resources required for safe execution of the grouting and tunneling works, including the establishment of exclusion zones and pressure limits around existing infrastructure and live excavations
  • the selection of grouting materials and mix design for compensation grouting
  • the design and installation of structural and geotechnical instrumentation necessary to monitor settlement, slope, and deflection, and to control the grouting works
  • the respective roles and responsibilities of Client, Engineer, General Contractor, and Specialist

The course will present numerous detailed case histories. It is intended to break down the course material into a minimum of 4 sessions, and to allow sufficient time at the end of each session for delegates to participate fully in an interactive question, comments, and answers session. Key documents on all aspects of the course, including detailed case histories and references, will be included in the manual, together with a copy of all the PowerPoint presentations.

Additional Ticket Purchase Required

  • Registration Fee: Member/Non-Member | EB: $325, ADV: $345, ONS: $395
  • Student | EB: $125, ADV: $175, ONS: $225

DIAPHRAGM WALLS STATE OF PRACTICE

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 8 PDHs

Instructors: Donald A. Bruce President, Geosystems, L.P.; Mario Mauro, VP, Treviicos; Richard Deschamps, VP, Nicholson Construction

Diaphragm walls (slurry walls) are widely used throughout the world for purposes of structural support and for seepage cutoff under new and existing dams. This short course consists of a number of modules detailing the successive aspects of the technology from a project perspective, namely geotechnical assessment and design; choice of materials; choice of equipment; choice of methodology; QA/QC and verification. Wide use is made of lessons learned from several major projects.

Additional Ticket Purchase Required

  • Registration Fee: Member/Non-Member | EB: $325, ADV: $345, ONS: $395
  • Student | EB: $125, ADV: $175, ONS: $225

DEEP MIXING METHODS: TECHNOLOGY, QUALITY CONTROL, AND VERIFICATION

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. | 4 PDHs

Instructors: Donald A. Bruce, President, Geosystems, L.P.; George Filz, Prof., Virginia Tech

Deep Mixing Methods have been used in the U.S. since 1986, but often with unsatisfactory or debatable levels of success. However, in recent years, major advances have been made in the areas to be reviewed, as a result of a number of major projects, associated technological developments, and enhanced levels of QA/QC and Verification. Drs. Bruce and Filz will describe these advances in a number of focused segments, liberally illustrated with case histories.

Additional Ticket Purchase Required

  • Registration Fee: Member/Non-Member | EB: $195, ADV: $215, ONS: $265
  • Student | EB: $100, ADV: $150, ONS: $200

JET GROUTING: TECHNOLOGY , NEW IMPROVEMENT, QUALITY CONTROL AND VERIFICATION

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. | 4 PDHs

Instructors: Paolo Gazzarrini, P.Eng.; Kenneth Ivanetich, PE

Following the development of jet grouting in Japan in the early ‘70s, it was introduced in the late 70’s in Europe (initially in Italy) where the soil conditions were optimal for its application. Examples of jet grouting projects carried out in the US date back to the early 80’s. After more than 40 years, this technology has evolved dramatically primarily through the geotechnical community’s innovative design and application of this versatile technique. This in turn has driven the improvement of the tooling and equipment which has resulted in further evolution.

The course will cover the basic aspects of jet grouting. It will begin with the theory and evolution of the technology and will then cover the materials, equipment, and many of the various applications of the technique, keeping in mind the QA/QC required. Special emphasis will be placed on the important and risky projects carried out with this flexible soil improvement technique that helped advance it to become commonplace in the geotechnical construction industry. Additionally, spoil/reflow management and the so called “shadowing effect” will be discussed and analyzed.

Additional Ticket Purchase Required

  • Registration Fee: Member/Non-Member | EB: $195, ADV: $215, ONS: $265
  • Student | EB: $100, ADV: $150, ONS: $200

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