Rick Marshall, CHST – Construction Health & Safety Technician, ADSC: The International Association of Foundation Drilling
Back in 1992, Rick joined the ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers), and in 1996 earned his CHST (Construction Safety & Health Technician) certification. Through much prodding from his wife, Rick attended Columbia Southern University. He graduated in 2000 with a B.S. in Occupational Safety & Health at the age of 47. He was the Chairman of the ADSC (The International Association of Foundation Drilling) Safety Committee for 14 years, and is the current Chairman and co-author of the ASSE / ANSI A10.19 – Safety Requirements for Pile Driving & Extraction Operations and Chairman and co-author of the ASSE / ANSI A10.23 – Safety Requirements for the Installation of Drilled Shafts. In 1999 – 2000, Rick was a member of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) “Crane Work Group” which was the predecessor to the C-DAC (Crane and Derrick Advisory Committee), and has testified at many OSHA public hearings promoting safety in the deep foundation industry. He has also worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers on the 2014 re-write / update of their EM-385-1-1 Safety and Health Requirements Manual regarding mobile cranes, rigging, pile driving, and drilled shaft installation.
James Warner, P.E., Fellow and Life Member ASCE, Individual Consulting Engineer
James Warner is an individual consulting engineer based in Mariposa, California. His international practice specializes in foundation and structural restoration of major structures, with a strong emphasis on pressure grouting. A pioneer in use of low mobility grouts he is credited with original development of the compaction grouting process. He has authored more than 40 technical papers and the 728 page Practical Handbook of Grouting - Soil, Rock, and Structures, John Wiley & Sons, 2004. He was honored as a "Grouting Great" at the 2003 International Conference on Grouting and Ground Treatment.
Dave Paul, Special Assistant for Dam Safety, US Army Corps of Engineers, HQ
Mr. Paul has been involved with dam engineering and dam safety for over 40 years safety since starting work with Reclamation’s Dam Safety Program in 1978 in response to the Teton Dam failure. He has been involved in the design and construction of 10 major dams and over 50 dam modifications around the world during his career with Reclamation and USACE. He was Principal Designer for New Waddell Dam, the primary storage reservoir for the Central Arizona Project. Currently he is the USACE Dam Safety Officer for Mosul Dam in Iraq.
Mr. Paul is Special Assistant for Dam Safety at USACEHQ in Washington, D.C. He is responsible managing the USACE’s Dam Safety program that has a portfolio of 715 dams. He is a national specialist on critical infrastructure design, dam design, levee design, construction engineering, engineering risk assessments, interim risk reduction measures (IRRM), and dam and levee safety modifications performed as part of USACE dam safety management activities. He regularly advises USACE leadership on issues related to dam and levee safety. Mr. Paul also serves as a technical expert for design and construction of dam modifications in Iraq and Afghanistan for USACE. He helps lead the USACE Senior Oversight Group that recommends portfolio prioritization and risk reduction measures.
Prof. Flora, University of Napoli Federico II
Prof. Flora joined the geotechnical group of the University of Napoli Federico II in 2000, where he is now associate professor, teaching ‘Ground Improvement’ and ‘Geotechnical Works’. He has been visiting researcher at the Institute of Industrial Science of the University of Tokyo (Japan) in 1994, and visiting professor at the University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) in 2008. He is an author or coauthor of more than 130 papers on International Journals or Conferences, on different Geotechnical topics.
Donald Bruce, Ph.D., C.Eng., L.G., L.E.G., D.GE, MASCE; President, Geosystems, L.P.
Dr. Bruce has degrees in Geology and Civil Engineering, and has been a researcher, contractor and consultant for over 40 years. He has worked on projects in 6 continents, on subjects including drilling and grouting, anchors, nails, micropiles, Deep Mixing and cutoff walls. The range of services extends from feasibility studies to litigation support. He sits on numerous Boards of Consultants for dams throughout North and South America.