In this episode, we talk to Cassandra Wetzel, the District Office Manager and Principal at GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., about design and construction around the water table. She describes what the water table is, discusses water table considerations for design and also some of the factors you must consider with soil or when working with rock during construction around the water table.
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In this episode, I talk to Douglas Frost, P.E., a Senior Vice President at Dewberry. Douglas currently serves as the Quality Assurance Manager for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion, and in this episode I talk to him about this project, which is the largest construction project in Virginia’s history. He also talks about Dewberry’s involvement in the project and discusses some interesting aspects around the project. He even offers an amazing piece of career advice that was given to him by Mr. Sidney Dewberry!
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Douglas:
In this episode of The Structural Engineering Channel podcast, we talk to Don Scott, PE, SE, F.SEI, F.ASCE, who is the Senior Principal at PCS Structural Solutions. Don will be breaking down ASCE’s new Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design. He also provides some great examples of when you should use this prestandard and explains the importance of why you should use it.
Here Are Some of the Questions We Ask Don in This Episode:
- SEI received a research grant from the Charles Pankow Foundation for $150,000 with co-funding from the ACI, AISC, ASCE Industry Leaders Council and the MKA Foundation. Can you tell us a little bit about the Charles Pankow Foundation?
- What is the purpose of the ASCE/SEI Pre-standard for performance-based wind design?
- What should structural engineers know about these prestandrad?
- How does performance-based design differentiate from traditional prescriptive procedures?
- Do you see this trend with performance-based design expanding across structural engineering and possibly into other industries of civil engineering?