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IL Section ASCE Geo-Institute November Meeting – Managing Adjacent Construction Risks With Autonomous Remote Monitoring: Case Studies From the Chicago Region

November 13 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm

This talk will present some strategies for instrumentation and monitoring to manage risks – real or perceived – to structures and facilities adjacent to demolition and construction projects. Whether in terms of regulatory requirements, best practices, or simply a desire to be a good neighbor, designers and builders working in densely populated areas often must make provisions to avoid ground or structural behavior that may be linked to damage to neighboring structures and facilities. Common concerns include differential settlement or tilt of foundation or substructure elements and ground vibration, particularly as they related to cracking. The geotechnical profession has a long history of working with uncertainty in properties and performance of geo-materials (e.g. the observational method), and a similar approach can be employed to quantify, or at least bound, the behavior of structures adjacent to a project and thus to modify designs or methods as needed to manage risks. Approaches to monitoring these quantities and communicating actionable results with stakeholders such as project managers, owners, and neighbors, as well as lessons learned, will be presented in the context of case studies from a variety of projects around the Chicago region.

Speaker:  David E. Kosnik, Ph.D., P.E., CTL Group
Time:  Cocktails at 5:15 pm, Dinner at 6:15 pm, Program follows.
Cost:  $45 General (Contractor, Consultant with reservation)
$35 Education/Government Employees (with reservation)
$25 Students (with reservation)
$50 At the door OR After RSVP date
(Make checks payable to “ASCE IL Geo-Institute”)
RSVP: Monday, November 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm (CST)
Online: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=rgdmp
Email: asceilgeotech@gmail.com
Phone: Brandon Hughes   773.721.9797 x332
Alex Barlan   630.994.2657
Jim Hambleton 847.491.4858

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November 13
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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