Earlier this month Team FTG traveled north to Hershey, PA for the ASCE 32nd Central Pennsylvania Geotechnical Conference! The three-day event hosted around 65 exhibitors and over 400 industry attendees from academia, constructors, consulting engineers and government agencies.
Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Kevin Tehansky, connected with attendees and enjoyed seeing familiar faces at FTG's exhibit. Despite mostly virtual meetings and conferences over the last year, it was exciting to engage with others in a safe face-to-face environment.
FTG's Chief Engineer, Jeff Goodwin, was one of just fifteen speakers who presented at the conference. Jeff has over 30 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, instrumentation and project management. He presented on the Redesign of Drilled Shafts at Guilford Reservoir located in Baltimore, MD where FTG performed a geotechnical site investigation that included rock coring in 38 locations per tank. The results of the core samples revealed that the top of rock was much deeper than originally anticipated. FTG developed a load testing program that resulted in a re-design of the drilled shafts which saved the project from potential change orders that would have been necessary to drill to the depth of rock required by the original project specification.
Thank you to ASCE and the Organizing Committee for a great event. For more on the Guilford Reservoir project, click here!