The DFDTA conference will present a one-day seminar titled Deep Foundation Integrity Testing and Wave Equation Analysis on March 11, 2020. A two-day workshop titled High Strain Dynamic Foundation Testing will also be presented March 12-13, 2020. On the third-day, PDCA will also offer the Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test, a 90-minute, multiple-choice exam that will cover the theory of Wave Mechanics, Case Method (PDA) equations, data quality assessment, data interpretation and basic CAPWAP analysis.
Early Bird Registration: $50 discount on each Seminar and Workshop prior to February 15, 2019.
Who should attend: Geotechnical, structural and construction engineers; owners, contractors and other professionals involved in the design, construction and specification of deep foundations.
Learning objectives: At the end of the seminar, attendees will be able to:
Who should attend:
Learning objectives: At the end of this two-day workshop attendees will be able to:
A Certificate of Completion, documenting the number of hours of instruction - Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) will be provided. Check with your engineering board of registration for their continuing education requirements.
At the end of the High Strain Dynamic Testing Workshop participants may take a multiple-choice Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test which will take less than 1-½ hours to complete. The test will cover the theory of Wave Mechanics, Case Method (PDA) equations, data quality assessment, data interpretation and basic CAPWAP analysis. The test is designed for those with experience in using the Pile Driving Analyzer® system and CAPWAP to perform High Strain Dynamic Foundation Tests.
A Certificate of Proficiency in High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing will be awarded to those who pass the test. The Level indicated on the Certificate is dependent on the score achieved on the test. Those who do not pass the test will receive full credit of test only registration fee to be applied towards retaking the test at the next course.
Garland Likins, P.E., M.ASCE, is the senior partner and past president of Pile Dynamics, Inc., a manufacturer of quality assurance products for deep foundations. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio and a former principal of GRL Engineers, Inc., providers of deep foundation testing services. In his 45 years since participating in the original dynamic pile testing research at Case Western Reserve University, Garland has performed countless field tests and directed the development of several field testing devices for deep foundations. He is active in committees for ASTM, ADSC, DFI, and PDCA. He authored numerous publications and frequently lectures on deep foundations.
Ryan Allin, P.E., is a senior engineer and partner in GRL Engineers and Pile Dynamics. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University and has achieved Expert level on the PDCA/PDI Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test. After several years performing the entire range of services offered by GRL throughout the United States and in international offshore projects, Ryan is currently responsible for all GRL’s educational programs for foundation testing professionals. In that capacity he has lectured on numerous seminars, webinars and workshops on foundation testing and has co-authored papers on the subject. Ryan is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a registered professional engineer in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware and Kentucky.
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