ICRI Chapter Dinner Meeting - Evaluation of Geotechnical Reports

  • 16 May 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport - 4300 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ

Evaluation of Geotechnical
Reports and Applicability 
To Construction

Joint AZACI, SEAoA and AZ-ICRI Meeting

Many construction claims and defect cases evolve from ambiguity and/or disconnects between the intent of the design professionals and the contractor team during construction. The presentation will provide insights and suggestions for better recognizing potential problems before they occur through critical review of project documentation and better communications. Specific issues addressed will include evaluating pre-construction geotechnical report scope, contents and applicability to the construction. Contractors and construction managers are often in a position to benefit the project by proactively identifying and addressing concerns prior to the onset of construction. When damages are evident, it will generally be necessary to evaluate causation and predict the potential for future soil movement. Case histories illustrating how civil, structural and geotechnical engineers can work more effectively will also be presented.

This month's meeting is a joint meeting between the Arizona ICRI Chapter, the Structural Engineer's Association of Arizona, and the Arizona Chapter of ACI. Members of any of these organizations can register on-line using the discounted member fee. All registrations are made on-line at the azaci web site.

Click here to go to the Arizona ACI site to register on-line.

Speaker Bio -

Robert (Bob) McMichael, P.E. is Principal Engineer at Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical and Environmental Consultants in

Phoenix. He has been with Ninyo & Moore since 1998 and is a founder of the local office. Bob earned BSCE and MSCE degrees from Purdue Universityin the mid-1980s. Since that time, he has provided geotechnical, civil and environmental engineering consulting support for projects in the planning, design, construction and post-construction (forensic) phases. He frequently provides expert services including construction defect litigation and claims analysis. He often puts his knowledge to use as a speaker and lecturer, and is a regular guest lecturer for the Del Webb School at ASU.


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