PRESENTATION4:00 PM (2.0 PDHs)
Title : Overcoming Geotechnical Site Challenges with Ground Improvement Solutions
Speaker : Dennis Boehm w/ Keller North America
BIO : Dennis Boehm is a Senior Vice President at Keller North America, a leading geotechnical specialty contractor with projects and offices worldwide. Responsible for ten teams developing products, standards, and best practices worldwide, he also manages six teams with a focus on best practices, risk, and standards in North America. Additionally under Mr. Boehms direction is the KDAQ project, Kellers data driven project to become a more site digitized company in the future. His accomplishments include Deep Foundations Institute Soil Mixing Chair, 2009 through 2017, and also Kellers 2015 Joe Welsh Market Creation Award and 2019 Keller Innovation Award, both for his achievements in soil stabilization. He has co-authored several papers on the design of deep mixing for levees, flood walls, tanks, micropiles, and scouring, along with jet grouting for historic structures. Mr. Boehm holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.
ABSTRACT : The flourish of development means all of the good sites are getting used up, leaving us with more challenging sites to choose from on which to build infrastructure. These sites place more demand on risk assessment and detailed soil structure interaction analysis to determine structural performance. Ground improvement offers good economical solutions to many of these risks without compromising long term performance of the structure. This presentation will detail some of the current improvement methods used in the industry using short case histories to showcase their application.