November 2020 Speakers Presentation

  • 11/11/2020
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • online

4:00 PM (1.0 PDH)

Below-Grade Parking Garages: Sheet Pile Foundations

Speaker : Mr. Mark Salvatore, P.E. w/ Nucor Skyline

BIO : Mark is business development manager for Nucor Skyline in their suburban Chicago office in Woodridge, where he covers engineering offices and projects throughout the Midwest. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a registered professional engineer. He has 20 years of experience in business development, sales, estimating and construction. He is a member of Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), ASCE and Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA).

ABSTRACT : A premier earth retention and steel foundation supplier and manufacturer serving the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and Colombia markets, Skyline Steel, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, the largest producer of steel in North America (NYSE NUE). We have over 20 sales offices in North America, manufacturing, coating and fabrication expertise, dozens of stocking locations, exclusive engineering support and the most comprehensive geostructural product offering from a single company. Nucor Skyline's knowledgeable engineering and business development team works with owners, engineers, and contractors long before projects are advertised. This presentation will give an overview of Nucor Skylines product offerings and innovative use of below grade parking garages and basements with permanent steel sheet piling. Nucor Skyline brought this innovative approach to North America and has supplied sheet piling for 65+ projects. The methodology saves significant time and money by using the sheet pile as a permanent vertical load bearing member of the building foundation and presentation will dive into the details with completed case studies.

5:00 PM (1.0 PDH)

The Benefits of Real Time Data on Foundation Monitoring as Per FPA-SC-12-0

Speaker : Mr. Adrian Vuyk w/ Stead Fast Foundations

BIO : Mr. Adrian Vuyk (pronounced voik) is the President of Steadfast Foundation Technologies, LLC based in Houston and founded in 2016. He holds 28 US patents and has published and presented globally on engineering, new technology, data analytics and artificial intelligence over his 27-year career. In 2020, he won Houston Business Journals Innovation Award. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston and an MBA from Texas A&M and is a former licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He and his wife have lived in Houston for 30 years where they have raised 5 children in homes built on a variety of soil conditions.

ABSTRACT : In 2005, FPA released FPA-SC-12-0 (GUIDELINES FOR EVALUATING FOUNDATION PERFORMANCE BY MONITORING) proposes initial foundation surveys for every residence to establish baseline foundation elevations and capturing 5 to 8 plot points for a typical residence to monitor foundation movement. This presentation will share how the measurement technology has evolved since 2005 allowing hundreds of plot points and even hundreds of thousands of plot points to be gathered per year per foundation. The presentation will also include recommended changes to FPA-SC-12-0 to allow the community to benefit from the advancement of this technology.