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VIRTUAL: DVGI Presents 2020 DFI Travelling Lecture - Drilled Displacement Pile Performance at a Site with Coastal Plain Overlying Residual Soil

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 7:00pm

This lecture is a case history of a project in Aiken,South Carolina where both Coastal Plain soils and residual soils were encountered within the pile depths. Because of the difference in working grade across the site, the length of pile in each of the formation varied. After an extensive testing program, the installation process was modified to accommodate the variable response to displacement of the Coastal Plain and residual soils. Willie M. NeSmith, P.E., is the former chief geotechnical engineerfor Berkel & Company Contractors. Mr. NeSmith received a B.S.in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1974, and for the following 25 years worked as a consultin ggeotechnical engineer on projects in the U.S., the Middle East and Africa. He began to specialize in deep foundations in 1990, and joined Berkel & Company in 1999, after serving as a consultant for implementation of Berkel's displacement pile system. He is a leading authority on the design and installation of cast-in-place displacement piles in the U.S., having designed orevaluated over 200 displacement pile projects nationwide. Mr.NeSmith has authored over 20 professional publications and is a past member of the DFI Augered Cast-in-Place (ACIP) Pile Committee. He also served as the lead instructor for the DFI ACIP Short Course. Mr. NeSmith received his first professional registration in Georgia in 1978.


Willie M. NeSmith, P.E. – Former Chief Geotechnical Engineer for Berkel & Company Contractors


Presentation - 7:00 PM




RSVP: Please register by Thursday, May 14th, 2020 at 5pm by Clicking Here or email form to Jim Beideman at jbeideman@kleinfelder.com

Fees: Free

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