ASCE Philadelphia Multi-Technical Topics Dinner Meeting (1 PDH)

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Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 05:30 PM

Join the ASCE Philadelphia Section for our 2024 Multi-Technical Topics Dinner Meeting! In addition to networking with local civil engineering students and professionals, you'll have the opportunity to select and attend one of three presentations provided to you by your local Tech Groups. As part of the program, we will be honoring our 2024 Life Members as well as recognizing our ASCE Philadelphia Section Past-Presidents.

Technical Sessions:


Presentation Title: I-95 Tacony Viaduct

Speaker Name(s): Robin Dominick, PE, PMP, Avi Hawver, PE, and Michael Giovannitti, PE

Topic Summary: This presentation will provide an overall perspective of the I-95, Section BS2 project with a focus on the Tacony viaduct. We will present on the design process and challenges of the roadway alignments, TS&L alternatives, foundations, curved steel girders and integral post-tensioned concrete cross girders. The project is currently in construction and the presentation will include a summary of the O-cell testing and resulting field modifications to the large diameter caissons.


Presentation Title: Rigid Inclusion Support for the Potomac Yard Metro Station

Speaker Name(s): Brandon T. Buschmeier, PE

Topic Summary: The Potomac Yard Metro Station, inaugurated in May 2023, serves as a crucial link between Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington DC. This station, along with the new rail lines and associated pedestrian walkways and bridges, is supported by Controlled Modulus Columns (CMCs). Employing different diameters, spacings, and depths, the CMCs are designed to increase the bearing capacity and reduce long-term settlement of the station and associated structures, while providing a more cost-effective solution compared to a traditional deep foundation pile scheme. Building upon the knowledge and perspectives acquired from the Potomac Yard Station, this presentation explores the design principles of CMCs across various soil compositions and under differing load conditions. It also examines the strengths and limitations inherent in utilizing CMCs for construction projects in the DMV area and beyond.

T&DI/CME Presentation

Title: Ridge Pike Improvement Program

Speaker Name(s): Matt Edmond, County of Montgomery

Topic Summary: Current 4-part program for long-awaited improvements (roadway reconstruction, widening, drainage, signals) on Ridge Pike from the Philadelphia County Line (Northwestern Avenue) to Belvoir Road, covering Whitemarsh and Plymouth Townships. Two sections are currently under construction, one is in design, one is in planning.

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Crowne Plaza

260 Mall Boulevard

King of Prussia, PA 19406



$70 Regular ($80 after 3/29)

$50 Student/Government ($60 after 3/29)

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Event Contact: Kevin Brown ([email protected])