Join us for a two-topic seminar! Do you have questions about the Structural Engineer’s role in the Special Inspections process? Are you aware of the SI changes in the 2015 IBC? Are there concerns of overlooking important geotechnical information that may affect the project budget? These questions and more will be addressed in SEAVa’s upcoming Spring Seminar! Details are below.
2015 IBC Special Inspection Changes
- ACI 530-11 requirements for testing procedures and their frequencies
- Continuous verses periodic inspection requirements for masonry
- Essential and non-essential structures for masonry
- AISC 360 and AWS D1.1 modifications and requirements
- Ultrasonic Testing
- Special Inspectors role regarding the Welding Procedure Specifications
- Geotechnical issues that are being overlooked by structural engineers
- Selection of exploration options relative value/cost
- Specifying boring locations
- Ground improvement techniques
- Estimating foundation settlement and determining acceptable limits
- Relaying information to owners, clients, and contractors
Froehling & Robertson, Inc.
Alan is an expert on the IBC special inspections requirements; he has over 20 years of experience writing and presenting on special inspections, and over 50 years of hands-on field experience. He has served on a multitude of committees, including the Virginia Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the Virginia Concrete Masonry Association, and was elected Director of the Blue Ridge chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute in 2015.
Mark Scholefield, P.E.
GET Solutions, Inc.
Mark has 23 years of experience that includes subsurface investigations, site characterization studies and geotechnical engineering analysis for a multitude of small to large scale projects. These include shallow and deep foundation design, settlement analyses, slope stability analyses, pavement design (AASHTO), soil liquefaction, seismic site investigation and forensic evaluation of horizontal and vertical structures. His experience also includes testing of soil and concrete, lime/cement stabilization, subgrade improvements, vibration monitoring, subgrade and foundation soil inspection and test pile programs. Mark has Basic Certifications for PDA, RSO, BCOM and is a member of ASHE, ODU CEEVC, and ASCE.