FREE SEMINAR – Adjacent Construction: A Challenging Proposition

News article posted on February 10, 2020

Adjacent, Above, Below, or Across the Street?

Join CTLGroup’s Principal Engineer, Michael Drerup, P.E., F.ASCE, and Senior Engineer, David Kosnik, Ph.D., P.E. at the District Architecture Center in Washington, D.C. as they discuss the challenges and risks to working with adjacent construction.

Event Overview
DC’s construction renaissance is accompanied by challenges to protect and preserve existing buildings and infrastructure. Join us for an exploration of key concerns and opportunities to identify and manage risk when building in close proximity to neighbors.

Talking points include:

  • Site topography and geology
  • Planned construction activity (deep foundation, vibratory construction)
  • Bureau of Mines standards for vibration damage
  • Distinguishing between old and new damage
  • Remaining challenges for above grade construction
  • Snow drift and rainwater management
  • Managing expectations
  • Case studies

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identity possible hazards of adjacent construction during below-grade work, above grade work, and after completion of a neighboring building.
  • Describe general goals and methodology for preconstruction surveys of existing buildings and infrastructure, including condition assessment and risk identification.
  • Understand the advantages and challenges of stabilization approaches, including underpinning, shoring, and strengthening.
  • Describe guidelines and applicable standards for monitoring and instrumentation before and during construction.

March 18, 2020
5:00 – 5:30 pm – Drinks and appetizers
5:30-6:30 pm – Presentation
6:30-7:30 pm – Networking / refreshments

District Architecture Center/Washington DC
421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

For a pdf about this upcoming event, please click this link.

To rsvp for this event, please fill out the form below. Thank you for your interest.