FREE SEMINAR – Adjacent Construction: A Challenging Proposition

Event On March 18, 2020

Adjacent, Above, Below, or Across the Street?

On Wednesday, March 18, CTLGroup’s Principal Engineer, Michael Drerup, P.E., F.ASCE, and Senior Engineer, David Kosnik, Ph.D., P.E. will be at the District Architecture Center in Washington, D.C. to present the seminar, “Adjacent Construction: A Challenging Proposition.”

This hour-long presentation will examine the challenges to protect and preserve existing buildings and infrastructure. As they explore key concerns and opportunities to identify and manage risk when building in close proximity to neighbors, they will cover

  • 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

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.

The District Architecture Center is located at 421 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. The event will start promptly at 5 with drinks and appetizers, followed by the presentation at 5:30 and networking at 6:30.

For further information on this presentation, download the event flyer, and RSVP please visit our News Page