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SEAOI Foundation Primer

  • April 30, 2024
  • May 16, 2024
  • 3 sessions
  • April 30, 2024, 12:00 PM 2:00 PM (CST)
  • May 02, 2024, 12:00 PM 2:00 PM (CST)
  • May 16, 2024, 12:00 PM 2:00 PM (CST)
  • Zoom


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How’s and Why’s of Chicago Foundations

A discussion of the glacial history of Chicago and the significant role the local subsurface conditions played in the birth of the skyscraper. The factors to consider when selecting foundations are presented along with evolutions in construction practice. The changes in foundations resulting from the recent Chicago Building Code modernization are also discussed.

Lateral Load Analyses 

A presentation of lateral load analyses for foundations. Classical methods for determination of passive resistance and the derivation of input parameters from geotechnical reports for use in commercial software programs such as LPile will be discussed. Group effects for shafts and piles, and utilization of LPile pushover analyses for base shear analyses are also presented.

- Presented by Darren Diehm

Tuesday, April 30, 12pm - 2pm CST

Geotechnical Testing and Reporting

How a structural engineer should develop a geotechnical site assessment scope, what a geotechnical report should be telling you, and interpreting the results.

- Presented by Ati Fathi

Ground Improvement | Introduction to Aggregate Piers and Rigid Inclusions

The presentation is intended to provide a brief introduction into the two most common types of ground improvement solutions in the Midwest. Attendees will be provided with some basic knowledge on the "How" and "Why" of these two systems and should leave with a better understanding of when these systems can be implemented.

- Presented by Steven Lapsley

Thursday, May 2, 12pm - 2pm CST

Fundamentals and Performance of Earth Retention and Excavation Support Design 

Information coming soon

- Presented by Darren Deihm and Allen Hughes

Thursday, May 16, 12pm - 2pm CST

Approximately 6 CE hours

Learning Objectives

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Members - $180 Nonmembers - $270

This is a virtual event on Zoom. Attendees are required to have a free Zoom account to access the webinars.

About the Speakers

20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 750
Chicago, IL  60606

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