In this 1-hour webinar, Dr. Riyad Wahab will provide an overview of the typical requirements for preparing a Structure Geotechnical Report (SGR) for bridges, retaining walls and culverts. The webinar will include the geotechnical engineer’s involvement sequence in any structure’s project, current IDOT policies, coordinating an SGR with the preparation of Type, Size & Location (TSL) plan, review and approval of SGRs, the purpose and major elements of SGR, as well as the contents of a typical SGR — followed by a Q/A session.
Moderator: Mustapha Ibrahim, Chair of the AAAEA-IL Education Committee
Attendees will receive 1 CPE. Certificates will be emailed within a week after the event.
Registration is Free for AAAEA and SEAOI Members and $25 for non-members
Register by June 29th at 11:59 pm CST to reserve your space
About the Speaker
Riyad Wahab, PhD, PE, Chicago Testing Laboratory, Inc.
Dr. Wahab is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Chicago Testing Laboratory, Inc. (CTL) focusing on quality assurance for all CTL geotechnical project deliverables including, but not limited to, roadway and structural geotechnical reports (RGR/SGR), as well as field and lab soil testing data, to ensure design recommendations meet or exceed the federal, state and local agency’s acceptable practices and standard specifications utilizing his 46 years of IDOT and consulting experience.
During his long career at IDOT, as the State Geotechnical Engineer with IDOT’s Bureau of Bridges and Structures (BBS) and the Central Bureau of Materials (CBM), Dr. Wahab reviewed hundreds of SGRs for projects of varying complexities, including the I-74-Mississippi River (Illinois Approach) that involved various challenges related to foundations, ground improvements and earth retention systems. Also, he conducted numerous forensic geotechnical investigations for projects involving large culvert failures, rock tunnel movements affecting roadways/bridges, tunnel blasting vibrations, as well as landslides affecting bridges and structures.
Dr. Wahab received his M.S. degree in Materials from Birmingham University, UK, and the Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Michigan State University, where he also served as a Research Visiting Professor for several years.