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Geotechnical Lecture Series

Project Delivery in Geotechnical Engineering

Thursday, February 22, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Project Delivery in Geotechnical Engineering

BEN UPSALL, P.E., Associate Engineer, GeoEngineers, Inc.   TYGH GIANELLA, EIT, Staff Engineer, GeoEngineers, Inc.      

ABSTRACT: Design-Bid-Build? Multi-Prime? GCCM? Design-Build? P3? What does that all mean and why should you care? They are all different types of project delivery methods, which are comprehensive processes defining how the planning, design, and construction aspects of just about any engineering project will be performed. Choosing a project delivery method is one of the fundamental decisions that owners make while forming their development strategy. Public agencies have increasingly turned to “alternative” project delivery methods for the design and construction of critical infrastructure projects, which in turn, forces consulting engineering firms to consider new and evolving business approaches and risks. Join us for a discussion to learn more about project delivery methods, the pros and cons, and learn why having a little bit of this information in your hip pocket could lend you an advantage in your interviews and in your early career as a consulting engineer.

Ben Upsall: Ben is a licensed geotechnical engineer in Oregon, Washington, California and Alaska with 14 years of professional geologic and geotechnical experience. He works primarily on complex transportation projects that rely on current AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications; state transportation department geotechnical and pavement design manual standards as well as FHWA design guidelines for driven piles and drilled shafts. He has served as geotechnical project manager and/or geotechnical engineer of record for the design of WSDOT’s SR 520 Floating Bridge & Landings, SR 99 Tunnel Replacement, and more than a dozen other major bridge and transportation projects throughout Washington State. He has also worked on these projects under a wide variety of delivery methods.

Tygh Gianella: Tygh has three years of geotechnical engineering experience. He performed research at Oregon State University focusing on ground improvement techniques and mitigation of liquefaction, and has published several papers on these topics. He continues to work on projects at sites that are potentially susceptible to liquefaction during earthquake events, and performs site-specific seismic hazard analysis. He has experience performing a variety of construction observation tasks (auger cast-in-place piles, solider piles walls, deep excavations, mass grading, stone columns, placement and compaction of structural fill), field testing (nuclear density testing, dynamic cone penetration testing, infiltration testing), laboratory testing, engineering calculations, and developing geotechnical engineering recommendations for complex projects.

Kearney Hall (campus map)
Armin Stuedlein
armin.stuedlein at oregonstate.edu
Sch of Civil/Constr Engr
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