MRCE is pleased to provide our clients with exclusive access to our online webinar series. Webinars are offered on a series of different geotechnical, foundation, support of excavation system, waterfront design, and other related topics, most of which have been accredited for continuing education credit/professional development hours (PDH). The topics listed below include currently available MRCE Webinars, which we can provide upon your request. If you are interested in learning about a specific topic, which is not included in the list below, please contact us using the webinar request form and we can provide a custom webinar.
- SUBSURFACE INVESIGTATION AND SITE CHARATERIZATION WEBINAR
MRCE has been providing “eyes into the underground” for well over a century and continues to do so. From our inception to our current practice we have remained, true to our cause, in providing unparalleled geotechnical, foundation design and other related services. A resilient structure, one that stands the test of time is often “built on firm foundation”. As firm foundations are only as good as the soil and rock they are founded on; every firm foundation design shall begin with a methodically planned subsurface investigation. This webinar is designed to benefit geotechnical and structural specialists and civil engineering designers involved in the specification, performance, interpretation and application of subsurface exploration programs and soil and rock testing data. Webinar attendees will benefit from MRCE’s 100 years of practical experience “Treasury of Knowledge” in design and analysis of engineered earthworks such as ground settlement evaluation, dewatering, cut and fill earth retaining structures, shallow foundations, mat foundations, as well as deep drilled and driven foundations and waterfront structures.
- SUPPORT OF EXCAVATION (SOE) WEBINAR – PART I
Lateral support of soils and rock face allows deep excavations for construction of underground structures such as deep basements, shafts, cut and cover tunnels and storage tanks. Support of excavation design requires an in-depth knowledge of the behavior of soils, understanding of various excavation support systems including their construction, application and limitations. MRCE has designed support of excavation systems for thousands of projects most of which are scattered throughout the United States, and for few prominent structures outside the US. In our SOE webinars dubbed Part I and II, we will share with our audience our extensive support of excavation design and construction experience.
Excavation induced damage is a significant portion of the construction industry injury and property damage cases in New York City and urban environments. This webinar examines basic support of excavation concepts and aspects of the design and construction used for small to large excavation projects and sheds light on the importance of selecting appropriate excavation support system to minimize excavation-induced damage. The webinar addresses conditions engineers, architects and owners should consider in the selection of the proper SOE system to minimize impact on adjacent structures.
- SUPPORT OF EXCAVATION (SOE) WEBINAR – PART II
All excavations are unique. Therefore, the most cost and construction schedule effective support of excavation systems are those designed by experienced professionals. This webinar examines advanced support of excavation concepts and aspects of the design and construction used for various projects involving deep excavations.
- DEEP FOUNDATION DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION WEBINAR
MRCE’s core principle “built on firm foundations” traces its roots to Daniel E. Moran’s innovations in geotechnical engineering and deep foundation construction methods. In this webinar, MRCE sheds light on the design and construction of deep foundation systems and their applications. Whether it is tall, super tall, midrise, bridge or a warehouse located on a site with challenging subsurface conditions, each structure is possible largely due to the invention of deep foundations, continued innovation and advanced geotechnical design skills. Deep foundation systems provide improved resistance to structure settlement and safely support buildings or other structures constructed on sites with very poor soil conditions. The design of deep foundations requires close collaboration between the experienced Geotechnical and the Structural Engineers. This webinar will provide an overview of deep foundations, their applications, introduction to various systems in common use, such as driven piles, caissons, micropiles, drilled shafts, auger-cast piles and other deep foundations. The presentation will discuss the geotechnical and structural behavior of each deep foundation system, best uses and limitations.
- SECANT PILE WALLS EXCAVATION SUPPORT SYSTEMS WEBINAR
Ever since advanced techniques have been invented, which allowed the drilling of deep piles into soil and rock, excavation support walls constructed by the secant wall method that provide adequate flexural rigidity have replaced traditional underpinning piers for deep excavations adjacent to existing structures. MRCE has designed many secant pile walls for both temporary support of excavation (SOE) and permanent deep foundation applications. In this webinar, MRCE will discuss various applications of secant pile walls in urban environments based on our extensive experience.
Overlapping reinforced concrete piles form a secant pile. Reinforcing bar cage, or steel core beams installed in every other drilled hole, usually called secondary piles, provide the required reinforcing for the wall. Secant piles are typically constructed using duplex rotary drilling methods where temporary casing provides ground stability during drilling. After installing reinforcing in the drilled hole and filling, the hole with concrete usually by the tremie method, the temporary casing is removed. This webinar provides overview of secant pile wall, design and construction, and presents the state-of-the-practice design and construction of a secant pile wall SOE and deep foundation system for a major real estate development in New York City.
- SLURRY WALL EXCAVATION SUPPORT SYSTEMS WEBINAR
Many geotechnical engineers and contractors consider MRCE’s longtime Partner, George Tamaro (recipient of the coveted DFI’s Legends award) as the engineer who pioneered the design and construction of slurry walls in the USA. MRCE has designed and overseen the construction of several slurry wall projects. In this webinar, MRCE shares its extensive slurry wall design and construction experience in urban environments. The continuous diaphragm wall (also referred to as slurry wall in the US) is a structure formed and cast in a slurry-filled trench. The trench excavation is initially supported by either bentonite or polymer based slurries that prevents soil incursions into the excavated trench. The term “diaphragm walls” refers to the final condition when the slurry is replaced by tremied concrete that acts as a structural system either for temporary excavation support or as part of the permanent structure. This webinar provides a brief overview of slurry walls design and construction, and presents the state-of-the-practice design and construction of a slurry wall excavation support and deep foundation system for a major building complex in New York City. This webinar provides current practice and shares MRCE’s extensive slurry wall construction in urban environments
- SEISMIC DESIGN OF FOUNDATIONS WEBINAR
MRCE is at the forefront of the rapidly changing and growing technical fields of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology. Our seismic analysis experts have been involved in the development of seismic design criteria for various structures including skyscrapers, bridges, dams, hospitals, commercial buildings, and warehouses for more than 80 years. MRCE performs seismic testing for site characterization. Our expertise in advanced numerical modeling and seismic analysis, together with our unique capabilities in both field and laboratory seismic testing, enables us to address complex challenges in seismically active areas worldwide. Join us for our seismic design of foundation webinar to get the state of the art practice for your project.
- WATERFRONT STRUCTURES DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION WEBINAR
Located in harsh marine environments, coastal and waterfront developments require special considerations to ensure resilience over the project’s design life. Material selection, siting considerations, protective coatings, waterproofing detailing, and drainage are all important considerations requiring the design team’s attention for these unique projects. The Hudson River Park Pier 55 project in New York, NY is a great example of a successful design for an urban waterfront location. In this MRCE webinar, we will discuss the project’s design and explore lessons learned relevant to other waterfront areas. We will also highlight innovative features employed by the program team in structural material selection, waterproofing strategies, drainage considerations, and climate change planning.
- RESILIENCY AND FLOODWALL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION WEBINAR
A number of studies over the past decade have demonstrated that changing climate has impact on the severity of flooding events. Increasing communities and critical infrastructure’s resilience to flooding under a changing climate requires the implementation of a portfolio of measures; ranging from non-structural ones such as early warning systems to structural measures such as barriers and flood walls. MRCE’s award winning Seawall design for the New York City Transit owned 207th Street Yard Rail Yard is a good example of innovative and esthetically pleasing flood protections system. This MRCE webinar looks at resiliency approaches, the design of floodwalls to protect critical infrastructure and populations from extreme flood events and highlights a case study of the 207th Street Yard Rail Yard flood protection.
- MICRO TUNNELING AND PIPE JACKING WEBINAR
Currently, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban cities. As people look to urban centers for employment opportunities, urban population is expected to increase to 68%-75% by the year 2050. The influx of people moving into urban centers, combined with rapidly aging underground infrastructure, has resulted in an increased need for installation of new utility services. The use of trenchless techniques such as micro-tunneling and horizontal directional drilling (HDD) has risen to these challenges on a global scale with its adoption in all parts of the world. Trenchless methods have a wide range of applications where trench excavations are not suitable. MRCE provides comprehensive geotechnical and trenchless engineering services for various clients, including owners, consulting engineers and contractors. MRCE has successfully engineered several trenchless installations within the United States. This webinar will discuss the design considerations, installation methods and challenges for trenchless installations.
- GEOTECHNICAL AND FOUNDATION SPECIAL INSPECTIONS REQUIREMENTS IN NYC WEBINAR
Special inspections have been required for all NYC construction projects since July 2008. Understanding the various Special Inspections required for your project and their scheduling is vital to meeting your construction completion target dates and ensuring an efficient closeout process. MRCE has completed hundreds of projects involving NYC Special Inspections, and understands the benefits, challenges, risks and rewards every owner can benefit from when a qualified Inspector performs the required inspections. This MRCE webinar presents an overview of NYC’s Special inspections requirements for subsurface investigations and foundation construction, along with the latest changes to the Special Inspections processes.
- ROCK EXCAVATION AND ROCK SLOPE DESIGN WEBINAR
Excavations in soil and rock are common for various construction such as foundations, excavated slopes, and natural slopes, embankments and dams. When rock excavations are required, assessing the rock slope and face stability is a challenging yet important aspect of geotechnical engineering. MRCE often employs Limit Equilibrium and/or Finite Element methods to analyze rock slope stability and determine required support. This webinar discusses the necessary geotechnical investigation to develop rock mechanical properties for analysis, methods of analysis to evaluate rock slope stability and support.
WEBINAR REQUEST FORM
To request registration, receive more information about attending one of the MRCE Webinar Series, or to request a custom webinar on a topic of your choice, please contact us using the form below. MRCE Webinars are available to US based Clients and require a minimum of 10 or more attendees. Professional Development Hours (PDH) are available for most of the webinars. We will provide additional PDH information upon registration.
- SUPPORT OF EXCAVATION (SOE) WEBINAR – PART I