MRCE is pleased to provide our existing and new clients with exclusive access to our online webinar series and/or in person presentations. Webinars are offered on several different geotechnical, foundation, support of excavation system, waterfront design, and other related topics. Most of our Webinars have been accredited for continuing education credit/professional development hours (PDH). The topics listed below include currently available MRCE Webinars and presentations, which we can provide upon your request.
- SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION AND SITE CHARACTERIZATION
MRCE has been providing “eyes into the underground” for well over a century and continues to do so today. 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 foundations”. As firm foundations are only as good as the soil and rock they are founded on, every foundation design begins with a methodically planned subsurface investigation. This webninar 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, our “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) – PART I
Lateral support of soil and rock allows deep excavations for construction of underground structures such as deep basements, shafts, cut and cover tunnels and storage tanks. The design of excavation support systems 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 throughout the United States, and for many prominent structures outside the US. In our SOE Webinars, dubbed Part I and II, we share with our audience our extensive support of excavation design and construction experience.
This Webinar examines basic support of excavation concepts and aspects of the design and construction used for small to large excavation projects. The presentation will shed light on the importance of selecting the appropriate excavation support system to minimize excavation-induced damage to adjacent structures.
- SUPPORT OF EXCAVATION (SOE) – PART II
All excavations are unique. The most cost and construction schedule effective support of excavation systems are those designed by experienced professionals. This Webinar examines advanced lateral support system concepts for deep excavations.
- DEEP FOUNDATION DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
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 or midrise buildings, or a bridge or a warehouse located on a site with challenging subsurface conditions, each structure is possible largely due to the invention of deep foundations, their continued innovation and advanced geotechnical design skills. Deep foundation systems provide resistance to structure settlement and safely support buildings or other structures constructed on sites with poor soil conditions. The design of deep foundations requires close collaboration between 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.
- SECANT PILE WALLS EXCAVATION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Since advanced techniques were developed, allowing the drilling of deep piles into soil and rock, excavation support walls constructed by the secant wall method 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.
This Webinar provides an overview of secant pile wall design and construction, and it will showcase one of MRCE’s successfully implemented secant pile wall SOE and permanent deep foundation system for a major real estate development in New York City.
- SLURRY WALL EXCAVATION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
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 (also known as diaphragm walls) in the USA. MRCE has designed and overseen the construction of numerous slurry wall projects. In this Webinar, MRCE shares our extensive experience in the design and construction of slurry walls in urban environments. This Webinar provides an overview of slurry wall design and construction and presents a case history of an MRCE project where a slurry wall excavation support and permanent deep foundation system was successfully implemented for a major building complex in New York City.
- SEISMIC DESIGN OF FOUNDATIONS
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
Located in harsh marine environments, coastal and waterfront developments require special considerations to ensure structure resilience over the project’s design life. Material selection, construction considerations and protective coatings are among the most important considerations, which require the waterfront design team’s attention for these unique projects. MRCE’s award winning waterfront design for the Hudson River Park Pier 55, dubbed “Little Island,” located in the lower west side of Manhattan along the Hudson River, New York, NY is a great example of a successful design for an esthetically pleasing and yet functional urban waterfront. 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
A number of studies over the past decade have demonstrated that the changing climate has an 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 an innovative and esthetically pleasing flood protection 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, PIPE JACKING AND HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONAL DRILLING (HDD)
Currently, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. As people look to urban centers for employment opportunities, population in cities 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
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 professional performs the required Special 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 requirements in the New York City Building Code.
- ROCK EXCAVATION AND ROCK SLOPE DESIGN
Excavations in soil and rock are common for various types of constructions such as foundations, excavated slopes, 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 geotechnical investigations needed to develop the mechanical properties of rock to be used for analysis, and methods of analysis to evaluate rock slope stability and support.
- INSTRUMENTATION AND MONITORING OF ADJACENT STRUCTURES DURING CONSTRUCTION
In urban areas, excavation and foundation construction commonly exposes adjacent structures to adverse impacts. While proper foundation and support of excavation design and planning can reduce the impact of construction on adjacent structures the risk cannot be completely eliminated and exposes stakeholders to residual risks. In this MRCE webinar, we discuss the proper elements of developing a monitoring program to minimize risk during construction and present MRCE experience with the impact of support of excavation, underpinning and foundation construction on adjacent building and below grade structures.
- GROUND IMPROVEMENT
Ground improvement covers a range of geotechnical construction techniques used to re-engineer poor subsurface conditions and improving them to achieve acceptable performance of the final structures. This webinar will provide an overview of ground improvement techniques along with case studies from some of MRCE’s completed projects.
WEBINAR REQUEST FORM
To request registration, receive more information about attending one of the MRCE Webinar Series or in person presentations, please contact us using the form below. MRCE Webinars are available to US based Clients and require a minimum of 15 or more attendees. Professional Development Hours (PDH) are available for most of the webinars/presentations. We will provide additional PDH information upon registration.
- SUPPORT OF EXCAVATION (SOE) – PART I