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September Dinner Meeting

September 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

September Dinner Meeting

Sinkhole Remediation at the National Corvette Museum
Presented by: Michael J. Marasa, PE, BDM, Senior Engineer, Hayward Baker Inc.

At 5:38 am on the morning of February 12, 2014, security cameras recorded the collapse of the display floor and development of a sizeable sinkhole inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. The catastrophe required quick mobilization, coordination and identification of solutions to a complicated geologic condition. This case study will review the geologic setting, discuss the engineering judgement necessary to determine solutions while being monitored closely by peer reviewers and amidst international attention. Lessons learned during this project will be addressed and the presentation will include some discussion

Bio: Michael J Marasa, PE is a Senior Engineer with Hayward Baker, the largest geotechnical contractor in the United States. Mr. Marasa uses his 36 years of experience as a practicing geotechnical engineer to assist engineers and contractors with matching appropriate geotechnical construction techniques to specific site challenges and performance requirements. He frequently makes in-house presentations to engineering and construction firms to educate or update staffs on current ground improvement and foundation construction techniques including grouting, micropiles, earth retention, vibro techniques, and many others. He has authored papers on ground improvement and specialty foundation systems and has presented at numerous seminars and short courses.



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September 22, 2016
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


ASCE Geotech Seattle


Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle
200 Taylor Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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