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ASCE Pittsburgh Geo-Institute - Spring Short Course

  • 17 May 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP)
  • 23

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ASCE GI Spring Short Course hosted by Dan A. Brown, Ph.D, P.E., D.GE

Dr. Brown will be discussing various aspects of drilled shafts including:

-Overview of drilled shafts and geotechnical information 

-Design and testing of drilled shafts 

-Construction of drilled shafts

-Quality control and assurance of drilled shafts

-Case histories 

Dr. Dan Brown is recognized as one of America’s leading authorities on the construction and design of deep foundations.  After completing his education and his early engineering career in Louisiana, he spent 22 years on the faculty at Auburn University, where he taught and conducted research on deep foundations.  In 2004, Dr. Brown formed the consulting engineering firm Dan Brown and Associates, who have become an industry leader in deep foundations work.  His consulting work includes the foundation design of numerous large bridge projects as well as commercial structures.  He has lead the development and teaching of National Highway Institute short courses on Drilled Shafts and Acceptance of Deep Foundations, as well as organizing the ADSC Professor Training Workshops in Chattanooga, TN.

Dr. Brown has authored numerous technical papers and was lead author of the recently released 2018 FHWA manual on design and construction of drilled shafts.  He has been recognized with the Golden Beaver Award from the Beavers, the ASCE Huber Prize for research, the ASCE Martin Kapp Foundation Engineering Award, the Deep Foundations Institute Distinguished Service Award and the ADSC Outstanding Service Award.  He is a Past-President of the Deep Foundations Institute, a member of the Moles, honorary member of the Beavers, past chair of the Geo-Institute Deep Foundations Committee, and an honorary technical affiliate of both the ADSC: The International Association of Foundation Drilling and the Pile Driving Contractors Association. 


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