Do it right, or fix it later (and pay the price)
Civil engineers must consider the future when designing infrastructure. The Geotechnical Engineer is responsible for providing long term solutions to develop infrastructure while accommodating natural landscapes and changes in geology. Expansive soils, changes in weather, meandering groundwater paths, drainage conduits, dynamic loading, surface water runoff, potential for future construction, and changes in ultimate configurations must all be considered when designing retaining walls and slopes. This presentation will offer insights on what to consider in these design evaluations and what to avoid, and engage the audience in productive and thought-provoking interactions while providing experience driven recommendations.
Elizabeth Smith PE, GE, D.GE, M.ASCE
Vice President, National Transportation Manager
Terracon Consultants, Inc.