Forest Home Drive Retaining Wall
Kris Burnham, PE, Russel Lutch, PE - Brierley Associates
Mike Palmer, PhD, PE, Joe Caza,
PE - Elwyn and Palmer, Consulting Engineers,
Located in the heart of the Fingerlakes
Region of Upstate New York, Ithaca is the home to scenic gorges and
waterways as well as Ithaca College and Cornell University. Fall Creek
Gorge and Triphammer Falls, a 55-ft cascading
waterfall, pass through the center of the Cornell University campus.
Forest Home Drive is located along the top of the gorge and in places
is supported by a retaining wall. Near the base of the tallest section
of the retaining wall, an approximately 14-ft high section of the
masonry facing had collapsed allowing soil erosion and causing
settlement of the roadway and sidewalk above the wall. In addition to
the partial facing collapse, bulging of the facing near the base of the
wall was observed. In response to the wall facing collapse and
subsequent settlement, the roadway was closed to vehicle and pedestrian
traffic, significantly effecting travel between the surrounding campus
application to fill-in voids and stabilize masonry.
Alternative Delivery Models for Water
As municipalities and owner/operators of public utilities look
for ways to design/finance and construct aging water related
infrastructure, alternative project delivery models such as
Design/Build and P3 are being further examined. United States
Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Water Infrastructure and Resiliency
Finance Center sponsored and underwrote the University of North
Carolina Environmental Finance Center to perform an in-depth
examination of nine projects where communities used Alternative
Delivery Models for water sector projects. USEPA published a
companion article Perspective: "The Financial Impact of
Alternative Water Project Delivery Models" in the Water Sector.
You are invited to click
here to down load the USEPA article, which contains a link the UNC
site on page 6.
Project of the Year 2017 New Installation Runner Up
Miami Beach 54-inch HDD
Congratulations to the entire Miami Team!
Bruce Mowry, PhD, PE - City of Miami Beach Public Works
Brian Dorwart, PE (Brierley Associates, HDD Design
Engineer); Roger Williams (AECOM, Owner's Representative)
David Mancini & Sons, Inc. - Design/Build Lead
You are invited to read
more about this project by visiting our website.
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Nick Strater - Geotechnical School Instructor
Center for Underground Infrastructure
Research & Education
New Orleans, LA
CUIRE at the University of Texas at Arlington will hold
its 16th annual Pipeline and Trenchless Technology Training and
Certification Schools in conjunction with the Underground Construction
Technology (UCT) International Conference & Exhibition. This
year the Geotechnical School (Part 1 and Part 2) be he held on January
29, 2018. Part 1 will cover Geotechnical Investigation
Requirements and Geotechnical Considerations for Trenchless Technology
and Part 2 will focus on Contract Requirements, Differing Site Conditions and Case Studies. Nick Strater, Brierley
Associates, will be an instructor at each session.
More information on the 2018 UCT conference to be held at
the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New
Orleans, Louisiana, can be found at www.uctonline.com.
Brierley's Denver Office Welcomes
Brierley Associates welcomes Derek Magnuson to our Denver,
Colorado office. Derek is a registered professional geologist and a
certified engineering geologist in the State of California. He has a BS
degree in Geology and a MS degree in Earth Science with an emphasis in
water resources from the University of California, Berkeley. Derek's
experience includes geotechnical evaluations, geologic hazard
assessments, material testing, and geotechnical monitoring services for
a variety of projects in California and Colorado, for low and high rise
vertical construction, pipelines, roadways, treatment plants, and other
infrastructure. He also has experience with rural development in
mountainous areas, including rural road and culvert design,
geomorphologic assessments, and erosion control. Derek enjoys exploring
the Rocky Mountains on his snowboard and mountain bike.
Derek may be reached in the Denver office at 303.446.6630
or email at email@example.com.
Our Syracuse Office Welcomes Jarek
welcomes Jarek Trela to our Syracuse, New York office. Jarek Trela
is a geologist with ten-years of combined experience in private
industry and academia. He received a BS in Geology from Illinois State
University where collaborated on a project to model groundwater flow
and quantify denitrification in engineered wetlands. Jarek received his
MS degree with an emphasis on structural geology and plate tectonics
from Southern Illinois University. While at SIU, he instructed the
laboratory and field components for the structural geology course. He
recently received his PhD from Virginia Tech and taught Field Methods.
Most recently, he was a Postdoc in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric
Sciences at Cornell University. Jarek's experience in the mining
industry includes geotechnical and hydrogeological consulting for Alta
Drilling International (Salta, Argentina) and SRK Consulting (Alaska
and the Philippines). Since joining Brierley last month Jarek has
worked with the team on several projects including the Northeast
Boundary Tunnel, and the Wellsburg Bridge.
Jarek may be contacted at 315.434.8885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
delivers intrinsic, recognizable value to our owner, A/E firm, and
contractor clients by focusing on constructability, efficiency and
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needs, subsurface conditions, site-specific constraints, and the risks
associated with the construction of tunnels, underground facilities and heavy civil infrastructure projects.
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