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Construction Observation for Structural Conformance - Do's and Don'ts

  • 08 Oct 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's Little Italy North Park


On the surface, job site observation for conformance to the structural plans should be relatively straight forward, however, not all plans are equal.  This presentation will discuss the importance of clarity and recommended plan details to make the inspection side of construction less prone to misinterpretation by either the materials consultant or contractor.  Examples of both positive and negative plan inclusions will be used in the presentation. 

Since 1988, Ronald F. Reed has served as President and Principal Engineer of Reed Engineering Group, Ltd. He has extensive and ongoing experience in geotechnical and geological projects ranging from multi-story high rise structures to large warehouse facilities.  Mr. Reed has conducted specialized studies in slope stability analysis, rock slope analysis, and ground water movement in both saturated and unsaturated conditions.  Prior to starting Reed Engineering he spent 10 years at Rone Engineers, Inc. in Dallas overseeing geotechnical investigations, managing engineering personnel, and supervising over 4,000 projects of all types. 

Brian Steadman has been with Reed Engineering Group since 1989 and serves in a supervisory role assisting 33 field and laboratory technicians.  Beyond his various responsibilities handling laboratory and field testing, he oversees laboratory testing, soil classification and construction quality control.

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