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Soils for Structures

  • 17 Nov 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • GoToWebinar


Presentation Summary:

Geotechnical engineering, the study of the behavior of earth materials, is a part of the design and construction phases of the development process and is often misunderstood.  “Soils for Structures” will provide an overview of the geotechnical investigation process, tap into the mind of a geotechnical engineer for insights, and touch on a few circumstances regarding the implementation of geotechnical recommendations in structural designs and construction.

About the Speakers:

Vince Elizarde, PE is the Dallas Branch Manager and a Principal Engineer at ECS Southwest, LLP.  Vince has over 20 years of construction materials testing and geotechnical engineering experience with the last 10 of those years in the DFW area after previously working in Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey.  His project experience includes municipal infrastructure projects, water resources (reservoirs and pipelines), airport terminal reconstruction, high-rise buildings, schools, universities, seaports, commercial/ retail developments, and renewable energy (wind farm) projects.  Vince holds a BS Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a ME Degree in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.  Vince is a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Jay Jayatilaka, PhD, PE is the Chief Engineer at ECS Southwest, LLP.  Jay has over 20 years of geotechnical engineering experience in the DFW area including a variety of projects ranging from high-rise buildings, hospitals, schools, universities, datacenters, commercial/ retail developments, industrial developments, municipal infrastructure projects and electrical transmission lines and substations.  Jay holds MS and PhD Degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

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