“State of the Practice of Structural and Geotechnical Micropile Design”

Saxonburg, PA—September 29, 2015—Jonathan Bennett, Chief Engineer and Business Development Manager for Brayman Construction Corporation (Brayman) presented the keynote “State of the Practice of Structural and Geotechnical Micropile Design” at the DFI / ADSC Micropile and Anchored Earth Retention Seminar held on September 15-16, 2015 in Saddle Brook, NJ.

The presentation covered the current State of U.S. Practice for the Structural and Geotechnical Design of Micropiles based on foundational design documents such as the FHWA Micropile Design and Construction Reference Manual and applicable building code requirements as they apply to micropiles. The presentation also discussed LRFD Design concepts for micropiles and recent industry research findings as they apply to design.

The Micropile and Anchored Earth Retention Design and Construction Seminar is a two-day event that covers aspects of both micropile foundation support and anchored earth retention with an emphasis on design, QA/QC, testing, installation methodology and case histories. Presentations are given by experts from all sectors of the geotechnical engineering and construction industry. This practice-oriented seminar is valuable to owners, engineers, architects, and general contractors to understand the fundamentals, applications, design, construction, testing and QA/QC procedure of micropiles and anchored earth retention systems.

Jonathan Bennett P.E., D.GE, whose tenure at Brayman began in 2011, has been involved in the design and management of specialty geotechnical construction projects since 1994 throughout the Mid Atlantic United States. He specializes in the design and analysis of deep foundations, ground anchors and anchored structures primarily focusing on drilled shafts, secant piling, tieback walls, soil nailing, micropiles, foundation underpinning and tiedowns for structural support.

Mr. Bennett received his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from West Virginia Institute of Technology, with a specialization in Structures and Soil Mechanics, and has completed a Master of Engineering and Technology Management degree from George Washington University. He is a registered Professional Engineer, an active member of ADSC, ASCE and DFI, and sits on a number of industry technical committees including the ADSC/DFI Micropile Committee (Past Co‐Chairman), DFI Tiebacks and Soil Nailing Committee (Immediate Past Chairman), and the ASCE Geo‐Institute Earth Retention Systems Committee.

About Brayman Construction

Brayman Construction Corporation, based in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, is a leading heavy civil and geotechnical contractor specializing in bridges, complex structures, deep foundations and geotechnical construction including: caissons, micropiles, earth retention and other specialized foundation services. Ranked number 11 in the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Construction Contractors list and number 325 on the Engineering News Record’s (ENR) list of 400 Largest Contracting Firms in the United States, Brayman develops the right solution for customer’s deep foundations and geotechnical construction challenges.