Dear DVGI Members and Friends,
DVGI invites you to our November 2022 dinner meeting.The meeting will feature the DVGI Project of the Year, uCity Square Development, Pennoni Associates.The presentation will be presented by Elisabetta Iannetti, EIT and Eli Brinker of Pennoni Associates.A presentation abstract and speaker bio is below.
Social hour will start at 5:30PM followed by dinner at 6:30PM with the presentation to follow.
We anticipate that 1 PDH will be awarded for attending.
Please note our vendor is requiring more advance notice for headcount than the past, therefore we request your registration by Tuesday November 8, 2022.
Please click on the link below to register.
Pennoni has provided Geotechnical, Environmental, Construction Inspection, and Surveying Services for four new buildings on the 36thto 38thand Filbert Street blocks. The projects consist of the flagship uCity Square Life Sciences Building, the Powel Elementary Science and Leadership Academy (PSLAM), the Drexel Academic Tower (DAT), and 3700 Lancaster Avenue. All four buildings were under construction at the same time. The foundation systems for the buildings consisted of a combination of drilled shafts (commonly called caissons) and a mat foundation below the core of the building for the DAT and uCity square projects, while PSLAM and 3700 Lancaster were supported on aggregated piers and rigid inclusions, respectively.
These projects faced many geotechnical challenges such as the complexity of the subsurface conditions over a relatively short distance, in particularly the variability of the Wissahickon Formation. Locally the formation disclosed deep pockets of weathered rock and significant variations of rock. Evidence of the varying conditions became a challenge during caisson construction and ground modification installation. The presentation outlines the subsurface conditions, foundation design alternatives for the structures, and foundation installation challenges that were overcome. The presentation will outline the design of the foundation systems and provide a summary of the geotechnical investigation, laboratory testing of soil and rock samples, engineering analysis, and observations made by the geotechnical consultant who was involved in the project throughout the investigation and construction process. The importance of keeping the geotechnical engineer of record involved throughout the investigation and construction will be examined and discussed.
About the Speakers
The presentation will be presented by Elisabetta Iannetti, EIT and Eli Brinker of Pennoni Associates.
Ms. Iannetti serves as an Associate Engineer in the Geotechnical Group in Philadelphia. She received a BS in Civil Engineering from George Mason University in 2018 and is currently attending Drexel University getting her MS in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Geotechnical Engineering. Ms. Iannetti is affiliated with ASCE, PWC (Philadelphia), DFI, and ADSC.
Mr. Brinker is a Graduate Engineer in the Geotechnical Group in Philadelphia. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine in 2019. Mr. Brinker is affiliated with ASCE, DFI.
Eli and Elisabetta's responsibilities include the review and coordination of subsurface explorations and preparation of reports and calculations of geotechnical engineering analysis for buildings, roadways, pavement sections, stormwater management, retaining walls, and slopes associated with infrastructure development.