EERI Alaska Chapter
Ground Improvement and Foundation Retrofit Short Course

May 10, 2019

This course is a one-day short course focusing on ground improvement methods and design considerations. Several ground improvement technologies will be discussed including methods for soil densification and reinforcement. The course will cover appropriate uses for ground improvement with a focus on designing for liquefaction mitigation of level and sloping sites. In addition to methods for new construction, foundation retrofit methods will be discussed including foundation underpinning techniques and injection methods for rehabilitation of structures that have experienced settlement. (8 PDH)


Dr. Armin Stuedlein, Ph.D, PE,
Associate Professor, Geotechnical Engineering, Oregon State University

Dr. Stuedlein is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. Armin received his MS and PhD in geotechnical engineering from Syracuse University (2003) and the University of Washington (2008), respectively. He joined the faculty at OSU in 2009 after consulting for Seattle-based firms, where he specialized in port and harbor engineering with an emphasis on foundation and earthquake engineering. His research has been published in over 90 peer-reviewed technical publications and focuses on ground improvement, in-situ and laboratory-based liquefaction testing, soil-structure interaction, and probabilistic geotechnical analyses. His research is funded by departments of transportation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Science. He is the Vice Chair of the ICSMGE Technical Committee 304 Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management, the Secretary for the Soil Improvement Committee (ASCE G-I), a member of the Editorial Boards for Georisk, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, and the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (JGGE). Among other honors, Professor Stuedlein received the 2013 Deep Foundations Institute Young Professor Award, the 2015 Associate Editor of the Year Award for the JGGE, and the 2017 ASTM Award for Outstanding Article on the Practice of Geotechnical Testing.

Jeffrey Hill, PE
Hayward Baker

Jeffrey Hill has 20 years of experience in geotechnical construction and engineering. Jeff is currently the Director of Business Development for Hayward Baker where he is responsible for the development of specialty projects throughout the United States. Jeff received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign. Jeff is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas. He sits on AREMA Committee 1 and is a Subcommittee Chair on Committee 8. He is involved with the St Louis ASCE Chapter and has been the Chair for the Annual Structures Geotechnical Confluence. Jeff has experience in a variety of projects ranging from ground improvement to deep foundations and earth retention. He has written over 25 technical papers and articles. He has been a technical presenter for various technical groups and institutions. He is also a published photographer.

Rasmuson Hall Room 316
University of Alaska Anchorage

May 10, 2019
8:00AM – 5:00PM (8 PDH)

Non-Member $250
EERI Member $200
Student Free (limit 10)

Registration Cap of 50 people

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EERI Members: $200
Non-Members: $250
Students: Free (limit 10)
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