Grouting Technology for Transportation Projects

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST

  • Location:Dibner, Pfizer Auditorium
    5 MetroTech Center

ASCE Met Section Infrastructure Group and
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Presents a technical lecture:

Grouting Technology for Transportation Projects

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure gave the nation’s transportation generally poor grades: D for roads and aviation, C+ for bridges and ports, and D- for Transit. In order to get our infrastructure into serviceable condition, some facilities will require replacement, while most will require upgrades and improvement. Where subsurface conditions affect the facility performance, grouting is a valuable tool to enhance structural support, reduce or restrict seepage, and even to modify structure foundations. This lecture will present an overview of grouting methods and their application for transportation projects. Examples of several applications will be presented through case histories. Issues related to performance measurement and verification will also be included to provide a general background for understanding effective application of these methods.

Speaker: Michael J. Byle, D. GE, F. ASCE

Michael Byle is the National Discipline Lead for Civil/Geotechnical Engineering for Tetra Tech, Inc. He is a past Chair of the Geo-Institute Committee on Grouting, and current President of the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG). He has chaired three international conferences on grouting and authored numerous publications on grouting. Mr. Byle provides expert consultation on the topics of grouting and karst. His experience includes more than 30 years in the field of geotechnical grouting with more than 10 years of experience in transportation work.