Chapter – Cobb



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Chapter President                                                                 Chapter Treasurer
Patrick Evans, PE, CCP, PMP                                                  Buford H. Evans Jr, PE

Chapter Secretary                                                                  State Director
vacant                                                                                            Earl A. Ferguson, PE

COBB CHAPTER MEETING, December 13, 2017

Subject: Innovative Retaining Wall Solutions
For Difficult Sites and Special Applications

Speaker: Darren Fouts      

Land constraints continue to drive the need for creative retaining wall solutions to accommodate tighter lot lines and increasing utility / water design concerns.  This presentation will address the retaining wall options in the marketplace, highlighting new technologies and where they are the best fit in today’s landscape.  Systems include Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW), Precast Concrete, Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE), etc. Some of the special applications addressed are walls in detention and retention ponds, transportation (DOT) and rail markets, limited property line commercial developments, stress relief walls, and vegetated geosynthetic solutions. The constructability of walls will be addressed as well as time and cost constraints of varying systems. There will be some examples from Cobb County.

The speaker is Darren Fouts of Earth Wall Products.  Darren graduated from GA Tech with a Bachelors of Civil Engineering and minored in Building Construction in 1995.  He has over 20 years experience with engineered retaining walls solutions including Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW), Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE), Precast Concrete, Sheet Pile, CIP, and other Geosynthetic systems.  He currently serves on the Technical SRW Committee at the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and the Retaining Wall Committee with the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA).  He has made over 100 presentations to Engineers, Architects, Contractors, and Manufacturers on retaining wall systems throughout the United States and internationally.  Darren lives in West Cobb with his wife and 3 kids where he coaches youth Lacrosse.

This meeting is open to all GSPE members as well as to interested friends and associates.

Place:  Piccadilly Cafeteria, 536 Cobb Parkway S, Marietta, GA.
Time:  Dinner at 6:00 pm, Program starts at 7:00 pm

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