This past weekend, we were honored to present at the DFI International Conference in New York City.
Our presentations covered the following topics:
Seepage Barrier Mix Design Development, Installation, and Evaluation
This project discussed the methodology behind creating seepage barrier mixes for cutoff walls. We applied variations of self-hardening seepage barriers through the slurry trench excavation method – a challenging method to execute while trying to meet design performance criteria. After multiple evaluations, real-time observations, and analyzing quality control data, the best design mix, consisting of the most strength and permeability, was created and used to complete the project.
Feather River West Levee Program Cutoff Walls
This was a reflection on Feather River’s 35-mile levee project for Sutter Butte Control Agency’s west levee program. To decrease flood risk and seepage deficiencies for the new levee, we combined soil-bentonite and soil-cement-bentonite cutoff walls with seepage berms. This project required collaboration with the owner, contractors, and engineers to ensure adequate design quality and protection of urban areas.
The DFI International Conference is an annual event that discusses the latest innovations in environmental services. The conference presented the perfect opportunity to network and swap ideas with various professionals within the industry, as over 1,000 engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, owners, government agencies and academicians attended this year.
As we dove into the latest updates in the industry, we not only discovered more about deep foundations, we also experienced the conferences’ newest technical track featuring seepage control and remediation innovations that will benefit dam and levee projects.
This conference is an essential part of us providing high-quality environmental remediation and geotechnical services to the public, as it continues to provide up-to-date information on:
– International insights from various industry leaders
– The latest findings on internal erosion and piping mechanisms
– Training, planning, and mitigation for earth retention systems
– Global initiatives for safe practices