Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: An Investigation of Soils Reports

  • 20 Jan 2015
  • 5:30 PM
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Phoenix 320 North 44th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • 21


  • All Registrations after Thursday before meeting.

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Topic: An Investigation of Soils Reports presented by:


Ken Ricker & Curt Peterson

Presenter Bio(s):

Kenneth L. Ricker, P.E. is President and Senior Geotechnical Engineer at RAMM. He holds both BSCE and MSE (Soil Mechanics) degrees from Illinois Institute of Technology and ASU, respectively. Mr. Ricker is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona and Washington. Mr. Ricker has 25+ years of experience and specializes in engineering recommendations relating to design of rigid and flexible roadway, test track, and airport pavements; concrete slabs-on-grade and floor slab support; shallow and deep foundations (driven and drilled); earth embankments, levees, retaining walls, tied-back walls, braced walls; subsurface sewage and storm water disposal.  He provides engineering recommendations and/or opinions relative to excavation conditions, on-site and borrow fill materials, earthwork/site grading considerations, surface drainage considerations, subsurface seepage conditions.  He also provides special consulting relative to soil corrosivity potential, grouting/stabilization, rock anchoring, geological conditions/seismicity, excavation conditions, collapsing soils, rock mechanics, expansive soils, and subsidence.

Curt R. Peterson, P.E. is the owner and Principal Engineer at Peterson Geotechnical Group, LLC. He holds both BSCE and MSE (Soil Mechanics) degrees from Brigham Young University. Mr. Peterson is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. Mr. Peterson has nearly 20 years of experience in geotechnical engineering. During the past 10 years, Mr. Peterson has focused primarily on forensic civil and geotechnical engineering and has performed evaluations on over 10,000 structures across Arizona and the southwest. Mr. Peterson is typically hired by large residential and commercial builders who are being sued for construction defects involving expansive soils, collapsible soils, poorly compacted fill soil, corrosion, concrete failure, pavement failures, retaining wall failures, etc. Mr. Peterson has provided expert witness testimony in numerous depositions, arbitrations, hearings, and trials.

At the SEAOA event, Mr. Peterson will discuss several examples of current forensic projects, current trends in construction defect litigation, and common problems encountered on forensic projects.

The dinner selections are:

HERB ROASTED CHICKEN - Garlic basil tomato sauce and Romano cheese


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