Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: Micro pile design and practices

  • 16 Feb 2016
  • 5:30 PM
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Phoenix 320 North 44th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008
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February Central Chapter Dinner Meeting


Micro piles are becoming increasingly the tool of choice for excavation shoring, tie backs, underpinning, and deep foundations. They are more versatile that other pile systems and have many years of historical performance. Dr Bruce will share design concepts, limitations and other important factors in using micropiles for various applications.


Donald Bruce Ph.D., D.GE, C.Eng., L.G., L.E.G., 

Donald Bruce received his BS (Geology and Mineralogy) and Ph.D (Geotechnical Engineering) from Aberdeen University, Scotland. He thereafter worked in specialty geotechnical construction in various countries and projects throughout the world before becoming Technical Director of Nicholson Construction, Pittsburgh, PA, from 1986-1996. Since then, he has been President of Geosystems, L.P., a consultancy based in Pittsburgh, PA and Scottsdale, AZ, specializing in the application of ground treatment, improvement and retention techniques. As such, he has participated in over 1,000 projects in 6 continents, principally associated with dams, levees, deep foundations, tunnels and mines.

Dr. Bruce is active in professional and trade associations in North America and Europe, and is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers (UK), and a Licensed Geologist and Engineering Geologist in the US. He has authored over 300 technical papers and three textbooks, the latest of which are “Dam Foundation Grouting” (Bruce and Weaver) and Specialty Construction Techniques for Dam and Levee Remediation.”

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