About the NCS Reston Branch

The National Capital Section's Reston Branch hosts regular monthly technical meetings at ASCE Headquarters in Reston at lunch time. Formerly a Committee of the Section, it was, in late October 2017,  anointed a Branch in recognition of its successful track record of serving members from the Reston area with well-attended PDH and networking opportunities. Several Branch Officer positions have opened up for our member volunteers to fill. Take advantage of these emerging leadership opportunities!

Mar 10, 2021 (Reston): Geotech Challenges (for Non-Geotechs) in Road Design & Construction

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Every project is impacted by the subsurface conditions at that individual project's site.  The ability to understand the potential impacts of those conditions is the key to a successful project.  This presentation will provide an overview of various geotechnical challenges associated with roadway projects, including how geotechnical items specifically relate to structural design, site development, environmental permitting, stormwater management, pavement design, and construction sequencing.

WHEN: Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
WHERE: Online webinar. Use the link above to register by midnight the day before.  Login information will be provided via email to registrants.
COST: $5 per person (members and nonmembers)
Attendees will receive (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH).

About the Presenter:

  Michelle E. Bolding, PE is an Associate at Schnabel Engineering with 15 years of geotechnical engineering experience.  She started her career in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and relocated to central Virginia in 2010. Her geotechnical experience includes deep foundations, ground improvement, shallow foundations, slope stability, settlement management, historic structure monitoring, pavement design, stormwater infiltration, and project management. Some of her project experience includes roadway and bridge construction; sanitary infrastructures including pump stations, large diameter sewers, and dams; multi-story mixed-use, commercial, residential, structures; slope stability studies, litigation research, and damage studies.
  Michelle has worked on a variety of transportation projects throughout Virginia, including I-95 Northbound CD Lanes and I-95 Southbound CD Lanes projects in Fredericksburg, Route 250 and McIntire Road Intersection in Charlottesville, Route 29 Bridge over the Staunton River and Norfolk Southern Railway in Altavista, VA, and Winterpock Road Widening in Chesterfield County.
  Michelle received her BS Degree in Civil Engineering and her Masters in the Geotechnical Engineering program from Virginia Tech. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington; and is affiliated with ACEC, ASCE, ASHE, WTS International, and Virginia Tech's Center for Geotechnical Practice and Research (CGPR).  Outside of the office, you can usually find her playing volleyball, running around the James River, or out with her dog.

Welcome to the Reston Branch

We're always on the lookout for volunteers to help in the planning of technical meetings in Reston. The Branch hosts technical meetings monthly for ASCE members in the Reston area, including surrounding counties, looking to network with other professionals, sharpen their technical and professional skills, and earn Professional Development Hours. For more information, contact the Branch Chair, Lisa Anderson, at lmanders@bechtel.com or 703-429-6631.

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