Foundations for Extremes – Part I – WEBINAR


Part I Aired: Thursday, August 19, 2021 2PM CDT
Part II Aired
Thursday, August 26, 2021 2PM CDT

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Join CHANCE® for a two-part webinar to learn how extreme events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, storm surges, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters often cause substantial damage to the foundation of existing structures that requires rapid response for repair. In some areas, recurring events produce repeating damage to traditional foundations of lightly loaded residential and commercial structures. Learn why helical piles are an attractive engineered solution that can be used to provide rapid high capacity load bearing characteristics in most geologic settings for both new foundations and remedial repair.

Learn what to consider when engineering foundations that will likely encounter extreme weather events.
Explore real-world examples of successful implementations of helical piles to remediate a structure following a storm event.
Compare the pros and cons helical pile technology to alternative methods.
Discuss how to design helical pile foundations for seismic zones.
Discover the research and testing that has been done to prove the resilience of helical piles during seismic activity.

Gary L. Seider, PE
Director of Engineering for CHANCE® Foundation Solutions

Cary Hannon, PE
Vice President of Engineering for Foundation Technologies, Inc.

Jeffrey Martin, PE
Sole Proprietor and Owner at Steelhead Engineering

Each webinar is PDH eligible.


Welcome to your Foundations for Extremes Part I

What are some key reasons to use helical piles?

Which of the following CHANCE® Helical Pile Product is listed in ESR-2794 Building Code Evaluation Report?

Which of the following is not a way to manage shoreline loss?

What are three types of seawalls and bulkheads?

What causes the most damage from hurricanes?

What are the three main types of wall failures during hurricanes?

Which of the following are examples of tiebacks?

Why is cross-bracing not best suited for FEMA Flood Zone V?

What type of Helical Pile Shaft is best suited to resist lateral loads?

Which of the following are situations where helical piles and anchors can be used to repair a structure, or armor a beach?