Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists, Great Basin Chapter, Monthly Meeting
SPEAKER: Jesse Ruzicka, P.E.
Principal Engineer, Nevada Department of Transportation
TOPIC: Soil Nails in the Lake Tahoe Basin: Lessons Learned
Mr. Ruzicka graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2003 with an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering. Since that time, he has been involved in numerous projects providing geotechnical design and support for residential developments, flood control projects in Sacramento and Reno, commercial/industrial developments, roadway and bridge design, and mining projects in Nevada, Canada, and Mexico. Most recently Mr. Ruzicka’s experience has been focused on the transportation industry, where he is currently the principal geotechnical engineer on several of NDOT’s recent projects including Phase II of the Boulder City Bypass, the I-15/US93 Garnet Interchange, SR28 Shared Use Path at Lake Tahoe, and the rockfall mitigation at Logan Shoals.
Mr. Ruzicka has been involved with AEG since 2001, serving as a past secretary of the Great Basin Section from 2010 to 2013 and chair from 2014 to 2016.
Soil nailing is one of the many tools available to the geotechnical professional when constructing vertical excavations and stabilizing existing slopes. Due to their economy, technical advantages, and relatively quick construction process, soil nails are commonly used in temporary excavations as well as permanent retaining applications. This presentation will summarize the concepts for designing soil nails in retaining wall and slope stability applications, construction, and load testing of soil nails, emphasizing the importance of involvement by the designer during construction.
Recent experiences from projects such as Logan Shoals and the SR28 Shared Use Path in Lake Tahoe have provided several lessons learned that will be shared during the presentation.
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