Deep Foundations Testing and Analysis
March 17, 18 and 19, 2010
at the Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel
Orlando, Florida
USA



Wednesday, March 17, 8:00 – 17:00
General Seminar on Deep Foundations Testing and Analysis


Who Should Attend
Geotechnical, structural and construction engineers; owners, contractors and other
professionals involved in the design, construction and specification of deep foundations.
This seminar is suitable for those new to the field of Dynamic Foundation Testing and
Analysis, and is a general overview of the methods and their applications (suitable also
for those specifying the testing to gain basic understanding for assessing the results
presented in reports). Those attending the second and third days of this event are
strongly encouraged to also attend this first day for basic background materials.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the seminar attendees will be able to:
• Describe the elements of high and low strain dynamic foundation testing
• Recognize situations where it is appropriate and beneficial to perform:
- wave equation analysis of pile driving;
- pile driving monitoring;
- dynamic load testing of deep foundations;
- cross hole-sonic logging;
- pulse echo integrity testing;
- monitoring of augered cast-in-place/CFA piles

Program (subject to change)
8:00 Registration
8:30 Introduction to Dynamic Pile Testing
10:00 Break
10:15 Applications of the Pile Driving Analyzer® and CAPWAP®
11:15 Drilled Shaft Testing with the PDA
12:00 Remote Pile Driving Analyzer Testing
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Wave Equation Analysis Background
14:00 Offshore Applications of GRLWEAP, PDA and CAPWAP
14:45 Integrity Testing by Pulse Echo
15:30 Break
15:45 Cross-hole Sonic Logging (CSL)
16:30 Monitoring ACIP/CFA Pile Installation
17:00 Adjourn

Thursday, March 18, 8:00 – 17:00
Deep Foundation Integrity Testing and Wave Equation Workshop


Who Should Attend
Geotechnical, structural and construction engineers; owners, contractors and other
professionals involved in the design, construction and specification of deep foundations.
Foundation testing professionals performing these tests are strongly encouraged to
attend and gain additional knowledge of the proper methods to use the software and its
various features.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the workshop attendees will be able to:
- Summarize the fundamentals of wave mechanics for piles
- Use PIT-S and PIT-W software
- Use Cross-hole Sonic Logging (CSL) and Tomography software
- Describe GRLWEAP’s hammer-pile-soil-model
- Prepare the input for GRLWEAP wave equation analyses;
- Select options for GRLWEAP analysis and output;
- Interpret GRLWEAP results
- Refine wave equation analysis based on dynamic testing results

Program (subject to change)
8:00 Registration
8:30 Wave Mechanics
9:30 PIT-S Software
10:00 Break
10:15 Basic PIT-W Software, with Examples
11:15 Professional PIT-W Software, with Examples
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Cross-Hole Sonic Logging (CSL) Software, with Examples
14:15 CSL Tomography
14:45 Wave Equation Workshop
15:30 Break
15:45 Wave Equation Workshop (continued)
17:00 Adjourn

Attendees who have a GRLWEAP 2005 license are encouraged to bring laptop computers
loaded with it to follow along with the workshop examples.

Friday March 19, 8:00 – 17:00
High Strain Dynamic Foundation Testing Workshop


Who Should Attend
Pile Driving Analyzer® (PDA) and CAPWAP® users interested in
sharpening their skills, engineers, foundation testing professionals, students and professors
already familiar with the basic concepts of deep foundation dynamic testing and analysis. This
workshop offers a good opportunity for experienced practitioners to review theoretical
material and prepare for the Foundation QA HSDPT Examination.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the workshop attendees will be able to:
- Operate the PDA in a manner conducive to acquiring good quality data
- Assess pile bearing capacity, pile driving stresses, hammer performance and pile
integrity by various methods
- Avoid pitfalls when analyzing PDA data with the CAPWAP software
- Interpret PDA testing and CAPWAP software results
- Describe the soil-model used in CAPWAP
- Prepare the input for CAPWAP
- Review options for CAPWAP analysis and output
- Calculate bearing capacity and its distribution for driven piles and drilled shafts from
impact records
- Review residual stress analysis and radiation damping solutions

Program (subject to change)
8:00 Registration
8:30 PDA Testing – How To Do It Right
10:00 Break
10:15 PDA Testing – How To Do It Right (continued)
11:15 PDA Workshop: Capacity Calculation
12:30 Lunch
13:30 PDA Workshop: Integrity , Stresses, Energy
14:15 CAPWAP Background
14:45 CAPWAP Workshop: Calculation of Soil Resistance including its Distribution
15:30 Break
15:45 CAPWAP Workshop: Examples
17:00 Adjourn

Attendees who have a CAPWAP 2006 license are encouraged to bring laptop computers loaded
with it to follow along with the workshop examples.

Workshop and Seminar Lecturers
Frank Rausche, Ph.D., P.E.: Frank is the president of GRL and a principal of PDI. He has
been involved in the research and development of dynamic testing and analysis methods since
the mid-1960s work at Case Western Reserve University, where the Case Method of dynamic
pile testing originated. He is the principal author of the GRLWEAP and CAPWAP® programs.
Frank has published numerous papers, lectures frequently and continues to be actively
engaged in dynamic testing.
Garland Likins, P.E.: Garland is the president of Pile Dynamics, Inc. (PDI) and a principal of
GRL Engineers, Inc. (GRL). In his 39 years since participating in the original dynamic pile
testing research at Case Western Reserve University, Garland has directed the development
and improvement of multiple testing systems for deep foundations. He has numerous published
papers, is active in several code and professional societies, and is a frequent lecturer.
Mohamad Hussein, P.E. is a Vice President of GRL and a Partner in PDI. He has been
involved in deep foundations projects for more than 27 years, spanning 35 American States and
numerous countries. Mohamad is the Past Chairman of the Deep Foundations Committee of
the ASCE Geo-Institute, Chairman of the Education Committee of the PDCA, and is a technical
committee member of ASTM, PCI, and DFI. He is a well published author and teaches deep
foundation courses regularly.
Jorge Beim: From 1987 to 2005 Jorge was the managing director of PDI Engenharia, which
specialized in dynamic testing and represented Pile Dynamics in Brazil and other countries of
South America. Jorge has worked at Pile Dynamics since 2005 where he conducts training,
writes technical reports, develops software programs and documentation, and performs product
testing.

Hotel Reservations
Please contact the hotel directly:
Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel
5445 Forbes Place
Orlando, Florida, 32812 USA
Phone +1-407-240-1000, Fax +1-407-240-1000 Ext. 3100
Renaissance Orlando Hotel Airport: Hotel rates and availability in Orlando for Business and Leisure Travel
A limited number of rooms will be held at the Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel at a reduced
rate of $119 per room for participants until February 15. Refer to the Pile Dynamics conference
group.

Foundation QA Examination
Workshop attendees may take the Foundation QA (FQA) Dynamic Pile Testing Examination
(also known as HSDPT Certification and Certificate in PDA Testing) on March 20th. PDCA will
proctor the exam.
Because dynamic testing must be done with great care and data has to be of high quality, the
industry needs assurance that testers are knowledgeable about their pile testing specialty. For
that reason, Pile Dynamics endorses the FQA examination, however Pile Dynamics has no
involvement in any part of the exam, including preparation, administration, grading, certification
or certificate distribution.
Registration for the FQA certification exam is independent from registration for the workshop.
Visit Foundation QA - Home (or contact melanie@foundationqa.com) for more information and
to register for the exam.

Other Information
Attendees who have a GRLWEAP 2005 or CAPWAP 2006 license are encouraged to bring
laptop computers loaded with it to follow along with the workshop examples.
Workshop participants may order GRLWEAP Version 2005 at a $100 discount off the initial
license price or 10% off the update price until April 30, 2010.

Registration Fees and Form For Workshop and Seminar Only
To register for the Foundation QA Exam, contact Foundation QA - Home
To register for the Workshop and Seminar, mail, fax or email this completed registration form to:
Pile Dynamics, Inc.
4535 Renaissance Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44128 USA
Fax: 1-216 831-0916
Email: info@pile.com