09/24/2019: LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR, Geotechnical Engineering: Shallow Foundations, Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 11am-1pm Eastern
- Develop a foundation alternative analysis that focuses on the financial feasibility of the project, as well as the technical needs required to preserve property.
- Based on a specific infrastructure project and the nature of its context soils, identify at least one type of shallow foundation that can be used to develop a safe and sound project.
- Identify at least one failure mechanism in the bearing capacity of shallow foundations, where a countermeasure design can be implemented with the intent to preserve the safety of the public.
- Describe at least two elements that need to be considered in the bearing capacity of shallow foundations, where correction factors need to be used to prevent failures that may impact the safety and welfare of the public.
Alfredo is a Civil Engineer that has managed Transportation, Land Development, Water Resources and Aviation projects from planning to construction for the past 14 years. Most recently his consulting work has focused on assisting state and local agencies in improving the safety of our transportation network. He has been responsible for several multi-modal transportation projects in the Tampa Bay Area, throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is a licensed Civil Engineer in Florida, North Carolina, and Ecuador.
At the University of South Florida, Alfredo serves as an instructor for the Transportation sections of the P.E. Preparation Courses hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Student Chapter. Alfredo is a member of ASCE’s Street and Highway Operations Committee and is an associate member of the Aviation Planning and Operations Committee. At the national level, Alfredo helps several of the Transportation Research Board Committees and is currently involved in the following committees: Low Volume Roads; Hydrology, Hydraulics and Water Quality; Pedestrian Safety; and Bicycle Transportation.
Alfredo served as the Chair of the local ASCE Transportation and Development Institute group during its first two years (2012-2014). The Florida West Coast Chapter of the ASCE has recognized Alfredo’s commitment to the profession and our community honoring him with the Young Engineer of the Year Award in 2014. As part of his involvement with the local engineering community, Alfredo currently serves as a Board Member of the Florida West Coast Branch for ASCE.