DFI Traveling Lecturer
The DFI Traveling Lecturer is a prominent industry expert selected annually to travel and present a series of lectures to university students, professional groups and industry associations. The program promotes the field of geotechnical engineering and deep foundation construction by encouraging students to explore a career in the deep foundations industry, providing information on topics of interest to members of the industry, and raising awareness of how DFI and its activities support the industry. The lecture series runs from September 1 - August 31.
The 2018-2019 DFI Traveling Lecturer
John R. Wolosick, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE
John R. Wolosick is director of engineering for Hayward Baker Inc., Atlanta, Georgia. From this home base, he works on projects all across the U.S. Wolosick has more than 39 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and contracting, and has authored more than 35 technical papers. Wolosick is the recipient of the 2008 ASCE Geo-Institute Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award. He is the immediate past president of DFI (2014-2016) and former co-chair of the ADSC/DFI Micropile committee (2004-2007). He served as a member of the ASCE Earth Retaining Structures committee for 30 years and is past chair of the ASCE Georgia Section Geotechnical Committee (2003-2005). Wolosick was named the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers 'Engineer of the Year - Industry' in 2017. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2019-2019 Traveling Lecturer Series
There are several lectures to choose from under the broad topic of Geotechnical Case Histories of Design/Build Projects for Micropile Foundations, Landslide and Slope Stabilization Projects.
Micropile Case Histories:
- Micropiles at the International Marketplace Mall, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Foundation Remediation using Micropiles and Low Mobility Grouting (LMG) at Sandy Cove Condominium, Barbados
- Micropile Foundations for Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
- Micropile Foundation Repair and Underpinning, Arts and Sciences Museum, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
- Repair of National Corvette Museum Sinkhole using Micropiles, Bowling Green, Kentucky (only available at select locations)
Landslide and Slope Stabilization Case Histories:
- Soil Nail and MSE Wall for Stabilization of the Elbow Fill Slide - Wyoming DOT, Snake River Canyon, Wyoming
- Stabilization of the Bluffs at Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France
- Investigation and Stabilization of Tall Reinforced Soil Slopes, Shopping Center Site, Southeast United States
- Stabilization of Major Landslide - Mississippi DOT US 61 South, Signal Hill Slide, Vicksburg, Mississippi
- Investigation, Design and Repair of Major Landslide, Lexington Apartments, Nashville, Tennessee
- Stabilization of Very Large Landslide at Buzzi Unicem Plant, Chattanooga, Tennessee (no paper available)
- Stabilization of Landslides at the Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg, Mississippi (no paper available)