Steel Sheet Piling Seminar – Design to Construction to Lessons Learned

This one-day course will be offered on Wednesday, June 28, from 8:00am – 5:00pm.

The PDCA is proud to present this short course on steel sheet piling. The sheet pile short course is designed to provide comprehensive and current state of the art learning in the various aspects of steel sheet piling including designing for loading and designing for durability, product design and material composition, advances in installation equipment and methods of installation, learning from mistakes and what to avoid through project problems encountered and solved. Detailed case histories will be included.

Who Should Attend:

This event is specifically designed for anyone wishing to learn about the intricacies of designing and constructing sheet pile structures. It is particularly geared to civil, structural, geotechnical engineers, contractors, material suppliers, students and academics.


This short course will qualify for 8 PDHs. In addition, you will have the chance to network with other industry professionals, while obtaining valuable instruction as well as professional development hours.

Separate registration required. Course will include all material, continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks.

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    7:00 AM – Short Course Registration
    8:00 AM – Welcome & Opening Remarks
    8:10 AM – State of the Art Steel Sheet Piling Manufacturing
    9:05 AM – Detailed Design Procedures for Earth Retaining Structures
    10:00 AM – Break
    10:15 AM – Ensuring Durability of Sheet Piling Structures
    11:10 AM – Lessons Learned
    12:00 PM – Lunch
    1:00 PM – A Detailed Synopsis or Methods and Equipment
    1:55 PM – Assessment of Installation by Drivability Analysis
    2:45 PM – Break
    3:00 PM – Supervision and Inspection of Pile Installation
    3:55 PM – Case Studies for Design and Construction
    – a. High Capacity Sheet Pile Structures
    – b. Load Bearing Sheet Pile Walls
    – c. Cellular Structures
    4:45 PM – Review and Q & A
    5:00 PM – Seminar Closing

    This one-day course will be offered on Wednesday, June 28, from 8:00am – 5:00pm.


    Gerry McShane, Service Steel Warehouse; Dave Chapman, Blakeslee, Arpaia, Chapman, Inc.; Mike Justason, McMaster University; Frank Rausche, GRL Engineers, Inc.; Dean Abbondanza, J.D. Fields & Company, Inc.; Dick Hartman, Hartman Engineering; Alwyn McDowell, Skyline Steel; Phil Wright, LB Foster; Richard Morales, LB Foster

*Agenda subject to change