June 10, 2014

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Terry Holman Presents Invited Lecture on Micropiles in Poland

Terry Holman, Ph.D., P.E., a civil engineer and an Associate of the firm based in Illinois, is among the delegates from the United States participating in the 12th International Workshop on Micropiles, underway this week in Krakow, Poland.

Dr. Holman will present an invited lecture, "Pile Testing and Performance: an International Perspective," during the workshop's short course on micropiles, set for June 11 at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He also will present a technical paper, "High Capacity micropiles in Weak Dolomitic Limestone for Crane Foundation Support — a Case History in Temporary Foundations," on June 14. His co-author for the paper is Brian D. Barkauskas, P.E., a civil engineer and an area manager for the Geotechnical Construction Division of Moretrench American Corporation.

Dr. Holman is among the organizers of this year's international workshop, which is the fifth at which he has presented as part of the event's technical sessions and featured presentations. He also was the technical program chair and main organizer in the United States for the 10th International Workshop on Micropiles, held in Washington, D.C., in 2010.

This series of workshops convenes every two years and is sponsored by the International Society for Micropiles (ISM), a consortium of international representatives involved in the design, construction, research and development, and promotion of micropile technology. The society and the workshop series provide an international forum for debate, advice, and support to micropile specialists and non-specialists throughout the world. The ISM is respected internationally as the preeminent center of knowledge for the development, advancement and promotion of micropile technology.

Dr. Holman's project experience at Geosyntec includes geotechnical engineering and design for large bridges, transportation projects, parking structures, power facilities, industrial infrastructure, and petrochemical structures. He also provides designs for ground improvement, deep excavation support, environmental remediation, and micropiles. His construction engineering projects include foundation retrofits, bridge stabilization solutions, and heavy crane lifts for nuclear facilities.

Recently, Dr. Holman led a micropile design and construction project to stabilize an existing bridge foundation for Moretrench's Flagler Bridge rehabilitation project in West Palm Beach, Florida. He continues to advance the state of the practice as an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate foundation engineering courses.

For more information, contact Terry Holman in Oak Brook at 630-203-3349 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..