Deep Foundations for Landslides/Slope Stabilization
The focus of this committee is deep foundation-related (non-earthwork) technologies for stabilization of landslides and slopes. This practice area involves various foundation techniques developed and constructed by DFI members.
Chris Ramsey, P.E.
WSP USA Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.
Chris Ramsey is a Senior Engineer at WSP USA Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. in the Nashville office. Chris is key member of the Geo-Structural Design Group as part of the Infrastructure Engineering Design Division. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. As Senior Engineer, he performs foundation and pile cap design, deep foundation designs, ground modification, underpinning, permanent and temporary retaining wall and shoring designs, finite element analyses, as well as slope stability analyses and designs for repair. He is a licensed P.E. in eight states and the District of Columbia, and he is active in DFI, ASCE, and Geo-Institute.
S3 2023: Slopes, Support and Stabilization
August 8-10, 2023 – Boston, Massachusetts
DFI Midyear Committee Meetings 2023
April 17-21, 2023
S3: Slope Slides and Stabilization
One of the lead committees for this conference and software discussion held annually on the effective application of deep foundations, ground improvement, and soil mixing for stabilization of slopes and excavation support.
- Simplified approach to the analysis of lateral loads on A-Walls
- Comparison of slope stability methods for pile stabilized slopes
- Developing guidance for factoring structural resistance for landslide stabilization and excavation support (coming soon)
Factors of Safety for Slope Stabilization
Study summarizing the factors of safety for various stabilization methods and applications.
Special DFI Journal Issue
Special issue dedicated to design, construction, and performance for pile stabilized slopes.
GeoConstructability – An Owner’s Guide to Obtaining Essential Geotechnical Information for Construction (documents the type of geotechnical information that contractors need to estimate, plan and execute foundation projects)