Tuesday, January 15, 2019Topic:
The Cajasol Tower - 1.0 PDH
Valley Forge Casino, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
Meeting Area Location: Parkview Ballroom
General Admission $45; Government $30; Students $10 (First 20 registered)
The Cajasol Tower, is the first skyscraper in the City of Seville, Spain. The Tower, with an elliptic-shape structure with a height of 550 ft, was finalized in 2015 and is the seventh tallest building in Spain. The project includes a shopping area and a four-level underground parking.
The project is situated in the Island of Cartuja and was built on the same location of the Decubrimientos Pavilion, one of the buildings of the Universal Exposition of Seville of 1992 (Expo ’92), over the Old Triana Channel Fill.
Terratest was awarded a design build contract for support of excavation, dewatering system, concrete pile foundations (for the shopping area), and a 144 ft deep, 290,000 square foot, double elliptic diaphragm wall foundation for the tower.
This presentation will concentrate on the structural and geotechnical aspects of the diaphragm wall utilized to support the tower and stabilize the below grade parking decks.
Luis González is a Civil Engineer holding a bachelor’s degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He began his career in Spain and later participated in different projects in Europe with the Terratest Group. After a five-year period in Brazil as Country Manager followed by two years in the Middle East area, he has recently moved in to the US as the New Products Implementation Manager at GeoStructures, concentrating on diaphragm walls and micro-tunneling.
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Dinner (chicken/fish/vegetarian) - please note preference in response
7:15 pm Presentation
**Payment must be made for the cost of dinner if you make a reservation but are not able to attend, since we must pay this cost to the caterer.**