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STEM Forward/ASCE December Luncheon

Milwaukee City Hall Foundation Restoration

Design & Construction Strategies for Project Completion at an Occupied Public Building

STEM Forward and the American Society of Civil Engineers are pleased to welcome Jeremy Thomas, P.E., Geotechnical Engineer at AECOM. Thomas will discuss the process of how engineers are restoring the building foundation at Milwaukee City Hall, as well as the challenges of designing and executing the restoration work on the building while keeping it open to the public.

Milwaukee’s City Hall was built in 1895 and is designated a National Historic Landmark. A multi-phased foundation restoration project is being undertaken that will effectively replace the 2,500 wood pilings that have been degraded by fungal rot/decay over the years, causing settlement of the structure. The project is being implemented using the design-build delivery process and involves the use of several unique design and construction strategies to support the building while working around and under a building that is fully occupied and open to the public.

Thomas is a Geotechnical Engineer for AECOM in the Oshkosh, WI office. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and his Master of Science degree from the University of California-Davis. Over the last 13 years, he has worked on a wide variety of domestic and international projects, ranging from slope stabilization to foundation design for the proposed tallest building in the world. He enjoys all aspects of geotechnical engineering with a focus on projects involving the redevelopment or reuse of existing facilities. Click here to reserve your seat.