In-Person Meeting on March 29, 2023 @ 5:30pm

Geotechnical Challenges of Redeveloping a Closed Landfill

presented by 

Meena Viswanath, P.E.

March 29, 2023 @ 5:30 pm

This is an In-Person Event with 1-hour OPEN BAR & Dinner!

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Topic Description:

Development of brownfields, including former landfills, into commercial, industrial, or mixed-use properties is increasing. However, design and construction of such redevelopment projects is complex and must consider a variety of geotechnical, structural, environmental, and regulatory hurdles. Please join us for this presentation describing the design and construction challenges associated with the Sierra Point redevelopment site in the San Francisco Bay Area, which included construction of a biotech campus over a former municipal solid waste and construction debris landfill overlying up to 200 ft of soft compressible clays.

Speaker Biography:

Meena Viswanath, P.E., is a senior geotechnical engineer with Geosyntec Consultants in Columbia, Maryland. Meena received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from MIT in 2011, followed by a master’s degree in geotechnical engineering from Georgia Tech in 2012. She is Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in Georgia, California, and Maryland. Her geotechnical experience includes design and construction of waste containment facilities, design and implementation of geotechnical field investigations, and design and installation of geotechnical instrumentation systems. 

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