DFI Announces New Co-Chair for Seepage Control Committee
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces that Gregg Batchelder Adams, P.E., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the new co-chair of DFI’s Seepage Control Committee. He joins Co-Chair Michael Kynett, P.E., MBK Engineers.
Batchelder Adams has close to 40 years of experience in civil and geotechnical engineering. He is currently a lead civil engineer for the USACE, Risk Management Center located in Colorado. Batchelder Adams has worked for a building contractor, a state highway agency, two worldwide engineering consulting firms, and for the U.S. Department of the Interior and Department of Defense. For the past 30 years, he has focused on the evaluation, inspection, design, construction and risk assessment of dams and levees throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Vermont and a Master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
DFI and federal and state agencies established the Seepage Control Committee as a collaborative forum to discuss industry best practices for seepage cutoff and foundation improvement for water infrastructure projects. The goals of the group are to promote mutual understanding of technologies, appropriate specification models, responsible contracting and procurement processes, and effective quality assurance/control. This owner and practitioner group aims to improve communication, aligning expectations, and defining common goals to generate ultimate benefits of improved safety and quality and reduced construction risk and project cost.