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Testing and Evaluation

Advancing the use and understanding of instrumentation, monitoring, and testing methods for the inspection, integrity, and capacity analysis of deep foundation systems.

Committee Chair

E. Anna Sellountou-Rausche, PhD, PE
Pile Dynamics Inc.
asellountou@pile.com
Anna Sellountou received her five-year Civil Engineering Degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1999, and her PhD from University of Houston in 2004, under the supervision of Professor M.W. O’Neill, one of the worlds’ leading experts in Deep Foundations. She began her career at Fugro in Houston, Texas, where she worked on diverse domestic and international projects (with an emphasis on deep foundations testing) including numerous LNGs and Bridges. In 2012, she joined Pile Dynamics Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, where she got involved with R&D and product development for deep foundation testing. Since November of 2016, Anna is in charge of international business development in collaboration with local PDI representatives in several territories around the world. Anna serves in various committees in DFI, ACI, PDCA, ASTM, where she is highly involved with specifications and codes revision activities.

Upcoming Events

  • Monthly Committee Meetings held last Wednesday of each month at 11:00 AM Eastern

Initiatives

Static Load Testing Task Force

Developing guidance on performing effective tests that provide high quality data. 

CSL Task Force

Reviewing existing cross hole sonic logging rating criteria and proposing improvements for potential future incorporation in codes and specifications.

ITS Money

Increased Testing Saves Money – webinar series demonstrating how foundation testing can provide data that optimizes foundation designs and construction procedures, thereby SAVING MONEY while increasing the quality of the constructed foundation..

Instrumentation and Monitoring

Developing short course on instrumentation based on foundation application (tunneling, urban excavations, dams and levees, driven piles) 

High Strain Dynamic Testing Task Force

Developing short course for engineers and contractors on the use and interpretation of HSDT for foundations.ns.

Foundation Testing Method Videos

Introductory videos on foundation testing methods, including set up, data collection,