Engineers Krishna and Chandrikaa shared their experience by delivering talks, on 25th July 2016, to the Civil Engineering students. These talks covered the engineered application of chemical additives such as quicklime and cement into soil that results in permanent physical and chemical alterations. Further the environmental based sustainable development was stressed with already implemented environmental projects. These talks gave knowledge and confident to the students in terms of development projects together with the environmental concerns.
Brief of the talks and resource persons
Soil Stabilization: The engineered application of chemical additives, such as quicklime and cement into soil that results in permanent physical and chemical alterations. Physical property such as strength is enhanced, while expansive property is reduced; thus creating more stable and suitable conditions for design and construction of pavement and building foundations.
Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR): The engineered pavement recycling process in which the existing pavement materials are incorporated in to a structural pavement section through the pulverization and/or stabilization process including the mechanical stabilization, chemical stabilization and Bituminous stabilization.
Speaker 1: Krishna Nadaraja, who is a California Registered Civil and Geotechnical Engineer working for the Department of Public Works, Orange County, California for about 10 years. He was an engineering undergraduate from University of Peradeniya (1997) and finished his Master of Science in Civil Engineering in the University of Nevada, Reno (2000). He was working as a geotechnical engineering consultant for about 17 years in Southern California, USA. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Santiago Canyon College teaching a subject on Construction Material. He can be contact at email@example.com.
Speaker 2:ChandrikaaBalendhran is a California Registered Civil Engineer and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer. She is working as Senior Project Engineer with HDR Engineering Inc., and as an Adjunct Lecturer at Santiago Canyon College. She received her B.S in Civil Engineering from University of Peradeniya (1998) and M.S from University of Nevada, Reno. She has over 14 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering. She currently resides in Orange County CA, with her husband and two kids. She can be contacted at Balendhran@gmail.com or Chandrikaa.firstname.lastname@example.org