OSPE-FCC September Luncheon Program

Date:  Thursday, September 19, 2019

Place:  La Scala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin, OH

Time:  Registration: 11:30 am, Lunch: 11:50 am, Speaker: 12:00 pm, Closing Remarks: 1:00 pm

Cost: Members: $20.00 & Non-Members: $30.00,   SPE@OSU Students: $5

Registration: CLICK HERE

Title: “Pipeline Integrity – Geohazard Identification, Assessment, and Mitigation”

Abstract: Pipeline failures due to external natural forces significantly impact critical infrastructure and the safe and essential transport of oil and gas across our country. It is important for owners and stakeholders to proactively manage their geohazards risk and maintain pipeline integrity. PHMSA requires each owner to develop a pipeline Integrity Management Plan (IMP) to safely manage the impact of geohazards such as landslides, karst features, abandoned mines, and faulting. Terracon has developed a pipeline geohazard management strategy to understand the importance of geohazards and how they impact new construction as well as existing alignments by combining knowledge of local geologic conditions and significant historical data with GIS-based systems to support a phased approach to identify, assess, and mitigate geohazard threats.

Presenter: Benjamin W. Taylor, PE, Senior Associate, Office Manager

Biography: Mr. Taylor has over 12 years of experience in the geotechnical engineering discipline.  He has served with Terracon Consultants, Inc. since 2007 and is currently Office Manager in the Louisville, KY office.

In addition to management responsibilities, Mr. Taylor performs geotechnical investigations and provides client consultation on geotechnical related aspects of project development. Representative project experience includes commercial, residential, public sector (utilitiy and infrastructure), industrial, retail, office buildings, hospitals, food processing, amusement park rides, water/wastewater, power generation/transmission, transportation, and forensic investigations of foundations/slabs, pavements, retaining walls, etc.

Mr. Taylor has a Master of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Certificate, Civil & Environmental Engineering - University of Louisville, J.B. Speed Scientific School of Engineering - Louisville, KY May 2006. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and South Carolina.

A certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development for attending the program will be presented at the luncheon.