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Aloft El Segundo/LAX
475 N Sepulveda Blvd
El Segundo, CA 90245
(424) 290-5555

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Thursday, October 18, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST
Category: Courses & Seminars


Presented by Ensoft, Inc.


CalGeo is partnering with Ensoft to bring you a one-day training seminar on their popular pile software, LPILE and GROUP. Normally this course is only offered by Ensoft at their headquarters in Austin, Texas but CalGeo is bringing them to California for a day long workshop. This seminar usually costs over $600 per attendee but for CalGeo members it is only $250. Send a couple of your engineers for this in-depth and hands-on learning experience!

Seminar includes:

  • Hands-on instruction and guided instruction with a demo-version of software (if attendee doesn't already have a license)
  • Bound manual and literature on covered topics
  • Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks throughout the day
  • WiFi in the seminar room
  • Complimentary parking at the hotel


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration & Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Principles of Soil-Structure Interaction and Theoretical Basis of Piles Subjected to Lateral Loading

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Lateral Load Transfer Models – p-y Curves on both Small and Large Diameter Piles.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Case Studies - Analysis of Laterally-Loaded Piles using LPILE 2018

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch Break

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Methods of Analysis for Piles Subjected to Dynamic Loadings.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Analysis of 3-Dimensional Pile Groups under Axial and Lateral Loading

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Case Studies - Analysis of Pile Group using GROUP 2016

Questions & Conclusion

Speaker Bio:

Shin-Tower Wang, Ph.D., P.E. is the president of Ensoft, Inc./Lymon C. Reese & Associates, in Austin, Texas. Dr. Wang is a registered professional engineer in the States of Texas and Oklahoma, with over 40 years of experience in civil engineering, with an emphasis on geotechnical and structural engineering. He has engaged in numerous consulting projects in soil structure interaction analyses, pile loading tests, deep foundation designs, and numerical analyses. Dr. Wang received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author/coauthor of one text book and more than forty technical papers in geotechnical and structural engineering fields.

Course will be restricted to 35 attendees and will feature hands-on software demonstration and instruction.


We will try and schedule a similar seminar in February/March 2019 in Northern California and Orange County. If you wish to be added to our mailing list for the next course, please e-mail [email protected]

To download the latest version and view more information on LPILE, visit Ensoft's website: https://www.ensoftinc.com/products/lpile/

To download the latest version of GROUP, click here: https://www.ensoftinc.com/products/group/


Contact: Kelly Cabal, [email protected] (949) 391-2436 with any questions.