Anchored Earth Retention

A joint ADSC-DFI committee of industry-wide professionals who design, construct and supply equipment for temporary and permanent support of retaining structures using ground anchor techniques, such as tiebacks and soil nails. Through the use of education, training, seminars, research, specifications, and other means, this committee works with public and private owners, contractors and suppliers to increase the use, understanding, quality and economy of earth retention structures that use ground anchor techniques.

Committee Chairs

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Ed Laczynski, P.E.

Wagman Heavy Civil

Ed holds degrees from Virginia Tech and George Washington University, and professional engineering licenses in several states. He is Vice President of Geotechnical Construction for Wagman Heavy Civil, a large general infrastructure contractor. Ed performs in house deep foundation work for the Heavy Highway and Building companies, and he manages Wagman’s work as a foundation and specialty geotechnical subcontractor. His background is in design/build, temporary and permanent anchored retaining systems, and foundation systems.

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Jeff Segar, P.E., S.E.

GeoStabilization International

After two decades as a consultant Jeff joined GeoStabilization International (GSI) where he is a Deputy Chief Engineer. He has been the Engineer of Record and responsible for project related design and production of construction documents for many types of structures and geostructures.  He currently provides GeoStructural engineering services for support of excavation, slope stabilization, soil nailing, and micropiles. Jeff currently serves on the board of directors for ADSC: the International Association of Foundation Drilling.

Committee Initiatives

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