Structural Slurry Wall and Seepage Control

DFI’s Seepage Control Committee and Slurry Wall Committee merged at the start of 2023.

The mission of the Structural Slurry Wall and Seepage Control committee is to be a collaborative forum to discuss and disseminate best practices for structural slurry walls and seepage control, and to advance the awareness, use and performance of structural slurry wall and seepage control technologies.

Committee Chairs

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Co-Chair

Meeok Kim, Ph.D., P.E.
Thornton Tomasetti

Meeok Kim has 19 years of experience with geostructural engineering practice. She received a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. She serves as a geostructural engineer with Thornton Tomasetti, specializing in the analysis and design of complex below-grade systems such as deep excavations, unique foundations and tunnel access shafts in various regions of U.S. The common denominator of her experience is a system governed by soils and the structures interactions. Kim is an expert on the performance of deep foundation systems, has been involved in various types of slurry wall projects, and has designed dozens of slurry wall and LBE foundations. 

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Co-Chair

Mary Ellen Large, P.E., BC.GE
Nicholson Construction Company

Mary Ellen Large brings over 30 years of foundation experience to geotechnical specialty engineering and construction contractor, Nicholson Construction Company, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As client care manager, she strengthens relationships with current clients and develops new relationships and partnerships across several markets. She is a professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan; a member of ADSC, ASCE, Chi Epsilon, DFI, Engineers Without Borders, TRB, USSD, and ASDSO; and a Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering. She has authored/co-authored technical papers on micropiles, deep mixing, and ground anchors. She serves as the executive director of the International Society for Micropiles (ISM). She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in geotechnical engineering from Cornell University.

Committee Initiatives

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