DFI Announces New Co-chair of Structural Slurry Wall and Seepage Control Committee

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Mary Ellen Large

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces Mary Ellen Large has  been named co-chair of DFI’s Structural Slurry Wall and Seepage Control Committee. She succeeds Amr Ragy of Bauer Foundation Corp. and joins co-chair Meeok Kim, Ph.D., P.E., of Thornton Tomasetti.

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. 

The Structural Slurry Wall and Seepage Control Committee was formed when DFI’s Seepage Control Committee and Slurry Wall Committee merged at the start of 2023. The mission of the 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.

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