CSI MAR Program - Encountering Geo-Construction Difficulties

March 13, 2019
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

The Original Montgomery Inn
9440 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, OH 45242
Venue website

Have a problem with the site you plan to build on?  This presentation will provide an overview of what constitutes a geoforensics investigation of a geoconstruction problem. In addition to providing basic to detailed definitions of geoforensics, the presentation will summarize all the key components of a forensic investigation, and the varied causation components to the failure or problem.

Each component will be discussed in detail with salient examples of actual case histories Dr. Marino has investigated. Marino Engineering Associates has been involved in cases which involved claims of up to about 1 billion dollars.

Also discussed will be how a contractor should proceed once a potential geo-construction problem is identified, including do’s and dont’s of how to approach geoforensics investigations. The presentation will conclude with a summary of key points when encountering geo-construction difficulties.


Gennaro G. Marino, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE
Marino Engineering Associates, Inc.

Dr. Gennaro G. Marino received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1985, from the University of Illinois. His thesis topic was related to mine subsidence and structural response to subsidence over room and pillar mines, and he has worked in the area of mine subsidence for over 39 years in various ore fields in the U.S. His work includes planning, mining, and abandonment stages of room and pillar to high extraction workings, as well as related cause and origin investigations. Dr. Marino is a member of ASCE, SME, and ASTM and is also the chairman of the American Bar Association’s Expert Witness Civil Engineering subcommittee, as well as a member of the ASCE Forensic Division Committee on Practices to Reduce Failures. Over the course of his career, Dr. Marino has authored over 100 articles and publications on subsidence engineering topics.

If you need any further information or registration assistance contact:
Teri Sitterding CSI, CDT
Shaffner Heaney Associates, Inc.
Phone: 574.232.7470
Mobile: 812.212.7542


$0.00 CSI Cincinnati Member

$25.00 Non-Member

$15.00 Student (Non-CSI Cincinnati Member)