Cadden Delivers Lizzi Lecture at ISM’s 14th International Workshop on Micropiles 

March 1, 2019, Eighty Four PA:

Allen W. Cadden, P.E., D.GE, presented the Lizzi Lecture at ISM’s 14th International Workshop on Micropiles (IWM) on August 21-23, 2019, in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast of Australia. His presentation, titled Micropiles: World Wide Evolution Trends, was the 10th annual Lizzi Lecture delivered since inauguration of the series in 2008.

The Lizzi Lecturer is a micropile practitioner invited by the ISM Steering Committee who is recognized by ISM as making distinguished contributions to the micropile industry. The lecture honors the spirit and memory of Dr. Fernando Lizzi (1914-2003), the visionary leader of ISM and the inventor of the “pali radice” or original “root pile” foundation system. 

Cadden is a principal and chair of the board of directors with Schnabel Engineering, and past chair of ISM. He has been a leader in the advancement of micropile technology through research, education and application of the technology. Cadden joined ISM in 2001 at the Lille, France planning meeting. He has been a regular attendee, organizer and presenter. In addition to his more than 30 years of design, construction and management experiences with Schnabel, he assisted in the development of the FHWA Micropile Design and Construction Manual and was the lead instructor for the NHI micropile class for more than a decade. Through Schnabel Engineering research efforts and ADSC/DFI Micropile Committee activities, he has contributed to research related to buckling, load transfer in bond zones, connection to existing structures as well as advancing the understanding of micropile use and construction in karstic geologic environments. As an active member of DFI, ADSC, ASCE GeoInstitute and ASDSO, he maintains awareness of the state of practice in these specialty areas and is a regularly invited speaker to these societies. He is a past president of the Geo-Institute of ASCE, past chair of ISM and a member of the Board of Directors for the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG). Cadden is a licensed professional engineer in nine states and has been recognized as a Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering.

About ISM
The International Society for Micropiles (ISM) is a consortium of international representatives involved in the design, construction, research/development and instruction/promotion of micropile technology. ISM provides an international forum for debate, advice, problem-solving and support to micropile specialists and nonspecialists throughout the world. Members of the Society can actively seek advice and experience from other members within this international group. ISM aims to be respected internationally as the preeminent center of knowledge for the development, advancement and promotion of micropile technology.