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Ohio DOT Shares Experience with Cone Penetration Testing (CPT)


One of the presentations during webinar #6 of the A-GaME winter webinar series — CPT: More Holes is More Better! — focuses on Ohio DOT’s (ODT’s) experiences implementing CPT. Andrew Jalbrzikowski, field exploration manager with ODOT and a self-proclaimed “conehead,” walks through an overview of their CPT rig equipped with a seismic pusher and how it’s being used in direct design. He also discusses specific project applications and the lessons learned. While it has its limitations, Jalbrzikowski says that CPT is so quick, fast and efficient, he is always looking to see if it is usable for geotechnical exploration. “Every time we get a project in,” he adds, “we ask ‘can we push it?’”


A-GaME Webinar #6 focuses on Cone Penetration Testing

CPT: More Holes is More Better!

Reduce project risks, improve quality and accelerate project delivery using effective geotechnical site characterization. Learn how to make the most of your site characterization program efforts. Watch webinar #6 in the series on the A-GaME (Advanced Geotechnical Methods in Exploration) — Cone Penetration Testing: More Holes is More Better!


  • Overview of CPT: Capabilities and fundamental considerations
  • Analytical practices and applications for geotechnical site characterization in transportation
  • Case histories
  • Piezometer installation
  • Lessons learned and challenges with implementation
  • Q&A panel with all speakers/panelists at the end of each session


  • Moderator: Derrick Dasenbrock, FHWA Resource Center
  • Speaker: Paul Mayne, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Speaker: Gerald Verbeek, Verbeek Management Services
  • Speaker: Andrew Jalbrzikowski, Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Speaker: Ricardo Todd, Missouri Department of Transportation

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Geo-Industry CPT Users Group 

The joint industry CPT Users Group was created in cooperation with FHWA, Geo-Institute, DOTs, DFI and TRB Committee AKG20 to address CPT users’ needs. If you are interested in cone penetration testing and want to learn more about CPT applications or share your own knowledge, join the monthly virtual meetings on the last Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. (ET). The meetings are held via Microsoft Teams, which will also be used to house information generated by the group. For more information visit the CPT Users Group Committee web page or contact Derrick Dasenbrock, FHWA Resource Center, at


A-Game Webinars

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is hosting and distributing recordings of the 2020-2021 winter webinar series, featuring the FHWA A-GaME on its YouTube Channel.

The webinars feature a variety of topics related to proven, effective exploration methods and practices for enhanced, effective site characterization that reduce project risks, improve quality and accelerate project delivery.

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