Evaluating the Real-World Impacts of Below-Grade Construction Risks

Evaluating the Real-World Impacts of Below-Grade Construction Risks

All below-grade construction involves risk. Whether for a small foundation or a large underground facility, project teams need to consider a range of geotechnical issues, including soil stability, groundwater management, and unexpected subsurface conditions. The risks associated with these issues are complex and can have outsized impacts on construction staging, schedule, and budget. In this webinar, we will outline common below-grade construction issues and delve into what they mean for owners, contractors, and other project stakeholders. We will also share case studies to illustrate effective risk management strategies that will help project teams anticipate and manage the complexities of below-grade construction.


After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify potential below-grade construction risks.
  • Understand the potential impacts of those risks on construction projects.
  • Discuss strategies and best practices to manage below-grade risks.
  • Discuss and apply lessons learned from case study examples.

Participants will earn 1 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email events@sgh.com to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register. 

About the Speaker

Giuliana Zelada-Tumialan
Giuliana Zelada-Tumialan | Associate Principal

Giuliana Zelada-Tumialan specializes in geotechnical engineering and underground construction. She provides planning, design, risk assessment, and construction support services in the areas of shallow and deep foundation systems, earth retention systems, deep excavations, retaining walls, construction dewatering, and groundwater monitoring for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, as well as power stations and substations. Giuliana has also participated in several investigations into causes of building and structure settlement and heave, retaining wall failures, and slope failures, and has provided litigation support for various projects.