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October Technical Meeting – RECo MSE Walls


Presentation Topic: RECo MSE Walls

Registration for this event is now closed.

This will be a hybrid-style meeting (virtual and in-person). This month the speaker will be in-person. Virtual attendees will still be able to interact with the speaker through the chat window to ask questions.

Abstract: This session will cover:

  • RECo Overview- 60th anniversary of MSE patent
  • MSE Wall Basics- Design and Construction
  • Conventional MSE Applications
  • Complex MSE structures
  • Highlight-VDOT Projects.

Presenters: Joe Harris and Tefera Regassa, PE

Joe Harris – Mid Atlantic Regional Manager, RECo USA, is the Regional Manager for The Reinforced Earth Company’s (RECo) Mid-Atlantic region, based in Sterling, Virginia. Since 2014 Joe has handled sales and marketing of RECo products to owners, engineers, and contractors in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Joe began with RECo in 2001 as a Project Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region. He earned a B.S. in Physics from The University of Pittsburgh, as well as an MBA from Old Dominion University.



Tefera Regassa, PE – Northeast Division Engineer, RECo USA, is Division Engineer for The Reinforced Earth Company (RECo), based in Sterling, Virginia. Tefera began in RECo’s engineering department in 2005, and has since held positions such as Design Engineer, Regional Engineer for Mid-Atlantic Region, and now a Division Engineer. Tefera has been involved in the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) & traffic barrier designs for projects mostly in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky where he is a licensed PE. Tefera earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering and Master’s in GeoConStruct (Geotechnical, Construction & Structural) from George Mason University.



Thank you to our sponsor The Reinforced Earth Company!

The Reinforced Earth Company (RECo) provides civil infrastructure solutions to the transportation and a variety of other markets, for heavy civil projects throughout the entire U.S. RECo is most known for Reinforced Earth® MSE walls and the T-Wall® retaining wall system.

When: Thursday, October 12th, 2023
11:45 AM -12 PM – Sign in and Networking
12 PM -1PM – Presentation

Where: 2810: a community gathering place, 2810 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221
(Reserved parking spaces on both sides of building and in gravel lot located through gate)

(Virtual attendees will receive a Teams Meeting)

Registration Price: 
In Person Members: $20 members
In Person Non-Members: $25
In Person Late Ticket: $30
Virtual Individual: $10
Virtual Conference Room: $40*

*For viewing as a company group; as professionals we expect attendees to purchase this option when group sharing rather than as an individual ticket.

Lunch is included with purchase of an in-person ticket (Local Carytown Favorites)

PDH: 1.0 HR