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GEOSTRATA, the official bi-monthly magazine of the Geo-Institute, features articles written by and for engineering professionals. Articles cover the use of new technologies, construction techniques, business management, unique projects, and industry news along with providing leadership on educational, professional and public policy issues, showcasing the unique role and contributions of the geoprofessional.

Write for GEOSTRATA!

GEOSTRATA's editorial board is excited to announce the themes for our 2024 issues. We invite you to contribute to the geotechnical community by submitting an article or idea for any of the following themes. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your professional portfolio while sharing your knowledge and experiences with a wide range of readers.

To propose an article for potential publication, please send a 100- to 200-word abstract to Jim Withiam at Please submit your abstract approximately five months before the first month of publication for each respective issue. Even if your idea does not align with the themes mentioned below, we still encourage you to submit it, as we may have room for standalone pieces.

2024 GEOSTRATA Themes

  • February / March 2024: Earthquake Geotechnics
  • April / May 2024: Geotechnical Forensics
  • June / July 2024: Accelerated Construction and Reuse
  • August / September 2024: Environmental Geotechnics
  • October / November 2024: Earth Retaining Structures
  • December 2024 / January 2025: QC/QA and Construction Database Management


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Editorial Board

James L. Withiam, Ph.D, P.E., BC.GE, M.ASCE

Merve Gizem Bozkurt, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Geosyntec Consultants

Jeff Dunn, Ph.D, P.E., G.E., BC.GE, M.ASCE, Consulting Engineer

Ken Fishman, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, McMahon & Mann Consulting Engineers

Brian Hubel, P.E., G.E., M.ASCE, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District

Michael P. McGuire, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Lafayette College

Mary C. Nodine, P.E., M.ASCE, FHWA

William K. Petersen, P.E., M.ASCE, Rimkus Consulting Group

Mark K. Seel, P.E., P.G,. M.ASCE, Langan

Chris Woods, P.E., BC.GE, LEEDAP BD+C, M.ASCE, Densification, Inc.

Lucy Wu, P.E., M.ASCE, Independent Consultant


Kristie C. Kehoe – Content Coordinator
Elizabeth Cuscino – Content Editor
Grace McConnel - Manager of Design and Production


Barbara Curtis - 703-295-6286,

Joe Fernandez - 703-295-6234,


GEOSTRATA is a forum for the free expression and interchange of ideas. The opinions and positions stated within are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of GEOSTRATA, the Geo-Institute, or the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

GEOSTRATA—ISSN 1529-2975—is published bi-monthly by ASCE, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400 and is a free ASCE/Geo-Institute membership benefit, not available by subscription.

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