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2018 Geo-Institute Award Lecturers Named

admin | Created: 29 Nov 2017 | Updated: 27 Feb 2018
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The three Geo-Institute named lecturers for 2018 have been named. The Terzaghi, Seed, and Peck Lectures will be given at IFCEE 2018 in Orlando, Florida in March 2018. For a...

Reviewers Needed for Conference Papers

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Want to get more involved in the Geo-Institute? Consider volunteering to review technical papers submitted to the PanAm-UNSAT 2017 conference and other upcoming G-I conferences.

Dr. Sissy Nikolaou Nominated for G-I Board

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The Geo-Institute Board of Governors has nominated Sissy Nikolaou, Ph.D, P.E., F.ASCE to join the G-I Board for a term beginning in October 2017. Dr. Nikolaou is currently Principal in the Geotechnical & Tunneling Technical Excellence Center of WSP USA. She has more than 20 years of worldwide experience, and her technical capabilities range from geotechnical to structural engineering, with emphasis on performance-based design, soil-structure interaction, liquefaction assessment and mitigation, and risk evaluation.

ASCE Elections

admin | Created: 19 May 2017 | Updated: 27 Feb 2018
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All ASCE members can vote now for the 2018 President-Elect, Technical Region Director, and Regional Directors.

PanAm-Unsat 2017 Call for Abstracts: Deadline Extended

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The deadline to submit an abstract for the PanAm-UNSAT 2017: Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils has been extended to December 16, 2016.

Grouting 2017: Grouting, Deep Mixing, and Diaphragm Walls

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The G-I Grouting Technical Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG) announce GROUTING 2017: Grouting, Deep Mixing, and Diaphragm Walls, which will be held at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 9 – 12, 2017. This conference will also serve as the 5th International Grouting Conference.

Oak Brook Accords

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Consensus Document regarding Geo-Structures and SE Licensure November 25, 2016

Call for Proposals: Geotechnical Frontiers 2017

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The theme of Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 is “Innovation and Collaboration in Technology and Practice.” The conference will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, panel discussions and papers. The objective of the event is to share new developments in geotechnical engineering technologies.

Announcing – the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 Program Committee

admin | Created: 07 Jul 2015 | Updated: 22 Feb 2018
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The Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 Program Committee has been announced, and the website has gone live. So mark your calendars for March 12-17, 2017, and start planning now to attend the third edition of this popular conference combining the annual Geosynthetics and Geo-Congress events.

Robust Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress 2016 Program Developed

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The Program Committee for this joint congress of the Geo-Institute and Structural Engineering Institute have completed the technical program. To learn more about the congress go to: http://www.geo-structures.org . Registration...

In Memoriam: Fred H. Kulhawy, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., Dist.M.ASCE (1943-2015)

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Fred H. Kulhawy, PhD, PE, GE, F.ASCE, passed away on May 12, 2015, in Ithaca, NY. He was known around the world for his research, project consulting, and academic achievements.

In Memoriam: Edward A. Nowatzki, PhD, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE (1936-2015)

admin | Created: 01 Jun 2015 | Updated: 22 Feb 2018
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Edward A. Nowatzki, PhD, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE, passed away on May 4, 2015, in Tuscon, AZ. In his long and fruitful career, which spanned over 45 years, he touched the lives of thousands of students and engineering practitioners as a professor and as an engineering consultant.

GBA Announces Officers for 2015-2016

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The Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) has announced that the new President of the GBA is Gordon M. Matheson, Ph.D., P.E., P.G., D.GE, M.ASCE, of Schnabel Engineering, Inc.

IFCEE Conference Sets Records

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The International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo 2015 (IFCEE) held March 17-21 was one of the largest geoprofessional events ever held as nearly 3400 attendees were drawn to the congress.

Bertha’s Tunnel Boring Machine Repairs to Begin

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GEOSTRATA, 2015, May/June, 68 In March, Seattle Tunnel Partners began to hoist “Bertha” – the tunnel-boring machine (TBM) on the Alaskan Way Viaduct project – to the surface to begin...

Professionalism and Confronting Workplace Bullying

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Confronting Workplace Bullying is the newest GBA Best Practices monograph developed by the Business Practices Committee of the Geotechnical Business Association (GBA).

ENGEO Names Five New Principals and Associates

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ENGEO Incorporated, a firm of more than 200 engineers, geologists, environmental scientists, hydrologists, and field representatives, announces the promotion of 10 leaders to higher levels of service.

Strata Systems, Inc. Hires International Sales Manager

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Strata Systems, Inc., a global manufacturer of soil reinforcement products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil McGoldrick as its international sales manager. McGoldrick will focus on the growth of Strata’s business in Europe, India, the Middle East, and South America.

Hayward Baker Opens New Office In Charleston, SC

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A new Hayward Baker (HB) office, under the leadership of project manager Dan Holley, PE, will be based in Charleston, SC. It will support clients and projects in South Carolina and surrounding states.

Eric Drooff Named President of Hayward Baker

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Hayward Baker Inc. (HB), North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new president, along with several other senior leadership staff appointments. Eric Drooff has been named the company’s sixth president.

Benson Appointed Dean

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The University of Virginia has announced that Craig H. Benson, PhD, PE, D.GE, NAE, F.ASCE, has been selected as the 13th dean of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Benson’s appointment is effective July 1, 2015.

Engler Joins AGP Board of Trustees

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Theresa Engler, executive director of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), has been named a board member of the Academy of Geo- Professionals (AGP). She is the first female AGP Board member.

Gannett Fleming Announces Pittsburgh Office Relocation

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GEOSTRATA, 2015, May/June, 64-67 Gannett Fleming’s Pittsburgh, PA, office has moved to a new building within the Foster Plaza office park. The move accommodates the firm’s growing staff and provides...

Massive Fill Slope Landslide at West Virginia Airport

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Yeager Airport is located east of Charleston, WV, on top of a steep-sloped hill. In 2005, an overrun area was created at the end of the main runway. The project included the installation of an engineered materials arrestor system (EMAS), a concrete surface designed to bring aircraft to a safe stop.

Geo-Institute Congratulates Professor Askar Zhussupbekov

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On February 19, 2015, G-I member and president of the Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society, Professor Askar Zhussupbekov, received the title of “Honorary Doctor of the St. Petersburg State Architectural and Civil Engineering University.”

Shannon & Wilson Announces Promotions

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Shannon & Wilson is pleased to announce the promotions of several senior staff members across the company: to vice president, Kyle Brennan (Anchorage), Dave Cline (Seattle), Ted Hopkins (Sacramento), Neal McCulloch (Seattle), and Bob Mitchell (Seattle); to senior associate, Chris Darrah (Fairbanks) and Mike Lambert (St. Louis); and to associate, Mike Harney(Seattle).

Reddy Named Researcher of the Year

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Krishna Reddy, PhD, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE, is a winner of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Researcher of the Year Award for 2014, as a Distinguished Researcher.