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Virginia ASCE Geotechnical Meetings

In August 2009, Roger Failmezger attended a planning meeting in Denver sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE.  The purpose of the meeting was to encourage geotechnical groups like ours to join the Geo-Institute.  At our October 2009 dinner meeting, we decided to join.  We prepared By-Laws and received an endorsement from the Virginia Section of ASCE.  In February, the Geo-Institute approved us as a chapter.

Each year we organize three to four professional dinner meetings.   Our speakers are leaders in geotechnical engineering and share their technical knowledge with us.  The meetings are held in nice restaurants, whose food is on par with the quality of the speakers.  Typically 25 to 50 engineers attend the meetings.  If you wish to be on announcement list, please email roger@insitusoil.com.  Shown below are the announcements and presentations from previous meetings.

New Measurements Attack Old Problems
Richard L. Handy, Ph. D.
rlhandy@iowatelecom.net
www.handygeotech.com

Seepage and Piping in Dams
Ray Martin
, Ph. D., P.E.
rayemartin@aol.com

Rock Slope Remediation in the British West IndiesThomas L. Brandon, Ph. D., P.E.
tbrandon@vt.edu
http://www.cee.vt.edu/geot/

Estimatation and Measurement of Earth Pressures in Piedmont Residual Soils
J. Brian Anderson, Ph. D., P.E.
jbanders@uncc.edu

Recent Advancements in Geopier Technology and Dynamic Compaction Technologies
Michael Cowell, P.E.
mcowell@geostructures.com
www.geostructures.com

Unsaturated Soil Mechnics–
Introduction and Application
Tariq Hamid, Ph. D., P.E.

THamid@GeoConcepts-Eng.Com
www.geoconcepts-eng.com

December 2006

Roller Compacted Concrete for the
Norfolk International Terminals
Ira Brotman, P.E. 

March 2007

The Future of Civil
Engineering–2025
Bill Marcuson, Ph. D., P.E.

William.F.Marcuson@usace.army.mil

April 2007

Dynamic Testing For All Piles
Paul Bullock, Ph. D., P.E.

pbullock@tweinc.com
www.tweinc.com

November 2007

Dynamic Pile Tests

Marine Geotechniques—from
Exploration to Design in
1 to 1000 feet of Water
Tom McNeilan

tmcneilan@fugro.com
www.fugroatlantic.com

March 2008

Sustainability and His Goals for ASCE
Dave Mongan, P.E.

May 2008

Intelligent Compaction for
Earthwork Control
Dave White, Ph. D., P.E.

January 2009

Pervari Hydroelectric Dam and Landslide
Ray Martin, Ph. D., P.E.

rayemartin@aol.com

March 2009

Use Statistics, Testing and Remediation
to Reduce Pile Foundation Costs
John H. Schmertmann Ph. D., P.E.

Trends in Geotechnical Instrumentation
Steve Pennington, P.E., P.L.S.
Pierre Gouvin, President

The Future of Civil Engineering –
Civil Engineering in 2025
Mr. Blaine Leonard, P.E., D. GE, F. ASCE


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