Geotechnical Frontiers announces full agenda

February 6th, 2017 / By: / Industry News, News

Organizers of the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 conference and trade show have released the complete schedule for the March 12–15 event at the Hyatt Regency Orlando (Fla.).

Among the highlights: eight full-day short courses (all offering PDHs—professional development hours); 200 exhibitors on the show floor; the first Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture, plus Mercer, Seed, Peck, and Terzaghi lectures; multiple student competitions and activities; training lectures, and three days of technical sessions.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

7 a.m.–5 p.m. Registration
8 a.m.–5 p.m. Short Courses

  • Design and Construction of Bottom Liner and Cover Systems
  • Design of Pier Foundations in Expansive Soils
  • Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil
  • Geotechnical Aspects of Pavement Design and Construction
  • Nanotechnologies for Geotechnical and Civil Engineering: Opportunities and challenges
  • Rainfall Induced Landslides and Mudflows: Shear strengths, testing, stability methods, runout, and remedial measures
  • Vertical Barriers for Dams, Levees, and Geoenvironmental Applications
  • Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Foundations for Load Support

5–5:30 p.m. “Think Big, Go Big, Go Fast, Be Smart about it,” Craig Fugate, former FEMA Administrator
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Mercer Lecture

Monday, March 13, 2017

7 a.m.–5 p.m. Registration
8–9:30 a.m. H. Bolton Seed Lecture
9:45–11:15 a.m. Technical Sessions:

  • Bridge & Offshore Structure Scour
  • Geosynthetics Research & Modeling 1
  • Heat Generation at Solid Waste Landfills
  • Pile, Shaft, and Pier Foundations 1
  • Roadway Materials, Monitoring, and Testing 1
  • Seismic Parameters 1
  • Slope Stability and Stabilization 1
  • Soil and Rock Testing and Modeling 1
  • NASEM Liquifaction Report Update

10 a.m.–2 p.m. Student Competitions
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15–1:45 p.m. Technical Sessions:

  • Advancements in Coastal Geotechnics 1
  • Alternative Final Covers
  • Geosynthetics Research & Modeling 2
  • Pile, Shaft, and Pier Foundations 2
  • Roadway Materials, Monitoring and Testing 2
  • Seismic Parameters 2
  • Slope Stability and Stabilization 2
  • Soil and Rock Testing and Modeling 2
  • Panel Discussion: Education and Promotion of New Technologies

2–3:30 p.m. Technical Sessions:

  • Advancements in Coastal Geotechnics 2
  • Geosynthetics Testing
  • Ground Improvement
  • Life Cycle Assessment & Sustainable Engineering 1
  • Modeling of Pavement Variability
  • MSE Retaining Walls 1
  • Soil Liquefaction 1
  • Thermal & Hydraulic Conduction 1
  • Training Lecture: Geosynthetic Reinforced Embankments on Soft Foundations

4–5:30 p.m. Peck Lecture
5:30–7:30 p.m. Exhibits Open/Welcome Reception

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

7 a.m.–5 p.m. Registration
8–9:30 a.m. Robert. M. Koerner Award and Lecture
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Exhibits Open
9:45–11:15 am Technical Sessions:

  • Application of Geofibers
  • Geosynthetics in Foundations
  • Geotechnical Aspects of Transportation Systems
  • Laboratory Testing of Offshore Sediments
  • MSE Retaining Walls 2
  • Soil and Rock Testing and Modeling 3
  • Soil Liquefaction 2
  • Unconventional Materials 1
  • Panel Discussion: Bio-Geotechnical Stabilization of Slopes

11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15–2:45 p.m. Technical Sessions:

  • Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities 1
  • Numerical Modeling for Soil Liquefaction 1
  • Offshore Foundation Systems
  • Rigid Walls and Non-gravity Walls
  • Pile, Shaft, and Pier Foundations 3
  • Roadway Materials, Monitoring and Testing 3
  • Soil and Rock Testing and Modeling 4
  • Unconventional Materials 2
  • Panel Discussion: Pavement Interlayers–Benefits and Best Practices

3–4:30 p.m. Technical Sessions:

  • Energy Geostructures 1
  • Field Construction QA and QC
  • Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities 2
  • Load Distribution on Buried Structures
  • Numerical Modeling for Soil Liquefaction 2
  • Site Investigation and Characterization 1
  • Slope Stability and Stabilization 3
  • Thermal & Hydraulic Conduction 2
  • Panel Discussion: In Situ Modification of Soil Properties using Biological

4:45–6 p.m. Terzaghi Lecture

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

7 a.m.–2 p.m. Registration
8–9:30 a.m. Technical Sessions:

  • Behavior of Compacted Clays
  • Energy Geostructures 2
  • Fiber Optic and Remote Sensing
  • Geomembranes
  • Seismic Parameters 3
  • Slope Stability and Stabilization 4
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation 1
  • Tunneling Methods, Modeling, and Effects 1
  • Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities: Coal ash & wastewater from energy generation

9 a.m.–2 p.m. Exhibits Open
9:45–11:15 a.m. Technical Sessions:

  • Bentonite Barrier Materials
  • Pile, Shaft and Pier Foundations 4
  • Seismic Parameters 4
  • Slope Stability and Stabilization 5
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation 2
  • Soil and Rock Testing and Modeling 5
  • Tunneling Methods, Modeling and Effects 2
  • Panel Discussion: How to Design your Mechanisms System for Zero Leakage by including Geoelectric Integrity Tests
  • Special Session: NSF Funding Opportunities for Geotechnical Engineering Researchers

11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30–3 p.m. Technical Sessions:

  • Column Supported Embankments
  • New Coal Combustion Residual Rules
  • Reactive Geo-materials for Waste Containment
  • Sinkholes
  • Site Investigation and Characterization 2
  • Thermal & Hydraulic Conduction 3
  • Panel Discussion: Design Responsibility for Mechanically Stabilized Earth
  • Training Lecture: Real-time Performance Monitoring for Excavations

3:15–4:45 p.m. Mike Duncan Honorary Symposium

*Schedule subject to change

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