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Training Lectures, Panel Discussions, Short Courses

April 1st, 2016 / By: , / Industry News, News, Updates

The theme for Geotechnical Frontiers is “Innovation and Collaboration in Technology and Practice.” The conference will feature four days of technical programming, including short courses, panel discussions and technical paper presentations.

New for 2017—Training Lectures

Geosynthetic Reinforced Embankments on Soft Foundations
INSTRUCTOR
Bob Holtz, University of Washington

Real-time Performance Monitoring for Excavations
INSTRUCTOR
W. Allen Marr, GeoComp

Panel Discussions

Bio-Geotechnical Stabilization of Slopes
MODERATED BY
Ming Xiao, Pennsylvania State University
Donald Gray, University of Michigan

Challenges and Opportunities: Coal ash and wastewater from energy generation
MODERATED BY
Milind Khire and John Daniels
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Design Responsibility for Mechanically Stabilized Earth
MODERATED BY
John Sankey and Robert Lozano
The Reinforced Earth Company

Education and Promotion of New Technologies
MODERATED BY
Robert Mackey, S2L Inc.

How to Design Your Containment System for Zero Leakage by Including Geoelectric Integrity Tests
MODERATED BY
Tim Bauters, Golder Associates Inc.

In Situ Modification of Soil Properties Using Biological Mechanisms
MODERATED BY
Brina Montoya, North Carolina State University
Matt Evans, Oregon State University

GEO-INSTITUTE COMMITTEE SPONSORSHIP
Soil Properties and Modeling

Full-day Short Courses

Design and Construction of Bottom Liner and Cover Systems
Richard Thiel, Thiel Engineering

Design of Pier Foundations in Expansive Soils
Geoff Chao and John Nelson, Engineering Analytics Inc.
Murray Fredlund, SoilVision Systems Ltd.

Geosynthetic Opportunities Associated with Oil and Gas Extraction
George Koerner, Geosynthetic Institute (GSI)

Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil
Bob Holtz, University of Washington
Jon Fannin, University of British Columbia

Geotechnical Aspects of Pavement Design and Construction
Charles Schwartz, University of Maryland
Barry Christopher, consultant
Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nanotechnologies for Geotechnical and Civil Engineering: Opportunities and challenges
Patricia Dolez, Groupe CTT

Rainfall Induced Landslides and Mudflows: Shear strengths, testing, stability methods, runout, and remedial measures
Timothy Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ning Lu, Colorado School of Mines

Vertical Barriers for Dams, Levees, and Geoenvironmental Applications
Jeffrey Evans, Bucknell University
Daniel Ruffing, Geo-Solutions Inc.

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