Three Strikes and Out: Natural Hazards Impact Nepal Hydropower Project
Michael P Bruen, LPG, LEG, PMP
Vice President; Project Manager, Senior Tunnel Specialist, and Engineering Geologist
Please join us Thursday, November 16th, 2017 for our third dinner meeting of the 2017-18 season! This meeting will be held jointly with the Puget Sound chapter of AEG.
Please sign up early!! We have reduced the registration cost to $30 and increased the late registration cost to $50. Signing up early allows us to get an accurate count to the venue and means we don’t have to turn anyone away.
Hello everybody! Susan Chang of SDCI announced at our October DM that they are looking into revising their existing Directors Rule on pin piles (DR2009-10) to include Push Piers. They would like the ASCE Geotechnical group to help revise and give guidance for this document.
Brendan Cioto (BWC@shanwil.com) offered to help organize the committee for this effort. Please get in touch with him if you would like to be involved.
Seismic Design of Piers and Wharves ASCE61-14 and Proposed Updates to ASCE61-19
Nason J McCullough, PhD, PE, GE
Chair of the ASCE61 Geotechnical Task Committee
CH2M, Corvallis, OR
Please join us Thursday, October 26th, 2017 for our second dinner meeting of the 2017-18 season! This meeting will be held jointly with the Seattle COPRI chapter.
Dynamic Analysis of Liquefiable soils and the use of PM4Sand Model in PLAXIS
Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, Manager of the Competence Centre Geo-Engineering (research manager) at Plaxis BV (MT member).
The topics covered include: Overview of Dynamic Analysis features in PLAXIS); Introduction to the PM4SAND model in PLAXIS and a hands-on simulation of soil lab tests using the PM4SAND model. The course will cap with a questions and answer session on dynamic analysis using PLAXIS.
The course will be held on Tuesday, October 31st at the Columbia Tower Club.
UPDATE: Experience with PLAXIS is not needed, we’ll walk the attendees through the exercise.
Landau Associates is hiring an Entry to Mid-Level Geotechnical Engineer
For more information click the link below:
Entry to Mid-Level Geotechnical Engineer
Stability of Natural and Man-Mad Slopes: Analyses, Shear Strengths, Testing, Stability Methods, and Stabilization
Presented By: Dr. Timothy D. Stark from UIUC, and Dr. Binod Tiwari from Cal State Fullerton
The Portland Fall Short Course is scheduled for Friday, October 20 and will be located in the ODOT Region 1 Conference Room in downtown Portland.
Thursday, September 28th
Why Geology Matters, How even Geotechnical Giants Can Get It Wrong, and How We Can Design and Build Rapidly when High Costs are at Stake.
Please join us for our first dinner meeting of the 2017-18 season!
We are pleased to announce that Ken Green, a geotechnical engineer and geologist with CH2M practicing in the Puget Sound area and beyond for over 40 years, will be speaking at our September dinner meeting at the Best Western Executive Inn (200 Taylor Ave N). Ken will describe the 2001 investigation to discover the reasons for failure of the 80-foot high Swift No. 2 earth embankment and the rapid design and construction to re-establish power generation on the Swift system.
In addition, Keith Brown (In Situ Engineering) will give a short 10 minute presentation during the announcements concerning WDOE well drilling requirements.
Hello everybody! We will soon be selecting a topic for the 2018 Spring Seminar. Your input is important to us. Please take the following survey to help us better provide an educational and useful seminar for you next spring. Any comments, concerns, or questions are appreciated. Thanks!
President-Elect Steve Johnson (Stephen.Johnson@sixense-group.com) is this year’s Seminar Chair. Steve will be looking for volunteers to serve on the steering and planning committees. If you want to get involved please contact Steve.
Rock Blasting and Overbreak Control Short Course
By: Dr. Calvin Konya
When: October 3 through 5, 2017
Where: ODOT Flanders Building, 123 NW Flanders Street,
The Oregon Department of Transportation is providing the short course Rock Blasting and Overbreak Control on October 3rd through 5th at their Flanders office in Portland, Oregon. This class is designed for Engineering Geologists, Geotechnical Engineers, and Construction Inspectors. Participants at the conclusion of the class will be able to evaluate ground conditions for blasting, design and check a blast design, design for vibrations and damage control, design for airblast control, conduct pre and post blast inspections and develop blasting specifications. All are very important tasks for project development and construction.
See link below for more details.
Rock Blasting and Overbreak Control Short Course Flyer
Amec Foster Wheeler is hiring a Senior Geotechnical Engineer
For more information click the link below:
Senior Geotechnical Engineer WA