February 2018 Dinner Meeting – February 22nd

Ground Deformation Effects on Subsurface Pipelines and Infrastructure Systems

Tom O’Rourke
Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Engineering
Cornell University

Please join us Thursday, February 22nd for a joint meeting with the ASCE Seattle.

Click Here for more information and to register.

Please consider sponsoring a student. There is an option on the Brown Paper Tickets registration for this.

Please note that this meeting is at the Red Lion in Bellevue. Because this is a more expensive venue, unfortunately we are not able to charge the discounted rate of $30 like we have at the Best Western in Seattle.

Spring Seminar 2018: Waterfront Engineering

Spring Short Course and Seminar 2018

Waterfront Engineering – Evolving Practices in Seismic Regions

We are pleased to announce our 35th annual Spring Seminar will be focused on Waterfront Engineering and Construction. This topic was last presented by our group back in 2003 and since then a number of major waterfront projects have been designed and built in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound area. The same challenges exist but we have new methods to use in design and new technology to use in construction. Our region also has unique seismic demands that have evolved over the years that affect waterfront projects. It’s a great time to talk about Waterfront Engineering in Seattle!

Short Course: Waterfront Engineering – Lateral Pile Design for Seismic Regions
When: April 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am 3:30 pm
Where: Columbia Tower Club, Seattle
Speakers: Pedro Arduino, Ph.D. and Arash Khosravifar, Ph.D.

Click here to register for the Short Course.

Seminar: Waterfront Engineering – Evolving Practices in Seismic Regions
When: April 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Kane Hall, University of Washington

Click here to register for the Seminar

For program details click here.

2018 Groundhog Newsletter

Well, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow so we have 6 more weeks until we have to send out the groundhog.  Check back here is 6 weeks…

Just Kidding!!!

Here is some light reading to occupy your time during this winter season.  We are pleased to present out 2018 Groundhog! Happy Reading!

2018 Ground Hog

Thanks to Ty Jahn for putting this together!

2018 AEG Symposium – February 16th – 18th

From AEG:

Please join us for the 2018 symposium Living with Earth Hazards in Western Washington, February 16th – 18th at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.  Come learn about the geologic hazards of your neighborhood and how to protect your family and property.  Hear from local geologic experts, and visit interactive exhibits by the Washington Geological Survey and others. Register online today!

Registration online:  https://nwgeohazards.brownpapertickets.com

Brochure: geohazards_symposium_2018_brochure

Quality Control of Deep Foundations – 2/13/18

Pile Dynamics, Inc. is offering One Day Workshops (6.5 PDHs) on Quality Control of Deep Foundations in various cities across the US.  We are coming to your area in February and am hoping you could share the below invitation with your ASCE Chapter members.  The PDCA/PDI Dynamic Measurement Test will be offered in select cities as well for those engineers looking for certification.

SEATTLE Workshop 02.13.18

January 2018 Dinner Meeting – January 25th

Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering

Vaughan Griffiths – Colorado School of Mines

Please join us Thursday, January 25, 2018 for our first dinner meeting of 2018!

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.

Click Here for more information and to register.

No dinner meeting for December this year.

2017-2018 Robert G. Hennes Lecture /Geo-Institute Cross-USA Lecture Tour

Advances in the Prediction and Control of Ground Deformations

Dr. Andrew J. Whittle

Please join us Monday, January 22, 2018 for the annual Hennes Lecture hosted by the UW chapter of GIGSS (Geo-Institute Graduate Student Society)!  This year we are hosting the Geo-Institute Cross-USA Lecturer Dr. Andrew J. Whittle.

Time/Date:  5:30 PM, Monday, 22 January 2018, refreshments to follow

Location:  HUB Room 334, University of Washington, Seattle campus

Click Here for more information.

2017 Groundhog

Download the 2017 Groundhog

The Groundhog is the ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group and Seattle Geo – Institute Chapter’s official yearly newsletter. The Groundhog is published to inform Chapter members and other professionals of our group’s achievements, recent activities, goals, and other significant issues in the geotechnical community.

Groundhog 2018

ASCE Seattle Geotech Members

It’s that time of the year again to begin thinking about the Groundhog! For those that don’t know, this is a publication that the ASCE Seattle Geotechnical Group puts together every February 2 (Groundhog Day).  It contains project and staff news from the previous year from (hopefully!) all the geotechnical organizations (e.g. municipalities), geotechnical consulting and construction firms in the area. Ty has provided a pdf with the deadline and requirements for this year’s submission and also summarize the key points below:

Deadline for submission: January 11, 2017 (Thursday) Maximum length: 400 words

Format: MS Word file

Advertisements: Formatted as jpeg, details in attachment Respond to: tjahn@condon-johnson.com

Thank you all in advance for getting your submissions in on time (or early!). Ty and I look forward to seeing what everyone has been up to over the past year.

Groundhog November Request for Submissions