Seattle Spring Short Course and Seminar 2017: Ground Improvement

Seattle Spring Short Course and Seminar 2017: Ground Improvement
ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group & Geo Institute – Seattle Chapter

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Spring Short Course and Seminar next week. If you have not signed up yet please consider joining us.

The ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group is pleased to announce our 34th annual Spring Seminar. Following completion of our first of its kind document “Commentary Guidelines for Ground Improvement Using Discrete Elements”, this year’s topic is Ground Improvement and will cover many types and aspects of ground improvement. The full day seminar will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, Washington. A one-day short course on ground improvement will be held on the Friday before the seminar.

 For additional information please see the attached information: 2017-ASCE-Spring-Seminar-and-Short-Course

 Please join us for the Spring Short Course 2017 and the Spring Seminar 2017.

 

 

March 2017 Dinner Meeting

Please join us for our March dinner meeting this week on Thursday March 23rd at the Best Western Executive Inn (Seattle). We hope to see you at our upcoming dinner meeting.

Prediction of Ground Movements Associated with Tunneling and Their Effects of Adjacent Structures

We are excited to announce that Dr. Whittle, Professor at MIT  will be speaking at our March dinner meeting at the Best Western Executive Inn (200 Taylor Ave N).

 Thursday, March 23rd

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2017 Stanley D. Wilson Memorial Lecture

Shannon & Wilson, Inc. and the University of Washington’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are pleased to present the 2017 Stanley D. Wilson Memorial Lecture. Steve Kramer will discuss “Time and Soil Liquefaction” on Thursday, March 23 at 5:30 in Room 389 of Mary Gates Hall on the University of Washington Campus. Please R.S.V.P. by March 16th at rsvpsea@shanwil.com or (206) 695-6743. The event is free to the public.

2017 Wilson Lecture Postcard

 

February 2017 Dinner Meeting

UPDATE! Please note that the February dinner meeting has moved to the Hilton Bellevue. Please join us for our February dinner meeting on Thursday February 23rd at the Hilton Bellevue. We hope to see you at our upcoming dinner meeting.

Norway’s Submerged Floating Tunnel Concept and Design

We are excited to announce that Tale Egeberg Aasland, Bridge Engineer with Norway Public Works will be speaking at our February dinner meeting at the Hilton Bellevue (300 112th Ave SE).

 Thursday, February 23rd

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Groundhog Newsletter

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning so apparently we are in for 6 more weeks of winter, if it stays as clear and gorgeous as today was in Seattle, I’m not sure that is anything to complain about.  Here is some light reading to occupy your time during this winter season.  We are pleased to present out 2017 Groundhog! Happy Reading!

2017Groundhog

 

Ground Improvement Committee Document – Final Document

The Ground Improvement Committee is pleased to announce a commentary guidance document has been prepared.

These commentary guidelines are the result of a request to evaluate common approaches for ground improvement design as it relates to the use of ground improvement to mitigate against liquefaction and/or improve Site Class.  The purpose of the document is to provide commentary guidelines that address concerns regarding the disparity of approaches for ground improvement design and design recommendations submitted to the City of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) and other code enforcement organizations in support of construction permit applications.

GI commentary guidelines – Approved & Final

January 2017 Dinner Meeting

Please join us for our January dinner meeting on Thursday January 26 at the Best Western in Seattle. The Early Registration Deadline is this Friday, so please go and sign up we hope to see you at this month’s dinner meeting.

Alaskan Way Viaduct Tunnel

We are excited to announce that Dave Sowers, Deputy AWV Program Administrator, WSDOT will be speaking at our January dinner meeting at the Best Western Executive (200 Taylor Ave N, Seattle).

 Thursday, January 26th

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Groundhog Submissions

Don’t forget the deadline for submission for the groundhog was yesterday, hopefully you all sent it in, however if it is still sitting in your outbox please send it to Alex ASAP! Thanks

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 all the geotechnical organizations (e.g. municipalities), geotechnical consulting and construction firms in the area. Alex has provided a pdf (Groundhog Announcement)with the deadline and requirements for this year’s submission and also summarize the key points below:

Deadline for submission: January 17, 2017 (Tuesday) Maximum length: 400 words
Format: MS Word file
Advertisements: Formatted as jpeg, details in attachment
Respond to:
alex.ciccone@hartcrowser.com

 Thank you all in advance for getting your submissions in on time.