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.
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
See pages 16-19 of the June 6, 2017 Geologist Board Meeting Packet in which the Geologist Board clarifies when geologist licensing is and is not required. Some of it sounds as though it is getting into engineering. This was brought the attention of the ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group by one of our members. If you feel this topic warrants a further look or action by our group, please contact section President Ben Blanchette (email@example.com).
The packet for the Geologist Board Meeting on June 6, 2017 is available online here.
The planning and vision meeting is an opportunity for us to get ready for the 2017-2018 year. We will elect new officers, discuss dinner meeting topics, venues, short course, spring seminar and special topics. Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP.
If you cannot attend but are interested in calling in to the meeting, please rsvp and indicate that you wish to call in. A meeting invite will be sent out later.
If you are interested in getting involved with the group please reach out to Ben Blanchette (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly in advance of the meeting. There are positions we need to fill. I can answer any questions you might have.
Thursday, June 29th
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Please take the following survey to help us better provide for you next year. Their are questions regarding the spring seminar, short course and dinner meeting. All feedback is anonymous.