Monthly Archives: January 2017

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:

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