Thursday, September 28th
Swift No. 2 Dam Failure (Cowlitz County PUD Washington)
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.