Monthly Archives: December 2017

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

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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

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.

EERI Washington – 2017 Central Mexico Earthquakes Seminar

From EERI Washington:

On September 19th, 2017, the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 Mexico Earthquake, a devastating M7.1 earthquake hit central Mexico. Within days, different groups of engineers and researchers traveled to Mexico to participate in reconnaissance and building assessment efforts and to learn from this significant event.

Join us as we learn more about the event of the 19-S earthquake so we can help prepare in the Pacific Northwest. The seminar will be a mix of presentations with a town hall discussion.

The seminar will include the following topics: seismology, ground motions and comparisons to the Pacific Northwest, building codes in Mexico, early warning systems, building damage and assessments, infrastructure damage, WAsafe – Washington State’s volunteers’ registry for engineers, architects, and inspectors.

For more information click below: