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2017-2018 Robert G. Hennes Lecture /Geo-Institute Cross-USA Lecture Tour

Advances in the Prediction and Control of Ground Deformations

Dr. Andrew J. Whittle

Please join us Monday, January 22, 2018 for the annual Hennes Lecture hosted by the UW chapter of GIGSS (Geo-Institute Graduate Student Society)!  This year we are hosting the Geo-Institute Cross-USA Lecturer Dr. Andrew J. Whittle.

Time/Date:  5:30 PM, Monday, 22 January 2018, refreshments to follow

Location:  HUB Room 334, University of Washington, Seattle campus

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2017 Groundhog

Download the 2017 Groundhog

The Groundhog is the ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group and Seattle Geo – Institute Chapter’s official yearly newsletter. The Groundhog is published to inform Chapter members and other professionals of our group’s achievements, recent activities, goals, and other significant issues in the geotechnical community.

November 2017 Dinner Meeting – Nov. 16th

Three Strikes and Out: Natural Hazards Impact Nepal Hydropower Project

Michael P Bruen, LPG, LEG, PMP
Vice President; Project Manager, Senior Tunnel Specialist, and Engineering Geologist
Stantec

Please join us Thursday, November 16th, 2017 for our third dinner meeting of the 2017-18 season! This meeting will be held jointly with the Puget Sound chapter of AEG.

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.

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September 2017 Dinner Meeting

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.

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Spring Seminar 2018 Topic Survey

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!

Survey Link

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.