All posts by Elizabeth Lundquist

February 2017 Dinner Meeting

UPDATE! Please note that the February dinner meeting has moved to the Hilton Bellevue. Please join us for our February dinner meeting on Thursday February 23rd at the Hilton Bellevue. We hope to see you at our upcoming dinner meeting.

Norway’s Submerged Floating Tunnel Concept and Design

We are excited to announce that Tale Egeberg Aasland, Bridge Engineer with Norway Public Works will be speaking at our February dinner meeting at the Hilton Bellevue (300 112th Ave SE).

 Thursday, February 23rd

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Seattle Spring Short Course and Seminar 2017: Ground Improvement

Seattle Spring Short Course and Seminar 2017: Ground Improvement
ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group & Geo Institute – Seattle Chapter

The ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group is pleased to announce our 34th annual Spring Seminar. Following completion of our first of its kind document “Commentary Guidelines for Ground Improvement Using Discrete Elements”, this year’s topic is Ground Improvement and will many types and aspects of ground improvement. The full day seminar will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, Washington. Planning for this event is underway. We are proud to announce that Peter Robertson (Gregg In Situ), George Burke (Hayward Baker) and Brendan Bradley (University of Canterbury) have agreed to be speakers at this Seminar. A one-day short course on ground improvement will be held on the Friday before the seminar. For additional information please see the attached information: 2017 ASCE Geotech Seattle Section – Flier

Please join us for the Spring Short Course 2017 and the Spring Seminar 2017. Registration is now open.

 

Groundhog Newsletter

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning so apparently we are in for 6 more weeks of winter, if it stays as clear and gorgeous as today was in Seattle, I’m not sure that is anything to complain about.  Here is some light reading to occupy your time during this winter season.  We are pleased to present out 2017 Groundhog! Happy Reading!

2017Groundhog

 

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:
alex.ciccone@hartcrowser.com

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

 

December 2016 Dinner Meeting

Please join us for our December dinner meeting in two weeks on Thursday December 15 at the Red Lion Hotel Bellevue.

Beacon Hill Station and Tunnels, State of the Art Underground Construction in Difficult Ground

We are excited to announce that Red Robinson, Vice President of Shannon and Wilson will be speaking at our December dinner meeting at the Red Lion Bellevue Hotel (11211 Main St, Bellevue).

 Thursday, December 15th

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November 2016 Dinner Meeting

Please join us for our November dinner meeting this Thursday November 17 at the Best Western Executive Inn.

Virtual Reality Applications for the Engineering and Construction Industry

We are excited to announce that John Rewolinski Senior Scheduler with Sound Transit will be speaking at our November dinner meeting at the Best Western (200 Taylor Ave N) in Seattle.

 Thursday, November 17th

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October 2016 Dinner Meeting

Please join us for our October dinner meeting,  on Thursday October 27 at the Best Western Executive Inn.

Early Registration ends today  Friday October 21 @ 4pm.

The Design of Sound Transit East Link Downtown Bellevue Tunnel (Contract E330) 

We are excited to announce that Mike Wongkaew, Associate and Principal Engineer at Mott MacDonald will be speaking at our October dinner meeting at the Best Western in Seattle. He will be speaking on the Sound Transit Tunnel that will be constructed using Sequential Excavation Methods (SEM).

 Thursday, October 27th

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