Category Archives: Event

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.

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No dinner meeting for December this year.

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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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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Planning & Vision Meeting 2017

The planning and vision meeting is an opportunity for us to get ready for the 2017-2018 year. We will elect new officers, discuss dinner meeting topics, venues, short course, spring seminar and special topics. Pizza will be provided. Please RSVP.

Planning & Vision Meeting 2017

If you cannot attend but are interested in calling in to the meeting, please rsvp and indicate that you wish to call in. A meeting invite will be sent out later.

If you are interested in getting involved with the group please reach out to Ben Blanchette (ben.blanchette@hartcrowser.com) directly in advance of the meeting. There are positions we need to fill. I can answer any questions you might have.

 Thursday, June 29th

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May 2017 Dinner Meeting

Please join us for our May dinner meeting next week on Thursday May 25th at the Best Western Executive Inn (Seattle). The Early Registration Deadline is this Friday, so please go and sign up and we hope to see you at this month’s dinner meeting.

The Evolving Role of Geomaterials in the Infrastructure Systems

We are excited to announce that Dr. J. David Frost, Professor at Georgia Tech will be speaking at our May dinner meeting at the Best Western Executive Inn (200 Taylor Ave N).

 Thursday, May 25th

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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

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Spring Short Course and Seminar next week. If you have not signed up yet please consider joining us.

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 cover 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. 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-Spring-Seminar-and-Short-Course

 Please join us for the Spring Short Course 2017 and the Spring Seminar 2017.

 

 

March 2017 Dinner Meeting

Please join us for our March dinner meeting this week on Thursday March 23rd at the Best Western Executive Inn (Seattle). We hope to see you at our upcoming dinner meeting.

Prediction of Ground Movements Associated with Tunneling and Their Effects of Adjacent Structures

We are excited to announce that Dr. Whittle, Professor at MIT  will be speaking at our March dinner meeting at the Best Western Executive Inn (200 Taylor Ave N).

 Thursday, March 23rd

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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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