Category Archives: Dinner Meeting

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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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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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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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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September 2016 Dinner Meeting

Please join us for our first dinner meeting of the season next week, on Thursday September 22. Remember Early Registration ends Friday September 16 @ 4pm.

September Dinner Meeting: Corvette Museum.

We are excited to announce that Hayward Baker will be speaking at our September dinner meeting at the Best Western in Seattle. This is a joint meeting with AEG and will be the start to our exciting 2016-2017 series of dinner meetings.

 Thursday, September 22nd

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