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Spring Seminar 2017: Ground Improvement

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

34th Annual Spring Seminar
Ground Improvements
April 22, 2017 at Kane Hall, University of Washington

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 years 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.

Course attendees will be eligible to receive 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEU) or 8 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

$200 Early Registration (before April 7th)
$250 After Registration Deadline
$75 Students

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM . Check-in and Registration
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM . Opening Remarks
8:10 AM – 9:00 AM .On the Performance of Ground Improvement during Strong Earthquakes  Observations and Lessons Learned Juan Baez – AGI
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM.Up-scaling of Bio-mediated Calcite Precipitation for the Improvement of Granular Soils – Mike Gomez  University of Washington
9:30 AM – 10:00 AMEffect of lattice-shaped ground improvement geometry on seismic response of liquefiable soil deposits via 3-D seismic effective stress analysis
Brendan Bradley  University of Canterbury
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Morning Break
10:30 AM – 11:20 AM30 years of lessons learned in geotechnical construction
George Burke  Hayward Baker
11:20 AM – 12:00 PM.TBD
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.. Lunch Break
1:00 PM – 1:10 PM.. Award Presentation
1:10 PM – 2:00 PM..Rammed Aggregate Pier Ground Improvement as a Liquefaction Mitigation Method in Sandy and Silty Soils Dr. Kord Wissmann and/or Brian Metcalfe  Geopier
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Quality Control criteria for ground improvement” Peter Robertson  Gregg In Situ
2:50 PM – 3:20 PM. Afternoon Break
3:20 PM – 4:00 PM. TBD
4:00 PM – 4:10 PM. SDCI Update Jim Mattoon/Susan Chang  City of Seattle
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Panel Discussion  Burke, Baez, Wissman/Metcalfe
5:00 PM – 5:05 PM.Closing Remarks


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April 22
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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ASCE Geotech Seattle


Kane Hall, University of Washington
4069 Spokane Ln
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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