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June 2016

Dozer Days – Volunteer Opportunity

June 5, 2016 - June 6, 2016
Washington State Fair & Events Center (Puyallup Fairgrounds),

The ASCE geotechnical group would like to introduce you to a wonderful family and child friendly event - Dozer Days. Check out their website The event is a family event where children are given the opportunity to drive construction equipment. There are also booths where organizations can set up and encourage the parents and children to obtain education and training that would allow them to enter the civil construction/engineering field. Washington State Fair & Events Center (Puyallup Fairgrounds), Puyallup, WA…

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Planning and Vision Meeting 2016

June 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parsons Brinckerhoff, 999 3rd Ave, Suite 3200
Seattle, 98104 United States
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The planning and vision meeting will be at Parsons Brinckerhoffs office 999 Third Ave, Seattle, WA. This is an opportunity to elect new officers, discuss the 2016-2017 dinner meeting topics, venues, short course and spring seminar. Pizza will be provided. Follow the link below to RSVP to the event. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this event. Brown Paper Tickets Ticket Widget Loading...Click Here to visit the Brown Paper Tickets event page.

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September 2016

Ground Improvement Committee Document – Comment Period Ends

September 16, 2016

After nearly 6 months of effort, 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…

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September Dinner Meeting

September 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, 200 Taylor Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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September Dinner Meeting Sinkhole Remediation at the National Corvette Museum Presented by: Michael J. Marasa, PE, BDM, Senior Engineer, Hayward Baker Inc. At 5:38 am on the morning of February 12, 2014, security cameras recorded the collapse of the display floor and development of a sizeable sinkhole inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. The catastrophe required quick mobilization, coordination and identification of solutions to a complicated geologic condition. This case study will review the geologic setting, discuss…

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October 2016

GeoVancouver 2016

October 2, 2016 - October 5, 2016

The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), in collaboration with the Vancouver Geotechnical Society (VGS), invites you to GeoVancouver 2016, the 69th Canadian Geotechnical Conference. The Conference will be held from October 2nd to 5th, 2016 in Vancouver at the picturesque Westin Bayshore Hotel. The theme of the Conference is “History and Innovation”, recognizing the historical achievements and lessons learned over time while highlighting innovation in geotechnical engineering. The Conference will cover a wide range of topics with special sessions that are…

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October Dinner Meeting

October 27, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, 200 Taylor Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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The Design of Sound Transit East Link Downtown Bellevue Tunnel (Contract E330) Presented By:  Mike Wongkaew, Associate and Principal Engineer at Mott MacDonald Mike is a licensed structural engineer in Washington and California, with more than 18 years of experience in analysis and design of tunnels and underground structures.  Mike currently resides as the resident engineer for Sound Transit on the Eastlink Downtown Bellevue Tunnel.  Mike hols BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Purdue University, and has various publications on the subject…

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November 2016

Fall Short Course: Geotechnical Instrumentation and Automated Monitoring

November 4, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Columbia Tower Club, 701 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Geotechnical Instrumentation and Automated Monitoring Presented By:  Soldata, Campbell Scientific, and RocTest   The ASCE Seattle Geotechnical Group & Geo-Institute Seattle Chapter are proud to bring you a Fall Short Course covering Geotechnical Instrumentation and Automated Monitoring.  A special thanks to Soldata, Campbell Scientific, and RocTest for collaboration.  The diverse background of our hosts creates a broad subject matter covering many aspects of instrumentation and monitoring.  Campbell Scientific will include datalogging, automated telemetry, and vibrating wire instruments.  RocTest will be demonstrating…

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November Dinner Meeting

November 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, 200 Taylor Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Virtual Reality Applications for the Engineering and Construction Industry Presented By:  John Rewolinski, Senior Scheduler with Sound Transit John Rewolinski is currently working with Sound Transit as a Senior Scheduler, and is also pioneering new technology with many applications.  Over the past 20 years John has worked as a carpenter, contractor, designer, owner representative and private consultant.  John has created the Adjustable Compartmentalized Standard scheduling method and contributed on many large scale mega-projects in various capacities.  John is still pioneering…

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December 2016

December Dinner Meeting

December 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Lion Hotel Bellevue, 11211 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98004 United States
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Beacon Hill Station and Tunnels, State of the Art Underground Construction in Difficult Ground The Beacon Hill Station and Tunnels contract includes the civil facilities construction for approximately one mile of 20-foot diameter twin-bore tunnels, and a deep, mined, binocular tunnel station. The mainline tunnels were driven using an Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (EPBM) and a one-pass pre-cast segmental lining. The Beacon Hill Station is the deepest mined transit station in soft ground using the Sequential Excavation Method…

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January 2017

January Dinner Meeting

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, 200 Taylor Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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January Dinner Meeting State Route 99 Bored Tunnel: The "ups and downs" of the State's largest megaproject Overview: The Alaskan Way Viaduct has been a fixture on Seattle’s waterfront and a vital north-south route through downtown for more than 60 years. The Washington State Department of Transportation is replacing the seismically vulnerable structure with the nation’s largest-diameter bored tunnel and other projects. Join us for an overview of this project and insight into the geotechnical challenges encountered, including ground settlement observations while…

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