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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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February 2017

February Joint Dinner Meeting with ASCE Seattle General Section

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Bellevue, 300 112th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98004 United States
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February Joint Dinner Meeting with ASCE Seattle General Section Norway's Submerged Floating Tunnel Concept and Design                                                                       Presented By:  Tale Egeberg Aasland, Bridge Engineer with Norway Public Works, PhD Candidate in hydrodynamics with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. If you want to drive the 680 miles…

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March 2017

March Dinner Meeting

March 23 @ 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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March Dinner Meeting   Prediction of Ground Movements Associated with Tunneling and Their Effects of Adjacent Structures                                                     Presented By:  Andrew J. Whittle, Sc.D.   Abstract This lecture will discuss results of recent research to improve the prediction of tunnel-induced ground movements in clay.  We have developed and applied analytical solutions to investigate the measured…

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April 2017

Spring Short Course

April 21 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Columbia Tower Club, 701 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Spring Short Course Ground Improvement April 21, 2017 at the Columbia Tower Club, Seattle The ASCE Seattle Geotechnical Group & Geo-Institute Seattle Chapter are proud to bring you a Spring Short Course covering Ground Improvement Techniques and Design Aspects. A special thanks to Hayward Baker International, Menard Group USA, Condon-Johnson & Associates and Advanced Geosolutions for collaboration. Course attendees will be eligible to receive 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU) or 6 Professional Development Hours (PDH). General Admission $325 (before April…

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Spring Seminar 2017: Ground Improvement

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kane Hall, University of Washington, 4069 Spokane Ln
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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34th Annual Spring Seminar Ground Improvement 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 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…

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