Happy Groundhog Day and welcome to the 2021 edition of The Groundhog!
I am honored to announce this is our group’s 45th anniversary! This is quite the accomplishment which began with Frank Pita moving to the Seattle area from Portland and organizing the first meetings with many of the pioneers in geotechnical engineering, including Ralph Peck and Stan Wilson, being among the first presenters for the group. From this magnificent start, we have continued the tradition of providing top-quality educational and networking opportunities for our membership to date. The ASCE Seattle Section/Geo-Institute Seattle Chapter – Seattle Geotechnical Group produces this publication annually to share group announcements, provide our member firms with a forum to share their achievements over the previous year, and discuss our group’s activities and goals.