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Accommodating Ancient Landslide Movement with a Compressible Inclusion
By Tom Westover, PE, MBA, Senior Associate Engineer, Cornforth Consultants, Inc.
This is a recording of Mr. Westover’s presentation to the ASCE Seattle Section and Geotechnical Group on February 10, 2021. The presentation discussed design and construction of a new water reservoir, located within an ancient landslide, for the Portland Water Bureau. The project included installation of a compressible inclusion to accommodate future landslide movement.
Sustainable Geotechnical Engineering for Highway and Transit Projects – A System Approach
By Stan Boyle, PhD, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Vice President, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
This is a recording of Dr. Boyle’s presentation to the ASCE Seattle Section Sustainability Committee and Geotechnical Group on January 14, 2021. The presentation included examples of sustainable geotechnical engineering applied in heavy civil highway and transit projects.
A Tale of Three Dams
By Scott Lindvall, VP and Senior Principal Geologist, Lettis Consultants International, Inc.
This is a recording of Mr. Lindvall’s presentation to the Seattle Geotechnical Group on November 19, 2020. The presentation focuses on three dams (Tinemaha, North Haiwee, and South Haiwee) in the Owens Valley that are located on or adjaecent to active faults.
Recent Chilean Earthquakes: Lessons for the Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Practice
By Christian Ledezma, Phd, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)
This is a recording of Professor Christian Ledezma’s presentation to the Seattle Geotechnical Group on October 1, 2020. The presentation focuses on a few major past earthquakes of Chile and their impact on infrastructure from both geotechnical and structural perspectives.
Professor Ledezma is Head of the Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Department at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). Professor Ledezma is also the vice-president of ACHISINA, Chile’s Association of Earthquake Engineering, and an active member in the discussion and elaboration of Chilean seismic codes.