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MGS-GI's 70th Annual UMN Geotechnical Engineering Conference

Friday, February 18, 2021

2021-2022 MEETINGS

  • 10/13/21 11:30 am on Zoom
            • Jason Roselle, WisDOT, Geotechnical Challenges of the Zoo Interchange
            • Dr. Timothy Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Modified Standard Penetration Test for Drilled Shaft Design in Weak Rocks/Shales

  • 11/10/21 7 pm at Rosevine Hall
            • Jeff Gebhard, Braun Intertec, Emerging Issues and Trends in Geotechnical Engineering: How Big Data, Machine Learning, and A.I. are Disrupting our Industry
  • 12/08/21 11:30 am on Zoom
            • Dr. Zhanping You, Michigan Technological University, Opportunity and Challenges of Scrap Tires for High-Quality Roads
            • Dr. Alfonso Cerna-Díaz, AECOM, Advances in Geotechnical Evaluations Applied to Tailings Dams
  • 01/19/22 7 pm at Rosevine Hall
            • Subsurface Constructors, Case Study

  • 02/17/22 Speaker: TBD. Location: UMN Continuing Education Center

  • 02/18/22 University of Minnesota 70th Geotechnical Engineering Conference

  • 03/09/22 7 pm at Rosevine Hall
            • Alex Potter-Weight, Menard Group USA, Ground Improvement of the I-35 Forrest Lake, MN Flyover Bridge

  • 04/13/22 7 pm at Rosevine Hall
            • Barr Engineering, Case Study

  • 05/11/22 7 pm at Rosevine Hall
            • Dr. Ken Bartlett, University of Minnesota, Strategies to Address Workforce Retention and Recruiting Challenges facing Minnesota Transportation Industry


Recordings of our 2020-2021 meetings can be found on our YouTube page here.

2020-2021 Speakers:

  • 10/1/20 Dr. Roman Makhnenko, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Geomechanical Aspects of Geological Carbon Storage
Seth Martin, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Deep Foundation Design and Construction Challenges for a Megatall Tower in Malaysia
  • 11/11/20 Dr. Harvey Thorleifson, Minnesota Geological Survey, Status of Minnesota Geological Survey Investigations
Aaron Leopold, Shannon & Wilson, Long-X Bridge Replacement, North Dakota
  • 12/09/20 Jacob Hermann, Engineers Without Borders-UMN Chapter, Community Projects in Guatemala, Ethiopia, and Minneapolis-St. Paul
Dr. Shao Lisheng, ASCE G-I Soil Improvement Technical Committee, Special Topics: China Scan Tour on Ground Improvement Technologies
  • 01/13/21 Andrea Blanchette, Terracon, Pavement Management & Forensics
Brian Koch, Michels Corporation, Building Drilled Shafts to Bridge the Mississippi
  • 02/10/21 Chris Woods, Densification, Inc., Is Dynamic Compaction an Option for My Site?
Ryan Drury, Braun Intertec, Southwest LRT Driven Piles
  • 02/24/21 Joint MGS-GI & MNSEA Panel Discussion: "What Geotechs and Structurals Want from Each Other?"

  • 03/10/21 Katie Zadrozny, American Engineering Testing, Inc., Minnesota’s ASCE Infrastructure Report Card
Maria Kontari, Mott MacDonald, Restoring New York City's Lower Catskill Aqueduct with BIM and GIS
  • 04/14/21 Colton Corcoran & David Peterson, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Shallow Foundation on Soft Clay with a Granular Trench
Anya Brose, Itasca Consulting Group, Pompeys Pillar National Monument Rock Stabilization: Preliminary Results and Ongoing Work
  • 05/19/21 Dr. Kyle Rollins, Brigham Young University, Ground Improvement for Increased Lateral Pile Resistance
Dr. Leon van Paassen, Arizona State University (ASU), Field Trials on Bio-Based Ground Improvement