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MGS-GI's 71st Annual UMN Geotechnical Engineering Conference

Friday, February 24, 2023

2022-2023 MEETINGS

  • 10/12/22 6 pm at Crooked Pint, Maplewood
            • Chad Underwood, Engineering Partners International, The Use of Piles and Tieback Anchors for Slope Stabilization

  • 11/09/22 6 pm at Crooked Pint, Maplewood
            • Carrie Jennings, Freshwater Society, Till: Spatially Variable, Complex and Dense!
  • 12/14/22 6 pm at  Crooked Pint, Maplewood
            • Lola Moussey & Ryan Cummings, Nicholson Construction, I-35 Stormwater Project Case Study
  • 01/18/23   6 pm at U Garden Restaurant and Event Center, Minneapolis
            • Zach Boucias, Geo-Instruments, A Comparison of Earth Pressure and Settlement Data Collected from Two Long-Term Ground Improvement Monitoring Projects.

  • 02/23/23 St. Paul Student Center, University of Minnesota (Joint ASCE-MN & MGS-GI Meeting)
            • Ross W. Boulanger, PhD, PE, NAE 

  • 03/15/23 6 pm at Braun-Intertec, Bloomington
            • Joint Panel Discussion with MnSEA (Geotech & Structures)

  • 04/12/23 6 pm at American Engineering Testing, St. Paul
            • Bill Kwasny, How to Write a Comprehensive Geotechnical Report

  • 05/10/23 6 pm at Finnegan's Brewery (Ethics Presentation)
            • Aaron Mann, Terracon, Lessons from the FIU Bridge Collapse


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

2021 - 2022 Speakers:

  • 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 6 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   6 pm at Rosevine Hall
            • Lyle Simon, Subsurface Constructors, Vibro Ground Improvement for the St. Louis Ice Center & St. Louis Blues Practice Facility

  • 02/17/22 6 pm at St. Paul Student Center, University of Minnesota (Joint ASCE-MN & MGS-GI Meeting)
            • Dr. Vernon Schaefer, Iowa State University, Catastrophic Landslides:  My Journey to Vaiont and Guinsaugan

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

  • 03/09/22 6 pm at Rosevine Hall
            • Alex Potter-Weight, Menard Group USA, Ground Improvement of the I-35 Flyover Bridge in Forrest Lake, MN

  • 04/13/22 6 pm at Rosevine Hall
            • Dr. Brian Albrecht, Barr Engineering, North Dakota State Highway 73 Landslide Repair

  • 05/11/22 6 pm at Rosevine Hall
            • Dr. Ken Bartlett, University of Minnesota, Strategies to Address Workforce Retention and Recruiting Challenges facing Minnesota Transportation Industry

2020-2021 Speakers:

  • 10/01/20 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