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MGS-GI's 72nd Annual UMN Geotechnical Engineering Conference

Friday, February 23, 2024

2023-2024 MEETINGS

  • 10/11/23 6 pm at Day Block Brewing Company
            • James Buzzell & Lisa Vieau, GoliathTech, Helical Pile Course

  • 11/08/23 6 pm at Day Block Brewing Company
            • Zhangwei Ning, PhD, Sixense, State-of-the-Practice and Recent Developments in Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring
  • 12/13/23 6 pm at Day Block Brewing Company
            • Jeff Segar, P.E., S.E., GSI, Landslide Repair on Top of a Bluff: Riverview Dr.
  • 01/17/24   6 pm at Day Block Brewing Company
            • Kurt Breitenbucher, P.E., Brierley, Tunnel Project Case Study in Dubuque Iowa

  • 02/22/24 St. Paul Student Center, University of Minnesota (Joint ASCE-MN & MGS-GI Meeting)
            • Edward Kavazanjian Jr., PhD, P.E., D.GE., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, Michels, Fugitive Dust Generation from Iron Ore Tailings Treated Using EICP Subject to Freeze-Thaw Cycles

  • 03/13/24 6 pm at Day Block Brewing Company
            • Braun Intertec

  • 04/10/24 6 pm at Day Block Brewing Company
            • Transportation Panel Discussion, moderated by Christopher Dedene, PhD, P.E. and sponsored by Geokon

  • 05/08/24 6 pm at Day Block Brewing Company
            • Robert B. Gilbert, PhD, P.E., D.GE., NAE, The University of Texas at Austin, Case Histories in Forensic Geotechnical Engineering


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

2022-2023 Speakers:

  • 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

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