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51st Annual Conference Agenda

Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas

7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
 
Moderator: Jie Han, Professor
Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas
 
Opening Remarks: ,
School of Engineering, University of Kansas
8:45 a.m. Protection of Embassies Against Suicide Trucks
Featured Speaker, Jean-Lous Briaud, Ph.D., ASCE President
Texas A&M University
9:55 a.m. Networking Refreshment Break
10:25 a.m. A Perspective on Mechanically Stablilized Earth Walls: Pushing the Limits or Pulling Us Down
Featured Speaker, Robert C. Bachus, Ph.D., 2019-2020 ASCE Cross-USA Lecturer
Senior Principal, Geosyntec Consultants
11:15 a.m. The Fundao Tailings Dam Failure
Tim Stark, Ph.D.
University of Illinois
12:05 p.m. Lunch
1:05 p.m. Repair of Failed Yeager Airport Slope
Allen Cadden, Principal
Schnable Engineering
1:50 p.m. Investigating Erosion Processes Under Extreme Conditions- from Hurricane Harvey to the Arctic
Nina Stark, Ph.D, Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech
2:35 p.m. Networking Refreshment Break
 
Moderator: ,
Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas
3:05 p.m. Use of Drones for Post-Disaster Reconnaissance and Geotechnical Engineering Applications
Kevin Franke, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
3:45 p.m. Missouri River Flood 2019 Levee Rehabilitation
John Holm, Chief, Engineering Division
Army Corps
4:25 p.m. Closing Remarks and Survey
Jie Han
University of Kansas
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

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