51st Annual Conference Agenda

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

7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:20 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Moderator: Jie Han, Professor
Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas
Opening Remarks: Dean Arvin Agah,
School of Engineering, University of Kansas
8:40 a.m. Protection of Embassies Against Suicide Trucks
Featured Speaker, Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., ASCE President-elect
Texas A&M University
9:30 a.m. A Persepective on Mechanically Stablilized Earth Walls: Pushing the Limits or Pulling Us Down
Featured Speaker, Robert C. Bachus, Ph.D., 2019-2020 ASCE Cross-US Lecturer
Senior Principal Geosyntec Consultants
10:20 a.m. Networking Refreshment Break/Vendor Displays
10:50 a.m. The Fundao Tailings Dam Failure
Tim Stark, Ph.D.
University of Illinois
11:35 a.m. Repair of Failed Yeager Airport Slope
Allen Cadden, Principal
Schnabel Engineering
12:20 p.m. Lunch
1:20 p.m. Investigating Erosion Processes Under Extreme Conditions- from Hurricane Harvey to the Arctic
Nina Stark, Ph.D, Associate Professor
Virginia Tech
2:05 p.m. Use of Drones for Post-Disaster Reconnaissance and Geotechnical Engineering Applications
Kevin Franke, Ph.D.
Brigham Young University
2:50 p.m. Networking Refreshment Break/Vendor Displays
3:20 p.m. Missouri River Flood 2019 Levee Rehabilitation
John Holm, Chief, Engineering Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
4:00 p.m. Constructability Problems and Solutions in Ground Improvements: Grand Island Tank Case Study
Phillip Gallet, P.E.
Hayward Baker, Inc.
4:40 p.m. Closing Remarks and Survey
Jie Han
University of Kansas
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

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