53rd Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference Agenda

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

Registration for the online conference opens October 1st.

November 10, 2021
All sessions in Woodruff Auditorium, Level 5, Kansas Union.
7:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM
Opening Remarks
Jie Han, Ph.D., PE, Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
8:40 AM
Caroline R. Bennett, Ph.D., P.E. Professor, Associate Chair, CEAE Department
8:45 AM
Lessons Learned from Slope and Wall Failures  
Featured Speaker: Liz Smith, Terracon
9:30 AM
DFI Osterberg Memorial Lecture: The Considerable Benefits of Bi-Directional Loading
Featured Speaker: Erik Loehr, Ph.D., PE, University of Missouri
10:15 AM
Networking Refreshment Break/Vendor Displays
Moderator: Robert Parsons, Ph.D., PE, F.ASCE
10:45 AM
U.S. 36 Emergency Project - Geofoam Fill to Support Urban Road Traffic
Ben Arndt, PE, RJ Engineering and Consulting, Inc.
11:30 AM
Groundwater Overdrafting in Arizona and Impacts to Highway Infrastructures
James J. Lemmon, RG Senior Geologist, Arizona Department of Transportation
12:15 PM
Lunch Break
Moderator: Masoud Darabi, Ph.D., PE
1:15 PM
A Geotechnical Overview of the KC Levees Project
Reed Brown, PE, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & Kevin Kuhl, PE, HNTB Corporation
2:00 PM
CSL/TIP/PIT, Understanding the Acronyms Behind Drilled Shaft/Pier/Caisson Integrity Testing
Justin Hansen, Braun Intertec
2:45 PM
Networking Refreshment Break/Vendor Displays
Moderator: Anil Misra, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
3:15 PM
Mobile Field Logging
Kyle Halverson, PG, Kansas Department of Transportation
3:45 PM
Utilizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in Geotechnical Site Characterization
Michael W. Laney, PE, GE, P Eng, John Puls, PE & Lex Ivey, GeoStabilization International
4:30 PM
Closing Remarks
4:35 PM

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