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Midwest Geotechnical Conference

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LaCrosse, WI
October 15-17, 2003

Final Agenda

Drill Rig

Wednesday, October 15th
7:15 - 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 11:45 AM SESSION 1: Moderator - Bruce Pfister, Wisconsin DOT
8:00 Welcome/Opening Remarks - Logistics and Introductions
Joe Olson, Wisconsin DOT District 5 Director
Bruce Matzke, Wis. FHWA Division Administrator
8:30 USH 151 Bedrock Geology and Construction Problems
Dan Reid, Wisconsin DOT
9:15 Nebraska
Omar Qudus, Nebraska DOR
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 Indiana
Anthar Khan, Indiana DOT
11:00 Minnesota
Minnesota DOT
11:45 - 12:30 PM Lunch Buffet
12:30 - 4:00 PM SESSION 2: Moderator - Tom Strock, FHWA
12:30 Use of High Volume Waste Materials in Wisconsin
Ken Hanzel, Wisconsin DOT
1:15 Aspects of Design/Build Projects
Eugene Hoelker, FHWA
1:45 New FHWA Developments
Sam Mansukhani,FHWA
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 Slope Stability Using Recycled Plastic Pins
Tom Fennessey, Missouri DOT
3:15 Field Demonstration of Cone Penetrometer
Derrick Dasenbrock, Minnesota DOT
Thursday, October 16th
7:30 - 8:00 AM Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 12:00 AM SESSION 3: Moderator - Bob Arndorfer, Wisconsin DOT
8:00 Kansas
Kansas DOT
8:45 ReSSA Computer Design Program for Reinforced Slopes
Dov Leshchinsky, ADAMA Engineering, Inc.
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 Introduction of FoSSA Computer Program
Used to compute lat. and vert. foundation stresses and magnitude/time of settlement.
Dov Leshchinsky, ADAMA Engineering, Inc.
11:15 Introduction to Marquette Interchange Mega-Project
Steve Maxwell, Wisconsin DOT
12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch Buffet
12:45 - 4:30 PM SESSION 4: Moderator - Sam Mansukhani, FHWA
12:45 Incorporating Set-up in Pile Design
Van Komurka, Wagner Komurka Geotechnical Group, Inc.
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 Marquette Interchange Pile Test Program and Set-up
Van Komurka, Wagner Komurka Geotechnical Group, Inc.
3:30 Group Discussion - Problem Areas/Regional Issues
4:15 - 5:00 MWGC Steering Committee Meeting - Conference Room
7:00 - 9:00 PM Banquet - w/Speaker TBA

Friday, October 17th
7:30 - 8:00 AM Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 11:30 AM SESSION 5: Moderator - Dan Reid, Wisconsin DOT
8:00 ODOT Update: Decentralization to Data Management
Steve Sommers, Ohio DOT
8:45 Iowa
Dave Heer, Iowa DOT
9:30 - 9:45 Break
9:45 Developing Project Geotechnical Databases
Paul Sabatini, GeoSyntec Consultants (Chicago, IL)
10:45 - 11:15 Close-out Comments
Updated: 04/07/2011

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