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33rd Annual Midwest Geotechnical Conference Agenda
Springfield, IL
September 22-24, 2004

Wednesday,September 22nd
7:15 - 8:00 AM   Registration
Donuts, Coffee, and Juice
Session 1: Moderator - Bill Kramer, Illinois DOT
8:00 Welcome/Opening Remarks - IDOT & FHWA Logistics, Schedule and Introductions
8:30 Presentation To Be Announced - Athar Khan, Indiana DOT
9:15 Cross Hole Sonic Logging - Omar Qudus, Nebraska DOR
9:30 Soil Exploration Log - Jordan Larsen, Nebraska DOR
9:40 Update on Training Materials and Software - Sam Mansukhani, FHWA
10:00 - 10:20 Break
10:20 Retaining Walls Used in Illinois - Brad Hessing, Illinois DOT
11:10 WisDOT's New Policy on Subgrade Reinforcement - Bob Arndorfer, Wisconsin DOT
11:55 - 12:55 Lunch Buffet
Choice of: Roasted Chicken or Lasagna, Tossed Salad, Peas with Mushrooms,
and Potatoes au gratin
Session 2: Moderator - Greg Heckel, Illinois DOT
12:55 Rockfall Catchment Area Design and Implementation Workshop - Larry Pierson, Cornforth Consultants
2:30 Drilled Shaft Load Tests on I-235 - Curtis Monk, FHWA
3:00 - 3:20 Break
3:20 NHI Course Development on Subsurface Investigation Qualification and
Status of Existing NHI Courses on Piles and Drilled Shafts
- Mike Fritz, Missouri DOT
3:45 Wall Failure and Geofoam Construction Fix - Bill Kramer, Illinois DOT
4:30 Adjourn
Thursday, September 23rd
7:30 - 8:00 AM Networking
Donuts, Coffee, and Juice
Session 3: Moderator - Sam Mansukhani, FHWA
8:00 Workshop Introduction and EPS Geofoam Overview - Silas Nichols, FHWA
9:00 EPS Geofoam Applications - Hany Riad, Parsons Brinkerhoff
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 EPS Geofoam Limitations and Pitfalls - Hany Riad, Parsons Brinkerhoff
11:00 DOT Presentation To Be Announced - Blake Nelson Minnesota DOT
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Buffet
Choice of: Roasted Turkey or Mostaccioli, Tossed Salad, Seasoned Green Beans, and Potatoes au gratin
Session 4: Moderator - Sam Mansukhani, FHWA
1:00 Geotechnical Management System (GMS) Introduction and
UK Highway Agency Use of GMS
- Sam Mansukhani, FHWA
1:30 GMS Workshop Organization and Schedule - Robert Bachus, GeoSyntec
1:40 State Demonstrations (MN, NE,OH, IN) - State Representatives of MN, NE,OH, IN
2:20 Feedback and Discussion IL, MN, NE, OH, IN, MI, WI, IA,KS, MO, FHWA
2:50 Break
3:00 Facilitated Group Discussion on Requirements, Platform, Implementation, Costs, etc. - Robert Bachus and Group
3:45 Wrap-up and Go-Forward Assignments - Robert Bachus and Sam Mansukhani
4:00 Integration of Geotechnical Data Into Illinois SIMS/IRIS System - Curt Reynolds and Paul Guthrie, Illinois DOT
4:15 MWGC Steering Committee Meeting IL, MN, NE, OH, IN, MI, WI, IA,KS, MO, FHWA
7:00 - 9:00 PM Banquet
Ribeye Steak or Chicken Cordon Blue with Tossed Salad,
Scandinavian Mixed Vegetables, Baked or Roasted Potato

Dinner Speaker
on the Great Chicago Fire or The Science of Accident Reconstruction
Friday, September 24th
7:30 - 8:00 AM Networking
Donuts, Coffee, and Juice
Session 5: Moderator - Riyad Wahab, Illinois DOT
8:00 LRFD Presentation - Tom Saad, FHWA
8:45 Transition to LRFD Pile Design in Illinois - Bill Kramer, Illinois DOT
9:30 Bridge Scour Presentation - Dan Ghere, FHWA
10:00 - 10:20 Break
10:20 Geotechnical Aspects of the I-74 Reconstruction - George Ryan, Illinois DOT
11:20 Close-out Comments
Updated: 04/07/2011

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