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36th Annual Midwest Geotechnical Conference Agenda
Bloomington, Minnesota
September 26-28, 2007

September 26th
7:15 - 8:00 AM Registration and Check-in, Homewood Suites Minneapolis – MOA
AM Moderator Glenn Engstrom
8:00 - 8:15 Welcome: Rick Arnebeck, Engineering Division Director, Mn/DOT
8:15 - 9:00 “AASHTO LRFD Design Procedure of Driven Piles” - Dr. Naser Abu-Hejleh, FHWA
9:00 - 10:00 “Minnesota’s LRFD Spread Footing and Driven Pile Methodology” - Keith Farquhar, Mn/DOT Bridge Office
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30 LRFD Implementation Issues, each state presents 15 minutes about impediments to implementing LRFD
11:30 - 12:00 “The Tampa Cross Town Expressway Reversible Lane Bridge, the Failure, the Remedial Actions and the Lessons Learned” - Dan Brown, Auburn University
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
PM Moderator Gary Person
1:00 -1:45 "Incorporating Set-Up into Driven Pile Design and Installation." - Van E. Komurka, P.E. Wagner Komurka Geotechnical Group
1:45 - 2:15 "Design Methodology for Slope Stabilization Using Drilled Shafts" - Alex Dettloff, ODOT
2:15 - 2:45 “Using a Launched Nail Application for Landslide Correction” - Athar Khan, IDOT
2:45 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 3:45 “Using LIDAR for a Geotechnical Review” - Matthew Trainum Iowa DOT
3:45- 4:15 “Micropiles in Karst” - Dick Endres, Michigan DOT
4:15 - 4:30 Steering Committee meeting to discuss next years meeting
September 27th
AM Moderator Chuck Howe
8:00 - 8:45 “Geophysical Methods for Solving Geotechnical Problems” - Khamis Haramy
8:45 - 9:30 “Electrical Resistivity Profiling at Mn/DOT” - Jason Richter, Mn/DOT Geologist
9:30 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:30 “Wisconsin DOT Geophysics” - Dan Reid
10:30 - 11:00 “In-situ testing (CPT and DMT)” - Rich Lamb, MnDOT
11:00 - 11:30 “Ohio Department of Transportation In-situ Geotechnical Testing" - Alex Dettloff, ODOT
11:30 - 12:00 “CPT: The MODOT Experience” - Kevin McLain
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
PM Moderator Naser Abu-Hejleh
1:00 –1:30 "Mn/DOTs New Automated Geotechnical Site Monitoring Systems" - Derrick Dasenbrock Mn/DOT
1:30-2:15 “Performance of a Pile Supported Embankment” - Joe Labuz, University of Minnesota
2:15-3:00 “Lessons Learned About Sample Disturbance on the I-15 Reconstruction” - Aaron Budge, Minnesota State University
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 “DIGGS: Data Interchange for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists” - Tom Lefchik, FHWA

Banquet Cruise on the St Croix River, Vans leaving at 4:30 PM from Homewood Suites.
Speaker: Curt Hudak, “The Geological Evolution of the Mississippi, Minnesota, and St. Croix River valleys”
September 28th
AM Moderator Dave VanDeusen
8:00 - 8:30 “Mn TH 72 Geosynthetics Use” - Bill Pirkl Mn/DOT
8:30 - 9:00 “Slope Failures in the Pierre Shale Related to NDOR Projects” - Mark Lindemann, Nebraska DOT
9:00 - 9:30 "TH 47 Geofoam Installation - Overcoming That Sinking Feeling" - Tony Kempenich and Derrick Dasenbrock Mn/DOT
9:30 -10:00 “Geotechnical Research Program” - Robert Arndorfer, Wisconsin DOT
10:00 -10:30 Break
10:30 -11:00 “A Tale of Two Bridges” Dynamic Pile Testing and Soil/Pile Setup - Thomas Fennessey Missouri DOT
11:00 - 11:30 “Intelligent Compaction in Minnesota” - Glenn Engstrom Mn/DOT
12:00 Adjourn
Updated: 04/07/2011

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