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44th Northeastern Geotechnical Engineering Workshop Agenda

Time Speaker/Organization Activity/Presentation
Monday, September 22nd
Emerald Ballroom II
7:30-8:00am Coffee, Tea, Juice Late Registration
8:00-8:15am Chris Benda, VTRANS Welcome, Late Registration
8:15-10:15am Phil Sirles, Blackhawk Geophysical Geophysics for Engineers and Geologists:  A practical Guide to Applications, Limitations, and Benefits
10:15-10:30am Morning Break & Refreshments  
10:30-11:00:am Phil Sirles, Blackhawk Geophysical Geophysics on the Internet,  Workshop & Demo 
11:00-11:30am Leo Fontaine, CT DOT TBA
11:30am-Noon Don Dwyer, NY DOT The Cold Realities of Drilling on Ice
Noon-1:00pm Lunch  
1:00-1:30pm Silas Nichols, FHWA Augured Pile Foundations for Highway Projects
1:30-2:00pm Jeff Tweedie, ME DOT Moscow-Carney Brook Bridge; Geotextile Soil Slope Bridge Approaches
2:00-2:45pm Heather Miller, U Mass Field Evaluation of a New Compaction Monitoring Device
2:45-3:00pm PM Break & Refreshments  
3:00-5:00 Allen Cadden, Schnabel Engineering Design & Construction of Micropiles
5:00 Social Hour; Dinner TBA  
Tuesday, September 23rd
7:30-8:00am Coffee, Tea, Juice  
8:00am-8:30am Tom Cleary, NHDOT Foundation Issues of Chesterfield NH/Brattleboro VT Arch Bridge across the Connecticut River.
8:30-9:15am Jon Delano, William Davids, Thomas Sanford, University of Maine Behavior of Pile-supported Integral Abutment on Shallow Bedrock
9:15- 10:00am Deana Sneyd, Golder Associates Palm Applications for Digital Collection of Geologic, Geotechnical, and Borehole Data using PDA and GPS
10:00-10:15am Morning Break & Refreshments  
10:15-11:00am David Suits, NY DOT AASHTO/NTPEP Program
11:00-11:45am Peter Connors, MA Highway Dept.  Rte.44 Relocation, Design and Construction Issues
11:45am-Noon Silas Nichols, FHWA Resource Center Restructuring and other FHWA Initiatives 
Noon-1:00pm Lunch Box lunch at park enroute to TRB demonstration
1:00pm-5:00pm Tom Badger, WA DOT TRB Rock-bolting demonstration
Updated: 02/20/2015


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