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Northwest States Geotechnical Workshop

For more information on the Northwest States Geotechnical Workshop, contact:

Barry Siel
Geotechnical Engineer
FHWA Resource Center
(720) 963-3208
barry.siel@dot.gov

History of Northwest Geotechnical Engineers Workshop

No Year Site
1st 1975 Moscow, ID
2nd 1976 Boise, ID
3rd 1977 Olympia, WA
4th 1978 Cheyenne, WY
5th 1979 Portland, OR
6th 1980 Helena, MT
7th 1981 Portland, OR
8th 1982 Denver, CO
9th 1983 Seattle, WA
10th 1984 Rapid City, SD
11th 1985 Valdez, AK
12th 1986 Helena, MT
13th 1987 Portland, OR
14th 1988 Park City, UT
15th 1989 Post Falls, ID
16th 1990 Glenwood Springs, CO
17th 1991 Vancouver, WA
18th 1992 Rapid City, SD
19th 1993 Anchorage, AK
20th 1994 Bigfork, MT
21st 1995 Portland, OR
22nd 1996 Cody, WY
23rd 1997 Boise, ID
24th 1998 Park City, UT
25th 1999 Bismarck, ND
26th 2000 Seattle, WA
27th 2001 Deadwood, SD
28th 2002 Anchorage, AK
29th 2003 Tigard, OR
30th 2004 Red Lodge, MT
31st 2005 Jackson, WY
32nd 2006 Breckenridge, CO
33rd 2007 Coeur d'Alene, ID
34th 2008 Springdale, UT

The member Federal and State DOT organizations include: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, CFLHD, WFLHD and the FHWA Resource Center.

Awards

Mr. or Ms. Northwest Geotech is presented to someone who has made sustained contributions to the Northwest Geotechnical Workshop over a period of years. The recipient is selected by the Steering Committee and receives a Shovel plaque.

1987 Joe Armstrong, Montana DOT Bill Slater, Alaska DOT&PF
1988 Ron Chassie, FHWA-Region10 Bill Sherman, Wyoming DOT
1989 Al Killian, Washington State DOT
1990 Ed Keane, Utah DOT Loren Rausher, Utah DOT
1991 Vern Bump, South Dakota DOT Jon Bischoff, Utah DOT
1992 Jim Hammell, South Dakota DOT Rod Prellwitz, U.S. Forest Service
1993 Art Peters, FHWA-WFLHD Larry Pierson, Oregon DOT
1994 Mike Hager, Wyoming DOT Andy Munoz, FHWA-Region 6
1995 Tony Allen, Washington State DOT Barry Siel, FHWA-Region 8
1996 Brandy Gilmore, Colorado DOT Bill Slater, Alaska DOT&PF
1997 Steve Lowell, Washington DOT
1998 Dick Cheney, FHWA-Headquarters
1999 Vern Bump, South Dakota DOT
2000 Sue D'Agnese, Oregon DOT
2001 Bill Capaul, Idaho Trans. Dept
2002 Rich Barrows, FHWA-WFLHD Jon Bischoff, Utah DOT
2003 Barry Siel, FHWA Resource Center
2004 Mike Hager, Wyoming DOT
2005 Dave Stanley, Alaska DOT&PF
2006 Mark Falk, Wyoming DOT
2007 Darin Sjoblom, Utah DOT
2008 George Machan, Landslide Tech.

Hats Off Award is presented to someone who has demonstrated a positive attitude, good sense of humor and genuine enthusiasm for their work in the geotechnical field and is always there for his/her fellow geotechs when advice or support is requested. The recipient is selected by the Steering Committee. The award includes a hard hat (formerly an ugly straw hat) and a Shovel plaque. Each year's recipient is expected to add a pin, sticker or other decoration to the hat prior to passing it on to the next year's recipient.

1991 Jim Hammell, South Dakota DOT
1992 Ed Keane, Utah DOT
1993 Bill Capaul, Idaho Trans. Dept.
1994 Rich Barrows, FHWA-WFLHD
1995 Ron Chassis, FHWA-Region 10
1996 Mike Hager, Wyoming DOT
1997 Al Killian, FHWA-WFLHD
1998 Vern Bump, South Dakota DOT
1999 Blane Hoesel, North Dakota DOT
2000 Tri Buu, Idaho Trans. Dept.
2001 Kevin Griese, South Dakota DOT
2002 Dave Stanley, Alaska DOT&PF
2003 Darin Sjoblom, Utah DOT
2004 Matt DeMarco, FHWA-CFLHD
2005 Mark Falk, Wyoming DOT
2006 Mark Vessely, Colorado DOT
2007 Bill Capaul, Idaho Trans. Dept.
2008 Kevin Brown, Utah DOT

Best Presentation is presented to the person who delivers the best overall presentation during the workshop. Everyone attending the workshop votes on the award which includes a Shovel plaque.

1989 Rich Barrows, Oregon DOT
1990 Ron Chassie, FHWA-Region 10
1991 Rich Barrows, Oregon DOT
1992 Mike Hager, Wyoming DOT
1993 Steve Lowell, Washington DOT Larry Pierson, Landslide Technology
1994 Dick Cheney, FHWA-HNG-31
1995 Joan van Velsor, CalTrans
1996 Larry Pierson, Oregon DOT
1997 Steve Lowell, Washington State DOT
1998 George Machan, Landslide Technology
1999 Kevin Griese, South Dakota DOT
2000 Vern Bump, South Dakota DOT
2001 Barry Siel, FHWA Resource Center
2002 Bruce Brunette, Alaska DOT&PF
2003 Darin Sjoblom, Utah DOT
2004 Bret Boundy, Montana DOT
2005 Kirk Hood, Wyoming DOT
2006 Mark Vessely, Colorado DOT
2007 Darin Sjoblom, Utah DOT
2008 Blaine Leonard, Utah DOT

Best Technical Presentation is presented to the person who delivers the best technical presentation during the workshop. Everyone attending the workshop votes on the award which includes a Shovel plaque.

1992 Chris Dumas, FHWA-HNG-31
1993 Dave Jenkins, Washington State DOT
Bob Kimmerling, Washington State DOT
1994 Ivan Wong, Woodward Clyde
1995 Darrel Beddard, CalTrans
1996 Bob Kimmerling, Washington State DOT
1997 Bob Kimmerling, Washington State DOT Mitchell McDonald, Alaska DOT&PF
1998 Tony Allen, Washington State DOT
1999 John Moran, Montana DOT Bob Kimmerling, Pan GEO Gary Quinn, NTL Engineering
2000 Johnathan White, Colo. Geol. Survey Frank Harrison, Golder Associates
2001 Cliff Farnsworth, Utah DOT
2002 Brian Liebich, CalTrans
2003 Narrish Samtani, NSC Consultants
2004 Tom Badger, Washington State DOT
2005 Tony Allen, Washington State DOT
2006 Robert Dugan, Golder Associates
2007 Bill Hegge, Washington State DOT
2008 Gabriel Taylor, Washington State DOT

Project From Hell is presented to the person who delivers the presentation that a project had the most problems and headaches, and offered the best opportunity for learning and advancement of the "ART" of Geotechnical Engineering. This award is one for which the scars of battle are honored badges of perseverance and fortitude. Everyone attending the workshop votes on the award. The award includes an OOSIK, a poem, and a plaque. The recipient will pass on the OOSIK and read the poem to the next year's recipient.

1996 Nancy Boyd, Washington State DOT
1997 Bill Capaul, Idaho Trans. Dept.
1998 Tom Badger, Washington State DOT
1999 Bill Capaul, Idaho Trans. Dept. George Machan, Landslide Technologies
2000 Geology Section, Wyoming DOT
2001 Darrin Sjoblom, Utah DOT
2002 Jon Bischoff, Utah DOT
2003 Narrish Samtani, NSC Consultants
2004 Shawn Enright, Idaho Trans. Dept.
2005 Lee Grosch, Montana DOT
2006 Clifton Farnsworth, Utah DOT
2007 Mike Schulte, Wyoming DOT
2008 Bill Capaul, Idaho Trans. Dept.

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Updated: 02/27/2013
 

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