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29th NW Geotech Workshop Agenda

Session Time Presentation Presenter
Tuesday, August 19
Morning Session
Moderator: Justin Henwood, WFLHD
7:15 Light Refreshments/ Registration
8:00 Introduction / FHWA Welcome Dennis Quarto, FHWA
8:15 ODOT Welcome Cathy Nelson, ODOT
8:45 Cracked Bridges in Oregon Mark Hirota, ODOT
9:15 CD Based Ground Anchor Training Trevor Smith, Portland State University
9:45 Break
10:00 Ground Anchors Kirk Hood, WYDOT
10:30 Great Alaskan Earthquake of 2002 Barry Siel, FHWARC
11:00 Slurry Wall Clair Waite, Terracon
11:30 Launched Soil Nails and Horizontal Drains Bob Barrett, SNL Inc. & Mike Long, ODOT
12:00 Lunch - Provided
Tuesday, August 19
Afternoon Session
Moderator: Tim Potter, ODOT
12:15   Ketchikan 3rd Avenue Extension Project Update Larry Pierson, LT Inc. & Will Ferris, Bruce Brunette, Alaska DOT
1:10 Togwotee Pass: The Long & Winding Road Renee Sietmann, WYDOT
1:40 The Case of the Sinking Bridge Darin Sjoblom, Utah DOT
2:10 Auger Cast Piles Silas Nichols, FHWARC
2:40 Zemmouri Algeria Quake, May 2003 Yumei Wang, DOGAMI
3:00 Break
3:15 Drilled Shaft Specifications Jim Cuthbertson, WSDOT
3:45 State of the State (Alaska) Dave Stanley, AKDOT
4:05 Cradle to Grave Process Rich Barrows, WFLHD
4:15 Rover Robotic Camera Demo Brad Roberts, FHWA
4:45 Closing Tim Potter, ODOT
Wednesday, August 20
Morning Session ~ Moderator: Darin Sjoblom, UTDOT
7:15 Light Refreshments
8:00 Intro Darren Sjoblom, UDOT
8:15 Seven S's of Geotechnical Doom Mike Hager, WYDOT
8:45 Arizona Slide Update Joe Squire, ODOT
9:15 Snow Basin Slide George Machan, LT Inc./UDOT
10:00 Break
10:15 Building Hot and Cold Roads in Yellowstone National Park Craig Dewey, WFLHD
10:45 Jet Grouting Under Whisky Springs MSE Walls Naresh Samtani, NCS
11:30 Electronic Bore Hole Forms Sunil Sharma, University of Idaho
12:00 Lunch
Wednesday, August 20
Afternoon Session
Moderator: Doug Anderson, WSDOT
1:00 Perham Creek Pipe Ramming Steve Narkiewicz & Mark Beeson, ODOT
2:00 Zion NP Tunnel Project Justin Henwood, FHWA
2:30 Emergency Repair of Glacier Triple Arches Rich Barrows, WFLHD
3:00 Break
3:15 Landslide Presentation Doug Anderson, WSDOT
3:45 Landslide Presentation Jim Struthers, WSDOT
4:15 Combined Sewer Overflow Glenn Boyce, Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas
5:00 Closing Doug Anderson, WSDOT
Wednesday, August 20
6:00 No Host Bar
7:00 Dinner
7:30 Scott Burns, PSU
Thursday, August 21
8:00 Combined Sewer Overflow Field Trip Information Glenn Boyce & Susan Bednarz, Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas Gary Irwin, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
8:30 Travel to Combined Sewer Overflow, Sites 1, 2, and 3
9:00 At Combined Sewer Overflow, Sites 1, 2, and 3
9:45 Travel to Combined Sewer Overflow, Sites 1, 2, and 3
10:00 At Combined Sewer Overflow, Sites 1, 2, and 3
10:45 Travel to Combined Sewer Overflow, Sites 1, 2, and 3
11:00 At Combined Sewer Overflow, Sites 1, 2, and 3
11:45 Finish Combined Sewer Overflow
12:00 Travel to Park for Lunch
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Tri-Met Light Rail Transit - Zoo Station Gary Peterson, Squier & Associates, Inc.
3:30 MAX to Sunset Station, Bus to Hotel  

Thank you for attending the 29th NW Geotechnical Workshop.

Updated: 02/20/2015


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