ORVSS

OHIO RIVER VALLEY SOILS SEMINAR 50
“50 Years of Geoprogress”

NOVEMBER 13, 2019
BROWN & WILLIAMSON CLUB – CARDINAL STADIUM
2800 S FLOYD STREET
LOUISVILLE, KY

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The Kentucky Geotechnical Engineering Group (KGEG) will host the 50th annual Ohio River Valley Soils Seminar (ORVSS L) on November 13, 2018 at the Brown & Williamson Club in Louisville, Kentucky.  ORVSS L will be an ode to 50 years of geoprogress. The seminar will include a review over most of the principal areas of geotechnical practice, from what was being done in 1970 when this seminar started, to all the changes that have occurred in the last 50 years with the consequent improvement in practice, to predictions of what the next ten years will bring, possibly highlighted by topics and stories that were featured in the Proceedings of this Seminar over the years.


Tentative Agenda

7:00-7:45 am Registration
7:45-8:00 am Welcome Remarks
8:00-8:55 am Technological Innovation and the Changing Face of Geopractice
Youssef Hashash, University of Illinois
8:55-9:50 am Evolving Geopractice in Transportation Engineering 1970-201
Silas Nichols, FHWA
9:50-10:05 am Break
10:05-11:00 am Evolutions for Shallow Foundations/Ground Modifications 1970-2019
Kord Wissmann, Geopier
11:00-11:55 am Changes in Geopractice for Deep Foundations
(especially Micro-piles)1970-2019
Allen Cadden, Schnabel
11:55-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:55 pm Evolution of Earth Dams and Retaining Embankments 1970-2019
Eric Halpin, Consultant
1:55-2:50 pm Development of Geosynthetics 1970-2019
Barry Christopher, Geotechnical Engineering Consultant
2:50-3:05 pm Break
3:05-4:00 pm Transformations of Excavation Retention Systems 1970-2019
Rich Finno, Northwestern University
4:00-4:55 pm Possible Regression in Geotechnical Site Characterization
Practice 1970-2019
Don DeGroot, U. Mass
4:55 PM Concluding Remarks and Door Prize Drawing

 

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