Friday, October 22, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Friday, October 29, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
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Earn up to 4 New York State Professional Development Hours (NYS PDHs)


Amy Petrone
Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers Section of ASCE

This Mini-Series has been Generously Sponsored by:


Sponsorships - $250

Sponsorship includes 1 attendee registration for the Mini-Series, logo placement on all correspondence, and recognition in the opening slides. 


October 22 & 29, 2021

2021 Virtual Mini-Series 

Emerging Geotechnical Markets and Technologies

Hosted by the

Connecticut Valley Chapter of the ASCE Geo-Institute

Please join the Connecticut Valley Chapter of the ASCE Geo-Institute at its 2021 Virtual Mini-Series to learn about Emerging Geotechnical Markets and Technologies. The Mini-Series will be held in two separate 2-hour sessions on October 22 and 29, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EST. Each session is worth 2 New York State Professional Development Hours (NYS PDHs). Please see below for a description of the sessions.

All profits from CSCE continuing educational activities fund the CSCE scholarships.

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October 22, 2021

8:00-9:00 a.m. EDT       Drivecast Grouted Displacement Pile

Matthew Conte, CPC, Conte Company, LLC ~ Matthew Conte is a third-generation owner/operator of Conte Company and Founder of Innovative Foundation Systems. He has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry with over 15 years of pile installation experience throughout New England for all types of applications and soil conditions. Mr. Conte earned his B.S. in civil engineering at the Syracuse University L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science and is a Certified Professional Constructor. Mr. Conte is the President of the Guild of Professional Helical Pile Installers and Co-Chair on the DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Committee.  He has created multiple patents for the deep foundation industry and has published case studies and given lectures on the use and innovations of helical and displacement pile products.

9:00-10:00 a.m. EDT     Emerging Thinking – Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering

Kimberly Martin Ph.D., P.E., Senior Engineer - Innovation and Sustainability, Keller - North America ~ With over 13 years in the geotechnical industry, Kimberly Martin previously worked at ExxonMobil as a lead geotechnical engineer on development projects across the globe. She is the past chair of the Arizona Geo-Institute and is the Region 8 representative for the Geo-Institute's Local Involvement Committee. Dr. Martin also serves on the sustainability committees of the Geo-Institute and the Deep Foundations Institute. She is a member of the editorial panel for Engineering Sustainability, a journal published by the Institute of Civil Engineers. Dr. Martin holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona, an M.S. in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She recently completed her Ph.D. at Arizona State University with a focus on bio-inspired geotechnics and lifecycle sustainability within geotechnical engineering. In addition, she has devoted much of her career to improving diversity and inclusion within the engineering community.

October 29, 2021

8:00-9:00 a.m. EDT       Presentation by a representative of Langan

9:00-10:00 a.m. EDT     Presentation by Theresa Loux, Ph.D., P.E., Technical Director, Aero Aggregates of North America, and Ben Cote, P.E., Technical Sales Manager, Aero Aggregates of North America

Ben Cote is a Technical Sales Manager for Aero Aggregates, where he works alongside engineers, architects, owners, and contractors on lightweight fill applications in New England. Ben has 12 years of experience in ground improvement, instrumentation and monitoring, and geotechnical consulting. He is past-president of the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers, past-chair of the Connecticut Valley Chapter of the ASCE Geo-Institute, and lives with his wife Erin, three kids and two dogs in Colchester.