Friday, February 10, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
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Scott Conference Center 
6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106

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Bryan Kumm 
ASCE Nebraska Section, Geotechnical Chair 
(402) 399-1147


GEO-Omaha 2023, 40th Annual Geotechnical Conference 

American Society of Civil Engineers, Nebraska Section - Geotechnical Group and Geo-Institute Nebraska Chapter

Friday, February 10, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST), Omaha, NE  

The 40th annual geotechnical seminar provides a forum for the presentation of a wide variety of geotechnical field, design, and construction-related topics. Please join us for what promises to be an interesting and informative program. A certificate verifying 7.5 Professional Development Hours (Includes 1 hr of ethics) will be provided to registered attendees.

All professionals who are involved in geotechnical exploration, design, construction, or observation. 

This would include: 

  • Engineers/Geologists 
  • University Instructors 
  • Technicians/Contractors  

PROCEEDS benefit the ASCE funded Peck/Benak Engineering Achievement Scholarship, Future City Competition, and local ASCE Student Section.

THE REGISTRATION FEE covers coffee breaks, lunch, and handout material. 

REFUNDS will be made if the conference is canceled or if the applicant cancels no later than five working days prior to the conference date.   


7:30 - 8:00 am                     Registration

8:00 – 8:15 am             Welcome Address, Dr. Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, PhD.
                                     University of Nebraska Lincoln, Dept. Chair of the Dept. of Civil & Envir. Engr. 

8:15 – 9:15 am             ”Brave New Geo World”
                                      Dr. Kord Wissmann, President/CEO, Geopier

9:15– 10:15 am             "The Importance of Construction Control in Foundation Acceptance "
                                       Mr. Silas Nichols, Principal Geotechnical Engineer, FHWA

10:15 – 10:45 am            Break/Vendor Displays

10:45  – 12:00 pm           "Foundation Performance of Millennium Tower in San Francisco, CA"
                                         Dr. Jonathan Stewart, Professor, UCLA Samuel School of Engineering

12:00  – 1:00 pm             Lunch/Vendor Displays

1:00– 1:15 pm                 "40 years of Geo-Omaha"
                                         Mr. Steve Saye, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Kiewit Engineering Group Inc.

1:15 - 2:00 pm                  “Some Lessons learned from 54 Years of Mistakes"
                                         Mr. Chuck Easton, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Freese and Nichols

2:00 - 2:45 pm                 "Performance Monitoring"                                                                                                                                         Dr. Georgette Hlepas, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

2:45 – 3:15 pm                 Break/Vendor Displays

3:15 - 4:00 pm                 “Design of Excavation Support Systems”
                                        Dr. Scott Ludlow, President, S.J. Ludlow Consulting Engineers, Inc.

4:00 – 5:00 pm                “Ethical Requirements for Professional Engineers”
                                         Mr. Brent Meyer, Partner, Husch Blackwell


Comming Soon!



These guidelines are subject to change.  The planning committee appreciates your cooperation with these guidelines. Attendees are responsible for following all City, County and State guidelines.

You are invited to Attend NE ASCE Short Course

SEPARATE REGISTRATION Required to attend the NE ASCE Short Course on Thursday, February 9, 2023  from 8:00am - 5:00 pm at the Scott Conference Center

TOPIC: Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring 


                                   Dr. Georgette Hlepas – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers                                   Mr. Scott Massa – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Register Here for Short Course

You are invited to Attend NE ASCE Geotech Meeting

SEPARATE REGISTRATION Required to attend the NE ASCE Section Meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2023  from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the Scott Conference Center

TOPIC: Ground improvement Today and Tomorrow 

PRESENTER: Mr. Kord Wissman, Geopier

Register Here for Section Meeting

Dr. Timothy D. Stark – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Daniel Pradel – Ohio State University

Dr. Navid H. Jafari – Louisiana State University

HOTEL: Courtyard by Marriott at Omaha Aksarben Village

Hotel Address: 1625 S 67th St., Omaha, NE 68106

Special Conference rate of $119/night + taxes and fees between February 8, 2023 to February 10, 2023 (must book prior to January 18, 2023 to guarantee reservation at special rate. Following cut-off date, room rate will be subject to availability)

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