Friday, February 9, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM CST
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DC Centre 
11830 Stonegate Dr
Omaha, NE 68164

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Kristle Beaudet 
ASCE Nebraska Section, Geotechnical Chair 
(402) 671-1020


GEO-Omaha 2018, 35th Annual Geotechnical Conference 

American Society of Civil Engineers, Nebraska Section - Geotechnical Group

Friday, February 9, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM (CST), Omaha, NE  

The 35th 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 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 - 8:30 am          Welcome Address, Dr. Daniel Linzell, Ph.D., P.E.
                                Dept. of Civil Engineering Chair, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

8:30 – 9:30 am         “Long Term Settlement Performance Monitoring of I-15 Embankment in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah”    Steven Bartlett, PhD, P.E., University of Utah         

9:30 – 10:00 am        Break/Vendor Displays
10:00 – 11:00 am       “Bearing Resistance of Large Diameter Open-End Piles: Preliminary Analysis Results”  Kathryn Petek, PhD, P.E,  Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm      “NCDOT Project B-2500: Bonner Bridge Replacement”
                            Beth Howey, LG, P.E., and Mike Batten, P.E. - HDR Engineering, Inc.
12:00 – 1:00 pm        Lunch/Vendor Displays (NEASCE Geotech Scholarship Award)

1:00– 1:45 pm          “Behavior of laterally loaded piles in Mechanically-Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls”
                            Jie Han, PhD, PE, - University of Kansas

1:45 - 2:30 pm         “Shoring is a Team Effort: Underpinning, Shoring and Limited Access to Support an Aging Structure”  Phillip Gallet, P.E., Hayward Baker, Inc.
2:30 – 3:00 pm         Break/Vendor Displays
3:00 - 4:00 pm         “Design of Energy Piles considering Soil-Structure Interaction and Unsaturated Soil Effects”
                                John S. McCartney, PhD., P.E., University of California, San Diego
4:00 – 4:45 pm        “Column Supported Embankments: Applications and examination of installation effects and soil-column interaction on system efficacy”
                                Kyle Shatzer, PE, Menard USA,  and Aaron Gallant, PhD., University of Maine
(Brochure pdf)

A display of products, equipment and services associated with the geotechnical, drilling, and construction industries will be provided by vendors and consultants.  A variety of products and information on professional services will be presented.  

  •  Aerix Industries
  •  Alfred Benesch & Company* (Break sponsor only)
  • A.S.P. Enterprises*
  • Atlas Foundation Company
  • Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc.*
  • Durham Geo/Slope Indicator
  • Geoprobe Systems
  • GeoStablization International*
  • Ground Improvement Engineering*
  • Hayward Baker*
  • Humboldt
  • HDR Engineering, Inc.* (Break sponsor only)
  • Kiewit Foundation Group
  • LB Foster
  • Nicholson Construction Company (Break sponsor only)
  • Olsson Associates* (Break sponsor only)
  • The Schemmer Associates, Inc.* (Break sponsor only)
  • Subsurface Constructors, Inc.*
  • Tensar
  • Terracon* (Break sponsor only)
  • Thiele Geotech, Inc.* (Break sponsor only)
* - Special Thanks to our Refreshment Break Sponsors!

NEASCE Short Course: Light Weight Fills

Thursday February 8, 2018 from 8:15 a.m. - 5:15 pm at the DC Centre. Recieve 8 PDH.

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NEASCE Geotechnical Section Meeting

Thursday February 8, 2018  from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. at the DC Centre

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Book Your Room at the Hampton Inn Omaha/West Dodge Road (Old Mill)

Hotel Address: 11201 Davenport Street, Omaha, NE 68154

Special Rate of $99 for February 8, 2018 to February 9, 2018 (must book prior to January 8, 2018 to gurantee reservation at special rate. Following cut-off date room rate will be subject to availablity)

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