Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 8:15 AM to 5:15 PM CST
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Short Course Location

DC Centre 
11830 Stonegate Dr
Omaha, NE 68164

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

ASCE Geotechnical Short Course: Lightweight Fill Design 

American Society of Civil Engineers, Nebraska Section Geotechnical Section

Thursday February 8, 2018 from 8:15 AM to 5:15 PM (CST), Omaha NE


  • Dr. Steven Bartlett - University of Utah
  • Mr. Nico Sutmoller - Aerix Industries
  • Mr. Steven Saye - Kiewit Engineering Group (Omaha)


REGISTRATION FEE is $135.00 on or before February 2, 2018, $150.00 after this date. A part of the 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.

Free Wi-Fi Available. USB drive of course material will be provided, you are welcome to bring your laptops.

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.

CHECK IN 7:45 - 8:15 am (CST)


All students and professionals who are involved in geotechnical exploration, design, construction, or observation.  This would include:

  • Engineers/Geologists/Contractors
  • University Instructors
  • State Agencies
  • Engineering/Construction Students


7:45 am - 8:15 am Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:30 am Greeting and Introductions

8:30 am - 10:00 am Cellular Concrete

10:00 am - 10:15 am Break/Networking/Discussion

10:15 am - 12:00 pm EPS Manufacturing, properties, Applications, and Design Considerations

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Break/Networking/Discussion

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EPS for Mitigating Bridge Approach Settlement

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Seismic Design Considerations for Lightweight Fills (EPS and Cellular Concrete)

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm  Break/Networking/Discussion

3:15pm - 3:45 pm Rail Applications and Performance Monitoring

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Guidelines for Slope Stability Improvement with Lightweight Fill

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Summary Questions and Answer Session

Topics will include:

  • Have knowledge of available lightweight fill materials in geotechnical practice.
  • Have knowledge of the applications of lightweight and eps fills for infrastructure projects.
  • Have knowledge of the engineering properties of lightweight fills.
  • Become more proficient in reviewing and analyzing settlement problems and selecting lightweight fill for design applications.

Early Registration Deadline by February 2nd, 2018  

You are invited to attend

NE ASCE Social and Geotechnical Section Meeting

SEPARATE REGISTRATION Required to attend the NE ASCE Social and GeotechnIcal Section meeting February 8, 2018 at the DC Centre

5:30-6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30-7:15 p.m. Dinner
7:15 -8:00 p.m. Presentation by  USACE
Topic: "Fort Peck Dam Spillway Plunge Pool Construction"


  • $15.00 (ASCE Member)
  • $20.00 (Non-Member\Guest)

Register Here

GEO-Omaha 2018, 35th Annual Geotechnical Conference

February 9, 2018 from 8:00 am to 4:45 p,m. (CST) at the DC Centre.

Register Here