Friday, February 8, 2019 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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Kristle Beaudet 
ASCE Nebraska Section, Geotechnical Chair 
(402) 671-1020


GEO-Omaha 2019, 36th Annual Geotechnical Conference 

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

Friday, February 8, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST), Omaha, NE  

The 36th 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 - 8:15 am          Welcome Address, Dr. Aemal Khattak, Ph.D.
                                 Interim Dept. of Civil Engineering Chair, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

8:15 – 9:20 am         “Design and Construction Issue With Large Diameter Foundation Elements”  

  Mr. Silas Nichols, P.E., FHWA.         

9:30 – 10:30 am        "Direct CPT Methods for Shallow and Deep Foundations"

  Dr. Paul Mayne, PhD, P.E,  Georgia Institute of Technology.
10:30 – 11:00 am       Break/Vendor Displays
11:50 am – 12:00 pm      The 2017 Oroville Dam Spillway Incident - What Happened and What Should We Learn"
                            John France, P.E.
12:00  – 1:00 pm        Lunch/Vendor Displays (NEASCE Geotech Scholarship Award)

1:00– 1:50 pm          Design and Construction of Drilled Shafts for Council Bluffs Interstate System Project
                            Mr. Emad Farouz, P.E., JACOBS

2:00 - 3:00 pm         “Use and Measurement of Fully Softened Shear Strength in Engineering Practice”  Dr. Bernardo Catellanos, PhD Virginia Tech
3:00 – 3:30 pm         Break/Vendor Displays
3:30 - 4:15 pm         “Key Lessons Learned - Design & Construction of MSE Wall Structures”
                               Mr. Ryan Berg, P.E., Ryan R. Berg & Associates, Inc.
4:15 – 5:00 pm        “Engineering and Design related to Expanding Structural Polymer Injection System”
                                Tom Strauss, ISG & Associates                                                                                                                          Tommy Russum, Peerless Compaction Grouting, Inc.

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.  

  • Alfred Benesch & Company* (Break sponsor only)
  • A.S.P. Enterprises
  • Atlas Foundation Company
  • Geoprobe Systems
  • GeoStabilization
  • Ground Improvement Engineering
  • Hayward Baker*
  • Helitech*
  • HDR Engineering, Inc.* (Break sponsor only)
  • Humboldt
  • Inuktun
  • ISG Associates/Peerless
  • Kiewit Foundation Group
  • LB Foster
  • Menard Group USA
  • Nicholson Construction Company
  • Pile Dynamics, Inc.
  • The Schemmer Associates, Inc.* (Break sponsor only)
  • Shannon & Wilson*
  • Subsurface Constructors, Inc.*
  • Terracon* (Break sponsor only)
  • Thiele Geotech, Inc.* (Break sponsor only)
  • Williams Form Engineering Corp.

*-Special Thanks to our Refreshment Break Sponsors!

Design and Construction of Drilled

                            Shafts for Council Bluffs Interstate

                System Project

NEASCE Short Course: LRFD Based MSE Wall Design

Thursday February 7, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. - 5:15 pm at the Scott Conference Center. Recieve 7 PDH.

Registration Here

NEASCE Geotechnical Section Meeting

Thursday February 7, 2019  from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. at the Scott Conference Center

Register Here for Section Meeting

Book Your Room at the Courtyard by Marriott  at Aksarben Village 

Hotel Address: 1625 South 67th Street, Omaha, NE 68106

Special Rate of $124 for February 7, 2019 to February 8, 2019 (must book prior to January 26, 2019 to gurantee reservation at special rate. Following cut-off date room rate will be subject to availablity)

Book your Room HERE