Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM CST
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Short Course Location

Scott Conference Center 
6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106

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Kristle Beaudet 
ASCE Nebraska Section, Geotechnical Chair 
(402) 995-2268 

ASCE Ethics Course: Hard Conversations: The Destructive Power of Conflict Avoidance and the Redemptive Power of Honesty

American Society of Civil Engineers, Nebraska Section Geotechnical Section

Thursday February 20, 2020 from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM (CST), Omaha NE


  • Mr. Mike J. Yost, Esq. - with Terracon
  • Mr. Aaron J. Mann, Esq. - With Terracon


REGISTRATION FEE is $20 for ASCE members and $30 for Non-members. 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. 

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 4:00 - 4:15 pm (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

Course Description:

It began with a nervous call from our client who suspected a letter (on state letterhead) our consultant provided may have been a forgery.  Thus began a year-long journey into the mind and work product of a former employee who was willing to do nearly anything to avoid confrontation. Together we will journey through our response to this allegation which included: (1) conducting a thorough internal investigation to determine and address the true scope of the employee’s actions;  (2) interacting with multiple state and federal regulators to address their concerns; and (3) repairing our relationship with clients whose trust had been abused.

As you will hear, this process was painful at times.  However, by being honest and transparent we were able to demonstrate to ourselves and others that the actions did not reflect the ethical culture of Terracon. In the end, we emerged with stronger client and regulator relationships than before the incident and we ensured that our corporate culture continued to be one based on ethical foundation.

You are invited to attend


Short Course: Quality Assurance in Drilled Chaft Construction

Thursday, February 20, 2019 from 8:00 am - 5:15 pm at the Scott Conference Center. Recieve 8 PDH (7 PDH technical and 1 PDH  ethics certificate).

Register Here

NE ASCE Social and Geotechnical Section Meeting

SEPARATE REGISTRATION Required to attend the NE ASCE Social and GeotechnIcal Section meeting February 20, 2020 at the Scott Conference Center

5:30-6:30 pm Social Hour
6:30-7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 -8:30 pm Presentation by  Mr. Chris Cain with HDR Omaha, NE

Topic: Riverfront Redevelopment Project to Revitalize Gene Lehay Mall, Heartland of America Park, and Lewis and Clark Landing


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

Register HERE for Section Meeting

GEO-Omaha 2020, 37th Annual Geotechnical Conference

February 21, 2020 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (CST) at the Scott Conference Center.

Register Here