Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM MDT
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Andi Barendt 
ASCE Denver Branch 

ASCE Denver Branch - Meeting with Incoming ASCE President Jean-Louis Briaud 

ASCE Colorado Meeting with Jean-Louis Briaud 

Northern, Southern, and Denver Branches of ASCE Colorado will be joining for a joint meeting with incoming ASCE Society President Jean-Louis Briaud.  It will be an entertaining presentation on Technical Communications: Humor and Philosophy.  This will be a great opportunity to hear from the new incoming president and ask questions at the end of the presentation.  Zoom call-in information will be provided immediately upon completing registration, hope to see you there (virtually)!


About the presenter - 

Professor Jean-Louis Briaud is a Distinguished Professor and Holder of the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a Professional Engineer. He received his Bachelor degree in France in 1972 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Ottawa in Canada in 1979. His expertise is in foundation engineering and more generally geotechnical engineering. He has served as President of the Association of Geotechnical Engineering Professors, President of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, President of the Federation of International Geoengineering Societies and is President Elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Among other awards, he has received the ASCE Ralph Peck Award from the USA, the CGS Geoffrey Meyerhof Foundation Engineering Award from Canada, the Honorable Aitalyev Medal from Kazakhstan, and is a member of the National Academy of Natural Sciences in Russia. Over the last 30 years, Dr. Briaud has conducted about 10 million dollars of research most of which was on foundations and retaining walls. He has supervised 50 PhD students and 90 Master students. He is the author of a book entitled Geotechnical Engineering and one entitled The Pressuremeter; he has published about 300 articles and reports. He enjoys tennis, soccer, and rugby, and plays jazz piano at the amateur level.

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