Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
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Short Course Location

Scott Conference Center 
6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106

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Bryan Kumm 
ASCE Nebraska Section, Geotechnical Chair 
(402) 399-1147 


Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
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NE ASCE Geotechnical Short Course Stability of Natural Man-Made Slopes: Analyses, Shear Strengths, Testing, Stability Methods, and Stabilization

American Society of Civil Engineers, Nebraska Section Geotechnical Section

Thursday February 3, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST), Omaha NE


  • Dr. Timothy Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Dr. Daniel Pradel, Ohio State University
  • Dr. Navid Jafari, Lousiana State University


REGISTRATION FEE is $175.00 on or before January 24, 2022, $195 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. 

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 - 8:00 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 – 8:00 am  Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 am Greetings and Introductions (presented by Baker and Stark)

8:10 - 10:00 am 2D and 3D Slope Stability Methods (presented by Stark)

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

10:55 - 11:00 am Types of Drained and Undrained Shear Strength (presented by Stark)

11:00 - 11:30 am Oso, Washington Lanslide: 3D Stability and Runout Anlyses (presented by Stark)

 11:30 - 12:00 pm Fundao Tailings Dam Failure (presented by Stark)

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

1:00 - 1:30 pm Slope Stability Computer Demonstration (presented by Pradel)

1:30 - 2:30 pm         Unsaturated Slope Stability Analyses for Hillslopes (presented by Pradel)

2:30 - 3:15 pm         Slope Stabilization and Reinforcement (presented by Pradel)

3:15 - 3:30  pm        Afternoon Break/Networking/Discussion

3:30 - 4:00 pm        Relief Well Design and Performance (presented by Jafari)

4:00 - 4:45 pm Highway Embankment Failure even with Prefabricated Vertical Drains and Controlled Filling (presented by Stark)

4:45 - 5:00 pm Summary and Panel Discussion, Active Audience Participation Encouraged and Welcomed (All Speakers)

5:00 pm Adjourn & Networking

Early Registration Deadline by January 24th, 2022

Overview of design and construction process.  Risks, uncertainty, design for constructability, construction planning, inspection and QA/QC, post-construction assessment (including integrity testing), resolution of conflicts and remediation, acceptance.  Examples of good practice


10:30–10:45       Break/Networking/Discussion 


10:45–11:45       The role of load testing, interpretation and reliability concepts -  

Andrew Boeckmann

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 3, 2022 at the Scott Conference Center

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

Topic: 40 Years of Dam and Levee Safety in the U.S. - Positive Impact on US infrastructure


  • $20.00 (ASCE Member)
  • $25.00 (Non-Member\Guest)

Register HERE for Section Meeting

GEO-Omaha 2022, 39th Annual Geotechnical Conference

SEPARATE REGISTRATION Required to attend the NE ASCE February 4, 2022 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (CST) at the Scott Conference Center. Ethics included.

Register Here for Geo-Omaha 2022 Conference


HOTEL: Courtyard by Marriott at Omaha Aksarben Village

Hotel Address:1625 S 67th St., Omaha, NE 68106

Special Conference rate of $119/night + taxes and fees between February 2, 2022 to February 4, 2022 (must book prior to January 14, 2022 to guarntee reservation at special rate. Following cut-off date, room rate will be subject to availability)

Reserve Room Here