Friday, February 4, 2022 from 4:00 PM 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 

ASCE Ethics Course: Lessons Learned from FIU Bridge Collapse

American Society of Civil Engineers, Nebraska Section Geotechnical Section

Friday February 4, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST), Omaha NE


  • 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.

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 3:45 - 4:00 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:

On March 15, 2018, six people lost their lives after the partially-constructed pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami collapsed. This case study will explore the evolution of this project, including decisions made and discussions that took place in the crucial days and hours before the collapse. Rather than a purely technical discussion about the structural shortcomings of the bridge, this presentation will focus on the ethical issues encountered in the final days of the project, the investigations and lawsuits that followed, and the impact to the project team. It is our hope that we can all learn from this tragedy.

You are invited to attend

NE ASCE Short Course

SEPARATE REGISTRATION Required to attend the NE ASCE Shourt Course on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Scott Conference Center. Recieve (7.5 PDH).

TOPIC: Stability of Natural and Man-Made Slopes: Analyses, Shear Strengths, Testing, Stability, Methods, and Stabilization


Dr. Timothy D. Stark – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Daniel Pradel – Ohio State University
Dr. Navid H. Jafari – Louisiana State University 

COST: $175

Register Here for Short Course

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

5:30-6:00 pm Social
6:30-7:30 pm Dinner
7:30 -8:30 pm Presentation by  Mr. Dave Paul with Paul GeoTek in Denver, CO.

Topic: "40 Years of Dam Safety int he U.S. - Positive Impacts on Infrastructure" Presented by Mr. David Paul


  • $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 GEO-Omaha Conference on February 4, 2022 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (CST) at the Scott Conference Center.Includes the Ethics registration.

Register Here for Geo-Omaha 2022