Thursday, February 9, 2023 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 9, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
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NE ASCE Geotechnical Short Course.  Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring of Dams, Levees, and Excavations

American Society of Civil Engineers, Nebraska Section Geotechnical Section

Thursday February 9, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST), Omaha NE


  • Dr. Georgette Hlepas, USACE, National Geotechnical Policy Advisor
  • Mr. Scott Massa, USACE, Geologist


REGISTRATION FEE is $195.00 on or before February 1st, 2023, $215 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

8:10 - 10:00 am Importance of Performance Monitoring, Planning a Monitoring Program, Common Instruments and their Applications

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

10:15 - 12:00 pm Instrument Selection and Installation Considerations, Data Collection Frequency,

Thresholds and Action Level Considerations, Automated Data Acquisition Systems

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

 1:00 - 3:00 pm Data Management Considerations, Data Visualization Techniques,

  Data Evaluation Considerations, Data Reporting and Communication

3:00 - 3:15  pm        Afternoon Break/Networking/Discussion

3:15 - 5:00 pm        Case Histories and Group Exercises

5:00 pm Adjourn & Networking

Early Registration Deadline by February 1st, 2023

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 9, 2023  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. Kord Wissman, President/CEO of Geopier

Topic: Ground Improvement Today and Tomorrow 

Speaker: Kord Wissman, Geopier


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

Register HERE for Section Meeting

GEO-Omaha 2023, 40th Annual Geotechnical Conference

SEPARATE REGISTRATION Required to attend the NE ASCE February 10, 2023 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (CST) at the Scott Conference Center. Ethics included.

Register Here for Geo-Omaha 2023 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 8, 2023 to February 9, 2023 (must book prior to January 18, 2023 to guarntee reservation at special rate. Following cut-off date, room rate will be subject to availability)

Reserve Room Here