ASCE Geo-Institute Reports on Trends Affecting the Geo-Community

The PDF Report contains recommendations in the form of 83 strategies and action items focused on educational and communication tasks to bring awareness and reform to geo-professional practice.

From the Executive Summary, the purposes of the workshop were:

  1. To assemble experts from the geo-community and other disciplines to address external trends that impact the geo-community,
  2. To gain a better understanding of these issues,
  3. To develop proactive strategies and guidance, and
  4. To bring the expertise of the geo-community to these issues in order to improve the built environment.

External industry trends addressed at the workshop were:

  • Accelerated construction
  • Geotechnical asset management
  • Context sensitive issues
  • Cost analysis
  • Extreme events
  • Innovative contracting
  • Research and development
  • Risk management
  • Safety.

Agencies sponsoring the workshop were:

  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Geo-Institute of ASCE
  • ADSC: The International Association of Foundation Drilling
  • Deep Foundation Institute
  • Pile Driving Contractors Association
  • ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group
  • North American Geotechnical Society
  • Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG)
  • The National Council for Geo-Engineering and Construction (Geo Council)