ASCE Geo-Institute retaining wall committee Chairman Dimitrios Konstantakos of Deep Excavation LLC has issued a request to the geotechnical community to help identify the “Grand Challenges in Earth Retaining Structures”. From his blog post on […]
As I gear up for another great day of technical talks, networking and wonderful San Diego weather, here are a few thoughts from yesterday at Geo-Congress 2013. The morning started with two great keynote lectures. […]
By the official videographers of the conference, Magnus Media.
I arrived in beautiful San Diego, California today for the ASCE Geo-Institute Geo-Congress 2013 conference. It’s being held at the Town and Country Resort and Hotel located on Hotel Circle, and it’s not the typical […]
The Geo-Institute of ASCE announced their 2013 award winners in their November 2012 E-Update newsletter. They are: Stephen G. Wright, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE – H. Bolton Seed Medal John S. McCartney, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE– Arthur […]
Young geotechnical engineers and geoengineering professionals in the first 5 years of their careers may be elligible for a $500 grant to attend the 2012 Geo-Congress conference in Oakland, California March 25-29. See the Geo-Institute […]
The American Society of Civil Engineers announced their 2011 class of Distinguished Members back in October. This year’s class included three members of the Geo-Institute: Jacobo Bielak, Chandrakant S. Desai and Shamsher Prakash (pictured below). The ASCE Youtube channel has short biography video on each member, and you can watch the videos for these three gentlemen embedded in the full post. Their acceptance remarks are also online somehwere, but I can’t find the videos to embed. You can watch those videos here. Written biographies are also available on the Geo-Institute’s website.
A new report issued by the Geo-Institute and prepared by the Geotechnical Constructability Task Force is targeted at owners, and seeks to educate them on why they need the services of a geotechnical engineer and […]
Here’s a press release from Rensselaer about their students winning the MSE wall competition at the Geo-Frontiers conference. Congratulations guys! [Source: Rensselaer via ASCE SmartBrief. Image: RPI]
The Geo-Frontiers conference concluded last week, and according to their website, they had a record setting 1,900+ attendees! There are Day 2 and Day 3 videos from Magnus Media Group that have some nice interviews […]