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Title: Advancing the Geoengineering Community

Advancing the Geo-engineering Community
  • G-I Honors
  • Awards
  • Jean-Louis Briaud

G-I Honors and Awards
  • 2009 Harry Schnabel Jr. Award for Career
    Excellence in Earth Retaining Structures
  • Presented to
  • Edward Ulrich, P.E.
  • Ulrich Engineers, Inc.
  • In recognition of his thirty-six years of
    service as a geo-technical engineering leader in
    earth retaining structures, tall buildings and
    reinforced concrete.

G-I Honors and Awards
  • 2009 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award
  • Presented to
  • Dan Brown, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Dan Brown Associates
  • For his contributions to improvements in the
    design and quality of drilled shaft construction
    through research in testing and construction, as
    well as extensive consulting experience on large
    scale foundation projects.

G-I Honors and Awards
  • 2009 Karl Terzaghi Award
  • Presented to
  • Richard Finno, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Northwestern University
  • For pioneering an adaptive management framework
    for excavation deformations and the application
    of inverse analysis techniques to ground
    movements from excavations allowing optimization
    of soil parameters in a finite element situation
    that when coupled with autonomously collected
    field-response data automates the observational

G-I Honors and Awards
  • 2009 Arthur Casagrande Professional Development
  • Presented to
  • Dominic Assimaki, Ph.D.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • For her contributions to geotechnical earthquake
    engineering and engineering geology related to
    assessing seismic ground motions.

G-I Honors and Awards
  • 2009 Walter Huber Civil Engineering Research
  • Presented to
  • Tarek Abdoun, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

G-I Honors and Awards
  • 2008 Thomas Middlebrooks Award
  • Presented to
  • Patrick J. Fox, Ph.D., P.E
  • The Ohio State University
  • For the papers Coupled Large Strain
    Consolidation and Solute Transport I Model
    Development and Coupled Large Strain
    Consolidation and Solute Transport II Model
    Verification and Simulation Results.
  • Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental
    Engineering Volume 133, Number 1 pp. 3-30

G-I Honors and Awards
  • 2008 Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award
  • John R. Wolosick, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Hayward Baker, Inc.

G-I Honors and Awards
  • 2009 Corporate Volunteer Award
  • Presented to
  • Geopier Foundation Company
  • Mooresville, NC

G-I Honors and Awards
  • USUCGER Distinguished Researcher Award
  • Presented to
  • Dr. Tuncer Edil
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

G-I Honors and Awards
  • Committee of the Year
  • Geophysical Engineering Committee
  • Presented by
  • Kevan Sharp, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Chair, Technical Coordination Council

G-I Honors and Awards
  • Outgoing Technical Committee Chairs
  • Susan Burns (Geoenvironmental Engineering)
  • Kok-Kwang Phoon (Risk Assessment and Management)
  • Vern Schaefer (Soil Improvement)
  • Tim Siegel (Computational Geotechnics)
  • Mohamad Hussein (Deep Foundations)
  • Ross Boulanger (Earthquake Engineering and Soil

G-I Honors and Awards
  • JGGE Editorial Board Member of the Year
  • C. Hsein Juang, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Clemson University
  • Presented by
  • Jonathan Stewart, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Editor-in-Chief, JGGE

G-I Honors and Awards
  • Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental
  • JGGE Service Awards
  • Presented to
  • Anil Misra
  • Kok-Kwang Phoon
  • Steve Kramer
  • Krishna Reddy
  • Presented by
  • Jonathan Stewart, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Editor-in-Chief, JGGE

Geo-Institute Introductions
  • Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D. P.E.
  • G-I President

Meet Your Governors
Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E. -
President Arthur Hoffmann, Jr. P.E.
Past-President Ed Kavazanjian, Ph.D., P.E. Vice
President Larry Jedele, P.E. - Treasurer Craig
Benson, Ph.D., P.E. (not pictured) Philip King,
P.E. Moustafa Gouda, Ph.D., P.E. William Camp
G-I Staff
  • Carol Bowers, P.G., CAE, G-I Director
  • Linda Bayer, G-I Manager
  • Lauren Tighe, G-I Board and Meetings Specialist
  • Elizabeth Cuscino, G-I Administrative

Our staff motto We never drop the ball.
  • Past Geo-Institute Presidents

Thank You All 52 G-I Organizational Members
( A 9 increase over 2008 )
  • DGI-Menard, Inc.
  • Duffield Associates, Inc.
  • ECS Limited
  • Ellington Cross
  • Fudo Construction, Inc.
  • Fugro Consultants, LP
  • Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Geocon Incorporated
  • GeoKon, Inc.
  • Anderson Drilling
  • Ardaman Associates, Inc.
  • Brayman Construction Corporation
  • CH2M Hill
  • Condon-Johnson
  • Associates, Inc.
  • Con-Tech Systems Ltd.
  • D'Appolonia
  • DBM Contractors, Inc.

G-I Organizational Members
  • Kleinfelder, Inc.
  • Layne GeoConstruction
  • Loadtest, Inc.
  • McKinney Drilling
  • Moore and Taber
  • Moretrench
  • Nicholson Construction Company
  • NTH Consultants, Ltd.
  • R.W. Harris, Inc.
  • Rembco Geotechnical Contractors, Inc.
  • SME, Inc.
  • Schnabel Engineering
  • Schnabel Foundation Company
  • Strata Systems, Inc.
  • STS Consultants Ltd/AECOM
  • Terracon, Inc.
  • Geopier Foundation Co.
  • Geo-Solutions Inc.
  • Geosphere Consultants, Inc.
  • GeoSyntec Consultants
  • Geotechnology, Inc.
  • Geotecknik A.S
  • Golder Associates Inc.
  • Gregg Drilling and Testing, Inc.
  • GRL Engineers, Inc./Pile Dynamics
  • Grupo Sandstorm GAM S.A. de C.V.
  • Hayward Baker Inc.
  • Insulfoam
  • Kelly Tractor

G-I Organizational Members
  • What about YOUR company?
  • Terra Insurance Company
  • TerraTech, LLC
  • Testing Service Corporation
  • Thompson Engineering, Inc.
  • Underpinning Foundation Skanska, Inc.
  • URS Corporation
  • Zetas Zemin Teknologisi A.S.

  • The Geo-Institute
  • Working Hard For You

The G-IWorking Hard For You
  • Strategic Plan Outcomes
  • Creation of Task Forces
  • Underway
  • Local Involvement
  • Practice Journal
  • Geotechnical Constructability Guidelines Report

The G-IWorking Hard For You
Completed Task Forces
  • Corporate Award Task Force
  • Charge Develop a corporate award program to
    recognize companies for the volunteer activities
    of their employees.
  • TF Recommendations
  • Award to be presented every year at the
  • Winner will receive a plaque and a feature in an
    issue of Geo-Strata
  • Firms must be a current G-I Organizational Member
    in good standing to apply
  • Firm must meet a minimum amount of award criteria
    to be considered.
  • Action
  • Inaugural Corporate Volunteer Award presented at
    IFCEE to Geopier Foundation Company
  • Applications for next years selection due in
    August 2009 watch Geo-Strata for details

The G-IWorking Hard For You
Completed Task Forces
  • Organizational Member Task Force
  • Charge To enhance organization membership to
    encourage increased support of the Geo-Institute
  • TF Recommendations
  • Create a two-tiered membership structure with an
    Organizational Member Firm paying 1000/year in
    membership dues and a Premier Organizational
    Member Firm paying 2000/year in dues. The
    increase in dues will help support student
    participation in the annual conference.
  • Create a student social at the annual GeoCongress
    geared towards creating an environment of
    opportunities for interaction between students,
    professors, and OM firms
  • Create a specific Client Track at the annual
    GeoCongress focusing on business and technical

The G-IWorking Hard for You
  • Organizational Member Task Force (cont.)
  • Create a volunteer chair position for the
    Organizational Member Council
  • Action The G-I Board and staff are currently
    reviewing all recommendations and are
    implementing them as circumstances permit.

The G-IWorking Hard For You
Completed Task Forces
  • FUN/Volunteerism Task Force
  • Charge To develop a program to enhance
    volunteer enjoyment and personal fulfillment
    during Geo-Institute activities
  • TF Recommendations
  • Develop a comprehensive list of G-I volunteers to
    better track volunteer participation
  • Recognize volunteers at the annual GeoCongress
    with special volunteer-only events and tokens
    of appreciation
  • Provide volunteer training for committee chairs
    and other leadership positions
  • Action
  • G-I Staff is recommending to the Board that we
    undertake the TFs following recommendations
  • Train Committee Chairs to be inclusive
  • Prepare handouts on committee meetings, times and
  • Have a volunteer ribbon for volunteers to place
    on their name badge at conferences
  • Actively encourage volunteer participation by
    reaching out to members in Geo-Strata, on the G-I
    homepage and in the eUpdate

The G-IWorking Hard For You
Presidential Initiatives
  • Creation of the Student Presidential Group
  • President Jean-Louis Briaud commissioned a group
    of 16 students in late 2008 to help better
    identify how the Geo-Institute can serve its
    student members.
  • The groups first conference call yielded the
    following suggestions
  • Early exposure to the geotechnical field (in the
    undergraduate years) is critical
  • A conference exclusively for students should be
  • An online research database should be created
  • The student geo-competition should be at the
    level of the steel bridge competition and the
    concrete canoe competition
  • The group will meet here in Orlando to further
    discuss initiatives

The G-I Working Hard For You
Presidential Initiatives
  • Local group visits visits
  • President Briaud has begun an initiative to
    travel to local sections and branches to foster
    local involvement within the G-I

  • 2008 Achievements
  • Art Hoffmann

2008 G-I Achievements
  • GeoCongress 2008 March 9-12, New Orleans, LA.
    (800 attendees, 67 exhibitors)
  • GEESD IV May 18-22, Sacramento, CA (600
    attendees, 19 exhibitors)
  • 11th Multidisciplinary Conference on Karst
    September 22-26, Tallahassee, FL (190 attendees,
    15 exhibitors)
  • Conducted the first G-I traveling short course in
    San Diego, CA in March 2008. G-I President
    Jean-Louis Briaud presented a course on
    Shrink-Swell Soils.

2008 G-I Achievements
  • 1 New G-I Chapter Sacramento Chapter
  • 7 New Geotechnical Special Publications.
  • G-I Board hosted their Fall business meeting in
    October 2008 in conjuction with the Delaware
    Valley G-I Chapters monthly meeting. The Board
    hosted a reception for all DVGI members and
    attended the DVGIs dinner program.

  • FY08 Financial Summary
  • Larry Jedele, Treasurer

Fiscal Year 2008 Income
Fiscal Year 2008 Expenses
  • Endowment Fund Balance
  • 493,973 as of 12/31/2007
  • 347,035.43 as of 12/31/2008
  • The endowment Fund may be used for
  • international activities of the G-I
  • national and international programs that enhance
    the practice of geotechnical engineering and,
  • technical conferences and publications for the
    purpose of raising additional funds.

Greetings from CGS
  • Michel Aubertin, President, Canadian Geotechnical

The Canadian Geotechnical SocietyLa Société
Canadienne de Géotechnique
Michel Aubertin, ing. Ph.D. Professor, Ecole
Polytechnique, University of Montreal President
Administrator Wayne Gibson (wgibson_at_gibsongroup
.ca) Secretary General Victor Sowa
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Also, CGC Calgary, 2010
Toronto October, 2011
14th PanAmerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and
Geotechnical Engineering
5th Conference on Learning and Teaching of
Geotechnical Engineering
64th Canadian Geotechnical Conference
Sheraton Center
  • Chair Andrew Drevininkas
  • Co-Chair Paulo Branco
  • Financial Chair Harry Oussoren
  • Technical Program Chair Tim Newson

14th PanAmerican Conference on Soil Mechanics
and Geotechnical Engineering, Toronto, Oct. 2011
Greetings from CISMGE
  • Zuyu Chen President, Chinese Institute of Soil
    Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

  • Looking Ahead2010
  • Ed Kavazanjian

Upcoming G-I Events
  • GeoFlorida 2010 February 20-24, 2010, Palm
    Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach,
  • Earth Retention 2010 August 1-6, 2010, Hyatt
    Regency Bellevue, Bellevue, WA
  • 5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion
    (ICSE-5) November 2010, San Francisco, CA

Geo-Florida 2010
  • Call for Papers Deadline April 17, 2009
  • Topics to include Modeling of Geotechnical
    Materials In Situ Testing and Site
    Characterization Advances in Geotechnical
    Analysis, Computational Geotechnics and Software
    Reliability, LRFD and Risk Assessment Mitigation
    of Geohazards Geotechnical Applications and
  • Conference Dates and Location February 20-24,
    West Pal Beach, FL
  • Questions? Contact Pat Fox at

Earth Retention 2010
  • Conference Dates and Location August 1-4, 2010
    Bellevue, Washington Hyatt Regency Bellevue
  • Topics include Supported Excavations
    Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls Seismic
    Design of Walls Numerical Analyses of Walls
    Wall Selection Performance of Walls Tied Back
    Support Soil Nailing Sinking of Shafts Soil
    Mixed Walls Recent Advances Design of Walls
  • Questions? Contact Youssef Hashash at
  • (coming soon)
  • Call for papers coming soon!

Fifth International Conferenceon Scour and
Erosion (ICSE-5)San Francisco 2010
  • Questions?
Now for the prizes. Who will win?
  • G-I Baseball Cap
  • G-I Personal Cooler
  • G-I Six-Pack Tote
  • G-I Briefcase and Luggage Tag
  • GeoFlorida 2010 Registration

  • Thank you for your support
  • Enjoy the Conference.