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Title: Advancing the Geoengineering Community


1
Advancing the Geo-engineering Community
2
Geo-Institute Introductions
  • Arthur G. Hoffmann, Jr., P.E.
  • G-I President
  • (Time is precious
  • so, Ill try to be brief says Art.)

3
Meet Your Governors
Arthur Hoffmann, Jr. P.E. - President John
Anderson, Ph.D., P.E., G.E. Past-President Jean-
Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E. Vice-President Ed
Kavazanjian, Ph.D., P.E. Treasurer Craig
Benson, Ph.D., P.E. Larry Jedele, P.E. Philip
King, P.E. Jay Padgett, Jr., P.E.
4
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
    Specialist

Our staff motto We never drop the ball.
5
Thank You All 47G-I Organizational Members
( A 15 increase over 2007 )
  • 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.

6
G-I Organizational Members
  • Geopier Foundation Co.
  • Geo-Solutions Inc.
  • GeoSyntec Consultants
  • Geotechnology, Inc.
  • Geotecknik A.S
  • Golder Associates Inc.
  • GRL Engineers, Inc.
  • Grupo Sandstorm GAM S.A. de C.V.
  • Hayward Baker Inc.
  • Insulfoam
  • Kelly Tractor
  • Kleinfelder, Inc.
  • Layne GeoConstruction
  • McKinney Drilling
  • NTH Consultants, Ltd.
  • R.W. Harris, Inc.
  • Rembco Geotechnical Contractors, Inc.
  • SME, Inc.
  • Schnabel Engineering
  • Schnabel Foundation Company
  • STS Consultants
  • Terracon, Inc.

7
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
  • And, our newest members
  • Gregg Drilling Testing
  • Nicholson Construction Co.

8
2007-2008
  • The Geo-Institute
  • Working Hard For You

9
The G-IWorking Hard For You
  • Strategic Plan Outcomes
  • Creation of Task Forces
  • Underway
  • Organizational Membership
  • Volunteerism/FUN
  • Local Involvement
  • Annual Conference Partnering
  • Corporate Award

10
The G-IWorking Hard For You
Completed Task Forces
  • Specialty Certification Task Force
  • Charge Develop a detailed implementation plan
    for certification of geotechnical and geological
    engineers
  • TF Products
  • Constitution
  • Bylaws
  • Business Plan
  • 3 Year Pro Forma
  • Procedures for establishing American Academy of
    Geo-Professionals (AAGP)

11
The G-IWorking Hard For You
  • Specialty Certification Task Force
  • Board Action Voted to accept TF recommendations
    for establishment of AAGP
  • Note AAGP is subordinate to Civil Engineering
    Certification, Inc. (Wholly owned by ASCE)

12
The G-IWorking Hard For You
Completed Task Forces
  • Continuing Education Task Force
  • Charge Evaluate how the Geo-Institute can best
    serve the continuing education needs of its
    members
  • TF Recommendations
  • Create a standing Continuing Education Committee
  • Co-sponsor third party educational offerings
  • Get input from TCC and technical committees
  • Board Action
  • Established Continuing Education Committee Under
    TCC

13
The G-IWorking Hard For You
Completed Task Forces
  • Geo-Legislative Task Force
  • Charge Develop recommendations concerning an
    appropriate role for the GI in legislative
    activities
  • TF Recommendations
  • Nominate G-I members to serve on ASCE National
    Policy Committees
  • Establish a standing Geo-Legislative Issues
    Committee
  • Committee to identify issues of concern and draft
    policy statements for Board
  • Board Action
  • Nominated 3 members to national policy committees
  • Established Geo-Legislative Committee

14
The G-IWorking Hard For You
Completed Task Forces
  • Professional Practice Council Review Task Force
  • Charge Review the Professional Practice Council
    Priorities and Provide Direction
  • TF Recommendations
  • Establish continuing technical education programs
    be that meet the needs of the practitioner
    community
  • Develop strong relationships with local groups /
    educate on advantages of cooperation
  • Be the public advocate of geotechnical
    engineering
  • Board Action
  • Eliminated PPC and replaced with a Local Groups
    Task Force (ongoing)

15
  • 2007 Achievements
  • John Anderson
  • (An achievement in himself ! )

16
2007 G-I Achievements
  • Geo-Denver Conference Feb. 18-21, Denver, CO.
    (874 attendees, 82 exhibitors)
  • Partnered with the Met Section on a specialty
    seminar entitled Engineering of GeoHazards held
    in New York, NY May 16-17, 2007
  • Served as a non-financial co-sponsor of the 1st
    North American Landslide Conference in Vail, CO
    June 3-7, 2007. The conference was organized by
    AEG and attracted over 400 attendees and 30
    exhibitors.
  • Hosted the 7th International Symposium of Field
    Measurements in Geomechanics (FMGM) September
    24-27, Boston, MA. (358 attendees, 32
    exhibitors)

17
2007 G-I Achievements
  • The G-I facilitated a coalition of
    geo-organizations called the Geo-Coalition in
    Reston on May 21-22, 2007. This group effectively
    replaces the Geo-Council and will
  • Create a sense of Geo-Community
  • Encourage communication, cooperation, and
    collaboration among its members
  • Identify opportunities for members to endorse
    common positions and provide a powerful common
    voice to influence the geo-future
  • Publicize, promote, and encourage the
    coordination of members, products, and events

18
2007 G-I Achievements
  • 3 New G-I Chapters Maryland G-I Chapter San
    Antonio, TX G-I Chapter and Alabama G-I Chapter.
  • 1 New G-I Graduate Student Organization
    University of Oklahoma.
  • 22 New Geotechnical Special Publications.
  • G-I Board hosted a reception for Boston area G-I
    members at the FMGM conference in September.
  • In December 2007, the G-I, on its web site
    launched a new Members-Only page featuring a
    Question of the Month.
  • Created a Board-level Student Participation
    Committee to help increase student involvement in
    G-I activities.

19
  • FY07 Financial Summary
  • Ed Kavazanjian, Treasurer

20
Fiscal Year 2007 Income
21
Fiscal Year 2007 Expenses
22
ISSMGE Fund
  • Endowment Fund Balance
  • 461,102 as of 12/31/2006
  • 493,973 as of 12/31/2007
  • 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.

23
  • G-I Honors
  • Awards
  • Jean-Louis Briaud

24
Awards Recognition
  • Past Geo-Institute Presidents
  • Outgoing Committee Chairs

25
Awards Recognition
  • Committee of the Year
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Presented by
  • Barbara Luke, P.E.
  • Chair, Technical Coordination Council

26
Awards Recognition
  • Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental
    Engineering
  • JGGE Service Awards
  • Presented to
  • Antonio Bobet
  • Mohamad Hussein
  • Chuck Ladd
  • Presented by
  • Jonathan Stewart, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Editor-in-Chief, JGGE

27
Greetings from CGS
  • Peter Wu, President, Canadian Geotechnical Society

28
  • Looking Ahead2009
  • Jean-Louis Briaud

29
Upcoming G-I Events
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil
    Dynamics IV (GEESD IV) Conference May 18-22,
    2008Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton
    Grand SacramentoSacramento, California
  • 11th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes
    and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of
    Karst
  • September 22-26, 2008
  • Ramada Conference Center Tallahassee
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • International Foundations Congress and Equipment
    Exposition 2009
  • Hosted by G-I, ADSC, PDCA
  • March 15-19 2009
  • Buena Vista Palace Resort
  • Orlando, FL

30
  • Questions?

www.geoinstitute.org
31
Now for the prizes. Who will win?
  • G-I Baseball Cap
  • G-I Bar-B-Q Apron
  • G-I Personal Cooler
  • G-I Beach Towel
  • G-I Six-Pack Tote
  • G-I Womens Vest
  • G-I Flask/with 2 cups
  • IFCEE 09 Registration

YOU ?
32
  • Thank you for your support
  • Enjoy the Conference.

33
GeoCongress 08 Budget Breakdown
  • Projected Income 653,950
  • Budgeted Expenses 647,223
  • Project Net Profit 6,727

34
GeoCongress 08 BudgetExpense Breakdown
35
GeoCongress 08 BudgetProjected Income
Projected Income 653,950 Budgeted
Expenses 647,223 Project Net Profit 6,727
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