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2000

Presiding Chairmen: Don Schulze and Ryan Berg

  • "Geosynthetic Reinforced Segmental Walls"
    Robert Koerner (Kersten Lecture)

  • "Unpaved Roads with Geotextile Reinforcement"
    Joseph F. Labuz

  • "Seismic Imaging in Groundwater Management Decisions at Potential DNAPL Sites"
    Brian Herridge

  • "Houses that Walk"
    Richard Handy

  • "The Boston Central Artery Project: An Overview"
    Peter Osborn

  • "Fly Ash Stabilization of Soils"
    Glen Ferguson

  • "Design of Steel Piles for Stabilization of the West Elk Mine Landslide"
    Paul Schiller

  • "Calibration of Earth Pressure Cells"
    Brent Theroux

  • "In-Situ Field Testing of Mechanical Properties"
    Ryan McKane

  • "Geosynthetics—20 Years of Use in the Upper Midwest"
    Stephen Gale

  • "Reconstruction of St. Louis CSAH 48 LaVaque Road"
    Joel Ulring

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2001

Presiding Chairmen: Ryan Berg and Merv Mindess

  • "Observations on Some Shortcomings in Deep Foundation Analysis and Design"
    Fred H. Kulhawy (Kersten Lecture)

  • "Geotechnical Aspects of Microtunneling"
    Raymond L. Sterling

  • "Measured Pile Setup During Load Testing and Production Piling: I-15 Corridor Reconstruction Project"
    D. Michael Holloway

  • "An Introduction to the Controlled Modulus Columns Method"
    Charles A. Spaulding
    Alexander Abraham
    Kenny Yee

  • "Soil Improvement Techniques for Soft Soils"
    Vernon R. Schaefer

  • "Why Monitor Geotechnical Performance?"
    W. Allen Marr

  • "Mechanistic Understanding of Concentrated Leaks in Earth Dams"
    Sai P. Kakuturu

  • "Mechanical Properties of St. Peter Sandstone"
    Michael E. Dittes

  • "Corps of Engineers Criteria for MSE Walls and Soil Slopes"
    Neil T. Schwanz, PE
    Mark S. Meyers, PhD, PE
    Ryan R. Berg, PE
    James G. Collin, PhD, PE

  • "Surcharging: How Much? How Long?"
    Bruce M. Thorson

  • "Deficiencies of Geotechnical Site Characterization for Designing Ground Water Monitoring Systems in the Glacial Setting"
    Daniel L. Kelleher
    Paul Kesich
    Sabri Motan
    Tim Kemmis

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2002

Presiding Chairmen: Merv Mindess, Bill Cody and Ryan Berg

  • "Leaning Tower of Pisa: The End of an Odyssey"
    Michele Jamiolkowski (Kersten Lecture)

  • "Closing the Circle—Tunnel Support Design Over the Past 50 Years"
    Charles Fairhurst
    C. Carranza-Torres

  • "Manual for Geotechnical Engineering Reliability Calculations"
    J. Michael Duncan

  • "Axial Load Capacity of Individual Driven Piles"
    Roy E. Olson

  • "Importance of Geotechnical Issues in Modern Urban Infrastructure Projects"
    James K. Mitchell

  • "Prefabricated Vertical Geocomposite Drains"
    Robert D. Holtz

  • "Deformations in Soft Clays Depend on Time and Strain-rate"
    James Graham
    Jian-Hua Yin

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2003

Presiding Chairmen: Bill Cody and James Overtoom

  • "Background and Rationale for Load and Resistance Factor Design"
    R.M. Barker (Kersten Lecture)

  • "Elastostatic Diagnosis of Paved and Unpaved Subgrade Profiles"
    B.B. Guzina
    R.H. Osburn

  • "Physical Modeling of Geosynthetic Walls and Embankments"
    R.J. Bathurst
    D.L. Walters
    M. Esfehani
    M. El-Emam
    J.A. Blatz

  • "Three-Dimensional Slope Stability Methods in Geotechnical Practice"
    T.D. Stark

  • "Soil Nail and MSE Wall for Stabilization of the Elbow Fill Slide"
    J.P. Turner
    W.G. Jensen
    J.R. Wolosick
    M. Falk

  • "Construction of Drilled Shafts" (presentation only, no paper included in proceedings)
    B.C. Berkovitz

  • "Rapidan Dam Emergency Repairs, Blue Earth County, Minnesota"
    J.P. Herbert
    J.E. Quist
    D.W. Morey
    A. Forsberg

  • "A Review of Pile Setup"
    V.E. Komurka
    A.B. Wagner
    T.B. Edil

  • "Homme Dam: A Case History"
    N.T. Schwanz
    T.L. Jorgenson

  • "Investigation and Stabilization of a Landslide on Pierre Shale"
    I.A. Contreras

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2004

Presiding Chairmen: James Overtoom and D. Lee Petersen

  • "Karl Terzaghi and Engineering Geology"
    R.E. Goodman (Kersten Lecture)

  • "Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Engineering Practice"
    D.G. Fredlund

  • "Modeling the Performance of Excavations in Soft Clay"
    A.J. Whittle

  • "Column Supported Embankment Design Considerations"
    J.G. Collin

  • "Iraqi Dam and Barrage Assessments"
    W.E. Empson
    Northwestern Division Dam Assessment Team

  • "Advances in Inclinometer Data Analysis"
    P.E. Mikkelsen

  • "Field Monitoring of a Cantilever Retaining Wall"
    J.G. Bentler
    J.F. Labuz

  • "Preconsolidation Using Surcharge Embankments and Vertical Prefabricated Strip Drains"
    W.S. Wambold
    R.B. Farmer
    B.A. Albrecht

  • "Cylinder Pile Wall - Reeves Drive - Grand Forks, ND"
    G.A. Riddick
    C.W. Behling

  • "Site Investigation, Hiawatha LRT Line, MSP International Airport"
    B.D. Wagener
    D.L. Petersen
    C.R. Nelson

  • "Installation of High Capacity Piles Including Setup and Soil Tightening"
    M.J. Lee
    W.K. Cody

  • "Shear Strength Parameters in Clay Soils from Cone Penetration and Lab Tests"
    D.D. Dasenbrock

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2005

Presiding Chair: D. Lee Petersen
Co-chair: Derrick Dasenbrock

  • (Kersten Lecture) "What Does Reliability Analysis Add To Our Understanding of Geotechnical Engineering?"
    John Christian, Sc.D., P.E., Consulting Engineer, Waban, MA

  • "Novel Testing in Geotechnical Engineering"
    Joseph F. Labuz, Ph.D., P.E., MSES/Miles Kersten Professor, University of MN

  • "Mechanical Behavior of Silts under 1-D Compression: The Venice Connection"
    Juan M. Pestana, Sc.D., P.E., Associate Professor of GeoEngineering, University of CA, Berkeley

  • "Evolution of Rock Anchor Practice over Three Decades"
    Donald A. Bruce, Ph.D., P.E., President, Geosystems, L.P., Venetia, PA

  • "Review of Some Uncertainties in Foundation Engineering"
    Victor Milligan, Ph.D., P.E., Consulting Engineer, Oakville, Ontario

  • "Geo-environmental Applications in Penetration Technology"
    Dick Campanella, Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia

Case Histories

  • Concurrent Session 1A
    "PDA and CAPWAP Foiled by Hard Fat Clay"
    Taunya Ernst, Vice President and Geotechnical Services Manager, CE & MT, Gillette, WY

  • Concurrent Session 1B
    "Investigation, Evaluation and Repair of CSAH 42 Landslide"
    Brent A. Theroux, Project Engineer, Gale-Tec Engineering, Inc

  • Concurrent Session 2A
    "Foundation Performance During Bridge Construction—Phase I"
    Derrick Dasenbrock, P.E., Minnesota Department of Transportation, Maplewood, Minnesota

  • Concurrent Session 2B
    "Drake Lake Dam"
    Ted D. Bushell, P.E., STS Consultants, Ltd., Vernon Hills, Illinois

  • Concurrent Session 3A
    "Foundation Performance During Bridge Construction—Phase II"
    D. Lee Petersen, P.E., Ph.D., CNA Consulting Engineers, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Concurrent Session 3B
    "Specialty Foundation Construction in the Twin Cities"
    Steve Jaques, P.E., Hayward Baker, Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa

Short Course

"Interpretation of Piezocone (CPTU) Data for Stratigraphy and Geotechnical Design"
Dick Campanella, Ph.D., P.E., Department of Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia

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2006

Presiding Chair: Derrick Dasenbrock
Co-chair: James Rudd

  • (Kersten Lecture) "Deep Foundation Highway Practice—The Last Quarter Century"
    Jerry A. DeMaggio, P.E., Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC

  • "Recent Developments in Over-water Bridge Piers"
    Ben Gerwick, P.E., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, U of CA, Berkeley

  • "Art and Engineering of Blasting Massive Rock Monuments"
    Charles H. Dowding, Ph.D., Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

  • "Modeling Drainage Conditions During MSE Wall Construction"
    Aaron Budge, Ph.D., Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

  • "Triggering Mechanisms for Catastrophic Rock Falls"
    Chester F. Watts, Ph.D., P.G., Professor of Geology, Radford University, Radford, VA

  • "Load Testing of High Capacity Marine Foundations"
    Michael Muchard, P.E., Applied Foundation Testing, Inc., Tampa, FL

Case Histories

  • Concurrent Session 1A
    "Emergency Underpinning of Mandalay Bay Casino"
    Tim Richards, P.E., Chief Engineer, Nicholson Construction, Cuddy, PA

  • Concurrent Session 1B
    "Slope Instability along the Red Lake Riverbanks in Crookston, Minnesota"
    Iván Contreras, Ph.D., P.E., Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, MN

  • Concurrent Session 2A
    "Assessment of Pile Capacity by Static and Dynamic Methods"
    Derrick Dasenbrock, P.E., Minnesota Department of Transportation, Maplewood, MN

  • Concurrent Session 2B
    "Intelligent Compaction"
    Brent Larsen & Felipe Camargo, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Maplewood, MN

  • Concurrent Session 3A
    "Underpinning Historic Museum for U-505 Submarine Relocation"
    Mark R. Goudschaal, P.E., Schnabel Foundation Company, Cary, IL

  • Concurrent Session 3B
    "MSE Walls for TH-52 and Hiawatha Light Rail Design/Build Projects"
    Alexander Abraham, P.E., Regional Manager, The Reinforced Earth Company, Aurora, IL

Short Courses

"Load Testing in Foundation Design"
Austin Gray Mullins, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa
and
Donald T. Robertson, P.E., Applied Foundation Testing, Inc., Green Cove
Springs, FL

"Trends in Vibration Monitoring and Control"
Charles H. Dowding, Ph.D., P.E., Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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2007

Presiding Chair: James Rudd
Co-chair: Neil Schwanz

  • Kersten Lecture
    "Assessment and Mitigation of Geohazards"

    Suzanne Lacasse, Ph.D., Managing Director, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

  • "Spatial Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering"
    Randal Barnes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, U of MN

  • "Lessons Learned from Failed MSE Walls"
    Dov Leshchinsky, Ph.D., Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware

  • "Application of Soil-Structure Interaction"
    Lymon Reese, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, University of Texas, Austin; Consultant, Lymon C. Reese & Associates 

  • "Performance of the New Orleans Levees and Floodwalls: I"
    Reed Mosher, Ph.D., Technical Director, Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center,
    Vicksburg, MS

  • "Performance of the New Orleans Levees and Floodwalls: II"
    Reed Mosher, Ph.D., Technical Director, Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center,
    Vicksburg, MS

  • "Construction of Drilled Shafts & Critical Errors in Design"
    William Isenhower, Ph.D., Project Manager, Ensoft, Inc., Austin, Texas

  • "Limitations in the Back Analysis of Shear Strength from Failures"
    Rick Deschamps, Ph.D., P.E., Head of Engineering, Nicholson Construction Company, Cuddy, Pennsylvania

Case Histories

  • Concurrent Session 1A
    "Time Dependant Behavior and Capacity Assessment of Pipe Piles by Dynamic and Quasi-Static Methods"
    Derrick Dasenbrock, P.E., Minnesota Department of Transportation, Maplewood, MN

  • Concurrent Session 1B
    "Otter Rapids Seepage and Piping Remediation"
    Iván Contreras, Ph.D., P.E., Barr Engineering, Minneapolis, MN

  • Concurrent Session 2A
    "Stabilization of a Failed BNSF Railroad Embankment via Displacement and Surcharging Orono, MN"
    Charles Hubbard, P.E., P.G., Braun Intertec, Minneapolis, MN

  • Concurrent Session 2B
    "State-of-the-Practice Design of Segmented Retaining Walls: NCMA's Third Edition Manual"
    Mark S. Meyers, Ph.D., P.E., University of Wisconsin-Platteville

  • Concurrent Session 3A
    "Sonic Drilling Offers Quality Control and Non-Destructive Advantages to Geoconstruction Drilling on Sensitive Infrastructure Sites"
    George Burnhart, Boart Longyear Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Concurrent Session 3B
    "Large-span Culvert Failures on the North Slope of Alaska"
    Aaron Budge, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University-Mankato

Short Courses

"Design of Geosynthetic Reinforced Earth Walls and Slopes"
Dov Leshchinsky, Ph.D., University of Delaware, Newark, DE

"Analysis and Design of Deep Foundations Related to Highway Bridges"
William Isenhower, Ph.D., Project Manager, Ensoft, Inc., Austin, Texas;
Lymon Reese, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

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2008

Presiding Chair: Neil Schwanz
Co-chair: Ron Schaffer

  • Kersten Lecture
    "Integration of Geotechnical and Structural Design in Tunneling"

    Evert Hoek, Ph.D., Consulting Engineer, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • "Enzyme Products for Subgrade Stabilization"
    Mihai Marasteanu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, U of MN

  • "Soil Strength and Slope Stability"
    Steve Wright, Ph.D., Brunswick-Abernathy Regents Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

  • "Rapidly Deployed, Geo-based Systems for Blast Resistance"
    Richard A. Reid, Ph.D., Professor & Assistant Dean of Engineering, South Dakota State University, Brookings

  • "Practical Aspects of Implementation of AASHTO-LRFD Procedures"
    Naresh C. Samtini, Ph.D., P.E., NCS Consultants, Tucson, AZ

  • "Intelligent Compaction: From Theory to Practice"
    David J. White, Ph.D., Wegner Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Iowa State University

Case Histories

  • Concurrent Session 1A
    "Auger Cast Displacement Piles"
    Steven D. Gerber, P.E., Terracon Consultants, Inc., White Bear Lake, MN

  • Concurrent Session 1B
    "Managing Storm Water with Hot Mix Asphalt Pavements"
    Jill M. Thomas, P.E., Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association,
    New Brighton, MN

  • Concurrent Session 2A
    "Blast Vibration Predictions, Damage Assessment and Vibration Monitoring for a Medical Center Expansion"
    Lee Petersen, Ph.D., P.E., CNA Consulting Engineers, Minneapolis, MN

  • Concurrent Session 2B
    "Consolidation of Peat Deposits at Lake of the Isles"
    Brian Albrecht, Ph.D., P.E., SEH, Inc., St. Paul, MN

  • Concurrent Session 3A
    "Electrical Resistivity Imaging in Minnesota"
    Jason Richter, P.G., Minnesota Department of Transportation,
    Maplewood, MN

  • Concurrent Session 3B
    "Use of Horizontal Drains for Slope Stabilization"
    Jed Greenwood, P.E., Barr Engineering Co., Minneapolis, MN

Short Courses

"Application and Design of Reinforced Soil Structures"
Ryan Berg, P.E., Geotechnical Consultant, Woodbury, MN;
Naresh C. Samtini, Ph.D., P.E., NCS Consultants, Tucson, AZ

"Basic Principles of Limit Equilibrium Slope Stability"
Steve Wright, Ph.D., Brunswick-Abernathy Regents Professor, U of Texas at Austin

"Design of Helical Piles & Steel Piers"
Don Clayton, P.E., Design Engineer, Earth Contact Products

2008 Proceedings & List of Registrants

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2009

Presiding Chair: Ron Shaffer
Co-chair:  Aaron Budge

  • Kersten Lecture
    "Conversion of a Waste Slurry into an Economic Engine"
    Raymond J. Krizek, Ph.D., Stanley F. Pepper Professor, Northwestern University

  • "Safety of Bridges"
    Theodore Galambos, Ph.D., P.E., Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota

  • "Column-Supported Embankments: Mechanics and Design"
    George Filz, Ph.D., Charles E. Via, Jr. Professor, Virginia Tech University

  • "Strength Ratio Approach for Liquefaction Analysis of Tailings Dams"
    Scott Olson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • "Management of Risk in Construction and Design of Deep Foundations with Design-Build"
    Dan Brown, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Auburn University

  • "The Design, Construction and Expansion of the Red River Floodway"
    Ken Skaftfeld, P.E., UMA Engineering, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Case Histories

  • Concurrent Session 1A
    "Analysis and QA/QC Performance Monitoring of a Spread Footing Bridge During Construction Loading"
    Joseph G. Bentler, P.E., American Engineering Testing, Inc., Saint Paul, Minnesota

  • Concurrent Session 1B
    "Evaluation of CPT Behavior under Fast Penetration in Mine Tailings"
    Iván A. Contreras, Ph.D., P.E., Barr Engineering Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Concurrent Session 2A
    "Abingdon Heights: Non-Encroaching Support of Excavation"
    Rick Deschamps, Ph.D., P.E., Vice President of Engineering, Nicholson Construction Company

  • Concurrent Session 2B
    "St. Anthony Falls I-35W Bridge – Drilled Shaft Load Test Program"
    Jeffrey Gebhard, P.E., Geotechnical Engineer, Braun Intertec, Inc.

  • Concurrent Session 3A
    "Building Tomorrow within the Infrastructure of Yesterday: Innovative Geotechnical Solutions in Limited Access Conditions"
    Nathan Iverson, P.E., Veit & Company, Inc.

  • Concurrent Session 3B
    "Stability Analysis of Reinforced Embankments in New Orleans"
    Neil Schwanz, P.E., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Concurrent Session 4A
    "Riverbank Stabilization by Rock Columns in Winnipeg, Manitoba"
    Jeff Tallin, P.E., Geotechnical Engineer, AECOM

  • Concurrent Session 4B
    "Analysis of Live Loads on Culverts"
    Lee Petersen, Ph.D., P.E., Project Manager, CNA Consulting Engineers

Short Courses

"Load and Resistance Factor Design of MSE Walls"
Ryan Berg, P.E., Geotechnical Consultant, Woodbury, Minnesota

"Design of Deep Foundations for Lateral Loading"
Dan Brown, Ph.D., P.E., Consultant, Dan Brown and Associates, LLC  

2009 Proceedings & List of Registrants

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