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SHORT COURSES

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Morning, Short Course 1:
Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring of Dams

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Objective: The short course will cover common instrumentation used to monitor dam performance. Parameters monitored include piezometric pressures, deformation, water quality and quantity. In addition, methods of evaluating the data obtained from the instrumentation will be introduced with practical examples.
 
Instructor:

Georgette Hlepas, P.E., Ph.D..
Geotechnical Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, West Virginia

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Afternoon, Short Course 2:
Design of Columns to Improve Soft Soils
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
Objective: The short course will discuss the design of columns for the purpose of improving soft soils. The discussion will include the type and installation of columns, their properties, the mechanisms of the column foundations, the bearing capacity of the column foundations, the settlement and consolidation of these foundations and finally the column foundation stability.
 
Instructor: Jie Han, P.E., Ph.D.
Professor, Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
 
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Registration: With conference registration, the fee for one short course is $135, or $250 for both. Without conference registration, the fee for one short course is $175, or $325 for both. The fee includes parking, tuition, handouts, and refreshments; lunch is included with registration for both.

Participants earn 4.0 professional development hours (PDH) for the morning course, and 4.0 PDH for the afternoon course. Registration must be received by January 30, 2018 and each course is limited to 48 people. The University reserves the right to cancel either or both of the short courses, in which case a full refund would be made.

Indicate your selection of the short courses on the Conference Registration form.
 

Location: The short courses will be held at the Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, in Room 166.
 

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