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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Morning, Short Course 1:
Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System (GRS IBS)

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Objective: The GRS-IBS is a generic, economical geotechnical solution for Accelerated Bridge Construction, saving in project cost, and results in improved performance by alleviating the bump at the end of the bridge. This workshop will provide attendees with a background on GRS IBS technology and discuss how it differs from other solutions. The presentation will include an overview of the Rock County, MN GRS IBS project constructed in the spring/summer of 2013.

Daniel Alzamora, P.E.
Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Federal Highway Administration – Resource Center, Lakewood, CO

Derrick Dasenbrock, P.E.
Geomechanics/LRFD Engineer
Mn/DOT, Maplewood, MN

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Afternoon, Short Course 2:
Tunneling in Soil and Rock
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Objective: This course will cover tunneling methods in soft ground, both the history and current practice. Assessment and control of ground movements in shield tunnels in soil will be discussed in detail. The presentation will conclude by analyzing the process of tunneling in rock in the same way.
Instructor: Dr. Youssef Hashash, Ph.D.
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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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, 2017 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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