American Society of Civil Engineers, Nebraska Section – Geotechnical Group and Geo-Institute Nebraska Chapter

Friday, February 21, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST), Omaha, NE  

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The 37th annual geotechnical seminar provides a forum for the presentation of a wide variety of geotechnical field, design, and construction-related topics. Please join us for what promises to be an interesting and informative program. A certificate verifying 7.5 Professional Development Hours will be provided to registered attendees.


All professionals who are involved in geotechnical exploration, design, construction, or observation.

This would include:

  • Engineers/Geologists
  • University Instructors
  • Technicians/Contractors  


PROCEEDS benefit the ASCE funded Peck/Benak Engineering Achievement Scholarship, Future City Competition, and local ASCE Student Section.

THE REGISTRATION FEE covers coffee breaks, lunch, and handout material.

REFUNDS will be made if the conference is canceled or if the applicant cancels no later than five working days prior to the conference date.   


7:30 – 8:00 am  Registration

8:00 – 8:15 am          Welcome Address, Dr. Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Dept. Chair of the Dept. of Civl & Envir. Engr.

8:15 – 9:20 am         “Lessons Learned About the Design and Construction of Large Diameter Drilled Shafts”   Dr. Dan Brown, Ph.D., P.E., with Dan Brown & Associates.

9:30 – 10:30 am        “Highway Embankment of Soft Clay Case History: Prefabricated Vertical Drains and  Stability Analyses”  Dr. Timothy Stark, Ph.D., University of Illinois

10:30 – 11:00 am       Break/Vendor Displays

11:00 am – 12:00 pm    “Addressing Risk through Improved Site Characterization”
Mr. Silas Nichols, P.E., FHWA – Prinicpal Geotech. Engr.

12:00  – 1:00 pm        Lunch/Vendor Displays

1:00– 1:50 pm          “Almost Fifty Years of Case Histories: What Lessons Have we Learned?”
Mr. Woodward L. Vogt, P.E., D.GE, Paradigm Consultants, Inc. Houston, TX

2:00 – 3:00 pm         “2019 Post Flood Levee Repairs”, Lowell Blankers and Jeff , USACE- Omaha District

3:00 – 3:30 pm         Break/Vendor Displays

3:30 – 4:15 pm         “Use of Wicking Fabric to Dehydrate Road Embankment under Unsaturated Conditions”
Dr. Xiong Zhang, Ph.D., P.E., Missouri University of Science and Technology

4:15 – 5:00 pm        “Applying SHANSEP Approach to In-situ Tests and Driven Pile Capacity Design in Cohesive soils”  Mr. Steve Saye, P.E., Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc.

A display of products, equipment and services associated with the geotechnical, drilling, and construction industries will be provided by vendors and consultants.  A variety of products and information on professional services will be presented.

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*-Special Thanks to our Refreshment Break Sponsors!

Design and Construction of Drilled Shafts for Council Bluffs Interstate System Project

NEASCE Short Course: Quality Assurance in Drilled Shaft Construction 

Thursday, February 20, 2019 from 8:00 am – 5:15 pm at the Scott Conference Center. Recieve 8 PDH (7 PDH technical and 1 PDH  ethics certificate).

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NEASCE Ethics Course

Thursday, February 20, 2020  from 4:15 – 5:15 pm at the Scott Conference Center

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NEASCE Geotechnical Section Meeting

Thursday,February 20, 2020  from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Scott Conference Center

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Book Your Room at the Courtyard by Marriott at Aksarben Village 

Hotel Address: 1625 South 67th Street, Omaha, NE 68106

Special Rate of $120 for February 20, 2020 to February 21, 2020 (must book prior to February 8, 2020 to gurantee reservation at special rate. Following cut-off date, room rate will be subject to availablity.)

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