When:  Feb 9, 2024 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM (CT)

Associated with  Nebraska Section
The 41st 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 (6.5 hr of Technical PDH and Includes 1 hr of ethics) 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

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.


8:00 – 8:15 Welcome Address

Dr. Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, Ph.D.
 Dept. of Civil and Env. Engr. Chair,  University of Nebraska – Lincoln
8:15 – 9:00 “Soil Corrosivity: What it is and what to do about it”
 Mr. Brien Clark and Ms. Lucy Jaramillo, E.I.T., Corrosion Specialists with HDR
9:00 – 10:00 “Arkabutla Dam Outlet Conduit Internal Erosion – The importance of monitoring instrumentation data”
 Mr. Mark Ahlstrom, P.E. Senior Geotechnical Engineer with USACE Dam Safety Modification Center of Expertise


10:00 – 10:30 Break/Vendor Displays
10:30 – 11:45 “Characterization and Three-Dimensional Modeling of Soil Variability for Evaluating Safety of Dam Infrastructure”
Dr. Tejo Bheemasetti, Ph.D., P.E. Assistant Professor with University of Arizona
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch/Vendor Displays
12:45– 2:00 “Some Lessons Learned through 55 years of Mistakes”
Mr. Chuck Easton, P.E., Senior Geotechnical Engineer with Freese and Nichols
2:00 – 2:45 “Design and Construction of Pile Foundations in Intermediate GeoMaterials”
Dr. Kam Ng, Ph.D., P.E.,  Professor with University of Wyoming
2:45 – 3:15 Break/Vendor Displays
3:15 – 4:00 “Omaha Riverfront Revitalization”
Mr. Bryan Kumm, P.E.,  Senior Geotechnical Engineer with HDR
4:00 – 5:00 “Ethical Challenges for the Modern Geotechnical Professional”
Matthew Manning. P.E. J.D,  Senior Project Engineer with Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
(1 hour of Ethics)


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Bryan Kumm

Registration Dates

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Registration Register Before
Regular Monday, February 5, 2024
Late Friday, February 9, 2024


Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Drive
Omaha, NE 68106