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Current Section Conferences:

Geo-Omaha 2024, 41st Geotechnical Conference

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)


Coming Soon!



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
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NE ASCE Ethics Course Feb 2024

When:  Feb 9, 2024 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM (CT)

Associated with  Nebraska Section

Ethics Only registration for the last presentation of the Geo-Omaha Conference. Attendance can be online or in-person. Online weblink will be e-mailed February 5, 2024.

Note: If you register for Geo-Omaha 2024 Full Conference ethics is included.


Bryan Kumm
Registration Dates

Click Here to Register

Registration Register Before
Registration Ends Thursday, February 8, 2024


Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Drive
Omana, NE 68106
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Past Conferences

Notes From Past Conferences

GeoOmaha 2023 Conference Notes Presenter / Download
Geo-Omaha 2023Professional Engineering Ethics BrentMeyer
Lessons Learned from 54 Years of Mistakes Chuck Easton
Design of Shallow Foundations on Loess Chuck Easton
Project Performance Monitoring & Data Driven Decisions Georgette Hlepas
Foundation Performance of Millennium Tower in San Francisco, CA Jonathan P. Stewart
Geo-Innovations, Past, Present, and Future: Where Are We Going? Kord Wissmann
Design of Excavation Support Systems Scott Ludlow

Notes From Past Conferences

GeoOmaha 2021 Conference Notes Presenter / Download
Advances in Geophysical Technologies and Techniques as Applied to Geotechnical Engineering Projects Jacob Spinsby
Gabion Faced Reinforced Embankment Case study and Installation Considerations Stefano Rignanese
Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) Case History Number 108 Guest
Lessons Learned from Litigation Caused by Expansive Clays Steve Wendland
Merchants Bridge West Approach Reconstruction DB HDR
The Application of Cast-in-Place Piles in Intermediate Geomaterials W. Morgan NeSmith

Notes From Past Conferences

GeoOmaha 2019 Conference Notes Presenter / Download
Use and Measurement of Fully Softened Shear  Strength in Engineering Practice Bernardo A. Castellanos
Design and Construction of Drilled Shafts for Council Bluffs Interstate System (CBIS) Project Emad Farouz
Direct CPT Methods for Shallow and Deep Foundations Paul Mayne
Expanding Structural Polymer Tommy Russum & Tom Strauss
Key Lessons Learned – Design & Construction of MSE Wall Structures Ryan Berg
The 2017 Oroville Dam Spillway  Incident –What Happened and  What Should We Learn? John France
2019 GEO Omah Program Schedule Schedule

Recent Conferences

Date Host Group Topic Location
September 15, 2017 NEASCE, University of Nebraska, SEAON 37th Annual Structural Conference Scott Conference Center
February 8-9, 2018 NEASCE Geotechnical Group / G-I Chapter 35th Annual Geotechnical Seminar – Short Course Flyer / Registration
GEO-Omaha 2018 Flyer / Registration
DC Centre (11830 Stonegate Dr., Omaha)
May 4, 2018 NEASCE / LOCATE 14th Annual ASCE/LOCATE Transportation Conference Scott Conference Center
GeoOmaha 2018 Conference Notes Presenter / Download
Long Term Settlement Performance Monitoring of the I-15 Embankment in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah Steve Bartlett
Bearing Resistance of Large Diameter Open-End Piles: Preliminary Analysis Results Kathryn Petek
NCDOT Project B-2500: Bonner Bridge Replacement Mike Batten and Beth Howey
Behavior of Laterally Loaded Piles in Mechanically-Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls Jie Han
Shoring is a Team Effort: Underpinning, Shoring and Limited Access to Support an Aging Structure Phillip Gallet
Design of Energy Piles Considering Soil-Structure Interaction and Unsaturated Soil Effects John McCartney
Column Supported Embankments Applications and Examination of Installation Effects and Soil-Column Interaction on System Efficacy Kyle Shatzer and Aaron Gallant
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