On May 10, 2019, the ASCE Geo-Institute Chicago Chapter hosted the 2019 Chicago Geotechnical Lecture Series. The series, formerly referred to as the “Soil Mechanics Lecture Series,” was established in 1962 to educate the engineering community and keep them informed of recent developments in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. The 2019 Series was themed “Case Studies and Lessons in Geotechnical Engineering” and included talks from the speakers below:
- Dan Brown, PhD, PE, Dan Brown and Associates
- Allen Cadden, PE, Schnabel Engineering
- Jason DeJong, PhD, University of California-Davis
- Roger Failmezger, PE, In-Situ Soil Testing, L.C.
- Scott Olson, PhD, PE, University of Illinois
- Marika Santagata, PhD, Purdue University
Presentation slides, photos, and other information are provided below. Errors, edits, and potential additions to this content can be made by contacting Jim Hambleton, 2019-2020 Co-Chair of ASCE Geo-Institute Chicago Chapter via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE to download the event flyer for the 2019 Chicago Geotechnical Lecture Series.
Downloadable versions of the speakers’ presentation slides can be found through the links below. Due to distribution restrictions, these may differ from the original presentations.
- Brown – A Foundation Engineering Trip Down the Mississippi River
- Cadden – Building an 85 ft High Wall to Catch Jets for Chuck Yeager
- DeJong – The Behavior and Characterization of Coarse-Grained Gravelly Soils
- Failmezger – Using the Dilatometer Test to Make Accurate Settlement Predictions
- Olson – The Brumadinho Tailings Dam Failure and the Future of Waste Dam Construction
- Santagata – Geologic History, Structure and Geotechnical Properties of a Soft Carbonatic Deposit
Click HERE for the full photo album, shared using Google Photos.
See below for a selection of photos from the event.