Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

NEWS 2007

Posted November 27, 2007

Event December 06, 2007

CGS Cross Canada Lecture Tour:
Critical State Soil Mechanics for Dummies, and Integrated Ground Behavior: In-Situ and Laboratory Testing

Paul Mayne, PhD, P.E. Georgia Institute of Technology

As part of the Cross-Canada Lecture Tour series, the U of A and the GSE will be hosting two presentations by Dr. Paul Mayne...more>>

Posted November 12, 2007

Event November 14, 2007

Kicking Horse Canyon Project: The Trans Canada Highway's Great Challenge

Terry Coulter, M.Sc, P.Eng.

The presentation will focus on geotechnical issues encountered on this project and on previous completed works... more>>

Posted September 17, 2007

Event September 27, 2007

2007 GSE Annual Wine and Cheese and University of Alberta Student Presentations

The first event in the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton's 2007-2008 calendar is the annual U of A Wine and Cheese... more>>

Posted June 06, 2007

Event June 14 , 2007

2007 Annual General Meeting - Karl Terzaghi: Path of Discovery to Filter Design

Jonathan Fannin, University of British Columbia

Jonathan Fannin has longstanding research interests on ground improvement with geosynthetics (in collaboration with industry), landslide risk assessment (in collaboration with government and industry), and internal stability analysis of granular filters (in collaboration with BC Hydro)... more>>

Posted June 06, 2007

Event June 21-22 , 2007

Short course in geotechnical numerical modeling

This short course in geotechnical numerical modeling to be held at the Queen's University main campus on June 21-22. A 10% discount is offered to participants who register before May 30. The course will provide you with the necessary theory and practical background needed to confidently utilize modern analysis software to achieve practical solutions to geotechnical problems... more>>

Posted April 21, 2007

Event April 30, 2007

Cross Canada Lecture Tour - Role of Soil Modeling in Geotechnical Predictions

Andrew Whittle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

As part of the 2007 Cross-Canada Lecture Tour, the GSE will be hosting a dinner presentation by Dr Andrew Whittle on April 30, 2007. Dr Whittle will be delivering a presentation on the "Role of Soil Modeling in Geotechnical Predictions." The dinner and presentation will be held at the Royal Glenora Club, Braemar Room, starting at 6:00 pm... more>>

Posted April 16, 2007

Event May 16 - 17, 2007

Course on Basics of Design of Pile Foundations

This two-day course will be presented on May 16-17, 2007, by Dr Bengt Fellenius and others at the University of Calgary. The course is an expanded version of a one-day course presented by Dr Fellenius in 2004... more>>

Posted April 04, 2007

Event May 10 - 15, 2007

(Reminder) International Short Course on Permafrost Engineering - Effective Design and Construction in Permafrost Regions

The GSE invites its members to the short course on Permafrost Engineering to be held at the University of Alberta from May 10 to May 15... more>>

Posted April 02, 2007

Event April 30 to May 04, 2007

(Reminder) Introduction to Applied Environmental Geochemistry and Geochemical Modeling Course

Dr. Robert Donahue, P.Eng.,Dr. John Mahoney, Dr. Terry Fonstad, P.Eng.
An understanding of geochemical principles is essential to the cost effective management of groundwater and waste management problems. The course will provide the geo-science practitioner with the tools to characterize groundwater systems and predict their response to contaminants loading or remediation efforts... more>>

Posted April 02, 2007

Event April 12, 2007

5th Annual Applied Geotechnical Engineering Design Contest Reinforced Soil Wall

Dear GSE member, The University of Alberta's annual Reinforced Soil Wall Contest will be held on Thursday April 12 at the Natural Resources Engineering Facility. In this event, student teams are given 1 hour to build a reinforced wall from the materials provided, and prizes are awarded for the Strongest Wall, Best Prediction of Wall Strength, and Most Creative Design. Wall building will start at 4:30pm, testing at 6:00pm. Come and support the next crop of geotechnical engineers. Admission is free (thanks to our sponsor Jacques Whitford), but please confirm your attendance if you will be coming... more>>

Posted March 13, 2007

Event March 13, 2007

Route Selection for the Alaska-Canada Rail Link

Dear GSE member, On Thursday March 15 the GSE and CSCE will be hosting a presentation by Rudy Schmidtke of UMA Engineering. Mr Schmidtke will be speaking about the route selection for the Alaska-Canada Rail Link... more>>

Posted February 26, 2007

Event February 26, 2007

Shotrods Hy-Speed Soil Nailing - Wayne Morsky, Morsky Industrial Services

Posted February 25, 2007

Event May 10 - 15, 2007

International Short Course on Permafrost Engineering - Effective Design and Construction in Permafrost Regions

The GSE invites its members to the short course on Permafrost Engineering to be held at the University of Alberta from May 10 to May 15... more>>

Posted February 05, 2007

Event March 27, 2007

DFI-GSE/CGS Joint Deep Foundation Seminar

The Deep Foundations Institute and the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton, in cooperation with the Soil Mechanics and Foundation Division of the Canadian Geotechnical Society are jointly hosting a one day Deep Foundation Seminar... more>>

Posted January 30, 2007

Event April 30 to May 04, 2007

Introduction to Applied Environmental Geochemistry and Geochemical Modeling Course

Dr. Robert Donahue, P.Eng.,Dr. John Mahoney, Dr. Terry Fonstad, P.Eng.
An understanding of geochemical principles is essential to the cost effective management of groundwater and waste management problems. The course will provide the geo-science practitioner with the tools to characterize groundwater systems and predict their response to contaminants loading or remediation efforts... more>>

Posted January 29, 2007

Event April 28-30, 2007

Geotechnical Risk - Assessment and Management

Presented by Dr. Norbert Morgenstern, P.Eng., Brian Griffin, B.Sc., P.Eng., and Dr. James Blatz, P.Eng... more>>

Posted January 28, 2007

Event January 31, 2007

Large Capacity Screw Piles- True Helix vs. Non True Helix Pile Behavior

Mamdouh Nasr, ALMITA Manufacturing Ltd.
This presentation will introduce the different design methods for screw piles (separate plates vs cylindrical shear method)... more>>

Posted January 27, 2007

Event January 31, 2007

Seminar on Geosynthetics and Erosion Control Products

Orginized by Brock White and AGES... more>>

Posted January 04, 2007

Announcement from Roger Skirrow, GSE President

Dear GSE member, On behalf of the GSE Executive Board I would like to extend a Happy New Year and Best Wishes for the upcoming year. We would also like to commend all those who have attended a GSE luncheon or dinner presentation during the 2006/2007 season... more>>

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