March 22, 2015

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Event Roundup: March 2015

See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us.

International Foundations Congress & Equipment Expo 2015

IFCEE 2015
March 17-21, 2015
San Antonio, Texas

The International Foundations Congress & Equipment Expo 2015 is a joint congress of The International Association of Foundation Drilling, Deep Foundations Institute, Geo-Institute of ASCE, and Pile Driving Contractors Association. At this event project owners, contractors, consulting engineers, academicians, researchers, and students will gather together with the common goal of addressing the most challenging issues in underground construction.

The following papers were authored or coauthored by Geosyntec professionals and will be presented during the Technical Sessions:

“Monitoring a Drilled Shaft Retaining Wall in Expansive Clay: Long-Term Performance in Response to Moisture Fluctuations”

Senior Staff Engineer Andrew Brown (Austin)
Gregory Dellinger, M.S., E.I.T., The University of Texas at Austin
Ali Helwa, The University of Texas at Austin
Chadi El Mohtar, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Jorge Zornberg, Ph.D., P.E., The University of Texas at Austin
Robert Gilbert, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, The University of Texas at Austin

“Contact Fatigue: A Key Mechanism in Time-Dependent Behavior of Sand after Dynamic Compaction”

Radoslaw Michalowski, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Senior Staff Engineer Srinivasa Nadukuru (Kennesaw)

“Design and Monitoring of a Sheet Pile Wall Installed in Soft Industrial Waste”

Senior Engineer Ming Zhu (Kennesaw)
Project Engineer Ali Ebrahimi (Houston)
Senior Staff Engineer Meena Viswanath (Kennesaw)
Laura Brussel, Parsons
Senior Consultant Jay Beech (Kennesaw)

“Field Calibration and Data Interpretation of a Settlement Cell System”

Project Engineer Ali Ebrahimi (Houston)
Senior Staff Engineer Meena Viswanath (Kennesaw)
Senior Engineer Ming Zhu (Kennesaw)
Senior Consultant Jay Beech (Kennesaw)
Principal Robert Bachus (Kennesaw)

For More Information:

Beth Gross, Ph.D., P.E.
1-512-354-3274
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International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air

25th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air
March 23-26, 2015
San Diego, California

The conference is intended to provide a common ground for the presentation and debate of important information related to soil, water, and air contamination. As such, the success of the conference relies in part on bringing together a diverse group of environmental professionals representing the broad spectrum of involved professions, including academia, industry, consulting, engineering and regulatory agencies. 

Geosyntec Presenters:

    Principal Sam Williams (San Diego) and Senior Engineer Ryan Wymore (Northern Colorado) are members of the conference's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

    Principal Ravi Arulanantham (Oakland) will moderate a workshop on the "California Water Summit."

    Principal Sam Williams (San Diego) will chair a session titled "Hydraulic Fracturing – Regulatory and Technical Update."

    Senior Engineer Ryan Wymore (Northern Colorado)will chair a session titled "Innovative Remedial Technologies."

    Principal Paul MacGregor (Kennesaw/Green Harbor Energy) will present a platform session on "Renewable Energy Portfolios - What are They?"

    Senior Engineer Ryan Wymore (Northern Colorado), Project Engineer Theodore Kuehster (Denver), Project Geologist Garry Stanley (Oak Brook), Senior Geologist Jeff Kurtz (Northern Colorado), and Principal David Folkes (Denver) will present a platform session on " Multi-component Remedy for a Co-mingled Chlorinated Solvent and 1,4-Dioxane Source Area and Plume."

    Senior Geologist Christopher Gale (San Diego) and Associate Brian Hitchens (San Diego) will present a platform session on "Combined Technologies to Capitalize on Synergies, Reduce Overall Costs, and Expedite Remediation."

    Senior Consultant Helen Dawson (Falls Church) and Senior Geologist Jeff Kurtz (Northern Colorado) will present a platform on "Site-Specific Groundwater Standards for the Vapor Intrusion Pathway."

 

TRIECA 2015

4th Annual TRIECA Conference
March 25-26, 2015
Brampton, ON

TRIECA is Ontario's premier stormwater and erosion and sediment control conference bringing together some of North America's leading experts, influential leaders and distinguished research partners in one event. Together these organizations have a defining role in shaping the future direction of the stormwater and erosion and sediment control industries.

Geosyntec Presenters:

For More Information:

Robert Roseen, Ph.D., P.E.
1-603-205-8056
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ABA Super Conference on Environmental Law

44th ABA Spring Conference
March 26-28, 2015
San Francisco, CA

For four decades, in the spring of each year, the leading environmental, energy, and resource lawyers, government officials, and academics gather to address the key topics of the day for practicing lawyers. Environmental committees from across the ABA have joined to plan the 44th Spring Conference, where the most recent developments in air, water, waste, and enforcement issues a will be discussed and specialists, including officials from EPA Region 9, will speak about such topics as risk allocation and presenting complex environmental evidence at trial.

Geosyntec Presenters:

    Principal Rula Deeb (Oakland) will host a roundtable discussion on the "Unregulated and Emerging Chemical Contaminants: Technical, Legal and Policy Challenges."

For More Information:

Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM
1-510-285-2676
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LACBA Environmental Law Super Symposium

29th Annual Environmental Law Super Symposium
March 27, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

Speakers will participate in five topical panel discussions on a wide range of critical environmental issues. The panels will feature attorneys and experts from government offices, private practice, and other environmental organizations.

Geosyntec Presenters:

Principal Rich Kraft (Huntington Beach), along with Jason Condor (Huntington Beach), will moderate a panel on the "Priorities in Environmental Compliance and Enforcement: What Your Clients Need to Know Now."

Panelists:
Cris Carrigan, Director of Enforcement for the State Water Resources Control Board
Ramya Sivasubramanian, Natural Resources Defense Council
Michael Zarro, Deputy Attorney General, Natural Resources Section

For More Information:

Rich Kraft, P.G., CEG, CHG
1-714-465-1254
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