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Friday, April 19, 2013

Special Lecture by Dr. Suzanne Lacasse*
Presented by the UT Geotechnical Group

“Geotechnical Solutions for the Offshore Interweaving of Research and Practice

When: 2:00 - 3:00PM

Where: ECJ 5.410

*Technical Director, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway

PDF: Abstract/Bio


Friday, April 12, 2013

EERI Seminar by Dr. Thomas O'Rourke*
Presented by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute - UT Student Chapter

The New Normal for Natural Disasters”

When: 12:00 - 1:00PM

Where: ECJ 7.208

Follow up Reception in ECJ 4.304 from 1:00 - 2:00pm

*Professor, Cornell University

PDF: Flyer


Saturday, April 6, 2013

5th Annual Lymon C. Reese Memorial Golf Tournament

Where: Falconhead Golf Club

When: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Participate in our annual golf scramble the morning after the Reese lecture and compete in teams of four for bragging rights and your name on the championship trophy.  Open to all attendees of the Reese lecture, this is a great opportunity to network with industry professionals and graduate students in an informal setting.  Companies and individuals willing to take the extra step of financially supporting the tournament will receive complimentary entries into the tournament, complimentary golf balls with our tournament logo, signs announcing their support posted at the golf course, and continued public recognition of their support.

Direct any Golf Tournament questions to Julia Roberts,  jnroberts@utexas.edu

Friday, April 5, 2013

2013 Lymon C. Reese Distinguished Lecture and Industry Expo

Where: Pickle Research Commons

Schedule of Events:

1:00 - 2:00pm: UT Geotechnical Engineering Staff will arrive to meet and register guests in the lobby of the Commons.

2:00 - 4:00pm: Industry Expo located in the lobby for graduate students to meet and mingle with company representatives. Direct any Industry Expo questions to Melinda Jakobovits at (512) 232-3682

4:00 - 4:30pm: Break

4:30 - 4:45pm: The Li'l Tex Auditorium of the The Commons

Welcome - Professor Ellen M. Rathje
Lecture Series Sponsor, Fugro, Inc. - Mr. Joseph M. Cibor
Lymon C. Reese Professorship - Professor Robert B. Gilbert
Speaker Introduction - Professor Jorge G. Zornberg

2013 Reese Distinguished Lecturer, Projessor Fumio Tatsuoka of the Tokyo University of Science
4:45 - 6:00pm: 2013 Lymon C. Reese Distinguished Lecture presented by Dr. Fumio Tatsuoka,
"Collapse of Soil Structures Due to Recent Natural Disasters in Japan, and their Restoration and Design”

6:00 - 7:30pm: Reception & Buffet Dinner, The Commons Atrium

For more details contact Melinda Jakobovits; ECJ 9.227; (512) 232-3682


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Special Lecture by Professor Fumio Tatsuoka*
Presented by the UT Geotechnical Group

Recent Findings from Laboratory Stress-Strain Tests on Geomaterials and Their Impact on Geotechnical Engineering”

When: 3:30PM

Where: ECJ 7.208

*Tokyo University of Science

PPT: Flyer


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Reese Golf Tournament April 28th, 2012


Friday, April 27, 2012

2012 Lymon C. Reese Distinguished Lecture by Dr. John Burland*
Presented by The Geotechnical Engineering Group at the University of Texas and Fugro, Inc.

Lecture: “Interaction Between Geotechnical and Structural Engineers”

Where: Pickle Research Commons Atrium 1.102

When: 4:30PM

Reception & Buffet Dinner: 6:00 - 7:30PM

For more details contact Melinda Jakobovits; ECJ 9.227; (512) 232-3682

*Emeritus Professor & Senior Research Investigator Imperial College of London

PDF: Flyer, Brochure, Schedule


Friday, April 27, 2012

Career Fair in conjunction with 2012 Lymon C. Reese Distinguished Lecture

Where: Pickle Research Commons Atrium

When: 2:00 - 4:00PM

For more details contact Melinda Jakobovits; ECJ 9.227; (512) 232-3682


Friday, April 20, 2011

Special Lecture by Dr. Randall W. Jibson*
Presented by Geo-Institute - UT Student Chapter

A Brief History of Seismic Landslide Hazard Maps”

When: 12:00 - 1:00PM

Where: ECJ 5.410

*U.S. Geological Survey

PDF: Flyer


Friday, April 13, 2011

Special Lecture by Lance Finnefrock*
Presented by Geo-Institute - UT Student Chapter

Landfill CQA - An Introduction to Construction Monitoring”

Abstract: The purpose of this presentation is to discuss lessons learned on-the-job by the author while acting as full-time landfill construction quality assurance (CQA) for the first time, using specific examples from a recent landfill closure project for the City of Austin.   The landfill project involved facility closure and certification of five individual landfill cells, which consisted of over 150 acres of compacted clay cap and 30 acres of geosynthetics.  URS provided construction quality assurance for the City of Austin, including a subsurface investigation to verify thickness and materials of previously-constructed clay cap in old cells, and monitoring the installation of over 100 acres of new clay cap and 30 acres of geocomposite and geomembrane.  This presentation will introduce inexperienced engineers and students to concepts of landfill construction and general construction oversight, with a focus on earthwork and soils.

When: 12:00 - 1:00PM

Where: ECJ 5.410

*EIT, URS Corporation

PDF: Flyer, Overview


Saturday, April 2, 2011

3rd Annual Lymon C. Reese Golf Scramble
Coordinated by Geo-Institute - UT Student Chapter

Where: Forest Creek Golf Club - 99 Twin Ridge Parkway, Round Rock, TX 78664

When: 8:00am - Shotgun Start

How: Send completed Registration Form by March 30th to LCReese.Scramble@gmail.com Registration fee of $85 includes green fee, cart fee, range balls, hamburger lunch, and two drink tickets.

Contact Mustafa Erten for information on Sponsorship Opportunites(hole sponsors, awards, gifts, etc.)

PDF: Flyer


Friday, April 1, 2011

2011 Lymon C. Reese Distinguished Lecture by Kenneth H. Stokoe, II, Ph.D.*
Presented by The Geotechnical Engineering Group at the University of Texas and Fugro, Inc.

Lecture: “Seismic Measurements and Geotechnical Engineering”

Where: Pickle Research Commons

When: 4:00PM

Reception & Dinner: 5:30 - 7:30PM

For more details contact Teresa Tice-Boggs; ECJ 9.227; (512) 232-3686

*P.E., Jennie C.and Milton T. Graves Chair in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

PDF: Flyer, Brochure, Schedule


Friday, April 1, 2011

Career Fair in conjunction with 2011 Lymon C. Reese Distinguished Lecture

Where: Pickle Research Commons Atrium

When: 1:00 - 3:00PM

For more details contact Teresa Tice-Boggs; ECJ 9.227; (512) 232-3686

PDF: Flyer


Saturday, April 10, 2010

2nd Annual Lymon C. Reese Golf Scramble
Coordinated by Geo-Institute - UT Student Chapter

Where: Forest Creek Golf Club - 99 Twin Ridge Parkway, Round Rock, TX 78664

When: 8:00am - Shotgun Start

How: Send completed Registration Form by March 26th to LCReese.Scramble@gmail.com Registration fee of $75 includes green fee, cart fee, range balls, BBQ lunch, and two drink tickets.

Contact Dennis Rugg for information on Sponsorship Opportunites(hole sponsors, awards, gifts, etc.)

PDF Flyer


Friday, April 9, 2010

2010 Lymon C. Reese Distinguished Lecture by Clyde N. Baker Jr.*
Presented by The Geotechnical Engineering Group at the University of Texas and Fugro, Inc.

Uncertain Geotechnical Truth and Cost-Effective High-Rise Foundation Design”

ABSTRACT: Uncertain geotechnical truth affects our ability to produce cost effective high
rise foundation design. Virtually no amount of subsurface exploration and laboratory
testing can ever provide the complete geotechnical truth. However, structural engineers
and geotechnical engineers working as a team balance the available knowledge, including
site geology and performance prediction history using in-situ empirically developed
geotechnical parameters, with the level of acceptable risk and cost. A brief history of the
author's Chicago experience and development with the Menard pressure meter for in-situ
testing is presented. Advice to follow for best results is outlined together with case
histories.

Where: Pickle Research Commons

When: 4:00PM

Reception: 5:30 - 7:30PM

For more details contact Teresa Tice-Boggs; ECJ 9.227; (512) 232-3686

*P.E., S.E., Senior Principal Engineer, AECOM Technology Corporation

PDF: Flyer, Brochure, Schedule


Friday, March 12, 2010

Special Lecture by Marc T. Miller, P.E., Kleinfelder
Presented by Geo-Institute - UT Student Chapter

“An Introduction to MSE Wall Design"

MSE walls have been on the rise, and are becoming more and more popular in Texas. This wall system has many benefits and is typically more economical than a traditional cast-in-place cantilevered wall. Although MSE walls are a reliable system, their use requires a full understanding of the various design aspects, particularly in the challenging soil and geo-materials often found in Texas. This presentation will provide an overview of the design of MSE wall systems, including the components of MSE walls, the various parameters used during design, which parameters are the most critical, and how construction related items can impact design of these systems.

Lecture: Noon - 1:00PM in ECJ 5.410

Pizza Lunch and Drinks provided to all attendees by the Geo Institute.

PDF Flyer


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Special Lecture by Stefano Valgussa*
Presented by The Geotechnical Engineering Group

“Dam and Levee Geotechnical Rehabilitation: a Contractor's Perspective"

Lecture: 5:00 - 6:00PM

Reception: 6:00 - 8:00PM

Where: Legends Room - UT Alumni Center, 2210 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712

Contact Chris Trevino, ECJ 9.227, for more information.

*President, Trevi Icos, Boston, MA

PDF Flyer


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Special Lecture by Michele B. Jamiolkowski*
Presented by The Geotechnical Engineering Group

“Leaning Tower of Pisa: Behaviour During and After Stabilization Works"

Abstract: The presentation summarises the response of the Pisa Tower during the period of implementation of the stabilisation works. Monitoring of the movements of the Tower has been continuing and the observations obtained since 2001 are presented. It is shown that over the seven years between 2003 and 2009 the induced rate of northward rotation of the Tower has been steadily reducing to less than 0.2 arc seconds per year. Similarly the rate of induced settlement of the centre of the foundation has been steadily reducing and is approaching the background rate of settlement of the Piazza.

Lecture: 1:00 - 2:00PM in CPE 2.212 (CE 301 Class)

Contact Dr. Kenneth Stokoe, ECJ 9.227L, for more information.

*Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering - Technical University of Torino

PDF Flyer


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Special Lecture by Michele B. Jamiolkowski*
Presented by Geo-Institute - UT Student Chapter

“Venice Barrier Project - Caissons On Settlement Reducing Piles"

Abstract: The historical city of Venice is threatened by frequent flooding caused by the eustatic rise of the sea level and due to subsidence, so that this city, one of the most visited in the world, is put at risk by the very element that makes it famous: its canals which can no longer contain the rise of the tidal waters. This presentation briefly describes the remedial actions undertaken to safeguard the city and its inhabitants against any damage to their regular activities and detrimental to the tourism and the
geotechnical issues related to the safeguard measures being implemented are discussed.

Lecture: 2:00 - 3:00PM in ECJ 10th Floor Large & Small Conference Rooms

Reception: 3:00 - 4:00PM ECJ 10th Floor Small Conference Room. Cookies/Drinks/Discussion

Contact Dr. Kenneth Stokoe, ECJ 9.227L, for more information.

*Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering - Technical University of Torino

PDF Flyer


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