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December Geo-Institute Meeting

December 06, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Mozart's Cafe
4784 N High St
Columbus, OH 43214
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Registration will begin at 6:00 PM. Dinner to begin at 6:30 PM. Deadline for registration is November 30 at 11:30 PM.

Seismic PiezoCoNE TESTING - CROSS USA Lecture Tour

Seismic piezocone testing – the versatile and complete means for geotechnical site exploration in 2019

For geotechnical site characterization, seismic piezocone penetration testing (SCPTu) offers up to five separate measurements with depths from a single sounding:  cone tip resistance (qt), sleeve friction (fs), porewater pressure (u2), time rate dissipation (t50), and shear wave velocity (Vs).  Thus it is an expedient and economical means for obtaining stratification of the ground and the determination of a variety of soil engineering parameters for analysis and design, including nonlinear stress-strain-strength curves for clays and sands.  Calibration and documentation of selected geoparameters are presented with statistical datasets.   Moreover, direct CPT methodologies have been developed for application to shallow footings, piling foundations, and seismic liquefaction evaluation.  Case studies are presented to show the utilization of SCPTu in geotechnics. 


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

Paul W. Mayne. P.E., PhD, a professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  With 42 years in geotechnical engineering, Paul is an expert in geotechnical site characterization, particularly the cone penetrometer, piezocone, dilatometer, and seismic tests with applications to foundation systems and ground modification. He has published 320 technical papers and participated in 120 short courses.

Of recent, Paul authored the Synthesis 368 on Cone Penetration Testing (, co?authored the SOA?1: Geomaterial Behavior & Testing at the 17th ICSMGE in Egypt in 2009, gave the ASCE SOA lecture on In?Situ Testing (GeoOakland 2012), 16th Sowers Lecture (2013), 12th Jennings Lecture in South Africa (2014), James Hoover Distinguished Lecture at Iowa State Univ. (2014), invited keynote KN2 at CPT’14, 2014 Hal Hunt Lecture at the 39th Annual DFI Conference, invited keynote at ISC?5 Brisbane (2016), Nonveiller Lecture in Zagreb (2016), 34th Manuel Rocha Lecture in Lisbon (2017), and was selected as a GeoLegend by GeoStrata (2016).


Buffet with garden salad, beef stroganoff and chicken paprikash, redskin mashed potatoes, fresh market vegetables, dessert and beverages.

CPD Hours

A certificate for one (1) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour will be issued at the conclusion of the program.

Thank YOU

The Cross-USA Lecture Tour 2018-2019 is presented by ConeTec.


$25.00 ASCE member

$20.00 ASCE life member

$15.00 ASCE student

$30.00 Guest (not an ASCE member)