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2019 ASCE Spring Seminar

May 02, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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UPDATED VENUE: The Ohio State University, Dreese Laboratories
2015 Neil Ave, Room 113 Lecture Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
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ASCE Spring Seminar
Geotechnical and Seismic Engineering

Please plan to attend our 2019 annual Spring Seminar. This year the topic will focus on geotechnical and seismic engineering, with expert speakers from across the nation. Earn up to 6 PDH credits. PLEASE NOTE THE UPDATED VENUE!

Speakers

Prof. Youssef Hashash, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Prof. Jonathan P. Stewart, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE – University of California Los Angeles
Prof. Daniel E. Pradel, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE – The Ohio State University

AGENDA

Time Presentation

8:00

8:30

Registration with Coffee and Assorted Breakfast Items

8:30

9:00

Introduction - Prof. Daniel E. Pradel, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE – The Ohio State University
  • Why should we consider seismic demands for sites in OH and neighboring states
  • 1985 Mexico City Case history and its applicability to soft clay sites in, e.g., OH
  • Examples of high vulnerability in OH, e.g., hydraulic fill dams, old unreinforced brick structures, etc. (exemplified by the 2016 Pawnee, OK earthquake)
  • How should we approach geotechnical earthquake engineering designs (road map)

9:00

10:30

Seismic Characterization - Prof. Jonathan P. Stewart, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE – University of California, Los Angeles
  • Seismic hazard
  • Demands for design
  • 2018 seismic maps (to be published around April)

10:30

10:45

Break - Coffee, Water, and Soft Drinks

10:45

12:15

Site Specific Ground Motions - Prof. Youssef Hashash, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Overview – Amplification functions versus ground response analysis
  • Site characterization and subsurface investigation methods
  • 1D ground response analysis (DEEPSOIL primer)

12:15

1:15

Lunch: Buffet – Blackwell Inn

1:15

2:15

Liquefaction - Prof. Jonathan P. Stewart, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
  • Analysis by simple methods (e.g., Idriss)
  • Strength for post-liquefaction analyses

2:15

3:15

Slope Stability - Prof. Daniel E. Pradel, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE
  • Newmark hypothesis
  • Simplified rigid block analyses (e.g., Bray)
  • FEM advantages and advanced analyses, e.g., FLAC

3:15

3:30

Break - Coffee, Water, Soft Drinks, and Assorted Snacks

3:30

4:00

SSI - Prof. Jonathan P. Stewart, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
  • Intro to SSI (including racking concept for walls)
  • MO approach vs SSI for earth pressures

4:00

4:30

Conclusion
  • Professional practice issues
  • Round table / questions

4:30 

Happy Hour – The Blackwell

Who should attend?

Engineers, structural designers, construction managers, city officials, regulatory professionals, and others interested in learning more about current geotechnical and seismic design practices.

Parking

The closest parking garage is the Tuttle Garage. (map) You may prepurchase a parking voucher for $11 that is good for all day parking (normally $13.75). Just add the parking voucher to your cart when you register.

After the seminar

Everyone is invited to a happy hour after the seminar at the OSU Faculty Club. ASCE will be sponsoring your first drink of the afternoon. 

QUESTIONS? 

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Sterenberg at [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE:  We have extended the late registration date.  Register before April 22, 2019 to avoid late registration fees! 

Tickets

$120.00 ASCE Non-Member
$150.00 after 11:55 pm April 22

$100.00 ASCE Member
$130.00 after 11:55 pm April 22

$90.00 Government Employee
$120.00 after 11:55 pm April 22

$45.00 Student Ticket
$75.00 after 11:55 pm April 22

$11.00 Parking Voucher

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