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September Geo-Institute meeting

September 25, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Winking Lizard Tavern
1380 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220
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Registration will begin at 6:00 PM. Dinner program to begin around 6:30 PM. Deadline for registration is September 23rd at 11:30 PM.

The Future of Geotechnical Design

Geotechnical engineering construction, design, and practice has come a long way. Technological advances in construction methods, information technology, and our understanding of soil structure interaction have pushed the boundary of what is possible. The future of geotechnical, structural, and civil engineering promises to be both exciting and revolutionary. In the next ten to thirty years, machine learning will significantly change the construction and design processes, including geotechnical and foundation designs. As engineers we will be virtually immersed in our design, in what the author names as “Immersive geotechnical/structural design, construction, and monitoring”. Foundation engineering will be part of the revolution that will be taking place. Information technology is expected to also change the way geotechnical structures are built. While the role of computers will increase, geotechnical professionals will still be critical to the process and they will have to be very well versed in geotechnical and structural aspects of the design.

The presentation will discuss how geotechnical construction, design, and practice will evolve by the year 2045. A full holographic geotechnical immersion experience will also be presented.


Dimitrios C. Konstantakos, P.E. — Deep Excavation LLC

Mr. Konstantakos is the CEO and founder of Deep Excavation LLC, and is the chair of the Technical Coordination Council of ASCE/G-I, the committee that oversees all technical committees for the Geo-Institute. He was previously the chair of the Earth Retaining Structures Committee of ASCE/G-I. He has a MS degree from MIT and a BS from University of Massachusetts in Lowell. He holds professional licenses in New York and in Europe.

Mr. Konstantakos has a passion for deep excavation design and has been the master developer of the international software program DeepEX dedicated to the subject. The DeepEX software is currently used by more than 1200 engineers and contractors worldwide and embodies a wide range of standards and specifications. Mr. Konstantakos has worked on many important international projects for slope stability, pile foundations, and braced excavations, including the World Trade Center recovery efforts in 2001.


Dinner buffet: BBQ ribs, turkey breast, vegetable rice pilaf, roasted red skin potatoes, macademia nut and chocolate chunk cookies. Includes soft drinks and coffee. Cash bar available.
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CPD Hours

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


$20.00 ASCE member

$15.00 ASCE life member

$10.00 ASCE student

$25.00 Guest (not an ASCE member)