Mar 03
8:00am - 10:00am Registration

Morning General Session
Presiding: Zach Thomas, PE, Chairman

8:25am - 8:30am Welcome and Introductory Remarks – Chairman Zach Thomas, PE

8:30am - 9:15am Stabilization of a Failing Retaining Wall Using Jet Grouting

John Puls, PE, Senior Engineer, GeoStabilization International, Adel, IA

9:15am - 10:30am Emerging Issues and Trends in Geotechnical Engineering - How Big Data, Machine Learning and A.I. are Disrupting our Industry

Jeff  Gebhard, Chair of the Emerging Issues and Trends Committee of GBA and the Geoprofessional Coalition of ACEC

10:30am - 11:00am Break and Exhibits

11:00am - 12:00pm Ground Improvement for The Council Bluffs Interchange System Project-Planning, Design, Construction, and Lessons Learned

Emad Farouz, PE, D.GE, Fellow Geotechnical Engineer, Jacobs Engineering, Herndon, VA

12:00pm - 1:00pm Luncheon

Afternoon General Session
Presiding: John Puls, PE

1:00pm - 2:00pm Collaboration During Geotechnical Explorations – Panel Discussion

Steve Moyna, VP of Business Development, Elder Corporation, Des Moines, IA
Erik Raker, PE, President, Raker Rhodes Engineering, Des Moines, IA
Miriam Smith, Ph.D., P.E. Peterson Contractors, Inc., Reinbeck, IA
Zachary Thomas, PE, VP, Longfellow Drilling, Kansas City, MO
Joseph A. Waxse, Senior Consultant, Terracon, Olathe, KS

2:00pm - 2:45pm Advances in Geophysical Technologies and Techniques as Applied to Geotechnical Engineering Projects

Ryan Korth, PG,  Geophysicist, Terracon, Omaha, NE

2:45pm - 3:00pm Break

3:00pm - 3:45pm Deterministic Pavement Foundation Inspection

David White, Ph. D., PE, President, Ingios Geotechnics, Inc., Lakeville, MN

3:45pm - 4:45pm Is "Ethical Engineer" an Oxymoron?

Robert Stumbo, PLS; Owner (retired), Stumbo and Associates Land Surveying, Inc., Ames, IA