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Purdue Geotechnical Society Workshop Program

Friday, April 8, 2011
Stewart Center, Room 302, State Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Theme: Digging Deep

7:30 a.m. Breakfast - coffee, juice, rolls, fruit, etc.

8:00 a.m. Opening of Workshop - Philippe Bourdeau, Purdue University

Welcome - Melba M. Crawford, Associated Dean of Engineering for Research, Professor of Agronomy, Civil and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Morning Session - Moderator: Liza Dwyre, Parsons-Brinckerhoff | Coordinator: Alain El Howayek, Purdue

8:15 a.m. - The Expansion of the Panama Canal - Luis Alfaro, Panama Canal Authority

9:00 a.m. - Hudson River Tunnels, Mega-Projects, and Risk - A Designer's Perspective - David R. Chapman, Lachel & Associates, Inc.

9:20 a.m. - 50 Years of Excavation Support in Washington, D.C. - Ron Steele, Steele Foundations LLC

9:40 a.m. - Building the Devil's Playground - Chris Woods, Langan Engineering

10:00 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - Diaphragm Wall Construction For New Auxiliary Spillway at Canton Dam - Rick Deschamps, Nicholson Construction Company

10:50 a.m. - Digging Big and Deep: Geotechnical Challenges and Solutions on the Big Dig - James Lambrechts, Wentworth Institute of Technology

11:10 a.m. - Design Considerations For Soft Ground Tunneling in Urban Setting: The Case of Portland CSO - Jean Habinama, Parsons-Brinckerhoff

11:40 a.m. - Group Photo: PMU Steps

11:50 a.m. - Lunch - Room 118, Purdue Memorial Union (Remarks by Professor M. Kathy Banks, Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and Jack and Kay Hockema Professor of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

Afternoon Session - Moderator: Vince Drnevich, Purdue Univ. | Coordinator: Ahmadreza Hedayat, Purdue Univ.

12:50 p.m. - Subsidence Risk and Mitigation - Richard E. Gray, DiGioia Gray and Associates

1:30 p.m. - Hydrogeologic Considerations For Designing Ground Source Heat Pumps in Indiana - Shawn Naylor, Center for Geospatial Data Analysis, IN Geological Survey

1:50 p.m. - Jet Grout Earth Retention in Low Headroom For Subway Station Expansion - Shane Farr, Hayward Baker Inc.

2:10 p.m. - Break

2:30 p.m. - Seismic Design of Underground Structures Using the Free-Field Method and Other Misconceptions - Antonio Bobet, Purdue University

3:00 p.m. - Small Diameter Rock Tunneling and New Technology For Trenchless Installations of Small Diameter Utilities - Dan Liotti, Midwest Mole, Inc.

3:20 p.m. - Panel Discussion - Luis Alfaro, Herbert Einstein, Dick Gray, Ron Steele | Moderator: Joe Sinfield, Purdue Univ.

4:00 p.m. - Workshop Closure