2021 SWGEC Program
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Obstructions Behind MSE Walls and Feasible Solutions

10:30 AM to 10:45 AM

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Interpretation of Pile Skin and Tip Resistance in

O-Cell Test- A Case Study

Risk in Geo-Engineering Panel Discussion

Slopes are on the move: measurement, meaning, communication and risk within a statewide inventory

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Ahmed Mufty, Rocscience

Ryan Eaves, TX DOT

FHWA "A-GaME" Team Member(s)


1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Session 3: Moderated by Tim Pokrywka, CA DOT

The New "Hybrid" Design Model for Geogrid-Stabilized and Reinforced Working Platforms Under Tracked Plant

Steven Bartlett, University of Utah

11:15 AM to 11:45 AM

Evaluation of Secondary Consolidation Associated with Fast Paced Embankment Construction for Transportation Projects

Nils Lindwall, Redi-Rock

US 36 Emergency Rebuild Project – Providing A Lightweight

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Column-Supported Embankments: A Unified Approach

(Short version of the Koemer Lecture)


Session 4: Moderated by Luke Metheny, KS DOT

Tuesday - June 22, 2021

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM

Jie Han, University of Kansas

Differential Settlement of Box Extensions

Session 1: Moderated by Edward Galbavy, TxDOT

**Central Standard Time

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Moderated Panel

Bryan Pope, KS DOT

Lightweight Aggregate MSE Wall Backfill - Interstate 44/235 Interchange

Instrumentation and Modeling of Geosynthetic Load Transfer Platform Performance

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Ryan Turner, CA DOT

Ryan Eaves, TX DOT

Opening Remarks

12:15 PM to 12:30 PM

Cost Savings, Added Value, and Risk Reduction in Geo-Engineering using FHWA "A-GaME" and Other Techniques 

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM

SH161 MSE Wall Remediation and 1-40 Slide Stabilization

Base Stabilization of Roadways Using Geosynthetics

SWGEC Agenda 2021

Jesse Rauser, LA DOT

David L. Hutchinson,

​The Reinforced Earth Company

Groundwater Overdrafting in Arizona and Impacts to Highway Infrastructures

Thursday - June 24, 2021

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

A Story of Pavement Distress: The House May Always Win, but Geology had the Final Say

Settlement Remediation with Permeable Low-Density Cellular Concrete (PLDCC) A Case Study of Lake Eloise Dr

Richard Izzo, Tx DOT

Jorge Zomberg, University of Texas

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Dolan Fire Response, Debris Flows and Rat Creek Repair

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Wednesday - June 23, 2021

Antonio Marinucci, V2C Strategists LLC

Jörg Klompmaker, NAUE America, Inc

Recent Central Texas MSE Wall Failures: Strategies and Solutions for Repair

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Optimizing Design and Performance Reliability of Drilled Shaft Foundations via Tip Post-grouting using a Smart-Cell

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2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Nico Sutmoller, Aerix

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Session 6: Moderated by Derrick Dasenbrock - FHWA

Scott Anderson, BGC

Murad Abu-Farsakh and Abdallah Ikbarieh, LTRC

Mike Noguera, Marios Kofteros

Keller - North America

Shon Jesse, OK DOT

Precast Modular Block Retaining Wall Systems- Overview and Relevance for Transportation Projects

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Jonathan Lehman, NV DOT

Pile Driving Issues & Lessons Learned

Session 5: Moderated by Patrice Brun, AZ DOT

Column Supported Embankment Discussion and Q&A

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

James J. Lemmon, AZ DOT

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Ben Amdt, RJ Engineering and Consulting, Inc

Session 2: Moderated by Jesse Rauser, LA DOTD