Session 2: Moderated by Jesse Rauser, LA DOTD

James J. Lemmon, AZ DOT

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Lightweight Aggregate MSE Wall Backfill - Interstate 44/235 Interchange

**Central Standard Time

Groundwater Overdrafting in Arizona and Impacts to Highway Infrastructures

Risk in Geo-Engineering Panel Discussion

Ahmed Mufty, Rocscience

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

(Short version of the Koemer Lecture)


1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Interpretation of Pile Skin and Tip Resistance in

O-Cell Test- A Case Study

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Antonio Marinucci, V2C Strategists LLC

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

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

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Session 6: Moderated by Derrick Dasenbrock - FHWA

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

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM

SH161 MSE Wall Remediation and 1-40 Slide Stabilization

Base Stabilization of Roadways Using Geosynthetics

Mike Noguera, Marios Kofteros

Keller - North America

Opening Remarks

12:15 PM to 12:30 PM

US 36 Emergency Rebuild Project – Providing A Lightweight

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

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Jonathan Lehman, NV DOT

Differential Settlement of Box Extensions

Session 1: Moderated by Edward Galbavy, TxDOT

Nils Lindwall, Redi-Rock

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

10:45 AM to 11:15 AM

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

FHWA "A-GaME" Team Member(s)


Scott Anderson, BGC

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Ryan Eaves, TX DOT

11:15 AM to 11:45 AM

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

Bryan Pope, KS DOT

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

Instrumentation and Modeling of Geosynthetic Load Transfer Platform Performance

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Dolan Fire Response, Debris Flows and Rat Creek Repair

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Shon Jesse, OK DOT

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Session 3: Moderated by Tim Pokrywka, CA DOT

History of Conference Agendas

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2019 -  Agenda click here
            Conference Proceedings click here
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2016 - click here
2015 - click here

History of Conference Locations -  click here

10:30 AM to 10:45 AM

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

Thursday - June 24, 2021

SWGEC Agenda 2021

Session 5: Moderated by Patrice Brun, AZ DOT

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

Wednesday - June 23, 2021

2021 SWGEC Program
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Session 4: Moderated by Luke Metheny, KS DOT

Tuesday - June 22, 2021

Jie Han, University of Kansas

Pile Driving Issues & Lessons Learned

Ryan Eaves, TX DOT

Column Supported Embankment Discussion and Q&A

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Moderated Panel

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Murad Abu-Farsakh and Abdallah Ikbarieh, LTRC

Jörg Klompmaker, NAUE America, Inc

Obstructions Behind MSE Walls and Feasible Solutions

David L. Hutchinson,

​The Reinforced Earth Company

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

Jesse Rauser, LA DOT

Nico Sutmoller, Aerix

Ryan Turner, CA DOT

Ben Amdt, RJ Engineering and Consulting, Inc

Steven Bartlett, University of Utah

Richard Izzo, Tx DOT

Jorge Zomberg, University of Texas