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Geo-Institute Theatre

Returning for 2024 - it's the Geo-Institute Theatre! Stop by the ASCE/G-I booth 600 during the week to hear from our sponsors and get the latest on ASCE/G-I products and services!

Monday, February 26 | 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

ASCE Foundation

"Building Together: Empowering the Geo Institute through Fundraising with the ASCE Foundation" 

ASCE FoundationDiscover the ASCE Foundation's recent achievements and initiatives in supporting civil engineers. Learn how your support can help create lasting impact and join us in building a stronger tomorrow for the geo-industry through innovation, collaboration, and investment.


Monday, February 26 | 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm


“Advancing Your Practice, Education, and Profession with Open and Shared Geotechnical Data” presented by Ross Cutts, P.E., M.ASCE, of Geosetta, and Allen Cadden, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE of Schnabel Engineering


Discover Geosetta, a groundbreaking platform that utilizes over 200,000 historic data points from more than 22 DOTs, revolutionizing the use of public geotechnical data in geotechnical projects. Geosetta leverages the DIGGS standard, an open and interchangeable format for geotechnical data transfer, ensuring seamless integration and broad accessibility.

In this demo, we'll showcase how easy access to this comprehensive data, enriched with advanced machine learning models, significantly enhances project planning and accurately predicts subsurface conditions. Join us to see how Geosetta's open APIs and commitment to the DIGGS standard are driving a new era of efficiency and reliability in geotechnical investigations, enabling more informed and data-driven decision-making in the industry.


Tuesday, February 27 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am


"Geo-Institute Web Tools for Earth Retention and Ground Improvement: IDEA and GeoTechTools" presented by Krystina Scott, Geo-Institute; Michael McGuire, PhD., P.E., Lafayette College; and Jeffrey Greenwald, P.E., Geo-Institute Project Manager

geotechtoolsGeoTechTools is a web-based, interactive selection system that focuses on ground improvement technologies. The G-I technical committees have collaborated over the years to provide new technologies to the website. Dr. McGuire will discuss the new addition of geosynthetics to GTT, which is column-supported for embankments. At the same time, Jeffrey Greenwald will discuss how you can participate in the IDEA Program. IDEA (Innovations, Developments, Enhancements, and Advancements) is a protocol for Earth Retention Systems (ERS) evaluations by professional geotechnical engineers. The emphasis of the IDEA program is on innovation and is designed to check ERS compliance with the standard of practice and evaluate aspects of the system that advance the state of the practice.


Tuesday, February 27 | 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Campbell Scientific

“Campbell Scientific: Static and Dynamic Vibrating Wire Measurements” presented by Kevin Randall, a Technical Sales Manager at Campbell Scientific.

Campbell Scientific Kevin Randall has a bachelor's degree in Geological Engineering and a Master's degree in Hydrogeology, both from Utah State University.

Campbell Scientific, a leading innovator in measurement and control solutions, will begin their presentation with a concise 5-minute introduction, providing attendees with an overview of the company's expertise and commitment to cutting-edge technology. They will provide a 15-minute hands-on demonstration with instrumentation, offering a comprehensive exploration of field zero procedures for vibrating wire piezometers and an interactive demonstration showcasing static and dynamic vibrating wire measurements of strain gages embedded in concrete.

This segment concludes with insights into best practices in automated instrumentation design. They will then provide a real-world application with a 10-minute case study on the Rend Lake Dam. This case study details troubleshooting experiences related to noisy vibrating wire piezometers and introduces the audience to the innovative VSPECT solution. This presentation promises a valuable blend of theoretical knowledge and practical applications, making it a must-attend event for industry professionals seeking insights into advanced instrumentation technologies and its real-world implementation.


Tuesday, February 27 | 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm


“Modern Borehole Logging and Geotechnical Data Management” presented by Declan Vanderhor, B.E Geotechnical and Mining Engineering, Director/Founder of TabLogs

TabLogsJoin Declan Vanderhor, Director of TabLogs, at Geo-Congress 2024 for an enlightening presentation on their groundbreaking SaaS product designed for geotechnical and environmental engineers. In this presentation we’ll explore how TabLogs tackles the pervasive issue of inconsistent data logging practices within the industry. We'll also showcase TabLogs' seamless integration into both field and office workflows, breaking down silos and empowering geotechnical professionals to harness the full potential of their data.

For those eager to revolutionize their approach to geotechnical data management, we'll reveal how TabLogs not only streamlines operations but also transforms data into a powerful asset, opening up new avenues for analysis, reporting, and decision-making. Join us at this must-attend event and position yourself at the forefront of the next era in geotechnical engineering.


Tuesday, February 27 | 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

BGC Engineering /Cambio Earth

“Leveraging Cambio to Transform Geotechnical Asset Management” presented by Katie Burkell, Civil Engineer, Senior Product Manager

BGC Engineering /Cambio EarthThis presentation will discuss the growing challenges faced by the Pipeline, Transportation and Mining sectors in geotechnical asset management. These challenges include managing the exponential increase in data from various sources, adapting to changing climate conditions, engaging stakeholders more effectively, and conforming to heightened regulatory oversight and industry standards. Cambio is an Earth Science platform offering tools to address these challenges and enhance safety and productivity.

Key benefits of deploying Cambio include the establishment of a digital knowledge base accessible to all stakeholders, facilitating collaborative decision-making. Additionally, Cambio provides advanced capabilities such as remote sensing analytics, instrumentation monitoring, a centralized report repository, real-time weather monitoring, and visualization tools for improved communication and understanding. This presentation will showcase the benefits derived from the deployment of Cambio in addressing these challenges.


Wednesday, February 28 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Geo-Institute Technical Committees

"Get Involved with Geo-Institute Technical Committees!" presented by Matt Evans and Brina Montoya

G-I-LogoThe Geo-Institute has 20 technical committees in areas from Computational Geotechnics to Soil Properties and everything in between. Find out how you can get involved, contribute to your professional society, and make your career more complete!

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