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November Geo-Institute Meeting

posted Oct 17, 2017, 5:24 AM by Carrie Nicholson   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 5:50 AM ]
Please join the Maryland Geo-Institute for its November meeting with 
2016-2017 Geo-Institute Cross-USA Lecturer George Filz, Ph.D., P.E., on Deep Mixing

 Date and Schedule
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
5:30 pm Cocktails (open bar sponsored by Hayward Baker) 
6:30 pm Dinner 
7:00 pm Presentation 
The Engineer’s Club 
11 W Mount Vernon Place 
Baltimore, Maryland 
$45 per person / $15 students 
Credit Card Payments Only – details below 

 Presentation Notes

This presentation focuses on deep mixing for support of levees, floodwalls, dams, transportation embankments, retaining walls, tanks, and other structures. Integration of design, construction, and QC/QA is illustrated with case histories.

 Speaker Biography:

Dr. George Filz, the Charles E. Via Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, was selected as the 2016-2017 Cross-USA Lecturer for the Geo-Institute of the ASCE. Selection criteria include prestige in the geoprofessional community, professional achievements, and lecture abilities.

Dr. Filz’s teaching, research, and practice interests include foundation engineering, soil-structure interaction, soil improvement, and seepage barriers. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Strategic Highway Research Program, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and others. Dr. Filz has served as a consultant on a variety of projects in the US and internationally. Notable assignments include:  deep mixing stabilization for support of Buckeye Lake Dam, Chabot Dam, Linville Dam, Perris Dam, several Louisiana levees including LPV-111, Kitmat LNG Facility, Choctawhatchee Causeway, and the Third Runway Reclamation at Hong Kong International Airport; seepage barriers at Bolivar Dam, Herbert Hoover Dike, La Esperanza Dam, Marysville Ring Levee, and a soda ash mine in Wyoming; and numerous pile-supported floodwall projects in Louisiana where battered piles are subject to large bending moments caused by ground settlement and water loading.

Dr. Filz is a Fellow of ASCE and the recipient of several ASCE awards, including the 2003 Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, the 2006 J. James. R. Croes Medal, the 2011 Florida Project-of-the-Year Award, and the 2016 Wallace Hayward Baker Award.

Payment Procedure:

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(Hayward Baker is this month's meeting's open bar sponsor.)

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