ASCE GPP 7
GEOCHALLENGES RISING TO THE GEOTECHNICAL CHALLENGES OF COLORADO
|Publication Date:||1 January 2013|
As geo-professionals, we are called to provide solutions for the many challenges that our earth presents in the areas we choose to work, play and live. From nature's geological features to our world's aging infrastructure, we are presented with the challenge of developing in areas and in ways that many thought were unbuildable or un-attainable. Yet, through the use of new technologies, modeling methods and visual mapping, geo-professionals have answered these many challenges by providing viable solutions. This book provides examples of how some in our profession have overcome these types of challenges in mining applications, tunneling, geological anomalies, alternative energy resources and infrastructure. This will highlight, again, how the geo-professional community provides solutions to the most challenging applications.
Since 1984, the Geotechnical Institute Chapter of Colorado (formally known as the ASCE Colorado Section's Geotechnical Group) in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Section of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists and the Colorado Association of Geotechnical Engineers, has organized a biennial series of geotechnical seminars on a wide variety of themes that have been attended by as many as 270 civil/geotechnical engineers, geologists, and other geoprofessionals. The geotechnical seminars have been held at area universities or hotels and have offered the opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences among Colorado's diverse geo-disciplines. Since 2004, ASCE's Geo-Institute has published the papers of these seminars in Geotechnical Practice Publications, allowing the experiences to be shared with a worldwide audience.
The GeoChallenges Steering Committee convened in August 2011 and held monthly meetings to plan for the 2012 Biennial Geotechnical Seminar. The Steering Committee members included Joseph Kerrigan (Conference Chair), Dustin Bennetts, Mark Brooks, Robin Dornfest, Darin Duran, Dr. Christoph Goss, Joels Malama, Dr. Bill McCarron, Minal Parekh, Becky Roland, Keith Seaton, Jere Strickland, David Thomas, Mark Vessely Chris Wienecke, and Richard Wiltshire.