Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

NEWS 2006

Posted March 14, 2006

Event May 03, 2006

Call for Presentations & Case Studies for The 9th GSE SYMPOSIUM - 2006

Ground Improvement

The Geotechnical Society of Edmonton will host the 9th Annual One Day Symposium on May 3, 2006, at the Snow Valley Ski complex in southwest Edmonton. The theme for this year's symposium is "Ground Improvement".

One of the main challenges of geotechnical work is to improve ground condition to allow for the construction of new buildings, roadways and improvement of slope stability. Despite being part of the routine work in the geotechnical field, ground improvement technology has advanced and new material, equipment, and techniques were developed to overcome difficult ground conditions. The scope of this symposium is to share local experience in ground improvement in an efficient and innovative way.

This year's keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Kerry Rowe, Vice-Principal (Research) Queen's University, Professor, GeoEngineering Centre at Queen's-RMC Kingston, Ontario, Canada of Queen's University. Dr. Rowe was president of the Canadian Geotechnical Society for the year of 2001-2002. His presentation will be on "Geosynthetic - reinforced embankments over soft foundations".

The Geotechnical Society of Edmonton is seeking speakers to present their case histories or research on some of the current work related to the Symposium theme "Ground Improvement". You are invited to submit an abstract of your presentation limited to a maximum of 250 words. The following information must be supplied:

  • Title of the presentation/paper
  • Name and affiliation of each author/co-author
  • Contact information for each author

Submissions or questions may be e-mailed to, or any other GSE executive member. Submissions may also be mailed to the address below:

The Geotechnical Society of Edmonton
c/o City of Edmonton
11404 - 60 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6H 1J5

The deadline for submissions is April 17, 2006. Prospective speakers will be informed of their abstract acceptance before April 21, 2006. Their final PowerPoint presentation must be received by May 1, 2006.


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