Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

NEWS 2005

Posted December 08, 2005

Event December 13, 2005

Winter Street Sand Recycling Project

Hugh Donovan, P.Eng. - City of Edmonton, Transportation and Streets Department

One of the main challenges facing Canadian cities is the maintenance of their roadway systems to provide safe winter driving conditions. In Edmonton, more than 165,000 tonnes of sand and salt are applied annually to the city's roads... more>>

Posted November 14, 2005

November 15, 2005

Cross Canada Lecture Tour - Geohazard Management Trends in the Onshore Pipeline Industry

Speaker: K. Wayne Savigny, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geo. Vice President, BGC. Geohazards account for a relatively small number of pipeline incidents but their costs are high. For most of its history, the pipeline industry took a reactive approach to geohazard management. Incidents were viewed as random and unpredictable. Proactive approaches gained a foothold as a collaborative experiment between industry and regulators, fostered by advances in computer modeling... more>>

Posted October 17, 2005

October 18, 2005

Development of a Warning System for the South Peak of Turtle Mountain

Speaker: Corey Froese, M.Sc., P.Eng., P.Geol., Alberta Geological Survey. Since the original catastrophic slide at Turtle Mountain in 1903 that buried the Town of Frank, killing 70 people, government and public attention has shifted to the potential for a second large failure originating from the South Peak...more>>

Posted September 26, 2005

September 29, 2005

2005 GSE Annual Wine and Cheese and University of Alberta Student Presentations

Freeze Separation of Contaminants from Salt Contaminated Water, presented by Nick Beier, M.Sc. Candidate, Geo-environmental Engineering Program. Role of Rheological Properties in Tailings Characterization, presented by Yetim Mihiretu, Ph.D. Candidate, Geotechnical Engineering Program...more>>

Posted Aug 22, 2005

September 17, 2005

The Valley Beneath our Feet
A Guided tour of the Geology of the Edmonton River Valley

With Esteemed Geologist Dr. Dave Cruden
Professor Emeritus University of Alberta. During the walking tour of the river valley you will observe the quaternary geology of the river valley, relic landslides, stone weathering, historic flooding, coal mining, river erosion, tunneling and groundwater discharge features...more>>

Posted May 30, 2005

June 16, 2005


Professor Fred Kulhawy of Cornell University will be giving his short course on Estimation of Soil Properties for Foundation Design... more>>

Posted April 12, 2005

May 14, 2005

Gerald (Gerry) W. Bernard, P.Eng.

The GSE & APEGGA is saddened to report the passing of Life Member Gerald Bernard, P. Eng., of Edmonton, on February 4, 2005, at age 86... more>>

Posted May 9, 2005

May 10 2005

Cross Canada Lecture / Annual General Meeting 2005 - The Construction of the Metro of Athens, Greece, in difficult ground. Challenges and solutions.

Dr. Paul G. Marinos, National Technical.
University of AthensThe Metropolitan Railway of Athens presents an excellent case study in indicating how the geological model can contribute to the choice of method of construction, efficient design, and the solutions of specific problems; many of them being related to archaeological sites... more>>

Posted April 20, 2005

May 04 2005

Geoconference FG2005: Environmental works and roadways design with geosynthetics

The 2005 forum will gather various experts in the geosynthetics fields so that the participants can learn more about geosynthetics used in cold climate roadways construction and in environmental works... more>>


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