Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

NEWS 2008

Posted October 14, 2008

Event January 26 - 28, 2009

U of A Faculty of Extension Course: Applied Multidisciplinary Remote Sensing For Engineers, Geoscientists, Environmentalists and Others

A hands on, interactive, how to 3-day applied remote sensing course where participants will identify, describe and evaluate Canada's landforms, landscapes and Earth materials, conditions, environments, hazards, natural resources and infrastructures from interpreted 3-D airphotos, 2-D satellite images and multidiscipline maps. And with the interpreted data integrated in geographic information systems (GIS)... more>>

Posted May 20, 2008

Event June 04, 2008

2008 Annual General Meeting - Earthquake Hazards in Alberta

Scott Martens, Klohn Crippen Berger

Scott Martens of Klohn Crippen Berger will be speaking at our final dinner meeting of the 2007-2008 season about Earthquake Hazards in Alberta, which will be followed by a short Annual General Meeting...more>>

Posted April 21, 2008

Event April 30, 2008

Cross Canada Lecture Tour - Alternative Disposal Techniques for Reactive Mine Wastes to Better Control Environmental Impacts

Dr. Michel Aubertin, École Polytechnique de Montréal

Many closure plans for waste disposal sites now involve the construction of a layered cover system. Among the available systems, a cover with capillary barrier effects (CCBE) is often selected as this technique can provide an advantageous alternative to other types of covers that mainly rely on materials having a low ksat value (which is sometimes difficult to attain in situ)...more>>

Posted April 15, 2008

Event December 07-10, 2008

(Update) OSTRF/CONRAD Oil Sands Tailings Conference

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to April 15, 2008...more>>

Posted April 15, 2008

Event April 24 - 29, 2008

International Short Course on Permafrost Engineering - Effective Design and Construction in Permafrost Regions

The GSE invites its members to the short course on Permafrost Engineering to be held at the University of Alberta...more>>

Posted April 14, 2008

Event April 17, 2008

Oil Sands - Innovative Environmental Solutions

The CSCE and GSE will be jointly hosting a dinner meeting at the U of A Faculty Club. Presentation by Jay Nagendran of Alberta Environment...more>>

Posted April 13, 2008

Event April 25, 2008

Calgary Geotechnical Society Instrumentation Workshop

The program includes keynote address by Erik Mikkelsen, technical talks and vendor demonstrations, continental breakfast, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunch and workshop reception...more>>

Posted April 09, 2008

Event April 09, 2008

6th Annual Applied Geotechnical Engineering Design Contest Reinforced Soil Wall

The University of Alberta's annual Reinforced Soil Wall Contest challenges student teams to build a wall within 1 hour, using only 5 sheets of newsprint (from the Gateway), 2 sheets of 15 X 30 cm geotextile, a box of 100 paper clips and 20 popsicle sticks. Come and support the next crop of geotechnical engineers... more>>

Posted March 20, 2008

Event March 20, 2008

University of Alberta Student Seminar - Development of EDZ around a niche in the Opalinus Clay

Dr. Salina Yong

In Switzerland, the Opalinus Clay is under consideration as a potential host rock for deep geological disposal of nuclear waste. The construction of an underground opening perturbs the surrounding rock mass and leads to the creation of an Excavation Damaged/Disturbed Zone (EDZ/EdZ.

Posted February 21, 2008

Event February 21, 2008

CSCE dinner presentation on the Seymour-Capilano Twin Tunnels project

Please contact the CSCE directly to register ( or 405-4757)...more>>

Posted February 19, 2008

Event February 27, 2008

Limit States Design in the Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual

Dennis Becker, Ph.D.

Our next lunchtime presentation, "Limit States Design in the Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual," presented by Dennis Becker, will be held at the Millwoods Golf Course...more>>

Posted February 18, 2008

Event December 07-10, 2008

OSTRF/CONRAD Oil Sands Tailings Conference

This is the official announcement and first call for papers for the jointly sponsored OSTRF/CONRAD Oil Sands Tailings Conference to be held December 7-10, 2008 in Edmonton...more>>

Posted January 29, 2008

Event September 21-24, 2008

61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 9th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference GeoEdmonton 08 - 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference

The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), the Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC), and the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton invite you to join us in Edmonton at the 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 9th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference. The Conference will be held at the Edmonton Westin Hotel from September 21-24, 2008

Posted January 24, 2008

Event January 29, 2008

Statnamic Pile Load Testing

Mike Justason of Bermingham - Hamilton, ON

In the past ten years, Michael has performed over 400 Statnamic pile load tests in 13 countries...more>>

Posted January 24, 2008

Event May 05 to 09, 2008

Course: Introduction to Applied Environmental Geochemistry and Geochemical Modeling

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

An understanding of geochemical principles is essential to the cost effective management of groundwater and waste management problems. The course will provide the geo-science practitioner with the tools to characterize groundwater systems and predict their response to contaminants loading or remediation efforts...more>>

Posted January 14, 2008

Event January 28, 2008

Course: Pile Inspector's Short Course for Driven Piles

The GSE and the Pile Driving Contractor's Association (PDCA) is pleased to announce the one day course titled "Pile Inspector's Short Course for Driven Piles"...more>>


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