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Barr presence at Geo-Congress

At Geo-Congress 2020, organized by the Geo-Institute of The American Society of Civil Engineers, Barr staff members will be involved in 12 presentations, technical sessions, and poster sessions. Barr is also a Platinum Sponsor of the February 25–28 conference, and we can be found at Booth #505.

The Geo-Institute, one of The American Society of Civil Engineers’ specialty institutes, organizes the annual conference to promote the geotechnical profession and share knowledge across the industry. To learn more, click here.

The Barr staff members involved in the conference include:

  • Iván Contreras, who will serve as moderator for the “Static Liquefaction of Mine Tailings” technical session on February 28 at 10:00 a.m. Aaron Grosser, Jeong-Yun Won, and Kurt Schimpke helped organize the session.
  • Joel Swenson, who will present the “A Retrospective on the Evolution of Geotechnical Sensing and Instrumentation for Monitoring at MnDOT” technical session on February 27 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Mike Haggerty, who will serve as moderator for the “Overview of Recent Twin Cities Based Underground Projects” technical session on February 28 at 10:00 a.m. Mike will also present “Geotechnical Site Characterization for the I35W SSF for the Engineering Geology and Site Characterization” during a poster session on February 26 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Jed Greenwood, who will join Iván Contreras to present “The Fully Softened Shear Strength of Lake Agassiz Clays for the Embankments, Dams, and Slopes” during a poster session on February 27 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Md Zahidul Karim, who will present “Soil Properties Affecting the Onset of Erosion in Cohesive Soils for the Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics” during a poster session on February 27 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Brent Theroux, who will moderate the “68th University of Minnesota Geotechnical Conference Plenary Session 2” technical session on February 27 at 10:30 a.m. Brent will also moderate the “University of Minnesota Geotechnical Conference Track C” technical session on February 27 at 1:30 p.m. and the “University of Minnesota 68th Geotechnical Engineering Conference Concurrent Sessions, Part B.” technical session on February 27 at 3:30 p.m. Lastly, on February 28 at 8:00 a.m., he will moderate the “Local Governments and Geotechnical Topics: City of Minneapolis and Minnesota DOT” technical session.
  • Aaron Grosser, who will join Jed Greenwood to present “Stabilization of a Large Landslide Impacting Highway 73 in the Missouri River Badlands at the Embankments, Dams, and Slopes” during a poster session on February 26 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Dave Provost, who will present “Design of a Performance Monitoring System for an Innovative Geotechnical Slope Stabilization Design-Build Project at the Embankments, Dams, and Slopes” during a poster session on February 26 at 10:00 a.m.

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