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Geo-Institute Theatre

Returning for 2023 - it's the Geo-Institute Theatre! Stop by the ASCE/G-I booth during the week to hear from our sponsors and get the latest on ASCE/G-I products and services!

Monday, March 27 | 10:15 am

Geo-Institute Technical Committees

"How to Get Involved with Geo-Institute Technical Committees" presented by Matt Evans, G-I Technical Coordination Council Vice-Chair

Geo-InstituteAlways wanted to get involved with a Geo-Institute Technical Committee but don't know how? Come check out TCC member Matt Evans and hear how there's definitely one of our 20 committees that fits your skills and your schedule!



Monday, March 27 | 12:15 pm

Deep Excavation LLC

Deep Excavation and Entire 3D Cities for Subway Models

Deep ExcavationAttention engineers! Join us for an exciting 30-minute presentation where Dimitrios Konstantakos will showcase the most effective ways to design deep excavations with three analysis methods using the powerful DeepEX software.

During the presentation, you'll gain invaluable knowledge on how to quickly model entire new subway lines and estimate planning level construction and operational costs. By attending, you'll learn how to optimize your design process and increase your efficiency by using cutting-edge software solutions. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to stay ahead of the game in your field. Come join us and discover the best practices to successfully tackle complex engineering projects with confidence.


Monday, March 27 | 2:45 pm

Itasca Consulting Group

Itasca’s new FLAC2D Software presented by Jim Hazzard, Software Manager at Itasca

Itasca Consulting GroupFLAC2D is a re-imagined version of the well-known FLAC program used for more than 30 years in civil and geotechnical engineering simulations.  The new FLAC2D has been completely overhauled to present a modern look and feel, while retaining the accuracy and robustness of the classic FLAC program.  

The demonstration will include live model building, solving, and interpretation and will highlight new features such as easy unstructured meshing, faster and easier fluid flow analyses, dynamic simulations with liquefaction, structural support elements and python scripting. confidence.


Monday, March 27 | 3:30 pm

Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company

“Discover the Power of SLOPE3D for 3D Rock and Soil Slope Stability Analysis” presented by Marina Trevizolli

SeequentTransforming the way rock and soil slopes are analyzed, with a cutting-edge, interoperable solution that empowers geotechnical specialists to make confident and data-driven decisions is the mission of SLOPE3D from GeoStudio. The solution provides more reliable, effective, and scalable 3D analysis to enhance the safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of mining and infrastructure projects.

During this demo we will present the new 3D slope stability software of GeoStudio, its powerful integration with Leapfrog for modeling real-world conditions and how we can minimize uncertainties in 2D by incorporating 3D factor of safety evaluation.


Tuesday, March 28 | 10:15 am

ASCE Foundation

"Strengthening the Future of Civil Engineering: An Update from the ASCE Foundation" presented by Katrina Dunn, ASCE Foundation

ASCE Foundation logoDiscover the ASCE Foundation's recent achievements and initiatives in supporting civil engineers. Learn how your support can help create lasting impact and join us in building a stronger tomorrow for the geo-industry through innovation, collaboration, and investment.


Tuesday, March 28 | 12:15 pm


“Support Your Practice, Education, and Profession with Open and Shared Geotechnical Data” presented by Ross Cutts, P.E., M.ASCE, of Geosetta, and Allen Cadden, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE of Schnabel Engineering

Geosetta logoGeotechnical data is crucial for engineering analysis and design, but it often comes at a substantial cost to owners. However, geotechnical data from prior investigations is an engineering resource that is frequently overlooked and underutilized. Despite being legally accessible through FIOA requests, most local, state, and federal agencies do not have the resources to digitize, organize, and manage their geotechnical data in a useful database. This results in engineers starting investigations from scratch at additional expense to taxpayers and owners. Geosetta, a non-profit organization, aims to address this issue by aggregating all publicly available geotechnical datasets into a single, easy-to-use database. This not only eliminates the need for extensive paperwork to access valuable historical data but also opensthe door to machine learning applications for geotechnical engineering. As more government agencies contribute data to the Geosetta database, the potential for machine learning in geotechnical engineering continues to grow. As a nonprofit, Geosetta provides a resource for students, faculty, and practitioners to bring geotechnical engineering into the digital age. The publicly available tools in Geosetta provide a glimpse into the future of geotechnical engineering and offer an opportunity for engineers to access and interpret data more efficiently.


Tuesday, March 28 | 2:45 pm

Kyowa Americas Inc.

Takahiro James Hara, Sales Engineer from Kyowa Americas Inc., will present KYOWA products line-up and test application example especially for civil engineering field.

Kyowa logo“KYOWA” has been one of the leading manufacturers of stress and strain measurement equipment for over 70 years. KYOWA’s representative products are strain gage, signal transducers - ex. soil pressure sensor, ground inclinometer and data acquisition units. These products have been part of structural strength testing and fatigue analysis work in scientific and industrial field. During presentation, brief demonstration will be shown with KYOWA strain gage and some signal transducers with our software system for real time data recording and post analysis work. 


Tuesday, March 28 | 3:30 pm


“The benefits of two G-I web tools for earth retention and ground improvement; IDEA + GeoTechTools” presented by Jeffrey H. Greenwald, P.E., Project Manager for the Geo-Institute

GTT logoInnovations, Developments, Enhancements, Advancements (IDEA) is a protocol for Earth Retention System (ERS) evaluations. The emphasis of the IDEA program is on innovation and is designed to check ERS compliance with the standard of practice and evaluate aspects of the system that advance the state of the practice. On the other hand, GeoTechTools is a comprehensive, web-based, interactive selection system focused on ground improvement technologies. This information system addresses all decision-making phases — from planning to design to construction — when selecting a geotechnology for a project. It is a catalog of technologies that includes more than 50 different ground improvement and geoconstruction methods.


Wednesday, March 29 | 10:15 am

ASCE Government Relations 

"The State of Play on IIJA: Where we are 18 months into the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law"

ASCE KeyContacts logoPlease join ASCE Government Relations for a discussion on the historic, $1.2 trillion, federal infrastructure bill. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has made investments in all 17 categories that ASCE graded in the 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure and now federal, state, and local governments are undertaking the enormous task of implementing the new programs and allocating the funds both effectively and efficiently. This session will provide an opportunity to learn more about how the IIJA is being implemented, as well as gain an understanding about the challenges and opportunities ahead. Participants will also gain an understanding of how they can play a role in advocating for future infrastructure programs, as well as how they can advance the profession of civil engineering. 

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