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Southwest Geotechnical Conference Wrapup PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 11:50

[Editor] Updated Thursday May 28, 2009 2:15pm [/Editor]

I was able to attend the first full day of the 34th Southwest Geotechnical Conference in Phoenix, AZ yesterday. The conference, sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the FHWA, is going on through tomorrow, and I wish I could have attended the rest of the sessions, but I had to get back to work! There were some very interesting presentations, and I made some valuable contacts that will hopefully result in some additional articles and other content for GeoPrac. Below are some of the highlights for me, some of which I plan to elaborate on in separate posts. When I do, I'll update this post with the links. The highlights were…

Presentations

Exhibitors and Networking

  • Meeting Scott Deaton, President of Dataforensics and seeing their PLog software for field data collection in action
  • Speaking with Dennis Poland with Anderson Drilling, comparing notes about getting excited about natural disasters!
  • Speaking with George Ford of AIS Construction - the guys with the walking excavators that work on some insane slopes!
  • Finding GFC-West (Nick Andrews) - the licensed geopier designer and installer for Arizona (they also do Chance helical anchors and GeoBase dynamic subgrade improvement for slab on grade)
  • Meeting Aaron Thomas and Kevin Wilson with Case Foundation Phoenix office and comparing notes on their boss, Todd Dustin (only good things of course!)
  • Putting faces to names for a few colleagues and contacts from various projects etc.

And of course catching up with friend, colleagues and clients!

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