Preliminary Schedule

Day 1: Geologic and Geotechnical Site Characterization

Moderators: Kevin Richards and Cassandra Wagner

8:00-8:10am  

Kevin Richards, USACE and Cassandra Wagner, USBR

Welcome and Overview of Workshop

8:10-9:10am  

Doug Boyer, FERC

Keynote - Overview and Evolution of Geologic and Geotechnical Site Characterization

9:10-10:00am  

Tom Terry, USACE; Scott Walker, TVA; Kathleen Bensko, FERC; Bryan Simpson, USBR

Best Practices for Planning Site Investigations at Dams and Levees

10:00-10:15am  

Break

10:15-11:15am  

Consulting Geologists and Geotechnical Engineers

Best Practices for Performing Site Investigations at Dams and Levees

11:15am-12:00pm  

Round Table - Best Practices for Site Investigations at Dams and Levees

12:00-1:00pm  

Lunch

1:00-1:50pm  

Ron Hall, Nicholson Construction

Round Table - Drilling Techniques, Problem Resolution, and Common Issues with Specifications and Work Plans from a Driller's Perspective

1:50-2:30pm  

Mark Elson, USACE

Technologies/Methods - Sampling and Testing Issues

2:30-2:45pm  

Break

2:45-3:25pm  

Jeff Schaefer, USACE

Potential for Hydraulic Fracturing When Drilling in Embankment Dams and Levees

3:25-4:05pm  

Dr. Dom Galic, USBR

Investigation Best Practices for Sites with Potential Liquefaction - Prosser Creek Dam Case History

4:05-4:45pm  

Fred Snider and Hawkins Gagnon, Schnabel Engineering

Case Histories - Building and Using 3D Models to Plan and Execute Site Characterizations

4:45-5:15pm  

Cassandra Wagner, USBR, Moderator

Roundtable Discussion

5:15-6:30pm  

Welcome Reception

Day 2: Advanced Dam Remediation Applications and Risk Assessments

Moderators: Kevin Richards and Cassandra Wagner

8:00-8:10am  

Kevin Richards, USACE and Cassandra Wagner, USBR

Welcome, agenda for the day

8:10-9:10am  

Donald Bruce, GeoSystems, L.P.

Keynote - Overview of Specialty Geotechnical Construction Techniques

9:10-10:00am  

Steven Shifflett, USACE

Rough River Dam - Foundation Grouting, Cutoff Wall Design, and Design Modifications to Outlet Work Design

10:00-10:15am  

Break

10:15-11:05am  

Scottie Barrentine, TVA

Boone Dam, TN (TVA) - Instrumentation During Grouting and Cutoff Wall Construction

David Paul, Paul GeoTek Engineering, LLC)

11:05am-12:00pm  

Mosul Dam, Iraq  (USACE) - Drilling and Grouting of a Karst Foundation

12:00-1:00pm  

Lunch

1:00-2:00pm  

Vanessa Bateman, USACE

Construction Data Management Systems and Lessons Learned

2:00-3:00pm  

Stefano Valagussa, TREVIICOS

Contractors Perspective - Working on Large Projects

3:00-3:15pm  

Break

3:15-4:15pm  

Jeff Schaefer, USACE

Dam and Levee Safety Risk During Remedial Construction

4:15-5:15pm  

Brian Greene, Gannett Fleming, Moderator

Roundtable - Geotech Construction