Geotechnical Frontiers will feature an unmatched set of panel discussions on topics of interest to the entire industry.


Six different discussions, moderated by some of the field’s foremost experts, will highlight Geo 17, which is set for March 12-15, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The panel discussions are:


Bio-Geotechnical Stabilization of Slopes
Moderators: Ming Xiao, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park and Donald Gray, University of Michigan

Challenges and Opportunities: Coal ash & wastewater from energy generation
Moderators: Milind Khire and John Daniels, UNC Charlotte

Design Responsibility for Mechanically Stabilized Earth
Moderators: John Sankey and Robert Lozano, The Reinforced Earth Company

Education and Promotion of New Technologies
Moderator: Robert Mackey, S2L, Inc.

How to Design your Containment System for Zero Leakage by including Geoelectric Integrity Tests
Moderator: Tim Bauters, Golder Associates, Inc.

In Situ Modification of Soil Properties using Biological Mechanisms
Moderators: Brina Montoya, North Carolina State University; Matt Evans, Oregon State
Committee Sponsorship: Soil Properties & Modeling


In addition, two training lectures are also scheduled; Geosynthetic Reinforced Embankments on Soft Foundations and Real-time Performance monitoring for Excavations. Robert Holtz of the University of Washington and W. Allen Marr of GeoComp will be the instructors respectively.