18 July 2017

Managing the Complexities and Uncertainties of Soil Sequences, Part 1, Principles

Ask anyone about what lies beneath their feet and they’ll say it’s a mystery.  Understanding how ancient sediments were deposited are challenging enough, but taking the mystery out of the subsurface for environmental and engineering work can be daunting….even for professionals.

On Sept 12 & 13, geologists, engineers and environmental scientists will be traveling to Exton, PA for an interactive, educational workshop to learn how take the mystery out of the surface.

Bentley Systems and Midwest GeoSciences Group are combing technology and best practices to help professionals apply the geologic principles to ground water and engineering projects.

Bentley Systems will host this special event for the first time at their corporate headquarters in Exton, PA.  Bentley Systems provides software solutions for improving project performance and their Katie Aguilar, a engineer and product manager for gINT® will teach professionals new efficiencies and advances using gINT®.

MidwestGeo leads the technical teaching for the 2-day workshop.  Dan Kelleher, a hydrogeologist with MidwestGeo, envisions how best practices in data management and subsurface analysis can reach a new performance level by merging the power of gINT® into the course experience.

Other instructors include internationally-recognized Martin Helmke, PhD from West Chester University, Tim Kemmis, PhD from MidwestGeo, and Dave Hart, PhD from the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey.  This team of instructors were selected not only based on their accomplishments, but also puts a personalization into their teaching style,

The workshop, Managing the Complexities and Uncertainties of Soil Sequences, Part 1, Principles, looks beyond the classification of soils using engineering terms, and addresses common uncertainties that can arise when hydrogeologic and engineering projects encounter complex soil sequences and the significance of the site geology to the engineering properties.

Once the data has been collected, efficient data management is critical to gaining an understanding of the site for final site specific recommendations and geotechnical design. This class offers data management through the use of the leading geotechnical log software, gINT.

Information is specific to the regional geology as well as depositional environments and weathering processes pertinent to Mid- Atlantic region, and similar geologic settings. Concepts are applicable to anyone performing geotechnical site investigations and developing geotechnical logs.

The class will be held September 12 & 13, 2017 in Exton, PA. Registration and accommodation information is available here.