Archive for April, 2011

MS&T: Geotechnical Lab Testing Course

Improve your knowledge of consolidation, shear strength, and permeability testing principles through Geotechnical Lab Testing. You will also learn the principles and techniques of soils testing, such as proper soil specimen handling and preparation procedures, and the techniques that eliminate and reduce critical testing errors.

After attending this course, the participant will:

  • Know the proper soil specimen handling and preparation procedures for testing.
  • Know the critical techniques required to conduct and present results of consolidation, permeability, and shear strength tests.
  • Know techniques to eliminate and reduce critical testing errors.

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers, geologists and laboratory managers who wish to improve their knowledge of consolidation, shear strength, and permeability testing principles and techniques.
  • Laboratory technicians who wish to improve their understanding of principles and techniques of soils testing.

For more information go to: http://dce.mst.edu/noncredit/facetoface/GeoLab_Testing.html

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2011 – 2012 ASCE Slate of Officers

The Nominating Committee of the Kansas City Section ASCE has met in accordance with the Section Bylaws to fulfill its duty in preparing and submitting a slate of Officers and Directors for the 2011-2012 Section year. This slate of candidates represents the Nominating Committee’s Official Section Nominees. It is our duty to point out that at-large nominations are also permitted from the membership.

We considered and interviewed several highly qualified Section Members for these leadership positions before arriving at our recommended slate, which appears below:

David Silverstein                 President–Elect
Sheryl Gallagher                 1st Vice President & Treasurer
Tom Jacobs                         2nd Vice President & Secretary
James Duehning                 Continuing Director
Ronnie Williams                  2nd Year Director
Adrian Keller                       1st Year Director
Joji Calabro                         Associate Member Director

According to the by-laws, Kensey Russell assumes the Presidency automatically by virtue of being the President-Elect at the conclusion of the 2010-2011 year.

Respectfully submitted by the 2010-2011 Nominating Committee: Alysen Abel – Chair, Craig Buhr and Roy Bravo.

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