BC Interior Section (Kelowna Geotechnical Group)

The Interior Geotechnical Group has active participants from across south central British Columbia, particularly from Kelowna and surrounding areas. Five technical presentations were organized in 2010-2011 and the Group assisted with the 5th Canadian GeoHazards Conference that was held in Kelowna in May 2011.

Executive Committee
The 2013-2014 Executive Committee of the Interior Geotechnical Group consists of the following members:

Chair: Sumi Siddiqua, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Vice-Chair: Norm Williams, Interior Testing Services
Treasurer: Glen Rutherford, Golder Associates

Please contact the Interior Geotechnical Group at Kelowna@cgs.ca if you have any comments or suggestions.

Upcoming British Columbia Events


Date Region Location Event Contact
Feb 26, 2014British ColumbiaHoward Johnson Inn & Suites – 4670 Elk Lake DriveVancouver Island Geotechnical Group Technical Luncheon
SOUTH FRASER PERIMETER ROAD PROJECT by Uthaya) M. Uthayakumar, Ph.D., P.Eng. Principal Specialist, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Tetra Tech, Vancouver, BC
Apr 02, 2014British ColumbiaHoward Johnson Inn & Suites – 4670 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BCBasics of Design of Piled Foundations
This 1-day seminar given by Bengt Fellenius, Dr. Tech., P.Eng., comprises four main lectures leading up to and presenting the essentials of the Unified Method of deep foundations design for capacity, drag load, settlement, and downdrag for single piles, pile groups, and piled foundations. Please see the weblink for more details and registration information.
See Website or Contact jmcintyre@thurber.ca
Apr 15, 2014British ColumbiaHoward Johnson Inn & Suites – 4670 Elk Lake DriveVancouver Island Geotechnical Group Technical Luncheon - April 15, 2014
Patrick McLaren, Ph.D., P.Geo. –SedTrend Analysis Ltd.

Patrick McLaren is a leading expert in marine and coastal processes and a world authority on sediment transport and dynamics, with over 30 years of experience of mapping sediment transport pathways in a wide range of aquatic environments. This presentation will examine briefly methods that are commonly used to achieve an understanding of sediment transport including tracers, the collection of in-situ process measurements and numerical modeling.
Contact jmcintyre@thurber.ca
May 11-14, 2014British ColumbiaThe Vancouver Convention CentreCIM Annual Convention 2014 / Congrès annuel de l'ICM 2014
CIM CONVENTION 2014 “Mining 4 Everyone” is the theme to be explored at the 2014 CIM Convention in Vancouver. This signature event of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum promises to be the mining event of the year.
See Website or Contact nbakka@cim.org
May 22-23, 2014British Columbia1180 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5, CanadaVGS Short Course: A Fresh Perspective on Soil Mechanics with Application to Geotechnical Design
Professor Malcolm Bolton of Cambridge University will lead a two-day short course focusing on critical state soil mechanics and applications to geotechnical design. Soil mechanics theory will be covered on Day 1 and practical aspects and implications for design will be covered on Day 2. The short course will take place on May 22 & 23 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel.
See Website or Contact Robyn.Barnett@tetratech.com
Jun 13, 2014British ColumbiaMarriott Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver BC22nd Symposium of the Vancouver Geotechnical Society – Foreshore Engineering
The 22nd Symposium of the Vancouver Geotechnical Society will take place on Friday June 13, 2014 on the topic of Foreshore Engineering. Abstracts are called for papers which draw attention to case-histories, construction challenges, design, modelling, and/or any submission which may be thought relevant to the topic of Foreshore Engineering. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be forwarded to the Symposium Chair, Marc Bosse (mbosse@thurber.ca) no later than February 21, 2014. Please see the VGS website or contact Marc Bosse for more details.
See Website or Contact mbosse@thurber.ca
Oct 19-22, 2014British ColumbiaVancouver, CanadaInternational Discrete Fracture Network Engineering Conference
This special conference will explore recent innovation and key developments in the applicationof Discrete Fracture Networks in rock engineering. DFNE will provide a forum for consultants, engineers, mining and petroleum companies, and researchers to exchange best practices in DFNE.
See Website or Contact chair@dfne2014.ca
Oct 26-28, 2014British ColumbiaThe Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, BCVancouver TAC 2014
The Tunnelling Association of Canada is pleased to welcome you to Vancouver TAC 2014: Tunnelling in a Resource Driven World! The 2014 TAC conference will include plenary presentations, technical sessions, and a trade exhibition all designed to highlight advancements in tunnelling research and practice from around the globe. The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2014.
See Website or Contact info@tac2014.ca

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