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.
The 2012-2013 Executive Committee of the Interior Geotechnical Group consists of the following members:
|Chair:||Sumi Siddiqua, University of British Columbia Okanagan|
|Program Director:||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.
|Jan 22, 2013||British Columbia||Howard Johnson Hotel, 4670 Elk Lake Dr., Victoria, BC||Vancouver Island Section Technical Luncheon - Case Histories Session|
Ryan Bouma, P.Eng., will be making a presentation entitled: “Lesson’s Learned From Drilling Over Abandoned Coal Mines”. Bruce Dagg, P.Eng., will make a presentation titled: “A Tale of Three Geotechnical Consultants, Two City Departments, and a Cost-Conscious Client”.
|Feb 19, 2013||British Columbia||Howard Johnson Hotel, 4670 Elk Lake Dr, Victoria, BC||Vancouver Island Section Technical Luncheon - 12:00 noon - 1:45 pm|
Dave Polster, M.Sc., R.P. Bio., will show how natural processes can be applied to the restoration of sites that humans have disturbed. This talk will look at common constraints/barriers to ecological recovery - erosion, competition, compaction, low nutrients, etc. - and how natural systems solve these problems. Soil bioengineering techniques for the treatment of landslides, steep, unstable and/or eroding sites will be presented as a means of integrating steep and/or unstable slopes into these natural processes.
|Mar 19, 2013||British Columbia||Howard Johnson Inn & Suites - 4670 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria||Vancouver Island Geotechnical Group Technical Luncheon|
Herb Hawson, P.Eng. will present "A Geotechnical Perspective of Damage from the 2010/2011 Earthquakes at Christchurch, New Zealand"
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