The Vancouver Geotechnical Society executive committee meets approximately once a month to organize technical presentations and social events, and to review issues relevant to the society membership. Generally, the executive meetings take place immediately before the monthly technical presentations. The attendance at the technical presentation ranges from about 60 to 100 persons. The executive also maintains regular ties with other geotechnical groups in British Columbia and Washington State. Notices of upcoming events held by other similar local organizations are distributed to all VGS members in addition to notices of VGS events.
For further information, please see the VGS web site: http://www.v-g-s.ca
The Vancouver Geotechnical Society Executive Committee for the year 2012-2013 is as follows:
|Program Director||Ali Amini||Naesgaard Geotechnical Ltd.||604-984-0759|
|Treasurer||(Kumar) S. Sriskandakumar||BGC||604-684-5900|
|Web Manager||Marc Bossé||exp.||604-874-1245|
|CGS Director (Vancouver)||(Uthaya) M. Uthayakumar||exp.||604-709-4639|
|Member At Large||Robyn Barnett||EBA||604-685-0275|
Please contact the Vancouver Geotechnical Society at Vancouver@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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