Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2009 Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference

34th Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference
Event Announcement
Phoenix, Arizona
May 11 - 14, 2009


Hosted by the
Arizona Department of Transportation & Federal Highway Administration


Preliminary Agenda:
Monday, May 11 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Registration/Reception/Exhibits
Tuesday, May 12 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Technical Sessions/Exhibits
Wednesday, May 13 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Technical Sessions/Field trip/Exhibits
Thursday, May 14 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm - Technical Sessions


Wednesday, May 13 will be specifically used to demonstrate the practical application of geophysical methods for geotechnical subsurface investigations. Due to the limited time frame of the conference, the technology demonstration will be limited to seismic refraction and resistivity techniques. The following rough agenda is envisioned for that day:


● 2 or 3 state DOT case histories;
● Field trip to demonstrate equipment supplied by the various manufacturers;
● Presentation of data reduction and interpretation using the current state of practice;
● Presentation of state of the art seismic equipment and processing.


Conference Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Phoenix
2532, W. Peoria Avenue
Phoenix, AZ., 85029
Phone: (602) 943-2341; (800) 972-3574
Fax: (602) 331-9351


Block of Rooms: A block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel has been reserved at a rate of $96.00 per night, plus tax, under the Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference. Reservations should be made no later than April 17, 2009. Please identify yourself as an attendee of the 2009 Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference when making your reservations. Early reservation is strongly recommended. Hotel check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon.


Registration Fee: $150.00 which includes a reception on Monday evening, and breakfast, breaks and lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


Travel to/from Airport: Both shuttle and taxi services are available. Shuttle charge is $23.00, one-way (http://www.supershuttle.com/); Taxi charge is $45.00, one-way. Please contact the persons listed below, or visit the hotel website (link), for more information on these services.



Planning Information:
Norman Wetz
Arizona DOT
(602) 712-8093; (602) 526-4099
Email: nwetz@azdot.gov

Daniel Alzamora
FHWA
(720) 963-3214; (303) 594-5210
Email: Daniel.alzamora@fhwa.dot.gov

Registration for the Conference will be through the
Arizona Technical Training Institute (ATTI)


1 comment:

Pat said...

SuperShuttle offers a discount if you book online. It reduces the fare 5% ($2-$5) per trip and can be used on an unlimited basis through all of 2009 at all of their US locations. They operate about 90 vans in the Phoenix market.
www.supershuttle.com
use Discount Code: PMGEZ

see you in Phoenix

Pat Downes