Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 08:00 – 09:20 am, 1311 Yeh Student Center
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 12:30 – 02:00 pm, 2310 Yeh Student Center
Dr. Beckhaus completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering in 1994 from the Technical University in Munich (TUM). He worked as a research assistant at the center for building materials at TUM from 1994 to 2003 where he also completed his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in ground improvement in 2003 under Professor Bauer. Since 2003, Dr. Beckhaus has worked with Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH in Germany, a worldwide foundation and ground improvement contractor. He is the Director of the Technical Services Department for Bauer, which employs 25 people that specialize in geotechnical, measuring and surveying, and building materials engineering and testing, that support Bauer’s operative units by consulting on projects and improving their technical procedures by systematic close-to-the-job observations and research.
Dr. Beckhaus will discuss the use of mix-in place and cutter soil mixing techniques for constructing excavation walls and seepage barriers. His presentation will include several case histories, which illustrate these new construction techniques and important aspects of the design and execution of mix-in place and soil mixing techniques.
Dr. Beckhaus will discuss the use of deep plastic concrete for dam and levee seepage cut-off walls. His presentation will include several case histories, e.g., Peribonka Dam in Quebec, Canada, Herbert Hoover Dike in Florida, and Center Hill Dam in Tennessee, and important aspects of the design and execution of deep plastic concrete cut-off walls.
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Glen Bellew, M.S., P.E.
Chief of Geotechnical Design and Dam Safety for the US Army Corps of Engineers
9 / 22 / 2016
8:00 – 9:20 am
1311 Newmark Civil Engineering Building
Since joining the Corps in 2004, he has worked extensively on flood risk management projects around the country including dams, levees, and floodwalls. Mr. Bellew has experience in design, construction, risk assessments, inspection, flood fighting, and rehabilitation of flood risk management projects. He is a double graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2002 and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a Geotechnical emphasis in 2004. Mr. Bellew is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri.
Please view the flyer and bio attached for further details: GESO-Guest-Speaker-Flyer-Glen-Bellew
Brett Zitny, P.E, M.S. & Aaron Evans, P.E, M.S.
Nicholson Construction Company
9 / 21/ 2016
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1311 Newmark Civil Engineering Building
Aaron Evans is the Chicago Area Manager for Nicholson Construction Company, where he is responsible for sales, business development, and project oversight in the Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri. He began his career in 2006 with Nicholson, and his roles throughout his ten years with the company have included engineering, project management, estimating, and business development. He is experienced in Nicholson’s various geotechnical capabilities, with extensive experience in jet grouting and diaphragm walls. He has been intimately involved in major infrastructure projects, including the North Shore Connector in Pittsburg and the Second Avenue Subway in Manhattan. Mr. Evans holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.
Brett Zitny is a Project Manager for Nicholson Construction Company, where he is responsible for business development, estimating and project management for Nicholson’s Chicago office. His roles throughout his career have included operations, engineering, estimating, and management of geotechnical projects, including grouting, ground improvement, earth retention, and deep foundations. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, with a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, both with an emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering.
Please view the flyer and bio attached for further details: GESO-Guest-Speaker-Flyer-Brett-Zitny