The theme of the 22nd Symposium was Foreshore Engineering.  The attendance was 145 people, representing 35 companies and universities, with 13 exhibitors, and 9 sponsors.  The Symposium program, keynote presentations and submitted papers are below.

22nd Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium Program

“Geotechnical Design Challenges Associated with the Lower Fraser River Dikes” & Presentation Slides; Keynote Presentation by Neil Peters, Inspector of Dikes, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operation

“New Performance-Based Seismic Design Guidelines for High Consequence Dikes in Southwestern British Columbia and Vancouver Island”; Upul Atukorala, Randy Williams, Herb Hawson, and Brian Mylleville, Golder Associates Ltd.; Neil Peters & Jesal Shah, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

“Design and Construction of the New Coal Harbour Shoreline, Vancouver, BC”; M. Yogendrakumar & Neil Wedge, Golder Associates Ltd.

“Design of a Deep Soil Mixing Ground Improvement Scheme to Support Large MSE Walls for Kitimat LNG at Bish Cove, B.C.”; Randy R. Williams, Marina S.W. Li, and Roberto R. Olivera, Golder Associates Ltd.; Brian W. Wilson, Golder Construction Inc.

“Modeling and Observations of Pile Installation Using Vibro Hammers in Fraser River Delta Soils”; David Tara, Thurber Engineering Ltd.; Peter Middendorp, Allnamics Pile Testing Experts BV; Gerald Verbeek, President, Allnamics USA LLC

“Assessment of Seismic Vulnerability of Earthen Levees”; Keynote Presentation by Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“On the mechanics of seepage induced soil slope instability as applied to foreshore engineering”; Charlie Harrison, Golder Associates Ltd.

“Construction of a Seepage Cut‐Off and Temporary Retaining Wall for an Excavation in Alluvial Soils using Cutter Soil Mixing Methods”; Jeff Scott & Dominique Jullienne, Geopac Inc.; Fabrice Mathieu, Soletanche Bach; Keith Robinson, GeoPacific Consultants Ltd.


Panel Discussion: On Dikes

Moderated by John Clague, Gordon Shrum Professor of Science at Simon Fraser University

Featuring panelists Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Neil Peters, Upul Atukorala, and Carrie Baron (Manager, Drainage and Environment, Engineering Department, City of Surrey)