The theme of the 24th Symposium was Engineered and Natural Slopes.  The attendance was 146 people, representing 37 companies and universities, with 15 exhibitors, and 11 sponsors.  The Symposium program, keynote presentations and submitted papers are below.

24th Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium Program

Hybrid Cutter Soil Mixing Shoring System for a Deep Temporary Excavation in Vancouver, BC; Marina Li, Nadir Ansari & Brian Wilson

Road Reconstruction across Environmentally Sensitive Slopes on Vancouver Island; Peter Bullock

Reconciling Civil Engineering and Agronomic Practice for Natural Slope Stabilization and Revegetation; Trevor Kloeck

Flexible Slope Stabilization Methods in BC – Using a High-Tensile Steel Mesh to Stabilize Steep Soil Slopes; Jillian Jackson & Andi Buechi

Identifying Pre-Existing Shear Surfaces and Slope Stabilisation – A Case History Spanning Almost 30 Years; Mahmoud Mahmoud & Sadaf Sanii

Outcomes of the Canadian Railway Ground Hazard Research Program – Applications of remote sensing techniques for rock slope stability assessment; Keynote Presentation by Jean Hutchinson of Queens University, Kingston

Trim Blasting Techniques – Best Practices and State of the Art; Sarah McAuley & Anders Frapell

Influence of the Construction of Uncased Drilled Shafts at Close Proximity to MSE Wall Facing; Willie Liew & Matthew Doss

Geogrid-Reinforced Earth Structures for Transportation Projects in the Vancouver Region – Case Histories; Dan MacDonald & German Cajigas

Examples of Open Pit Slope Validation Techniques to Evaluate Stability Performance and Design Aspects; Edward Saunders

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Peter Bullock
Featuring panelists Jean Hutchinson, and Horse Aschenbroich (Con-Tech Systems)