2015 Schedule

Presentation Schedule

8: 00 am Registration
8:30 am Opening Session
9:00 am Session 1: Broad characterization of the Presumpscot Formation
Moderator: Daniel F. Belknap of University of Maine
9:00 Geology of the Nearshore and Coastal Presumpscot Formation from High Resolution Seismic Profiling and Vibracores.|
Daniel F. Belknap and Joseph T. Kelley of University of Maine
9:20 Geomorphology of Presumpscot Formation Landslides
Stephen Dickson and Robert A. Johnston of Maine Geological Survey
9:45 The Influence of the Presumpscot Formation on Seismic Hazard in Southern Coastal Maine
Robert Marvinney and Hannah Glover of Maine Geological Survey
10:05 Use and Application of Piezocone Penetration Testing in Presumpscot Formation
Craig Coolidge, Summit Geoengineering Services.
10:40 am Mid-Morning Break
10:55 am Session 2: Engineering Soil Properties of the Presumpscot Formation
Moderator: Thomas C. Sandford of University of Maine
10:55 Setup Factors for Driven Piles Through the Presumpscot Clay
Cameron Stuart of Golder Associates and Thomas C. Sandford of University of Maine
11:15 Development of SCPTu Correlations to Strength and Stress History of Presumpscot Clay
Melissa E. Landon of University of Maine, Mathew Hardison of Summit Geoengineering Services, Nicholas Langlais of AMEC Foster Wheeler, and Laura Krusinski of Maine Department of Transportation
11:40 Links Between Small and Large Strain Behavior of Presumpscot Clay
Christopher D.P. Baxter of University of Rhode Island, Yaurel Guadalupe-Torres of University of Western Australia, M.S. Ravi Sharma of Advanced Engineering Technologies Inc., and Brian Baffer of U.S. Coast Guard.
12:00 Strength Change Investigation of the Presumpscot Clay Formation
Americo Santamaria of Sanborn Head and Nathaniel Bradley and Jean Benoît of University of New Hampshire
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Session 3: Design and Performance of Presumpscot Formation Projects
Moderator: Mark Peterson of Golder Associates
1:30 The strength behavior of Resedimented Presumpscot Clay and a Comparison with Intact Behavior
Brendan Casey of Exponent, John T. Germaine of Tufts University, Richard T. Reynolds
1:55 25-Years of Loading an Old Presumpscot Clay Landslide: A Case History
Richard T. Reynolds
2:20 Design of the Crossroads Landfill over Presumpscot Clay
Scott Luettich and Nicholas Yafrate of Geosyntec Consultants and Richard T. Reynolds and Sherwood McKenney of Waste Management
2:45 Runway 18-36 Extension Portland Jetport
James Weaver and Bryan Steinert of Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
3:10 South Portland Approach Preload: Design, Instrumentation, and Construction – Veteran’s Memorial Bridge Design-Build, Portland-South Portland, Maine
Christopher Snow and Andrew Blaisdell of GZA Geoenvironmental, Inc.
3:35 pm Mid-Afternoon Break
3:50 pm Session 4: Construction in the Presumpscot Formation – Panel Discussion
Moderator: Carl Thunberg of Terracon
  Panelists: Alan Fisher, Construction Design Group Leader at Cianbro Corporation; Peter Krakoff, Vice President at CPM Constructors; Scotty (John) Linscott, President and Project Manager at HB Flemming; and Eric Shepherd at the Maine Department of Transportation Bridge Program.
4:30 pm Closing Session

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