November 2, 2018
Marriott Denver West Hotel, Golden, CO


The Geo-Institute Chapter of the Colorado Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Rocky Mountain Section of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG), and the Colorado Association of Geotechnical Engineers (CAGE) have hosted the Rocky Mountain Geo-Conference since 1984. This conference focuses on geotechnical projects in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region, and is a one day opportunity for geo-professionals to share experiences and state of the practice with their colleagues. Papers will be published by ASCE as a Geotechnical Practice Publication (GPP) and distributed at the conference.

  • Individual Registration: $150 by Oct. 26/$180 after Oct. 26
  • Sponsorship: $400
  • Corporate Registration (sponsorship plus 2 registrations) $700
7:15 8:00   Registration, Exhibits, and Networking over continental breakfast
8:00 8:05   Welcome and Introduction Christoph Goss 
8:05 8:30   Pikes Peak: Subsurface Conditions and New Summit Visitor Center Foundation Design Sloan, Hoffman and Glavan
8:30 8:55   Landslide Analysis with Incomplete Data: Examples from Colorado and Wyoming Santi
8:55 9:20   Interrelationships of Taxonomic and Chemical Properties of Colorado Soils Stewart
9:20 9:45   Internal Erosion of Embankments: A Review and Appraisal Robbins and Griffiths
9:45 10:10   EXHIBIT BREAK  - Sponsored by Deere and Ault
10:10 10:35   Clear Lake Dam Replacement: RCC Dam on a Challenging Soil Foundation Monley, Jamieson, Buczek and Lopez
10:35 11:00   Calibration Models Reveal Stability Concerns at Marshall Lake Dam Schoolmeesters
11:00 11:25   Outlet Structure Drain Systems at Twin Lakes and Sugar Loaf Dams Bergstrom
11:25 11:50   Gravel Pit Reservoirs: State of Practice and Geotechnical Lessons Learned Prochaska, Huzjak and Friend
11:50 12:30   LUNCH – Sponsored by Authentic Drilling
12:30 13:30   KEYNOTE: OROVILLE DAM SPILLWAY – John France
13:30 13:50   EXHIBITS
13:50 14:15   Design and Construction of a Tunnel Through Dipping Bedrock Marsters and Dornfest
14:15 14:40   Conduit No. 16 Replacement – A River Tunneled Under Your Feet Soule, Stewart, Light, Gossett and Parks
14:40 15:05   Foamed Sand Backfilling for Subsidence Mitigation at Glenrock, Wyoming Hallman
15:05 15:30   Empirical Solution for Estimating California Bearing Ratio of Wyoming Soils Jones and Roberts
15:30 15:55   EXHIBIT BREAK – Sponsored by Coggins and Sons
15:55 16:20   Innovative Use of Soil Mixing for US-34, Big Thompson Canyon Flood Recovery Stewart,  Mascarenas, Kuehr, and Lafferty
16:20 16:45   Geotechnical Challenges in Reconstruction of Cottonwood Pass Road, Colorado Arthurs
16:45 17:10   Fossil Creek Pedestrian Tunnel Heyer, Beckos and Dornfest
17:10     RECEPTION AND EXHIBITS – Sponsored by SEMA

For questions related to conference registration, exhibits, and/or sponsors, please contact Becky Roland ( you have questions with regards to the conference please contact conference chair, Christoph Goss, ( Registration forms are due by October 26, 2018.


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