Geo-Omaha 2024, 41st Geotechnical Conference

When:  Feb 9, 2024 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Nebraska Section
The 41st annual geotechnical seminar provides a forum for the presentation of a wide variety of geotechnical field, design, and construction-related topics. Please join us for what promises to be an interesting and informative program. A certificate verifying 7.5 Professional Development Hours (6.5 hr of Technical PDH and Includes 1 hr of ethics) will be provided to registered attendees.

    All professionals who are involved in geotechnical exploration, design, construction, or observation. 

    This would include: 

    • Engineers/Geologists 
    • University Instructors 
    • Technicians/Contractors

    REFUNDS will be made if the conference is canceled or if the applicant cancels no later than five working days prior to the conference date.


    8:00 - 8:15 Welcome Address

    Dr. Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, Ph.D.
     Dept. of Civil and Env. Engr. Chair,  University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    8:15 – 9:00 “Soil Corrosivity: What it is and what to do about it”
     Mr. Brien Clark and Ms. Lucy Jaramillo, E.I.T., Corrosion Specialists with HDR
    9:00 – 10:00 “Arkabutla Dam Outlet Conduit Internal Erosion – The importance of monitoring instrumentation data”
     Mr. Mark Ahlstrom, P.E. Senior Geotechnical Engineer with USACE Dam Safety Modification Center of Expertise

    10:00 – 10:30 Break/Vendor Displays
    10:30 – 11:45 “Characterization and Three-Dimensional Modeling of Soil Variability for Evaluating Safety of Dam Infrastructure”
    Dr. Tejo Bheemasetti, Ph.D., P.E. Assistant Professor with University of Arizona
    11:45 – 12:45 Lunch/Vendor Displays
    12:45– 2:00 “Some Lessons Learned through 55 years of Mistakes”
    Mr. Chuck Easton, P.E., Senior Geotechnical Engineer with Freese and Nichols
    2:00 – 2:45 “Design and Construction of Pile Foundations in Intermediate GeoMaterials”
    Dr. Kam Ng, Ph.D., P.E.,  Professor with University of Wyoming 
    2:45 – 3:15 Break/Vendor Displays
    3:15 - 4:00 “Omaha Riverfront Revitalization”
    Mr. Bryan Kumm, P.E.,  Senior Geotechnical Engineer with HDR
    4:00 – 5:00 “Ethical Challenges for the Modern Geotechnical Professional”
    Matthew Manning. P.E. J.D,  Senior Project Engineer with Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
    (1 hour of Ethics)


    A.S.P. Enterprises

    BioBilt Infrastructure Systems, LLC

    Durham Geo Slope Indicator

    DuroTerra, LLC



    GeoSupport Systems

    Ground Improvement Engineering

    Keller North America, Inc.

    Menard USA

    Morris - Shea

    Nicholson Construction Company

    Subsurface Constructors Inc.

    Tensar a Division of CMC

    Williams Form Engineering Corp.

    HOTEL: Courtyard by Marriott at Omaha Aksarben Village

    Hotel Address: 1625 S 67th St., Omaha, NE 68106

    Special Conference rate of $119/night + taxes and fees between February 8, 2024 to February 9, 2024 (must book prior to January 11, 2024 to guarantee reservation at special rate. Following cut-off date, room rate will be subject to availability)

    Reserve Hotel Room


    Scott Conference Center
    6450 Pine Drive
    Omaha, NE 68106

    Pricing Information

    Registration Regular Late
    All Registrants $0.00 $0.00
    Professional (In Person) Regular Late
    All Registrants $250.00 $275.00
    Student/Professor (in person) Regular Late
    All Registrants $30.00 $30.00
    Professional (Online) Regular Late
    All Registrants $250.00 $275.00
    Student/Professor (Online) Regular Late
    All Registrants $30.00 $30.00
    Vendor Regular Late
    All Registrants $300.00 $300.00
    Additional Vendor Representative Regular Late
    All Registrants $250.00 $250.00
    Vendor Outdoor Booth Space Regular Late
    All Registrants $270.00 $270.00
    Sponsor: Refreshment Breaks Regular Late
    All Registrants $170.00 $170.00
    Sponsor Commercial/Slide during breaks & lunch Regular Late
    All Registrants $70.00 $70.00
    Sponsor: Handout Regular Late
    All Registrants $50.00 $50.00
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    Bryan Kumm
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