The Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference co-located with Geosynthetics 2013 conference. The conference is one of Federal Highway Administration’s most successful geotechnical technology transfer activities. The state and FHWA personnel who participated in the workshop consider it to be one of the best and most productive technical sessions they attend during the course of the year.
The agenda included a variety of geotechnical topics, including case histories, with presentations related to deep foundations, embankments, earth retaining structures, landslides, soil stabilization and rock fall. Participants for this conference represented members from nine state DOTs (Kansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Hawaii and Arizona), FHWA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), contractors, consultants and suppliers.
The conference was two-and-a-half days long. Participants found this event a great opportunity to interact with colleagues from various parts of the country and share their experiences.