A Forum on Infrastructure

24-26 August 2018 | Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA


24-26 August 2018
Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

Resiliency of infrastructure and specifically critical lifeline infrastructure to high-level seismicity (large earthquakes) are often an integral part of design, construction, and execution. Today, however, infrastructure in many parts of the country, particularly the Central USA, face threat from low-level seismicity which, due to their recurrence pattern, appear to be impacting structures in complex ways that cannot be readily explained. Damages are real and the need to monitor infrastructure health is real. Geophysical methods can help in monitoring both above and below the ground. The forum explores symbiosis between geophysics and design and maintenance of lifelines.  


Forum: Oklahoma State University (OSU) – Stillwater Campus


Following is a list of hotels in the vicinity of Oklahoma State University (OSU) – Stillwater Campus:

Atherton Hotel (at Oklahoma State University)
Best Western
Holiday Inn & Suites Stillwater- University West
Residence Inn by Marriott Stillwater
Wyndham Garden


Leona R. Ball
Meeting Planner, Programs and Global Events 


Join your colleagues and peers in Stillwater, Oklahoma for A Forum on Infrastructure, focusing on unique challenges to geotechnical and civil engineering and geoscience and geophysics in the Central USA. 


Forum: Oklahoma State University (OSU) – Stillwater Campus


Pre-registration is open through Thursday, 23 August.  After this date all registrations will be accepted onsite.

Registration Fees to the Forum includes all education sessions, food and beverage functions and the optional tour of OSU and Boone Pickens School of Geology.

Registration Fees

$200       SEG Member

$225       Non-Member

$100       SEG Student Member

$125       Student Non-Member

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing to registration@seg.org on or before 10 August 2018, to receive a refund of the registration fee minus a $50 processing charge. After 10 August 2018 there will be no refunds for registrations.

Leona R. Ball
Meeting Planner, Programs and Global Events 

Technical Program

Friday, 24 August 2018

Time Event
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Session 1: Welcome and introduction of ASCE IRD and USACE & Introduction of format of forum session
Session 1 Facilitator: Dwain Butler
6:00 pm - 6:05 pm Welcome 1: Welcome; Introduction to the subject of the forum
Laurie Whitesell
6:05 pm - 6:10 pm Welcome 2: Welcome to OSU; Meeting and Facilities HSSE
Priyank Jaiswal
6:10 pm - 6:20 pm Welcome 3: Intro of ASCE IRD & USACE participants; Intro to forum session facilitators & outline forum format
Dwain Butler
6:20 pm - 6:30 pm Session 1 Kickoff: Collaborative Infrastructure Overview
Dwain Butler
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Keynote 1: ASCE Initiatives and Variability and Problems; Scope of Repair, Rehabilitation, Renewal Requirements; ASCE Infrastructure Report Card; Resiliency considerations; Risk Assessments and Cost Projections
Norb Delatte
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Keynote 2: USACE initiatives and Program Development and Types; Geologic Settings, Variability and Problems; Scope of Repair, Rehabilitation, Renewal Requirements; Resiliency considerations; Risk Assessments and Cost Projections
Matthew Smith
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Session 1 Panel Discussion: Facilitated
Dwain Butler
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Icebreaker

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Time Event
9:00 am - 11:50 am Session 2: Presentations highlighting unique Infrastructure Issues Facing Central USA
9:00 am - 9:10 am Introduction to session
Session 2 Facilitator: Alexandros Savvaidis
9:10 am - 9:40 am Keynote Speaker 1: Seismicity and observable effects on infrastructure
Jacob Walter
9:40 am - 10:00 am Coffee Break 
10:00 am - 10:20 am Speaker 1: Infrastructure damage considerations from low-level seismicity in Oklahoma
Norb Delatte
10:20 am - 10:40 am Speaker 2: GPS and three Component Seismometers
Jennifer Haase
10:40 am - 11:00 am Speaker 3: Above Ground Measurements
Priyank Jaiswal
11:00 am - 11:20 am Speaker 4: Hazards
Oliver Taylor
11:20 am - 11:50 am Session 2 Panel Discussion: Facilitated
Alexandros Savvaidis
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Session 3: Near-Surface Geophysics and Applications to Infrastructure Assessment, Remediation, Design, and Monitoring for Resilience
Steve Sloan
1:10 pm - 1:40 pm Speaker 1: Overview geophysical methods applicable to infrastructure
Mike Powers
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm Speaker 2: Geophysics for infrastructure monitoring
Phil Sirles
2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Speaker 3: Major rehabilitation of Clearwater Dam, MO - Case Study
Bradley Clark
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break 
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm Session 3 Panel Discussion: Facilitated
Steve Sloan
3:20 pm - 5:00 pm Focused Group Discussions or Tour of OSU and Boone Pickens School of Geology
Priyank Jaiswal
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner with Poster Sessions
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Session 4: Geotechnical Engineering Perspective
Richard Olsen
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Session 4 Panel Discussion: Facilitated
Phil Sirles
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm Informal Discussions - soft drinks and coffee with dessert

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Time Event
9:00 am - 10:00 am Session 5: Resiliency Discussion and Policy Presentations
9:00 am - 9:10 am Introduction to session
Session 5 Facilitator: Matthew Smith
9:10 am - 9:40 am Speaker 1: Issues of identifying federal, state, and local agencies with responsibilities for infrastructure assessment, maintenance, renewal monitoring, resiliency consideration, and potential funding sources for research, development, and demonstration, OK Infrastructure Report Card.
Yahanes Sugeng
9:40 am - 10:00 am Coffee Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am Speaker 2: Infrastructure Renewal Policy Issues
Bjorn Birgisson
10:30 am - 11:00 am Session 5 - Panel Discussion: Facilitated
Matthew Smith
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Forum Wrap-Up Discussions, General Conclusions, Guidelines and Recommendations for White Paper; Executive Summaries, Professional Magazine publications; Writing Assignments
Dwain Butler, Priyank Jaiswal, and Laurie Whitesell
12:00 pm Adjourn

Sponsorship Opportunities

To maximize exposure and visibility for our partners, we offer an array of sponsorship opportunities designed to suit a range of budgets that target specific audiences for optimum return on investment. Contact Laurie Whitesell for additional information. 

Important Documents

Important Dates

Registration opened
5 March

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