A Forum on Infrastructure

24-26 August 2018 | Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

About

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.  

Venue

Oklahoma State University (OSU) – Stillwater Campus
Student Union, 2nd floor ballroom 
100 S. Hester St. 
Stillwater, OK 74078  

Hotels

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

Contact

Leona R. Ball
Meeting Planner, Programs and Global Events 
918-497-5589

Attend

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. 

Venue

Oklahoma State University (OSU) – Stillwater Campus
Student Union, 2nd floor ballroom 
100 S. Hester St. 
Stillwater, OK 74078  

Parking

If staying in the Atherton Hotel, it is directly attached to the Student Union and has valet parking ($) with unlimited in/out. Otherwise use the Student Union parking garage (unless you can find or know of other parking).  

Registration

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 
918-497-5589

Technical Program

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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Friday 24 August

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Registration

6:00 - 6:05 PM

Introduction to the subject of the forum

Ms. Laurie Whitesell
Near Surface Geophysics Program Manager
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

6:05 - 6:10 PM

Meeting facilities and safety details

Dr. Priyank Jaiswal
Assoc. Professor, Geophysics
Oklahoma State University

6:10 - 6:20 PM

Introduction of ASCE and USACE participants;Introdcution to the forum facilitators and outline of the format of the forum

Dr. Dwain Butler, P.G.
Senior Scientist
Applied Geophysics Consultancy, LLC

6:20 - 6:25 PM

Introduction to the kickoff session - Collaborative Infrastructure Overview

Dr. Dwain Butler, P.G.
Senior Scientist
Applied Geophysics Consultancy, LLC

6:30 - 7:00 PM

ASCE’s Initiatives in Sustainability and Resiliency of Infrastructure

Dr. Norbert Delatte, Jr., P.E, F.ACI, F.ASCE.
M.R. Lohmann Endowed Professor, Head of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Oklahoma State University
ASCE, OSU, civil engineering department

7:00 - 7:30 PM

USACE Initiatives and program development and types; geologic settings, variability and problems; Scope of repair, rehabilitation, renewal requirements; resiliancy considerations; risk assessments and cost projections

Dr. Matthew Smith, P.E.
Senior Research Civil Engineer
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (USACE-ERDC)

7:30 - 8:00 PM

Facilitated Discussion of Keynote Session

Butler, Delatte, and Smith

8:30 - 10:00 PM

ICE BREAKER RECEPTION

Saturday 25 August

9:00 - 12:00 PM

Morning Session: Presentations Highlighting Unique Infrastructure Issues Facing Central U.S.

Unique challenges presented by Sustained Low-Level Shaking caused by dramatic Increases in low-magnitude EQ’s (2 - 4+) in recent years in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and impacts on societal anxiety, Critical Structures, Lifeline Infrastructure, and Infrastructure Resiliency considerations

9:00 - 9:10 AM

Introduction to session

Dr. Alexandros Savvaidos
Manager of the Texas Seismological Network (TexNet)
Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Oklahoma Seismicity and observable effects on infrastructure

Dr. Jacob Walter
Oklahoma State Seismologist
Oklahoma Geological Survey, University of Oklahoma

9:40 - 10:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK

10:00 - 10:20 AM

Montoring of induced seismicity and its effects on a 12-story structure in Oklahoma using combined geodetic and seismic techniques

Dr. Jennifer Haase
Research Scientist
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

10:20 - 10:40 AM

Above-surface geophysical monitoring

Dr. Priyank Jaiswal
Assoc. Professor, Geophysics
Oklahoma State University

10:40 - 11:00 AM

Can Repetitive Small Magnitude-Induced Seismic Events Actually Cause Damage?

Dr. Oliver Taylor, P.E.
Research Civil Engineer
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (USACE-ERDC)

11:00 - 11:20 AM

Earthquakes in Oklahoma – Adapting to a New Reality

Dr. Norbert Delatte, Jr., P.E, F.ACI, F.ASCE.
M.R. Lohmann Endowed Professor, Head of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Oklahoma State University
ASCE-OSU

11:20 - 12:00 PM

Facilitated Discussion

Alexandros - Facilitator, Norb, Oliver, Jennifer, Priyank, USACE Tulsa District representative, Q&A with attendees
 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Catered Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Afternoon Session: Near-Surface Geophysics and Applications to Infrastructure Assessment, Remediation, Design, and Monitoring for Resilience

1:00 - 1:10 PM

Introduction to session

Dr. Steve Sloan, P.G.
Research Geophysicist
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (USACE-ERDC)

1:10 - 1:40 PM

Overview of geophysical methods applicable to infrastructure—general applicability, measurements, vertical and horizontal resolution, interpretation, correlation or direct conversion to engineering parameters. Geophysical methodologies for continuous, high resolution profiling of “elongated” structures—dams, levees, roadways, railroads, airfields, pipelines, power lines ....

Dr. Mike Powers
Research Geophysicist, Deputy Science Center Director, Crustal Geophysics
U.S. Geological Survey

1:40 - 2:10 PM

Geophysical methodologies for critical infrastructure foundation assessment—dams, bridges, power plants, wind farms, karst issues. NDT. Geophysics for infrastructure monitoring……

Mr. Phil Sirles
Principal Geophysicist
Olson Engineering

2:10 - 2:40 PM

Rehabilitation of Clearwater Dam - From Sinkhole to Cutoff Wall

Mr. Bradley Clark, P.E.,
Geotechnical Engineer, Southwestern Division Dam Safety Production Center
Little Rock District USACE

2:40 - 3:00 PM

Facilitated Session

Sloan - Facilitator, Powers, Sirles, and Clark, Q&A with attendees

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Focused group discussions; tour of OSU and Boone Pickens School of Geology

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Catered Dinner

7:30 - 8:00 PM

Facilitated discussion of interfaces between and communications between geologists, geophysicists, geotechnical engineers, project managers

Mr. Phil Sirles
Principal Geophysicist
Olson Engineering

8:00 - 9:00 PM

Poster Session & Discussion

Dr. Priyank Jaiswal
Assoc. Professor, Geophysics
Oklahoma State University

Sunday 26 August

9:00 - 12:00 PM

Morning Session: Resiliency Discussion and Policy Presentations, emphasizing the broad policy background, regulatory framework, legal issues, and future policy evolution to address infrastructure assessment, maintenance, protection, resiliency, etc.

9:00 - 9:10 AM

USACE Initiatives and Program Development: Scope of Requirements, Resiliency Considerations, Risk Assessment

Dr. Matthew Smith, P.E.
Senior Research Civil Engineer
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (USACE-ERDC)

9:10 - 9:40 AM

Dams and Seismicity, what Should We Do?

Mr. Yohanes Sugeng, P. E.,
CFM, Engineering Manager
Dam Safety and Floodplain Management Programs, National Floodplain Insurance Program Coordinator, Planning & Management Division, Oklahma Water Resources Board

9:40 - 10:10 AM

TBD

Dr. Bjorn Birgisson, P.E.
TEES Distinguished Research Professor, Founding Director of the Center for Infrastructure Renewal
Texas A&M University

10:10 - 10:40 AM

Facilitated Discussion

Smith - Facilitator, Sugeng, and Birgisson, Q&A with attendees
 

10:40 - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Wrap-up discussions, General Conclusion, guidelines and recommendations for white paper, executive summaries, professional magazine publications; and writing assignments

Butler, Jaiswal, Whitesell

 

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