Created by ASCE in October 1996, the Geo-Institute (G-I) combines the talents and perspectives of its members to promote the geotechnical profession and enhance career development through specialty conferences, journals and practice-oriented publications, educational programs, networking and coalition building, technical committees and task forces and leadership on emerging issues. The 12,100 members and 63 organizational members of G-I include scientists, engineers, technologists and organizations interested in improving the environment, mitigating natural hazards, and constructing economically engineered facilities.
The Grouting Technical Committee of the Geo-Institute (G-I) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG) are organizing the 5th International Grouting Conference. This conference will focus on new technologies and current practice related to grouting, deep mixing, and diaphragm walls.
Since 1982, international grouting conferences have been held every ten years in New Orleans. At the last conference in 2012, there was general agreement that the 10-year interval was too long and would be changed to a 5-year interval. In that time, there had been more innovative advances in the engineering and practice of grouting applications than could be adequately explored at any one conference, and the industry needed—and deserved—a shorter interval.
Michael J. Byle, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Tetra Tech EC
Conference Co-Chair and Sponsorship & Exhibits Chair
Paolo Gazzarrini, P.Eng, M.ASCE, Sea to Sky Geotech Inc.
Conference Co-Chair and Technical Program Chair
Donald A. Bruce, Ph.D., D.GE, M.ASCE, Geosystems L.P.
Conference Co-Chair and Technical Program Vice-Chair
Allen Cadden, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Schnabel Engineering
Conference Co-Chair and Student and Young Professionals Participation Chair
Chadi El Mohtar, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, University of Texas at Austin
Lawrence F. Johnsen, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, GZA GeoEnvironmental
Local Geotechnical Chair
Xiaobin "Tim" Lin, P.E., M.ASCE, GeoLabs, Inc.