AEG 2020 Annual Meeting

Please stay tuned for updates soon from AEG National about the upcoming September Portland Annual Meeting. We’ll keep you informed as we learn more.

Please visit the AEG 2020 Annual Meeting Information page for additional info

May 19th Virtual Meeting

Next meeting May 19th, 2020

Tuesday • May 19th 2020 • 6 – 9 PM

**GoToMeeting Information Pending

Itinerary:

6 PM — Introductions and Announcements

6:30 PM — Presentation

Please RSVP to aegoregon@gmail.com by 5 PM Monday, May 18th


In Situ Stabilization for Development

Featuring: Rory Kilkenny of Aspect Consulting

Many urban redevelopment sites require both environmental remediation as well as geotechnical ground improvement. Under the correct site conditions, significant cost efficiencies can be gained by coupling the environmental and geotechnical efforts with a single technology called in-situ solidification (ISS).

ISS involves mechanically mixing environmentally impacted soil with cement-based binders without removing the soil from the ground. The goal is to encapsulate contaminated material and form a solid monolith. This monolith is designed to restrict contaminant migration by decreasing the surface area exposed to leaching and by lowering the hydraulic conductivity of the material. ISS has the added benefit of improving the geotechnical properties of the soil, including increasing soil strength and reducing susceptibility to liquefaction or settlement. In his presentation, Rory will discuss the state-of-the-art ISS as a remedial and geotechnical ground improvement technology.

Speaker Bio: Rory Kilkenny

Rory Kilkenny is a professional engineer with 10 years of experience working on waterfront and upland projects related to geo-environmental investigation, design and project implementation. He has designed and implemented environmental remedies throughout the North America and western Europe. He specializes in projects with a focus on deep excavations requiring shoring and dewatering, in-situ solidification/stabilization, permeable reactive barriers, and hydraulic cut-off walls. His in-situ solidification/stabilization projects have included the remediation of manufactured gas plants, creosote sites, chlorinated solvent plumes, and refineries. While not at work he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Sara.


Message from the Chair

To paraphrase a certain masked crime fighter: With great change comes great opportunity! May 2020 brings an exciting new event for our Chapter.  We are organizing a first-ever (for us) Webinar Meeting to hear a talk from Rory Kilkenny of Aspect Consulting.  Rory will be discussing in-situ solidification (ISS).  Based on feedback from the Nisqually Chapter’s recent virtual meeting, this format will help us all stay healthy and allow new folks from outside the Portland Metro region to join! Please join us on May 19th for a great talk and remember to bring your own beverage.

Another exciting event we are planning is a Virtual Student Night in June.  We are soliciting any and all students who are interested in presenting their research for the Chapter for cash prize money and an opportunity to interact with local professionals.  To participate, each student will be required to prepare a 2 to 5 minute recorded video presentation to be shared via YouTube.  Because the presentations will be submitted in advance, this year we’re able to offer a twist on our regular Student Night: All AEG members who watch the video presentations will be able to cast votes! So students, if you like money and want to rub elbows with potential employers please see the Student Night announcement in this newsletter and on our website. 

Please stay tuned for updates soon from AEG National about the upcoming September Portland Annual Meeting. We’ll keep you informed as we learn more.

Ben George, P.E., R.G., C.E.G.
Oregon AEG Chapter Chair


AEG Oregon Student Night 2020

On Tuesday June 16, 2020, the AEG Oregon Chapter will host the Annual Student Night online! Please follow the link for more information: AEG Oregon Student Night 2020 Announcement


Portland 2020 Annual Meeting Update

Please stay tuned for updates soon from AEG National about the upcoming September Portland Annual Meeting. We’ll keep you informed as we learn more.

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