Please join us for our November Monthly Meeting – please note this meeting has been moved to November 9th due to SAME Small Business Conference the first week in November.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
SAME Fort Worth Post Monthly Luncheon
Get to Know Your Site and Manage Project Risk: Case Studies in Applied Engineering Geophysics
Applied engineering geophysics can add value to the subsurface characterization process by increasing the subsurface “sample size” and filling in the gaps between the borings. Geophysical imaging techniques also allow scientists and engineers to obtain data in areas where it may not be feasible to install borings.
Geoscientists and engineers are often challenged when tasked with developing a useful model of subsurface conditions at a project site. In fact, relying on limited data from a few borings is analogous to looking at the world through a keyhole. This can lead to design issues that may result in significant cost overruns during construction or even failure of completed structures.
During this presentation we will review case studies where geophysical methods were applied to resolve issues for engineering projects where boring data alone were insufficient to develop a viable subsurface model for project design and/or construction. The case studies include transportation, stormwater management, tunneling, and dams and levees.
Rusty Branch, P.G.
Vice President and Geoscientist
Rusty is a multi-disciplinary scientist and has been a member of the Gehrig, Inc. team since 2016. He has nearly 15 years of experience in the field of near-surface, applied geophysics, including UAV-based studies. He has served on many local, state, and national boards and committees of professional organizations and non-profits. Some of the positions include Chair for the Texas Section of the ASCE Geo-Institute, Chair of the Texas Chapter of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, and a leadership training instructor on the national level for the Boy Scouts of America. Rusty is currently a national board member and Regional Director for the Association of Environmental Geologists. He has co-authored peer-reviewed publications in the fields of geology, vertebrate paleontology, and botany. His three decades of professional and academic experience covers geoscience, bioscience, computer information systems, and GIS.
The RAFFLE is back so don’t forget to bring cash!!!
Additional door prizes will be provided by the Fort Worth Post and our Sustaining Member Firms!
10:30 a.m. Board Meeting
11:30 a.m. Registration
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Program
Petroleum Club | 40th Floor
777 Main Street | Fort Worth, Texas
$35.00 Full Buffet
$30.00 Young Members
$6.15 On-Site Parking