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ASCE Geotechnical Group Dinner Meeting - 9/2022
UW - Alder Auditorium
Seattle, WA
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ASCE Geotechnical Group Dinner Meeting - 9/2022
Co-organized by University of Washington GIGGS and University of Washington Geotechnical Group

Join us for our first in-person dinner meeting of the year! The meeting will feature a presentation by Silas Nichols of the Federal Highway Administration followed by food and refreshments.

Presentation:  Geotechnical Challenges for the Future of Transportation

Abstract: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) maintains strategic plans for research, development, and implementation activities to address a broad range of multi-disciplinary issues impacting transportation geotechnics and the geotechnical discipline as a whole. Innovations in construction equipment, increased load carrying demands for foundation elements resulting in significantly larger and deeper foundation elements, and performance and climate issues impacting our infrastructure have tested our design methodologies, construction means and methods and our common assumptions about design and service life of geotechnical assets and features. The FHWA is currently planning and executing a long-range plan to address big picture issues in the industry and to position geotechnical engineering to better align with evolution of the discipline including technology, material, and equipment advances. The presentation will discuss our identification of amplifying issues in geotechnical engineering, and how we are currently working to address them.

Biography:  Silas Nichols is the Principal Geotechnical Engineer for the Federal Highway Administrations Office of Infrastructure. Silas is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the FHWA National Geotechnical Team through policy support, technical developments, and coordination with industry and professional groups.  Silas experience is in both public and private sector engineering work. Professional experience includes design and construction services for numerous routine, and complex or unusual projects throughout the United States; development and delivery of instructor led and web based training for continued education of transportation engineers; development and delivery of university courses; invited and keynote presentations; authoring technical articles and editorial columns; and various levels of participation on technical and steering committees.

Silas is internationally recognized for accomplishments related to design and construction, risk in project delivery, and quality assurance in foundation construction. He has led, and overseen a variety of research efforts and the development of several geotechnical engineering circulars (GECs) that have established or updated the state of the practice for highway geotechnics, provided expert forensic assistance in several high-profile projects throughout the United States, and provided technical training and expert assistance to numerous foreign agencies on a diverse selection of topics. Silas is a Certified Instructor and a Master Trainer for the National Highway Institute (NHI) and teaches classes part-time at the University of Delaware. Silas has a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University, and a masters Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Tufts University.


UW - Alder Auditorium (View)
1315 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98105
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



PARKING: Paid parking is available at the UW Central Plaza Garage (4100 George Washington Lane NE). Additional parking options can be found at: https://transportation.uw.edu/park/visitor/self-serve

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