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On behalf of the Geotechnical Institute (G-I) and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), we would like to invite you to Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona, February 14-17, 2016 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Important reasons to attend this conference are to network and make connections with leaders in your profession, gain knowledge by attending outstanding technical sessions, and earn Professional Development Hours (PDH's) in technical sessions. When in Phoenix, you should stay an extra day or two to visit parks, museums, outdoor adventures, great food, deserts and much more.

This unique joint Congress will give you great opportunities to network with both structural and geotechnical engineers. The conference will stimulate coordination and understanding between academia and practicing engineers and drive the practical application of cutting edge research. It will provide crucial data for the stimulation of technological advancement and the improvement of professional practice, all resulting in the advancement of attendees' careers.

Joint Planning Committee Co-Chairs

C. Yoga Chandran, Ph.D., G.E., M.ASCE
Senior Project Manager, CH2M Hill

Marc I. Hoit, Ph.D., F.SEI, F.ASCE
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO
Professor of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
North Carolina State University

Joint Planning Committee Members

Richard J. Finno, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, GE. M.ASCE
Professor, Northwestern University

Youssef M. A. Hashash, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jeffrey R. Keaton, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, P.G., F.ASCE
Principal Engineering Geologist, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure

Paul F. Mlakar, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE
Senior Research Scientist, U.S. Army Research and Development Center

James G. Soules, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
Principal Civil/Structural Engineer, Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CB&I)

John G. Tawresey, P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE
Vice President, KPFF Consulting Engineers

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  • Network and make connections with Leaders in both professions
  • Gain Knowledge by attending outstanding technical sessions over 100 from which to choose
  • Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) in technical sessions
  • Interface with Students and Young Professionals
  • Visit Phoenix to see interesting parks, museums, go on fun outdoor adventures, taste great food, and see much more

Who Should Attend?

  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Geoprofessionals
  • Structural Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Bridge and Building Designers
  • Engineering Researchers with an interest in cross-cutting topics
  • Young Professionals
  • Business Owners
  • Educators/Professors/Academics
  • Government Officials
  • Students
  • Users of ASCE 7, ASCE 41 and ASCE 24
  • ASCE/GEO/SEI Members in the Southwest
  • Professional Engineers looking for additional PDH opportunities


October 12, 2015 - Optional Final Papers Due

December 17, 2015 - Early Bird Registration Deadline

January 12, 2016 - Advance Registration Deadline

January 13, 2016 - Onsite Registration Opens

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