Data Acquisition and Visualization
Learn about data acquisition from the field, and general considerations for efficient data collection/transfer/storage. Once that data is collected, visualization is key, and there will be discussions on how to transform that data into usable information for evaluation and communication.
Eligible for 2.0 PDHs
Global Infrastructure Group Manager
Josh has five years of Civil Engineering experience (Twin Falls, ID) and nine years of instrumentation experience (Campbell Scientific, Logan, UT). Notable assignments included project and plan review for the City of Twin Falls, ID and third-party project management and oversight for the Idaho Transportation Department during major roadway projects. He has assisted customers on a global basis with data acquisition systems for agricultural applications, bridges, buildings, and dams. Josh earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Utah State University.
Senior Geotechnical Consultant
With more than 15 years of geotechnical engineering experience, Mike is passionate about the use of technology and enhanced dam monitoring practices that make dam operations and mining projects safer and more sustainable. In his current role, Mike’s primary focus on enhancement of dam safety management systems allows project and client teams to achieve greater efficiency and confidence in making important operational and management decisions. He is best known for geotechnical performance monitoring using discretized sensor networks, automated systems, GIS based inspection and monitoring systems, and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) analysis.
President & Founder
Shaun was trained as a Geotechnical and Water Resources Engineer. He was the VP of development for Sideplate Systems. In 2009 he received his PhD from Utah State University. He ran Campbell Scientific's Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring group for several years, then went to work for Allen Marr at Geocomp as a Senior Engineer for monitoring systems.
In May 2018, Shaun left GeoComp and won the contract for instrumentation of the Qiddiya Project, a multi billion dollar entertainment complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Bill Bradford joined the firm in October 2018, and now Dustin Engineers is managing several projects in Saudi Arabia and the USA.
Georgette Hlepas, PhD, PE
National Geotechnical Policy Advisor
US Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. Georgette Hlepas is the National Geotechnical Policy Advisor for the US Army Corps of Engineers and is located in the Headquarters office in DC. She is also the lead for the USACE Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring Community of Practice and the Chairperson for the USSD Monitoring of Dams and Their Foundations Committee. She has ~13 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and instrumentation with USACE and has been an instructor of several instrumentation courses. She has a PhD in Civil and Materials Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois.