Instrumentation Data Analysis Tips and Tricks
Includes a Live Event on 08/26/2021 at 10:00 AM (MDT)
This webinar will focus on how to analyze the data from instrumentation to understand project performance. It will highlight common errors and misunderstandings to be avoided as well as how to identify concerning data.
Eligible for 2 PDHs
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.
Tony Simmonds is a Director at Geokon, Lebanon, NH, USA, a manufacturer of geotechnical instrumentation, where he has worked for over 35 years. He graduated from Portsmouth University, in the UK, in 1979 with an honors degree in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. He is responsible for Geokon’s network of overseas agents, representatives and system integrators and travels extensively to support them both on site and in commercially related matters. Among the many projects in which he has been involved, some of the most notable include the Three Gorges Dam (China), the Petronas Twin Towers (KL, Malaysia), Itaipu Dam (Paraguay/Brazil), the Central Artery Project (Boston USA) and the Potzdamer Platz (Berlin, Germany). Tony is an active member of the TRB (Transportation Research Board), DFI (Deep Foundations Institute), ISSMGE (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering), and ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers).
Technical Advisor and Vice-President of Market Development
RST Instruments, Inc.
Pierre Choquet has been involved in the field of Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring for most of his career. He joined RST Instruments of Maple Ridge, BC in 2007 and is now Technical Advisor and Vice-President of Market Development. Pierre graduated in Geological Engineering (Engineering Geology) from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and subsequently obtained a doctorate degree in Rock Mechanics from Ecole des Mines de Paris in France. From 1982 to 1993 he was a faculty member at the department of Mining and Metallurgy of Laval University in Quebec City where his specialty was rock mechanics, ground control, and applied geology. Pierre is a member of the USSD Committee on Monitoring Dams and their Foundations and is the Canada representative on the ICOLD Technical Committee on Dam Surveillance. He is also the Editor of the Instrumentation and Monitoring column of the Canadian Geotechnique magazine.
Georgette Hlepas, PhD, PE (Moderator)
National Geotechnical Policy Advisor
US Army Corps of Engineers
Located in DC, Dr. Hlepas 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 Presenter of several instrumentation courses. Dr. Hlepas has a PhD in Civil and Materials Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois.