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4th International Conference on Grouting and Deep Mixing
Marriott New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
February 16-18, 2012

This conference, organized by the International Conference Organization for Grouting, Inc. (ICOG) and the Deep Foundations Institute, is the 4th International Conference on the state-of-practice and state-of-the-art in grouting technology. The conference continues the series started in 1982 and its ten-year updates in 1992 and 2003.

*Program below lists presenters only. All authors will be listed in Abstract Booklet to be provided at the conference and in the conference proceedings.

Conference Program
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CONFERENCE UNDERWRITERS (Wednesday, February 15, 2012)
12:00 AM-12:00 PM Thank you for your support!



Gannett Fleming, Inc.







Russo Corporation

Pre-Conference Short Courses (Separate Registration Required) (Wednesday, February 15, 2012)
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Instrumentation of Drilling and Grouting
Donald A. Bruce, Ph.D., C.Eng., Geosystems L.P.
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Grouting Materials: Basics, Testing, and Applications.
James Warner, P.E., Consultant and Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, P.E., Ph.D., University of Houston
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Grouting for Geotechnical Support and Groundwater Control in Karst
Michael Byle, P.E., F. ASCE, Tetra Tech EC Inc. and Clay Griffin, Rembco Geotechnical Contractors Inc.
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Compaction Grouting Consensus Guide; A Practical Users Guide
Jeffrey Geraci, Layne GeoConsruction and Michael Miluski, P.E., Compaction Grouting Services Inc.
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Deep Soil Mixing Specialty Short Course
David E. Weatherby, Schnabel Foundation Company and Rick Deschamps, P.E., Ph.D., Nicholson Construction Company
8:00 AM-5:00 PM Jet Grouting and the ASCE Jet Grouting Guideline
Tom Hurley, Nicholson Construction Company; George K. Burke, P.E., D.GE., Hayward Baker Inc.; Paolo Gazzarrini, P.Eng., Sea to Sky Geotech Inc.

Conference Kick-Off (Wednesday, February 15, 2012)

Day One Program (Thursday, February 16, 2012)
8:30 AM-9:00 AM Opening/Welcome: An Owner's Perspective on Rehabilitating Deep Foundations for Water Resource Infrastructure
Eric Halpin, US Army Corp of Engineers Special Assistant for Dam and Levee Safety
The presentation will address the influences of past and current engineering practices on decision making and risk management for foundation improvements of dams and levees.
9:00 AM-10:00 AM Keynote Lecture: Cement-Bentonite Slurry Systems
Stephan Jefferis, Environmental Geotechnics Ltd.
10:00 AM-10:30 AM Break & Exhibits
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Session 1A: Deep Mixing The New Orleans Experience
Moderators: Peter Cali & Filippo Maria Leoni
*The History of Deep Mixing in New Orleans-Donald Bruce, Geosystems L.P.
*Overview of Deep Mixing at Levee LPV 111-Peter Cali, Sea Level Engineering, LLC
*Deep Mixing Design for Raising Levee Section, LPV 111 New Orleans, LA-Andrew Boeckmann, P.E., URS Corporation
*Construction Operations and Quality Control of Deep Mixing at Levee LPV 111 In New Orleans-Wesley Schmutzler, Treviicos Corporation
*Bench-Scale Testing and Quality Control/Quality Assurance Testing for Deep Mixing at Levee LPV 111-Filippo Maria Leoni, Treviicos Corporation; Alessandro Bertero, TREVI SpA
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Session 1B: Grouting & Deep Mixing Environmental Issues and Control
Moderators: Michael Miluski & Tom Hurley
*Multiple Pass Permeation Grouting to Encapsulate and Contain Radioactive Waste in a Predictable Fashion-Ward Naudts, ECO Grouting Specialists Inc.
*In Situ Treatment of Low-Level Radioactive Buried Waste at the Idaho National Laboratory Site Using an Innovative Jet Grouting Technique-Mike Blanding, Hayward Baker Inc.
*Properties of Hydraulically Dumped Coal Ash after Soil Mixing Improvement-Shih-hao Cheng, National Taiwan University of Science & Technology
*Environmental Technology Verification Program at CIGMAT for Grouts Used in Infrastructure Rehabilitation-Cumuraswamy Vipulanandan, University of Houston
*On the Sustainable Ground Improvement Aspects of Pyrite Bearing Clay Using Lime Activated Slag-Md. Shahidul Islam, Monash University
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Session 1C: Materials: Cement Based Grouts
Moderators: Adam Hockenberry & Ray Krizek
*Effect of Meta-Kaolin Clay on the Working and Strength Properties of Cement Grouts-Cumuraswamy Vipulanandan, University of Houston
*Bleeding and Bleeding Measurement of Cement-Based Grout-Almir Draganovic, KTH
*A Swedish Grouting Design Concept: Hydraulic Testing and Selection of Grout-Åsa Fransson, Chalmers University of Technology
*Physical Properties of Cement-Sodium Silicate Grout with Kaolinite-Sina Kazemian, Islamic Azad University
*Using Chemical Admixtures to Improve Performance and Handling of Grouts Used in the Geotechnical Industry -Daniel Millette, The Euclid Chemical Company
12:00 PM-2:30 PM G.R.E.A.T.S. Lunch
sponsored by HAYWARD BAKER INC.
2:30 PM-3:30 PM Keynote Lecture: Practice, Perspectives, & Trends in U.S. Rock Grouting
David Wilson, Gannett Fleming Inc.
3:30 PM-4:00 PM Break & Exhibits
4:00 PM-5:45 PM Session 2A: North American Dams 1
Moderators: Donald Bruce & Christopher Hallahan
*Initial Grouting in the Embankment Foundation at Wolf Creek Dam near Jamestown Kentucky-Tommy Haskins & Sarah Mackey, US Army Corps of Engineers
*1968 to 1975 Emergency Grouting in the Embankment Foundation at Wolf Creek Dam near Jamestown Kentucky -Tommy Haskins & Brook Brosi, US Army Corps of Engineers
*A Case History of Grouting at Logan Martin Dam-Stacy Sprayberry, Southern Company
*Quality Control Testing Analysis for Cementitious Grout at the Center Hill Dam-Douglas M. Heenan, P. Eng., Advanced Construction Techniques Inc.
*McCook Reservoir Case History of Current US Rock Grouting Practice-Thomas Richards, Nicholson Construction Company
*Advances in Monitoring and Control Systems for High Mobility Grouting-Lisheng Shao, Hayward Baker Inc.
4:00 PM-5:45 PM Session 2B: Anchors & Piles
Moderators: Graham Smith & Robert Carnevale
*Grouting of Ground Anchors to Resist Hydrostatic Uplift at Burnley Tunnel, Melbourne-Devon Mothersille, Single Bore Multiple Anchor Ltd.
*miniJET®: A New Type of Micropile-Timothy Myers, Layne Geoconstruction
*Anchors Bars in Frozen Bedrock Curing Techniques for Backfill Grout-Grant Bonin, Golder Associates Ltd.
4:00 PM-5:45 PM Session 2C: Limited Mobility Grouting
Moderators: James Warner & Steve Scherer
*Limited Mobility Displacement Grouting Design for Foundation Bearing Improvement-Tarek Haider, Geo-Explorers, Inc.
*Remediation of Settlement in Shallow to Deep Utility Trenches Using Low Mobility Compaction Grouting Techniques in Cohesive Backfill-Joe Harris, Hayward Baker Inc. and Marc Cleveland, CTL/Thompson Inc.
*Engineering and Design for Deep Foundation Creep and Grouting at the Thames River Bridge-Walter Kaeck, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
*Construction Challenges During the Remedial Grouting of the Thames River Bridge- Patrick Carr, The Judy Company, Inc.
*Compaction Grouting, A Half Century Review-Sam Bandimere, Bandimere Grouting Consulting Services
*Numerical Simulation of a Compaction Grouting Test Area-Antonios Anthogalidis, Technische Universität Darmstadt
5:45 PM-7:30 PM Exhibits & Reception

Day Two Program (Friday, February 17, 2012)
7:30 AM-8:30 AM Keynote Lecture: The State of the Practice of Jet Grouting
George Burke, Hayward Baker Inc.
8:30 AM-10:00 AM Session 3A: Jet Grouting 1
Moderators: Paolo Gazzarrini & Al Sehn
*Probalistic Design of Massive Jet Grouted Water Sealing Barriers-Alessandro Flora, Ph.D., University of Napoli Federico II
*Numberical Modeling of Laterally Loaded Pile Groups in Soft Clay Improved with Jet Grouting-Cheng Lin, University of Kansas
*The Design of Jet Grouting from Concept to Execution-Robert Essler, RD Geotech Ltd.
*Estimation of the Diameter of Jet Grouted Column Based on Turbulent Kinematic Flow Theory-Shui-Long Shen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
*Evaluation of Diameter and Characteristics of Jet Grouting Columns: Analytical Approach-Francesco Carnevale, Technital S.p.A.
8:30 AM-10:00 AM Session 3B: North American Dams 2
Moderators: David Wilson & Joe Harris
*Evaluating the Performance of Grouting for Hydraulic Barriers in Rock-Bill Roman, Gannett Fleming Inc.
*Protection of Embankments During Drilling and Grouting-Adam Hockenberry, Gannett Fleming Inc.
*Howard Hanson Dam Right Abutment Seepage: 2009 Emergency Interim Grout Curtain-Ryan Sullivan, Nicholson Construction Company
*Seismic Remediation Using High Strength Cement Bentonite Slurry Walls: Tuttle Creek Dam-Glen Bellew, United States Army Corps of Engineers - Kansas City District
*Composite Cut-Off Walls for Dams: Theory and Practice-Donald Bruce, Geosystems LP
8:30 AM-10:00 AM Session 3C: Materials: Chemical and Other Grout
Moderators: Cumuraswamy Vipulanandan & Stephan Jefferis
*Biocalcis and its Applications for the Consolidation of Sands-Jean-François Mosser, Soletanche-Bachy
*Development and Implementation of Innovative Resin Injection Protocols to Control Water Ingress through Diaphragm Walls-Peter Town, H2OX LLP
*Pressure-Temperature-Volume Change Relationship for a Hydrophilic Polyurethane Grout-Cumuraswamy Vipulanandan, University of Houston
*Anionic and Cationic Surfactant Modified Acrylamide Grout and Grouted Sand-Cumuraswamy Vipulanandan, University of Houston
*Mechanical Properties of Polyurethane Grout for Permanent Ground Support Applications-Helen Robinson, Schnabel Engineering
10:00 AM-10:30 AM Exhibits & Break
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Session 4A: Jet Grouting 2
Moderators: Steve Maranowski & Larry Jedele
*Large Diameter Rapid Jet Grouting in Taipei Silty Soil-Shih-Hao Cheng, National Taiwan University of Science & Technology
*Challenges in the Execution of Jet Grouting Curtains at the Estreito HPP-Akira Koshima, Novatecna Consolidações e Construções S.A
*Ground Treatment Solutions using Jet Grouting-Alexandre Pinto, JetSJ Geotecnia Lda.
*Jet Grouting Field Trial in Manhattan Soil Deposits, New York-Chu Ho, Arup
*Overcoming Challenges with Jet Grouting at Sydney International Airport-Murray Yates, GFWA Menard Bachy Group
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Session 4B: International Dams
Moderators: Friederich-Karl Ewert & Douglas Heenan
*Grouting of Dispersive Dam Foundations-Wolfgang Heinz, Rodio/Rosond
*Grouting Experience in Variable Geological Conditions in Southern Africa-Gabriel Steyn, Knight Piésold (Pty) Ltd
*Carno Dam Remedial Works - Case History of Complex Repair Works-Clif Kettle, Bachy Soletanche
*Foundation Preparation and Seepage Barrier Installation at the Wyaralong Dam Construction Project-Conrad Ginther, Paul C. Rizzo Associates
*Seepage Control Measures for the Papadia Dam Foundation: Design, Construction and Performance-Christos Oikonomidis, Public Power Corporation of Greece S.A.
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Session 4C: Grouts, Grouting and Groutability
Moderators: Joe Welsh & Eric Drooff
*Sealing of a Temporary Excavation for the DownTown Line - Application of Scandinavian Grouting Practice in Singapore-Nick Shirlaw, Golder Associates (Singapore) Pte Ltd
*Lifting and Levelling a Theme Park Pedestrian Bridge Using Pressure Grouting-Janine Pardee, GAI Consultants, Inc.
*Mine Spoil Modulus Improvement Using Compaction Grouting-Raymond Franz, Hayward Baker Inc.
*Stabilization of Abandoned Coal Mines for a Motorway Upgrade, Queensland, Australia-Bill Holz, Keller Mine Fill
*Compaction Grouting in Karst, A Test Program- Michael Miluski, Compaction Grouting Services, Inc.
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch & Exhibits
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Keynote Lecture: Design of Deep Mixing for Support of Levees and Floodwalls
George Filz, Virginia Tech
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Session 5A: Grouting Performance Testing 1
Moderators: Tom Richards & Jeff Geraci
*Instrumentation and Performance of a Liquefaction Mitigation Program by Compaction Grouting-Tanner Blackburn, Hayward Baker, Inc.
*Improved Methods of Control for Fractured Rock Grouting-Dr. Trevor Carter, Golder Associates Inc.
*Advances Towards Better Injection Control and Verification of Grouting Performance-Grant Bonin, Golder Associates
*Assessing the Effectiveness of Compaction Grouting Using Seismic Methods-Khamis Haramy, FHWA
*The Use of Drilling Parameters Recording as a Tool for Quality Control in Jet Grouting Treatments-Sandra Coelho, Tecnasol FGE
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Session 5B: Deep Mixing: Analysis and Design
Moderators: David Yang & Marcelo Chuaqui
*Parametric Study of an Embankment Built on Soft Soil Reinforced with Deep Mixing Column-Paulo Venda Oliveira, University of Coimbra
*Development of Predictive Models for Cement-stabilized Soils-Rakshya Shrestha, University of Cambridge
*Effect of Spatial Variability of the Strength Properties in Lime-Cement Columns on Embankment Stability-Mohammed Al-Naqshabandy, KTH
*Modelling and Monitoring of an Excavation Support Using CSM-Alexandre Pinto, Jet SJ Geotecnia Lda
*A Possibility to Use 2.0 m Column Spacing is Investigated by Using the FEM-analyses and the Measurement of the Vertical and Horizontal Movements and the Pore Pressure-Nenad Jelisic, Swedish Transport Administration
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Session 5C: Karst: Grouting Applications and Technology
Moderators: Michael Byle & Michael Bivens
*Geological and Geotechnical Aspects of Grouting In Karst - Case Histories II-Joseph Fischer, Geoscience Services
*Karst Grouting For Foundation Support: A Discussion Board-Allen Cadden, Schnabel Engineering
*Hot Bitumen Grouting at Lonestar Quarry-Jim Bruce, Geo-Foundations Contractors Inc.
*Treatment of Covered Karst Using LMG and JG: Natura Case Revisited from the Perspective of an Application of the Observational Method-Makoto Namba, Bureau de Projetos e Consultoria Ltda
*Development of a Response Plan and Grout System for Remediation of Sinkholes-Ross McGillivray, Ardaman & Associates Inc.
3:30 PM-4:00 PM Break & Exhibits
4:00 PM-5:30 PM Session 6A: Grouting Performance Testing 2
Moderators: Tim Avery & Dan Millette
*The Role of Surface Science in Grouting-James Warner, Consulting Engineer
*Ten Years of Computer Monitoring and Beyond-Chris Hallahan, Gannett Fleming Inc.
*Automatic Monitoring of Grouting Performance Parameters-Pierre Choquet, RST Instruments Ltd.
*The Use of the Optical Televiewer in Geotechnical Construction-Kenneth Ivanetich, Hayward Baker Inc.
*Applying Real Time Grouting Control Method in Sedimentary Rock-Jalaleddin Rafi, Royal Institute of Technology
4:00 PM-5:30 PM Session 6B: Deep Mixing: Levees and Dams
Moderators: Stefano Valagussa & Mark Woodward
*Use of Deep Mixing Return Material for Levee Construction (1057080)-Wesley Schmutzler, Treviicos Corporation *Dry Soil Mixing for Levee Stabilization along the IHNC-Dennis Boehm, Hayward Baker Inc.
*Dyke Rehabilitation with a Trencher: Recent Applications in Europe-Fabrice Mathieu, Soletanche Bachy
*Results of a Cement Deep Soil Mixing Test Section at Perris Dam-James Warner, Grouting Consultant
*Installation of a Seepage Cutoff Wall at the Herbert Hoover Dike Using Cutter Soil Mixing Technology-Dan Schauer, Geosyntec
4:00 PM-5:30 PM Session 6C: Permeation Grouting
Moderators: Paul Schmall & Brad Crenshaw
*Two Difficult Tunnelling Problems Solved by Using Permeation Grouting: The Excavation of Submerged Large Size Tunnels for the Roma and Napoli Metro Projects-Vittorio Manassero, Icotekne S.p.A.
*Factors Affecting the Improvement of Clay with Blast-Furnace Slag-Lynn Salvati, Jacobs Associates
*Pre-excavation Grouting Using Multiple Grouting Techniques for CSO Projects in Dearborn, MI-Holly Donoghue, P.E., NTH Consultants, Ltd.
*Verification of Long-Term Durability of Chemical Grout Employed as Countermeasure against Liquefaction-Jun Saito, Kajima Corporation
*New Experiences in Ground Treatment by Permeation Groutin-Raffaella Granata, TREVI SpA; Mario Mauro, TREVIICOS Corporation
5:30 PM-7:00 PM Reception & Exhibits

Day Three Program (Saturday, February 18, 2012)
7:30 AM-8:30 AM Keynote Lecture: Compensation Grouting - Evolution, Field of Application and Current State of Art in UK Practice
Clif Kettle, Bachy Soletanche
8:30 AM-10:00 AM Session 7A: Tunneling: Grouting and Deep Mixing Applications 1
Moderators: Marco Boscardin & Stephen Mergentime
*A Swedish Grouting Design Concept: Grouting with Silica Sol in the Nygård and Törnskog Tunnels-Christian Butrón, Chalmers University of Technology
*New Frontier in Tunnelling with Post-Grouting in Hard Rock-Johan Funehag, Civil and Environmental Engineering
*Ground Improvements for Seattle's U230 U-Link Tunnel Construction (1039338)-Richard Hanke, Malcolm Drilling Co.
*A Swedish Grouting Design Concept: Decision Method for Hard Rock Tunneling-Sara Kvartsberg, Chalmers University of Technology
*Fracture Deformation Measurements during Grouting in Hard Rock-Johan Thörn, Chalmers University oF Technology
8:30 AM-10:00 AM Session 7B: Deep Mixing Performance Testing 1
Moderators: Dennis Boehm & Brian Jasperse
*An Application of Wet Grab Sampling to Quality Assurance of Wet Type Cement Stabilized Soil-Masaki Kitazume, Port and Airport Research Institute
*Compressibility Characteristics of a Soft Soil Stabilized by Deep Mixing - Volumetric Creep Deformations Antonio Correia, University of Coimbra
*Case Study of a Road Embankment Failure Mitigated Using Deep Soil Mixing-Catherine Tatarniuk, University of Canterbury
*Soil Mix Technology for Integrated Remediation and Ground Improvement: From Laboratory Work to Field Trials -Rakshya Shrestha, University of Cambridge
8:30 AM-10:00 AM Session 7C: Analysis and Design: Grouting
Moderators: Dawn Shuttle & Timothy Myers
*Using GIS to Track, Visualize, Analyze and Report Grouting Data-Jamey Rosen and Rob Roff, Geosyntec Consultants *In-Line Measurements of Rheological Properties of Cement-Based Grouts - Introducing The UVP-PD Method-Ulf Hakansson, Skanska
*Utilization of Compaction Grouting in Cohesive Soils to Stabilize and Re-Level Distressed Tanks and Bins - Joe Harris, Hayward Baker, Inc.
*Geologging Imagery, Applications and Geological Interpretation-Shea Altadonna, Advanced Construction Techniques Inc.
*Modeling of Cementitious Grout Injection Volume in Fractured Limestone Using Multivariate Regression Analysis of Downhole Borehole Imagery-Bryan Elledge, P.G., Advanced Construction Techniques Inc.
10:00 AM-10:30 AM Break & Exhibits
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Session 8A: Tunneling: Grouting and Deep Mixing Applications 2
Moderators: Justice Maswoswe & Walter Kaeck
*Modern Pre-excavating Grouting for Underground Structures-Hans Olav Hognestad, BASF
*A Case Study: Two Fluid Jet Grouting For Tunneling Application - Soil Stabilization and Permeability Reduction-Marcelo Chuaqui, GeoSupport Inc.
*Remediation of the Waterproofing System of a Tunnel-Alessandro Grassi, TECHNITAL S.p.A.
*State of the Art of Compensation Grouting with HDD-Drillings and Deep Foundations-Clemens Kummerer, Keller Grundbau GmbH
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Session 8B: Deep Mixing Performance Testing 2
Moderators: David Weatherby & Pete Nicholson

*Assessment of Ground Improvement with Improved Columns by Surface Wave Testing-Chih-Ping Lin, National Chiao Tung Univ.
*Installation Effects of Deep Soil Mixing in Soft Clay and its Influence on Adjacent Tunnel-Jinjian Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
*Evaluation of Soil-Cement-Bentonite Wall Performance - Effects of Backfill Shrinkage-Jan Cermak, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
*Cement-Treated Soil: Variation of UCS with Soil Type-Emilie Lapointe, Golder Associates Ltd.
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Session 8C: Grouting for Seepage Control
Moderators: Mary Ellen Bruce & Peter Yen
*Effective Grouting is Key to Open Tunnel Excavation at Lake Mead Intake No. 3 Connector Tunnels–Zachary Hills, Southern Nevada Water Authority
*Chemical Grouting for Water Control in Nearshore Poorly Cemented Sands-Lars Liersch, Bauer Lebanon
*Acrylamide Grouting: Successfully Controlling Groundwater from Canada to South America-Britt Babcock, Avanti International
*Development of a Self Sealing Gel Grout for Application in the Repair of the Ponce WWTP Outfall Using Remote Intervention-Bob Clarke, ASI Group Ltd.
*Rock Grouting Using PUR in Extreme Geological and Weather Conditions on Iceland-Almir Dragonovic, KTH Technical University of Stockholm
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch & Exhibits
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Keynote Lecture: Limited Mobility Grouting-Past, Present and Future
Michael Byle, Tetratech EC, Inc. & James Warner, Consulting Engineer
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Session 9A: Tunneling: Grouting and Deep Mixing Applications 3
Moderators: Luigi Narduzzo & Matt Niermann
*Ground Improvement in Manhattan Bulls Liver Soils for the Rehabilitation of the Cortland Street Station-Lucian Spiteri and John Stanbury, Moretrench American Corp.
*Investigation and Remediation of a Phosphate Plant Sinkhole in White Springs, Florida-Paul Schmall, Moretrench American Corp.
*Shepherds' Bush Station - Case History of Detalied Pre-Injection Tiral for Soil Consolidation-Clif Kettle, Bachy Soletanche
*Jet Grouting for Earth Retention Performed in Low Headroom for Subway Station Expansion-Shane Farr, Hayward Baker Inc.
*Stabilization of Running Granular Soils in TBM Alignment with Sodium Silicate Grout-Brendan Harkins, Condon-Johnson & Associates Inc.
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Session 9B: Deep Mixing: Highways and Transportation
Moderators: Ken Andromalos & Jeff Bean
*Deep Mixing for Support of Approach Embankments for Light Rail Overcrossing in Urban Setting-Djan Chandra, Leighton Consulting Inc.
*Deep Dry Soil Mixing to Stabilise a Live Railway Embankment across Thrandeston Bog-Nigel Pye, Mott MacDonald
*Dry Soil Mixing and Vibro Replacement in Combination for a High Embankment-Marcus Dahlstrom, Geotechnica Gothenburg AB
*Wet Soil Mixing for Bearing Capacity, Liquefaction Mitigation, and Water Cutoff for Scour Wall Construction for a New Bridge Abutment-Sunil Arora, Hayward Baker Inc.
*Laboratory and Field Trials for Deep Dry Soil Mixing to Stabilise a Live Railway Embankment across Thrandeston Bog-Nigel Pye, Mott MacDonald
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Session 9C: Grouting and Deep Mixing for Structural Support
Moderators: Clay Griffin & Sam Bandimere
*Recent Advancements in the Use of Dry Mass Stabilization for Structural Support in the United States-James Hussin, Hayward Baker Inc.
*Structural Grouting to Repair Large Power Plant Foundation-James Warner, Consulting Engineer
*Ground Improvement under a MSE Embankment Wall in an Urban Environment-Lisheng Shao, Hayward Baker Inc.
*"Deep Soil Mixing to Help the Restoration of Venice San Marco Bell Tower-Daniele Vanni, Maurizio Siepi, Stefano Macchi, Valeriano Pastore, SGI (Studio Geotecnico Italiano)
*Cutter Soil Mixed Columns for an LNG Export Tank Foundation-Gary Chapman, Golder Associates
3:30 PM-4:00 PM Break & Exhibits
4:00 PM-5:30 PM Session 10A: Mining: Grouting Applications and Technology 
Moderators: Allen Cadden & Charlie Naples
*Mine Paste Backfill - The Use of Grouts at Massive Scale-Stephan Jefferis, Environmental Geotechnics Ltd.
*Grouting of Permanent Intruded Concrete Tunnel Plugs at South Deep Gold Mine, South Africa-Donald Bruce, Geosystems, LP
*Coal Mine Remediation in South Central Illinois-Dan Greenwood, Hayward Baker, Inc.
*Grouting by Controlled Crystalization from Superstaturated Solutions - A New Way to Seal Porous and Fractured Rock Formations and to Stop Water Inflows into Mines-Gerald Ziegenbalg, IBZ-Salzchemie GmbH&Co.KG
*Cementitious Grout Infilling of Deep, Brine-Filled Salt Mines in Northwich, UK-Nick O'Riordan, Ove Arup and Partners
4:00 PM-5:30 PM Session 10B: Deep Mixing New Technologies
Moderators: Andy Walker & Donald Bruce
*CSM-Cutter Soil Mixing – Worlwide Experiences of a Young Deep Mixing Method-Franz-Werner Gerressen, Bauer Maschinen GmbH
*Cutter Soil Mixing Solutions in Portugal-Alexandre Pinto, JetSJ Geotecnia Lda.
*Deep Mixing Columns with a Spreadable Tool: Springsol-Jean-Francois Mosser, Soletanche Bachy
*Deep Soil Mixing with Geomix Method: Influence of Dispersion in UCS Values on Design Calculations (1039954)-Fabrice Mathieu, Soletanche Bachy
*Soil Improvement by Fast Deep Mixing-Massimo Ramondini, University of Naples Federico II
4:00 PM-5:30 PM Session 10C: Deep Mixing:  Methods and Applications
Moderators: James Johnson & John Wolosick
*Deep Soil Mixed Wall and Jet Grouting for an Excavation Support System at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston-David  Weatherby, Schnabel Foundation Company
*Novel Application of Wet Deep Soil Mixing for Foundation of Modern Wind Turbines (1040930)-Michal Topolnicki, Keller Poland
*The T-shaped Deep Mixed Column Application in Soft Ground Improvement-Songyu Liu, Southeast University
*A Case Study: Unreinforced Soil Mixing for Excavation Support and Bearing Capacity Improvement-Daniel Ruffing, Geo-Solutions, Inc.
*Initial Investigation into the Use of GGBS-MgO in Soil Stabilisation-Yaolin Yi, Southeast University
5:30 PM-6:00 PM Conference Closure

Companions Program*

Companion Program Thursday February 16 – Saturday February 18

Companions are encouraged to join the conference attendees during the 4th International Conference on Grouting and Deep Mixing for a specially organized program. In-between the organized social events of the Conference and the full day tour on Friday, you will have access to an exclusive suite at the Marriott New Orleans Hotel to gather and socialize.

Feb 16
8AM-10AM Breakfast in Suite 4022
9AM-10AM Historian Presentation
A professional historian will provide a presentation on the history of New Orleans along with an informative overview of the city, shopping, entertainment and restaurant options.
Noon-2:30PM G.R.E.A.T.S Luncheon with attendees
5:30PM-7PM Reception with attendees

Feb 17
7:30AM-8:45AM Breakfast in Suite 4022
8:45AM Bus Boarding
9AM-3PM New Orleans City Tour & Lunch
Grand Manors of the Garden District with Lunch followed by a Walking Tour of the French Quarter. You’ll start your day with a tour of a private home in the Lower Garden District followed by a walking tour of the Upper Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery with another stop in a home in the Upper Garden District. Then take a break from the excitement for a delicious lunch at Coquette. Your afternoon will include a walking tour of the French Quarter and admission to a restored home.

5:30PM -7PM Reception with attendees

Feb 18
7:30AM-9AM Breakfast in Suite 4022
Noon-1PM Lunch with attendees

*Program subject to Change

Conference Information
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Transportation: Super Shuttle approximately $20 each way from Hotel to Airport.
Full Conference Attendee Registration Fees Include: Full conference registration includes sessions, breaks, lunches, receptions,G.R.E.A.T.S. luncheon and the proceedings.
Acknowledgement: If your registration is received in DFI Headquarters prior to Wednesday, February 1, 2012, you will be sent a confirmation.
Cancellation: Sorry, No Refunds after January 27, 2012. If you are unable to attend, your registration may be transferred to another individual provided they are a DFI member. Cancellations prior to January 27, 2012 must be made in writing via fax or mail.
Exhibitors: Exhibit fee includes one attendee registration. Any additional persons must register separately. A second attendee receives a discounted rate. All others thereafter pay the full registration fee. Booth spaces are allowed a standing display 8'W x 2'D x 7'H. Table spaces MUST have materials/displays that only sit on the table.
Payment: Payment must accompany your registration. Register on-line or fax your registration with credit card information included, or mail with credit card information, check or money order.

In recognition of the fact that an increasing number of professional engineering licensing bodies require members to pursue professional development on a formal basis, DFI provides a general Certificate of Participation for all programs. Currently this certificate is accepted by most state professional engineering licensing bodies as documentation of your pursuit of continuing education requirements. There are however some states that may not accept the general DFI Certificate. It is the responsibility of the individual to determine if hours provided by DFI events are accepted by their licensing body.

New York: Approved New York State Professional Development Hours are sought for all DFI events and are pending approval of their Review Board. Those individuals requiring NYS approved hours must follow the guidelines and procedures requested by the event administrators in order to qualify. The procedure typically includes the need to sign in and out on-site at the registration table in order to provide proof of your full attendance of the event. This procedure is subject to change based on NYS requirements.

Florida: DFI is an approved provider in the state of Florida. DFI's approval # is 4072 - valid from June 2011 through May 2013. Please make note for your records. Florida State registered professional engineers (P.E.’s) who wish to submit attendance of a DFI event as part of their Florida State license renewal MUST include their Florida State P.E. license number on their pre-registration form. Each event is treated separately so registering for one event with your license number does not register you for any subsequent events for Florida State licensing renewal. If you neglected to include this information for any DFI event registration, please contact the DFI headquarters office at or 973-423-4030 prior to the event you are attending.

Exhibit Information
Exhibit Space is SOLD OUT at this time!
  • Booth and Tabletop space fees include one person's attendance for the full conference. All other booth attendants must be registered for the conference (second attendees from exhibiting companies receive a discounted rate — all others pay full registration fee).
  • All persons tending exhibits for all or a portion of the conference, must be registered as full conference attendees.
  • Upon acceptance of exhibitor payment and registration, the exhibitor may be asked to sign and return an exhibitor agreement and hold harmless disclaimer furnished by DFI.
  • Shipping of materials to and from the facility are the responsibility of the exhibitor. Exhibitors should make shipping arrangements for both inbound and outbound exhibit materials with the Official Exhibition Services Contractor, Freeman at (504) 733-7469 or
  • DFI will do its best to assure that organizations in direct competition will not be adjacent. Please Submit in writing, with your Registration, what organizations you prefer not to neighbor. DFI reserves the right to re-assign exhibit space.
  • Sorry, No Refunds after Friday, January 27, 2012. Cancellations must be made in writing via fax or mail.
  • Exhibitors set-up Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Noon - 4:00 PM.
  • Exhibitors tear down Saturday, February 18, 2012, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Booth space: 8 ft deep x 10 ft wide (2.44m deep x 3.05m wide) for standing exhibits includes skirted table, two chairs and wastebasket. Tabletop space: 6 ft x 2 ft skirted tables with 2 chairs and wastebasket. All materials must be placed on tabletop — nothing on floor!

Registered Exhibitors

BASF Construction Chemicals Baski Inc.
Cellular Concrete Solutions Cemen Tech, Inc.
CON-TECH SYSTEMS LTD / OBERMANN CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation
Durham Geo Slope Indicator Earth Tech LLC
Euclid Chemical Company FUDO CONSTRUCTION INC.
Gannett Fleming, Inc. Geo-Con
Geo-Institute of the ASCE Geokon Inc.
Geo-Solutions Inc. GEOSUPPORT, INC.
Golder Associates HAMMER & STEEL INC.
Prime Resins, Inc. QSP Packers, LLC
RAITO, INC. Rembco Geotechnical Contractors Inc.
RST INSTRUMENTS LTD. Russo Corporation
Tetra Tech The Judy Company Inc.
Willowstick Technologies, LLC