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The Program Committee cordially invites you to attend Geo-Congress 2019: The Eighth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, which will be held March 24–27, 2019.

From the early days of modern geotechnical engineering, sharing field experiences of the performance of geostructures – dams, foundations, tunnels, landfills – in the form of case histories has driven the advancement of knowledge for the geotechnical profession. Geo-Congress 2019 will continue this tradition and feature experiences and observations from hundreds of geoengineering projects, including recent “MegaProjects.” The conference will include a wide range of informative technical and panel sessions, short courses, and workshops. Join us in Philadelphia to celebrate our geo-accomplishments!

Our Presentations

Rockin’ the Foundations at the Hard Rock Casino

Andres Baquerizo, P.E., HJ Foundation; Jeffrey Hill, P.E., M.ASCE, Hayward Baker; Nicolas Syriopoulos, M.ASCE, Hayward Baker; Jeremiah Filjones, Assoc. M.ASCE, Hayward Baker; D.J. Walkenhorst, P.E., Assoc. M.ASCE, Hayward Baker

Monday, March 25, 10:30am - 12:00pm

The Seminole Tribe of Florida initiated construction of a $1.8 billion extension to its Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The overall project includes an iconic, guitar-shaped, 36-story hotel structure on the edge of a lake, a subsurface valet tunnel accessing an existing, multi-story parking structure, and various low-level structures housing resort amenities. Extensive ground improvement and geotechnical construction was required for both the building foundations and the tunnel construction, requiring several different techniques to address the subsurface conditions, site restraints, and project requirements.