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Special Webinar: Geotechnical and Environmental Considerations for Civil & Transportation Engineering Project Design — Part 2 of 2


Special Webinar: Geotechnical and Environmental Considerations for Civil & Transportation Engineering Project Design — Part 2 of 2

The webinar will take place April 29, 2021 at 1:00-4:00 PM CST.

>> Register now for this ASCE Texas Section’s Technical Webinar.

This is Part II of the two part in-depth webinar on geotechnical and environmental considerations for design of civil and transportation projects. The presentation will discuss the geotechnical requirements as it relates to transportation projects. Mr. David A. Eastwood, P.E., D.GE, DFE, C.A.P.M., F.FPA, F.ASCE with Geotech Engineering and Testing will help you understand the basics of geotechnical engineering as it relates to retaining walls, slopes, airport engineering and ground modifications, etc.

Mr. Eastwood will discuss various types of retaining walls including solider pile, MSE, soil nailing, gravity, cantilever walls, etc. There will be discussion of geotechnical considerations for the three airport systems in Houston. He will discuss: slope stability and erosion protection, global stability, slope repair, retaining walls, drop/weir structures, channel failure, detention ponds, etc.

Mr. Eastwood’s presentation will include siltation on slopes and channels. He will also discuss slopes, slope repair, various slope-stability types. He will discuss a few slope failures, such as, Buffalo Bayou, Windermere Outfall, Outfall Failure at Tidwell Street, Raymond Ville Concrete Channel Failure. He will discuss options for houses on slopes, causations for foundation distress and the associated repair techniques.

Mr. Eastwood will also cover ground modification techniques, including dynamic compaction, compaction grouting, geopiers, vibroflotation, geogrids, wick drains, stage loading, controlled modulus columns, etc. Mr. Eastwood will discuss geotechnical considerations for airport engineering as it relates to Bush, Hobby and Ellington Field Airports.


David A. Eastwood PE, D.GE, DFE, C.A.P.M, F.FPA, F.ASCE has practiced consulting engineering for about 44 years, serving in key technical project management and administrative roles. His specialties are in geotechnical, environmental, materials and geoforensic engineering. Mr. Eastwood’s experience in these functions include a wide range of project types, ranging from public infrastructure, public works, municipal Work, industrial facilities, commercial developments to waste disposal facilities, power plants, dams, marine terminals, and underground storage tank contamination studies.

Mr. Eastwood conducts training in geotechnical, environmental, materials and geoforensic engineering for many agencies and associations.

David Eastwood is the President of Houston Chapter of Texas Council of Engineering Laboratories. Furthermore, he is the founder and past president of Foundation Performance Association, an organization specializing in foundation failure evaluation. In addition, Mr. Eastwood has been certified as a Corrective Action Project Manager with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Mr. Eastwood is the past President of the Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers at the University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering. Mr. Eastwood is also a 2017 Member of Distinguished Alumni of College of Engineering at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.  Furthermore, Mr. Eastwood has been accepted as an Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP) as a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineer Fellow Member. In addition, he has been accepted as an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fellows Member.

Mr. Eastwood received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Houston in 1977 and 1978, respectively.

With registration discounts for Section members, government employees, and students, don’t wait, register now!