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October 28, 2015: 2nd Symposium on the Presumpscot Formation

Of interest to Geological Society of Maine members:

2nd Symposium on the Presumpscot Formation

Advances in Geotechnical, Geologic, and Construction Practice
October 28, 2015
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hannaford Hall
University of Southern Maine
88 Bedford St.
Portland, Maine

http://umaine.edu/presumpscot-symposium/
The 1st Symposium on the Presumpscot Formation, entitled Geologic and Geotechnical Characteristics of the Presumpscot Formation Maine’s Glaciomarine “Clay”, was held March 20, 1987 in Augusta, ME. It was organized to allow discussion among geologists, soil scientists, and geotechnical engineers on topics including: hazardous and radioactive site disposal, groundwater investigations and modeling, coastal retreat and bluff formation, sedimentology and landslide processes, wick drains, and highway embankments.
The 2nd Symposium on the Presumpscot Formation will focus on Advances in Geotechical, Geologic, and Construction Practice and include site investigation, design, and implementation of project in the Presumpscot glacial-marine clay found in coastal Maine and New Hampshire. Sessions include: geology, soil properties, design and performance, and construction practices. Attendees receive complimentary meals (light breakfast, lunch, breaks) and a digital copy of Symposium proceedings.

Registration: http://umaine.edu/presumpscot-symposium/register-to-attend/
• Professionals: $100
• Retirees/Students: $25
• Presenters/Panelists: $50
Sponsorship: http://umaine.edu/presumpscot-symposium/sponsorship/
Corporate sponsorship funds will be use to help to defray the cost of registration, catering, and symposium organization. Funds collected in excess of Symposium costs will be donated as scholarships to the Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Science programs at UMaine.
• $500: Bronze Sponsor (includes one full registration)
• $1000: Silver Sponsor (includes one full registration)
• $2000: Gold Sponsor (includes two full registrations)
For more information, contact: Melissa Landon, University of Maine: melissa.landon@maine.edu
Charlie Nickerson, R.W. Gillespie & Associates: cnickerson@rwg-a.com

PDF Announcement:  2015 Presumpscot Symposium Announcement