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2019 GMEC Conference Presentations

Thank you for attending the 2019 GMEC Conference! We hope you enjoyed the abundance of educational sessions that were offered. Below are links to the presentations that were given onsite. Please email if you have any questions.

 Thursday, April 4, 2019
 Session I
 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
 Modifying the Design Approach for Marsh  Creation Areas
 Mr. Venu Tammineni, PE,
 Sr. Engineer, S&ME, Inc
 Mr. Shannon Haynes, PE,
 Engineer Supervisor, Louisiana CPRA
Session II
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Slope and Foundation Stabilization on the Mississippi River Using Numerical Modeling Dr. Evelio Horta, PE, GE,
VP, Ardaman & Associates
 Keynote Lunch
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ecosystem Restoration in Coastal Louisiana Mr. Rudolph A. Simoneaux III, PE,
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Manager | Engineering Division
Session III
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Development and Implementation of Vertical Insitu Permeameter Dr. David Horhota, PE,
State Geotechnical Materials Engineer, FDOT / State Materials

Session IV
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Use of Geosynthetics for Coastal Protection
Mr. Steve Williams,
Industry Manager - Marine and Ports,
Tensar International Corporation

Mr. Rob Adamson, PE,
Area Engineer - South,
Tensar International Corporation
Session V
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Practical and Academic Geotechnical Reflections and Dam Applications Mr. Jose N. Gomez, PE, D.GE,
VP / Sr. Principal Geotech, ECS Florida, LLC
 Friday, April 5, 2019
Session VI:
Public Works Panel
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
 Construction of Regional Reservoir No. 2
Mr. Hongsheng (Shawn) Gao, PE,
SFWMD, Engineering & Construction Bureau, Lead Engineer, Engineering Design Section
Mr. Jose D. A. Guardiario, Jr., MSc, P.G., PE,
SFWMD, Engineering and Construction Bureau Operations
Mr. Kevin Morris, PE, PWE, BCEE,
Manager of Engineering & Projects at Peace River Manasota Reg. Water Supply Authority
Ms. Terri Holcomb, PE,
Sr. Engineer Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority
Mr. Daniel G. Blaydes, PE,  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Lead Engineer, Dams and Levees

Session VII
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 noon
Challenges in Managing an Aging Infrastructure - Lessons Learned from a Near Miss on the Lake Manatee Dam Dr. Glen Andersen, Sc.D., PE,
Principal Engineer, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Session VIII
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Excavation Support and Water Cutoff at Robinson Landing Mr. Michael Smith, PE,
Division Manager, Hayward Baker, Inc.