Past Events

Past Events 2022-03-29T18:01:14+00:00

Past Events

Past CGS-SOS events are listed below. Click on the desired event to download a PDF for the particular event.

March 2022 CGS-SOS Lecture

The Influence of Tailings Dam Failures on Canadian Practice with an emphasis on Mount Polley and Fundao (pdf)
By: Dr. Bryan Watts, P.Eng., BC and AB.


February 2021 CGS-SOS Lecture

Implementation of Sustainable Geoengineering Practices (pdf)
By: Dr. Catherine N. Mulligan, Director, Concordia Institute of Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.


February 2021 CGS-SOS Lecture

Implementation of Sustainable Geoengineering Practices (pdf)
By: Dr. Catherine N. Mulligan, Director, Concordia Institute of Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.


November 2021 CGS-SOS Webinar

Working with sensitive clays – The Norwegian experience
By: Jean-Sébastien L’Heureux, PhD.


May 2021 CGS-SOS Annual Event

Innovations in Helical Pile Shaft Optimization
May 13, 2021

     Please click here to download May 2021 Webinar Presentation

April 2021 CGS-SOS Webinar

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Soils in the Greater Toronto Area
April 22, 2021

Please click here to download April 2021 Webinar Presentation

March 2021 CGS-SOS Webinar

Some Problems from Shoring and Piling Practice: Cases and Explanations
March 25, 2021

February 2021 CGS-SOS Workshop

Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering
February 4 – 25, 2021

December 2020 CGS-SOS Webinar

CGS-SOS Webinar: Around the World in 100 Years: Our Geotechnical Journey
December 15, 2020

November 2020 CGS-SOS Webinar

CGS-SOS Webinar: Groundwater control for deep shafts and connection tunnels in London
November 19, 2020

October 2020 CGS-SOS Webinar

CGS-SOS Webinar: Risk-Informed Decision Making for Dams
October 13, 2020

May 2020 CGS-SOS Webinar

Lessons Learned as A Trenchless Litigation Expert and Designer
May 21, 2020

February 2020 Workshop

Deep Foundation Workshop
February 13, 2020

2019 CGS-SOS Christmas Lecture

Management of Technology
December 9, 2019

CGS-SOS Dinner Lecture

Several Case Histories of Pipeline Distress Included by Landslides
November 13, 2019

Fall 2019 CGS Cross Canada Lecture Tour

Geomechanics of Trenchless Pipe Installation, Repair and Replacement
October 24, 2019

2019 CGS-SOS Special Dinner Lecture

A Tale of Two Towers: Big Ben and Pisa
September 12, 2019

Summer 2019 Workshop

Geo-characterization Using the Cone Penetration Test

 July 17, 2019

2019 CGS-SOS Annual Dinner

The Evolution of Specialty Geotechnical Construction Techniques: The “Great Leap” Theory

May 16, 2019

2019 CGS-SOS Dinner Lecture

Numerical Modelling and Rock Mass Characterization Approaches for Design of Foundations in Weak Coralline Limestone

April 17, 2019

2019 CGS-SOS Dinner Lecture 

Recent Development in MSE Wall Design

March 13, 2019

February 2019: Two-Day Workshop

Fundamentals of Risk in Geotechnical Engineering: Technical, Business, Regulatory and Legal Perspectives

February 13th and 14th, 2019

2019 CGS-SOS Graduate Student Competition

January 16, 2019

2018 CGS-SOS Christmas Lecture

Tailings Failure Case Studies, Statistics and Failure Modes – Where Are We? Where Are We Going?

December 10, 2018

2018 CGS-SOS Dinner Lecture

Case History: Liquefaction Mitigation Using Stone Columns for the New Gatineau River Bridge

November 14, 2018

2018 CGS-SOS Cross Canada Lecture 

Innovative Solutions in Construction of the New San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Self-Anchored Suspension Span

October 2, 2018

2018 CGS-SOS Dinner Lecture 

Tunnels and Excavations – Contributions to Their Understanding from Geotechnical Centrifuge Modelling

September 6, 2018

Summer 2018 Workshop

Pile Capacity Verification and Testing Methods

July 25, 2018

2018 CGS-SOS Annual Dinner

Rogers’ Rules of Geoengineering

May 16, 2018

2018 CGS-SOS Dinner Lecture

Reflections on Dispute Resolution in Geotechnical Engineering Practice – “Real Street” Experiences

April 18, 2018

2018 CGS-SOS Dinner Lecture

Primary Compression, Secondary Compression and the Suklje Isotaches

March 21, 2018

CGS-SOS Two One-Day Workshops

“Earthquake Design in Geotechnical Engineering” and “How does Ontario’s Seismic Codes Impact Our Designs?”

February 21 – February 22, 2018

2018 CGS-SOS Graduate Student Competition

CGS-SOS Graduate Student Competition

January 17, 2018

2017 CGS-SOS Christmas Dinner Lecture

The Cote-Nord Mining Railway – Geotechnical and Construction Challenges of a Tough Project

December 11, 2017

2017 CGS-SOS Lecture

Performance-based Design in Geotechnical Engineering

November 15, 2017

2017 CGS-SOS Cross Canada Lecture

Advances in Dam Design

October 18, 2017

2017 CGS-SOS Dinner Lecture

EUROCODE 7: An Accidental Design Code?

September 20, 2017

2017 CGS- SOS 9th Annual Golf Tournament

August 11, 2017

2017 Annual Dinner

Geotechnical Consulting…It’s Only Common Sense After You Make a Few Mistakes

May 17, 2017

CGS Cross Canada Lecture Tour

Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering

April 19, 2017

Two Day Workshop on Slope Stability

March 28 and 29, 2017

Foundation Challenge and the Observational Method

Zelazny Most Copper Tailings Disposal Facility

February 22, 2017

2017 CGS‐SOS Graduate Student Competition

January 18, 2017

The Power of Breakthrough Thinking in Geotechnical Services

December 8, 2016

Jet Grouting in Glacial Deposits, Challenges and Achievements

November 16, 2016

Liquefaction and Spatial Variability (2016 Peck Lecture)

October 20, 2016

Climate Change and its Effect on Geo‐Engineering Practice

September 21, 2016

CGS-SOS 8th Annual Golf Tournament

August 5, 2017

Differentiation from the Dark Side

May 19, 2016

Controlling Tunnelling-Induced Ground Movements: The Barcelona Metro Case

April 28, 2016

2016 CGS-SOS Dinner Lecture Niagara Tunnel Project

March 24, 2016

Two One-Day Seminars

Fundamentals of Soil Behaviour & Geotechnical Investigation and Assessment of Rock
Advanced Soil Behaviour & Advanced Rock Behaviour (Ontario Shale)

Feb 16 and 17, 2016