The British Geotechnical Association is pleased to announce that the BGA Touring Lecture 2019 will be given by Lisa Coyne of Golder Associates, Missisauga, Canada.
The lecture title is – Practical Implications of Subsurface Uncertainty: Lessons from 25 Years of “Dirt Engineering”.
Lisa’s lecture will share lessons learned from projects criss-crossing Canada’s glaciated terrain – from compressible clays to competent tills, weathered sedimentary bedrock and troublesome “glacial erratics”. Her talk will explore some of the state of practice and best practices in educating clients/owners, designing investigation programs and approaching geotechnical engineering to mitigate subsurface risks.
Lisa Coyne, P.Eng., is a Principal of Golder Associates and has spent 25 years in geotechnical and foundation engineering, primarily for the transportation and infrastructure sectors in Canada. She began her career during a period of transit expansion in Toronto and gained experience through preliminary and detail design and some of the earliest geotechnical baseline report preparation in the country, capping this off with a role as resident geotechnical engineer for deep excavations and underground works. She subsequently expanded her subsurface baseline experience on one of Vancouver’s transit lines, which crossed over and through everything from the softest soils to the hardest rocks. Since that time, she has been extensively involved in geotechnical engineering for highway and bridge rehabilitation, widening and new construction, with hundreds of structures and hundreds of kilometres of highway delivered through conventional design-bid-build and, more recently, alternate procurement contracts
The lecture will be given on successive evenings of 11, 12 and 13 November 2019, in Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds, respectively.