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June Commanders' Briefing

June 15th, 2022

Rock Island Post members - USACE District Engineer Briefings are coming via webinar on Wednesday, 15 JUNE 202 from 0900-1230 CST. The webinar will be provided free to both public and private entities, with an optional registration fee ($100 suggested) available to help contribute to the Rock Island Post's STEM Scholarship fund.

A recording of the event will be provided to all registrants!

This year we will have District Engineers from:
    - Rock Island District
    - Chicago District
    - Omaha District
    - Kansas City District
    - Saint Paul District

    - Detroit District
    - Saint Louis District
    - Louisville District

These Districts will be presenting their FY23, FY24 and out-year programs for the benefit of our members, especially the Architect/Engineer community.
Please help us make this event a success. We're looking forward to your attendance at our annual Commanders Briefings Conference webinar! 

Register Here!








May Post Meeting - Jointly held with ASCE QC Section

May 19th, 2022

Rock Island Post and ASCE Quad Cities Section members-

Mark your calendars to join the virtual meeting on Thursday, May 19th at 11:45am. Our speaker is Andy Anderson, P.E. with Kiewit Foundations and will be presenting about Deep Foundations, Seismic Ground Improvement and SOE. 


As part of an expansion to the Columbia Blvd Waste Water Treatment facility in Portland, OR, the plant required the construction of 2 additional underground clarifier tanks.  The location selected was immediately adjacent to a slough.  Underlying soils were sands and silts atop the Troutdale, till-like formation at 75-ft depth.  In addition to the support of excavation (SOE) required for tank construction, a significant factor to address was the lateral spreading concern should the design earthquake occur.  The solution implemented was to design and construct two separate secant pile compression rings as the temporary SOE, while simultaneously extending portions of the rings into the till to create shear pins.  These pins were then supplemented with ground improvement elements consisting of deep soil mix panels outside and around the rings, and the use of jet grout panels within the rings.  The presentation will discuss the design challenges, the rationale for the selection of the foundation techniques, and will provide a description and illustration of the sequencing and construction of the system.

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Our SAME Community

Centered in Rock Island, Illinois, the Rock Island Post serves the Upper Mississippi River Valley, with members in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Indiana and Ohio. The post boasts over 250 individual members and over 40 sustaining member firms. Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. In addition to hosting an annual golf outing and commander briefings, the post is also active in various community activities.

The Society of American Military Engineers is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry.

Our goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that we can prepare for and overcome natural and man made disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.