2018 Copyright ASCE Hawaii Section



Elements of a Landslide Warning System

Elements of a landslide warning system (LWS) for a 40-foot-high cut slope on Kalaniana’ole Highway will be presented. The LWS was developed by performing a soil investigation, conducting laboratory tests, installing monitoring instruments, developing and calibrating a transient hydrological flow model, using the calibrated model to predict soil suction during a design storm, inputting these suction predictions into a slope stability analysis, establishing threshold values for the monitoring instrument sand proposing appropriate plans of action should the threshold values be reached. A template for future landslide warning systems will be presented. Project funded by Hawaii State DOT.

Melia Iwamoto, PhD. Geotechnical Engineer, Yogi Kwong Engineers, LLC.
Phillip Ooi, PhD. Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Thursday, November 8, 2018

HASR Bistro

5:30pm Social Time
6:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Program

$35.00 for ASCE Members
$40.00 for Non-ASCE Members and Guests
$20.00 for ASCE Student members

RSVP by email/telephone by Oct. 31, 2018:
Cliff Lum, ASCE Hawaii Section Treasurer HDR

1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1200,

Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 697-6250

Email: clum@ascehawaii.org

Make checks to "ASCE Hawaii Section".

Outstanding Civil Engineering Award Banquet

​​The ASCE Hawai’i Section is pleased to announce that project teams will be honored and awards presented at the ASCE Hawai’i Section OCEA Awards Banquet. Due to Hurricane Olivia, the banquet has been postponed to Friday, November 2, 2018.  Registration for the banquet has been extended to Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Additional duplicate awards for project team members may be ordered from ASCE Hawaii.  

Award-winning teams will be asked to deliver a presentation, and although not required for the judging phase of this program, all award-winning teams will be asked to display 36” x 36”poster boards showcasing their project at the awards banquet. Poster boards will be returned to respective teams upon conclusion of the banquet.  

More information about the awards banquet and how to register will be available in August.  

We look forward to seeing you then! 

For past awards click here.