Presentations

March 8, 2018 Scott L. Deaton, Ph.D., Dataforensics, Roger Chandler, Keynetix
A brief discussion on the benefits of geotechnical data interchange for consultants who are typically data generators.
March 8, 2018 Scott L. Deaton, Ph.D., Dataforensics, Roger Chandler, Keynetix
A brief discussion on the benefits of geotechnical data interchange for for departments of transportation or other owner organizations.
August 17, 2017 Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Geosyntec Consultants and Jerry DiMaggio, P.E., D.GE, Applied Research Associates
17th Annual Technical Forum, Geohazards Impacting Transportation in Appalachia, Skelton Conference Center, Blacksburg, VA
There is a heightened interest at the Federal and State levels to manage transportation assets. Future funding decisions will be based in consideration of the performance of these assets. It is imperative that protocols be developed to assess current conditions of these assets and the factors that impact future performance. The authors believe that geohazards are geotechnical assets that must be managed, because poor performance of the geohazard significantly impact performance of other “traditional” assets (i.e., bridges, pavements, retaining walls, etc.). These ripple effects influence public safety, movements of goods and services, and the overall US economy. Therefore, it is critical that geohazards be recognized and managed like other transportation assets. For State DOTs, this need is supported by legislation (i.e., Federal MAP‐21 and FAST Acts) and asset management regulations and rule making by FHWA. While relatively simple in concept, the management of geotechnical (and geohazard) assets pose significant challenges to the geotechnical community. First, the concept of asset management is somewhat foreign to many practicing geotechnical specialists. Second, as participants at this Technical Forum recognize, every owner (public and private) has a somewhat unique set of geologicbased geohazards that challenge their organization. Third, while there are often common attributes to the geohazards across a region or in contiguous States, various owners and organizations have developed specific protocols for tracking and remediating these geohazards. Finally, at a Federal level, there are no systematic guidelines provided regarding the management of region or State specific geotechnical (including geohazard) data. As asset management programs are developed by the States and other major private and public owners (e.g., USACE, MTA in NYC, and others), these challenges have the potential to result in significant amounts of data that need to be recognized and managed. At these early development stages, the authors believe that a standardized system of data transfer and management will help all organizations and practices. The recently implemented Data Interchange for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (DIGGS) format of data transfer provides a viable tool to facilitate geohazard data management. This presentation will describe how DIGGS can be used to effectively and efficiently manage geohazard data, without imposing significant constraints on the organizations responsible for collecting and managing their assets and data.
November 10, 2016 Scott L. Deaton, Ph.D., Dataforensics
Southeastern Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Conference - (STGEC)
Dataforensics demonstrates how DIGGS helps engineers streamline their data management process through the DIGGS data interchange standard. This video shows a complete round trip of data, starting with creating a DIGGS file from gINT and transferred to HoleBASE SI and then imported back into gINT to confirm its accuracy. For more information visit www.dataforensics.net or contact [email protected]
May 13, 2016 Loren Turner
Online
Loren Turner-Caltrans presents a brief slide show overview of the Virtual Data Center developed in conjunction with Cosmos and PEER. This is a great overview of the structure of the data center and its use.
May 13, 2016 Loren Turner
Online
Loren Tuner of Caltrans provides more in-depth description of the portable GIS package which contains the Virtual Data Center web site and explains the installation and function of the system and start program, web servers etc.
February 16, 2016 Robert Bachus
Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Bob Bachus describes what the user will get out of the Demonstration Phase of the DIGGS project with an example of plotting gradation data using web-based tools.
February 16, 2016 Paul Daisey
Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Paul Daisey presents the Team Engine at the DIGGS meeting in Phoenix, Feb 16, 2016
February 16, 2016 Daniel Ponti
Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Dan Ponti describes the Atterberg Limit test as an example of a test in DIGGS XML format.
February 16, 2016 Roger Chandler
Geotechnical & Structural Engineering Congress, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Roger Chandler (Keynetix) explains the development and functionality of the conversion tool. This tool allows developers to create a data set within a tabular format that is easily understood and convert this to a DIGGS file. This is a great tool for users learning the DIGGS structure and for developers as they implement features into their products.