Meeting/Event Information

Technical Talks: The Minnesota Section of AIPG holds technical talks September through May, generally the first Tuesday of the month. The talks are designed to fulfill 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH). Professional Geologists, as licensed in the State of Minnesota, are required to complete 24 PDHs every biennium licensing period, including 2 PDHs of ethics.  The technical talks feature important subjects of interest to professional geologists.

During the pandemic, we are webcasting our Technical Talks.  The cost is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. You must register by 11 AM the day of the talk to be sent the login link/information. Students may attend free of charge. Fees go toward supporting the online meeting platform and the Education Fund. Your contribution to the Education Fund helps support many activities, please see our Giving Back page.

The Minnesota Section of AIPG began using StarChapter Pay (instead of PayPal) as of February 24, 2021. StarChapter Pay is similar to PayPal and other online payment gateways.  Please follow the prompts on the registration screen and please note that there is a security prompt (I am not a robot - choose images as directed).  If you run into issues or have questions, please contact us!

As always, non-members and non-geologists are welcome to attend!


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AIPG MN May Meeting - Allianz Field Soccer Stadium: Addressing Subsurface Contamination by Innovative Design & Construction!

May 11, 2021
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

MS Teams - details included in registration receipt & emailed before the meeting

Registration for the AIPG MN Section's May 11, 2021 online technical talk is now open online!

The cost is $10 for non-members and $5 for members when registering before Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM Central Time. Students may attend free of charge. 

You must register by 9:00 AM Central Time the day of the talk to be sent the login link/information for MS Teams (otherwise the meeting link will be published on the meeting page the day of the meeting). The meeting link information will be included in your registration receipt.

As always, non-members and non-geologists are welcome to attend!   

Fees go toward supporting the online meeting platform and the Education Fund. Your contribution to the Education Fund helps support many activities, please see our Giving Back page.

 

Allianz Field Soccer Stadium: Addressing Subsurface Contamination by Innovative Design & Construction!

by Kenneth Larsen, PE, PG and Jeff Shopek, PE, FNSPE

Presentation Abstract

Allianz Field was constructed on a historic streetcar facility with significant soil and groundwater contamination. Braun Intertec and Loucks collaborated with multiple other project stakeholders to design innovative environmental, geotechnical and civil engineering solutions by prioritizing constructability, cost savings and sustainability. The presentation will summarize how the challenging site geology and related contamination affected the proposed project and will describe some of the innovative design solutions that were developed for the project.  Examples include an innovative “barrier wall” approach that utilizes the stadium wall, a protective membrane and natural clay soils to impede contamination, and a comprehensive shared, stacked green infrastructure (SSGI) stormwater system conserves 2.8M gallons of water annually, achieving redevelopment goals for density and sustainability that will benefit the entire 35-acre “SuperBlock” site surrounding the stadium.

 

Biographies

Kenneth Larsen, PE, PG, is a Vice President and principal engineer at Braun Intertec Corporation. Ken graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering. He has over 30 years of environmental consulting experience and specializes on projects involving environmental due diligence, contaminant release investigations, soil and groundwater remediation, regulatory compliance, and hazardous materials management. 

Jeff Shopek, PE, fNSPE, is the CEO of Loucks Associates, Inc. and is a principal civil engineer with over 39 years of experience.  Jeff graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He routinely works closely with owners, developers and contractors and has a proven track record developing civil engineering solutions and managing on contaminated soils on Brownfields properties. 

 


 

Tickets

$5.00 AIPG MN Section Member Ticket

$10.00 Non-Member Ticket

$0.00 Student Ticket