February 2019

Technical Talk: Old Fort Landslide 2018

Organized by the South Central Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Kamloops Chamber of Commerce - 615 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC
Presenter: Tim Smith, P.Geo.
Principal and Senior Engineering Geologist, Westrek Geotechnical Services Ltd.
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $20.00 + GST = $21.00

The cost will cover the venue and appetizers. Any profits will go to our branch scholarship fund.
Contact: South Central Branch
Email: [email protected]
Important Dates: Registration will close on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM.
The Old Fort landslide occurred on September 30, 2018. A local state of emergency was called as the slow-moving landslide cut off the only road into the town and forced the evacuation of an entire community of nearly 200 residents.

Tim Smith, P.Geo., was part of a small team of engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers who were first on the ground to assess and monitor the landslide. LiDAR was flown on a daily basis as the ongoing hazards persisted for weeks. The team worked with the Peace River Regional District, provincial government, BC Hydro, and Pacific Northern Gas to protect the residents and local assets.

About the Speaker

Tim Smith is a Senior Engineering Geologist and the Owner of Westrek Geotechnical Services Ltd. He has over 22 years of consulting experience in resource management and geotechnical engineering. Tim provides consulting services for industry, legal, government, and international organizations.

Tim graduated with a B.Sc. (Engineering Geology) from the University of New South Wales in Australia in 1987 and a graduate diploma in Forest Engineering from UBC in 2000. He is also an accomplished mountaineer and skier and has traveled all over to climb the world’s tallest mountains.

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