INVITATION to the 2021, ASCE Buchanan Lecture

PDCA shares this invitation from Jean-Louis BRIAUD, PhD, PE, DGE, Distinguished Member ASCE, current President of ASCE (a cooperating organization with PDCA). It contains details for parties interested in attending the 2021 Buchanan Lecture, a virtual event on November 12.


Dear Colleague,

The 2021 Buchanan Lecturer is Dr. Philippe Jeanjean who is the Senior Advisor for Geotechnical Engineering at BP America in Houston, Texas. Dr. Jeanjean's lecture is entitled "Offshore Geotechnics: From Oil & Gas to Renewable Energy."

Also on the agenda is Professor Edward J. Cording, who will be presenting his 2020 Terzaghi Lecture "Observing and Controlling Ground Behavior with Tunnel Boring Machines." Professor Cording is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

The lectures will take place virtually via Zoom, and will begin at 2:00 pm US Central Time on November 12, 2021. Please relay to colleagues and students. A Zoom link to attend the Buchanan Lecture will be posted on this website (https://briaud.engr.tamu.edu/buchananlecture/) a few days before the lecture and a video will be posted on that website afterwards for those who are unable to attend.

Best wishes, Jean-Louis.

Jean-Louis BRIAUD, PhD, PE, DGE, Distinguished Member ASCE
ASCE President
University Distinguished Professor and Buchanan Chair Holder
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, 77843-3136, USA

Presenters at the 2021 Buchanan Lecture by ASCE:



Dr. Philippe Jeanjean,  Senior Advisor for
Geotechnical Engineering at BP America 
is The 2021 Buchanan Lecturer

Professor Edward J. Cording
Prof. Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


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