GEOTECHNICAL ACTIVITIES GROUP
ARTICLE I. GEOTECHNICAL ACTIVITIES GROUP
The New Orleans Branch recognizes that the interaction between geotechnical engineers
and other disciplines is of paramount importance to the success of a project.
The purpose of Geotechnical Activities Group is to foster the exchange of the professional
and technical knowledge and enhance geotechnical engineering practice and the professional
interaction between geotechnical engineers and professionals practicing in the other
Civil Engineering and Architectural disciplines.
ARTICLE II. FUNCTION
SECTION 1. Meetings.
The Group s primary function will be the organization and presentation of technical
sessions in the New Orleans area. The Group will attempt to address geotechnical
subjects of interest to the entire Civil Engineering and Architectural Community.
SECTION 2. Practice.
The Committee may review current events,
regulations, policies and proposals set forth by governmental, educational and regulatory
bodies, and policies being developed by the National American Society of Civil Engineers,
the Louisiana Section and the New Orleans Branch as these affect Geotechnical Engineering
practice, in particular, the practice of Civil Engineering, in general. The purpose
of such review would be to identify the consensus opinion of practitioners and formally
communicate such opinions with appropriate recommendations to the ASCE New Orleans
Branch Board of Directors.
ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. Membership in
the Geotechnical Activities Group is open to all members of the American Society
of Civil Engineers in the New Orleans area and any individual who has a professional
interest in geotechnical engineering.
ARTICLE IV. ORGANIZATION
SECTION 1. Steering Committee.
The Geotechnical Activities
Group will be administered by a steering committee. The steering committee
will organize meetings and provide liaison between the general membership of the
Committee and the New Orleans Branch Board of Directors. The number of members on
steering committee will be variable and comprised of the following:
(a) Representatives of the private sector of
the New Orleans Area, who specialize in geotechnical engineering.
(b) Representatives of Tulane and University
of New Orleans, who instruct in geotechnical engineering.
(c) Representatives of the government agencies
of the New Orleans Area, who specialize in geotechnical engineering.
SECTION 2. Officers.
The steering committee will elect on an annual
basis the following:
(a) Chairman. The Chairman
will call and direct steering committee meetings, attend New Orleans Branch Board
of Directors meetings reporting Group activities and needs to the Board.
(b) Budget Chairman. The budget
chairman will prepare the annual budget for the Group. He will also account for
Committee expenditures, receipts and assets and provide an annual financial report
to the New Orleans Branch Board of Directors.
(c) News Letter Editor. The
editor will edit and publish a newsletter informing the Branch membership of the
Group s activities. Officers will be selected from voting members of the steering
SECTION 3. Voting
Members. Voting members of the steering committee will be one
designated member from each New Orleans area geotechnical firm participating in
the Group's activities, one member from the University of New Orleans, one member
from Tulane University and one member from each governmental agency participating
in the Group's activities.
ARTICLE V. FINANCING.
SECTION 1. The Budget Chairman
will prepare an annual budget and submit it to the New Orleans Branch Board of Directors
at the Board's first meeting in each fiscal year. The steering committee will develop
methods of revenue, if necessary, to supplement Branch subsidies.