Ronald S. Johnson, PE, PG, and Ken Susilo, PE, D.WRE, CPSWQ, have been invited to present at the Sixth North American Geotechnical Engineering Association Geotechnical Workshop at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power facility on September 24, 2010.
Ron and Ken will discuss the geotechnical considerations when evaluating sites or preparing design recommendations for infiltration best management practices (BMPs) and the unique role of the geotechnical engineer in this process. Although the function of geotechnical engineers is vital in both the design and site selection process, they are often not involved until design development, which is usually too late once a site has been planned for an infiltration facility.
Ron has more than 22 years of experience in the application of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. He is a practice and industry leader in developing innovative approaches to design as well as evaluating stormwater infiltration facilities and the beneficial reuse of closed or inactive landfills. Ron earned an MBA and an MS in civil engineering from San Diego State University, and a BS in geological engineering from the University of Utah. He manages Geosyntec's San Diego Old Town office.
Ken has more than 19 years of experience in water resources engineering. His practice focuses on the development of multi-benefit, environmentally-sensitive solutions to stormwater management and water conservation design and planning efforts by applying leading-edge technologies to enhance the natural and built environment. Ken earned his MS and BS in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He manages Geosyntec's Los Angeles office.