Speaker and Abstract

Mr. Kyle Halverson, PG

Kyle is an Emporia State University graduate (2004) with a degree in Earth Science and minor in Geospatial Analysis. He became a licensed Professional Geologist in the State of Kansas (2012) by passing the National ASBOG Practice of Geology exam. Kyle started his career with KDOT in 2008 in the Topeka Regional Geology office. In 2015 he was promoted to NE Kansas Regional Geologist and in September 2016 was promoted into the Chief Geologist position.

Since joining KDOT Kyle has worked on a number of large scale projects that include the South Lawrence Trafficway, K-7 and I-70 Interchange in Bonner Springs, and K-7 Realignment in Cherokee County. Along with those projects Kyle has overseen all the Pile Driving Analyzer tests on KDOT projects, quarry inspections for state approved aggregates and most recently developed and implemented 3D subsurface models for road design applications. Other accomplishments include three published papers: “K-7 and I-70 Interchange in Bonner Springs, KS”, 2012; “PDA and Pile Restrike; A Better Understanding of Pile Resistances”, 2013; and, “K-7 Highway Realignment in Cherokee County, Kansas”, 2016, which was voted as the runner-up for the Highway Geology Symposium Young Author Award that year.

Kyle is also a part of a number of committees and organizations, and holds positions on the Highway Geology Symposium, and Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic Steering Committees. He is the Communication Coordinator for TRB Committee on Geotechnical Site Characterization, and an active member for TRB Committee on Engineering Geology. Kyle is also a Subject Matter Expert for the National Association of States Boards of Geology-ASBOG.

Abstract: KDOT implementation and integration of 3D geologic subsurface modeling in the highway design process

The development of 3D geologic modeling is a state of the art process that has the capability of changing how geologic information is delivered when applied to road design. The 3D geologic modeling process allows geologic information to be delivered in a much earlier stage of design. By utilizing this information, designers would be able to design roadway alignments with geology information in mind, resulting in significant cost and/or time savings when considering items such as planning for alternate alignments, determining right of way purchase limits, or rock excavation.

April 3, 2018

O’Neill’s Tavern
9417 Mission Rd.
Leawood, KS 66206

5:00pm – 7:00pm


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