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GEOSTRATA, the official bi-monthly magazine of the Geo-Institute, features articles written by and for engineering professionals. Articles cover the use of new technologies, construction techniques, business management, unique projects, and industry news along with providing leadership on educational, professional and public policy issues, showcasing the unique role and contributions of the geoprofessional.

Write for GEOSTRATA!

GEOSTRATA’s editorial board is seeking potential authors for 2022 articles and commentaries. This is your chance to contribute to the geotechnical community’s collective body of knowledge while adding to your own professional resumé.

To submit an idea for an article for possible publication, send a 100- to 200-word abstract to Jim Withiam at about 6-8 months before each issue’s publication date. Even if your idea doesn’t relate to one of the themes below, please submit it because we sometimes have room for standalone pieces. Because GEOSTRATA is not a peer-reviewed professional journal, we ask that you write in a conversational tone, eliminate footnotes and/or references, include case history examples, and include photos and graphics to support your article. Our readers range from students to practitioners to educators to constructors to product suppliers, and we want everyone to be able to understand our geo-specific content.

Now’s the time to get on board for the theme of your choosing in 2022. We look forward to receiving your abstracts! Issue themes for 2023 should be available by May 2022.

2022 GEOSTRATA Themes

  • August/September 2022: In-Service Performance and Life Extension
  • October/November 2022: Challenging Sites – Dealing with Extremes and Uncertainties
  • December 2022/January 2023: Geo-Challenges – Where to From Here?


GEOSTRATA is a complimentary Geo-Institute membership benefit. It is not available by subscription.

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Editorial Board

James L. Withiam, Ph.D, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE

Merve Gizem Bozkurt, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, Geosyntec Consultants

Jeff Dunn, Ph.D, P.E., G.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, Consulting Engineer

Ken Fishman, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, McMahon & Mann Consulting Engineers

Brian Hubel, P.E., G.E., M.ASCE, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District

Michael P. McGuire, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Lafayette College

Mary C. Nodine, P.E., M.ASCE, GEI Consultants

William K. Petersen, P.E., M.ASCE, Rimkus Consulting Group

Mark K. Seel, P.E., P.G,. M.ASCE, Langan

Chris Woods, P.E., D.GE, LEEDAP BD+C, M.ASCE, Densification, Inc.

Lucy Wu, P.E., M.ASCE, WSP USA


Geo-Institute Board of Governors


Charles V. Dinges – Publisher
Bradley Keelor – G-I Director
Laurie Shuster - Editor in Chief
Elizabeth Cuscino – Content Editor
Kristie C. Kehoe – Content Coordinator

Advertising Sales Managers

Liz Barrett, Tillman Gerald


GEOSTRATA is a forum for the free expression and interchange of ideas. The opinions and positions stated within are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of GEOSTRATA, the Geo-Institute, or the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

GEOSTRATA—ISSN 1529-2975—is published bi-monthly by ASCE, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400 and is a free ASCE/Geo-Institute membership benefit, not available by subscription.

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