Dr. Sean Hinchberger

We are pleased to announce the following online GRC seminar. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to attend email grcentre@uwo.ca

Geotechnical Research Centre & Canadian Geotechnical Society Western Student Chapter Seminar

Thursday, April 29, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Topic: Geotechnical Case Studies:  Managing the Risk Associated with Knowledge Gaps!
Summary:  This presentation uses a series of Geotechnical Case Studies to highlight the impact of uncertainty on foundation, retaining wall and tailings dam design and discusses the current state of geotechnical practice and potential future needs.

Biography: Dr. Hinchberger, PhD, P.Eng., has 30-years of experience as a consulting geotechnical engineer in the Mining, Energy and Infrastructure Sectors.  He has participated in over 75 engineering projects in Canada, the United States, and overseas specializing in earthquake geotechnical engineering, soft soils engineering,  embankment dams, tailings dams, tunnels and shafts, and complex foundations.  During his career, Dr. Hinchberger has accumulated major project experience including: Engineer of Record for the Hebron GBS Cofferdam (Bull Arm, NFLD); Engineer of Record for the Revelstoke and Mica Dam Safety Reviews (Columbia River, BC); he led the foundation, earthworks and shoring designs at the Brighton Beach Cogeneration Power Plant (Windsor, ON), the Pearson International Airport Expansion - Central Utilities Plant (Toronto, ON), the Rt. Honorable Herb Gray Parkway Project (Windsor, ON), the Third Crossing Bridge (Kingston, ON); and new processing units for the Irving Oil Refinery Upgrade Project (St. John’s NB).  Additionally, he has designed tailings storage facilities for North American Paladium’s Lac Des Iles Mine (Lac Des Iles, ON), and the Marietta Ferromanganese Waste Retention Dam (Marietta, OH). Sean is a recognized globally as a geotechnical expert and has participated as a member on design and/or construction review panels for the Shikwamkwa Replacement Dam Project, CAN, Chiquicamata Underground Expansion Project, Chile, Toronto Transit Commission Tunnel Liner Rehabilitation Project, CAN, and the Keeyask Hydroelectric Project, CAN.