Dr. Gennaro G. Marino, P.E., D.GE will be presenting “Geo-Construction Problems – What Went Wrong” on December 10th, 2019 at the Minnesota Structural Engineers Association Breakfast meeting. This presentation will provide an overview on various ways that a geo-construction project can go wrong. This overview will be illustrated with salient case history examples which the presenter has been involved in over his almost 40 years of conducting geo-forensic investigations. MEA has been involved in cases which involved claims of up to about $1 billion dollars. Also discussed will be the objectives in performing a forensic investigation, and the key factors in performing such an investigation. The presentation will conclude with a summary of key points when encountering geo-construction difficulties. Although this presentation concerns geo-construction, principles discussed would apply to other areas of engineering.