Geohazard Mitigation Workshop
December 6, 2017
595 Silver Lace Boulevard, Fernley, NV 89408
Shotcrete Day
December 8, 2017
6601 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37243

GeoHazardTalks 2017

GeoHazardTalks are a series of workshops developed by transportation industry and academia to promote the safe design and repair of transportation infrastructure and resources. Each workshop will present innovative methods and processes for landslide repair, rockfall mitigation, ground improvement, and soil slope stabilization. Particular attention will be paid to geohazard events affecting critical assets (highways and transportation corridors, pipelines, transmission lines, and other important infrastructure). Participants will learn design methodologies for a variety of innovative mitigation techniques, proper construction for various solutions, and will be guided through several case studies showing the application of various solutions with actual design examples. Coupled with the workshops will be keynote presentations to bring cutting-edge technologies and ideas to the participants.

Event Schedule

8:00 - 12:00 pm
Workshop

Presented material will include:

  • Rock Mass Properties and Data Collection
  • Rock Slope Analysis Tools including Stereonets, Markland’s Analysis, RockPack III, and other Tools
  • Shear Strength & Safety Factors
  • Large Rock Formation Stabilization – discussion of different anchoring methods and their installation
  • Rock Slope Stabilization Mitigation Design Considerations
  • Mechanical Scaling Tools and their Application
  • Rockfall Mitigation Methods – their products & applications
  • Case Studies & Design Parameters
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch

Working Lunch – Lunch will be provided

1:00 - 4:00 pm
Site visit
  • The City of Pikeville GCS® Wall site visit
  • US 23 rockfall field trip – US 23, MP 15.8
  • “Hatfield and McCoy” KY 1460 rockfall stabilization site visit
8:00 - 8:30 am
Registration
8:30 - 10:15 am
First session
10:15 - 10:30 am
Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm
Second session
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch and keynote speaker
1:00 - 2:15 pm
Third session
2:15 - 2:30 pm
Break
2:30 - 3:50 pm
Fourth session
3:50 - 4:00 pm
Wrap up