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NHT2 – Innovative Solutions to Roadway Slope Stabilization
November 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Roadway slopes and embankments are considered geotechnical assets by the FHWA and are an important part of asset management programs being implemented, developed, or discussed from the Federal to the local level. Evaluation, management, and maintenance of roadway slopes and embankments are critical steps in mitigating risk, supporting financial decisions, protecting public safety, and ensuring mobility, especially during natural disasters and times of crisis. In this presentation, different types of slopes and the physical processes which affect their stability will be reviewed, along with visible signs that may indicate slope movement is occurring. Some common slope stabilization methods will be discussed, and innovative technologies and methods will be introduced. Design concepts for stabilizing and repairing roadways impacted by unstable slopes and landslides will be demonstrated through project examples.
The instructor, Dave Brogan:
Dave Brogan is GeoStabilization International’s (GSI) Project Development Engineer for New England and is a licensed Professional Engineer in five states. A graduate of UNH he has worked as a research associate at the University of Rhode Island and has 17 years of experience as a geotechnical consultant with several New England firms prior to joining GSI. As a geohazard specialist, he assists Highway and Public Works Departments with the assessment, repair, and rehabilitation of geotechnical assets within their transportation systems.