Technical Forum 2007
Opening Session: Geotechnical Case Studies of North Carolina.
Big Slow Movers: A Look At
Weathered-Rock Slides in Western North Carolina - Rebecca S. Latham, Richard M. Wooten, Anne
C. Witt, Kenneth A. Gillon, Thomas J. Douglas, Stephen J. Fuemmeler, Jennifer B. Bauer, North
Carolina Geological Survey
Geohazard and Transportation Aspects of Sulfidic Rock (Acid Rock) in North Carolina - Thomas J. Douglas,
Richard M. Wooten, Kenneth A. Gillon, Jennifer B. Bauer, Jody C. Kuhne, Rebecca S. Latham, Anne C. Witt,
Stephen J. Fuemmeler: North Carolina Geological Survey;orth Carolina Department of Transportation.
A Brief History of Horizontal Drains in Western North Carolina - Michael Hager, North Carolina Department of
2D MASW Surveys To Evaluate Subsurface Stiffness: Investigations of the 2004 I-40 Landslide
and Other Projects - Ned Billington, Jeremy Strohmeyer, Alex Rutledge, Schnabel Engineering,
Session 2: Landslides: Past, Present & Future.
An Integrated Landslide Management System for Highway Applications - Kirk Beach and Gene
Geiger, ODOT; Robert Liang, University of Akron, Akron Ohio
A Remediation Cost Database and Web-Based Application for Geologic Hazards - Kirk Beach, ODOT;
Patrick Fox and Paul Sivilotti, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Drilled Shafts for Bridge Foundation Stability Improvement Ohio 833 Bridge over the Ohio River
Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio: An Update - Stan A. Harris, P.E., Geotechnical Program Manager
and Eric M. Kistner, P.E., Senior Project Engineer; Fuller, Mossbarger, Scott and May Engineers, Inc.
Geoenvironmental and Geotechnical Data Exchange - Scot D. Weaver, EarthSoft, Inc.; Thomas Lefchik, FHWA
Lunch Speaker: Chester Watts, Radford University.
Session 3: Cost Benefits of Geoscience Information.
Valuation of Services from Natural Systems in Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Changes in the
Appalachian Development Highway System: The Role of USGS Data - Gregory A. Bischak, Senior Economist,
Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington DC
The Value of Geologic Maps for Transportation Planning in Kentucky - James C. Cobb, Kentucky Geological
Survey, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Integrating Geoscience and Socioeconomic Information Reduces Uncertainty in Societal Decision Making -
Carl Shapiro, USGS, Geography Discipline, Reston, VA and Richard Bernknopf, USGS, Western Geographic
Science Center, Menlo Park, CA.
Session 4: Economic Impact of Geological Hazards.
Perceived Risk Versus Cost In Karst Remediation
– A Case History - Sam Vance, AMEC, 3800 Ezel Road, Suite 100, Nashville, TN 37211
West Virginia Route 2 Rock Fall Hazards at “The Narrows” Using a Rock Fence Catchment System for Remediation -
Aaron L. Wentz, West Virginia DOT
Wolf Creek Dam, Balancing Extreme Consequences of
Failure and Extreme Economic Impacts in the Uncertain World of Karst - Jody Stanton, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, 801 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37202.
Current Results of Landslides Hazard Mapping in Western Carolina - Kenneth Gillion, Richard Wooten; Rebecca Latham,
Anne Witt, Thomas Douglas, Stephen Fuemmeler, Jennifer Bauer; John Nickerson, North Carolina Geological Survey.
Session 5: Geological Mapping
Geohazards in the Kope Formation, Northern Kentucky
- John Kiefer, Warren Anderson, Kentucky Geological Survey
Geological Maps for Land-Use Planning - Daniel I. Carey, Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky,
New Geologic mapping for Landslide Mitigation in Eastern Kentucky - William M. Andrews Jr., John D. Kiefer,
Matthew M. Crawford, Kentucky Geological Survey, UK.
Foundation Problems and Pyrite Oxidation in the Chattanooga (Ohio) Shale Estill County, Kentucky - John Kiefer, Warren H. Anderson, Kentucky Geological Survey
Session 6: Innovations in Real-Time Monitoring
Design of Instrumentation Systems for Monitoring Geo-Hazards in Transportation - Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D.,
P.E., Christopher Consultants, Roswell, GA
Advancements and Innovations in Instrumentation Systems for Real-Time Monitoring of Geo-
Hazards in Transportation - W. Allen Marr, Ph.D., P.E., Geocomp Corporation, Boxborough, MA; Thomas A Tye, P.E., Geocomp
Corporation, Atlanta, GA
Value of Instrumentation Systems and Real-Time Monitoring: An Owner’s Perspective - Silas C. Nichols, P.E., Federal Highway Administration, Atlanta, GA
Session 7: Rock Slope Problems and Stabilization
Slope Stabilization at the Canon Del Pato Hydroelectric Project, Peru. Part 1: Background and
Site Studies. - Malcolm Schaefer, Devine Tarbell & Associates, Inc., Charlotte, NC
Slope Stabilization at the Canon
Del Pato Hydroelectric Project, Peru. Part 2: Design and Construction -
Malcolm Schaefer, Devine Tarbell & Associates, Inc., Charlotte, NC
Emergency Project Maui DOT -
Renee Reccord, Janod of Companies, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
Slope Stabilization with High Tensile Wire Mesh - Frank Ahmend, Geobrugg
Session 8: Karst and Mine subsidence Hazards in Transportation
On the Time-Frame of Cover Collapse Sinkhole Development - Barry F. Beck and Wanfang Zhou,
P.E. LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN.
The Nelsonville Bypass: A Hitchhiker’s Journey through the Galaxy of Mine Hazards - Stan A. Harris,
Eric M. Kistner, Fuller, Mossbarger, Scott and May Engineers, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio;
Alan Craig, P.E., Ohio Department of Transportation, District 10, Marietta, Ohio
Ohio’s Underground Mine Hazards—Getting Out of the Pits - Christopher P. Gordon, ODNR, Division of Geological Survey; Tim Jackson, ODNR, Division
of Mineral Resources Management