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 Transportation.


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, Greensboro, NC.


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. Cincinnati, Ohio


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, Lexington..


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

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