Technical Forum 2008
Opening Session: Hydrological Investigations.
In the Age of Great Innovation, a Great Oversight: Water and its Control -
Benjamin S. Rivers, PE, Geotechnical Engineer, Federal Highway Administration
Details on How Pore Pressures are Generated in Slopes and Cause Landslides -
Richard S. Olsen, Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) at ERDC, USCE.
Problems with Acid Rock Drainage at the Skytop Interstate-99 site in Central Pennsylvania - Arthur W. Rose, Dept. of Geosciences, Penn State University, PA
Session 2: Site Characterization for Transportation Infrastructure.
Regional curves for bankfull
stream characteristics in the
Appalachian Plateaus, West
Virginia - by Terence Messinger, U.S. Geological Survey West Virginia Water Science Center
Landslide Problems on Appalachian Colluvial Slopes - Richard Gray, DiGioia, Gray & Associates
Generalized Skews for Calculating Peak Flows of Rural, Unregulated Streams in West Virginia, by John T. Atkins, Jr., U.S. Geological Survey West Virginia Water Science Center
Use of Acoustic Televiewer for Exploration, by Pete Ingraham, Golder Associates
Lunch Speaker: Tom Smith, Division Administrator, WV, FHWA
Session 3: Remote Sensing.
Using LiDAR to Map Sinkholes in Jefferson County, WV - John A. Young, US Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center, Leetown, WV
Image-Object Analysis for Sinkhole Inventory - Lee Stocks, WVGS.
LiDAR for Flood Mapping, Hydraulic Modeling and Stream Restoration Design - Ed Watson, Hydrologist, Canaan Valley Institute, WV
LiDAR, GIS, and Multivariate Statistical Analysis to Assess Landslide Risk, Horseshoe
Run Watershed, West Virginia - Kory M. Konsoer, Department of Geology and
Geography, West Virginia University,
Session 4: Extreme Geotechnical Construction.
Pittsburgh Light Rail Project, North Shore Connector, Tunnels and Station Shell - Paul Zick, P.E., North shore Contractors, Obayashi/Trumbull
Marmet Lock Replacement: Geotechnical Design and Construction Challenges - Sean Carter, USACE.
Hydrochemical Cause of Pavement Subsidence in the Cumberland Gap: Tunnel Kentucky & Tennessee - James Dinger, James Currens, Randy Paylor, R. Stephen Fisher, Kentucky Geological Survey
Geotechnical Challenges of the Lewistown Narrows Reconstruction by Brent J. Basom and Daniel S. Ramer GTSTech
Session 5: River Processes & Influence on Geohazards.
Minersville Riverbank Stabilization – A Case History
by Lisa Gatens, and Seth Lyle, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District
Effects of Land Use Changes and Channelization on the Stability of Streams: A Case Study from the Shawnee Hill Country of Southern Illinois - L. Scott Eaton, Dept. of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University
Session 6: Subsurface Investigation Innovations.
Cone Penetrometer Testing by Mike Bailey, USACE-SAS
Sonic Drilling for Geotechnical Investigation & Construction - Steve Bratton, Boart Longyear Environment and Infrastructure.
Potential Concrete Growth Resulting from Adverse Reaction Between Cementing Material and Aggregates in Concrete by Melanie Leslie, USACE.
Long-Term Movements of Highway Bridge Approach Embankments and Pavements - Tommy C. Hopkins, Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky,
Session 7: Modeling and Simulation
Landslide Mapping and Research at the Kentucky Geological Survey -
Matthew M. Crawford and William M. Andrews Jr, Geologic Mapping Section, Kentucky
Soil Modeling & Slope Design using PSS Slope - Mohamed A. Ashour Ph. D., PE WVU Tech, Joe Carte PE WVDOT, Larry Douglas PG WVDOT.
3D Laser Scanning for Modeling/Monitoring Geohazards - Tom Rayburn, E.L. Robinson
Session 8: Seismic Hazard, Risk Assessment & Transportation Infrastructure
Liquefaction Under Embankment Dams: Back-of-the-Envelope Predictions of Deformation, Alan F. Rauch, PhD, PE, Stantec Consulting
Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessments for Bridges and Highways in Kentucky -
Zhenming Wang, Issam E. Harik, Edward W. Woolery
May 12, 2008 Sichuan, China
Earthquake Reconnaissance -
Risk Management in Geotechnical Decision Making - Benjamin S. Rivers, PE, Geotechnical Engineer, Federal Highway Administration