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Technical Forum 2011

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Opening Session: Rockfalls and Rock Reinforcement

Recent Developments in Rockfall Barrier Applications and Testing
Pete Ingraham, Golder


SPIDER Rock Protection System
Joseph Bigger, Geobrugg


Response to Rock Slope Failure at Ocoee#2 diversion Flume
Lindsay Cooper, ARCADIS US, Inc.


Repair of the SR 115 (US 129, Tail of the Dragon) Rockslide, near Maryville, Tennessee
David Barker, TDOT



Session 2: Mines and AMD Issues‐Part 1.  

Hazardous Highwalls- Ground Control for Surface Mines
Patrick E. Gallagher, P.E., CPGS, President of CTL Engineering of WV, Inc.


Mine Subsidence Engineering: An Overview
Gennaro G. Marino, Ph.D., P.E. of Marino Engineering Associates, Inc.

Engineering Geophysical Applications to Mine Subsidence Risk Assessment
Kanaan Hanna, Steve Hodges and Jim Pfeiffer of Zapata Incorporated, Blackhawk Division
Keith Heasley of West Virginia University



Session 3: Geohazards and Infrastructure

Mitigation of Shallow Plane Slope Failures and Severe Erosion of Slopes Using Geosynthetic System Technology
 Melanie Furman, P.E., and Michael F. Clements of Huesker


An Innovative Approach to Characterizing, Permitting, and Constructing Landfills in Karst Geologic Settings
Robert Bachus,, Ph.D., P.E., Geosyntec
Richard B. Tedder, P.E., Florida Department of Environmental Protection


Railroads vs. Earthquakes
John R. Tomlin, P.E., Engineer ‐ Geotechnical Services, Norfolk Southern Railway Company


Heartland Corridor Clearance Improvement Project - Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Walton, Virginia to Columbus, Ohio
Randy Zeiger, P.E, AMEC
Steven A. Riggs, P.E., AMEC



Lunch Speakers: Chester Sutherland; Wes Hughen


Session 4: Flood Inundation Prediction

Using Geographic Information System Methods to Map and Predict Flood Inundation in Tennessee 
David E. Ladd, Hydrologist, USGS Tennessee Water Science Center, Nashville, Tennessee


Inundation Information on the Internet--Flood Forecasting Everybody Can Use
 S.G. (Jerry) Gilbert, P.E., DEE., CFM, Engineering Perfection, PLLC, South Charleston, West Virginia
John D. Rains, Engineering Perfection, PLLC, South Charleston, West Virginia


A Partnered Flood Inundation Mapping Initiative
Scott E. Morlock, Deputy Director, USGS, Indiana Water Science Center, Indianapolis, Indiana


Forecast-Flood Inundation Maps Using Two-Dimensional Hydraulic Modeling: A Pilot Study for the Snoqualmie River, Washington
Joseph L. Jones, Hydrologist, USGS Washington Water Science Center, Tacoma, Washington


Session 5: Karst Issues

Geotechnical Roadway Design for Karst Environments
 Walter G. Kutschke, PhD, PE, URS Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA


Case Histories of Sinkhole Remediation Using Cap and Compaction Grouting
 Michael Bivens, P.E., Rembco Geotechnical Contractors, Inc., Knoxville, TN


Karst Geohazards Along Highways In East Tennessee, Identification and Mitigation
Harry Moore, Golder Associates, Atlanta, GA


Geo-Design Applications In Karst Environments
William D. Spencer, P.G., AMEC Earth & Environmental, Nashville, TN
Jaye Richardson, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Nashville, TN
Christopher Ramsey, PE, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Nashville, TN



Session 6: Mines and AMD Issues‐Part 2.

Pandora’s Box: The Skytop Section of Route I-99, Centre County, Pennsylania
David (Duff) P. Gold, P.G., Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University
Arnold G. Doden, P.G. of Geologic Mapping and Resource Evaluation, Inc.
Lawrence A. Beck, P.E., P.G.


IHI Underground Coal Mine Fire Mitigation: Geophysical Geotechnical Evaluation / Excavation and Quenching Project
Kanaan Hanna, Zapata Incorporated, Blackhawk Division, Golden, CO
Steve Hodges, Zapata Incorporated, Blackhawk Division, Golden, CO
Jim Pfeiffer, Zapata Incorporated, Blackhawk Division, Golden, CO
Adolph Amundson, Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, Denver, CO
Tara Tafi, Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, Denver, CO
Steve Renner, Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, Denver, CO 


Conceptual Alternative Study for the Remediation of Existing Gypsum Mines under SR-2
Andrew Wolpert, P.E. of CH2M HILL
Lynn Yuhr  P.G. of Technos, Inc.
Pat Gallagher, P.E., P.S.,CPGS of CTL Engineering of WV, Inc.
Warren Whittaker of Workhorse Technologies, LLC. 



Session 7: Instrumentation and Monitoring

Instrumentation of the I-40 Slide near Rockwood, Tennessee
Lori McDowell, TNDOT


Monitoring of Geohazards Impacting Highway Projects using TDR
Dr. Kevin O'Connor, P.E., Ph.D. of GeoTDR, Inc.


Soo Locks Construction Instrumentation
Ronald J. (Jeff) Rakes U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District


Instrumentation as a Construction Monitoring Tool and the use of Controlled Response Communications
William (Bill) Walker, and Michael Zoccola, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District


Session 8: Geotech Structures

CSXT Emergency Response for Flood Repairs
Christopher Ramsey, AMEC Earth& Environmental


Wolf Creek Dam Foundation Remediation: An Update on Construction Progress and Associated Lessons Learned
Joshua Bomar, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District


Navigation Lock Foundation Design in Complex Karst Geology at Chickamauga Dam
Mark Elson, US Army Corps of Engineers
Juan Payne, US Army Corps of Engineers
Dewayne Ponds, US Army Corps of Engineers


Influence of Weak Pennsylvanian System Shales in OH and KY on Transportation Projects
Rich Williams, Stantec


Session 9: Failures and Forensic Geology

Defining a Role for Geology and Forensic Geology in Site Characterization for LRFD
Robert C. Bachus, Ph.D., P.E., Geosyntec Consultants, Kennesaw, GA
Naresh Samtani, Ph.D., P.E., NCS Consultants, Tucson, AZ


Do’s and Don’ts for Geotechnical Investigations in Appalachian Karst
Joseph A. Fischer, P.E., PhD, President Geoscience Service


Digital Photos and 3D Models for Documentation and Visualization of Failed Slopes
Jeffrey R. Keaton, MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
John C. Mason, MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc., Knoxville, TN
Carl D. Tockstein, MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc., Knoxville, TN
Stanley L. Hite, MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc., Richmond, VA


A Rock Stress Release Failure and Quarry Flooding Attributed to the May 2010 Nashville Flood
John D. Godfrey, Jr., P.E. (Presenter), K.S. Ware & Associates, LLC
Gregory W. Brubaker, P.E, K.S. Ware & Associates, LLC


Session 10: Information Technology and Data Delivery

Displaying Joint Data via the Kentucky Geological Survey’s Online Map Service
Steven L. Martin, Kentucky Geological Survey, Lexington, KY


Analysis of the Geologic Context of Maintenance Costs for Rockfalls, Landslides, and Sinkholes in Kentucky: Phase II 
Overfield, B.L., Weisenfluh, G.A., Carey, D.I., and Wang, Rebecca. of Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 


Tennessee's Geohazard Management Program:  Moving from Disaster Recovery towards Asset Management
Vanessa Bateman, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District


Using Geographic Information System Techniques to Identify and Delineate Karst Features in Tennessee 
 David E. Ladd, Hydrologist, USGS Tennessee Water Science Center, Nashville, Tennessee



Session 11: Landslides

Mapping Landslide Hazards Using Lessons from Earthquake Insurance 
Jeffrey R. Keaton, MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Los Angeles, CA
Richard J. Roth, Jr., Consulting Actuary, Huntington Beach, CA


Stabilization of a Large Wedge Failure Utilizing a Passive Anchor System, Interstate 40, North Carolina, Pigeon River Gorge 
Jody C. Kuhne, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Asheville, NC


Slope Failure and Underlying Geologic/Manmade Causes 
Joseph D. Carte, West Virginia Division of Highways, Charleston, WV
George A. Chappell Sr., West Virginia Division of Highways, Charleston, WV


Coupled Use of Instrumentation and Geologic History to Assess Movement, Performance, and Stabilization of Large Landslide in Western Pennsylvania 
Robert C. Bachus, Geosyntec Consultants, Kennesaw, GA
Jill Simons, Geosyntec Consultants, Kennesaw, GA
Leslie Griffin, Geosyntec Consultants, Kennesaw, GA



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