Technical Forum 2017

Below, you will find downloadable versions of the of the 17th Annual Technical Forum presentations.

All presentations are in PDF format.

Technical Program

Opening Session: Slope Stability

Chair: Brian Bruckno, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Rock Slope Stability Analysis of the Smart Road Rock Cut in Blacksburg, Virginia
    Robin E. Reed, Project Geologist, Schnabel Engineering
  • Low Energy Cost Effective Rockfall Solutions
    Bob Lyne, Regional Manager, SE USA, Geobrugg North America LLC
  • Design Built Semi-Rigid Rock Fall Fence on SR 11 in Perry County, Pennsylvania
    Petersen, William K., Schnabel Engineering
    Lucas Maben, J.D Eckman Inc.
    Giorgio Giacchetti, OFFICINE MACCAFERRI S.p.A.
    Ghislain Brunet, Maccaferri, Inc.

Session 2: UAVs and Remote Sensing

Chair: Alan Johnson, Norfolk Southern Railway Company

Session 3. GIS Applications

Chair: Brian Bruckno, Virginia Department of Transportation

Session 4: Panel Discussion

Title: Integrating Geohazard, Asset and Highway System Performance Management
Chair: Benjamin Rivers, Federal Highway Administration

Panel Participants:
  • Scott Anderson, BGC Engineering (slides)
  • Khalid Mohamed, FHWA (slides)
  • Ann Beaver, Tennessee DOT
  • Bob Bachus, Geosyntec
  • Erik Loehr, University of Missouri

Session 5: Geo-Technology

Chair: Ann Beaver, Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Session 6: Rock Reinforcement

Chair: Steve Brewster, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers