Category Archives: News

AGHP 2019 Photo Contest Now Open

The 2019 AGHP Photo Contest is open to all members of the AGHP and industry-related participants. Take advantage of this great opportunity to demonstrate geohazard materials, technologies, and events!  These photos will be used to promote the exemplary work of the geohazards community, raise awareness of the importance of your expertise, and add to the beneficial dialogue […]

AGHP 2019 Rope Access Safety Recognition Program

  To promote safe work environments within the Geohazard industry, AGHP has initiated an industry-wide Rope Access Safety Recognition Program.  This annual program will recognize companies that develop and implement safe rope access work procedures, provide education and training to their personnel, and commit to enhancing the safety culture within their organizations.  A review of the […]

Developing Testing Standards for our Industry

There are few standard specifications applicable to geohazard mitigation structures in North America.  For those projects that do contain specifications, it is often seen that non-applicable ASTM or Federal specifications are cited. As an example, ASTM A975, a standard for double-twist gabions and revet mattresses, is often used when specifying mesh for rock slopes. The […]

Member Profile: John Metzger, IDS GeoRadar North America

 Tell us a bit about yourself and how you became involved in the geohazards industry.  I became involved with Radar Monitoring in 2006 and for over 12 years have deployed, supported, and advanced new businesses with radar monitoring tools. Developing and applying near real-time data for geohazard activity began in 2007 with the Ferguson Slide […]

The Association of Geohazard Professionals Hosts First Webinar of 2019

The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) hosted a live webinar on snow avalanche risk assessment and mitigation this past January 24. Presented by Bruce Jamieson and Chris Wilbur, the webinar touched on a wide variety of topics including: selected methods for characterizing snow avalanche terrain and extreme snow avalanches; including occurrence records, vegetation damage, statistical […]

The Association of Geohazard Professionals Host First Webinar of 2019

The Association of Geohazard Professionals Hosts First 2019 Webinar The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) hosted a live webinar on snow avalanche risk assessment and mitigation this past January 24. Presented by Bruce Jamieson and Chris Wilbur, the webinar touched on a wide variety of topics including: selected methods for characterizing snow avalanche terrain and […]

The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) Announce Rope Access Safety Recognition Winners

GZA GeoEnvironmental, McMillen Jacobs Associates, Washington State Department of Transportation, and GeoStabilization International®,  win inaugural AGHP Rope Access Safety Recognition. The recognition, honoring best-in-class safety development and implementation initiatives within the geohazard industry, distinguish companies that foster & employ safe rope access work procedures, provide education & training to their personnel, and commit to enhancing the […]

Rope Access Committee Tours Sterling Rope Facility

On a side trip during the Highway Geology Symposium in Portland, Maine this past September, members of state departments of transportation and the Association of Geohazard Professional’s Rope Access Committee toured the Sterling Rope Factory in Biddeford, Maine.  Proudly manufacturing in the USA, Sterling has been fabricating climbing and work ropes for decades.  Their innovations […]