Category Archives: rockfall

GeoVancouver 2016 Call for Papers

The Organizing Committee of GeoVancouver 2016 calls for members of the Canadian and international geotechnical community to contribute recent research developments and advancement in their respective fields of interest and practice. The Technical Subcommittee is seeking case studies and papers dealing with historical design and construction practices or innovative analysis, techniques and solutions. We also […]

TRB’s Rockfall: Characterization and Control

TRB’s Rockfall: Characterization and Control addresses rockfall hazard identification and evaluation, investigation process, mitigation options, and maintenance and management programs. The 600-plus page publication includes a DVD with video clips of rockfall field tests and several historical movies documenting rockfall field activities. Rockfall is an important, ongoing socioeconomic issue at many locations worldwide. Accelerated development […]

AGHP at TRB Washington, DC January 2015

Schedule of Events Sunday, January 11 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Rockfall Management Sub Committee, Marriott Marquis Monday, January 12 8:00 am AGHP Rope Access Sub Committee Meeting, Cambria Suites Tuesday, January 13 12:30 pm AGHP Board of Directors Meeting, Cambria Suites

VIDEO: TDOT’s Rockfall Mitigation Strategy on I-75

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has a Rockfall Mitigation Program to identify, evaluate and, ideally, proactively address rockfall hazards to prevent them from happening or from having a larger impact on public safety and infrastructure. In the video above, some 2013 work along Interstate 75 in Campbell County is shown. Campbell County was the […]

Around the World: Rockfall 2013, Australia

Maccaferri Australia has announced multiple dates and speakers for the Rockfall 2013 seminar series. The seminar will be offered in five cities across Australia between November 26 and December 3. (Dates and locations listed below.) With a focus on rockfall mitigation and barrier design, Rockfall 2013 will profile

Maccaferri Conducts Full-Scale Impact Test for Rockfall Workshop

On October 9, during the second day of the International Rockfall Technical Workshop, Maccaferri carried out a full-scale impact test in the municipality of Fonzaso (BL), Italy. The test was conducted on the RMC 200/A barrier, with a minimum energy absorption capacity of 2,000 kJ (Class 4 according to the ETAG027). The main peculiarity and interest in this […]