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GeoHazardTalks NorCal

March 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

March 21, 2017 at the University of California – Berkeley

Workshop Covering Advanced Topics in Landslides & Slope Stabilization

GeoHazardTalks are a series of workshops developed by transportation industry and academia to promote the safe design and repair of transportation infrastructure and resources. Each workshop will present innovative methods and processes for landslide repair, rockfall mitigation, ground improvement, and soil slope stabilization. Particular attention will be paid to geohazard events affecting critical assets (highways and transportation corridors, pipelines, transmission lines, and other important infrastructure). Participants will learn design methodologies for a variety of innovative mitigation techniques, proper construction for various solutions, and will be guided through several case studies showing the application of various solutions with actual design examples. Coupled with the workshops will be keynote presentations to bring cutting-edge technologies and ideas to the participants.

A PDH certificate will be awarded for the number of hours attended.

Course Content

  • Seismic Response of Reinforced Soil Structures
  • History and Evolution of Geosynthetically Confined Soil Technologies Including Case Studies and Applications
  • Traditional and Innovative Techniques for Landslide Remediation (including (FHWA Guidance, Limit Equilibrium Analysis Overview and Commonly used Modeling Software)
  • Drone Technology and the use of this Advanced Technology in Geohazard Mitigation
  • New tools for mitigation of problem Sea Caves & Bluff Stabilization
  • Advanced techniques for Rockfall Mitigation and discussion of Post-Tensioned Anchors vs. Passive Dowels
  • Appropriate uses of Polyurethane Injection and Compaction Grouting for seepage control, sinkhole rehabilitation and foundation mitigation
  • Advantages Disadvantages of Common Contracting Options (Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, CM/GC, Design-Build-Warranty, Emergency)


March 21, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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