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 (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 […]

Technical Note: To Deform or Not to Deform: That is the Question!

Flexible net rockfall catchment fences are one tool available to engineers for mitigating rockfall events. These systems have been in use for decades around the world with a rather impressive performance record. Though the basic concept of the systems has remained relatively unchanged during this time, the specifics of the fences have become more advanced, […]

Geotechnical News Article: Safe Work on Dangerous Slopes

The March 2018 issue of Geotechnical News, a leading publication on the geotechnical field, features an article from AGHP Members John Duffy, Marc Fish, and Colby Barrett. The piece, which was invited by GN Editor Richard Guthrie and who also provided an introduction to the article, highlights AGHP’s role in the industry and focuses on […]