Learn how to rate unstable soil slopes and rockfalls and assess their condition.
Why is this important? Geotechnical assets comprise one of the largest resources utilized by transportation and land management agencies in the U.S. The USMP program is geared toward helping federal land and low volume road managers proactively locate and efficiently rate, monitor and prioritize unstable slopes (primarily landslides and rockfalls) to meet transportation performance goals, and wisely spend limited funding to make the transportation network more resilient.
DAY 1 – Classroom • Background of USMP • Overview of USMP rating form • USMP database input plus USMP searching and reporting capabilities • GIS based map • Establishing performance measures • Using USMP maintenance tracking system • Mobile apps for field data collection • Quantitative risk assessment.
DAY 2 – Field Exercise • Standardized approaches to data collecting and verifying field data using USMP forms • Best practices for using paper, laptop or apps to gather, transfer, and save data to the USMP database • Data transfer • USMP data analysis
Registration limited to 30 people/location. Attendance is free, travel and lodging are not covered.
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