June 17, 2021 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites- 8787 Reeder St, Overland Park, KS 66214
The workshop will present an introduction to landslide identification and mitigation. Particular attention will be paid to geohazard events affecting critical earthen embankments carrying infrastructure (such as highways) as well as difficult access terrain (such as oil and gas ROW). Participants will learn basic theories for a variety of innovative mitigation techniques, the proper construction for various solutions, with several case studies showing the application of various solutions. Suggestions for improvements in design and construction/maintenance of highway, dam and levee infrastructure will also be discussed.
From this workshop participants should leave with a better understanding of:
Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Erik Loehr is an associate professor in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is a winner of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award — a prestigious honor for junior faculty members — and a winner of the 2004-2005 James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award. He has performed research for agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration as well as for a number of private contractors and companies. Loehr’s recent research projects include development and evaluation of techniques for using recycled plastic reinforcement to stabilize surficial slope failures, large-scale laboratory and numerical evaluation of reticulated micropile systems for slope stabilization, development of a constitutive model to predict the behavior of fiber-reinforced soils, application of asset management principles to geotechnical engineering systems, reliability-based design of earth slopes and retaining structures and application of load and resistance factor design to earth slopes. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri.
Sign-in and grab a snack or coffee
Workshop introductions and agenda
Provided lunch & opportunity to see the Hololens2