Missouri/Kansas Workshop & Demo

Missouri/Kansas Workshop & Demo

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:

  • Key Factors in Geology and Geomorphology for recognizing, preventing and remediating geohazards
  • Traditional and Innovative Soil Nailing for Landslide
  • Remediation (including (FHWA Guidance, Limit Equilibrium Analysis Overview and commonly used Modeling Software)
  • Manufacturer’s discussion on Soil Nail Types and their proper application
  • Landslide Modeling and Comparisons between Programs
  • Design considerations for Shotcrete Facing, including Facing Option Advantages/Disadvantages (Shotcrete, Mesh, Bio-Technical Facings)
  • History and Evolution of Geosynthetically Confined Soil Technologies including case studies and applications
  • Comparisons between FHWA’s Geosynthetically Reinforced Soil (GRS) and Traditional Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls – which is better?
  • Lightweight fill and proper applications
  • Specialty Grouting Techniques and applications

Please contact Justin Anderson, PE or Chris Ruppen, PG for more details. This workshop will be held at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in Kent, Ohio.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Erik Loehr, P.E.

Dr. Erik Loehr, P.E.

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.

Event Schedule

9:30 - 9:45 am

and grab a snack or coffee

9:45 - 10:00 am

Workshop introductions and agenda

10:00 - 10:45 am
Remote Sensing
10:45 - 11:30 am
Keynote Speaker
11:30 - 12:00 pm
Lunch and demonstration from BGC Engineering on the Hololens2

Provided lunch & opportunity to see the Hololens2

12:30 - 1:15 pm
Bridge Abutment Rehabilitation
1:15 - 2:00 pm
Ground Improvement
2:00 - 2:10 pm
2:10 - 3:00 pm
Equipment Demo


KS/MO Workshop & Demo
This is a no-cost workshop that also includes a complementary lunch. A seven (5) hour PDH certificate will be issued for each participant at the workshop’s satisfactory conclusion.