May 12, 2020 215 S Depeyster St, Kent, OH 44240
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:
Senior Road Engineer, Gulfport Energy
After graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in Civil Engineering, Bob began a 33 year career with the West Virginia Division of Highways where he held various positions including Assistant District Engineer for Construction and the position of District Engineer (equivalent to District Deputy Director in Ohio) which he held for ten years.
After retiring from the Division of Highways, Bob worked for Chesapeake Energy with road improvement and upgrade responsibilities in three states. He spent the last two years with Chesapeake working mainly in the Utica play in Ohio with emphasis on road upgrades and maintenance.
Since leaving Chesapeake, he has taken a similar position with Gulfport Energy Corporation in their St. Clairsville office. In his current position, Bob is continuing the work on RUMA routes as well as taking a larger role in maintain working relationships with county and township officials. He also has responsibilities in the planning phase to determine acceptable locations based on road conditions and access locations.
Engineer, Monroe County
Amy completed her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Ohio University in 2004. After holding the position of Survey Crew Chief with Vernon Surveying from 2001 to 2007, Amy went on to become a Project Engineer with Pickering Associates & Lock One, Inc., a position she held from 2007 to 2013.
Amy became the Washington County Deputy Engineer in 2013 and held the position until 2017 when she took on her current role with Monroe County as Monroe County Engineer.
Professor Emeritus of Geology, Kent State
Dr. Abdul Shakoor earned his Masters and Ph.D. in Engineering Geology from Purdue University. He has taught Geology at Kent State University for over 35 years, specializing in Engineering Geology. Engineering Geology is applied geologic work that is relevant to the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of engineering structures as well as to the development, protection, and remediation of groundwater and surface water resources. At Kent State University, the focus of the Engineering Geology program is on studies related to the engineering behavior of soils and rocks, slope stability, water resources development projects, evaluation of construction materials, and engineering applications of waste materials. The research in these areas is diverse, inter-disciplinary, and collaborative in nature.
Introductions with workshop overview and goals. Presenter: Justin Anderson
Overview (historic geology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, geohazard development, landslide types/mechanisms). Presenter: Chris Ruppen & Dr. Abdul Shakoor
Presenter: Amy Zwick and Greg Bachman
Presenter: Bob Whipp
History of GCS® technology including case studies and applications. Presenter: Bob Barrett
Presenter: Justin Anderson
Lunch will be provided
Working Lunch. Presenter: Dylan Jones
Presenter: Chris Ruppen
With shotcrete, mesh, bio-wall, etc. and case studies. Presenter: Matt Williams
Including case studies and applications. Presenter: Justin Anderson
Justin Anderson and Chris Ruppen
Closing words by Justin Anderson and Chris Ruppen
Field trip to tour past GSI projects in Portage County