Rockfall Mitigation

Rockfall Mitigation

March 23, 2017 831 Hambley Blvd, Pikeville, KY 41501

This workshop will cover Advanced Topics in Rockfall Mitigation.

Transportation will be provided for the afternoon field trips that follow the presentations. Safety vests will be required and all participants are encouraged to bring their own – the workshop will provide vests if needed.

Event Schedule

8:00 - 12:00 pm

Presented material will include:

  • Rock Mass Properties and Data Collection
  • Rock Slope Analysis Tools including Stereonets, Markland’s Analysis, RockPack III, and other Tools
  • Shear Strength & Safety Factors
  • Large Rock Formation Stabilization – discussion of different anchoring methods and their installation
  • Rock Slope Stabilization Mitigation Design Considerations
  • Mechanical Scaling Tools and their Application
  • Rockfall Mitigation Methods – their products & applications
  • Case Studies & Design Parameters
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Working Lunch – Lunch will be provided

1:00 - 4:00 pm
Site visit
  • The City of Pikeville GCS® Wall site visit
  • US 23 rockfall field trip – US 23, MP 15.8
  • “Hatfield and McCoy” KY 1460 rockfall stabilization site visit


Rockfall Mitigation Registration
This is a no-cost workshop that also includes a complementary lunch. A seven (7) hour PDH certificate will be issued for each participant at the workshop’s satisfactory conclusion.