GeoHazard Mitigation Course in Calgary

GeoHazard Mitigation Course in Calgary

May 2, 2018 University of Calgary – Engineering Building, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Join Ajay Sharma, the GeoStabilization Team, and guest speaker Sergei Terzaghi as they discuss various geohazard mitigation tools and case studies to address your geotechnical applications. This one-day workshop will present an advanced overview of landslide identification, mitigation, and soil slope stabilization, and rockfall. Particular attention will be paid to geohazard events affecting critical assets (highways and transportation corridors, pipelines, transmission lines, and other important infrastructure). Participants will learn design methodologies for a variety of innovative mitigation techniques, proper construction for various solutions, and will be guided through several case studies showing the application of various solutions with actual design examples. PDH certificates will be offered for this event if requested.

We have reserved parking spots for registrants. Please use the code 18256 in Lot 10 to receive a prepaid parking ticket. Full instructions can be downloaded here.

Keynote Speakers

Sergei Terzaghi

Sergei Terzaghi

Sergei Terzaghi has over 30 years of experience encompassing the full breadth of geotechnical engineering largely in the Pacific Basin. As part of that experience, Sergei has spent a lot of time remediating slopes of all descriptions using a range of techniques. To determine the most cost-effective approach, he has had to go to first principles on many slopes and build the understanding of the failure mechanisms, largely because the conventional theories ascribed to the failure often did not explain what was going on and lead to uneconomical solutions.

Many of the solutions were in a time and cost constrained environment working in a design build or similar environment, yet requiring a sufficiently robust design and documentation.

Event Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 am
Check In

Meet and greet. Coffee and snacks provided.

9:00 - 9:10 am

Setting goals for the day.

9:10 - 9:50 am
Geohazards in Soils Overview

Presented by Cameron Lobato, P.E., P.Eng.

9:50 - 10:30 am
Geosynthetic Confined Soil Technology (Case Studies/Applications)

Presented by Roch Player, M.S., P.E.

10:30 - 10:45 am

Short break between sessions.

10:45 - 11:15 am
Soil Nail Types (Advantages/Disadvantages)

Presented by Cameron Lobato, P.E., P.Eng., Derrick Hayes, M.S., P.E., and Roch Player, M.S., P.E.

11:15 - 12:15 pm
Keynote Speaker

A presentation by Sergei Terzaghi.

12:15 - 1:00 pm

Lunch will be provided.

1:00 - 1:45 pm
Traditional & Launched Soil Nail Design

Presented by Cameron Lobato, P.E., P.Eng., Derrick Hayes, M.S., P.E., and Roch Player, M.S., P.E.

1:45 - 2:30 pm
Practical Rock Slope Engineering

Presentation by GeoStabilization International®

2:30 - 2:45 pm

Short break between sessions.

2:45 - 3:30 pm
Rockfall Topic

Presented by Daniel Journeaux and Marty Woodward, Ph.D., P.G., P.E.

3:30 - 4:15 pm
Keynote Speaker

A few last words by Sergei Terzaghi.

4:15 - 4:30 pm
Closing Remarks / Wrap Up


GeoHazard Mitigation Course in Calgary