GeoHazard Mitigation Course in Toronto

GeoHazard Mitigation Course in Toronto

October 11, 2018 Four Points by Sheraton, Toronto Airport - 6257 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E4, Canada

As the leading geohazard mitigation firm operating throughout the United States and Canada, we participate in most of the industry’s conferences and expositions. Whether it’s presenting innovative remediation techniques or showcasing mitigation case studies to our industry colleagues, GeoStabilization’s goal is to further the education of our industry and protect the travelling public and infrastructure from the dangers of geohazards. Here is a link to a few of the conferences we are planning to attend.

Additionally, GeoStabilization organizes and delivers workshops for the geotechnical and geohazard mitigation industry. These workshops are developed for entry-level to experienced geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, and engineering geologists that commonly deal with geohazards, as well as public and private agency personnel that work with geohazard mitigation designers in a supervisory capacity. Here is a link to past and future workshops. PDH Certificates are issued for the number of hours attended.

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 Cameron Lobato, P.E., P.Eng. and Martin Woodward, Ph.D., P.G., 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.

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
RailJET and Compaction Grouting Techniques

Presented by Kyle Guenther, P.E.

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

Presented by Martin Woodward, Ph.D., P.G., P.E.

2:30 - 2:45 pm

Short break between sessions.

2:45 - 3:30 pm
Rockfall Topic

Presented by Martin 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 Toronto