GSI Webinar on Geosynthetics in Erosion Control to Address Landslides

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The Next GSI Webinar from the Geosynthetic Institute will focus on “Geosynthetics in Erosion Control.” This high-quality professional development opportunity will be held on 13 September 2017 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (EDT). One of the major topics within this is the relationship between erosion and landslides. WEBINAR COST: GSI Members – USD $200 Non GSI Members – $250 For more information an... »

IGS Landslides Workshop: Geosynthetics for Slope Stabilization

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During the 4th World Landslide Forum, the Italian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (AIG-IGS) will hold a one-day workshop on 1 June 2017. Landslides workshop title: Geosynthetics for Slope Stabilization. Daniele Cazzuffi (IGS Past President, CESI SpA, Milano, Italy) and Sabatino Cuomo (University of Salerno, Italy) are organizing the event. LANDSLIDES WORKSHOP: GEOSYNTHETICS FOR ... »

Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) Continues Growth

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In North America, the field of geohazard mitigation is quite young. Around the world, however, it is a strong field of geotechnical design. Geohazard experts also utilize or their technologies are specified in conjunction with geosynthetics frequently, such as for road construction and rockfall protection. The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP), which was formed in 2013, is fostering a ... »

Geohazard Association Holds First Election, Announces Board

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The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) has announced the results of its first election. Founded in 2013 to serve the large but fragmented geohazard market in North America, AGHP exists to “support the development of standards, specifications, and best practices concerning the design and implementation of geohazard-related technologies and products; and to support and provide education t... »

AGHP Establishes Geohazard Committees

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The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) is a new professional association that has emerged to serve and promote an engineering sector that has been largely unsupported in the United States. With a steadily growing membership base, the association has now advanced to opening geohazard committees for member participation. Current committees and chairs include: Education Committee – C... »

GEER Response to Washington Landslide

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A team from the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association, supported by the National Science Foundation, is mobilizing to collect information on the effects of a landslide that occurred on March 22, 2014 on a steep slope above the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River adjacent to a rural residential community near Oso, Washington. GEER members and other geotechnical professiona... »

VIDEO: ADOT Uses Geogrid in Navajo Route 20 Work

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has an extensive video library that documents its work and the dedication of its personnel from around the state. In paving a 28-mile stretch of Temporary US89 (also known as US 89T and Navajo Route 20), ADOT encountered significantly sandy soils that led to multiple vehicles getting stuck. As the video above notes, water trucks, pick up trucks, pavi... »

US 89 (Navajo Route 20) bypass fully open with no restrictions

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PHOENIX, 15 October 2013 — The newly paved, shorter US 89 detour (bypass) route in northern Arizona is now fully open with no restrictions after the Arizona Department of Transportation completed fencing along the corridor to help prevent livestock from crossing the roadway. SEE ALSO: “VIDEO: ADOT Uses Geogrid in Navajo Route 20 Work” The Temporary US 89 (US 89T) route opened with limi... »