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Sacramento EP Meeting - November 2019
GEI Office Rancho Cordova
2868 Prospect Park Dr #400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Category: Sacramento Emerging Professionals

Sacramento Emerging Professionals November Meeting

Practical Rockslope Engineering and Mitigation

Presented by Dr. Marty Woodard, GSI (Geostabilization Inc.)

Practical rock slope engineering involves a unique blend of geology and engineering to develop a constructible mitigation plan.  Similarly, rock slope construction joins together common practices in geohazard mitigation along with difficult limit access techniques.  This presentation will provide the geologic and engineering tools necessary to develop successful rock slope mitigation designs as well as explain how these measures are applied in the field.  
Through review of practical rock slope theory and case studies different mitigation plans and methodologies will be discussed. Case studies will include discussion of rockfall, rock mass, and rock block mitigation.  Included in this discussion for rockfall mitigation will include scaling, draped mesh, hybrid barriers, and rockfall fences.   Measures such as rock bolting (passive and active anchors), pinned mesh, and shotcrete application to mitigate rock mass or rock block issues will be characterized.


Martin Woodard, Ph.D., P.G., P.E., CHIEF ROCKFALL ENGINEER.  Marty is a professional engineer and engineering geologist whose experience includes investigation, design, and implementation of remediation techniques for unstable soil and rock slopes.  He has significant experience in rock slope stability, rock slope rating systems, subsurface geology and geotechnical interpretation, landslide investigations, foundation analysis, and geologic reconnaissance. His expertise is in rock mass characterization, rock slope engineering and rock mechanics.  Marty has a B.A in Geology from the State University of New York at Potsdam College, M.S. in Environmental and Engineering Geosciences from Radford University (Virginia), and a Ph.D. in Engineering Geology from Kent State University in Ohio.  He has authored the Rockfall Hazard Rating Matrix and Rock Slope Design Manual for the Ohio Department of Transportation.  He has worked throughout the United States and South and Central America.

Cost: $20 Professionals, Students Free

Includes casual dinner and presentation.

RSVP to [email protected] by November 19th.


If you are not local to the Sacramento area, please consider watching the presentation via webcast. Register with GoToWebinar HERE >>

Contact: [email protected]