January 7-11, 2018
Washington, D.C.
TRB 97th Annual Meeting
170

Managing Highway Rock Slope Scaling: Design and Construction State of the Practice

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center
Darren Beckstrand, Landslide Technology; Ben Arndt, RJ Engineering and Consulting; Lucas Ortiz, Colorado Department of Transportation, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Engineering Geology; Subcommittee on Rockfall Management; and Standing Committee on Geotechnical Site Characterization

Speakers discuss the state of the practice and highlight current challenges in contract development, project execution, construction methods, qualifications, and construction oversight. A panel of workshop speakers and other subject-matter experts will lead a group discussion following the presentations. Other discussion topics include the relationship between rock scaling, rock slope performance, and associated liabilities.

Scaling Basics: What It Is, How It Is Done, and What It Accomplishes
Darren Beckstrand, Landslide Technology; Ben Arndt, RJ Engineering and Consulting; Brent Black, Landslide Technology
Questionaire Results
Ben Arndt, RJ Engineering and Consulting
Case Histories of Scaling: Successes and Improvement
Brent Black, Landslide Technology; Peter Ingraham, Golder Associates Inc.; Lucas Ortiz, Colorado Department of Transportation; Darren Beckstrand, Landslide Technology; Krystle Pelham, New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Designer, Owner (Geotech and Resident Engineer), and Contractor Perspectives
Douglas Anderson, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Todd Reccord, Ameritech Slope Constructors; Peter Ingraham, Golder Associates Inc.
Plans and Specification Examples
Brent Black, Landslide Technology
Needed Areas of Improvement; Research Needs
Lucas Ortiz, Colorado Department of Transportation; Daniel Journeaux, GeoStabilization International
Wrap-Up
Darren Beckstrand, Landslide Technology