• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 97th Annual Meeting

      January 7–11, 2018

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 442

Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering

Monday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM
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Kenneth Fishman, McMahon and Mann Consulting Engineers, P.C., presiding
Anand Puppala, University of Texas, Arlington, presiding
Jennifer Nicks, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), presiding
Sponsored by:
Section - Geotechnical Engineering (AFS00)
Standing Committee on Foundations of Bridges and Other Structures (AFS30)
Standing Committee on Subsurface Drainage (AFS60)
Standing Committee on Geosynthetics (AFS70)
Standing Committee on Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials (AFS80)

This session focuses on talks related to sustainability studies in various committees of geotechnical engineering. Five to six talks with a brief introduction are anticipated, followed by three committee-assigned speakers and a final summary discussion.


Title Presentation Number
Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering: Opening Remarks
Anand Puppala, University of Texas, Arlington
Case Studies on Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering
Jeffrey Keaton, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.
Assessments of Geosynthetics Sustainability in Geotechnical Projects
Ryan Berg, Ryan R Berg and Associates, Inc.
Benefits of Subsurface Drainage Design and Infrastructure: MnDOT's Experience
Bernard Izevbekhai, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Foundation Reuse: Introduction to a Sustainable Alternative and Its Use Among Transportation Agencies
Andrew Boeckmann, University of Missouri, Columbia
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Life-Cycle Costing Including Environmental Impacts for Pavement Geotechnical Projects
Filippo Praticò, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria
James Maina, South African National Roads Agency, Ltd.