TRB Webinar: Advances in Unstable Slope Instrumentation and Monitoring

November 23, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Unstable slopes affect almost every state transportation department in all types of geographies. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will explore the geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring technologies that are used to inform safety, operational, and treatment decisions for these slopes. Presenters will discuss technology advancements that are creating positive outcomes across many systems. They will identify how these advancements may improve safety for workers and travelers, reduce operational disruptions from unstable slopes, and optimize cost and risk tolerance decisions over the life-cycle.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis Report 554: Advances in Unstable Slope Instrumentation and Monitoring.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. State of the practice: Mark Vessely, BGC Engineering
  2. Case examples: Scott Anderson, BGC Engineering
  3. Conclusions and opportunities for future research: Cole Christiansen, BGC Engineering
  4. Question and answer session: Moderated by Derrick Dasenbrock, Federal Highway Administration

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss current practices foruse of instrumentation and monitoring technology in state highway departments
  2. Apply practices to instrumentation and monitoring on unstable slopes
  3. Assess instrumentation and monitoring technologies for treatment of unstable slopes

Further TRB resources about this topic:

NCHRP Research Report 903: Geotechnical Asset Management for Transportation Agencies, Volume 2: Implementation Manual

NCHRP Legal Research Digest 82: Potential Liability Associated with Unstable Slope Management Programs

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.