TRB Webinar: Geotechnical Responses to Extreme Events

May 24, 2021 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)

How can geotechnical methods help in the rapid response to extreme events? TRB will host a webinar on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will explore how geotechnologies may assist in responding to extreme events. Presenters will identify how geotechnical techniques may address floods, coastal erosion, sinkholes, landslides, and other unforeseen or sudden events. They will also discuss how designers can balance competing interests of costs and time.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Transportation Earthworks, Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling, and Soil and Rock Properties and Site Characterization.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Geophysical data in coastal and riverine areas after extreme events: Nina Stark, Virginia Tech University
  2. Geotechnical testing tools that enable testing in a rapid manner: Stacey Kulesza, Kansas State University
  3. Opportunities and limitations: Robert Garfield, Hager-Richter
  4. Question and answer session: 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. Describe how geophysical data and testing tools help in extreme events
  2. Identify opportunities and limitations of employing geotechnologies

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.

Pre-registration is required. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to register. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk for assistance in signing in.

Registration questions? Contact Elaine Ferrell.