Start Date: 10/19/2016 10:30 AM PDT
End Date: 10/19/2016 12:00 PM PDT
Venue Name: Washington State Dept. of Transportation Location:
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA United States 98682
ACEC / SW Washington Public Agency Liaison Committee Meeting
Collaborative Design of Context Sensitive Rockfall Mitigation - Challis Highway Project, Idaho
- Doug Anderson, LG, LEG, FHWA - Western Federal Lands Highway Division
- Ben George, PE, RG, CEG, Cornforth Consultants, Inc.
Traditionally, development of new rock cuts and mitigation measures for rockfall hazards associated with transportation assets has been a balancing act between project safety requirements, available right-of-way, and economic constraints.
Established rockfall mitigation categories include avoidance, removal, stabilization, and protection.
The importance of understanding how new rock cuts and rockfall mitigation projects will affect, or impact the surrounding area has become a major consideration in the past few decades.
Context sensitive considerations include visual impairments, unique historical considerations, and scenic characteristics. The inclusion of aesthetics and other context sensitive considerations in the design process has increased the complexity of project development and implementation, but has resulted in more owners and partners investing in new rock cuts and rockfall mitigation safety improvements if context sensitive solutions are adapted for their project area constraints.
Collaborative efforts between teams comprised of federal and state agencies, their geotechnical consultants, and other stakeholders are needed to develop an acceptable design that meets the context sensitive goals of all the partners involved.
Examples of recent successful rockfall mitigation projects in context sensitive areas on National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service lands with a strong technical team from the FHWA – Western Federal Lands Highway Division and Landslide Technology, include Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana; Crater Lake National Park, Oregon; and the Banks-Lowman Highway and Ketchum-Challis Highway in Idaho.
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11018 NE 51st Circle
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10:30 a.m. - Check-in
12:00 noon - Conclusion
(includes 30 mins. for Q&A)
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Program is good for one (1) continuing
professional development credit.
WHAT IS THE ACEC / SW WASHINGTON
PUBLIC AGENCY LIAISON COMMITTEE?
To commit to a meaningful partnership between our organizations in the common purpose of providing quality and responsive consulting engineering services to the communities of southwest Washington.
Goals and objectives include:
- Facilitate a cooperative dialogue between southwest Washington agencies and ACEC.
- Foster an attitude that explores opportunities and resolves issues.
- Enhance professionalism and integrity throughout the design and construction industry.
- Promote quality and value through improved business practices.
- Invest in the future by promoting continuing education, new technology, and research and development.
- Promote the use of project delivery methods that best serve the public interest.