Slope Stabilization and Landslide Prevention in the Pacific Northwest
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Curran E. Mohney, RG CEG
Slope Movement and Mechanisms
Type of slope movement and instability
• Rockfall and rockslides
• Translational and rotational failures
• Debris flows and rapidly moving landslides
Analyzing the stability of slopes
Slope stability concepts
• Reviewing geological conditions
Effects of regional geology
• Examining soils and topography
• Evaluating surface and groundwater
• Shoreline and streambank erosion
A brief discussion of soil and rock mechanics
• The influence of water
• Testing soil properties for design data
Evaluating types of slopes
• Natural slopes
• Engineered slopes
Methods of slope stability analysis
Slope Stabilization Methods
Use of vegetation (biostabilization)
Installing earth retention structures
Rock slope stabilization
Debris flow stabilization
Buttressing for streambank stabilization and environmental considerations
Refining and selecting methods
Landslide Hazard and Risk Assessment
Definitions and elements of landslide hazard risk
Risk-reduction strategies (objectives for landslide mitigation)
Lifecycle cost analysis
Case History in Landslide Mitigation
Slope stabilization using retaining walls
Slope stabilization using combination of methods
Slope stabilization using earthworks
Shear keys and buttresses
Slope stabilization using drainage
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Curran E. Mohney
Mr. Mohney is the Engineering Geology Program leader for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The Engineering Geology Program at ODOT encompasses site characterization, subsurface exploration, slopes and embankments, geologic hazards, groundwater, geotechnical instrumentation, and planning and research activities. In this role, he also oversees the Unstable Slopes (landslide/rockfall) Program for ODOT. He is a registered geologist and a certified engineering geologist in Oregon with over 25 years of experience in Oregon and the western states. Mr. Mohney has been the Engineering Geology Program leader since 2004. Prior to this, he had been a staff and project-level geologist for consulting firms and the mining industry as well as for ODOT. He is a graduate of the Geology Program at Portland State University. During his professional career, Mr. Mohney has been involved in the investigation, design, and mitigation of hundreds of landslides and rockfalls.
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Course Title: Slope Stabilization and Landslide Prevention in the Pacific Northwest
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the types and causes of slope movements and how slopes can be stabilized. It explores landslide hazards, risks, and mitigation strategies specific to conditions found in the Pacific Northwest.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify types and causes of slope movement and instability.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe conditions, soil and topography that tend to maintain slope stability, and they will be able discuss stability issues for natural slopes and engineered slopes.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe methods to sustain slope stability, including the use of vegetation, surface protection, unloading, buttressing, drainage, reinforcement, installation of earth retention structures, and combining methods.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to analyze landslide hazards and risks and describe risk-reduction/mitigation strategies.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with site development and earthwork
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/13/2024
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