The Impact of Geosynthetics on Site Design
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Tuesday, February 22, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
A brief history and fundamental principles of roadway construction
Early evolution of geosynthetics and its impact on the site design industry
Important tools available to site design and construction professionals
• Independent testing results
• Design software
• Other tools
Updates on evolving technological advances for designing the highways and paved surfaces of the future
Why it is critical and how to apply geosynthetics to site design
• Economic impact
• Project cost savings
• Added effectiveness
• Extended project life expectancy
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Peter Hanrahan is a certified professional in erosion and sediment control, and has more than 43 years of industry experience. In addition to presentations in Canada, Taiwan and the Dominican Republic, Peter has also presented at the national level for many organizations, including the International Erosion Control Association, Land Improvement Contractors of America, the Geotechnical Fabrics Institute, the National Working Waterfront Network, and the American Water Works Association. His articles have been published in many magazines, including Erosion Control, Land & Water, Geosynthetics, and Landscape Architect & Specifier News. He has produced webinars for the International Erosion Control Association, the International Association of Hydroseeding Professionals, the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, and Forester University. He has also served as a guest lecturer at the University of Mississippi, Ohio Northern University, University of New England, and Vermont Technical College. Peter has also been active in industry organizations. He was national president of the International Management Council in 1991-92, and he also served four terms as president of the Northeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association. He is also a member of the Senior Advisory Committee of Envirocert. Peter has developed and delivered training events throughout his career. From 2008 to the present, he has organized coastal erosion control training events up and down the New England Coast, with multiple seminars in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Event co-sponsors for these events have included the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Sea Grant, the Rhode Island Coastal Management Council, the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center, Connecticut College and Connecticut Sea Grant. He has also assisted with the development of erosion control standards with the Illinois Tollway Authority, and the State Departments of Transportation in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois.
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Course Title: The Impact of Geosynthetics on Site Design
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the various applications for geosynthetics on site design projects. Topics include the early evolution of geosynthetics, design software and other helpful design tools, recent technological advances, and how to use geosynthetics to increase the effectiveness and extend the life of the project
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the fundamental principles of roadway site construction and describe how geosynthetics have evolved to positively impact project owners, site users and the public.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference several important tools available to site design and construction professionals, including independent testing results and design software.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to examine and prepare for evolving technological advances for designing the highways and paved surfaces and other sites of the future.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify the benefits of applying geosynthetics to site design and describe how they can be used to extend the life of projects and increase the effectiveness of other site design and construction measures.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Some experience with site design and construction
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/07/2024
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