Across the world, almost 70% of our road infrastructure is classified as “low-volume”. When not designed and constructed correctly, these roads contribute to substantial sediment and erosion, cause slope instability, adversely affect the environment…and are statistically unsafe AND costly.
Join Gordon Keller for the first session of our Roadway Erosion Control Best Practices Master Class to explore low-volume road design best practices and mitigation measures for well-designed and constructed roads that are sustainable, cost-effective, and produce minimal environmental damage.
In this webcast, Keller will outline the best practices in low-volume road design and construction, including: project planning and location selection, safety considerations, drainage analysis, stable slope preparation and maintenance, and roadway material selection. Additionally, we’ll take a look at environmental impacts of low-volume roads (e.g., sediment and erosion production, slope instability, channel modifications, fish and wildlife impacts, etc.) and discuss the practical mitigation measures to counter these. Finally, we’ll discuss the available and coming innovative technologies and how to select and implement these to optimize your low-volume road design, construction, and maintenance, and save money. These technologies include: GIS Mapping, geosynthetics, trenchless technology, mechanically stabilized earth structures, biotechnical erosion and slope stabilization methods, and simple in-situ site characterization.
* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.