PIPELINE GEOHAZARD AND IMU SEMINARS 2023

Session Information

Houston, TX – Monday, March 6, 2023

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM followed by a Networking Happy Hour
Omni Houston Hotel
Four Riverway
77056

Pittsburgh, PA – Thursday, March 9, 2023

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM followed by a Networking Happy Hour
Hyatt House
2795 S. Water Street
15203

Session Topics

  • Geotechnical Hazards
    • Deep seated landslides, rockfall, flow slides, subsidence, and river bank slides
  • Seismic Hazards
    • Surface Faulting, Liquefaction/Lateral Spreading, Induced Seismicity
  • Geotechnical Invrentories
    • Developing Inventories, Susceptibility Maps, Aerial Imagery & Lidar
    • Prioritization and Ranking
    • Baseline Ground Inspections
  • Geotechnical Hazard Management, Monitoring & Mitigation
    • Detailed Site Investigations, Monitoring Slope Conditions, Trenchless Installations, Mitigation Techniques
  • Hydrotechnical Hazards
    • Types of Hazards (Scour, Degradation, Bank Erosion, Encroachment, Avulsion, Debris Flows)
    • Hydrotechnical Inventories, Baseline Inspections, Repeat Inspections
    • Probability of Exposure, Vulnerability, Probability of Failure, Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV)
  • Geohazard Management System Tools
  • Prevention – Geohazards at the Design, Engineering and Routing Stages
    • Stages of Geohazard Awareness, Terrain Mapping, Acid Rock Drainage (ARD)

Please register by Friday, February 24, 2023. There is no charge to attend these seminars.

Presenters

PPIM Presenters 2023

Pete Barlow

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

PPIM Presenters 2023

Alex Baumgard

Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Emergency Response Team Lead

PPIM Presenters 2023

Beth Widmann

Senior Geologist

PPIM Presenters 2023

Casey Dowling

Senior Geological Engineer

Session Information

Pittsburgh, PA – Friday, March 10, 2023

8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Hyatt House
2795 S. Water Street
15203

Session Topics

  • Introduction to Inertial Measurement Unit Data
    • How IMU data is collected and reported (raw data versus vendor plots)
    • Differences between formed and unformed bends
  • IMU and Geohazard Identification
    • Strain feature classification and prioritization
    • IMYU Geohazard Screening Workflow
    • Monitoring sites with run-to-run IMU data
  • Detailed Geohazard Characterization
    • Using IMU data to scope mitigation and insturmentation
    • Cases when raw IMU data is necessary
    • Using IMU data for finite element analysis calibration

Please register by Friday, February 24, 2023. There is no charge to attend this seminar.

Presenters

PPIM Presenters 2023 2

Pete Barlow

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

PPIM Presenters 2023 2

Casey Dowling

Senior Geological Engineer

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