Geotechnical Asset Management for Slopes

CLIENT: Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
LOCATION: Wisconsin Highway, USA

BGC worked with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Wisconsin Highway Research program, with the goal of developing a Geotechnical Asset Management (GAM) framework for Wisconsin State Trunk Highway 35 to identify the risk factors which lead to slope failures in this region. As part of the project, BGC developed a classification model which ingests data regarding the geology, geomorphology, and topography of slopes adjacent to the highway and compares them to the same data from observed hazards along the highway corridor. The goal of the project was to use this study as a pilot for a statewide GAM/geohazard management framework that incorporates the potential for credible hazards. As part of the project, BGC carried out a field reconnaissance campaign to calibrate ground conditions along the study highway segment with a geological model to be used as part of the classification work. The results of the work were published in a WisDOT research report, with the hazard susceptibility findings delivered in the interactive Cambio platform.