Author Archives: AGHP

The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) Announce Rope Access Safety Recognition Winners

GZA GeoEnvironmental, McMillen Jacobs Associates, Washington State Department of Transportation, and GeoStabilization International®,  win inaugural AGHP Rope Access Safety Recognition. The recognition, honoring best-in-class safety development and implementation initiatives within the geohazard industry, distinguish companies that foster & employ safe rope access work procedures, provide education & training to their personnel, and commit to enhancing the […]

Rope Access Committee Tours Sterling Rope Facility

On a side trip during the Highway Geology Symposium in Portland, Maine this past September, members of state departments of transportation and the Association of Geohazard Professional’s Rope Access Committee toured the Sterling Rope Factory in Biddeford, Maine.  Proudly manufacturing in the USA, Sterling has been fabricating climbing and work ropes for decades.  Their innovations […]

Technical Note: To Deform or Not to Deform: That is the Question!

Flexible net rockfall catchment fences are one tool available to engineers for mitigating rockfall events. These systems have been in use for decades around the world with a rather impressive performance record. Though the basic concept of the systems has remained relatively unchanged during this time, the specifics of the fences have become more advanced, […]

Geotechnical News Article: Safe Work on Dangerous Slopes

The March 2018 issue of Geotechnical News, a leading publication on the geotechnical field, features an article from AGHP Members John Duffy, Marc Fish, and Colby Barrett. The piece, which was invited by GN Editor Richard Guthrie and who also provided an introduction to the article, highlights AGHP’s role in the industry and focuses on […]

Call for Volunteers AGHP Focal Point Workshop

The Association of Geohazard Professionals is currently developing industry workshops to help educate owners and potential designers of geohazard mitigation structures. Tentatively called “Focal Point Workshops”, these workshops are aimed at highlighting the strengths of AGHP members and the state-of-the-art of the geohazard industry. The workshops would be one-day or half day standalone events comprising […]

AGHP Webinar – Geohazard Analysis: Past, Current and Future

AGHP is excited to announce its next webinar: “Geohazard Analysis: Past, Current, and Future.” The session will be led by renowned geotechnical engineer Sergei Terzaghi. WEBINAR: “Geohazard Analysis : Past, Current and Future” | Thursday, 31 May 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT GEOHAZARD ANALYSIS – ABOUT THE WEBINAR Recent earthquake events around the globe […]

Call for Abstracts 18th Annual Technical Forum for Geohazards Impacting Transportation in Appalachia

18th Annual Technical Forum for Geohazards Impacting Transportation in Appalachia   Call for Abstracts   August 7-9, 2018 | Baltimore, MD Call for Abstracts The 2018 Annual Technical Forum for Geohazards Impacting Transportation will be hosted by Maryland Department of Transportation and sponsored by the Marshall University Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS). This year’s technical sessions […]