PacTrans-A Platform for Proactive Risk-based Slope Asset Managemnet

Abstract and project information last updated: 3 January 2013. Project updates are dated below.

AUTC
Project
Number
S16899
Principal
Investigator

Andrew Metzger
Funding
Agency

PacTrans

AKDOT

Project
Budget
205157
Start
Date
1 May 2012
Estimated
End Date
30 November 2013

Abstract

Unstable slopes, including landslides, rock falls, and debris flows, present significant risk to safety and regional commerce, and present a chronic concern for highway managers. Due to the widespread spatial and temporal distribution of these problems, most states have, or are taking, measures to manage slopes along their highway alignments. However, given the physical nature of slopes along highway corridors, they pose a number of challenges when deciding where to allocate funds as well as from an overall asset
management perspective. This is compounded by the level of effort currently required to survey, inspect and characterize slopes for the purpose of condition assessment. Slope assessment has traditionally been laborious and costly but altogether necessary due to the potential consequences of a failure. Current bestpractices for management do not necessarily facilitate proactive slope management – identifying and remediating hazardous conditions before a failure occurs.

Final Report

A Platform for Proactive, Risk-Based Slope Asset Management, Phase II
8 Apr 2015

A Platform for Proactive, Risk-Based SLope Asset Management, Phase II
Keith Cunningham
S16899FINAL_Cunningham.pdf

Related Project Activity

8 April 2015

A Platform for Proactive, Risk-Based Slope Asset Management, Phase II

by billy.connor

S16899FINAL_Cunningham