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AEG Annual Meeting short course: 'Debris Flow' on Sept. 12

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Short Course
"Debris Flow"
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. MT

Cost (per person):
$250 member professionals
$300 nonmember professionals
$100 students

This one-day course trains participants through lecture, case histories, and hands on exercises.

Principles covered:
  • An overview of the basic forces of debris flows that result in erosion and/or torrent channels
  • The basic theory behind a unique dimensioning software program
  • Use of DEBRISFLOW® dimensioning program for designing flexible debris flow barriers
  • Case studies working with the dimensioning program
This course is intended for consulting engineers, geologists, municipalities, public works and transportation agencies, as well as landscape architects and specialty construction contractors. This course is recommended to anyone with an undergraduate level of understanding of geology and/or geotechnical engineering and some experience of basic natural hazard mitigation concepts, or a bachelor's level education or higher in civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, geology or related fields.

Tim Shevlin received a BS degree (2001) in environmental science from Allegheny College and his MS (2004) in engineering geology from Kent State University. He is a registered professional geologist in Pennsylvania and worked as a geotechnical designer for nationally known civil engineering firms before joining Geobrugg North America in 2009.

Dr. William Kane received his BA degree (1975) in Geology from James Madison University and his MS (1981) and PhD (1985) degrees in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. In 1997, he founded Kane Geotech, Inc. Dr. Kane is a registered professional engineer in 24 states and a registered professional geologist in Tennessee.

Geobrugg researches, develops and certifies superior, cost-effective systems that protect against slope instabilities, falling rock, debris flows, shallow landslides and avalanches. Its manufacturing facility in New Mexico has produced these practical natural hazard solutions since 1985. more

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