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Maccaferri Exhibiting at the 2017 Geohazards in Transportation in Appalachia Technical Forum in Virginia


This two day conference will be hosted by Marshall University in Blacksburg, VA, August 15-17, 2017

Marshall University’s Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences will host the 17th annual Geohazards in Transportation in Appalachia Technical Forum in Blacksburg, Virginia, August 15-17, 2017.

The Appalachian states are tied by common geographical and geological challenges. Multi-modal transportation in the Appalachian Region is essential for economic development. The coalition includes members from Departments of Transportation and State Geological Surveys from Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, U.S. Geological Survey, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, CSXT and Norfolk Southern Corporation.

This grassroots organization’s objectives include sharing of resources and information, exchange of methodologies and experiences and collaboration on geological projects and research activities.

Maccaferri proudly supports this organization and the knowledge sharing it represents. Our Rockfall experts are committed to working with environmental, geotechnical, and other engineers to ensure the protection of critical infrastructure in Appalachia and across the country.

We’ll be presenting our paper on our Design-Build Semi-Rigid Rock Fall Fence on SR 11 in Perry County, Pennsylvania.

With over 60 years’ experience in rockfall protection systems and natural hazard mitigation, we offer a wide range of systems to stabilize rock faces, soil slopes and snow masses. These new systems complement our existing solutions that have historically been used to overcome hydro-geological problems such as debris flows and shallow landslides. These historic interventions have included rockfall drapery meshes, and Gabion and Reno Mattress® control structures, designed to divert, control and contain the natural hazard.

Stop by our booth to meet our rockfall experts at the show! See you there!

For more information, please contact us.

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