Dr. Woodard is GeoStabilization’s Chief Rockfall Engineer. Both a professional engineer and geologist whose experience includes investigation, design, and implementation of remediation techniques for unstable soil and rock slopes, Marty has significant experience in rock slope stability, rock slope rating systems, subsurface geology & geotechnical interpretation, landslide investigations, foundation analysis, and geologic reconnaissance. His expertise is in rock mass characterization, rock slope engineering, and rockfall remediation & control. Marty earned a B.A in Geology from the State University of New York at Potsdam College, a M.S. in Environmental and Engineering Geosciences from Radford University (Virginia), and a Ph.D. in Engineering Geology from Kent State University in Ohio. He has authored the Rockfall Hazard Rating Matrix and Rock Slope Design Manual for the Ohio Department of Transportation and has worked throughout the United States and South & Central America.
Bridge abutments are commonly founded on a deep foundation and are much more rigid than the adjacent embankment fill.