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Apr 25
Engineering Seminar Series
Presenter: Kevin Foye, CTI and Associates, Inc.
Construction of the $700+ million I-99 corridor – an all-new interstate highway through central Pennsylvania – was abruptly halted in early 2004 by the development of acid rock drainage on the final segment through State College, PA. After years of treatment studies and negotiation with the state environmental agency, remediation of the acid rock drainage began in late 2006. Remediation included hauling and landfilling millions of tons of rock and covering 1.4 million square feet of steep rock cut slopes. This presentation discusses some unique features of the project and the technical challenges in its design and construction, including the largest-ever geocell-faced slope armoring system installed globally.
Date: Tuesday, Apr. 25
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
I-99 Acid Rock Drainage Remediation Project starting at Apr. 25, 2023 at 5:00 pm

About the presenter
Dr. Kevin Foye (UWP BSCE 2001) is a senior engineer and geotechnical engineering practice lead at CTI and Associates, Inc., where he works to address a variety of geotechnical problems in solid waste and environmental remediation projects, including Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Construction & Demolition Debris (C&DD), Coal Combustion Residual (CCR), Hazardous Waste, Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLW), and Low-Level Radioactive/Hazardous Mixed Waste facilities. He has consulted to projects in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington, Texas, Japan, Brazil, China, and India. Dr. Foye completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Purdue University in 2005 while researching reliability analysis for foundations and other geotechnical structures. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed publications on various geotechnical and Geoenvironmental topics and is currently serving as the Secretary of the ASCE Geo-Institute Geoenvironmental Committee and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. Dr. Foye was the lead engineer and project manager for CTI on the I-99 Acid Rock Drainage Remediation project.

About the Engineering Seminar Series
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville spring 2023 Engineering Seminar Series is offered on campus and via zoom. Free and open to the public, these presentations showcase the plan, design, construction, and maintenance of real-world engineering projects and how they change our community. Attendees are eligible for one professional development hour.

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