Bio

Jonathan Fannin received a B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) from the Queen’s University of Belfast, and a D. Phil. (Geotechnical Engineering) from the University of Oxford. He worked at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, before joining the University of British Columbia in 1989, and receiving promotion to Full Professor in 2001.  Dr. Fannin is the recipient of many national and international research awards, including the 4th International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Award for contributions of laboratory and field research to engineering practice, a CGS Quigley Award for the best paper in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, a Karl Terzaghi Fellowship from the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute and more recently, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow award from the U.K. Royal Academy of Engineering.  His professional service has included Chair of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) Geosynthetics Division, Board Member of the North American Geosynthetics Society, Associate Editor of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, and Panel Member on the editorial board of Geotechnique Letters. He became a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2013.

Research Interests

Micromechanics of internal erosion, triaxial-permeability testing, internal erosion of earth dams and their foundations, grain shape and the strength of sands, geosynthetics for soil stabilization, slope stability in engineering practice, debris flow travel distance

Courses

CIVL 210 Soil Mechanics I
CIVL 413 Design of Earth Dams and Containment Structures
CIVL 579 Geosynthetics

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2016, Invited Visiting Professor, University of Nantes, France
  • 2013, Fellowship of the Engineering Institute of Canada
  • 2012, CGS Geosynthetics Award, Canadian Geotechnical Society
  • 2012, Visiting Erskine Fellowship, Department of Civil Engineering of University of Canterbury
  • 2008, Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom
  • 2008, President’s Teaching Award, APEGBC
  • 2007, Visiting Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury
  • 2007, Certificate of Appreciation, Canadian Geotechnical Society
  • 2004, Terzaghi Fellowship, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
  • 2004, UBC Killam Teaching Prize, Faculty of Applied Science
  • 2003, Visiting Senior Scholar Award, Ministry of Research, Government of France
  • 2001, Academic Exchange Award, United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • 1999, Human Resource for Technological Development Award, National Research Council of Brazil (CNPq)
  • 1998, UBC Killam Teaching Prize, Faculty of Forestry
  • 1998, IGS Award, International Geosynthetics Society
  • 1996, R.M. Quigley Award, Canadian Geotechnical Society
  • 1996, B.C. Asia Pacific Scholars Award, B.C. Centre for International Education

Publications

  • Li, M. and Fannin, R.J. (2021).  “Internal erosion: critical hydraulic gradient in 1-D vertical seepage and its relation to soil gradation,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal (in press).
  • Li, M. and Fannin, R.J. (2021).  “On the mechanics of internal erosion in cohesionless soil,” Proc.10th Int. Conf. on Scour and Erosion (ISCE-10), 18-21 Oct. 2021, online delivery (pp.138-147).
  • Fannin, R.J. and Li, M. (2019).  “Internal erosion of zoned earthfill dams and their foundations: commentary on the state-of-practice,” Proc. 27th Can. Geotech. Soc. Conf., St. Johns, Nfld., 29 Sept. - 2 Oct. 2019 (6 pages).
  • Fannin, R.J. (2019).  “Cleveland Dam, Vancouver: Terzaghi’s recommendations on seepage control and mitigation of internal erosion,” Proc. 27th EWGIE, Vancouver, BC, 18-21 June, 2019 (2 pages).
  • Ataii, S. and Fannin, R.J. (2019).  “Inflow boundary conditions in triaxial permeameter testing,” Proc. 27th EWGIE, Vancouver, BC, 18-21 June, 2019 (2 pages).
  • Ganapathiraman, V. and Fannin, R.J. (2019).  “Internal instability testing of widely-graded materials with oversize particles,” Proc. 27th EWGIE, Vancouver, BC, 18-21 June, 2019 (2 pages).
  • Antunes, A. and Fannin, R.J. (2019).  “Grain size and shape in the glacial moraine borrow source for the Bennett Dam,” Proc. 27th EWGIE, Vancouver, BC, 18-21 June, 2019 (2 pages).
  • McClelland, V. and Fannin, R.J. (2019).  “On specimen reconstitution and commissioning a triaxial permeameter,” Proc. 27th EWGIE, Vancouver, BC, 18-21 June, 2019 (2 pages)
  • Slangen, P. and Fannin, R.J. (2019).  “Seepage induced internal instability for dam safety assessments,” Proc. 39th USSD Conference, 8-12 Apr. 2019, Chicago, USA (18 pages).
  • Fannin, R.J., Slangen, P., Hartford, D.N.D., Ataii, S., and McClelland, V. (2018).  “Erosion of zoned earthfill dams by internal instability: advances in the state-of-art,” Proc. 2018 Can. Dam Assoc. Annual Conference, 13-18 Oct. 2018 (6 pages).
  • Fannin, R.J., Slangen, P., Ataii, S., McClelland, V., and Hartford, D.N.D. (2018).  “Erosion of zoned earthfill dams by internal stability: laboratory testing for model development,” Proc. 26th EWGIE, Milan, Italy, 10-13 Sept., 2018 (18 pages).
  • Slangen, P. and Fannin, R.J. (2017).  “The role of particle type on suffusion and suffosion,” Geotechnique Letters, Vol. 7, pp.6-10.
  • Slangen, P. and Fannin, R.J. (2017).  “A flexible wall permeameter for investigating suffusion and suffosion,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 40(1), pp.1-14.
  • Fannin, R.J., Mickovski, S.B., Stokes, A., Eliadorani, A.A. and McConnell, R. (2017).  “Debris flow behavior and travel distance: Col du Sabot, France”, ICE Journal of Environmental Geotechnics, Vol. 4(1), pp.19-26.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Hartford, D.N.D. (2017). “Research needs for improved dam safety risk management of internal erosion,” Proc. 25th EWGIE, Delft, Netherlands, 4-7 Sept., 2017, extended abstract.
  • Slangen. P. and Fannin, R.J. (2017).  “A flexible wall permeameter test device: design, commissioning, and operation,” Proc. 25th EWGIE, Delft, Netherlands, 4-7 Sept., 2017, extended abstract.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Roos, D. (2017).  “Coursier Dam sinkholes incidents: backward erosion from filter incompatibility,” Proc. 25th EWGIE, Delft, Netherlands, 4-7 Sept., 2017, extended abstract.
  • Fannin, R.J., Li, M. and Anderlini, C. (2017). “Evaluation of internal erosion scenarios in an embankment dam,” Proc. 37th Annual Conf. of the USSD, Anaheim, CA, 3-7 Apr., 2017, 15p.
  • Li, M. and Fannin, R.J. (2016).  “Critical hydraulic gradients for internally unstable cohesionless soils,”  Proc. GeoVancouver 2016, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 2-5, 2016, 6p.
  • Slangen, P. and Fannin, R.J. (2016).  “A commentary on the ICOLD Bulletin 164 on internal erosion; the significance of volume change in internally unstable soils,“  Proc. GeoVancouver 2016, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 2-5, 2016, 7p.
  • Fannin, R.J. (2016).  A micro-mechanics understanding of internal erosion in dams: how, where, and when?” USSD Intl. Symp. on the Mechanics of Internal Erosion for Dams and Levees, Salt Lake City, Utah, 9-11 Aug. 2016, 5p.
  • Fannin, R. and Quinteros, V.S. (2015).  “Soil strength for design of reinforced soil walls,” Proc. 16th European Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 13-18, 2015, 6p.
  • Shire, T., O’Sullivan, C., Fannin, R.J. and Hanley, K.J. (2015).  “Use of discrete element modeling to assess the internal instability of dam filters,” Proc. 16th European Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 13-18, 2015, 6p.
  • Ronnqvist, H., Fannin, R.J., and Viklander, P. (2015). “The unified plot approach for assessing internal erosion – a case study of the Grundsjon Dam sinkhole event,” Proc. ICOLD 25th Congress,  Stavanger, Norway, June 13-20, 2015, 17p.
  • Shire, T., O’Sullivan, C. and Fannin, R.J. (2014). “Fabric and effective stress distribution in internally unstable soils”, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 140:12, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943- 5606.0001184 (11p.).
  • Ronnqvist, H, Fannin, R.J. and Viklander, P. (2014). "On the use of empirical methods for assessment of filters in embankment dams,” Geotechnique Letters 4: 272-282.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Slangen, P. (2014). “On the distinct phenomena of suffusion and suffusion,” Geotechnique Letters 4: 289-94.
  • Rouse, P., Fannin, R.J. and Taiebat, M. (2014). “Sand strength for back-analysis of pull-out tests at large displacement,” Geotechnique 64: 320-24.
  • Li, M., Fannin, R.J. and Anderlini, C. (2014). “Assessing performance of a potentially internally unstable filter,” Proceedings Canadian Dam Association Conference, Oct. 4-9, 2014, Banff, AB, 10p.
  • Fannin, R.J., Quinteros, V.S. and Vaslestad, J. (2014). “Behaviour of a geosynthetic reinforced soil slope: a 25-year field study.”, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Berlin, Sept. 21-25, 2014, 9p.
  • Bowman, E. and Fannin, R.J. (2013). “General Report TC 208: Slope stability in Engineering Practice,” Proceedings 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris, France, Sept. 2-6, 2013, 8p.
  • Li, M. and Fannin, R.J. (2013). “A capillary tube mode for internal instability of cohesionless soil,” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139: 831-34.
  • Fannin, R.J., Quinteros, V.S. and Vaslestad, J. (2013). “Durability of geogrid reinforcement: exhumation of a geogrid after 25 years,” Proceedings GeoMontreal 2013, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2013, Montreal, Que., 6p.
  • Luthi, M., Fannin, R.J. and Miller, R.G. (2012). “A modified Hole Erosion Test (HET-P) device,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 35: 660-664.
  • Li, M. and Fannin, R.J. (2012). “A theoretical envelope for internal instability of cohesionless soil,” Geotechnique 62: 77-80.
  • Fannin, R.J., Palmeira, E.M. and Moraci, N. (2012). “Geotextile filters: the principles of design,” Proceedings Geo-Americas 2012, May 2-5, 2012, 39p.
  • Fannin, R.J., Busslinger, M. and Jordan, P. (2012). “Debris flow travel distance: field traverse data and regional guidelines for terrain stability assessment,” Proceedings 11th International Symposium on Landslides, June 2-8, 2012, Banff, AB, 6p.
  • Lapointe, E., Fannin, R.J. and Wilson, B.W. (2012). “Cement-treated soil: variation of UCS with soil type,” Proceedings 4th International Conference on Grouting and Deep Mixing, Feb. 15-18, 2012, New Orleans, LA, 10p.
  • Bowman, E.T., Jackson, P., Cubrinovski, M. and Fannin, R.J. (2011). “Progessive failure and shearband development within model-scale reinforced soil walls subject to seismic shaking,” Geotechnique Letters 1: 53-57.
  • Moffat, R.M., Fannin, R.J. and Garner, S.J. (2011). “Spatial and temporal progression of internal erosion in cohesionless soil,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 48: 399-412.
  • Moffat, R.M. and Fannin, R.J. (2011). “A hydromechanical relation governing the internal stability of cohesionless soil,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 48: 413-424.
  • Pavel, M., Nelson, J.D. and Fannin, R.J. (2011). “An analysis of landslide susceptibility zonation using a subjective geomorphic mapping and existing landslides,” Computers and Geosciences, Vol. 37: 554-566.
  • Lewsley, G. and Fannin, R.J. (2011). “Reconstitution of saturated cement-treated soil by wet-mixing. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 34: doi. 10.1520\GTJ102012
  • Luthi, M. Millar, R.G., and Fannin, R.J. (2011). “Pitot-static tubes for velocity and pressure measurement in the Hole Erosion Test (HET),” Proceedings 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane, Australia, June 26-July 1, 2011, 6p.
  • Pavel, M., Fannin, R.J. and Nelson, J.D. (2011). “Replicating terrain stability maps with an Artificial Neural Network: a discussion of principles, data-coding and methods.” Proceedings Geohazards V, Kelowna, BC, May 15-17, 2011, 8p.
  • Srikongsri, A. and Fannin R.J. (2011). “Laboratory evaluation of select retention criteria for cyclic flow conditions,” Proceedings of Geofrontiers 2011, Dallas. TX, Mar. 13-16, 2011, pp. 2055-2064.
  • Garner, S.J. and Fannin, R.J. (2010). “Understanding internal erosion: a decade of research following a sinkhole event,” International Journal on Hydropower and Dams, 17(3), pp. 93-98.
  • Semar, D., Witt, K.J. and Fannin R.J. (2010). “Suffusion evaluation - comparison of current approaches,” Proceedings 5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, San Francisco, CA, 7-10 Nov. 2010, pp. 251-262.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Bowman, E. (2010). “Debris flows-entrainment, deposition and travel distance,” Proceedings of the 11th Int. Assoc. for Engng. Geology Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 5-10, 2010, pp. 1111-1118.
  • Li, M., Fannin, R.J., and Garner, S.J. (2009). “Application of a new criterion for assessing the susceptibility to internal erosion,” Proceedings of the Canadian Dam Association Annual Conference, Whistler, BC, Oct. 3-8, 2009. 7p.
  • Srikongsri, A. and Fannin, R.J. (2009). “Retention capacity of geotextile filters in cyclic flow,” Proceedings of Geosynthetics 2009, Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 24-27, pp. 498-508.
  • Li, M. and Fannin, R.J. (2008). “A comparison of two criteria for internal stability of granular soil,”  Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 45: 1303-1309.
  • Fannin, R.J. (2010). “On the clogging of geotextile filters,” Proceedings, 9th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Guaruja, Brazil, May 23-27, 2010, pp. 401-412.
  • Pavel, M., Fannin, R.J. and Nelson, J.D. (2008). “Replication of terrain stability mappings using artificial neural networks,” Geomorphology, Vol. 97: 356-373.
  • Rouse, P., Fannin, R.J. and Shuttle, D.A. (2008). “Influence of roundness on the void ratio and strength of uniform sand,” Geotechnique, Vol. 58: 227-231.
  • Fannin, R.J. (2008). “Karl Terzaghi: from theory to practice in geotechnical filter design,” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 134: 267-276.
  • Pavel, M., Fannin, R.J. and Nelson, J.D. (2008). “Comparing an Artificial Neural Network and a physically-based model for landslide hazard zonation,” Proceedings of the 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, AB, Sept. 21-24, 2008, pp. 447-453.
  • Fannin, R.J., Bonin, D. and Dunkley, D. (2008) “Quantitative back-analysis of partial risk: Jamieson Creek debris flow,” Proceedings, 4th Canadian Conference on Geohazards, Quebec, Canada, May 20-24, pp. 527-533.
  • Fannin, R.J., Palmeira, E.M., Srikongsri, A. and Gardoni, M.G. (2008). “Interpretation of the Gradient Ratio test for geotextile filter design,” Proceedings, 1st Pan American Geosynthetics Conference, Cancun, Mexico, Mar. 2-5, pp. 1699-1707.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Srikongsri, A. (2007). “Geotextile filters in cyclic flow: test results and design criteria,” Proceedings of Geosynthetics 2007, Washington, D.C., Jan. 16-19, pp. 170-185.
  • Lyons, K. and Fannin, R.J. (2006). “A comparison of two design methods for unpaved roads reinforced with geogrids,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 43: 1389-1394.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Moffat, R.A. (2006). “Observations on internal stability of granular soils,” Geotechnique, Vol. 56: 497-500.
  • Moffat, R.A. and Fannin, R.J. (2006). “A large permeameter for study of internal stability in cohesionless soils,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 29: 273-279.
  • Fannin, R.J., Bobicki, E.R. and Jordan, P. (2006). “A sensitivity analysis of debris flow travel distance at Blueberry Creek, B.C.,” Proceedings of 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Oct. 1-4, pp. 335-341.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Li, M. (2006). “A comparison of two criteria for internal stability of granular soil,” Proceedings of 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Oct. 1-4, pp. 1178-1184.
  • Rouse, P.C., Shuttle, D.A. and Fannin, R.J. (2006). “Implementation of critical state models within FLAC,” Proceedings of the 4th International FLAC Symposium on Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics, Madrid, Spain, May 29-31, pp. 379-385.
  • Fannin, R.J., Moore, G.D. Schwab, J.W. and VanDine, D.F. (2005). “Landslide risk management in forest practices,” Proceedings, International Conference on Landslide Risk Management, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, May 31-June 3, pp. 299-320.
  • Fannin, R.J. (2004).  “AASHTO M288:  Durability considerations in standard specification documents,” Proceedings of 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Oct. 23-27, pp. 21-26.
  • Fannin, R.J., Moffat, R.A., and Khan, A.S. (2004).  “Internal stability of coarse-grained soils,” Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Geofilters, Stellenbosch, South Africia, Oct. 19-21, pp. 119-130.
  • Fannin, R.J. (2003). “Forest road construction in mountainous terrain: national codes land management and development planning,” Proceedings of the International Expert Meeting on the Development and Implementation of National Codes of Practice for Forest Harvesting – Issues and Options, Chiba, Japan, Nov. 17-20, pp. 149-156.
  • Hawley, R. and Fannin, R.J. (2003). “Filtration performance of geotextiles in unidirectional flow - a laboratory study,” Proceedings of 56th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, pp. 444-448.
  • Eliadorani, A., Fannin, R.J. and Jordan, P. (2003) “Debris flows: back analysis of travel distance at Blueberry Creek using UBCDFLOW,” Proceedings of 3rd Canadian Conference on Geotechnique and Natural Hazards, Edmonton, Alberta, June 8-10, pp. 349-356.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Moffat, R. (2002). “On the internal stability of granular soils,” Proceedings, 2002 Annual Conference of the Canadian Dam Association, Victoria, B.C., October 6-10, 2002, 11 p.
  • Fannin, R.J. (2001). “Basic geosynthetics: a guide to best practices in forest engineering,” Proceedings of the International Mountain Logging and 11th Pacific Northwest Skyline Symposium, Seattle, Washington, USA, December 10-12, 2001, 9 p.
  • Jaakkola J. and Fannin, R.J., (1999). "Analysis of forest hillslope piezometric records: implications for terrain stability," Proceedings, 13th Annual Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium, Vancouver, B.C., May 28, pp. 671-680.
  • Hameiri, A. and Fannin, R.J., (1999). "Geotextile filtration under conditions of severe vibration," Proceedings of Geosynthetics '99, Boston, USA, April 28-30, pp. 107-113.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Jaakkola, J., (1999). "Forest groundwater hydrology: old misconceptions and new insights," Proceedings of the International Mountain Logging and 10th Pacific Northwest Skyline Symposium, Corvallis, Oregon, March 28-April 1, pp. 219-229.
  • Fannin, R.J., Bowden, R.K. and Parsons, C.E., (1998). “The IFEBC: a partnership in continuing education,” Proceedings, 11th Canadian Conference on Engineering Education, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 5-7, pp. 56-62.
  • Instanes, A.I., Fannin R.J. and Haldorsen, K., (1998). "Mechanical and thermal stabilization of fill materials for road embankment construction on discontinuous permafrost in northwest Russia," Proceedings, 7th International Permafrost Conference, Yellowknife, Canada, June 23-26, pp. 495-500.
  • Fannin, R.J., Shi, Y.C. and Vaid, Y.P., (1998). "Permeability requirements for geotextile filter design," Proceedings, 6th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Atlanta, Georgia, March 25-29, pp. 1009-1012.
  • Fannin, R.J., Fuller, A. and Ersoy, T., (1997). "On the design of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures," Proceedings, 50th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Oct. 20-22, pp. 320-327.
  • Fannin, R.J., Wise, M.P., Wilkinson, J.M.T., Thomson, B. and Hetherington, E.D., (1997). "Debris flow hazard assessment in British Columbia," Proceedings, 1st International Conference on Debris Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction and Assessment, San Francisco, California, August 7-9, pp. 197-206.
  • Bergado, D.T., Balasubramaniam, A.S., Fannin, R.J., Anderson, L.R. and Holtz, R.D., (1997). "Prefabricated vertical drain (PVD) on soft Bangkok clay and subsiding environment," ASCE Special Publication No. 69 "Ground improvement, ground reinforcement and ground treatment (Developments 1987-1997),” Logan, Utah, July 16-19, pp. 372-393.
  • Sigurdsson, O. and Fannin, R.J., (1997). "Construction and performance of a geosynthetic reinforced unpaved road," Proceedings, 3rd International Conference on Ground Improvement Geosystems, London, U.K., June 3-5, pp. 322-328.
  • Wilkinson, J.M.T. and Fannin, R.J., (1997). "A probabilistic technique for terrain stability assessment of open slopes in coastal B.C.," Proceedings, 11th Annual Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium, Vancouver, B.C., May 30, pp. 17-30.
  • Fannin, R.J., Jordens, R.C. and Watson, D.R., (1997). "The reinforced soil slope at Foley Creek, British Columbia," Proceedings, 11th Annual Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium, Vancouver, B.C., May 30, pp. 51-60.
  • Raju, D.M., Lo, S-C.R., Fannin, R.J. and Gao, J., (1996). "Design and interpretation of large scale laboratory pullout tests," Proceedings, 7th Australia-New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Adelaide, Australia, July 1-5, pp. 151-156.
  • Fannin, R.J., Wise, M.P., Wilkinson, J.M.T. and Rollerson, T.P., (1996). "Landslide initiation and runout on clearcut hillslopes," Proceedings, 7th International Symposium on Landslides, Trondheim, Norway, June 16-21, pp. 195-199.
  • Shi, Y.C., Fannin, R.J. and Vaid, Y.P., (1996). "Evaluation of geotextile filter behaviour using the gradient ratio test," Proceedings of Geofilters '96, Montreal, Quebec, May 29-31, pp. 469-480.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Rollerson, T.P., (1996). "Assessing debris flow hazards in coastal British Columbia: runout behaviour," Proceedings of the International Mountain Logging and 9th Pacific Northwest Skyline Symposium, Campbell River, B.C., May 13-16, pp. 30-44.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Palmeira, E.M. (1995). "Deformations of reinforced soil structures," Proceedings, 48th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Sept. 25-27, pp. 391-398.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Wise, M.P., (1995). "A method for calculation of debris flow travel distance," Proceedings, 48th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Sept. 25-27, pp. 643-650.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Wilkinson, J.M.T., (1995). "An analysis of the Jamieson Creek landslide," Proceedings, 48th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Sept. 25-27, pp. 635-642.
  • Sigurdsson, O. and Fannin, R.J., (1995). "Stability of unpaved roads on soft ground," Proceedings, 10th Annual Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium, Vancouver, B.C., June 2, 21 pages.
  • Shi, Y.C., Fannin, R.J. and Vaid, Y.P., (1994). "Evaluation of geotextile filter behavior using the gradient ratio test," Proceedings, 5th International Conference on Geotextiles, Geomembranes and Related Products, Singapore, Sept. 5-9, pp. 673-676.
  • Fannin, R.J., Hermann, S., Vaslestad, J. and Raju, D.M., (1994). "Coefficients of interface bond in reinforced soil structures," Proceedings, 13th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, New Delhi, India, January 5-10, pp. 1257-1260.
  • Fannin, R.J., Hermann, S. and Vaslestad, J., (1993). "Behaviour of a geogrid reinforced sloped wall," Proceedings of the International Symposium on Soil Reinforcement - Full Scale Experiments of the 80's, Paris, France, Nov. 18-19, pp. 323-339.
  • Fannin, R.J., Vaid, Y.P., Atwater, J.W., Noyon, M.A. and Choy, H., (1993). "Laboratory measurement of the in-plane flow capacity of geonets," Proceedings of the Joint CSCE-ASCE National Conference on Environmental Engineering, Montreal, Quebec, July 12-14, pp. 1119-1126.
  • Fannin, R.J., (1992). "Specification of geotextiles in erosion and filtration control," Proceedings of the International Mountain Logging and 8th Pacific Northwest Skyline Symposium, Bellevue, Washington, USA, December 14-16, pp. 188-195.
  • Fannin, R.J., Rollerson, T., Hogan, D. and Daust, D., (1992). "Characteristics of a large debris flow channel," Symposium on Geotechnique and Natural Hazards, Vancouver, B.C., May 6-9, pp. 311-318.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Raju, D.M., (1991). "Pullout resistance of geosynthetics," Proceedings, 44th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, Vol. 2, pp. 81:1-81:8.
  • Fannin, R.J., (1991). "Design and specification using Standard Test Methods," Proceedings, 6th Annual Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium, Vancouver, B.C., May 24, 15 pages.
  • Fannin, R.J., (1990). "Anchorage design in reinforced soil structures," Proceedings, 43rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, October 10-12, pp. 159-164.
  • Fannin, R.J., (1990). "Geosynthetics for containment of special waste," Proceedings, 5th Annual Vancouver Geotechnical Society Symposium," Vancouver, B.C., May 25, 13 pages.
  • Fannin, R.J., Discussion in session DS17, (1989). "Reinforced soil slopes and walls," Proceedings, 12th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 13-18, p. 3013.
  • Fannin, R.J. and Hermann, S., (1988). "Field behaviour of two instrumented, reinforced soil slopes," Proceedings of the International Geotechnical Symposium: Theory and Practice of Earth Reinforcement, Fukuoka, Japan, October 5-7, pp. 277-282.
  • Milligan, G.W.E., Fannin, R.J. and Farrar, D.F., (1986). "Model and full-scale tests of granular layers reinforced with a geogrid," Proceedings, 3rd International Conference on Geotextiles, Vienna, Austria, April 7-11, pp. 61-66.