WisDOT saves time, reduces delay in bridge replacements

August 29, 2016

Work on two aging Dodge County bridges is demonstrating the benefits of the Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil–Integrated Bridge System The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is unveiling replacement work at two Dodge County bridges to showcase a construction technique that simplifies the process and reduces project time. Championed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for nearly …

GSE adds manufacturing capacity with new geonet and geocomposite line

August 26, 2016

A press release issued this week by Houston-based GSE Environmental announced that in response to high demand for innovative drainage products, it is constructing a new manufacturing line in the company’s Kingstree, S.C. facility. The release said that the new line will be capable of producing GSE’s full complement of biplanar and triplanar geonet and …

Geotechnical Frontiers presents: GeoCharlotte 2016

August 22, 2016

Join us in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, and earn up to 7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) Short Courses Geosynthetics in Drainage and Filtration Applications: Design Principals and Practices Instructor: Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E. Knowledge for Better Design of Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Structures Instructor: Michael Simac, Earth Improvement Technologies Business and Ethics …

Last chance to register for StormCon 2016

August 17, 2016

Advance registration ends August 19 StormCon is just around the corner. The North American Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition kicks off in Indianapolis in less than two weeks. The August 22–25, 2016, event marks StormCon’s 15th annual stormwater conference. On-site registration opens on Sunday, August 21. The Conference Show Guide includes details of the …

DFI Educational Trust awards $24,000 in scholarships

August 15, 2016

The program cites students pursuing careers in engineering The Hawthorne, N.J.-based Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust, the charitable arm of DFI, issued a press release Aug. 12 to announce the recently awarded $24,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in civil, geotechnical, or construction engineering. In July, the DFI Educational Trust awarded seven $2,000 …

Rhode Island accelerates bridge projects with GRS

August 10, 2016

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is using accelerated bridge construction techniques—including geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS)—to replace the East Shore Expressway and McCormick Quarry bridges in East Providence, R.I. The state agency said that it will cut project construction time and traffic delays by building geosynthetic reinforced soil abutments and using self-propelled modular transporters to …

Save the date: 11ICG in Seoul, Korea

August 9, 2016

The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) will be held Sept. 16–21, 2018, in Seoul, Korea. 11ICG in Seoul follows previous quadrennial conferences conducted by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), including 10ICG in Berlin, Germany; 9ICG in Guarujá, Brazil; and 8ICG in Yokohama, Japan. The theme of the 11ICG is “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable …

GSI’s August webinar: ‘How long will they last?’

August 4, 2016

On Wednesday, August 10, the Geosynthetic Institute will present one of its most-popular webinars: “Lifetime Predictions of Nonexposed and Exposed Geosynthetics.” A most-frequently asked question regarding all types of geosynthetics is, “How long will they last?” This webinar answers the question for exposed geotextiles and geomembranes assuming that they were properly designed and installed. It …

Fellowship awards from the Geosynthetic Institute

August 2, 2016

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), with the guidance of its Board of Directors, has named its fellowship award selections for the 2016–2017 academic year. The program recognizes and supports outstanding students from around the world who are studying geosynthetics. The GSI fellowship program for this year continues to include candidates pursuing a master’s degree, as well …

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Wetlands restoration at San Pablo Bay

August 1, 2016

How geofoam, as lightweight structural fill, solved a variety of construction challenges on a roadway embankment project in support of wetlands restoration in Northern California Introduction As those in the design and construction community know well, every project is slightly different from the last regardless of how many times similar challenges have been faced. When …