Sustainability and the fiber-reinforced soil repair of a roadway embankment

August 1st, 2011

By Garry Gregory From the Geosynthetics Research Institute’s 24th conference, 2011.The articles in this series encompass all types of geosynthetics and their applications viewed from the context of sustainability. Traditional solutions are compared with geosynthetic solutions from both cost and carbon footprint perspectives. (from the Geosynthetic Research Institute’s 24th conference, 2011) Introduction Site history Joe […]

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A better way for the Beltway

August 1st, 2011

By Alan Dinges Introduction Each day close to 50,000 motorists travel through the Telegraph Road interchange on the integral Interstate-95/495 Capital Beltway between Virginia and Maryland, south of Washington, D.C. In early 2008, extensive upgrades to the interchange began as part of a multi-year project tied to the final phase of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge […]

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Another dam question

August 1st, 2011

Editor's Note: A follow-up to this question and answer, prompted by the article "Geomembrane sealing systems for dams," came from a reader in India. Question From: Shivani Pal Geomembranes v/s concrete face in rock-fill dams? Please comment, sir, whether geomembrane can completely remove the layer of concrete face required in rock-fill dams or are they […]

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Kwig, Alaska, article is popular with readers

August 1st, 2011

Editor's Note: "Tales from the tundra" prompted the following questions and comments. Question From: Reza RE: fill materials for cell web in Kwig? Dear Cory, This was a wonderful story! Are there any gravel materials for cell web filling? Also, did you use any nonwoven geotextile for separation? Response From: Abbie Yarger, IFAI Web content […]

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