MSE wall failures vis-à-vis the lack of filtration design

April 1, 2017  |  GSI News, News

Since 2001, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has been accumulating data on failures of geosynthetic-reinforced mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls. We currently have 301 cases, with 191 (63%) caused in whole or part by water in, or adjacent to, the reinforced soil zone. We sincerely …
Overview of GSI’s surveys

February 1, 2007  |  GSI News

By Bob Koerner It appears to this writer that any forward looking decisions—business or otherwise—should be made on the basis of factual information from the past. My son sent an E-mail to me stating: “Without data, yours is just another opinion!” One step further in gathering this data is t…