Executive council gathers in D.C.

February 1st, 2018

Twice a year, GMA’s governing executive council meets in Washington, D.C., to review GMA’s programing initiatives and direct the association’s mission of providing high-quality engineering support, facilitating valuable educational resources and maintaining a robust government-relations program. The council’s most recent meeting took place on Oct. 24, 2017, the eve of our biannual Lobby Day. It […]

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A risk assessment for MSE wall projects

February 1st, 2018

During the past 40 years, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls have gained wide acceptance within the public and private sectors, becoming the standard of practice for filled walls. The evolution away from the concrete cantilever wall has occurred primarily because MSE walls are less expensive to construct and easier to design and build. The Federal […]

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AASHTO highlights need for infrastructure plan that also fixes trust fund

May 30th, 2017

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) called on Congress and the Trump administration to enact a major transportation investment program this year, one that channels federal funds through existing programs and includes a long-term revenue fix for the Highway Trust Fund, according to the AASHTO Journal. Chief executives from state departments […]

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Notification to ASTM D35 members

April 1st, 2017

During 2016, representatives of ASTM International and the ASTM D35 Committee on Geosynthetics were in discussion with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Materials (SOM), Technical Section 4e (TS 4E), regarding their current revision efforts on Standard Specification for Highway Applications, AASHTO M288. TS 4e includes 26 state DOT […]

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2017 ASCE Report Card makes strong case for greater infrastructure investment

March 17th, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issued the 2017 American Society of Civil Engineers Report Card on American infrastructure, which argued that underinvesting in transportation infrastructure is failing America. "The grades in the ASCE Report Card provide yet another example of what occurs when a nation underinvests in the critical infrastructure systems that support […]

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