Performance evaluation of a multi-span GRS–IBS

April 1st, 2019

The I-70 multi-span bridges (Figure 1) over Smith Road in Aurora, Colo., included design methodology changes that were classified as “experimental features,” and, thus, additional project funds were included for evaluation. In order to understand the geostructural performance of the multi-span geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS–IBS), the abutment was instrumented with a vertical chain […]

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2019 IECA Annual Conference and Expo abstracts due Friday

May 29th, 2018

The deadline to submit abstracts for the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Conference and Expo, Feb. 19–22, 2019, in Denver, Colo., is this Friday, June 1, 2018, the association said.                 Speaking at the conference will allow participants to gain exposure for their work while providing advancements to the […]

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2019 IECA Annual Conference issues call for abstracts

April 24th, 2018

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is now accepting abstracts for the IECA Annual Conference, Feb. 19–22, 2019, in Denver, Colorado, the association said in an April 20, 2018, press release. IECA said it is accepting abstracts for sessions including case studies, technical papers, workshops, industry roundtables, fireside chats, Mountain States-related sessions, posters, product case […]

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Maccaferri North America hires new area managers and a sales representative

April 3rd, 2018

During the first quarter of 2018, Maccaferri North America added four new employees, Maccaferri said in a press release. The new employees bring experience and unique abilities to the company.   Brian Whitaker, P.E., CPESC, Midwest Area Manager Whitaker began with Maccaferri on January 29, 2018. He is responsible for generating sales, distribution management and […]

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Geosynthetics and erosion control

February 1st, 2018

Terra firma often does not morph in ways that modern society appreciates. Erosion from stormwater, snowmelt, long-term water flow and unrelenting waves sweep away soil and rock from steep slopes, riverbanks, ditches, channels, shorelines, building foundations and much more. To understand the power of erosion, simply think about the Grand Canyon, which was formed by […]

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Erosion control at a former nuclear testing site

February 1st, 2018

A reclaimed 175-acre section within the larger Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County, Colorado, west of Denver, was home to a nuclear testing facility for 40 years. The area’s combination of rolling topography, high winds and incidents of heavy rain and snow increase the likelihood of soil erosion. Given the site’s past use, […]

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