Utah DOT using geofoam blocks for highway ramp

August 29th, 2023

The Utah Department of Transportation is using geofoam blocks — similar to the Styrofoam used in packaging materials and ice chests — to build a freeway ramp connecting the future West Davis Highway with southbound I-15 in Farmington. Photo courtesy of Utah DOT. Those blocks allow construction crews to build the new ramp in close […]

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Update: High-elevation geofoam at Snowbird

October 1st, 2017

All projects have challenges, purpose and meaning, yet some projects mean a lot more to owners than others. It takes a visionary to leave a legacy, and Richard Bass, founder of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah, was such a man. For starters, Bass is acknowledged as the first person in the world to […]

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History of geosynthetics use on national forest roads

June 1st, 2017

Introduction The objectives of this article are to document the long history of geosynthetic materials used in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and other rural roads, to document the many creative and useful ways geosynthetics have been used, and to promote the cost-effective uses of geosynthetics in road projects today, particularly on […]

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