TRB accepting papers for 2018 Annual Meeting

July 21st, 2017

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is accepting papers for consideration for the program for the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting, January 7–11, 2018, in Washington, D.C. and for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). All papers must be submitted in PDF format to the TRB’s paper submission website by August 1, 2017. To […]

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HUESKER offers webinar on geosynthetic embankments on soft soil

July 20th, 2017

HUESKER is presenting a free webinar on using geosynthetics for embankments on soft soil on August 10, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Hosted by HUESKER Engineering Department head Lilma Schimmel, the webinar will offer an overview of solutions for embankments founded on poor soils utilizing high-strength geotextiles, geogrids and geotextile-encased columns as deep foundations. For […]

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HUESKER coins term, releases video on geogrid “interaction flexibility”

July 13th, 2017

In a press release date July 11, 2017, HUESKER expanded on the need for a newly defined aspect of geogrids—interaction flexibility—and released a video on the characteristic. The company noted that according to the current state of scientific knowledge, the key properties of effective reinforcement are adequate tensile stiffness and tensile strength coupled with good […]

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South Carolina DOT gets funding to support 10-year infrastructure plan

July 10th, 2017

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) released a decade-long plan designed to rebuild decayed roads and replace structurally deficient bridges across the state. The South Carolina General Assembly passed the Roads Bill, which went into effect on July 1, 2017, allowing SCDOT to launch their plan. Under the Roads Bill, the state’s gas tax […]

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NHI offering web-based course on rockfall stabilization

July 7th, 2017

The National Highway Institute (NHI), in partnership with the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is offering an online training course in rockfall stabilization. The four-hour online course will cover such topics as rock reinforcement and drainage, surface stabilization, rockfall slope containment systems, and rockfall […]

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GSI offers webinar on in-situ stabilization of slopes using anchored geosynthetics

July 6th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar on “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on July 6, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The sliding of soil slopes in the form of localized landslides represents an annual loss of $2 to 5 billion in America, not to mention […]

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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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Geosynthetics Materials Association News

June 1st, 2017

GMA honors Dr. Robert M. Koerner and Dr. George Koerner On March 14 in Orlando, Fla., the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) hosted the inaugural Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. Established by GMA in 2016, the award and lecture series is given to an individual who has had a measurable impact on the geosynthetics […]

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2017 State of the Specialty Fabrics Industry

April 1st, 2017

The U.S./Canadian geosynthetics market includes geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geosynthetic clay liners, drainage materials, geocells, and erosion control materials. In 2016, the size of the U.S./Canadian geosynthetics market was $2.6 billion, up 3.5% over 2015. It is expected to swell to $2.7 billion in 2017, up 4% compared to 2016. In a survey of Geosynthetic Materials […]

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‘A database and analysis of 236 failed MSE walls using geosynthetic reinforcement’

September 6th, 2016

GSI’s September webinar Webinar overview Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, berms, and slopes with geosynthetic reinforcement have been developed since the 1970s, first with geotextiles and then geogrids. Our estimate is that approximately 50,000 exist and the technology is utilized worldwide. Unfortunately, there have been many failures, some with excessive distortion while others have actually […]

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