Monitoring the performance of Louisiana’s first GRS–IBS bridge

June 1st, 2018

Over the decades, soil mass reinforced by layers of geosynthetics has been used widely and successfully in a variety of earth structures, such as mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls, embankments, slopes and shallow foundations. Due to the proven benefits of geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS), including cost-effectiveness, simple and fast construction, and tolerance of differential […]

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Highway deep-patch geogrid applications

June 1st, 2018

Deep patch is a repair technique that has been widely used on low-volume roads in the Pacific Northwest as a cost-effective mitigation technique to address settlement and shallow landsliding of side-cast embankment fill slopes and natural slopes consisting of weak soils overlying stronger soils (Cuelho et al. 2012). A deep patch consists of a subexcavation […]

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HUESKER offers free webinar on using GRS for retaining structures

August 3rd, 2017

HUESKER is presenting a free webinar on using geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) for retaining structures on August 24, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Hosted by HUESKER Engineering Department head Lilma Schimmel, the webinar will offer an overview of using GRS technology for safe construction of steepened, settlement-resistant walls and slopes. The low-cost method includes fast, […]

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PART 1 ‘Geosynthetic reinforced soil 101’ leading to rational design of MSE walls and slopes

April 1st, 2017

Introduction The design of many geotechnical structures is based on limit state conditions. For example, in designing gravity walls, the load exerted by the retained soil on the wall is based on an assumed active state of stresses. That is, the wall moves sufficiently outward, enabling the retained soil to mobilize its shear strength along […]

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Rhode Island accelerates bridge projects with GRS

August 10th, 2016

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is using accelerated bridge construction techniques—including geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS)—to replace the East Shore Expressway and McCormick Quarry bridges in East Providence, R.I. The state agency said that it will cut project construction time and traffic delays by building geosynthetic reinforced soil abutments and using self-propelled modular transporters to […]

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