Industry leaders participate in ARTBA Foundation Leadership Development Program

May 20th, 2022

Image by Champverti from Pixabay. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP) hosted 32 emerging leaders in the transportation design and construction industry in an intensive May 16-17 introduction to federal legislative and regulatory advocacy issues. The annual event, held in conjunction with ARTBA’s Federal Issues Program and […]

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Ultralightweight foamed glass aggregate as MSE wall backfill

April 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Ultralightweight foamed glass aggregate (UL-FGA) MSE backfill in Ramp B at the Route 6/10 Interchange reconstruction project in Rhode Island. Photograph courtesy of Deirdre Paiva/Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) systems are a popular and economical option to construct retaining walls for highways and railways, wingwalls and abutments for […]

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Resilient Roads Roundtable announces innovators/influencers list

March 15th, 2022

The Resilient Roads Roundtable announces infrastructure innovators and influencers in the public sector and government agencies. Photograph courtesy Resilient Roads Roundtable The Resilient Roads Roundtable—a consortium of business, academia and government working together toward roads that are safer, smoother, more sustainable and better able to rebound from extreme conditions, without increasing the cost to build and […]

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DOT hosting brainstorming call on strategic plan

March 10th, 2022

DOT hosting brainstorming call on the agency's Research, Development & Technology Strategic Plan on March 18. The March 18 DOT call for ideas will focus on the Research, Development & Technology Strategic Plan, including many aspects of U.S. infrastructure. Photograph by Npangarkar (WMF), Creative Commons license Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)   The U.S. […]

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Reinforcement over soft soils with high-strength geogrids

February 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Port of Guaymas, Mexico, high-strength geogrid jobsite view Construction over soft foundation soils is usually associated with poor bearing capacity, excessive differential settlements and lateral sliding instability. Furthermore, the presence of poor ground conditions at a construction site is the most frequent cause of long construction durations. There are several alternatives that can […]

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AGC and FMI Capital Partners to present webinars on implementation of the IIJA

January 24th, 2022

Photograph courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Transportation Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and FMI Capital Partners will host a two-part webinar on implementation and expanded market opportunities/outlook for the 2022 highway, federal and utility construction markets due to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) on Tuesday, Jan. 25, and […]

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Protecting groundwater with geomembranes in Swedish highway expansion

January 18th, 2022

Integrated into a highway expansion project in Ljungby, Sweden, an HDPE geomembrane protects groundwater feeding the drinking water supply of 70,000 Swedes. Photograph courtesy of Solmax The E4 highway in Sweden meanders 346 miles (557 km) between Helsingborg and Stockholm. It is one of the country’s most important traffic and transport routes. Trafikverket (Swedish Transport […]

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How pavements become more resilient with interlayers

January 4th, 2022

By Andrew Dietz, Creative Influence LLC  Fragmentation and time breakup of yellow center line on old asphalt road (shallow depth of field). Photograph courtesy of Tensar Americas At first blush, the Biden Administration’s infrastructure bill appears to be very good news for road contractors. Clocking in at more than one trillion dollars, it holds the promise […]

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FHWA delivers largest federal highway apportionment in decades as part of infrastructure law funding

December 17th, 2021

The Arizona Department of Transportation used geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS–IBS) technology to accelerate replacement of the Interstate 40 bridge at Meteor City Road, 15 miles (24 km) west of Winslow in northern Arizona. Photograph courtesy of FHWA The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced Dec. 15, 2021, that it is […]

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Geofabrics Australasia works with Concrete Canvas on Australian highway

November 3rd, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Geofabrics Australasia The Geofabrics Australasia team maximized the safety, efficiency and physical integrity of Concrete Canvas by advising project contractors to screw and seal joints on the Warrego Highway development in Roma, Queensland, Australia, a region that typically experiences higher temperatures and humidity. The Concrete Canvas Ltd. Warmer Climate User Guide outlines how to […]

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