Oregon State University research reveals railroad ballast performance improvement using GEOWEB geocells

January 25th, 2022

By Katie Bocskor, Manager, Marketing, Presto Geosystems Oregon State University (OSU) recently performed state-of-the-art, three-dimensional dynamic finite element modeling to analyze the reinforcing benefit of Presto Geosystems’ GEOWEB geocells in railway ballast applications. Completed in cooperation with the University of Kansas (KU), which simultaneously put in motion a testing program of geocell-reinforced ballast placed over weak […]

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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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AGRU America and HK Solutions improve manhole technology using geomembranes

January 20th, 2022

Monoform PLUS for manhole and wet well rehabilitation applications combines HK Solutions’ Monoform with AGRU’s Ultra Grip geomembrane. Manhole incorporating Monoform PLUS. Photograph courtesy of HK Solutions Group AGRU America Inc. and HK Solutions Group have released Monoform PLUS, a comprehensive manhole rehabilitation product package that offers streamlined installation with minimal impact on local traffic, […]

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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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DOT announces historic bridge investment under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

January 17th, 2022

More than $27 billion to states and tribal transportation facilities to fix an estimated 15,000 bridges nationwide Bridge at Overpeck Park in Bergen County, N.J. The DOT bridge guidance notes that federal funds can be used for 100 percent of the cost of repairing or rehabilitating locally owned bridges. Photograph by FeldBum. Creative Commons License: […]

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DOT doubles investment in Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Grant Program

January 13th, 2022

Program will provide $5 million more for expedited delivery of transportation infrastructure projects through innovative finance and delivery methods Fresno, Calif., is one of five Regional Infrastructure Accelerators chosen for grants in the Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Demonstration Program. Photograph by Etherealsmoke. Creative Commons License: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) […]

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Associated General Contractors of America says construction spending in November increased

January 5th, 2022

Association officials call on Congress to promptly enact funding to fulfill promises for wide range of highway, transportation and other public sector projects included in recent bipartisan infrastructure bill. Total construction spending increased in November compared to levels in October and a year earlier, as gains in private residential and nonresidential projects outweighed decreases in […]

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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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Solmax finalizes Propex acquisition

December 6th, 2021

Inside Propex’s manufacturing and distribution facility in Ringgold, Ga. Photograph courtesy Propex Solmax completed its acquisition of Propex, a leading North American geosynthetics manufacturer with a strong track record in the construction, transportation, flood protection and automotive industries. An award-winning manufacturer and low-carbon solutions provider, Propex boasts a storied history and an enviable reputation for […]

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