TRB webinar proposals submission deadline looms

August 17th, 2018

Please submit your TRB standing committee’s webinar proposals by Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. This includes proposals for the TRB Standing Committee on Geosynthetics, chaired by Dr. Jennifer Nicks. The deadline applies to webinars that TRB will host during the first half of 2019 (January 1–June 30). After October 15, TRB will review forms and respond […]

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The TRB Standing Committee on Geosynthetics

June 1st, 2018

The Transportation Research Board (TRB), a program of the nonprofit National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, has more than 200 standing committees within their Technical Activities Division; one of those is the Standing Committee on Geosynthetics (AFS70), which focuses on issues related to analysis, design, installation and performance of geosynthetics used in transportation. The […]

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A risk assessment for MSE wall projects

February 1st, 2018

During the past 40 years, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls have gained wide acceptance within the public and private sectors, becoming the standard of practice for filled walls. The evolution away from the concrete cantilever wall has occurred primarily because MSE walls are less expensive to construct and easier to design and build. The Federal […]

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TRB webinar: Performance of GRS–IBS

October 12th, 2016

The U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET) that will present how three geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge systems (GRS–IBS) performed. There are currently more than 200 GRS–IBS projects in the U.S., several of which are being monitored to verify the expected performance of the structures. […]

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