TRB to host webinar on updating designs for MSE walls in AASHTO

September 1st, 2020

The TRB Standing Committees on Transportation Earthworks and Geosynthetics will jointly organize a TRB webinar on "Updating Designs for Mechanically-Stabilized Earth Walls in AASHTO."  Bridge-design specifications were updated this year, with the largest change to designs for MSE walls in more than 20 years. TRB will host a webinar on Oct. 8, 2020, from 2:00–3:30 […]

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GSI to host webinar on failed MSE walls

August 10th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “A database and analysis of 320 failed MSE walls with geosynthetic reinforcement,” on September 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Mechanically stabilized earth walls, berms […]

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51st Geotechnical Engineering Conference registration opens

September 19th, 2019

Registration is now open for the 51st Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference, to be held November 14, in Lawrence, Kan. The conference features the latest developments and hottest topics in the geotechnical field, including MSE walls, geofoam, levees, dams and other geosynthetics-related topics. The conference will be useful to geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers; geologists; structural, hydraulic […]

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GSI short course on MSE walls, berms and slopes now available on demand

June 17th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) is sponsoring an online course, “Course 2: Construction Inspection of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls, Berms and Slopes,” available anytime on the GSI website. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. This online course is focused on the […]

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The GMA Techline

October 1st, 2018

Toxicity of nonwovens? Q: Are there any comprehensive tests (or a general synopsis) of the environmental toxicity of leachate from nonwoven polypropylene fabrics when aged in a freshwater or saltwater solution? Regulatory and municipal bodies in Europe and New Zealand are requesting more info about products that are used in riparian and coastal environments. A: […]

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GSI offers webinar on MSE wall, berm and slope construction inspection

December 1st, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection,” on December 13, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. The inspection (aka monitoring) of MSE wall, berm and slope construction using geosynthetic reinforcement is essential for building a safe and durability system. Such inspection […]

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GSI offers webinar on failed MSE walls with geosynthetics

September 25th, 2017

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will offer a webinar entitled “A Data Base and Analysis of 301 Failed MSE Walls with Geosynthetic Reinforcement,” on October 11, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, berms and slopes with geosynthetic reinforcement have been developed since the 1970s, first using geotextiles and later […]

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Next GSI webinar Nov. 9

November 2nd, 2016

GSI W-3 webinar: “MSE Wall Remediation and Monitoring” 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 GSI members: $200 USD Non-GSI members: $250 USD  Webinar Overview The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) database of failed MSE walls indicates that 44 out of 171 failures with geosynthetic reinforcement were caused by excessive deformation. Of these 44, 25 were […]

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Next GSI webinar Oct. 12

October 3rd, 2016

“MSE wall back drainage design” is the topic for the October webinar presented by the Geosynthetic Institute—Wednesday, Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (ET). Webinar Overview Within GSI’s database of 171 failed mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls reinforced with geogrids or geotextiles, 60% have failed due to water. Furthermore, 61% have been constructed with fine grained […]

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Reinforced soil slope design and construction

June 1st, 2016

Harold Court East Regional Service Center in Austin, Texas Introduction The Harold Court East Regional Service Center in Austin, Texas, is a city-owned multi-purpose facility used primarily for material storage. The erosion control and other issues at this site included: periodic movement of the embankments on the western and southern boundaries of this property. the […]

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