GSI’s annual Landreth “Steward of the Environment” award

October 1st, 2022

The Robert and Mitchell Landreth “Steward of the Environment” award was established in 2021. It is in honor of Robert Landreth (1939–2021) and his wife, Mitchell. The annual award is bestowed by the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) in recognition of “distinguished engineering achievement related to the environment” by a college faculty member, graduate student or post […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More