Geosynthetics for reinforcement and stabilization

June 1st, 2019

Geosynthetics are widely used for reinforcement and stabilization, particularly in transportation-related applications, including base stabilization, reinforced soil slopes (RSS) and mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls. This issue of Geosynthetics considers many such applications from multiple viewpoints. Sachin Mandavkar and Mehari Weldu look at very tall MSE walls and RSS through several case studies in “Geogrid […]

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ISSMGE issues call for abstracts for 4th ICTG 2020

May 7th, 2019

The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) has released a call for abstracts for the 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4th ICTG), to be held Aug. 30–Sept. 2, 2020, in Chicago. The deadline for submissions is June 16, 2019. Themes include many aspects of geotechnical engineering, including geosynthetics in transportation applications. […]

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Infrastructure funding remains uncertain

April 1st, 2019

Nearly a year has gone by since we published the June/July 2018 issue with a theme of “Geosynthetics Used in Highways and Bridges.” The editorial in that issue noted, “As of this writing, the White House and U.S. Congress are working on an infrastructure bill or bills after President Donald Trump released an infrastructure proposal […]

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Expanding a lakeside road with a reinforced soil slope

April 1st, 2019

Reconstruction of Hennepin County State Aid Highway 112 is a multi-phase project. Phase 1 was completed in fall 2018. Phase 1 included reconstruction and widening of the existing roadway as well as the construction of a bike trail between the road and the lake. The roadway/trail alignment is adjacent to the shoreline of Minnesota’s Long […]

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MnDOT tests structural synthetic fibers for use in thin concrete overlays

January 30th, 2019

Concrete pavements usually measure 8 to 15 inches thick. For many of these pavements, designers recommend placing dowel bars at the joints during the pour to assist the transfer of wheel load from heavy commercial and agricultural vehicles across concrete slab joints. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has found that dowel bars are not […]

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AASHTO elects new president, Workforce and funding are top priorities

September 25th, 2018

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) elected Carlos Braceras P.E., executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, to serve as its new president and Missouri DOT Director Patrick McKenna as its vice president. “I’m honored and inspired to accept the role of AASHTO president during […]

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AASHTO directors choose Tymon as executive director

September 24th, 2018

The board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) selected James J. Tymon as the sixth executive director of AASHTO during the association's annual board of directors meeting in Atlanta, Ga., Sep. 24. Tymon, who is AASHTO’s chief operating officer and director of policy and management, joined the association in […]

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Registration opens for 2019 TRB Annual Meeting

September 24th, 2018

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has opened registration for the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting, Jan. 13–17, in Washington, D.C. More than 13,000 transportation professionals will attend, including policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry and academic institutions. The program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2019 plenaries designed to inform

September 12th, 2018

The geotechnical industry is complex, from constant roadway stabilization efforts to catastrophic hurricane recovery. Join your peers for four plenaries at Geosynthetics Conference 2019 in Houston, Texas, each presented in a selective format by topic experts, best suited to highlight hard-hitting challenges. Monday, February 11, 8–9:45 a.m. Topic: Hurricane Harvey Response and Mitigation Moderator: Robert Gilbert, […]

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Early registration deadline for GeoDallas is Sept. 17, register now to get the best rates

September 4th, 2018

Join more than 100 geotechnical practitioners in Dallas for this educational event. To get the best rates, register by Sept. 17. Attendees will earn 14 professional development hours (PDH) over two full days while learning the latest developments in geosynthetics materials and the best practices for designing with geosynthetics all under the conference theme: Geosynthetics in […]

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