FHWA video features GRS–IBS history and construction techniques

October 5th, 2018

A Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) YouTube video showcases the history and construction techniques of the geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS–IBS). The video illustrates how to build a GRS–IBS. It is intended to educate designers, engineers, contractors and inspectors on the fundamentals of the GRS–IBS. The video follows the GRS–IBS Interim Implementation Guide (FHWA-HRT-11-026). The […]

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PLOSAB s.r.o. shows cutting open of TenCate geotextile tube in YouTube video

July 27th, 2018

PLOSAB s.r.o., based in the Czech Republic, has released a YouTube video showing the cutting open of geotextile tube drainage bags filled with predominantly organic sediment. The video was shot about a week after the filling of the TenCate Geotubes. The company has been offering a comprehensive range of floating dredger services since 2007, and […]

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Cirtex video spotlights geotextiles in coastline protection

June 21st, 2018

Cirtex, in Kopu, Thames, New Zealand, released a video on June 19, 2018, that showcases geotextiles used for filtration and erosion protection in coastline seawalls. Narrated by Cirtex civil and geotechnical engineer Michael Sorensen, the three-minute video takes the camera down below the boulders in seawalls to examine both properly specified geotextiles and improperly specified […]

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Final inspection: GRS–IBS bridge in place in 80 hours

June 1st, 2018

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) began work on the McCormick Quarry Bridge over Warren Avenue in East Providence on Sept. 23, 2016, using a geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge system (GRS–IBS). According to the Federal Highway Administration and RIDOT, the technique allowed crews to cut the closure time for the bridge from one year […]

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HUESKER releases video on SoilTain geotextile tubes for dewatering

April 26th, 2018

HUESKER Group made public a YouTube video on the company’s SoilTain geotextile tubes for high-flow dewatering of waterlogged sediments and residues from mines, industrial plants, construction sites and sewage works, applications, the company said, that are often expensive and labor intensive if dewatering is not undertaken. The SoilTain dewatering tube is a technical textile containment […]

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Owens Corning releases video of RCG deployment for USACE

February 17th, 2018

On Feb. 7, 2018, Owens Corning released a video featuring Andy Durham, P.E., the company’s senior geosynthetics engineer based in Granville, Ohio, in a YouTube video on installing the RhinoMat reinforced composite geosynthetic (RCG) at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Full-Scale Levee Breach and Hydraulic Test Facility at the Engineer Research & Development […]

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IFAI Video Technical Library and Vimeo video archive now open

February 14th, 2018

The IFAI Video Technical Library offers a rich collection of manufacturing knowledge to help fabricators solve problems, train employees and educate themselves about new equipment. IFAI has also made available a video archive. “This new technical library provides DIY learning anytime and at any location,” said Magda Ronningen, national program manager for IFAI’s Makers Division, […]

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HUESKER’s Zerhouni discusses geosynthetic asphalt reinforcement in video

February 2nd, 2018

HUESKER has released a video of Mourad Zerhouni, Dipl.-Ing., who is based in Gescher, Germany, providing an introduction to the functions of geosynthetic asphalt reinforcement. Society’s growing mobility and rapidly aging road networks are currently challenging the road construction sector with ever greater and more cost-intensive options, HUESKER said. Engineers and project managers need to […]

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TenCate sand mattress video at Waikiki released

December 20th, 2017

On Dec. 17, 2017, HawaiiNewsNow released a video news report on the installation of a TenCate Geosynthetics sand mattress for erosion control on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell told reporter Jobeth Devera of HawaiiNewsNow, “The goal here is to see if it works and if It does, to repeat it in […]

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