Full-Scale Trafficking testing at TRI Environmental in South Carolina

Full-Scale Trafficking of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Road Sections

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In the latest addition to our GeoAmericas series of articles, Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague of TRI Environmental’s large-scale outdoor research laboratories in South...

5 Ways GeoU 2020 Is Different and Enhances Professional Value

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GeoU 2020 combines expert geosynthetics instruction with exceptional networking. The dynamic community of attendees includes leading practitioners, companies, and agencies in waste management, environmental...
INTERVIEW: Rajib Mallick on Geosynthetic-Reinforced Chip Seal

INTERVIEW: Mallick on Geosynthetic-Reinforced Chip Seal

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A few years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Rajib Mallick of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) who was about to deliver multiple...
Highway retaining wall during construction - Image by NAUE Geosynthetics

Implementation of Geotechnical Asset Management

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While bridge and pavement conditions receive much of the media attention and legislative directives for transportation agencies, the value and performance of other assets...
Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Structures Image from Strata Systems

Bernardi and Perkins Lead Reinforced Soil Structures Course

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Geosynthetic reinforced soil structures (GRSS) have had a highly beneficial impact on infrastructure throughout the world. GRSS strategies, materials, and designs enable more sustainable...
EcoPark Image from ACE Geosynthetics

Long-Term Outdoor Exposure Testing of Geosynthetics

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During GeoAmericas 2016, K. Lin, A. Tang, and J. Wu detailed some ongoing exposure testing with geosynthetics in Taiwan. The results were somewhat unique...
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Permanent and Resilient Deformation Behavior of Geogrid-Stabilized and Unstabilized Pavement Bases

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Prajwol Tamrakar, Mark H. Wayne, and David J. White present field tests and results with Automated Plate Load Testing (APLT) to determine the permanent...
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GAP 2019 Reset the Transportation Dialogue

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How do overloaded trucks impact the near- and long-term performance of roadways? How should we manage runways in karst environments? What is the impact...
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The Benefits of Accelerated Pavement Testing on Infrastructure

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One of the key takeaways from the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference (November 2019, Colorado Springs) was the vital role testing plays in the...
Flood Protection – Rehabilitation of a Dike in Germany

Flood Protection – Rehabilitation of a Dike in Germany

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The flood disaster of 1997 made a deep impression on many Germans. The Oder and Morava river basins flooded, and the waters spread through...
IGS Barcelona Workshops

Barcelona Workshops Focus on Soil Reinforcement and Barrier Systems

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The International Geosynthetics Society's Technical Committees on Soil Reinforcement (TC-R) and Barrier Systems (TC-B) will gather IGS members and affiliated geotechnical professionals in Barcelona...
TechFab India New Website

TechFab India Unveils New Site and Video Channel

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One of the most diverse geosynthetics manufacturing entities in the world, TechFab India, has launched a significantly updated design to its website. The company...

Embankment Reinforcement and Load Transfer Platforms in Somerset

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Embankment reinforcement along a river and bridge abutment strengthening was required for a new carriageway in Bridgwater, Somerset, United Kingdom. The project team used...

Kevin Vaughan to Speak on Inverted Pavements at GAP 2019

The GAP 2019 transportation engineering event is honored to announce the NSSGA has arranged for Kevin Vaughan of Vulcan to speak on Inverted Pavements,...

GAP 2019 – Connecting Three Transportation Disciplines

Three Major Transportation Disciplines, Three Co-Chairs Representing Diverse Infrastructure. Nearly three years ago, a discussion emerged around the geostructural aspects of pavements, railways, and airfields....
Protecting the Gas Processing Plant Railway Embankment

Zornberg and Tutumluer Lead GAP 2019 Geosynthetics Short Course

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Geo-Structural Aspects of Pavements, Railways, and Airfields (GAP 2019) is an interdisciplinary transportation engineering forum designed to foster communication between the three primary transportation...
Presto Geosystems Business Development Manager

Presto Geosystems Seeks Technical Manager

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Presto Geosystems has served as a leader in the geosynthetics field for nearly 40 years, including being an innovator in the truest sense: the...
IGS Prague Workshops on Stabilization and Hydraulics

IGS Prague Workshops Cover Stabilization and Hydraulics

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The International Geosynthetics Society will hold back-to-back workshops 10 – 13 November 2019 in Prague. The events are being organized by the IGS Technical...
Foundation Security with Geogrids at UNESCO Site

Foundation Security for UNESCO Site in Northern France

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The Cité des Electriciens is the oldest mining place in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the northern most area of France. Mining activities and homes for mining workers...

488m Long Rockfall Bund Protects a Coastal Road

The coastal town of Kaikoura is located on New Zeland’s South Island in the North Canterbury region. It is a popular tourist destination and...
Strata Geosynthetics Manufacturing Facility with GAI-LAP

Strata Earns GAI-LAP Accreditation at New Center in India

The Indian geosynthetics manufacturing industry has grown substantially in recent years, both for domestic projects and exports. Strata, which is well-known internationally for its...
High-Strength Uniaxial Geogrid from NAUE - Secugrid HS

A New Geogrid Line and Global Market Honor for NAUE

In recent years, NAUE has truly staked its claim as one of the world’s largest manufacturers of geosynthetics through a series of high-impact activities....
GeoAmericas 2020 - Brazil

GeoAmericas 2020 Extends Abstracts Deadline to June 26

GeoAmericas 2020 will be the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. The quadrennial event will be held 26 – 29 April 2020 in historic...
Photo of MnDOT Project Using GSE RoaDrain at Expansion Joints

GSI White Paper 40 – Geosynthetics and Pavement Design Methods

The Geosynthetic Institute had a particularly busy 2018 with White Papers, issuing five of them. All of them are worth reading. One that particularly...
HUESKER International Management Changes Focus on Expansion

International Management Moves Highlight HUESKER’s Expansion

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Following a few years of significant manufacturing investments around the world, HUESKER has announced major transitions in its international management team. Sven Schröer, who has...

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Wilke Joins GeoU 2020 Stormwater Course as Instructor

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The GeoU 2020 engineering short courses event has added another world-class instructor to its line up: Markus Wilke. He joins Joel Sprague, P.E., in...
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Petrochemical Site Requires Unconventional Road Design on Soft Soils

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Geosynthetics are used frequently to support roads that are built specifically for temporary or limited exposure to very heavy loads. This petrochemical installation project,...

Implementing Pavement Preservation in Pavement Management Systems

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During the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference, W. Jeremy Robinson, P.E. of the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) presented on work...
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