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The CGS GeoVirtual 2020 Event Opens Registration

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The Canadian Geotechnical Society’s annual conference is always a highlight on the international geotechnical calendar. This year, however, the organizers in Calgary had to cancel the plan for an in-person...
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The GeoWire for the Week of July 13

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 13. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Europe's largest onshore wind farm is rapidly...
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The GeoWire for the Week of June 29, 2020

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 29. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...
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Quantifying Pavement Damage in Overload Corridors

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During the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference, leading researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) provided a number of papers and presentations. One that drew considerable...
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2-Minute Podcast: Be Interviewed on GeoTalk!

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The GeoTalk podcast is back in production for its 2020 season! Hosted by Geosynthetica editor Chris Kelsey, the podcast covers innovation, design, technology, standards, and other advances shaping the...

DFI Highlights Geotechnical Engineering and Women Engineers

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The Women in Deep Foundations Committee of the Deep Foundations Institute has released a video on the topic of "What Is Geotechnical Engineering?". DFI released the 5-minute production to...
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How Geosynthetics Help Design More Sustainable Landfills

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In 2019, Dr. George Koerner, P.E. and his Geosynthetic Institute colleagues published a white paper on the advantages of geosynthetics in construction from an embodied carbon perspective. They returned...
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CGS Announces GeoVirtual 2020

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The Canadian Geotechnical Society’s annual conference was to be held in Calgary this September, but the local organizing committee made the decision to reschedule the in-person GeoCalgary for 2022....
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GeoWire for June 8, 2020

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of June 8. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS Nevada might soon host the largest solar...
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3-Minute Podcast Update: Virtual Events

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Geosynthetica's editor Chris Kelsey checks in on the growth of virtual events. This is the GeoUpdate from GeoTalk for May 27. With the spread of the COVID virus around the...

The First International Conference on Geosynthetics, 20 April 1977

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From 20 - 22 April 1977, the International Conference on the Use of Fabrics in Geotechnics was held in Paris, France. This watershed event included a paper from engineer...

Geosynthetics Protect Polar Environments

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Climate change has elevated the global dialogue on how to manage our polar regions. Their ecosystems are unique and fragile. Their ice sheets hold 99 percent of the world’s...

The Relative Sustainability Case for Geosynthetics in Roadways

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The Geosynthetic Institute opened 2019 with its White Paper 41: “Relative Sustainability (i.e., Embodied Carbon) Calculations With Respect to Applications Using Traditional Materials Versus Geosynthetics.” The independent organization has returned...

Characterizing Sediment Retention Devices with ASTM Methods

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By Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague – Sediment retention devices include silt fence, wattles, filter logs, compost socks, and various types of stormwater inlet protectors. They are a widely...

SCM Performance Testing in Stormwater Management

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By Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague – The use of stormwater management technologies to drain developed areas with an emphasis on engineered infiltration systems and storage devices has expanded...

Lightweight Foamed Concrete Subgrade for Heavy Haul Railway

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Lightweight Foamed Concrete (LWFC) is being investigated by the Railway Engineering Research Institute (RERI) in China as a potential subgrade foundation at bridge transition zones. It has the characteristics...

INDEX 2020 Geosynthetics Seminar Announced

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The triennial INDEXTM global nonwoven event from Edana will be held 20 - 23 October 2020 in Geneva Switzerland. (NOTE: These represent new dates since this story was published.)...

Bases and Subbases for Concrete Pavement Performance

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From the GAP 2019 transportation conference proceedings: In "Design and Construction of Bases and Subbases for Concrete Pavement Performance," Shreenath Rao, Hesham Abdualla, and Thomas Yu, P.E. use a...

GeoU 2020 Networking and Technical Tour Schedule

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. GeoU 2020 co-locates five high-level, geosynthetics short courses and multiple engineering networking events, 16 – 19 November 2020 in...

The Design of Optimum Asphalt Content of Asphalt-Treated Bases

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From the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference: Danniel Rodriguez, Jose Garibay, and Soheil Nazarian from the Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems (University of Texas – El Paso) examine asphalt-stabilized...
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The Influence of Sloped Shoulders on Pavement Responses

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Slope stability analysis is a common design problem in geotechnics and thus, several slope stability methods using classical limit equilibrium analysis are available. In these methods, applied surcharge load...

Geostructural Characterization of Foundation Materials Using Automated Plate Load Testing

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Structural design of highway or airfield pavements or railroads involves assumption of key mechanistic parameter values such as resilient modulus, modulus of subgrade reaction, dynamic modulus, and track modulus....

GeoU 2020 Reinforcement Course Adds Zornberg, Tutumluer, MacMillan

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. The organizers of GeoU 2020's reinforcement course have announced the additions of Dr. Jorge Zornberg, P.E....
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Permanent Deformation and Stiffness of Fouled Ballast

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Fouled ballast results in the degradation of mechanical properties of ballast and railway track instability. Seasonal dry-wet cycles increase the severity of the situation. In this latest addition to...
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Estimation of Soil-Water Characteristic Curves in Fouled Ballast

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Dr. Stacey Kulesza, P.E., Robert Sherwood, and Dr. Michelle Berry, P.E. exam fouled ballast and soil-water characteristic curves, in this latest share from the GAP 2019 transportation engineering conference...
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