GAP 2019 Reset the Transportation Dialogue

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 of ballast fouling on railway safety and maintenance? These are just a few of the high-level questions asked—and for which solutions were advanced—during the inaugural GAP conference. Geostructural Aspects of Pavements, Railways, and Airfields was held 4 – 7 November 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Minerva TRI, which developed GAP 2019 in conjunction with representatives of multiple federal transportation agencies, treated the 120 delegates to a more intimate conversation and networking-focused event than is typical these days. By design, the event was different. Sessions were limited to four speakers for every 90 minutes to give ample time for...
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Embankment Reinforcement and Load Transfer Platforms in Somerset

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....
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