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The report summarizes the results of a survey conducted through the AASHTO NTPEP (National Transportation Product Evaluation Program) committee to assess the states’ use of the REGEO program for geosynthetic reinforcement and to assess, more specifically, the geosynthetic reinforcement installation conditions that are typical for state transportation departments for geosynthetic wall and reinforce... »
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) sponsored the creation of the 267-page report “Validating Mechanisms in Geosynthetic Reinforced Pavements” (2008). The report was spurred by recognition of the beneficial impact geosynthetics have had on pavement design as well as the growing difficulty in specifying materials due to the proliferation of options in the field. TxDOT sought ... »
This paper, author by Dr. Julio Ferreira and Dr. Jorge Zornberg, presented a newly developed transparent pullout testing device conceived with the objective of studying the soil–geogrid interaction under small displacements and strains. The bottom plate and the side walls of the pullout box were transparent. The system involved a transparent soil, which was tested as a surrogate for sands in the t... »
Australia-based Prospect Contractors publishes a regulation newsletter. Their work largely involves gabions and reno mattresses (and the geosynthetics used in combination with those materials), for commercial, industrial, and residential installations. The September 2015 newsletter (Off the Wall) announces the new Rockweld line, a new Rockweld website, and multiple project stories: A cattle farm... »
The annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meetings in Washington, D.C. provide some of the most influential transportation engineering discussions. Geosynthetics are always part of papers, standards discussions, research awards, and more at this 12,000+ attendee event that draws experts from around the world. Now, it has been announced that the TRB 2015 paper “Instrumented MSE Wall Reinforced... »
The June 2015 issue of GIGSA News is available. The newsletter is published by the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa, one of the International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS) 43 national and regional chapters. GIGSA is one of the oldest IGS chapters, and with the June 2015 issue the group has taken time to recognize its 21 years of activities and contributions to the field. DOWNLOAD GIGSA... »
In the spring issue of the GIGSA News, published by the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa, new president Edoardo Zannoni (Maccaferri) outlines the groups ambitious plan to expand the association’s membership and interaction in the larger engineering community. DOWNLOAD FIRST 2015 ISSUE The goals are similar to those pushed so successfully by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)... »
Since 2008, the wind energy industry in the United States has attracted more than $100 billion in private investment. While the first three quarters of 2013 were slow amidst uncertain due to uncertainty around legislative support, the fourth quarter of 2013 added more capacity than the first three quarters combined; and in 2014, that growth continued. The April 2015-published US Wind Industry Annu... »