PODCAST: Zornberg on Differing MSE Design Frameworks

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Mechanically stabilized earth walls have been the subject of the most read stories on Geosynthetica this year and a few of the most read stories in 2016 as well. This past spring, some of that field interest in MSE design became the focus of a unique meeting at the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 conference. There, the ASCE Geo-Institute Technical Committee on Geosynthetics brought together leading MS... »

FHWA Limit Equilibrium Design Framework for MSE Structures

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The innovative performance of geosynthetic reinforcement materials has led to mechanically stabilized earth walls and slopes becoming a mainstay of modern infrastructure—particularly with highways and commercial development. However, agreement is not so easy to find on the design framework best suited to consistent long-term performance and safe engineering and construction. Failures are rare, but... »

Design Frameworks for Geosynthetic-Reinforced Walls

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During Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 in Orlando, the Technical Committee – Geosynthetics from ASCE’s Geo-Institute will hold a special working committee meeting on Design Frameworks for Geosynthetic-Reinforced Walls. The gathering is certain to draw attention, promoting discussion at the conference and providing potential and highly beneficial input to future designs. Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 tak... »

PanAm-UNSAT 2017 Call for Abstracts

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The Geo-Institute (G-I) of ASCE has issued the call for abstracts for PanAm-UNSAT 2017, the Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Unsaturated Soil Mechanics for Sustainable Geotechnics). The conference will be held in Dallas, Texas 12 – 15 November 2017 at the Intercontinental Dallas. Abstracts are invited through 23 November 2016. All submissions should be made through the online p... »

Geosynthetics Prove Key to GeoChicago 2016 Success

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Geosynthetics were a prominent part of ASCE Geo-Institute‘s GeoChicago 2016 conference, which was held August 14 – 18 at the Sheraton Grand in downtown Chicago. The riverfront location, just off Lake Michigan, gave attendees a vibrant urban area for social events and, with the substantial ongoing river walk, greenspace, and bridge network redevelopment, more than ample opportunity for observ... »

GeoChicago 2016: Koerner Symposium Speakers

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ASCE Geo-Institute‘s GeoChicago 2016 conference opens next week. Program co-chairs Dr. Krishna R. Reddy, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Dr. Nazli Yesiller, A.M.ASCE (Global Waste Research Institute) have helped line up an extraordinary plan, which includes two high-level sessions honoring pioneers in the field: Dr. Robert Koerner and Dr. David Daniel. Also of note... »

Responding to Change: An Interview with Allen Cadden, Geo-Institute

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The Geo-Institute (G-I) is one eight specialty institutes organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to facilitate networking, knowledge transfer, and professional development. The Geo-Institute is dedicated to geotechnical engineering, and it serves as the United States member of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). With 11,500+ indi... »