Strata’s New Geotechnical Software Focuses on GRS Design

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The recently launched StrataPro™ geotechnical software platform from Strata Systems, Inc. is a welcomed addition to the tools engineers can use to improve GRS design. Geosynthetically reinforced soil structures can improve the sustainability, economics, and safety of infrastructure, but they require significant care in planning and material selection. Programs such as StrataPro provide that suppor... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Hotel Deadline Extended to March 15

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Save USD $200/night at the GeoAmericas 2016 hotel! Organizers for the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics have announced an extension on the conference rate for rooms at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Get this amazing rate through March 15. Use the booking link via the venue page on the GeoAmericas website to get the special room reservation code. Please use the Loews’ secure online r... »

Hotel Best Rate Ends March 9 for GeoAmericas

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More than 40 countries are represented in the early registrations for GeoAmericas 2016, the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics. The event organizers remind attendees that the best rate for rooms at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel ends March 9. All GeoAmericas 2016 activities—sessions, lectures, exhibit hall, social events—will take place at the Loews, which is situated on Miami’s historic So... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Extends Early Registration to January 29

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We open the week with an unexpected gift: The early registration discount for GeoAmericas 2016 has been extended to January 29. The conference, which is the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, will be held 10 – 13 April 2016 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami. REGISTER ONLINE Highlights for the event include: 13 short courses 49 technical sessions, each of which averages 6 papers pe... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Features GeoPrediction Competition

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The Young Professionals Program at GeoAmericas 2016 has announced its GeoPrediction Competition. This team-based event will focus on predicting the face displacement of an MSE wall constructed with poorly draining backfill. The objective of the GeoPrediction Competition is to develop an accurate prediction of the behavior of a geotechnical system involving geosynthetics, given detailed information... »

Training Lectures and Panel Discussions at GeoAmericas 2016

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The 49 technical sessions at the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAmericas 2016) will include multiple high-quality panel discussions and training lectures. Diverse topics address geosynthetic installation, the market for geosynthetics in Latin America, NCMA design and inspection recommendations for SRWs, FHWA perspective, reinforced soil wall in tiered configurations, embankments ... »

Geotechnical Engineering Conference Tours DDRF

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) hosted the 46th Annual Southeastern Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Conference (STGEC) 19 – 23 October 2015 in Greenville. Among the highlights of the event was a field trip to the Denver Downs Research Facility (DDRF) in Anderson, South Carolina, where attendees saw up-close how geosynthetics, plastic pipe, and erosion and sediment c... »

Looking Back: The Geosynthetics Risk Management Program

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In 2004, Geosynthetica’s Director Elizabeth Peggs, Lara Costa, and founder Dr. Ian D. Peggs, P.E. (I-CORP International) created a white paper that proposed a Geosynthetics Risk Management and Loss Control Program (GRMP). Targeting insurers of construction projects, the program aimed to establish the need for expert design review to prevent costly failures that might result from improper use... »

Geotechnical Software Tools from Maccaferri

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In its February 2015 newsletter, international geosynthetics and affiliated civil technologies manufacturer Maccaferri focused on two geotechnical software tools. These products are dedicated to assisting pavement design and improving fluid drainage. DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE NEWSLETTER (PDF) Visit Maccaferri’s Design Software Page The publication is part of a special supplement created by Macc... »

New Principles for Geotechnical Design – Eurocode 7

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In December 2004, Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design - Part 1: General Rules (EC 7-1) was ratified by the European member states. This prompted a two-year calibration period and a three-year coexistence period between EC 7-1 and national standards. It will not be mandatory to design to the EN Eurocodes in a particular member state, but a designer proposing to use an alternative design standard will h... »