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... »

Geosynthetic Technology Seminar Schedules Three Stops in Australia/NZ

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The International Geosynthetics Society Australasian Chapter will host a multi-city seminar series on geosynthetic technology in water containment, waste disposal facility rehabilitation, and tunnelling. The seminar will be held in Auckland (New Zealand) on June 26, Melbourne (Australia) on June 28, and Brisbane (Australia) on June 30. Speaker and topic info is included below. DOWNLOAD THE EVENT F... »

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... »

TxDOT Videos Highlight Zornberg’s Geosynthetics Research

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The 96th Transportation Research Board (TRB) conference has just wrapped up in Washington, DC. The event saw a record 14,000+ transportation engineers, policymakers, researchers, and other stakeholders attend the multi-day standardization meetings and technical presentations. Among the items presented were numerous high-profile geosynthetics research initiatives. This reminded us of videos posted ... »

Pre-Conference Courses at XV PCSMGE

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The 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE) takes place 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. PCSMGE delivers one of the most important technical knowledge exchange platform for geotechnical engineers, agencies, material manufacturers, and affiliated stakeholders throughout the Americas. Also, three major events are co-located with the PC... »

Geosintec 2 Program, October 7 – 8

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The 2nd Geosintec Iberia conference from the International Geosynthetics Society Spanish Chapter (IGS Spain) will be held 7 – 8 October 2015 in Madrid. Geosintec 2 organizers have put together a strong technical program. The content will primarily be in Spanish. The program includes: October 7 KEYNOTE: “Las geomembranas sintéticas poliméricas en la impermeabilización de obras hidráulicas” – Manuel... »

New Equipment Enables Transparent, 3D Soil-Geogrid Interaction Pullout Testing

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The September 2015 issue of ASTM’s Geotechnical Testing Journal will feature a new article from Dr. Julio Ferreira and Dr. Jorge Zornberg. The focus of their work is “A Transparent Pullout Testing Device for 3D Evaluation of Soil–Geogrid Interaction.” Derived from a new, small-scale transparent pullout testing device—one with transparent bottom plate and sidewalls that fit in load fram... »

XV PCSMGE Pre-Conference Workshop on Geosynthetic Reinforcement

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Argentina will host a very international gathering of engineers in November when the XV Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE), the VIII South American Conference on Rock Mechanics, and the VI International Symposium on Deformational Characteristics of Geomaterials co-locate in Buenos Aires, 15 – 18 November 2015. To further boost the offerings, the Inte... »