Geosynthetics Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones

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Smartphones are ubiquitous, as we all know; but they are also indispensible for information-intensive fields like civil and geotechnical engineering. A massive amount of communication takes place between sharing quotes and construction documents, verifying available personnel, expediting deliveries, etc. Still, we don’t find too many geosynthetics apps yet designed specifically for mobile devices.... »

Update on South African Geosynthetics Activities

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The South African geosynthetics community continues to grow, in no small part due to relationships its participants have established with affiliated groups in construction and engineering. The latest newsletter from the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) and a free CPD lecture on filtration and drainage at the DUT Riverside Campus in Pietermaritzburg exemplify this interdisciplin... »

South Africa: Road Expansion with MSE Walls

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By Kaytech – When a major roadway upgrade was approved for the city of Ballito, KZN Province, South Africa, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls were essential to the project’s success. The scope of works entailed the expansion of an undivided two-lane road into a three-lane divided road. MSE walls were needed to bring the extra lanes to level, due to the site’s undulating topography. B... »