Roadway Slope Erosion Control in the Port d’Envalira Mountain Pass

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The problem of slope superficial instability at the Port d’Envalira mountain pass in Andorra has been solved with a geomat erosion control solution. Maccaferri’s MacMat® product provided the environment to enhance the growth of vegetation through the mat. After a year in the field, the slope has successfully revegetated. By Maccaferri – Port of Envalira is a mountain pass and the highest paved roa... »

GeoAfrica 2017 Releases Promotional Video

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GeoAfrica 2017 will be held 8 – 11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference, which is centered on the theme of “Geosynthetics in Sustainable Development in Africa”, is the 3rd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, following installments in South Africa (2009) and Ghana (2013). It will be held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society(IGS) and hosted and organi... »

GeoAfrica 2017 Expands Registration Payment Options

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Responding to requests from the many international delegates who will attend and exhibit at GeoAfrica 2017, the conference committee has announced that payment by credit card is now available in the online registration system. REGISTER ONLINE GeoAfrica 2017 will be held 8 – 11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference, which is centered on the theme of “Geosynthetics in Sustai... »

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 ... »

Geosynthetics, Secretary Foxx, and More at TRB 2017

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From January 8 – 12, more than 13,000 transportation professionals will gather in Washington DC for the Transportation Research Board’s 96th annual meeting (TRB 2017). There, they will discuss new technologies, present on-going research in materials performance, hold meetings, and transfer technology through high-quality technical sessions. Geosynthetics are plentiful at the event. The Walter E. W... »

GeoAfrica 2017 Extends Abstracts Deadline to January 15

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GeoAfrica 2017 will be held 8 – 11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference, which is centered on the theme of “Geosynthetics in Sustainable Development in Africa”, has announced an extension for receipt of abstracts to January 15. Submit abstracts online This is the 3rd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, following installments in South Africa (2009) and Ghan... »

GeoAfrica 2017 Targets Sustainable Development

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GeoAfrica 2017 will be held between 08-11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. This major event marks the 3rd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. To be held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and hosted and organized by the IGS Moroccan Chapter, the event offers an exceptional opportunity for geosynthetics-related engineering and construction professionals... »

VIDEO: Asphalt Pavement Interlayers

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In a new video from Geosynthetica’s YouTube channel, HUESKER describes how asphalt pavement interlayers (e.g., HaTelit®) improve the long-term performance of new roads. The high-strength, flexible, temperature-resistant composite geogrids allow for a significant extension of life-cycle pavement performance. “[This geosynthetic is] specifically designed to mitigate reflective cracking in new ... »

Asphalt Pavement Interlayer Webinar – June 28

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On June 28, HUESKER will present a free asphalt pavement interlayer webinar. The session will begin at 2:00 pm (EDT), will include 20 minutes of engineering information, and roughly 10 minutes of Q&A with participants. Mike Samueloff will lead the discussion. REGISTER ONLINE (external site) ASPHALT PAVEMENT INTERLAYERS The constantly increasing vehicular dynamic loads on pavements, coupled wit... »

The Road Ahead: Transportation Engineering

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The GeoAmericas 2016 transportation engineering track will hold paper presentation sessions on April 11 and 12 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on South Beach. These sessions will present state of practice solutions and state-of-the-art ideas to enrich engineers, contractors, and other project stakeholders. The full GeoAmericas 2016 conference–the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics&#... »

Flood-Damaged Highway Gets Panel Drains

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By Geofabrics Australasia – After the Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley experienced devastating floods, one of the many road rebuilding projects involved a section of the Warrego Highway between Withcott and Helidon. Withcott is a small village at the western end of the fertile Lockey Valley and at the foot of the Great Dividing Range, just a few minutes frorm Toowoomba and theDarling Downs. ... »