Transportation Engineering

The Effects of Urbanization

While Ahmad Rafay Alam's piece on the Lahore canal road project in Pakistan may be an opinion column, it does put forth a rather interesting fact about Pakistan's development: more than half the country will live in urban areas in less than a decade. This will put increased pressure upon long-term water resource and transportation infrastructure management solutions. Enter geosynthetics… Learn mor... »

Shredded Tires as the Fill of the Future

In New York State, shredded tires are being used as fill material beneath the lane-shift median around a bridge and highway reconstruction project. The fill is wrapped in geotextile. The state plans to repeat this approach in future transportation jobs. Learn more here.; »

NTPEP Report

The National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) report of November 2006 summarizes the latest testing results (through April 2006) for products submitted by 31 manufacturers (Fiberweb, Colbond, GSE and Propex are among them). This AASHTO report was arranged by the state departments of transportation of New York and Washington. Download the PDF here. Learn more here.; »


N.C. Vasuki, known to all as just "N.C.," has retired as Chief Executive Officer of Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA). N.C. was, and still is, a great ally of geosynthetics having no fear - provided he was given a solid technical argument - of incorporating geosynthetics into full scale landfill lining and capping systems on a research and development basis. Unquestionably his most challe... »

Maccaferri Offering

Offered by Maccaferri is this short course on Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Retaining Structures & Rockfall Mitigation Using Drapery & Fences. November 7 (Ventura), 9 (San Diego), 14 (Reno), 15 (Sacramento), 16 (Bay Area) and December 5 (Boise), 6 (Seattle), 7 (Portland). Learn more here.; »

Colbond Announces Aquisition by British Yarns and Fabrics Specialist Low & Bonar

On July 7, 2006, the UK public listed company Low & Bonar PLC announced the proposed acquisition of Colbond Investments bv. The acquisition is subject to shareholder approval at an Extraordinary General Meeting scheduled for July 24, 2006. Low & Bonar is a specialist flooring and technical textile group. Colbond has leading positions in several of its non-woven markets, which are different from, b... »

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