Construction & Infrastructure

Geocells Excel in Track Ballast Research Studies at KU, OSU
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Railway Ballast Stabilization with Geocell at Bridge Approaches

A portion of a railway track in Fort Lauderdale, Florida had been a high maintenance area for many years due to the impact loads from rail cars transitioning off of a concrete bridge abutment onto ballasted concrete ties. The ties were located over soft subgrade, which had exhibited a history of pumping. The rail operator, Florida East Coast Railway, sought a ballast stabilization solution to corr... »

H2Ri Wicking Geotextiles from TenCate
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Wicking Geotextiles Getting Noticed by US DOTs

Roughly eight years ago, TenCate Geosynthetics was involved in a now well-studied project along Alaska’s Dalton Highway. The road served as the only ground transportation route between the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay and the city of Fairbanks, but the extreme northern environment caused significant degradation along the 500-mile highway due to frost heave. Wicking geotextiles were proposed to streng... »

Needlepunched Biomat from Machina-TST
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Machina Turns Its Tech to a Needlepunched Biomat

Machina-TST has grown quickly behind lines of geotextiles, geogrids, geocomposites, and turf reinforcement mats. Now, it’s turning its manufacturing technical knowledge to erosion control applications with the expanded release of its needlepunched biomat, Linotex Eco. The organic mat is engineered for the rapid vegetation development and protection of soil from surface erosion processes. The produ... »

GAP 2019 Connects Pavement, Railway, and Airfield Engineers

GAP 2019 Abstracts Call: FHWA, FAA, FRA, USACE, and You

The inaugural Geo-Structural Aspects of Pavements, Airfields, and Railways Conference (GAP 2019) will be held 4 – 7 November 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event, managed by Minerva (publisher of Geosynthetica), is being developed in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, and the U.S. Army Engineer Research an... »

Recent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads - WEBINAR
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Recent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads – WEBINAR

On December 4, Dr. Jie Han (University of Kansas) will present the next IGS North America webinar. His topic: “Recent Developments in Geosynthetic-Stabilized Roads: Introduction and Mechanisms.” The free event is part of the new IGS North America – GMA webinar series. Time for the presentation will be 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST. REGISTER NOW GEOSYNTHETIC-STABILIZED ROADS Geotextile... »

MSE Expert David Butchart Joins Earth Wall Products
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MSE Expert David Butchart Joins Earth Wall Products

David Butchart has returned to the geotechnical engineering field in a new business development and strategy role with Earth Wall Products, LLC. The company provides proprietary retaining wall systems and materials for use in the construction of earth retaining walls. Some of the systems for which Earth Wall Products is known include the GRAVIX and FORIX gravity systems and the TRINITY and CREEKSI... »

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