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Reinforcement of Soft Soil with Geogrids and Columns of Gravel for a Highway Project in Perú by C. Harmoni, E. Govea, J. Duran, P. Santos was presented at GeoAmericas 2016 (10 – 13 April 2016, Miami). ABSTRACT Foundation conditions for structures or road embankments in areas with very soft soils is a challenge that requires innovative solutions and a good geotechnical study of the area, to prevent... »
Stabilizing a Detention Pond Using a High Strength Wicking Geotextile by J.C. Folts was presented at GeoAmericas 2016 (10 – 13 April 2016, Miami). ABSTRACT This project utilized draining and reinforcing properties of a Wicking Geotextile to stabilize failed detention pond slopes. There were multiple failures within the 2:1 (Horizontal: Vertical) clayey side slopes. When saturated, the slopes becam... »
Slope Stabilization and Landslide Treatment on Roads, Experiences in Costa Rica by O. Bermúdez was presented at GeoAmericas 2016 (10 – 13 April 2016, Miami). ABSTRACT There are situations surrounding our environment and infrastructure, either by natural or human factors, covering many of the geotechnical fields, such as slope stability, rock fall protection, overall retention works, soil reinforce... »
Polish Experiences in Using Geogrids In Earth Structures Engineered With Anthropogenic Materials by J. Kawalec and E. Koda was presented at GeoAmericas 2016 (10 – 13 April 2016, Miami). ABSTRACT The geosynthetic products in Poland have become more popular since early 90’s. First applications considered mainly filtration (geotextiles), insulating (geomembranes and GCL) and reinforcing (geogrids) ma... »
A History of Geosynthetics Use on Forest Road by Gordon Keller was presented at GeoAmericas 2016 (10 – 13 April 2016, Miami). ABSTRACT Geosynthetics have been used in a wide range of applications on forest roads over the past 40 years. Some of the earliest uses involved reinforcement in simple walls, drainage/filtration in geocomposite underdrains, and subgrade stabilization. Over time geosyntheti... »
Fortified Geomembranes and Dike Expansion Keep Gas Flowing in the Northeast United States by S.N. Valero and B.W. Fraser was presented at GeoAmericas 2016 (10 – 13 April 2016, Miami). ABSTRACT: FORTIFIED GEOMEMBRANES IN NORTHEAST US GAS FIELDS The owner of an underground gas storage facility required upgrades to their brine storage reservoir. The facility stores gas in salt caverns using saturated... »
“Non-Conventional Road Design for Heavy Traffic Load in Soft Soils” by Hélio Vronsky Fonseca Adeodato, Rubenei Novais Souza, Silio Carlos Pereira Lima Filho, and Alexandre de Macedo Fernandes Lopes was presented at GeoAmericas 2016 (10 – 13 April 2016, Miami). ABSTRACT: NON-CONVENTIONAL ROAD DESIGN In order to assemble a petrochemical complex plant in Rio de Janeiro it was necessary to... »
“Design and Construction of the First Vegetated Steep Sloping Structures on the UK Motorway Network” by Dave Woods was presented at GeoAmericas 2016 (10 – 13 April 2016, Miami). ABSTRACT: FIRST VEGETATED STEEP SLOPE STRUCTURES ON UK MOTORWAY It is 20 years since the publication of HA68/94, the first UK design method and guidance for reinforced soil slopes which specifically addressed t... »