Updated Geogrid Calculator for Unpaved Base Reinforcement

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International geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE has updated its geogrid calculator tool for unpaved base reinforcement. SecuCalc 2.2 performs generic calculation of non-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced aggregate bases. Applications targeted by the design and cost estimation tool include roadway, access and haul road, parking lot, and similar designs. The user-friendly functionality takes into accou... »

Jie Han to Lead Geosynthetics Lecture Series in Australia and NZ

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Annually, Geofabrics Australasia brings a top-tier geosynthetics lecture series to Australia and New Zealand. This year’s series, which will be held on multiple dates in September, will be led by internationally renowned, independent expert Dr. Jie Han. His topic will be “Understanding and Harnessing the Stabilisation Effect of Geogrids in Pavement Designs.” DOWNLOAD THE SEMINAR ... »

TRB’s International Conference on Low Volume Roads

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The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 11th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads will be held 12 – 15 July 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. LVR construction and maintenance may seem like a less-important matter to some, but these roads represent the majority of roads in the world; and, often, they provide the vital connection between agriculture, energy, and raw materials (e.g., mining... »

On-Demand: A Trilogy of Giroud and Han Reinforcement Presentations

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The geotechnical engineering professional development website Geo-U (www.geo-u.com) has added two presentations from Drs. JP Giroud and Jie Han to its roster of high-quality, on-demand education. A third presentation will be added shortly to complete a trilogy of reinforcement offerings, each of which is worth 1.5 PDHs following successful completion of post-presentation tests. The new presentatio... »

Australia Seminars: Geosynthetics in Flexible Pavement Design

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In September, Geofabrics Australasia is hosting a series of seminars across Australia on “Use of Geosynthetics in Flexible Pavement Design.” The sessions will feature the expertise of guest speaker Dr. Mark H. Wayne of Tensar International (USA). LINK: REGISTRATION The seminar will focus on: The benefits of geogrids in pavements Pavement Optimization Design through the use of the AASHT... »

TenCate Software Expands to Flexible Pavement and Unpaved Roads

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TenCate Geosynthetics has improved and expanded its MiraSpec™ Design Solutions Software, an easy-to-use software program to assist in flexible pavement and unpaved road design while demonstrating the many benefits of using TenCate Mirafi® geosynthetics in roadway structures, including the TenCate Mirafi® RS580i, the best performing geosynthetic in a recent independent full-scale study. MiraSpec™ D... »