Transportation Engineering

Photo of MnDOT Project Using GSE RoaDrain at Expansion Joints

GSI White Paper 40 – Geosynthetics and Pavement Design Methods

The Geosynthetic Institute had a particularly busy 2018 with White Papers, issuing five of them. All of them are worth reading. One that particularly caught our eye, however, was the 30 November 2018 release of White Paper 40. The document, “Status of Pavement Design Methods Used by U.S. DOTs and Inclusion of Geosynthetics Therein,” provides a concise survey of practices throughout the... »

HUESKER International Management Changes Focus on Expansion
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International Management Moves Highlight HUESKER’s Expansion

Following a few years of significant manufacturing investments around the world, HUESKER has announced major transitions in its international management team. Sven Schröer, who has led an enormous endeavor at HUESKER Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina—including tripling the primary US manufacturing site’s space—will return to the global headquarters in Gescher, Germany, where he will now serve as a... »

TxDOT Videos Highlight Zornberg’s Geosynthetics Research

IGS Establishes Zornberg Lecture for GeoAmericas

Congratulations are due to International Geosynthetics Society Past President Jorge Zornberg! Dr. Zornberg, P.E., F.ASCE,  is one of the most influential and active practitioners in geosynthetics. A new lecture series, the Zornberg Lecture, has been established. In an announcement on its website, the IGS notes that the lecture has been created in recognition of “Dr. Jorge Zornberg’s major contribu... »

Gas barrier performance and EVOH layers in geomembranes
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Protecting EPS Geofoam in Transportation with Geomembranes

Raven Engineered Films has issued a new technical paper: Advanced Geomembrane Technology for Enhanced Protection of EPS Geofoam in Transportation Systems. The publication is part of the company’s technical library and openly available resources for the geosynthetics and civil engineering fields. DOWNLOAD A COPY IN PDF PROTECTING EPS GEOFOAM WITH GEOMEMBRANES Raven’s paper examines the effectivenes... »

Oman’s Enormous Geogrid Basal Reinforcement Project

4 Ways Geosynthetics Outperform Aggregates in Roadworks

Maccaferri has released a new white paper on the use of geosynthetics in roadworks. The document was released at the 79th Annual Session of Indian Road Congress and includes real-life applications of geosynthetics, a discussion of advantages, and how geosynthetics outperform conventional aggregates. The company is one of the largest producers of geosynthetics and affiliated geotechnical materials ... »

Airport Runway Redesign with Geosynthetic Reinforcement

Asphalt Interlayer Association Releases Video Series

Asphalt interlayer technologies have contributed substantially to extending pavement service lives and reducing project costs and installation maintenance needs. To further the dialogue on these materials and applications, the Asphalt Interlayer Association has released a series of succinct, highly accessible, and informative videos. ASPHALT INTERLAYER ASSOCIATION LEADS THE WAY In the first of the... »

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