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Base stabilization at Port of Invergordon, U.K.

A new 365,973-square-foot (34,000-m2) container area was required in the Port of Invergordon, U.K. The area was constructed as an unbound pavement with a crushed gravel surface. Presto GeoSystems GEOWEB geocells presented an excellent solution to minimize the overall cross-section depth through its unique load transfer mechanism while controlling differential settlement in the heavily loaded [...]

By |2021-01-18T09:23:07-06:00January 18, 2021|

Ground improvements using geofoam: A case history

By Javaid M. Alvi, Ph.D., and Jahangir J. Kabir, Ph.D., P.E The project site is a triangular-shaped property located at the intersection of Raleigh Avenue and West Liberty Avenue in the Borough of Dormont, Allegheny County, Pa. (Figure 1). The site housed two Nissan buildings, one with a showroom at the top floor and the [...]

By |2020-10-15T09:18:03-05:00October 14, 2020|

Geosynthetics magazine offers free sponsored webinar on natural facings for steep slopes and walls

Geosynthetics magazine will present the Tensar Corp.-sponsored webinar “Natural Facings for Better Performance and Value on Very Steep Slopes and Walls” on November 8 at 1:00 p.m. EST. This presentation will provide a case study example of how natural facings provide better performance and value on very steep slopes and walls. Steve Luptak, national product [...]

By |2018-10-24T12:39:21-05:00October 24, 2018|

Construction inspection of MSE walls, berms and slopes is focus of GSI online course

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will host an online short course entitled “Course 2: Construction Inspection of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls, Berms and Slopes,” Nov. 6–8, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT each day. Robert M. Koerner and George Koerner will teach the course. All Geosynthetic Materials [...]

By |2018-09-24T09:52:39-05:00September 27, 2018|
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