In an open letter to geotechnical engineers and agencies that specify geosynthetics on their projects, the Geosynthetics Manufacturers Association (GMA) has requested that specifiers use the correct standards when referring material properties of geotextiles and other geosynthetics. For example, they refer to two standards that are now out of date, The Mullen Burst Strength and the Puncture Test which were both originally designed for paper. The correct standard is the Static (CBR) Puncture ASTM D6241. See the entire letter on Geosyntheticsmagazine.com. (Photo of Geotextiles from Nilex.com)
Pier 22 of the Leo Frigo Bridge settled 22 to 27 inches last week causing a 400 foot long segment of the bridge to sag dramatically, forcing the closure of the bridge. There were no […]
The Christ Church City Council has issued a notice banning entry to over 500 homes because of risks associated with rockfall, landslides, cliff collapse and other geotechnical problems exacerbated by recent earthquakes. [Source: Scoop News] […]
U.S. Company, NCFI Polyurethanes, Launches TerraThane.com Website for Geo-Technical Applications and Uses
August 16, 2011 MOUNT AIRY, NC—NCFI, a U.S. company, is aiding the world geo-technical market by launching a Website for a line of new generation polyurethane products for geo-technical uses.
The Website, www.terrathane.com, provides companies working in the geotechnical field (i.e. concrete highway lifting, concrete slab raising, pipeline and tunneling, cavity filling, soil stabilization, pole setting, mine reclamation) a single online resource for choosing the very best product for their specific uses, educational material, and equipment and training resources. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]