Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Slope Supporting a Rail Line, Strata Geosynthetics
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Strata’s New Geotechnical Software for GRS Design

Strata Systems, Inc. has released StrataPro™ geotechnical software for design of geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) structures.  The software is free, available upon request from Strata Systems. More at Geosynthetica.net: Strata’s New Geotechnical Software Focuses on GRS Design

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Video: MIC – Maccaferri Innovation Center

Maccaferri has a unique research facility, the Maccaferri Innovation Center (MIC), located in Bolzano, Italy. Maccaferri was founded based on their invention of the now ubiquitous gabions, but are now known worldwide as experts in […]

Artist's impression of the Northcumberlandia human landform
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Geosynthetic solutions for Northumberlandia

Geogrid reinforced soil slopes, gabion retaining walls, erosion control blankets and other geosynthetics are being used to construct the world’s largest human form sculpted into the landscape on a project known as Northcumberlandia. The woman […]

GRS-IBS Guide Specifications
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Sample Guide Specifications for Construction of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS)

This guide was issued to provide guidelines for construction of the geosynthetic reinforced soilintegrated bridge system (GRS-IBS). Refer to Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System Interim Implementation Guide for GRS-IBS design and construction guidelines. This […]

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ASTM Updates for March, 2012

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMThis post contains a list of new, revised and otherwise updated ASTM standards that pertain to the geotechnical engineering, materials testing and related fields. Standard C39/C39M for testing the compressive strength of concrete cyllinders was updated, as was C42/42m for obtaining and testing drilled cores and sawed beams of concrete.  The month of March also saw several geosynthetic standards being updated or added, including new standards for selecting the test method for geomembrane seams, and for testing the flexural rigidity of geogrids and other geosynthetics.  There are also a few updated standards related to asphalt mix design and sampling of asphalt.  Click through for updated ASTM Standards relating to geoprofessionals.

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