A geocell is a honeycomb-like geosynthetic structure that is filled with aggregate to create a strong, stable platform. The Florida DOT used Strata’s StrataWeb product to solve a problem of soft shoulders on a bridge […]
This post contains a summary of geotechnical, materials testing, geosynthetic and related testing standards that were updated by ASTM during the month of September. This month there were not as many updates as the last couple, but a few that caught my eye are a new standard for measuring geosynthetic-soil resilient interface shear stiffness, a revision to the standard practice for laboratories testing concrete and concrete aggregates for use in construction and criteria for laboratory evaluation and a revision to the standard for measuring slump flow of self-consolidating concrete.
New York’s St. Lawrence County DOT has attracted the attention of the FHWA…in a good way. The agency has built 5 Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) bridge abutments since last fall, and the sixth will be […]