Two new standards from the Geosynthetics committee of ASTM will help define properties that can be used in the design of geosynthetic reinforced pavement. I know in my practice in Arizona, ADOT simply allows a boost of Resilient Modulus (R-Value) of 10 when biaxial geogrids are used. Perhaps in time this will lead to a design method to account for the geosynthetic reinforcement in a more analytical way. [Source: Geosynthetics Magazine]
Our monthly ASTM standards update for those in the geotechnical, geo-environmental, hydrogeology and geo-construction fields. This month there are some new standards related to structural cementitious panels, revisions to standards related to slate and dimension stone, and a reapproved standard for monitoring well protection among others. Click through for more info.