Geosynthetic manufacturer, Tensar, has a new promotional video featuring Beau, the King of the Road. And he has an interesting way of demonstrating the effectiveness of their geogrid product…using a tank! To celebrate the launch of their new video, they are hosting a King of the Road Lunch-N-Learn contest. Any non-governmental transportation infrastructure executives, engineers or contractors to host a Tensar King of the Road lunch-and-learn event between September 1st and December 31, 2017 will be entered into a drawing to win an all expense paid weekend trip for four to Tank Town USA – the site featured in “King of the Road.” Located in the scenic Blue Ridge region of Georgia, just North of Atlanta, the winner and guests will drive tanks through mud pits and over cars. Follow the link below to signup and have a chance to win!
This 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.
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 […]
A stretch of tunnel on Eastbound I-70 in scenic Glenwood Canyon Colorado was closed last March because of a 70-foot long crack in the ceiling. Since then the two-lane westbound bore has been handling both eastbound and westbound traffic while repairs to the damaged segment were undertaken. This project has a little of everything: heavy excavation, rockfall, slab reinforcing, geofoam, and even geogrid! Read on for more details, a map and photos. (Photo by Concrete Works Of Colorado)