The FHWA’s Advanced Geotechnical Methods in Exploration (A-GaME) series of webinars is part of their Every Day Counts Initiative. For the past year and a half or so, they have been organizing these excellent webinars on the state of the art and practice in geotechnical investigations. Now, those webinars are on YouTube courtesy of the Deep Foundations Institute. There are currently 10 A-GaME webinars posted, including one of my favorites on Measure While Drilling or MWD technology (see below). For more information and to subscribe to their mailing list, visit the FHWA’s A-GaME page.
Hot on the heals of the revised MSE Wall Manual, the FHWA has released another manual, this one on Spread Footings. Selection of Spread Footings on Soils to Support Highway Bridge Structures was authored by Naresh C. Samtani, PE, PhD, Edward A Nowatzki, PE, PhD and Dennis R. Mertz, PE, PhD. So what is this manual all about? I think the foreword by Scott Anderson, PE, PhD of the FHWA Resource Center says it best: