Many US State departments of transportation (DOTs) have rock slopes in their inventory of geotechnical assets, and those that do also have to deal with rockfall. A new synthesis document from the TRB / National […]
The Transportation Research Board will be hosting a webinar entitled “One Pack to Rule Them All-The Cone Penetration Test Expansion Pack” on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern. The webinar will identify available […]
A new resource is available for test methods to evaluate the corrosion potential of earthen materials. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) just released a new publication on the topic authored by corrosion expert […]
The NCHRP has released a new Subsurface Investigation Manual to update the 1988 AASHTO Manual of the same name. Imagine trying to capture every change in technology, methods, and approaches to geotechnical investigations from the […]
TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 467: Visualization of Geotechnical Data for Hazard Mitigation and […]
I first heard about Geotech Tools through a TRB Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) publication titled Geotechnical Solutions for Soil Improvement, Rapid Embankment Construction, and Stabilization of the Pavement Working Platform. The final version of the report was released in February of this year. The report is one of the project deliverables for the SHRP 2 Project R02.
The primary deliverable of the project and the subject of this review is Geotechtools.org, a web-based tool for geotechnical engineers, structural engineers and pavement engineers. This website is a “toolkit of geotechnical information to address all phases of decision making from planning to design to construction.” What does that mean exactly? Great question. In this article I will give you an overview of the site and its resources and how it might help you on your next project.
TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 747: Guide for Conducting Forensic Investigations of Highway Pavements explores a process for conducting forensic investigations of pavements that is designed to help understand the reasons behind premature […]
Michael McVay and Khiem Tran of the University of Florida have produced a report for the Florida DOT on the detection of sinkholes using full-field seismic waves. Here is the abstract: This research presents an […]
TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Renewal Project R23 has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled Using the Existing Pavement In-Place and Achieving Long Life that describes a procedure for […]
The TRB/NCHRP has a new publication out: TRBâ€™s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Final Report for NCHRP-IDEA Project 145: Extraction of Layer Properties from Intelligent Compaction Data examines a […]