Putting Polystyrene to Workby Dawit Negussey, P.E., Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; 220 Hinds Hall, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, NY 13244-1190,
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1998, Vol. 68, Issue 3, Pg. 65-67
Document Type: Feature article
Geofoam, the generic name for block or low density cellular plastic foam solids used in geotechnical applications, has low density and good insulation properties, which makes it well suited as strong, lightweight fill or as foundation insulation. Geofoam blocks and boards have been used successfully in U.S. highway, railroad, bridge, airport runway and building construction projects.
Subject Headings: Polystyrene | Infrastructure construction | Railroad bridges | Airport and airfield pavements | Building insulation | Highway bridges | Foaming (material) | Plastics
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