Geosynthetics ("Plastics," i.e., Polymers) for the Common Good

What�ll They Think of Next? Dewatering Contaminated Slurries Using Geotextile Tubes
Sediment must be dredged from the bottom of waterbodies to maintain their capacity and navigability. Dredging, by its nature, involves the removal of highwater-content slurries and also helps preserve...

From Good to Great: The Evolution of Cutoff Wall Quality Control and Verification Techniques
The last three decades have brought tremendous improvements to quality control (QC) procedures for construction and post-construction verification of deep cutoff walls installed in active high-hazard dams....

Errata for "Moving Down the Road of Progress: Geosynthetics Subdue Failures on Expansive Clays and Frost-susceptible Soils"

Working Platforms for Specialty Geo-Construction
A major cause of rigs toppling over is the state of the "working platform" that they must work from. A working platform is a layer of material, often compacted sand or gravel, placed over the subgrade,...

The investigations: The World Trade Center towers
On Aug. 21, 2002, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announced it would conduct a building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster. This investigation was conducted...

Report Assesses Performance�and Future Research Needs�Of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Systems

Carbon Composites Make Their Way from the Lab to the Field

Permeable Concrete Could Be Improved with Cured Carbon Fiber Composite Material, Study Finds

Purging the Plastics
A full-scale floating system designed to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for a fraction of the cost and time of traditional methods has been deployed....

ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering
The journal will meet the needs of the researchers and engineers to address risk, disaster and failure-related challenges due to many sources and types of uncertainty in planning, design, analysis, construction,...

Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements
The Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements will contain technical and professional articles on the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of airport, roadway and other...

Maryland Utility First In Nation to Use Zinc-Coated Iron Ductile Pipe With Special Wrapping

Innovations in Geosynthetic Rolled Erosion Control Products: From Forests to Fibers
Over the last 50 years, many different types of geosynthetic rolled erosion control products (RECPs) have emerged, ranging from different structure types to different fiber types. Natural-fiber...

Thornton Composite Reservoir Greatly Boosts Chicago's CSO Storage Capacity

Steel: From Mine to Mill, the Metal That Made America, By Brooke C. Stoddard. Minneapolis: Zenith Press, 2015

Becoming Greener with Green Sand: An Iron Castings Company Devises an Environmentally Friendly Liner System Reusing Foundry Byproduct
Metalcasting is one of the oldest methods of recycling�humans have a few millennia worth of experience with the technique�but today's industry still battles public preconceptions...

3-D Printed Building Highlights Promise of Innovative Materials, Methods

Engineering Iron and Stone: Understanding Structural Analysis and Design Methods of the Late 19th Century, By Thomas E. Boothby. Reston, Virginia: ASCE Press, 2015

Evaluating Bridges With Unknown Foundations for Susceptibility to Scour: North Carolina Applies Risk-Based Guidelines to Over 3,750 Bridges
Scour occurs when flowing water removes erodible material such as sand and rock. For bridges over water, scour affects the stability of pier and abutment foundations and contributes to...

 

 

 

 

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