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Geosynthetic Design and Construction Guidelines

General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements. Research/Reference: useful for researchers doing further work in the pavement area as well as those developing improved testing and design procedures. Includes documents of historical value.

Primary Topic: Pavement Subgrade

Description: Manual developed for the FHWA training course Geosynthetic Engineering Workshop. The manual enables a highway engineer to correctly identify and evaluate potential applications of geosynthetics as an alternative to other construction methods and as a means to solve construction problems. The manual addresses primarily geotechnical issues and is listed as a current publication on the Office of Bridge Technology, Geotechnical Engineering Publications website.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-HI-95-038

Publication Year: 1995

Document Links: PDF (file size: 47 mb)

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Updated: 02/20/2015

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