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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-10-0020
Project Name:   Design and Construction of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) Structures for Load-Bearing Applications: Part 1
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  April 5, 2010
End Date:  January 11, 2011
Contact Information
Last Name:  Adams
First Name:  Michael
Telephone:  202-493-3025
E-mail:  mike.adams@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Bridge and Foundation Engineering Team [HRDI-40]
Program:   Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment
Project detail
Project Description:   Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) can be used for abutments and/or the integrated bridge system; however, adequate design and construction guidance has not yet been established for closely spaced systems (reinforcement spacing less than or equal to 12 inches). This project will pull together 40 years of research and in-service structures to develop the guidelines that can beĀ used for deployment in the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative.
Goals:   The main objective of this research is to develop design and construction guidelines for the Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS).
Product Type:   Research report
Partners:   Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development; Role(s): Technical
Expected Benefits:   The expected benefit is an aid to transportation agencies in the design and construction of the Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS).
Deliverables: Name: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) Interim Implementation Guide
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: Design and construction guidance for Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS).
Publication URL(s):
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/infrastructure/structures/11026/index.cfm
FHWA Topics:   Roads and Bridges--Construction and Project Management
TRT Terms:   Transportation
Planning and Design
Construction and Maintenance
Testing
Materials
Infrastructure
Research
Soils
Bridges
FHWA Disciplines:   Design
Construction and Project Management
Geotechnical
Structures
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures
Construction
Design
Geotechnology
Hydraulics and Hydrology
Materials
Research
Transportation (General)

 

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