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Geotechnical Engineering



About Ground Improvement

This technical area provides method and procedural guidance concerning the selection, design, performance, specification, installation, quality assurance/quality control, construction monitoring, and construction inspection associated with ground improvement techniques for transportation applications. Covered topics on ground improvement techniques include: grouting, vertical drains, stone columns, lightweight fills, vibro compaction, dynamic compaction, deep soil mixing, column supported embankments, soil nailing, MSE walls, and reinforced soil slopes.

Updated: 02/20/2015

United States Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration