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Publication Number:  N/A    Date:  October 2011
Publication Date: October 2011


Distribution Of The FHWA GRS-IBS Construction Video

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Subject: ACTION: Distribution of the FHWA GRS-IBS Construction Video Date: Oct 17 2011

Michael F. Trentacoste
Associate Administrator for Research, Development, and Technology

Amy Lucero
Director of Technical Services

Reply to
Attn. of: HRDI-40


Associate Administrator for Infrastructure
Associate Administrator for Federal Lands Highway
Directors of Field Services
Federal Lands Highway Division Engineers
Division Administrators


The Federal Highway Administration (FHW A) would like to announce the availability of the Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) Construction DVD that supports the FHWA's Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative on this technology. The GRS-IBS construction video can be viewed from the EDC website at:


This construction video also can be viewed on the FHWA's YouTube channel at:


The construction video follows the guidance outlined in the GRS-IBS Implementation Guide, FHWA-HRT-11-026, dated January 2011, which is available at the following website:


The video outlines the state-of-the-art and recommended practice for constructing the GRS-IBS. Included in the video are interviews with with county engineers/owners and construction supervisors to support their use of the technology.

Please inform your appropriate State DOT representative, Local Technical Assistance Program centers or any other interested partners on the availability of this video.

Should you have any questions on the GRS-IBS construction video, please contact Mr. Michael Adams, Geotechnical Researcher, at Mike.adams@dot.gov or at 202-493-3025, or Mr. Daniel Alzamora, Implementation Team Leader, at Daniel.atzamora@dot.gov or at 720-963-3214.


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