Geotechnical Insight Bulletins

New Software helps solve Slide Repair Challenge
Vol. 112 | 11 April 2017

New Software helps solve Slide Repair Challenge

Intertek-PSI Engineers in Columbus, Ohio recently completed one of the more challenging and rewarding projects involving a county road that experienced ongoing slide problems for many years. Engineers were brought in to explore the subsurface conditions of Ashland County Road 1027 and to provide an More…

Large soil fills can often become a controlling geotechnical design factor
Vol. 109 | 08 February 2017

Large soil fills can often become a controlling geotechnical design factor

In a world of big box structures, strip malls and value engineering it may be interesting to know that when more than 8 feet of soil fill is placed on a typical single-story strip mall project, the load applied by the fill often becomes the controlling geotechnical design factor. More…

New materials and pavement rehabilitation techniques improve long-term performance of asphalt pavements
Vol. 106 | 19 December 2016

New materials and pavement rehabilitation techniques improve long-term performance of asphalt pavements

Recently, increased traffic levels, heavier trucks and higher tire pressures have aggravated the severity of the loading conditions upon the highway system resulting in rutting, raveling, fatigue cracking and reflective cracking. Using enhanced asphalt binder and pavement rehabilitation techniques have played an important role in More…