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Geosynthetic Design and Specification Review and Update

Started: June, 2011 Ended: December, 2012 Project ID #4W3615 Status: Completed


The main objective of this project is to update Alaska’s geosynthetic design guidelines and construction specifications to provide for the most economical geosynthetic selection while minimizing conflicts and promoting competition.


Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) routinely uses geosynthetics for soil stabilization, soil reinforcement, separation, mechanically stabilized earthen structures, embankments, drainage, erosion control, pavement, and silt fences. The department’s specifications and design practices have not been updated for approximately six years and, therefore, do not account for new technologies, design practices or geosynthetics.


Sponsors & Partners

  • Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) Sponsor

Part of: Infrastructure Maintenance and Materials

Project Tagged In: geosynthetics, Specifications

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