Category: Monthly Webinar SHRP2 Solutions – R02 Geotechnical Tools for Accelerated Bridge Construction Projects

February 27, 2014 1:00 pm

by Vernon Schaefer Ph.D, P.E., Professor, Iowa State University; Silas Nichols P.E., Principal Bridge Engineer, Federal Highway Administration.

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The second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) is an FHWA administered program, authorized by Congress in 2005, to identify “products” or “solutions” that have a lasting effect on our nation’s highways. This webinar offers states and local agencies information on the recently completed R02 project, GeoTechTools, and how this product can assist those who are working on ABC-related projects. This web-based tool ( is a Technology Catalog with detailed information on 46 geo-construction and ground modification techniques, and a Technology Selection System to aid in identifying potential solutions based on user-defined project conditions. GeoTechTools is a comprehensive design aid for anyone involved in the design and construction of earth retention and structural foundations, transportation earthwork, general ground improvement, or pavements. This webinar described the GeoTechTools and provide a brief tour of the web-based system.