ASCE Seattle Section Sustainability Committee and Geo-Institute Joint Meeting
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
This presentation will present examples of sustainable geotechnical engineering applied in heavy civil highway and transit projects. The examples will include application of geosynthetics, lightweight fill, ground improvement, vegetation, re-use of existing foundations, and re-usable temporary soil nails that were employed to create sustainable, constructible, and cost-effective engineering solutions. The necessity of taking a Systems Approach to develop sustainable solutions will be discussed. A systems approach includes thinking not just from the perspective of a particular expertise, e.g., geotechnical engineering, but considering the bigger picture of the overall project: civil, structural, hydraulics engineering; traffic impacts; constructability and construction methods; and post-construction operations and maintenance.
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