EDC GRS-IBS Allegany County Showcase
Thank you to all who attended the Allegany County Potomac Hollow Road GRS-IBS Showcase and made it a successful event!
When: July 17, 2014
Where: 19120 S. Eutaw Street, Barton, MD 21521 (The Barton Fire Department Bingo Hall)
Agenda: Event Agenda (pdf)
Come learn about Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) Integrated Bridge System (IBS) technology at an upcoming Federal Highway Administration Every Day Counts (EDC) showcase.
GRS-IBS technology uses alternating layers of compacted granular fill material and fabric sheets of geotextile reinforcement to provide support for the bridge. Some advantages to using GRS-IBS include: reduced construction time and cost, easy construction and maintenance with common equipment and materials, and a flexible design that is easily modified in the field if needed.
The event will include presentations related to the GRS-IBS technology and project implementation including a field trip to a GRS-IBS bridge site in Allegany County. The event including the field trip will be held rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. Attendees should bring their own safety shoes, hardhat, and safety vest. No open toed shoes or sandals.
To keep this a free to attend event the Barton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will provide a pay as you go lunch and have graciously asked for a $10 per person fee to cover the cost of the working lunch. The menu includes:
- Baked Chicken Breast, with homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, greenbeans, coleslaw, a dessert and refreshments.
- Please be sure to bring your $10 cash with you to the event.
This event is eligible for professional development hours, a certificate of attendance will be presented to you at the end of the event.
Event Photo Slide Show (pdf)