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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)

Showcase Description:

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.


Daniel Alzamora's Overview Examples (pdf)

WBCM GRS Design Presentation (pdf)

DelDOT and the GRS-IBS Experience, presentation by Scott Walls (pdf)

Construction of GRS-IBS, presentation by Mike Adams (pdf)

Event Photo Slide Show (pdf)