This 3-day course, provides training on the appropriate, cost-effective utilization of geosynthetics in transportation applications. The course examines the use of geotextiles, geogrids, pavement edge drains, drainage composites, erosion control materials, sediment control materials, and geomembranes. In addition, instructors also cover applications of filtration, drainage, temporary and permanent erosion control, sediment control, roadway separation, roadway reinforcement, roadway subgrade improvement, pavement overlays, embankments over soft foundations, mechanically stabilized earth walls, mechanically stabilized earth slopes, geomembrane containment ponds, and geomembrane pavement encapsulation.
Federal, State and local transportation personnel (bridge, hydraulic, pavement, geotechnical, construction, and maintenance engineers, and construction inspectors and technicians) involved with design and/or construction of transportation facilities that include earthwork. In addition, public agency and private sector construction engineers and project inspectors responsible for installation, construction monitoring and inspection of geosynthetics installations can attend either course. There are no prerequisites, although prior attendance in FHWA-NHI-132012 Soils and Foundations Workshop is recommended.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.