Free Webinar: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge Systems

Sept. 12, 2015

Geosynthetic reinforced soil-integrated bridge systems (GRS-IBS) abutments are a key part of the Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative to reduce bridge construction time and cost. These shallow foundations (constructed of gravel, closely spaced layers of geotextile or geogrid, and masonry facing) allow you to build faster for less money, are environmentally friendly since they don’t require a deep foundation, AND provide a smoother roadway transition from the approach fill to the bridge. Are you in the know about GRS-IBS systems and what they can do for your bridges and banks? You should be.

Join Kevin Earley and Scott Vollmer for a FREE webinar exploring geosynthetic reinforced soil-integrated bridge systems (GRS-IBS), including: design concepts, construction process, performance assessments, advantages, example applications, and field-tested implementation recommendations.

This webinar will be available live on Tuessday, Oct. 6th11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT / 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT, and available on-demand after the live event. Register for the event by clicking the button below.

In this webinar, we’ll start with an overview of GRS-IBS technology, its development, components, current applications, and advantages for your projects. Earley and Vollmer will then review GRS-IBS design key factors and considerations, and walk you step-by-step through the GRS-IBS design, construction, and implementation process and best practices. We’ll also take a look at GRS-IBS performance, and discuss what you need to look for to ensure your bridge will withstand traffic and time. Earley and Vollmer will then take us on the road (virtually) to tour several real-world case studies, their results, and the lessons learned to apply to your projects. Finally, we’ll round out the presentation with a look at what’s to come in geosynthetic reinforced soil-integrated bridge systems (GRS-IBS).

Learning Objectives
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the components, applications, and advantages of GRS-IBS abutments.
  • Learn how to design and construct GRS-IBS abutments, and the best practices.
  • Learn about the development of GRS-IBS technologies and where we are today.
  • Understand the step-by-step design and construction of GRS-IBS abutments through real-world case studies.

Belgard Commercial is part of the Oldcastle Architectural Group, the largest concrete products manufacturer in North America. With over 180 locations and a company culture characterized by a commitment to customer satisfaction, Oldcastle adheres to a level of service and consistency that no other supplier can match. Our combination of local market presence and national capabilities allows us to meet and exceed the demanding needs of an ever-changing industry.

For more information visit

Kevin Earley,
Director of Hardscapes Solutions
& Scott Vollmer,
Commercial Segmental Retaining Wall Market Manager
Sponsored by: Belgard Hardscapes

Date: Tuesday, October 6th @ 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT, 1-1.5hr*
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU (AIA Approved CEU Credit)

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