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Bartell - Compaction Training Videos

Bartell Global is a premium manufacturer of Construction and Surface Preparation Equipment. They have been manufacturing ‘Contractor Proven Equipment” since 1946. To help you stay informed and current on various types of equipment they have provided some Product Features / Benefits videos to aid in training during the current pandemic.

Compaction Training Videos – Mini Series

Kryton Online Course

Integral Hardening Admixture for Wear Resistant Concrete
Our AIA approved presentation will describe our concrete hardening solution with four learning objectives. Wear resistance is required to provide abrasion and erosion protection in order to prolong the service life of concrete.An integral hardening admixture is critical for a functional, superior and long-lasting structure. This educational unit examines exactly how concrete hardening technologies work, differing features and benefits, so the best abrasion and erosion resistant methods can be specified for each project. A fully interactive and eye-opening session.

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Pecora Online Courses

Explore all of our different topic offerings:

  • Pecora Product Overview
  • Traffic Coating Systems
  • Security Grade Sealants
  • Air & Water Vapor Barriers
  • Structural Glazing
  • Modern Architectural Sealant Primer
  • Fluid Applied STPU Membranes
  • Low Free Fluid Content, Non Leaching Architectural Silicone’s
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Product Application / Training Videos

W. R. MEADOWS, INC. is pleased to offer product application and training videos. To check out our growing library of training videos and slide shows click here. The videos are also available on YouTubeCatergories include:

  • Concrete Curing & Sealing
  • Thermal & Moisture Protection
  • Concrete Repair Mortars


Tensar Online Education

With Tensar Professional Education, you have 24/7 access to courses led by geosynthetic experts. You’ll be able to learn when it’s convenient for your schedule, while also earning PDH credits. The best part – every course is free of charge.

Tensar TriAx Geogrid Basics

This course provides an introduction to geogrids that are used for soil stabilization applications, including their performance mechanisms and the benefits they provide for construction
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Subgrade Stabilization Basics

This course presents the fundamental concepts of Subgrade Stabilization using geogrids and other geosynthetics. Guidance for design and a discussion of performance and specification criteria are also presented
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Pavement Optimization Basics

This course provides a brief introduction to the concepts of Pavement Optimization using Tensar TriAx Geogrid. We review fundamentals of AASHTO flexible pavement design, show how geogrid can be properly integrated into the design, and discuss best practices for ensuring reliability in pavement performance.
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Intro to Accelerated Pavement Testing

This course discusses Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT) and its use to quantify the performance of geogrids used for mechanical stabilization in flexible pavement design.
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ASCE Infrastructure Report Card

One out of every five miles of highway pavement is reported to be in poor condition, and our roads have a significant and increasing backlog of rehabilitation needs.
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Performance Validation and Specification Strategies

When writing civil engineering specifications, the primary objective for the engineer of record should be to ensure that the completed project performs in accordance with asphalt road construction specifications.
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Geogrid in M-E Pavement Design

The design approach utilized with Mechanistic-Empirical (M-E) design is a significant change from many previous design methods.
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History of Pavement Design

This course provides a historical overview of the development of pavement design and construction, from ancient times through present day practice.
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Introduction to Geosynthetics

This webinar will cover each of the major categories of geosynthetic materials, discussing their functions and their applications in civil and geotechnical projects. Topics to be covered include: Geotextiles, Geogrids, Geomembranes, Geocells and Geocomposites. For each material, we will review the characteristics that contribute to its engineering functions, and then provide a basic review of how it is used. This session will not include detailed information on design methodologies – it is intended as an introduction for those who may be new to geosynthetics, or a review for those who may not deal with these materials on a regular basis. Future sessions will include more rigorous information on specific applications. This course may serve as one half (1/2) Professional Development Hour.
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MSE Wall Design with TensarSoil Software

This video webinar provides an overview of using the TensarSoil Software to design MSE retaining walls.

Topics Include:
Efficiently design MSE retaining walls
Apply various live and dead load surcharges to the design analysis
Complare mulitple geogrid layouts for project cost efficiency
Design with NCMA and AASHTO LRFD methods
Generate alternative wall designs for several wall facings
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Understanding Pavement Failures and How to Fix Them

All pavements eventually wear out but it’s only considered a failure when that happens before they reach their design life. Many causes of pavement failure can be controlled. Having a better understanding of these causes and how to circumvent them can help us improve road performance and reduce life cycle costs. This course may serve as one half (1/2) Professional Development Hour.
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How to Assess Poor Soil Conditions & Develop Effective Stabilization Solutions

In this session, we will review options for addressing unsuitable soils during construction. We’ll start with a discussion of methods for assessing the condition of the subgrade, which is essential to evaluating potential solutions. Then we’ll move on to methods for stabilizing soft soils, including both conventional and innovative approaches. This webinar should prove beneficial for anyone involved in site development and earthwork who needs to make decisions about how to deal with weak and saturated soils which are unsuitable for construction.
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TriAx Geogrid Installation Best Practices

In this session, we discuss the proper installation of TriAx Geogrid. We begin the session with the basics, offer guidance on best practices to make installation go smoothly and conclude with a look at some extreme conditions and how to install TriAx when nothing else can do the job nearly as well, or maybe at all.
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Tensar's Walls & Slopes Solutions: Temporary Walls & Pressure Relief Walls

In this session, we’ll discuss two special applications for Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls: temporary walls and pressure relief walls. Temporary walls can be used for a variety of purposes related to construction sequencing and expediency, including temporary access ramps, bridge abutments, and support of earthwork. Pressure relief walls can offer significant savings on structures which have large areas below grade, by providing a more efficient means of containing the earth pressure on the structure than conventional methods, permitting more efficient construction. We’ll discuss the design theory and practical aspects of both applications, and provide project examples.
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Improved Pavement Performance over Trench Cuts and Other Spot Repairs Using Geogrid

Pavements, especially on county and municipal roads, rarely complete their life cycle without multiple repairs from numerous trenches and other underground work. It is difficult to restore the structural capacity of the pavement and the integrity of the surface in these localized repairs, resulting in distress and failure under the continuing traffic loading. In this webinar, we will discuss the use of Tensar TriAx Geogrid to improve areas of localized repair, including trench cuts, localized base failure, and lane widenings or extensions. Topics covered will include evaluating distress, trenching through existing pavements which include geogrid, determining the required thickness of repaired sections, and recommended details for repaired areas to improve the structural capacity and reduce failures.
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Geosynthetic Solutions for Coastal Engineering Applications

This webinar will discusses natural forces affecting our nation’s shorelines such as storms, coastal processes and sea level rise.
We will then focus on why our attempts to tame our shorelines have often had unexpected or unintended results, and have even at times done more harm than good.
We’ll discuss and compare counter-measure solutions including conventional structures, various hard armor systems and geosynthetic solutions and compare their advantages and disadvantages to help you determine which of these may be right for your project.
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Designing & Constructing Working Surfaces & Heavy Haul Roads in the Petrochemical Industry

This webinar discusses how Tensar TriAx Geogrid and FilterGrid can be used to create and/or improve petrochem and oil & gas sites. We’ll explore how TriAx works to stabilize sites with poor subgrades trafficked by heavily loaded trucks and construction equipment; and, how FilterGrid creates strong construction platforms over wet, silty subgrades, often with CBRs below 0.5. We will also share recent examples from projects that benefited greatly from Tensar’s technology, although some details will be omitted due to existing NDAs. The discussion will be led by Tensar’s Scott Phillips, P.E., who has many years of design experience in the petrochem and oil & gas industries.
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Extending Pavement Life Using Asphalt Interlayers

In this webinar, we will discuss the use of geosynthetic interlayers to extend the life of asphalt pavements. Topics to be covered include:
The different types of interlayers, and the advantages and disadvantages of each
The mechanisms by which interlayers extend pavement life
Selection of the correct interlayer type based on pavement distress, pavement section, traffic loading, and other factors
Designing with interlayers to improve resistance to asphalt fatigue
Installation guidance
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Using Geogrids, Geotextiles, and Natural Materials for Separation

In this video, we will review the options available to the designer for maintaining the integrity of granular fill layers which are placed over fine-grained soils to provide a stable surface. Multiple design approaches are available for addressing this common challenge, using both natural materials and geosynthetics such as geogrids and geotextiles. The following topics will be included:
Applicability of different approaches
Advantages and disadvantages of each approach
Cost/benefit analysis
Common misconceptions on this subject, and how they can lead to inefficient designs or even failures
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Mechanical Stabilization for Improved Trackbed Performance

In this video, we will provide an introduction to the use of geogrid for the mechanical stabilization of ballast and sub ballast in rail track structures. The discussion will include:
Benefits of mechanical stabilization of track structures and operations
How geogrid works to stabilize granular materials
Introduction to the applicable design methodology and AREMA guidelines for geogrid use
Project examples
Practical design and construction considerations.
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