Publication Abstract




Proceedings of the International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation (41st Annual), 2016, New York, NY-Deep Foundations Track, (DFI)

Lateral pressure-relief by Geotextile Encased Columns (GEC) at piled bridge abutments: two case studies
Dimiter Alexiew, Lilma Schimmel, Sven Schröer

The Geotextile Encased Columns (GEC) deep foundation system for embankments on soft soils was introduced some 20 years ago and is now considered State-of-the-art worldwide. The GECs consist of compacted granular fill, similar to common gravel columns, wit


 article #2513; publication #1023 (AM-2016-DF)