Putting polystyrene to work: more commonly called geofoam, polystyrene blocks used as lightweight fill have many advantages

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Abstract

Polystyrene, or geofoam, is increasingly being used in the USA as lightweight fill. When replacing soil in soft ground applications it offers improved stability, reduced settlement, and faster construction. Applications in the USA have included highway, railroad, bridge, airport runway and building construction projects. Standards and properties of geofoam are described. The use of geofoam for road embankment construction is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalCivil engineering ASCE
Volume68
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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