WEBINAR: Understanding the Role of MARV in Geosynthetic Specifications

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The International Geosynthetics Society North American Chapter (IGS North America) will host a webinar on December 19: Understanding the Role of Minimum Average Roll Values (MARV) in Geosynthetic Specifications. Beth Wilbanks (TenCate Geosynthetics) will lead the 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST session. REGISTER ONLINE Download the webinar flyer (PDF) Cost IGS North America Members: FREE Non-members: USD $20 M... »

IECA 2018 Program Highlights and Opening Keynote

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The International Erosion Control Association 2018 Conference and Exhibition (IECA 2018) is fully ready for attendees to reserve accommodation and register for the conference. The program has been published with an advanced online version that enables users to click through for detailed session and presenter information. IECA 2018 will take place 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California. Vi... »

Maximizing Electrical Leak Location Effectiveness with Covered Geomembranes

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By Abigail Gilson-Beck and Julio Ferreira – Designers of geomembrane-lined containment facilities commonly assume two to five leaks per hectare, with each leak of the size or diameter of a few millimeters. A leak is any damage that fully penetrates a geomembrane panel or seam (e.g. hole, perforation, tear, crack or puncture). Typical leaks caused by equipment placing cover material can be orders o... »

Kerry Rowe to Deliver Croce Lecture in Rome

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Renowned geotechnical engineering professor Kerry Rowe (Queen’s University, Canada) has been selected to deliver the prestigious Croce Lecture at the Italian Geotechnical Society (Associazione Geotecnica Italiana – AGI) annual conference. The society, which include the Italian Chapter of the IGS, will hold its event 13 December 2017 in Rome. Prof. Rowe has announced his lecture topic: “Envir... »

A Sustainable Success Award for Machina-TST’s Geosynthetics Business

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On 17 November 2017, in the Small Hall of the Palace of the Republic in Minsk, Belarus, the national Entrepreneur of the Year awards ceremony took place. Among the many businesses honored was rapidly growing geosynthetics manufacturer Machina-TST. The company, which is based in Mogilev, was one of six companies with more than 300 employees recognized for sustainability—which in this context was to... »

Diverting Surface Water from Contaminated Spoils at a Former Mine

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In June 2017, Concrete Canvas® Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (CC GCCM) was used to line a series of drainage channels at a remediated mining site in Wicklow, Ireland. The channels were engineered to divert surface water around the former contaminated spoils zones. The site had an extraordinarily long history of mining, with copper mining activities having been reported as far back as 172... »

GRI-GM19b Brings a Long-Needed Specification Update to Fruition

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In October 2017, the Geosynthetic Research Institute (GRI), which is part of the Folsom, Pennsylvania-based Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) published the GRI-GM19b specification: “Seam Strength and Related Properties of Thermally Bonded Reinforced Polyolefin Geomembranes/Barriers.” The finalization of GM19’s substantial update was a significant achievement for GSI’s member companies and the overall i... »

Maccaferri Enhances Corrosion Resistance in Double-Twist Geotechnical Steel

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Maccaferri is one of the world’s biggest geosynthetics companies. It also has a strong international reputation for its wire mesh products, such as gabions and geohazards mitigation materials (e.g.., rockfall netting). With the introduction of the new GalMac® coating for the company’s double-twist wire mesh products, a wide variety of geotechnical designs are getting a substantial boost in corrosi... »

CLI Earns International Achievement Award

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Colorado Lining International, Inc. has been honored with a 2017 International Achievement Award (IAA). The winning project (“Tucson Water Clearwell Rehabilitation and Replacement”) was recognized for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications. The Clearwell Reservoir is Tucson Water’s largest reservoir in its delivery system. Two 30-million gallon cells serve the site. The first of the t... »

ACIGS Seminar Series to Focus on Drainage Geocomposite Systems

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The International Geosynthetics Society Australasian Chapter (ACIGS) will host a multi-city seminar series on drainage geocomposite systems. The seminar will be held in Melbourne on November 27, Sydney on November 28, and Brisbane on November 29. In announcing the series, ACIGS writes: In response to the increasing use of drainage geocomposites systems as a drainage solution and the increasingly c... »

Erosion Control Technology Council Marks 25 Years

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In a November 15 release, the Erosion Control Technology Council has marked its 25 years of industry collaboration towards better erosion and sediment control practices. “Through leadership, standardization and educational efforts,” the organization writes, “the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) has had a positive influence on the industry since being established by a small group of people... »

WEBINAR: Asperity Height or Asperity Concentration for Geomembranes?

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For its next technical webinar presentation, Solmax is asking a unique and important question for geomembranes:  Does asperity height or asperity concentration matter more for increasing interface shear resistance along a geomembrane surface? Register online for this free, November 28 (1:00 pm EST) technical webinar. Space is limited! ASPERITY HEIGHT VS ASPERITY CONCENTRATION The objective of text... »

GSE Environmental Awarded High Temperature Geomembrane Patent

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Four years ago, GSE Environmental formally announced the development of polyethylene geomembranes for use in applications with prolonged exposure to temperatures above 60°C (140°F). Now, the company has been awarded US Patent No. 9,518,176 B2 for its High Temperature Geomembrane Liners and Master Batch Compositions. The newest addition to the series, GSE High Temperature Liner, is engineered to wi... »

Geomembranes, Covers, and Containment Systems Webinar – Nov 16

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AGRU America continues its series of geosynthetic engineering webinars on November 16 at 12:00 EST. This new geomembranes and geosynthetic cover and containment systems webinar will address a range of topics.  Engineer Nick Rauh will lead the session and foster discussion on multiple geosynthetic solutions and the various factors that influence performance and improve project economics and efficie... »

Cirtex Sponsoring an NZ Diploma in Engineering Scholarship

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In a blog post and in a supporting video, New Zealand-based Cirtex Industries Ltd announced its sponsorship of a scholarship for one recipient to earn an NZ Diploma in Engineering (Civil). The program, TK1019, is delivered by the New Zealand Institute of Highway Technology and accredited by the country’s Institute of Professional Engineers (IPENZ). Applicants must express their interest in conside... »

JOB OPPORTUNITY: TenCate Geosynthetics Seeks Engineering Business Manager

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TenCate Geosynthetics, one of the world’s largest geosynthetics manufacturer and engineering service providers, seeks to add an engineering business manager in the United States. For more information or to submit a letter and application, contact Brett Odgers: b.odgers@tencate.com TENCATE ENGINEERING BUSINESS MANAGER DETAILS The Engineering Business Manager is responsible for marketing TenCate Geo... »

Translated: General Recommendations for Geomembranes in Barrier Systems

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The International Geosynthetics Society’s French Chapter (CFG – Le Comité Français des Géosynthétiques) has published an English-language version of its key document Fascicle 10, “General recommendations for the use of geomembranes in barrier systems.”  The resource, which is free for downloading on the IGS French Chatper’s website, pertains to design, construction, and site inspection. The ... »

Roadway Slope Erosion Control in the Port d’Envalira Mountain Pass

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The problem of slope superficial instability at the Port d’Envalira mountain pass in Andorra has been solved with a geomat erosion control solution. Maccaferri’s MacMat® product provided the environment to enhance the growth of vegetation through the mat. After a year in the field, the slope has successfully revegetated. By Maccaferri – Port of Envalira is a mountain pass and the highest paved roa... »

Graphene-Enhanced Geotextiles Coming to US with Haydale Agreement

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Australia-based Imagine Intelligent Materials has quickly scaled up production of its innovative imgne® X3 coating. The product has enabled the manufacture of the world’s first graphene-enhanced geotextiles, which are currently being manufactured by Geofabrics Australasia. Now, an agreement between Imagine IM and Haydale Technologies Inc. will bring this manufacturing potential to North America. H... »

Success of Geosynthetics 2017 Sets the Stage for 2018 Edition in Chile

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Geosynthetics 2017, the First International Conference on Technology and Application of Geosynthetics, took place in Santiago, Chile 18 – 20 October 2017. The event met all of its inaugural expectations, enjoyed strong industry support, and featured a wide-range of topics and international representation in the short courses and technical programs. Roughly 50 papers (English and Spanish language) ... »

Геотекстиль играет своими мускулами

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Геотекстиль разрабатывался и применялся в гражданских инженерных проектах с начала 1950-х годов. Геотекстиль имеет функции защиты и смягчения удара, фильтрации и дренажа, а также разделяет различные земляные слои. Некоторые геосинтетические проекты и вовсе не имеют геотекстильных компонентов. Геосинтетика применяется так часто, что уже стала товаром широкого потребления. Не смотря на это, научно-м... »

GeoPASS II Delivered a High-Level, Diverse Technical Seminar

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On the heels of ASCE’s GeoCarolinas conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, locally headquartered HUESKER delivered a high-level technical seminar and networking event. The gathering GeoPASS II, followed the previous year’s format: a strong list of invited speakers for a day-long seminar, a diverse range of topics, a limited attendee list representing various perspectives and specialties in the f... »

Better Bearing Capacity for Container Yard on Geocells

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Constructing on weak subgrade is always a challenge, but geosynthetics provide high-quality, efficient, and economical solutions. An exemplary case can be found in the busy city of Kolkata, India, where a logistics company needed to improve a weak subgrade at the site of a new container yard. Geocells provided the answer. ALLCARGO LOGISTICS Ltd.’s container yard was to be located at Kidderpore Doc... »

GIGSA Bursary Applications Due November 1

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The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA)—a chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society—has a strong history of supporting educational endeavors. The chapter’s support comes in the way of technical lectures, publications, event participation, and a regular GIGSA Bursary. The next deadline for applications for the GIGSA Bursary is 1 November 2017. Geosynthetica encourages its ... »

M&T Expo 2018 to Host 2nd Geosynthetics Pavilion

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Geosynthetica Brasil will host its second Geosynthetics Pavilion at a major conference and exhibition. This time, the venue will be M&T Expo 2018 – International Trade Fair for Construction and Mining Equipment. Interested companies are invited to be part of the publication’s innovative space. Geosynthetica welcomes your personnel, products, technical innovations, and everything else tha... »