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Drainage and Venting of Geosynthetic Containment Systems
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Drainage and Venting of Geosynthetic Containment Systems

By Andrew Plowman – The quality of geosynthetic lining systems continues to increase. Manufacturers enhance and extend geomembrane and GCL performance while installers and CQA professionals elevate on site best practices. Drainage and venting materials, though, must not be overlooked in the success of these installations. Drainage materials are vital to the integrity of many lining systems, includ... »

ITA Elects Brazil’s Tarcisio Celestino as New President
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ITA Elects Brazil’s Celestino as New President

During the World Tunnel Congress in San Franciso, Brazil’s Tarcisio Barreto Celestino was elected President of the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA). Celestino, an engineer, is currently the President of the Brazilian Committee on Tunnels, part of ABMS (Brazilian Association of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering). ITA represents and connects 73 countries and ... »

CQA Pyramid of Success - Geosynthetics Installations
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The Geosynthetics CQA Pyramid of Success

In his latest Uncontained posting, geosynthetics CQA expert Glen Toepfer writes on the ways in which project partners work together. He writes about achievement in the field as a project and CQA pyramid, with layers of support and involvement bringing projects to their highest point of success. He writes: When you stop and think about the advancements in the waste containment/geosynthetics industr... »

2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit
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India Ministry Leaders Join Geosynthetics Summit

The 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit will be held 19 – 20 May 2016 in New Delhi, India. The key speakers for the event, just announced,  include India ministry leaders in transportation and textiles. Also, the top speakers list includes educators and companies that are influencing the adoption of geosynthetic technologies in India. A strong focus is being placed on infrastructure, with particular h... »

Daniele Cazzuffi, LMNS Lecture, International Geosynthetics Society
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Daniele Cazzuffi to Deliver Inaugural LMNS Lecture

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has created a new lecture series. The LMNS Lecture honors four of the organizers of the 1st International Conference on Geosynthetics (1 ICG): E. Leflaive (Chairman, France), A. McGown (United Kingdom), J. Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands) and M. Sotton (France). Daniele Cazzuffi has been invited to deliver the inaugural LMNS Lecture at EuroGeo 6 in Istanbul (... »

In Memoriam: Rafael Rocha
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In Memoriam: Rafael Rocha

The geosynthetics field has lost one of its champions in the Americas. On April 8, consulting engineer and educator Rafael Rocha passed away. Rocha was a constant fixture at geosynthetics events in North America and an avid supporter of technology transfer and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). For more than 20 years, he worked hard to improve the availability of training seminars thro... »

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