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ITA Geosynthetics Group celebrates 30th Anniversary
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ITA Geosynthetics Group Celebrates 30th Anniversary

By Bruno Pedroni – The Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) is one of the most prestigious engineering institute’s in Brazil. The Institute’s geosynthetics group (GGGAITA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It marked the occasion during the 9th ITA geosynthetics group meeting with special sessions on September 16. The gathering was hosted by ITA’s Faculty of Civil Engineering in Sã... »

VIDEO: Performance of Geogrids in Track Ballast Applications
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VIDEO: Performance of Geogrids in Track Ballast Applications

Tensar’s “Keeping You in the Know” video series is a Q&A influenced campaign. Here in its third video, Stabilisation Systems expert Mike Horton (Tensar International Limited) tackles the question: “What evidence is there that TX190L outperforms biaxial geogrids in track ballast?” “Tensar’s geogrids have been used to stabilize rail ballast and sub-balla... »

COBRAMSEG 2016 Will Draw Geotechs to Belo Horizonte in October
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COBRAMSEG 2016 Will Draw Geotechs to Belo Horizonte in October

COBRAMSEG 2016 and the 7th Brazilian Symposium on Rock Mechanics (SBMR) will be be held in Belo Horizonte 19 – 22 October 2016. This is the most important event in the Brazilian geotechnical community. The gathering provides a unique opportunity to present and discuss new advances and challenges imposed increasingly on the practice of geotechnics. This includes substantial interaction between geos... »

Geosynthetics for Waste Ash Landfill Closure - Agru
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Geosynthetics for Waste Ash Landfill Closure – Two Projects

For a landfill closure project in Massachusetts, Covanta Energy put an end to constant slope repair with a stable, cost-effective, geosynthetic closure technology. By Agru America and Watershed Geo – With more than 60 acres of closed landfill space to manage, Steve Melloni, Covanta Energy’s Regional Landfill Manager, has a lot on his plate. Most of his closed waste-to-energy ash landfills are trad... »

Reinforced Seawall Construction under 3m Tide
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Reinforced Seawall Construction under 3m Tide

By Terre Armée –Situated on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in eastern Canada, where the Gulf of St Lawrence opens onto the Atlantic Ocean, the town of Port-Cartier launched a waterfront improvement program to attract shoreline residents and visitors. The seawall construction project was to replace a former timber structure with a Reinforced Earth® system. The site’s daily tidal fluctu... »

Geotextile Tubes for Breakwaters and Beach Restoration in Mexico
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Geotextile Tubes for Breakwaters and Beach Restoration in Mexico

By Angel Diaz and Chris Timpson – Geotextile tubes help to prevent storm damage and protect the environment through the building of custom marine structures. The installation of geotextile containers can be temporary or permanent, and in most cases the structures are invisible to the coastal environment. The technology involves the fabrication of a large containers made of a specially engineered t... »

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