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A New Geosynthetics Resource: Geosynthetica Latin America
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A New Geosynthetics Resource: Geosynthetica Latin America

Geosynthetica’s publisher, Minerva, continues to expand its coverage of the international geosynthetics field. We are proud to announce the launch of Geosynthetica Latin America: www.geosynthetica.com.es. This new portal delivers Spanish-language articles for Mexico and South and Central America-based readers. The content includes original articles and translated material. Colombia-based eng... »

Coming Soon: Graphene-Enhanced Geotextiles
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Successful Field Trial for Graphene-Enhanced Geotextiles

The first field trial in Australia for conductive geotextiles enhanced with graphene have been a success, Imagine IM reports. The company, which built Australia’s first commercial scale graphene production plant this year, has worked with Australia’s largest geosynthetics manufacturer (Geofabrics Australasia) to create this new type of geotextile. The trial was conducted August 18 in Melbourne. Th... »

IGS Educate the Educators Brings Geosynthetics to Brazilian Universities
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IGS Educate the Educators Brings Geosynthetics to Brazilian Universities

By Bruno Pedroni – During the last days of July, when many in Brazil are typically on vacation, more than 50 people gathered for the IGS Educate the Educators geosynthetics program at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte (MG). The program, which was the first of its kind in the country, was held July 27 – 29. Educate the Educators is a program developed by the Internatio... »

CQA Week Geosynthetic Protection and Covering

Geosynthetic Protection and Covering Lecture at MoDNR

Mark Sieracke of Weaver Consultants Group will provide a special keynote lecture focused on Geosynthetic Protection and Covering on Thursday, September 8. The talk is part of CQA Week professional development events in Jefferson City, Missouri. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) is hosting this round of CQA Week engineering training 7 – 9 September 2016. The program is open to th... »

Polymer-Enhanced GCL for a Wet Process Ash Impoundment
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Polymer-Enhanced GCL for Wet Process Ash Impoundment

By GSE Environmental – An innovative geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) was used for the containment of wet process ash at a 3,520 MW facility in the Southeastern United States. The wet process ash project involved roughly 1,000,000 ft.2 of GSE Bentoliner CAR (Coal Ash Resistant) GCL. The facility owner wanted an impoundment design that would conform to any potential rulings from the US Environmental P... »

Hanes Geo Acquires Hill Country Site Supply
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Acquisitions: Hanes Geo Expands in Texas

Winston Salem, NC-based Hanes Geo Components is acquiring Hill Country Site Supply. The move was announced in an August 15 release. Hill has primarily focused its distribution of erosion and sediment control products in Texas. “Under the leadership of Clay Cashatt, Chris McCormick and Jennifer Ryan, Hill Country Site Supply has developed an outstanding reputation,” said John Dowdell, P... »

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