Containment Geosynthetics

Reflections on the IGS Technical Committee Workshops in Munich
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Reflections on the IGS Technical Committee Workshops in Munich

Dr. George Koerner, Director of the Geosynthetic Institute, published a very nice report from the International Geosynthetics Society’s IGS Technical Committee Workshops. The gathering, which included workshops organized by the IGS Technical Committees on Soil Reinforcement (TC-R) and the IGS Technical Committee on Barriers (TC-B) was held in June. We reprint here by permission George Koerner’s re... »

11ICG Extends Pre-Registration Rate to July 30
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11ICG Extends Pre-Registration Rate to July 30

The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) will be held 16 – 21 September 2018 at the COEX in Seoul, Korea. The program will feature 1,000 geotechnical engineering experts from more than 100 countries. Conference theme: “Geosynthetics: Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development.” Of note, the organizing committee has extended the pre-registration rate through July 30. Readers... »

NAUE Geosynthetics - Landfill Expansion
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Landfill Expansion and Mondernization in Shenzhen

Shenzhen is one of China’s many cities on a fast modernization track. Not unexpectedly, the city’s rapid industrial and residential growth has created numerous environmental quality challenges. The Hong Hua Ling Landfill is a unique piece of Shenzhen’s development, for the landfill exemplifies not only the challenges of the city’s past waste practices but how its future is being protected. H... »

Slideshow of Whales - Geomembranes

A Primer for Preventing HDPE Geomembrane Whales

By Ian D. Peggs, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng  – There continue to be failures of HDPE geomembrane lining systems in waste water treatment plant (WWTP) lagoons and farm manure ponds. These geomembrane whales, which are bubbles that develop under the geomembrane, are generally caused by leakage through the liner, the inability to remove leakage, the generation of methane, and the subsequent inability to vent... »

In Memoriam: Tony Ung
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In Memoriam: Tony Ung

As June opened, we learned that field veteran Tony Ung had passed away in mid-May. Ung had made a strong mark in geosynthetics installation quality across nearly 25 years. For the past two years, he had served as a supervisor with ESI (Environmental Specialties International, Inc.). The company shared a post about Tony Ung on its website. as well as a link to a GoFundMe page in support his family.... »

Safe Petrochemical Storage with Geosynthetic Secondary Containment - Concrete Canvas
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Safe Petrochemical Storage with Geosynthetic Secondary Containment

In September 2016, a CC HydroTM (CCH) Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Barrier (GCCB) was used to provide secondary containment to a 5000m2 berm face at a petrochemical storage facility in Wales. SemLogistics’ Milford Haven site is one of the largest petroleum products storage facilities in the United Kingdom. It accounts for nearly 25% of the country’s independent multiproduct storage. Located... »

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