Erosion Control

Geosynthetics Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones
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Geosynthetics Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones

Smartphones are ubiquitous, as we all know; but they are also indispensible for information-intensive fields like civil and geotechnical engineering. A massive amount of communication takes place between sharing quotes and construction documents, verifying available personnel, expediting deliveries, etc. Still, we don’t find too many geosynthetics apps yet designed specifically for mobile devices.... »

IECA Issues 2018 Call for Abstracts
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IECA Issues 2018 Call for Abstracts

The International Erosion Control Association Region One has issued the IECA 2018 Call for Abstracts for its annual conference and exhibition (Environmental Connection). The most recent edition was held February 2017 in Atlanta. IECA 2018 will be held 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California. Abstracts are due May 31. 2018 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS The 2018 Call includes a number of suggested topi... »

GeosPeru 2017

Geosynthetica at GeosPeru 2017

Geosynthetica will be at GeosPeru 2017 in Lima, Peru, March 29 – 31. If you or your colleagues will be part of the event at the Hotel Los Delfines, let us know. Our Spanish-language editor Natalia Rodado (Geosynthetica.com.es) and our international sales executive Andre Lacerda will be there. Geosperu 2017 is hosted by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Peruvian Chapter. The event analy... »

High-Strength Geotextiles in Infrastructure
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Why Geosynthetics Matter for the Future of American Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers has just released the 2017 Report Card on American Infrastructure. As expected, the Society finds that the nation’s current infrastructure is grossly underfunded and in need of significant repair. One of the surprises in the report card—particularly to geosynthetics professionals—is that solid waste management has been downgraded. Solid waste has routinely b... »

IGS-NA General Assembly Issues Open Invite and Agenda to Geo Community
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IGS-NA General Assembly Issues Open Invite and Agenda to Geo Community

When Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 convenes in Orlando, Florida, it will bring together members of the geosynthetics and larger geotechnical engineering communities. The conference, which occurs every six years, combines the biennial Geosynthetics conference with the annual Geo-Congress of ASCE’s Geo-Institute. One of the major meetings taking place at it is the IGS North America General Assembly. I... »

David Zill Joins THRACE LINQ’s Geosynthetics Team
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David Zill Joins THRACE LINQ’s Geosynthetics Team

Thrace LINQ’s geosynthetics team is growing, this time with the addition of industry veteran David Zill. He brings more than two decades of experience in sales and management. He’ll serve as Thrace LINQ’s Western Regional Manager – Geosynthetics. Zill’s hiring is part of a re-energized approach for the larger Thrace Group to the marketplace. In late 2016, for example, the Thrace Group added vetera... »

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