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Geosynthetics for golf course bunker design
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On the Links: Geosynthetics in Golf Course Construction

Most of the world’s best professional golfers will be in Augusta, Georgia, USA from 9 – 12 April 2015 for the 79th edition of the Masters, the historic tournament that each April kicks of the PGA’s series of four majors. While golf course construction has slowed from its feverpitch in the mid-2000s, golf courses continue to improve their play, beauty, and environmental performance by utilizing geo... »

Geosynthetics Risk Management Program
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Looking Back: The Geosynthetics Risk Management Program

In 2004, Geosynthetica’s Director Elizabeth Peggs, Lara Costa, and founder Dr. Ian D. Peggs, P.E. (I-CORP International) created a white paper that proposed a Geosynthetics Risk Management and Loss Control Program (GRMP). Targeting insurers of construction projects, the program aimed to establish the need for expert design review to prevent costly failures that might result from improper use... »

SuperTek from CQA Solutions

CQA’s SuperTek Earns Microsoft Gold Certification

CQA Solutions, creator of the SuperTek software validation system for construction quality assurance work in geosynthetics, has earned Microsoft Gold Certification for the product’s developer, NextSphere Technologies. The recognition is a top-tier app development certification from Microsoft. SuperTek provides real-time data collection and validation, such as for tracking geomembrane panel install... »

IGS News Focuses on International Engineering Events

IGS News Focuses on International Engineering Events

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has just release Volume 31, Issue 1 of its IGS News. Published three times per year in support of the often-updated news on its website (, IGS News combines event reports, chapter updates, education opportunities, society business, case studies, industry profiles, and more. The first issue of 2015 has a significant focus on... »

GeoAmericas 2016

GeoAmericas 2016 Abstracts Deadline Extended to April 10

As is always the case, a crush of abstracts is received right at the deadline … along with many requests for an extension. In light of this, and to give the international geosynthetics community greater opportunity, the organizers of GeoAmericas 2016 have extended the deadline for submission of abstracts to April 10. The conference, to be held along Miami’s renowned South Beach, is the 3rd Pan-Ame... »

IGS Relaunches Educate the Educators Program
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IGS Relaunches Educate the Educators Program

In the 1990s*, geosynthetic material development, polymeric research, and wide-scale manufacturing advances helped the field mature quickly. Regulatory support, such as the RCRA Subtitle D rule from the US EPA, contributed significantly to growth and encouraged outside investment. However, a knowledge gap existed because few people in influential positions (lead regulators, policymakers, facility ... »

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