Geosynthetics 2017 Call for Abstracts Extended to May 30

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The organizers of Geosynthetics 2017, the First International Conference on Technology and Application of Geosynthetics, have invited abstracts of 200 – 300 words in either English or Spanish. Deadline for submission: May 30. The conference will be held 18 – 20 October 2017 Hotel Grand Hyatt in Santiago, Chile. SUBMIT ABSTRACTS ONLINE GEOSYNTHETICS 2017 TOPICS & SPONSORS The organizing committ... »

Geosynthetic Institute Ups Webinar Offerings in 2017

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has run a highly successful series of monthly webinars over the past few years. The webinar offerings will increase in 2017, with two sessions per month from January through June followed by one per month from July through December. With January 4, GSI’s webinars will shift their traditional schedule. Instead of hosting a monthly session on the second Wednesday of ... »

HITEC Finalizes Comprehensive Technical Review of GeoMega MSE Wall System

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The Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC) has finalized its comprehensive review of The Reinforced Earth Company’s (RECo) GeoMega™ MSE wall system. The review process, steered by soil reinforcement field experts, evaluated the MSE system materials, design, construction, performance, and quality control/quality assurance. A final report, “Evaluation of the Precast GeoMega MSE Wall... »

GCLs and a Flood Dam Monitoring System

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By NAUE – The need to mitigate the impact of flooding has intensified as floods have become more frequent and serious. All types of dams are being reassessed. Their “impermeability” during emergencies, which is deeply connected to their integrity and overall safety, is of paramount importance. But how can these structures be monitored for better assurance of performance? NAUE was invol... »

Update on South African Geosynthetics Activities

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The South African geosynthetics community continues to grow, in no small part due to relationships its participants have established with affiliated groups in construction and engineering. The latest newsletter from the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) and a free CPD lecture on filtration and drainage at the DUT Riverside Campus in Pietermaritzburg exemplify this interdisciplin... »