Waterproof Membranes Conference Participating Companies

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The 11th annual Waterproof Membranes conference will be held November 14 – 16 in Cologne, Germany. Organized by AMI, the event delivers presentations and networking related to market dynamics, technical innovation, manufacturing, installation, performance of geomembranes and architecture membranes, and more. The early registration rate is available through September 8 and includes a savings of €20... »

Waterproof Membranes 2017 Program Released

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Waterproof Membranes 2017 will be held November 14 – 16 in Cologne, Germany. The event is the 11th annual installment from AMI. Organizers remind interested attendees that the early registration rate, which is available through September 8, includes a savings of €200. The program has been released. Some of the presentations on the schedule that will immediately appeal to geosynthetics and ge... »

PODCAST: George Koerner on Exposed Geomembrane Performance

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George Koerner, Director of the Geosynthetic Institute, had the honor this year of delivering the first Koerner Lecture—a series named in honor of his father Dr. Robert Koerner, who is internationally recognized as one of the godfathers of geosynthetics and who continues his work as Director Emeritus at GSI. Last year, I had the pleasure to see both Koerners at an ASCE’s GeoChicago conference and ... »

Waterproof Membranes 2017 Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

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Waterproof Membranes 2017 will be held November 14 – 16 in Cologne, Germany. The event is the 11th annual installment from AMI. The program will soon be released, with presentations on market dynamics, technical innovation, manufacturing, installation, and performance of geomembranes and other (e.g., architectural) waterproof membranes. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities for this networki... »

Edana Publishes Geotextiles Seminar Presentation Videos

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During INDEX 17, one of the world’s largest gatherings for nonwoven material presentations and exhibition, the organizers (Edana) once again held a geotextiles seminar. The presentations from the April 6 event have been made available free for viewing online. These presentations include the Q&A sessions that followed. Each video module allows you to move to any point by powerpoint slide. The p... »

Geotextiles Seminar at INDEX 17 Features Geosynthetics Leaders

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International nonwovens association Edana will again hold a geotextiles seminar at its triennial INDEX™ conference. The event is one of the world’s largest gatherings for nonwoven material presentations and exhibition. More than 12,000 professionals are expected at INDEX 17, which will be held 4 – 7 April 2017 at the Geneva Palexpo in Switzerland. The geotextiles seminar will take place on April 6... »

13-Year Study of Exposed, Green Geomembrane Cover

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By Boyd Ramsey – In the summer of 2001, a 60- mil high-density polyethylene (HDPE) green geomembrane was installed as a cap at the Polk County Florida solid waste disposal facility (The North Central Sanitary Landfill Class 1 Disposal Area). This cap covers approximately 4 hectares (16 acres) of surface area on a mass of waste with a relatively flat top surface and benched side slopes with an angl... »

Successful Field Trial for Graphene-Enhanced Geotextiles

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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... »

Lifetime Predictions of Geosynthetics Webinar

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Interest in the topic of lifetime predictions for geosynthetics has grown substantially as project records extend beyond 40 years. Research projects on material service life continue to be tracked. And, test methods on geosynthetic durability are enhanced each year. The  Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) makes this topic–lifetime predictions–the subject its next GSI Webinar, to be held Augu... »

GSI Launches Online Designing With Geosynthetics Course

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) continues to push geosynthetics education and professional development in forward-thinking ways. In 2012, GSI Director Emeritus Dr. Robert Koerner acquired full publishing rights to his seminal Designing with Geosynthetics textbook and released its 6th edition with a two-volume electronic option (e.g., Amazon Kindle) available for less than $4 per volume. The Insti... »

Coming Soon: Graphene-Enhanced Geotextiles

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On June 14, Imagine IM officially opened Australia’s first commercial graphene production facility. The grand opening of the North Geelong (Victoria) site included Imagine’s team and representatives from Geofabrics Australasia. The companies discussed graphene-enhanced geotextiles. Also on hand were representatives of the graphene production plant’s developers (Austeng), members ... »

Interview: Koerner on Lifetime Predictions for Geosynthetics

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Dr. Russell Jones, President of the International Geosynthetics Society, sat down with the Geosynthetic Institute‘s Dr. Robert Koerner to discuss GSI’s 12-year study on the long-term performance and aging of geotextiles and geomembranes, with a focus on the applicability of the research for lifetime predictions. The interview took place in April in Miami during GeoAmericas 2016, the 3r... »

Imagine’s First Commercial Graphene Manufacturing Plant in Australia

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Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Limited (Imagine IM) is set to build Australia’s first commercial graphene manufacturing plant. This is significant for the quickly emerging field of graphene-enhanced materials, and those materials include geosynthetics. Graphene offers high electrical and thermal conductivity, hydrophobicity, strength, and impermeability to all gases. Layers of graphene could gi... »

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Andy Durham, Propex GeoSolutions

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Andy Durham of Propex GeoSolutions discusses TRM durability and UV performance in erosion and sediment control materials–part of the company’s “Are you sure?” campaign to improve engineering and construction knowledge of material quality and selection. Geosynthetica’s Elizabeth Peggs interviewed him during Environmental Connection 2016, the annual conference and exhib... »

Propex on TRM Durability and UV Performance

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When Environmental Connection 2016 opens in San Antonio, Texas, Propex GeoSolutions will be on hand to provide insight into turf reinforcement mat (TRM) product performance. In particular, the company will emphasize high-performance TRM durability in demanding applications, such as high flow channels, slope stabilization, steep slopes, and levee protection. In addition to HPTRMs, the company will ... »

IGS Barrier Geosynthetics Lecture Added to GeoAmericas 2016

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Barriers has organized a technical lecture to be included in the GeoAmericas 2016 conference program. The topic: “The Contributions of Barrier Geosynthetics: Durability, Consistency, Performance Benefits, and Sustainability.” The 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics will take place 10 – 13 April 2016 in Miami ... »

Military Engineering: Blast Walls with Geotextiles

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The Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) in Bedford, Nova Scotia has updated its facility with geosynthetic-supported blast walls. The hillside site, overlooking the Bedford Basin edge of Halifax Harbour, has previously required concrete protection barriers outside of each ammo bunker. New regulations, however, have prompted the facility to redesign its protection strategy with walls that would... »

Burke Announces Strategic Partners for CSPE Geomembranes

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Burke Industries has long been a leader in chlorosulfonated polyethylene (CSPE) geomembranes. The durability of the material has produced service lives in excess of 30 years in containment installations, such as for floating covers and liners on reservoirs. CSPE is a unique material. In a move to continuing focusing on its manufacturing expertise, Burke has announced exclusive, strategic partnersh... »

Geosynthetic Institute Announces 2015 – 2016 Fellowship Awards

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has a long and successful record of promoting geosynthetics research in university engineering programs through is GSI Fellowship Awards program. The 2015 – 2016 Fellowship Awards further extended the reach of eligible candidates, opening for the first time to Master’s Degree students too instead of only doctoral candidates. The outreach was a huge success, broaden... »

Graphene and the Next Generation of Geosynthetics

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By Ian D. Peggs – Geosynthetic materials and products continue their steady development, as additive packages and manufacturing technologies evolve. Today, however, is different. Today, we are truly on the verge of a significant leap in geosynthetic performance. The enabler? Graphene. That single layer of carbon atoms has a specific strength higher than steel. It is self-repairing and has higher e... »

South Africa: GIGSA Targets Growth for Geosynthetics

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In the spring issue of the GIGSA News, published by the Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa, new president Edoardo Zannoni (Maccaferri) outlines the groups ambitious plan to expand the association’s membership and interaction in the larger engineering community. The goals are similar to those pushed so successfully by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) in recent years. GIGSA is... »

TRB’s International Conference on Low Volume Roads

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The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 11th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads will be held 12 – 15 July 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. LVR construction and maintenance may seem like a less-important matter to some, but these roads represent the majority of roads in the world; and, often, they provide the vital connection between agriculture, energy, and raw materials (e.g., mining... »