EuroGeo Transcript: Geomembrane Wrinkles, Bridging, Ballasting, Parts 3 – 5

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During EuroGeo 6, Dr. Ian D. Peggs, P.E., P.Eng chaired a special panel discussion on geomembrane wrinkles, bridging, uplift, and ballasting. The recorded session featured panelists Paul Guinard (SOPREMA), Adnan Berkay Özdemir (Atarfil), Michael Flynn (FLI Group), Catrin Tarnowski (GSE), and Richard Thiel (Thiel Engineering). We publish here, with permission of the EuroGeo 6 organizers (the Turkis... »

EuroGeo Transcript: Geomembrane Wrinkles, Bridging, Ballasting, Parts 1 and 2

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During EuroGeo 6, Dr. Ian D. Peggs, P.E., P.Eng chaired a special panel discussion on geomembrane wrinkles, bridging, uplift, and ballasting.  We publish here, with permission of the EuroGeo 6 organizers (the Turkish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society) and the participating panelists the full transcript of the session. We thank Ian Peggs and Wendy Cortez of I-CORP International for... »

Geosynthetics Presentations at Sardinia 2017

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The preliminary schedule for Sardinia 2017 has been released. The Sardinia Symposium is a long-running international series of waste management and affiliated landfill-related. The biennial event is, in fact, celebrating its 30th anniversary. Geosynthetics will be found throughout the expansive program, but some of the immediate highlights are noted below. Sardinia 2017 will be held 2 – 6 October ... »

EuroGeo 6 Preview

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EuroGeo 6 is nearly here! The quadrennial European Geosynthetics Conference, which was last convened in Spain (2012), will be held 25 – 28 September 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ljubljana is a fantastically relevant host location for a geosynthetics conference: the city is the European Green Capital of 2016. The circumstances by which the event landed in Slovenia were not ideal. The Turkish ... »

After Istanbul, IGS Rallies Members for EuroGeo 6

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) continues to rally its individual and corporate members around the Turkish Chapter of the IGS. After the June 28 attack at Istanbul’s international airport, the organizers of the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) made the extraordinary decision to move the September event to another country. The Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Ce... »

EuroGeo 6 Announces Move to Slovenia

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It was only on June 30 that the organizers of EuroGeo 6 announced the conference would move out of Turkey, following the deadly bombing at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Less than a week later, a new city in another country has been named: Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dr. Erol Güler, Chairman of the Turkish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and EuroGeo 6, identified the capital of Slo... »

EuroGeo 6 to Relocate following Latest Istanbul Attack

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The organizers for EuroGeo 6, the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics, have made the difficult decision to relocate the event to a new country, but they will keep the same dates for the event: 25 – 28 September 2016. The June 28 coordinated suicide bombings at Istanbul’s international airport—an attack which focused on foreign travelers—was the third major attack in the city in the past... »

Geomembrane Wrinkles, Bridging, and Ballasting Special Session

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During EuroGeo 6 (25 – 28 September 2016, Istanbul), Dr. Ian D. Peggs will moderate a panel discussion on “Managing Wrinkles, Bridging and Ballasting During Geomembrane Liner Installation.” The session is one of seven Specialty Sessions to be held at the conference, which is the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics. Presentations for the geomembrane wrinkles session include: Managi... »

Tall Reinforced Earth® Walls with Geostrip Reinforcements

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With respective heights of 27 meters and 34 meters, the Strikici and Sveta Trojica projects in Croatia consist of tall Reinforced Earth® walls featuring geostrip reinforcements combined with TerraTee (T-shaped) concrete facing. The notable constructions are part of Croatia’s on-going roadway system expansion and support the country’s strong growth in tourism along its shoreline. The MSE wall proje... »

Daniele Cazzuffi to Deliver Inaugural LMNS Lecture

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has created a new lecture series. The LMNS Lecture honors four of the organizers of the 1st International Conference on Geosynthetics (1 ICG): E. Leflaive (Chairman, France), A. McGown (United Kingdom), J. Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands) and M. Sotton (France). Daniele Cazzuffi has been invited to deliver the inaugural LMNS Lecture at EuroGeo 6 in Istanbul (... »

Panelists Sought for Liner Installation Session

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During EuroGeo 6 (25 – 28 September 2016) in Istanbul, Turkey, Dr. Ian D. Peggs will moderate a panel discussion on “Managing Wrinkles, Bridging, and Ballasting during Geomembrane Liner Installation.” Interested contributors are encouraged to contact Dr. Peggs. The format for the session will involve six 5-minute presentations followed by an hour of group discussion with the audience. ... »

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Cazzuffi on Geosynthetics Standardization

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Following the recent meetings of ISO TC 221 – Geosynthetics, Past President of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Daniele Cazzuffi sat down to discuss geosynthetics and how standardization efforts at the national and international level benefit the global civil engineering community, including through the Europe-wide CEN TC 189 – Geosynthetics Committee, of which Cazzuffi is Chair... »

Lining a New Landfill near Porto

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With a combined population of 440,000, the communities of Santa Maria da Feira and Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, produce 175,000 tons of solid waste annually. Waste management is overseen by the Multi-municipal System of Sul do Douro (Suldouro), which established a project to construct a new landfill. The existing one was nearly full. DST Group was selected as the main contractor and Maccaferri of ... »

NAUE Reviews 2015 Geosynthetic Projects and Markets

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Though 2015 saw a number of enormous challenges for manufacturers, the geosynthetics market found a number of successes. NAUE, which has its international headquarters in Germany, has just released its year-end edition of NAUE News. The issue includes a number of interesting geosynthetic projects from year, and, in keeping with tradition, it opens with a letter about the how the company and the la... »

Final Extension for EuroGeo 6 Abstracts – December 20

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In response to multiple international requests, the organizers of the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics have offered a final extension for EuroGeo 6 abstracts.  All submissions to be considered must be submitted by December 20. EuroGeo 6 will be held 25 – 28 September 2016 in Istanbul and hosted by the Turkish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Abstracts of up to 500 ... »

EuroGeo 6 Abstracts Extended to November 30

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The 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) will be held 25 – 28 September 2016 in Istanbul. With multiple IGS events having important deadlines in near proximity and other events happening around the world right now, organizers have extended the EuroGeo 6 abstracts deadline for submission to November 30. Abstracts of up to 500 words must be submitted through the event’s online ... »

EuroGeo 6 Abstracts Due October 30

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The technical committee of the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) remind readers that the window for submission of abstracts will close 30 October 2015. Please remind your colleagues of this opportunity to network with the global geosynthetics community in the dynamic city of Istanbul, 25 – 28 September 2016. Abstracts of up to 500 words must be submitted through the event’... »

EuroGeo 6 Issues Call for Abstracts

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The 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) will be held 25 – 28 September 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The event organizers have just issued the Call for Abstracts. Submissions are due by October 10. VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE Sessions of interest at the event include: Agricultural Applications Coastal Protection Direct and Life-cycle Cost Savings Drainage and Filtration Durability Embankm... »

DEADLINE: Sardinia 2015 Abstracts Due January 31

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The 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (Sardinia 2015) will be held 5 – 9 October 2015 at the Forte Village Resort in S. Margherita di Pula, Sardinia. This biennial event from the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) has long brought together experts from the waste management and geosynthetics fields. In their Call for Abstracts, the organizer’s note: Abstracts must cle... »

Dr. Manuel Blanco Receives Honor from King of Spain

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has published news that the Vice President of the Spanish IGS Chapter, Dr. Manuel Blanco, has been honored with the “Encomienda de la Orden del Mérito Civil” (Command of the Order of the Civil Merit). This extraordinary civil honor, given to Dr. Blanco for his scientific achievements, was awarded to him by His Majesty the King of Spain Felipe VI. A rep... »

Sika Explores Options after Surprise Saint-Gobain Takeover Bid

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On December 5, Switzerland-based Sika AG (VTX:SIK), a chemicals specialty company, was surprised by a rival’s takeover bid. France-based Saint-Gobain (EPA:SGO), which has substantial holdings in construction, announced plans to acquire 16% of Sika through purchasing the Burkard family’s ownership stake in Sika; through a unique company ownership structure related to the Burkard’s historical involv... »

Press Release: Low and Bonar Financial Update

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Low & Bonar (“the Group”), the international performance materials group with leading positions in niche industrial markets, today provides a brief update on trading for the year ended 30 November 2014. The Group expects to report full year results on 3 February 2015. On a constant currency basis, sales were 7.2% ahead of last year (5.5% up on a like-for-like basis excluding Texipl... »

Early-Bird Rate for InnoTrans 2016

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Berlin, 10 December 2014 – The early bird catches the worm. The same expression also goes for InnoTrans. Every exhibitor who books a stand at InnoTrans 2016 by 7 January 2015 can secure a price advantage with the attractive discounts offered by InnoTrans on early bookings. Registration forms in English and German are available for downloading on the InnoTrans website. If you have any queries as re... »

In Memoriam: Professor Michele Maugeri

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On 1 November 2014, after a long battle with illness, Professor Michele Maugeri passed away. Prof. Maugeri was a long-time member of the Italian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Despite his declining health, Prof. Maugeri continued working and even traveled to Berlin in late September to attend technical sessions at the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 IC... »

A Hydrostatic Pressure-Resistant Tunnel Lining in Bavaria

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By NAUE Geosynthetics – As part of the Deutsche Einheit (German Unification) Traffic Project 8.1, the Deutsche Bahn Netz AG (German Railways) ordered the construction of the Höhnberg and Füllbach tunnels on the Coburg-South section of the new twin-track line between Ebensfeld and Erfurt. The two tunnels cross one another with a vertical offset of 16m, which meant an enormous challenge for th... »