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 ... »

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... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Registration Opens

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GeoAmericas 2016, the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, has been years in the making. After successful iterations in Mexico (2008) and Peru (2012), the Americas-uniting geotechnical conference returns. Organizers have announced the opening of the GeoAmericas 2016 registration. REGISTER ONLINE The event has already sold out the exhibit hall and the organizers have added extra rooms to t... »

Hotel Booking Scams: Warning Issued by GeoAmericas 2016

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Many conferences are targeted by hotel booking scams and room resellers who are not associated with the event. These non-sanctioned buyers convince potential attendees that rooms are selling out and that they hold the last few available rooms.  They sell rooms at rates well-above the conference rate and often tack on hidden fees and expensive cancellation policies. Conference organizers and host h... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Sells Out Hall and Adds Hotel Rooms

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The exhibit hall has been sold out and organizers of GeoAmericas 2016 have had to add hotel rooms to the conference block at the venue, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and Resort, due to the early surge in booking. All this and registration has yet to open. (It opens next week.) To say the least, GeoAmericas 2016 is shaping up for success. The 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics is enjoying e... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Update: 400 Submissions, Hotel Registration Opens

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After years of planning, the organizers of GeoAmericas 2016 are enjoying the event’s transition into the active phases of interaction with authors, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees. More than 400 submissions for the technical program were received, the conference has opened its event-specific hotel registration block, and more than 60% of the exhibit space on the main floor sold out as sales fo... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Expanding Booth and Sponsorship May 21

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The quadrennial Pan-American conference on geosynthetics—GeoAmericas 2016—is an event from the International Geosynthetics Society. As a result, IGS Corporate Members have had an exclusive window in which to request booths and sponsorships during a pre-sale period. That window has just concluded, and over the next week the organizers will confirm those booth placements and sponsorships. On May 21,... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Opens Booth and Sponsorship Pre-Sale

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Corporate members of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) have an exclusive 21-day window in which to file exhibit hall booth and conference sponsorship requests for GeoAmericas 2016. The quadrennial event, which is the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, will be held 10 – 13 April 2016 in Miami. The deadline for IGS Corporate Members to make their pre-sale selections is May 14.... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Abstracts Deadline Extended to April 10

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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... »

Deadline Reminder: GeoAmericas 2016 Abstracts

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The deadline is fast approaching for GeoAmericas 2016, the 3rd Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. Organized by the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) and Minerva Technology, Resources & Information, and to be held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), GeoAmericas will bring together engineers, regulators, contractors, installers, facility... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Special Sessions – Call for Abstracts

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GeoAmericas 2016 will be held 10 – 13 April 2016 in Miami, Florida, USA. The event brings together experts in geosynthetics and geotechnical engineering from throughout the Americas. Hosted by the North American Geosynthetics Society, and serving as the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAmericas offers a strong opportunity to exchange knowledge, develop new business, and continue to... »

GeoAmericas 2016 – Call for Abstracts

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GeoAmericas 2016 (www.geoamericas2016.org), the Third Pan-American Geosynthetics Conference and Exhibition, will be held 10 – 13 April 2016 in Miami, Florida at the Loews Hotel on South Beach. The event will continue the GeoAmericas tradition of excellence established in Cancún (2008) and Lima (2012). The North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS), which is organizing the event, has opened the ab... »

DEADLINE: GeoAmericas 2016 Call for Proposals

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GeoAmericas 2016—the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics—will be held at the Loews Hotel on South Beach in Miami, Florida 10 – 13 April 2016. The event will continue the quadrennial GeoAmericas tradition of excellence, providing a forum for engineers, practitioners and academe from the Americas to explore current and future potential applications for geosynthetics. The Call for Proposals ... »

GeoAmericas 2016 Call for Proposals

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GeoAmericas 2016—the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics—will be held at the Loews Hotel on South Beach in Miami, Florida 10 – 13 April 2016. The event will continue the quadrennial GeoAmericas tradition of excellence, providing a forum for engineers, practitioners and academe from the Americas to explore current and future potential applications for geosynthetics. The Call for Proposals ... »

Watershed Moment: SWANA Recognizes ClosureTurf Installation

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Alpharetta, GA – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) awarded Escambia County’s effort to remediate a variety of major issues at Saufley Field Road Construction and Demolition Landfill with the Silver Award for Landfill Remediation. As a result of the award, SWANA is recognizing the successful collaboration of Escambia County and the Florida Department of Environmental Protec... »

ClosureTurf™Landfill Installation Wins SWANA Award

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GEORGETOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA – For its use of ClosureTurf™, an innovative alternative cover system, the Saufley Field Landfill in Pensacola, Florida recently received a national award from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The Escambia County project was honored with a Silver Award for Landfill Remediation due to the use of this system over the landfill’s 22 acre site. The applic... »