Geosynthetica at GeosPeru 2017

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Geosynthetica will be at GeosPeru 2017 in Lima, Peru, March 29 – 31. If you or your colleagues will be part of the event at the Hotel Los Delfines, let us know. Our Spanish-language editor Natalia Rodado (Geosynthetica.com.es) and our international sales executive Andre Lacerda will be there. Geosperu 2017 is hosted by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Peruvian Chapter. The event analy... »

GEOSPERU 2017 Speakers, Topics, and Exhibitors

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GEOSPERU 2017 will be held 29 – 31 March 2017 at the Hotel Los Delfines in Lima, Peru. Hosted by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Peruvian Chapter, the event will analyze the rapid growth of geosynthetics in Peru and the surrounding region. The event will present exemplary projects, identify needs, and strengthen relationships between the field, regulators, educational institutes, and... »

GEOSPERU 2017 – 4th Peruvian National Conference on Geosynthetics

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GEOSPERU 2017 will be held 29 – 31 March 2017 at the Hotel Los Delfines in Lima, Peru. Hosted by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Peruvian Chapter, the event will analyze the rapid growth of geosynthetics in Peru and the surrounding region. The event will present exemplary projects, identify needs, and strengthen relationships between the field, regulators, educational institutes, and... »

The Road Ahead: Transportation Engineering

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The GeoAmericas 2016 transportation engineering track will hold paper presentation sessions on April 11 and 12 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on South Beach. These sessions will present state of practice solutions and state-of-the-art ideas to enrich engineers, contractors, and other project stakeholders. The full GeoAmericas 2016 conference–the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics&#... »

VIDEO: Geogrid Strength and Confinement Demonstration

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terrafix® has published a video of a “TBX Biaxial Geogrid Strength and Confinement Demonstration.” It’s a concise, visual demonstration of how and why geogrids are so effective at improving soil stability under load. The demonstration was conducted in a controlled warehouse and utilized a 12,000+ lb telehandler with an axle weight that exceeded 8,000 lb. See it here and view more... »

GEOSPERU 2015 Update

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GEOSPERU 2015 will be held 4 – 6 March 2015 in Lima. Hosted by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Peruvian Chapter, the event will analyze the rapid growth of geosynthetics in Peru and the surrounding region. It will present exemplary projects, identify needs, and strengthen relationships between the field, regulators, education institutes, and other stakeholders. In his invitation lett... »

RFID Smart Geosynthetics Enable a Talking Road

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By Rainer Lugmayr – Passive RFID tags embedded in an asphalt geosynthetic interlayer may be coming to a road near you. The geosynthetic reduces reflective cracking while the uniquely tagged sensors provide roadway integrity and roadwork history for inspectors. The technology received an Energy Globe 2014—the world award for sustainability. Provlies GmbH provides the RFID tag-equipped geosynthetic ... »

Layfield Awarded U.S. Distribution Rights for E’GRID Biaxial Geogrids

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SAN DIEGO — Layfield Construction Products, a business unit of Layfield Group Ltd., has been awarded the rights to distribute E’GRID® Biaxial Geogrids in the United States, reinforcing the company’s position as a leading provider of polypropylene geogrids for use in road-building applications. The agreement between NewGrids Ltd. and Layfield Construction Products expands on Layfi... »

HUESKER inc. Adds Design Engineer for US Market

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – HUESKER inc., an international manufacturer of geosynthetics, is proud to announce the addition of Lilma “Lilly” Schimmel, MSCE, P.E., to its US-based staff. Schimmel’s hiring represents a new, expansion-drive change for the company, as engineering has been predominantly performed out of the international corporate headquarters in Germany. “HUESKER’s... »

Geomembrane Provides Moisture Barrier for Major Highway

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Interstate 35 (I-35) is a major highway that runs north-south from Laredo, Texas all the way up to Duluth, Minnesota (more than 1,550 miles). A seven-mile stretch of I-35 near Ardmore, Oklahoma is prone to undulations in the pavement owing to expansive clay beneath the road surface. As the moisture content of the clay increases the clay tends to swell, which causes a non-homogenous expansion and c... »

Environmental Benefits of Nonwoven Geotextiles and Crop Covers

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19 May 2014 – Brussels, Belgium – EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, today launched the first two in a series infographics.  These images are drawn from a study of the role different types of nonwovens play in our lives, and their effect and impact, highlighting that nonwovens not only play a huge part in our lives, but in how we live them. TodayR... »

NYSDOT Approves Solmax Geomembranes

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Montreal (Qc) – 2 April 2014: Solmax is proud to announce that its HDPE geomembrane has recently been added to the New York State Department of Transportation’s (NYSDOT) approved material list. The NYSDOT’s mission is to ensure that their customers, those who live, work and travel in New York State, have a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound transportation system.  As such, t... »

Highway Geology Symposium Adds TRB Session on Geosynthetics

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The 65th Highway Geology Symposium (HGS) will be held 7-10 July 2014 in Laramie, Wyoming. This annual event links key transportation designers and officials with geologists, geohazards specialists, and other geotechnical experts who otherwise might not connect at events. This year, TRB is joining the HGS by offering a “Geosynthetics in Roadway Design” half-day short course. The special... »

VIDEO: Geogrids Support Noise Protection for a Dutch Road

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The A2 roadway in the Netherlands serves as a primary corridor between major cities within the Netherlands and connects them to others throughout Europe. It runs from Amsterdam via Utrecht and Eindhoven down to the Belgian border at Maastricht. Between Amsterdam and Utrecht, the A2 is the same as the European Road 35, which runs via Frankfurt am Main (Germany) to Rome (Italy). As part of a redesig... »