Enhanced Wicking Geotextile Emerges from an Engineering Challenge

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The Alaska Department of Transportation brought a specific engineering challenge to TenCate Geosynthetics: the need to enhance lateral drainage from roadway subgrades to minimize frost boils. The company came back not only with a design solution but a very unique geotextile, one which is now finding many different applications. Mark Sikkema of TenCate Geosynthetics discusses the development and us... »

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... »

6-Year Update: Frost Heave Mitigation for Alaskan Highway

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By TenCate Geosynthetics – A woven geosynthetic (Mirafi® H2Ri) was installed on the Dalton Highway in northern Alaska. The work was part of a research project being conducted by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The heavily instrumented test section, which sought to reduce frost heave and boils, was installed on a stretch of highway called Beaver Slide. Beaver Slide was a well-known problem spot... »

Drainage and Filtration Engineering at GeoAmericas 2016

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One of the most common needs in infrastructure is proper drainage and filtration engineering. These solutions consolidate soils to accelerate construction windows. They channel liquids into proper retention or detention areas. They guard against soil less and protect waterways. Drainage and filtration engineering impacts landfills, roads, stormwater systems, dams, levees, and many other infrastruc... »

HUESKER Responds to Market Growth

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From HUESKER inc. – As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of geosynthetics, agricultural and industrial textiles, HUESKER, Inc. keeps their finger on the pulse of geotextiles and geosynthetics research. Sven Schröer, CEO says, “Market research indicates a projected growth in the Geosynthetics market of over 8.9% by 2017. With the North American geosynthetic demand for geote... »

VIDEO: IGS Focuses on Sustainable Development

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It debuted in Berlin during a special session at the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG) late last September. Now, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has started to distribute and promote its first major video project: “Geosynthetics for Sustainable Development.” The project, which was led by the IGS Education Committee, has focused on the strong role of geosynthetic... »

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... »

60 Minutes on the State of American Infrastructure

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The long-running, renowned television news magazine 60 Minutes broadcast a report on American infrastructure on its 23 November 2014 episode. It has received a fair amount of attention for the more dire facts it shared with the public (but which are not all too surprising to the engineering community). WATCH “Falling Apart: America’s Crumbling Infrastructure” and related extras T... »

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... »

HUESKER inc. Adds Regional Manager for LA, MS, TX, AR and OK Markets

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – HUESKER inc., an international manufacturer of geosynthetics, is proud to announce the addition of Shandie Gautreaux, to its US-based staff. Gautreaux’s hiring will strengthen the sales presence within the set territory to enhance HUESKER’s extensive product line, develop new business opportunities, grow the branding of HUESKER products, and manage all existing relationships. ... »

Press Release: Strata Systems Adds Midwest Regional Sales Manager

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CUMMING, Georgia – 14 October 2014 – Soil reinforcement product manufacturer and distributor, Strata Systems, Inc., has recently selected Scott Czewski, P.E. as its new Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Czewski joins Strata as part of an initiative to develop new business opportunities in the Midwest, and in Strata’s growing base reinforcement and road infrastructure business, and to manage all of S... »

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... »

Slope Reinforcement and Road Rebuild after Typhoon

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By ACE Geosynthetics – In 2009, Typhoon Morakot hit central and southern Taiwan with torrential rain. The storm set a rainfall record and was responsible for numerous disasters, such as landslides and dike failures. More than 100 bridges were damaged and mountain roads collapsed. Failure of Route Kao 132 Route Kao 132 in Kaohsiung is an important tourism and commercial road. It is the only a... »

Tensar Expands Exclusive Distribution Partnership with ACF Environmental

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ATLANTA, 4 June 2014 –Tensar International, the global leader in geosynthetic site development technology, has recently extended its exclusive partnership with ACF Environmental into the Maryland and Delaware markets. The expanded territory allows for increased exposure in the region and greater availability of Tensar® TriAx® Geogrids. ACF Environmental (ACF) is the exclusive Tensar Roadway ... »

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... »

Schedule Released for IGS Honduras 2014 Conference

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has grown substantially in chapters, corporate members and international breadth in the past four years. There are now more than 40 chapters, and one of the newest, IGS Honduras, is hitting the ground running with Honduras 2014: The First Honduran National Conference on Geosynthetics. The event will be held 16 – 18 June 2014 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras at... »

Strata Announces Geocell Production in India

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Mumbai, Maharashtra – Ever since Strata Geosystems ( India ) Pvt. Ltd.‘s establishment in India, it has striven to provide eco-friendly and economical geotechnical solutions to the Indian construction marketplace. Strata’s relentless efforts to provide better solutions has resulted in an innovative soil reinforcement system in its newly established manufacturing unit at DamanR... »

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... »

Sinkholes: Bridging the Divide in Union Bridge

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Sinkholes are a common problem in many parts of the world. Although not much can be done to prevent them from collapsing, catastrophic loss can be prevented. Geogrids have been used successfully for sinkhole mitigation and site remediation designs around the world. Work in the historic town of Union Bridge, Maryland, exemplifies this geosynthetic reinforcement approach. New development in Union Br... »

Geosynthetics Conference in Honduras May Be Catalyst for Region

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From 16 – 18 June 2014, the Honduran Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will hold that country’s First National Conference on Geosynthetics (Honduras 2014). This is a significant step of activity for the chapter, which just formed in 2013. However, it may be even more significant for its impact on the Central American and Caribbean region. The Latin American infrastructure ma... »

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... »

GeoHazards 6 Part of an Important Geotechnical Movement

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While geohazards mitigation and response is large topic around the word, it is only now gaining real traction in North America. Canada has a more developed geohazards market (systems, companies, research and regulation), and GeoHazards 6 (15-18 June 2014) is making a huge statement with its choice of venue: Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. UPDATE: Abstracts deadline extended to Nov... »