PODCAST: Improving Waterways and Coasts with Geosynthetics

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Waterway health and coastal resiliency are some of the most highly debated topics in infrastructure, as work or lack of addressing an issue in one locality can greatly impact another further down the river or coast. This complicates permitting and finalizing solutions. Joe Little of Little Environments PLLC spent some years working in Australia, where geosynthetics have frequently been deployed in... »

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.... »

VIDEO: Geotextile Mattresses in Shoreline Protection

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ACE Geosynthetics has uploaded a new video on the role of geotextile mattresses in scour protection. View it here and see more like it on the company’s YouTube channel. »

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 Conference Registration Winners

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During the co-located Geosynthetics 2015 and Environmental Connection 2015 conferences in Portland, Oregon (15 – 18 February 2015), North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) held a drawing in the exhibit hall to award two complimentary full registrations to GeoAmericas 2016—the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics. NAGS Executive Director David Suits and Stan Boyle (Geosynthetics 2015 Co... »

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 ... »

New Brochure from ACE Geosynthetics

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October 2014 – ACE Geosynthetics has published a new brochure focusing on its main products – geogrid (ACEGrid®), geotextile (ACETex®), and geotextile tube (ACETube®). The design concept of the brochure is to make it as easy to read as possible. This brochure is to help readers to get a better picture of ACE Geosynthetics and to provide an overview of ACEGrid® (geogrid), ACETex® (geotextile)... »

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 ... »

ACE Introduces an Online Geosynthetics EcoPark

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The official website of the ACE Geosynthetics EcoPark is now online. Readers are able to explore the park virtually anytime and anywhere while gaining knowledge about geosynthetics. Geosynthetic products have been in the market for decades. However, many people still do not know what geosynthetics are and what they can do for engineering and construction. The application of geosynthetics can provi... »

Watershed Geosynthetics HydroTurf™ Revetment Controls Wake Park Erosion

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Alpharetta, GA – Terminus, the first occupant of the massive LakePoint Sporting Community & Town Center Complex in Emerson, GA, is a cable-pulled Wake Boarding Park with three different lakes available to the public. Each of the three lakes features the patent pending HydroTurf™ Technology, a state-of-the-art engineered synthetic turf system that contains HydroBinder™, a 5,000 psi cement... »

Geotextile Containers Support Mangrove Growth, Healthier Ecosystems

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By Geofabrics Australasia – Coastline mangrove growth can play a vital role in the health of marine ecosystems. The disappearing mangrove growth on the Jam Jerrup coastline in Western Port Bay, Victoria has been a cause of concern for the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE). Geotextile containers have provided a strong solution. Mangroves intricately entangle above-g... »

WRRDA Passes; Cites Sustainability and Durability of Geosynthetics

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On May 22, the US Senate passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The $12.3 billion conference report, passed by the House on May 20, enjoyed staggeringly strong bi-partisan support (91 – 7 in Senate, 412 – 4 in House). It will now go to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. Of note: the bill specifically mentions geosynthetics within a section on durability and susta... »

Project Stories: GeoTalk Issue 23.1 Published

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Tensar International Corporation has published its latest issue of GeoTalk, a regular geosynthetic technology and project stories publication. This issue adds seven stories to the series: Building Public Transportation over a Capped Landfill Key Gateway Construction between Major Roads near Fort Collins, Colorado Railbed Performance of Tensar® TriAx® Geogrids Haul Road Reinforcement in Mining Oper... »

WEBINAR – Coastal Applications with Polymeric Marine Mattresses

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Polymeric Marine Mattresses (PMM) are compartmental structures composed of a high density, flexible, UV stabilized, extruded geogrid specifically developed for the demanding performance required in coastal and marine applications. On Thursday, 19 September 2013, Maccaferri will host a free 90-minute webinar on “Coastal Applications with Polymeric Marine Mattresses.” The event will bein... »

Geosynthetics in Coastal Protection – Video Series

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Geofabrics Australasia and Monash University have posted a two-part (two "chapter") educational video series on geosynthetics in coastal protection applications. Part 1 (above) looks at the history and properties of the materials used; Part 2 (below) looks at installation. The series takes full advantage of the longer video capability now allowed on video-hosting sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. T... »