Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society 50th Anniversary Symposium

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The Thai Geotechnical Society will host the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society’s 50th Anniversary Symposium. The international event, featuring 35 invitation-only presentations, will be held 14 – 15 September 2017 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Campus in Bangkok. Key topics include transportation geotechnics, slope stability and stabilization technologies, embankment desi... »

Looking Back on the Geosynthetics Pavilion and Summit in Brazil

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The mid-June BW Expo 2017 brought thousands of civil and environmental engineering professionals to São Paulo, where they encountered a first: a Geosynthetics Pavilion. Geosynthetica’s Brazil-market publication organized the pavilion to introduce the materials and some key companies to the gathering. The BW Expo focused on sustainability in water, waste, air, and energy. It was co-located with the... »

SOBRATEMA Summit 2017 Includes Geosynthetics Module

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From June 7 to 9, professionals in construction, engineering, and equipment will gather in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the co-located events of BW Expo 2017, Construction Expo 2017 (International Fair of Buildings and Infrastructure Works), M & T Parts and Services 2017 (Congress of Technology and Management of Equipment for Construction and Mining), and the SOBRATEMA Summit 2017. The multi-event gat... »

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! Slope Stability Short Course

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Containment facilities require multiple geosynthetics, which creates a need to design with a strong understanding of the interface between soils and geosynthetics and between different geosynthetics. The new short course, Slope Stability of Containment Systems, will address this topic May 23 – 24 in Austin, Texas. The presenters for the course represent the geosynthetics testing and environmental ... »

Strata India Videos Showcase Geocell Advantages

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Strata Geosystems (India) has launched a series of videos to highlight geocell advantages. The company has helped considerably raise the profile of geocellular confinement systems in the fast-growing Indian infrastructure market. The new series of videos showcase the StrataWeb® geocell advantages in applications including load bearing, slope protection, and retaining walls. The concise videos focu... »

New Short Course: Slope Stability of Containment Systems

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Containment facilities require multiple geosynthetics, which creates a need to design with a strong understanding of the interface between soils and geosynthetics and between different geosynthetics. The new short course, Slope Stability of Containment Systems, will address this topic May 23 – 24 in Austin, Texas. The presenters for the course represent the geosynthetics testing and environmental ... »

Video Story: Waterway Restoration after Mining Activities

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The waters of the Schurenbach, a stream near Essen, Germany, formerly ran underground from the foot of an old coal slag heap (the Schurenbachhalde). As part of a land and waterway restoration scheme following the decline and decommissioning of mining activities in the area, the stream was moved above ground in a geosynthetic-lined ditch. HUESKER’s project video details how inadequate bearing capac... »

PanAm-UNSAT 2017 Call for Abstracts

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The Geo-Institute (G-I) of ASCE has issued the call for abstracts for PanAm-UNSAT 2017, the Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils (Unsaturated Soil Mechanics for Sustainable Geotechnics). The conference will be held in Dallas, Texas 12 – 15 November 2017 at the Intercontinental Dallas. Abstracts are invited through 23 November 2016. All submissions should be made through the online p... »

10 Geomembrane Questions

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Questioning the practice of engineering has long been part of the geosynthetics field. It is this on-going dialogue and re-evaluation that leads to new manufacturing innovations, better CQA, more economical and more sustainable designs, and much more. Here, we present geomembrane questions, as contributed by Dr. Ian D. Peggs, P.E., P.Eng of I-CORP INTERNATIONAL: We install high-density polyethylen... »

Kuhn to Lead TRI Geotechnical / Interaction Division

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TRI Environmental, Inc. (TRI) has announced the expansion of Jeffery Kuhn’s role. Effective May 23, Jeffrey Kuhn, Ph.D., P.E. will be the new Director of the TRI Geotechnical / Interaction Division, which provides interface friction testing, a wide variety of soils and rock testing services, and interaction tests, including pull-out, direct shear and large-scale connection testing. Dr. Kuhn ... »

Slope Erosion Protection for Golf Course in India

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By Strata India – DLF Ltd (Delhi Land & Finance – largest commercial real estate developers in India) redesigned its 18-hole golf course into a grand 27-hole facility in the heart of Gurgaon, located close to New Delhi. The vision was to create India’s best golf course, boasting of world-class greens and facilities—one that would host prestigious international and national tournaments. B... »

A Stronger Load Transfer System for Geocells

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The release of Presto Geosystems‘ new ATRA® Tendon Clip is providing enhanced load transfer strength for geocell installations. The clip has been designed to transfer slope gravitational forces from for their GEOWEB® geocell walls to tendons. The innovation is a natural extension to the well-known ATRA® key from the company, and this new device incorporates the same “turn and lock” capabilit... »

A Modified Geogrid for Slope Erosion Control

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Geogrids are well known for reinforcement and used widely for stabilization of slopes and embankments and other soil-reinforcing applications (e.g., retaining walls). The principles that govern the successful use of geogrids in soil stabilization applications are also being applied for slope erosion control. These products are particularly useful for situations in which a turf reinforcement mat (T... »

20 Landfill Failures in Next GSI Live Webinar

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On Wednesday, March 9, the Geosynthetic Institute will hold a live webinar on “Behavior and Analysis of 20 Solid Waste Landfill Failures.” The session will begin at 11:30 am (EST) promptly and last for approximately 75 minutes. Question time will be available at the end. Participants may earn 1.5 PDHs, with successful completion of a 10-question multiple choice test. Register online Co... »

Advances and Trends in Containment Technologies

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On April 10, GeoAmericas 2016 will feature a half-day short course on Current Advances and Trends in Containment Technologies. The session will be led by Dr. Timothy D. Stark (University of Illinois), who will be joined by Allan Breitenbach (AB Engineering), Gary Zych (AEP), Andrew Mills (Layfield), Sam Allen (TRI/Environmental), and Daren Laine (Leak Location Services). GeoAmericas 2016 is the 3r... »

International Additions to Slope Stability Course at GeoAmericas

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TRI Environmental’s John Allen, P.E. will lead a half-day short course on “Slope Stability and Interface Friction Using Geosynthetics” during GeoAmericas 2016 in Miami. Allen has announced the addition of three speakers who will provide additional technical insight and multi-lingual support: Dr. Vincius Benjamim, P.Eng; Renzo Vihelmo Ayala Alarco, M. Sc., P.Eng.; and Dr. Patrick ... »

Propex Global Launches New Website

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The infrastructure solutions provider Propex Global, which has a well-established and well-known geosynthetics division, has opened 2016 with the launch of a new website. The revamp features updated product pages (and product tours), market descriptions, new contacts, and additional resources. On the GeoSolutions side, the restocked resource library includes product specification sheets, installat... »

Employment: Geohazards Technical Sales Representative

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The geohazards marketplace is growing quickly in North America. Maccaferri, Inc., one of the largest engineered materials companies in geohazards and geosynthetics, is adding a Technical Sales Representative or Sales Engineer to support its Geohazard Business Unit. This individual will be responsible for creating favorable specifications with local agencies and civil/ geotechnical consultants. Add... »

GSI Asia and IGS Council Gather in Seoul

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Despite some anxiety over recent cases of the viral Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in some places in Korea, the geosynthetics community kept to its schedule and gathered for the long-anticipated 2nd GSI Asia conference from the Geosynthetic Institute. The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) also took the opportunity to call together its IGS Council for high-level meetings. Korea, as... »

AUSTRALIA: 3D Confinement System (Geoweb®) Seminars

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In April, Geofabrics Australasia and Presto Geosystems are delivering a multi-city engineering seminar on “Solving Soil Stability Problems with GEOWEB®.” The event, which is built on knowledge transfer of 3D confinement system utilization, will be offered in three key cities: Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Bryan Wedin, P.E., and Matt Kuester will provide the expert instruction. DOWNL... »

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... »

GSI Asia 2015 Opens for Abstracts

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) international affiliate GSI Korea will host the GSI Asia 2015 Conference 24 – 26 June 2015 at the Textile Center in Seoul, Korea. This marks the 2nd GSI-Asia International Geosynthetics Conference. The event has launched a website and abstracts are invited for consideration through January 25. EVENT WEBSITE Key session topics: Stabilized and Reinforced Soil Structu... »

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... »

Geosynthetics Featured in Heap Leach Solutions 2014 Abstracts

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The Second International Conference on Heap Leach Solutions (Heap Leach Solutions 2014) will be held 10 – 13 November 2014 in Lima, Peru. Organized by Infomine, the event builds upon the success of the inaugural event, which was held in Vancouver in 2013; and brings it right into the heart of South America’s resource-rich mining industry. VIEW THE ACCEPTED ABSTRACTS (PDF) The conference is charact... »

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... »