Video: Pambula Merimbula Uses Polymeric Mats for Access Road

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Diamond Grid has published a video story on the installation of its polymeric mat system to create an access road for Pambula Merimbula Golf Course in Australia. At the open of the story, Pat Wilson, course superintendent, says that the course has used the polymeric matting solution on several projects historically on the course in lieu of concrete. Diamond Grid notes that its primary material cos... »

VIDEO: Performance of Geogrids in Track Ballast Applications

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Tensar’s “Keeping You in the Know” video series is a Q&A influenced campaign. Here in its third video, Stabilisation Systems expert Mike Horton (Tensar International Limited) tackles the question: “What evidence is there that TX190L outperforms biaxial geogrids in track ballast?” “Tensar’s geogrids have been used to stabilize rail ballast and sub-balla... »

Embankments on Soft Soils Webinar – September 22

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Lilma Schimmel, MSCE, P.E., will lead a September 22 webinar on Embankments on Soft Soils. This free event—pre-registration required—is sponsored by HUESKER. Date: September 22 Time: 2:00 pm (EDT) Cost: Free PRE-REGISTER ONLINE Regarding the 20-minute webinar, which will be followed by Q&A, Schimmel writes: The construction of embankments on soft soils can be very challenging from both the des... »

VIDEO: Designing with TriAx® Geogrids

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Video number two in Tensar’s Keeping You in the Know” series looks at how TriAx® geogrids are used from a design perspective. This includes how software is used by the company and engineering clients in stabilization designs. In the first video, Senior Product Manager Jonathan Cook (Tensar International Limited) addressed questions of tensile strength and its relevance to certain desig... »

VIDEOCAST: Geotextile Encased Columns

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Geotextile encased columns (GECs) were developed to provide efficient foundations for embankments on weak subsoils. These columns, characterized by geotextile sleeves filled with noncohesive material, transmit loads through weak subsoil to suitable bearing strata via the columns. HUESKER‘s video on this geosynthetic solution provides graphics, project images, and technical details to teach u... »

Cartagena 2016: Changing Infrastructure, Changing Soils

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Changing infrastructure changes soils, and our responses to the geotechnical challenges of our soils—the solutions we choose—determine the sustainability and long-term economics and successful performance of our infrastructure. This is a central point to Cartagena 2016. This 8th Iberoamerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control (VIII CICES – Cartagena 2016) will be held 15 – 17 August 2016 an... »

Participating Companies at VIII CICES, Cartagena

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The 8th Iberoamerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control (VIII CICES) will be held 15 – 17 August 2016 at the five-star Hotel las Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. This International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Iberoamerican Chapter event includes participating companies and institutions from throughout the Americas. Key topics include: Urban infrastructure and the biotic processes of ... »

VIDEO: Tensar on Tensile Strength Relevance in Certain Designs

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Tensar’s “Keeping You in the Know” video series is a Q&A influenced campaign. In the first video, Senior Product Manager Jonathan Cook (Tensar International Limited) addresses questions on tensile strength and its relevance to certain designs. His response may surprise some. “[Tensile strength] is not relevant when the geogrid is used in the design of roads and temporary work... »

After Istanbul, IGS Rallies Members for EuroGeo 6

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) continues to rally its individual and corporate members around the Turkish Chapter of the IGS. After the June 28 attack at Istanbul’s international airport, the organizers of the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) made the extraordinary decision to move the September event to another country. The Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Ce... »

EuroGeo 6 Announces Move to Slovenia

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It was only on June 30 that the organizers of EuroGeo 6 announced the conference would move out of Turkey, following the deadly bombing at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Less than a week later, a new city in another country has been named: Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dr. Erol Güler, Chairman of the Turkish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and EuroGeo 6, identified the capital of Slo... »

EuroGeo 6 to Relocate following Latest Istanbul Attack

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The organizers for EuroGeo 6, the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics, have made the difficult decision to relocate the event to a new country, but they will keep the same dates for the event: 25 – 28 September 2016. The June 28 coordinated suicide bombings at Istanbul’s international airport—an attack which focused on foreign travelers—was the third major attack in the city in the past... »

Cartagena to Welcome VIII CICES in August

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The city of Cartagena has had to confront numerous erosion challenges. The ways in which the city has responded makes Cartagena an excellent destination for VIII CICES – the 8th Iberoamerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control. VIII CICES will be held 15 – 17 August 2016 at the Hotel las Americas, a five-star hotel along the Caribbean Sea. Pre-conference courses will take place on August 14 ... »

8th IberoAmerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control

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Cartagena, Colombia will host the 8th IberoAmerican Congress on Erosion and Sediment Control (CICES) 14 – 18 August 2016. The conference theme is “Embracing the Soil.” This gathering, also known as VIII CICES, is the most important educational event in Latin America related to erosion control, sediment management, and rivers. It raises awareness of the importance of protecting, repairing, stabiliz... »

Daniele Cazzuffi to Deliver Inaugural LMNS Lecture

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has created a new lecture series. The LMNS Lecture honors four of the organizers of the 1st International Conference on Geosynthetics (1 ICG): E. Leflaive (Chairman, France), A. McGown (United Kingdom), J. Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands) and M. Sotton (France). Daniele Cazzuffi has been invited to deliver the inaugural LMNS Lecture at EuroGeo 6 in Istanbul (... »

Cartagena 2016 Targets Soil and Water Quality

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Cartagena 2016 (VIII CICES – Congreso Iberoamericano de Control de Erosion) will be held 14 – 17 August 2016 in Cartagena, Colombia. It is the 8th IberoAmerican Congress on Erosion Control and organized by the IberoAmerican Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA Region 1). The theme of VIII CICES is “Embracing the Soil.” The event aims to raise awareness o... »

Four HUESKER Webinars Announced

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The HUESKER webinars have established a good following. The company has announced three more for February and one for March. These concise, free, engineering sessions, all of which are less than 30 minutes, will address pavement interlayers, geotextile-encased columns, mining reinforcement and safety, and coal ash engineering with geosynthetics. The coal ash session (March 2) is a repeat of a high... »

Final Extension for EuroGeo 6 Abstracts – December 20

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In response to multiple international requests, the organizers of the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics have offered a final extension for EuroGeo 6 abstracts.  All submissions to be considered must be submitted by December 20. EuroGeo 6 will be held 25 – 28 September 2016 in Istanbul and hosted by the Turkish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Abstracts of up to 500 ... »

Webinar: MSE Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) reminds readers that November 11 is the next date to take part in the popular webinar on MSE Wall, Berm and Slope Construction Inspection. Mechanically Stabilized Earth structures with geosynthetic reinforcements have become an enormous market across multiple infrastructure segments. Proper inspection and knowledge of them is essential to ensuring safety and durabi... »

EuroGeo 6 Abstracts Extended to November 30

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The 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) will be held 25 – 28 September 2016 in Istanbul. With multiple IGS events having important deadlines in near proximity and other events happening around the world right now, organizers have extended the EuroGeo 6 abstracts deadline for submission to November 30. Abstracts of up to 500 words must be submitted through the event’s online ... »

IECA’s Free Photo Contest Opens

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The International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) annual Photo Contest (sponsored by Land and Water Magazine) offers an exceptional opportunity to showcase erosion and sediment control solutions to the large civil and environmental community.  Entries to this free photo contest will be displayed on the IECA Facebook page. The top six from each category will be enlarged and showcased at ... »

EuroGeo 6 Abstracts Due October 30

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The technical committee of the 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) remind readers that the window for submission of abstracts will close 30 October 2015. Please remind your colleagues of this opportunity to network with the global geosynthetics community in the dynamic city of Istanbul, 25 – 28 September 2016. Abstracts of up to 500 words must be submitted through the event’... »

EuroGeo 6 Issues Call for Abstracts

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The 6th European Conference on Geosynthetics (EuroGeo 6) will be held 25 – 28 September 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The event organizers have just issued the Call for Abstracts. Submissions are due by October 10. VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE Sessions of interest at the event include: Agricultural Applications Coastal Protection Direct and Life-cycle Cost Savings Drainage and Filtration Durability Embankm... »

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... »

Inaugural Report from IGS Technical Committee on Filtration

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has established multiple technical committees to facilitate even stronger exchange of information between its global members. The IGS Technical Committee on Filtration has issued its first report and set its leadership positions for 2015 – 2018. As standards change and technologies improve, TCs like the filtration group provide a forum for connecting e... »

Geosynthetics Support Wind Energy’s Rapid Growth

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Since 2008, the wind energy industry in the United States has attracted more than $100 billion in private investment. While the first three quarters of 2013 were slow amidst uncertain due to uncertainty around legislative support, the fourth quarter of 2013 added more capacity than the first three quarters combined; and in 2014, that growth continued. The April 2015-published US Wind Industry Annu... »