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... »

Polymeric Construction Mats Help Save AA Baseball Field after Sinkholes

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In North Little Rock, Arkansas, flooding and a drainage system issue led to the development of sinkholes in a minor league baseball field. Engineers utilized polymeric construction mats for immediate construction activity safety and efficiency. SINKHOLES ON THE DIAMOND Dickey Stephens Park is the home of the Arkansas Travelers, a AA affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anahei... »

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... »

XV PCSMGE Unveils Soil Mechanics 2015 App

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We are only a few weeks away from the 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE), which will be held 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Organizers have launched the downloadable app Soil Mechanics 2015 to share conference information and facilitate networking. The Soil Mechanics 2015 app can be downloaded here or through various app store... »

Pre-Conference Courses at XV PCSMGE

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The 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE) takes place 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. PCSMGE delivers one of the most important technical knowledge exchange platform for geotechnical engineers, agencies, material manufacturers, and affiliated stakeholders throughout the Americas. Also, three major events are co-located with the PC... »

XV PCSMGE Pre-Conference Workshop on Geosynthetic Reinforcement

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Argentina will host a very international gathering of engineers in November when the XV Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE), the VIII South American Conference on Rock Mechanics, and the VI International Symposium on Deformational Characteristics of Geomaterials co-locate in Buenos Aires, 15 – 18 November 2015. To further boost the offerings, the Inte... »

UPDATE: XV PCSMGE Extends Early Reg Deadline to July 28

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One of the biggest geotechnical events in the Americas this year has announced a gracious deadline expansion for the early registration rate. The PanAmerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE), which will take place 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires, has announced a best-rate deadline extension to July 28. The event is an excellent opportunity for connecting ... »

XV PCSMGE Best Rate Deadline – June 30

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The 15th PanAmerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE) will take place 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires. Following the trend of other major geotechnical events in Latin America, the conference will co-locate with three major events to optimize participant networking and educational benefits. Also being held in conjunction with the XV PCSMGE will be: 8th Sou... »

Pan-American Geotechnical Engineering Conference Comes to Argentina

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The 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE) will take place 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires. Following the trend of other major geotechnical events in Latin America, the conference will co-locate with three major events to optimize participant networking and educational benefits. Also being held in conjunction with the XV PCSMGE will be: 8th So... »

VIDEO: Construction Mats for Haul Roads on Soft Soils

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In this video from Presto Geosystems, Joe Karbon of the Manitowoc County Highway Department (Wisconsin) discusses the challenge of haul roads on soft soils and how construction mats are being used as an efficient solutions. GeoTerra® and GeoTerra® GTO Construction Mats are profiled. The lightweight mats are up to 50% more economical than timber mats but extremely durable. They are being used for s... »

Geocellular Stabilization for Oil and Gas Access Roads

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By Geo Products – Ecopetrol, one of the principal petroleum companies in Latin America, has been expanding its reach deeper into the forests of Colombia. Drilling exploratory wells in remote locations such as the Putumayo basin concurs with a very aggressive growth strategy. The area around Orito is an extremely dense, undulating forest with poor soils and wet subgrades, nearly impossible to drive... »

Tensar Appoints Americas Executive Vice President

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ATLANTA – Nov. 24, 2014 – Tensar International, the global leader in geosynthetic construction technology, recently appointed Mike Lawrence as Executive Vice President of the Americas. Lawrence will spearhead strategic leadership support in the United States, Canada and Latin American regions and drive growth in these emerging markets. “We are proud to have Mike join our Tensar team in this ... »

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... »

Presto Announces Strong, Lightweight Construction Mats

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APPLETON, WI — Presto Geosystems®, a leading manufacturer of soil stabilization and stormwater products, announces a new product offering, GEOTERRA® GTO construction mats. Presto is well-known in the geosynthetics and erosion control industries for its geocells, porous pavement systems and portable construction mats. They have been manufacturing construction mats for over 10 years, primarily for s... »

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... »

Estabilização de Solos: Conquistando uma Montanha Colombiana

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Uma História de Estabilização de Solos dos Sistemas Strata – A empresa de exploração e desenvolvimento, Continental Gold, estabeleceu uma operação de mineração nas montanhas de Antioquia, Colômbia. Situado a 940m acima do nível do mar, o terreno bastante complexo e íngreme faz com que a área seja praticamente inacessível à máquinas de construção para construir uma área de armazenamento e trabalho.... »

INTERVIEW: Lighter, Stronger, More Sustainable Construction Mats

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Weak soils are common problems for access to oil and gas sites, wind warms, and staging areas for construction sites. In this interview with Geosynthetica’s Elizabeth Peggs, Presto Geosystems’ Bill Handlos, The Boldt Company’s Nick Mueller, and University of Kansas Professor Jie Han discuss the sustainability, durability, and performance of the new GEOTERRA® GTO construction mats. Presto’s GEOTERR... »

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... »

Rodoanel Trecho Norte: da maior obra de infraestrutura da América Latina

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Consórcio vencedor do Trecho 1 escolhe a Geo Soluções para executar serviços geotécnicos da maior obra de infraestrutura da América Latina. A Geo Soluções foi a empresa escolhida pelo consórcio vencedor do Trecho 1 – Construtoras Mendes Junior e Isolux-Corsan – para a execução dos serviços geotécnicos e de fundações especiais. Considerado um projeto de elevado padrão técnico, o Rodoanel Nort... »

Pavco Announces Geosoft® Version 3.0

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Colombia 2013 – We present Geosoft® Version 3.0, software inspired by American civil engineering, as the only software available in Spanish ideal to design geosynthetics solutions for civil works. This version includes new modules for design, more effective reports and new options to get faster, real and high-quality designs using geosynthetics. With a new interface, Geosoft® includes innova... »

Soil Stabilization: Conquering a Colombian Mountain

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A Soil Stabilization Story from Strata Systems – Exploration and development company, Continental Gold, established a mining operation in the mountains of Antioquia, Colombia. Situated 940m (3,084 ft.) above sea level, the very complex and steep terrain rendered the area nearly inaccessible for construction equipment to build a stable storage and work area. In fact, mules had to be used to a... »

Extemin 2013 Showcases Peru’s Mining Industry

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Varennes, QC – Solmax will be present at the Extemin 2013 convention held at the Cerro Juli Convention Center in Arequipa, Peru from 16-20 September 2013. Extemin is one of the most prestigious mining event in Latin America and the most important mining conference in Peru. A specialized trade show for the global mining industry, Extemin is an important meeting place for the most important mining s... »