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Geosynthetics Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones
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Geosynthetics Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones

Smartphones are ubiquitous, as we all know; but they are also indispensible for information-intensive fields like civil and geotechnical engineering. A massive amount of communication takes place between sharing quotes and construction documents, verifying available personnel, expediting deliveries, etc. Still, we don’t find too many geosynthetics apps yet designed specifically for mobile devices.... »

Raven Adds a New Reinforced Geomembrane to DURA-SKRIM Series

Raven Adds New Reinforced Geomembranes to DURA-SKRIM Series

Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division has extended its well-known reinforced geomembranes family. The new DURA-SKRIM® materials include the N-Series (scrim-reinforced polyethylene line), NT-Series (scrim-reinforced, textured polyethylene), and NQ-Series (scrim-reinforced polypropylene). The NT’s texturing is rooted in the company’s GeoGrip™ texture technology. “DURA-SKRIM N, NT and NQ-Series... »

Horrors of improperly lined ponds

Horrors of Improperly Lined Ponds

By International Lining Technology – Whether on a golf course, winery, or mining site, proper pond liner preparation and management could save companies millions in damages. Installation of geosynthetic liners can prevent soil erosion and water leakage. In some instances, the soil environment cannot hold water as well as other types of soil with different compositions of clay. In this instan... »

Brazil Workshop on Geosynthetics Installation

Brazil Workshop on Geosynthetics Installation

Geosynthetica’s Portuguese-language publication, Geosynthetica.net.br, has organized the 2nd Brazil Workshop on Quality in Geosynthetics Installation. The event will be held April 18 – 19 at the Engineering Institute in São Paulo, Brazil. The event is organized by Geosynthetica’s Portuguese-language, Brazil-market publication Geosynthetica.net.br. Participants will also have an opportunity o... »

GeosPeru 2017

Geosynthetica at GeosPeru 2017

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... »

High-Strength Geotextiles in Infrastructure

Why Geosynthetics Matter for the Future of American Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers has just released the 2017 Report Card on American Infrastructure. As expected, the Society finds that the nation’s current infrastructure is grossly underfunded and in need of significant repair. One of the surprises in the report card—particularly to geosynthetics professionals—is that solid waste management has been downgraded. Solid waste has routinely b... »

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