Sponsors Line Up for GeoAmericas 2012

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The Second Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAmericas 2012, is set to take place 1–4 May 2012 at the Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center in Lima, Peru. While we have looked mostly at the technical program here on Geosynthetica, we want to take a moment to recognize the extraordinary support of so many companies by way of sponsorships of various portions of the event and through partic... »

High-Caliber Short and Long Courses at GeoAmericas 2012

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The ongoing, rapid development of South and Central American infrastructure and the heavy concern with sustainability and energy innovation throughout the Americas will be key topics when engineers, contractors, regulators and other construction professionals gather in Lima, Peru for the GeoAmericas 2012 conference and exhibition. To be held May 1-4, GeoAmericas 2012 marks the Second Pan-American ... »

GeoAmericas 2012 Extends Early-Bird Room Rates

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GeoAmericas 2012 marks the Second Pan-American Geosynthetics Conference and Exhibition. It will be held 1-4 May 2012 in Lima, Peru under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Organizers have announced that the Early-Bird Room Rates for the venue hotel (Westin Libertador Hotel) have been extended until 15 February 2012. Reserve your room today and get the best rate at this ... »

GeoAmericas 2012 Abstracts Deadline Approaching

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The deadline to submit abstracts to GeoAmericas 2012 is closing quickly (June 30). Building upon the success of GeoAmericas 2008, this event will provide significant networking and knowledge exchange opportunities for the major roles geosynthetics are playing in the expanding Latin American infrastructure. This Second Pan-American Geosynthetics Conference and Exhibition will be held 1-4 May 2012 i... »

GeoAmericas 2012 Call for Abstracts

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The Second Pan-American Geosynthetics Conference and Exhibition (GeoAmericas 2012) will provide a forum for geosynthetics engineers, practitioners and academe to explore current and potential applications for geosynthetics, while offering an active marketplace for the promotion of geosynthetic products and technology to users throughout the Americas.The event will be held 1-4 May 2012. Abstracts a... »

GeoAmericas 2012 Announced

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GeoAmericas 2012, the second Pan-American Geosynthetics Congress, will be held 1-4 May 2012 at the Libertador Hotel in Lima, Peru. It will be organized by IGS Peru, under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). The congress will highlight the main topics in the geosynthetics industry and applications. Keynote lectures and selected papers will be presented on the main themes:... »

GeoAmericas 2012

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GeoAmericas 2012, the second Pan-American Geosynthetics Congress, will be held 1-4 May 2012 at the Libertador Hotel in Lima, Peru. It will be organized by IGS Peru, under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). The congress will highlight the main topics in the geosynthetics industry and applications. Keynote lectures and selected papers will be presented on the main themes:... »

GeoAmericas 2012

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When: May 1, 2012 – May 3, 2012 all-day Where: Westin Libertador, Lima, Peru GeoAmericas 2012, the second Pan-American Geosynthetics Congress, will be held 1-4 May 2012 at the Westin Hotel & Convention Center in Lima, Peru. Organized by IGS Peru, under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). The congress will provide a forum for geosynthetics eng... »

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... »

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... »

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 – 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... »

GeoAmericas Update: Expanded Exhibitor Space

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GeoAmericas 2012 marks the Second Pan-American Geosynthetics Conference and Exhibition. It will be held 1-4 May 2012 in Lima, Peru under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). This week's update includes two key items: The Early-Bird Room Rate for the venue hotel (Westin Libertador Hotel) will be held open until 15 February 2012. Reserve your room today and get the best rat... »

IGS News 28.2 Published

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has published the second 2012 issue of its IGS News. Issue 28, Volume 2 is packed with content, including the 2012 - 2016 Election Candidate Profiles & Election Schedule for the IGS Council, a profile of the IGS Council (geographical and professional composition), a "Filtration User" survey, translation of the Society's key mathematical symbols documen... »

Elizabeth Peggs Retires from Minerva, Geosynthetics Field

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After nearly 18 years in geosynthetics, Elizabeth Peggs has announced her retirement from the field. Her roles have involved key positions with ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics, the International Geosynthetics Society, and major conference organization and management (e.g., GeoAmericas 2016). She has also been the only Director Minerva Technology, Resources and Information and its flagship publ... »

INTERVIEW: Augusto Alza on Geosynthetics in Peru

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During the GeosPeru 2017 conference (March, Lima), the International Geosynthetics Society’s Peruvian Chapter president, Augusto Alza, sat down for an interview with Geosynthetica Latin America editor Natalia Rodado. They discussed the current state of geosynthetics in the country and the growth of IGS Peru. Natalia’s article follows, with translation and additional detail added by Geosynthetica e... »

Geomembranes in Mining: the State of Research

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An interview with Dr. Fady Abdelaal, GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, by Chris Kelsey The first conference dedicated exclusively to geosynthetics in mining was held in Vancouver, Canada in September 2014. One of the presenters was Dr. Fady Abdelaal, who for the past 6 years has been part of the long-running geosynthetic barrier systems research being led ... »

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... »

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... »

The effects of thickness on OIT depletion of HDPE geomembranes made from the same resin and immersed in synthetic leachate

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The effect of thickness on the depletion of antioxidants (AO) from high density polyethylene (HDPE) geomembranes (GMBs) in accelerated aging tests is investigated. Testing was conducted on three different GMBs manufactured from the same resin and production lot. The GMBs were aged in synthetic leachate at five different temperatures and the depletion of AO was monitored. The results show that the ... »

International Geosynthetics Society Extends Photo Deadline

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The 2nd International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Photo Contest has a new deadline: March 1. The inaugural contest was extremely successful and helped establish a collection of high-quality photos of geosynthetics for use in promotion of these technologies and construction practices and in the dissemination of educational material. »

IGS Second Photo Competition Closes February 1

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Photo Contest was created to showcase the outstanding work of IGS members and exceptional geosynthetic engineering solutions. The inaugural contest response was phenomenal--a 2nd IGS Photo Contest was demanded. Submission deadline: 1 February 2012. Learn more about the competition here. »

Desludging Wastewater Ponds Using Geotextile Dewatering Bags

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By Johnny Oriokot, Donovan Bate, and Gerard Dirks – When wastewater treatment ponds reach their capacity, the options available are either to build new or empty existing facilities. These ponds must be desludged to make available additional space for waste. Strict environmental regulations in wastewater treatment, though necessary, can complicate carrying out functional upgrades to a facility. Her... »

Geosynthetics Education: A Case Study

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By Preston Kendall – The International Geosynthetics Society has set a goal of getting geosynthetics engineering information into undergraduate civil engineering programs. This is being accomplished in part through the international Educate the Educators program and the newly created Educate the Students program. The larger task of outreach is certainly ambitious.  The fields of civil and geotechn... »

Geosynthetic Reinforcement in CCR Surface Impoundment Closures

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By John D. Herrmann, Bruce A. Lacina, P.E., and Stephan M. Gale, P.E. – In-place closure of coal combustion residual surface impoundments presents numerous challenges. Common methods of capping include placing 0.46 m (1.5 ft) of a compacted clay soil cap with an additional 0.15 m (0.5 ft) of vegetated cover. Geomembranes and geosynthetic clay liners are often considered as viable, cost-effective o... »