Geotextile-Encased Stone Columns for Railway Passage MSE Walls

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Cobramseg is a biennial geotechnical engineering event in Brazil that combines multiple national and international engineering conferences. It’s one of South America’s most important engineering gatherings. At the 2016 edition, Ana Carolina Portela Costa, Ary Franck Baia Cordeiro, Leonardo Campos Dias, and Julián Buriticá García of Dinamiza Consultoria e Engenharia Ltda and Renato Pinto da Cunha o... »

Photos from Geomembrane Welding Quality Workshop

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Geosynthetica organized a geomembrane welding quality workshop in São Paulo, Brazil on April 18 and 19. Our Brazil industry editor Bruno Pedroni attended and reports that more than 30 professionals participated in the event, which was the second workshop of its type in the country. The first workshop was held in 2015. The two-day geomembrane welding quality education was held at the Institute of E... »

Brazil Workshop on Geosynthetics Installation

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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... »

GeoAcademy Provides Geosynthetics E-Learning Platform for Brazil

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By Bruno Pedroni and Chris Kelsey – During one of the largest geotechnical engineering conferences in South America—Cobramseg 2016—Geo Soluções announced a geosynthetics e-learning platform. The digital resource, which is a joint venture with globally operating Strata Systems, provides a broad range of technical content from geosynthetics applications. GeoAcademy (http://geoacademy.com.br) is a fr... »

ITA Geosynthetics Group Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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By Bruno Pedroni – The Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) is one of the most prestigious engineering institute’s in Brazil. The Institute’s geosynthetics group (GGGAITA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It marked the occasion during the 9th ITA geosynthetics group meeting with special sessions on September 16. The gathering was hosted by ITA’s Faculty of Civil Engineering in Sã... »

A New Geosynthetics Resource: Geosynthetica Latin America

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Geosynthetica’s publisher, Minerva, continues to expand its coverage of the international geosynthetics field. We are proud to announce the launch of Geosynthetica Latin America: www.geosynthetica.com.es. This new portal delivers Spanish-language articles for Mexico and South and Central America-based readers. The content includes original articles and translated material. Colombia-based eng... »

IGS Educate the Educators Brings Geosynthetics to Brazilian Universities

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By Bruno Pedroni – During the last days of July, when many in Brazil are typically on vacation, more than 50 people gathered for the IGS Educate the Educators geosynthetics program at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte (MG). The program, which was the first of its kind in the country, was held July 27 – 29. Educate the Educators is a program developed by the Internatio... »

New Website Covers Geosynthetics in and from Brazil

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Fifteen years ago, Geosynthetica launched and became the first online publication dedicated to geosynthetics. Today, the English-language site has more than 800,000 annual users around the world. To better serve one of the fastest growing segments of readers and one of the most dynamic geosynthetics markets, a new Portuguese-language site, dedicated to the Brazilian market, has emerged: Geosynthet... »