Geotechnical Aspects of Embankment Dams Workshop

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One of 2019’s signature geotechnical engineering events is the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik, Iceland. The event will be held 1 – 6 September 2019, and on that first day, the ECSMGE will offer a workshop on the Geotechnical Aspects of Embankment Dams. International Geosynthetics Society Past President Daniele Cazzuffi (CESI, Italy) will chair ... »

A Modified Geogrid for Slope Erosion Control

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Geogrids are well known for reinforcement and used widely for stabilization of slopes and embankments and other soil-reinforcing applications (e.g., retaining walls). The principles that govern the successful use of geogrids in soil stabilization applications are also being applied for slope erosion control. These products are particularly useful for situations in which a turf reinforcement mat (T... »

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... »

WRRDA Passes; Cites Sustainability and Durability of Geosynthetics

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On May 22, the US Senate passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The $12.3 billion conference report, passed by the House on May 20, enjoyed staggeringly strong bi-partisan support (91 – 7 in Senate, 412 – 4 in House). It will now go to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. Of note: the bill specifically mentions geosynthetics within a section on durability and susta... »

TenCate Geosynthetics Earns Water Innovation Prize 2013

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The entry ‘Vertical sand-tight geotextile’ submitted by the Rivierenland Water Board in the Netherlands, has won the Water Innovation Award for 2013 in the category Dry Feet. In the words of the chair of the jury, Ms Annemieke Nijhof of Tauw Group B.V., the geotextile produced by TenCate Geosynthetics (www.tencategeosynthetics.com) is ‘the most innovative idea that can be used wi... »

WEBINAR – Coastal Applications with Polymeric Marine Mattresses

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Polymeric Marine Mattresses (PMM) are compartmental structures composed of a high density, flexible, UV stabilized, extruded geogrid specifically developed for the demanding performance required in coastal and marine applications. On Thursday, 19 September 2013, Maccaferri will host a free 90-minute webinar on “Coastal Applications with Polymeric Marine Mattresses.” The event will bein... »

VIDEO: Geogrids with Embankments on Piles

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Huesker Fortrac® geogrids were used to enable the construction of a bridge and state highway construction in Bavaria as part 2012-2013 highway works. The site video (in German with English subtitles) gives excellent views of the pile and reinforcement construction and explanation of the design. (Click the brackets in the lower right of the video’s bottom bar to view in full-screen mode.) »

AEG Helps USACE Protect Mississippi Levee

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The floods affecting American waterways in 2011 have been, for many communities, historic, as have the engineering solutions being utilized. American Environmental Group, Ltd. (AEGL) has been part of a first-of-its-kind emergency levee protection effort in Mississippi that has used impermeable geomembrane liner to help secure the backside of the Yazoo River Backwater Levee. This emergency strategy... »