Daniele Cazzuffi to Deliver Inaugural LMNS Lecture

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has created a new lecture series. The LMNS Lecture honors four of the organizers of the 1st International Conference on Geosynthetics (1 ICG): E. Leflaive (Chairman, France), A. McGown (United Kingdom), J. Nieuwenhuis (Netherlands) and M. Sotton (France). Daniele Cazzuffi has been invited to deliver the inaugural LMNS Lecture at EuroGeo 6 in Istanbul (... »

Inaugural Report from IGS Technical Committee on Filtration

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has established multiple technical committees to facilitate even stronger exchange of information between its global members. The IGS Technical Committee on Filtration has issued its first report and set its leadership positions for 2015 – 2018. As standards change and technologies improve, TCs like the filtration group provide a forum for connecting e... »

What’s Old Is New: Geosynthetics International Adds Volumes 1 – 9 Online

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Geosynthetics International, which has become one of the most respected geotechnical engineering journals in the world, is finally making its first nine volumes (1994 – 2002) available for online access. Dr. Richard J. Bathurst announced on the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) website in a November 20 posting that the IGS and the journal’s publisher, Thomas Telford, had come t... »

Last Chance to Register! October 8 Geofilters Webinar

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On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host Webinar #3 in its 2014 series of professional development webinars. This time out, R. Jonathan Fannin, Ph.D., P.Eng (University of British Columbia) will present. The topic: Geofilters. Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (EDT) Date: 8 October 2014 REGISTRATION LINK (Registration closes end of day, October 7, 2014) Membe... »

October 8 NAGS Webinar – Geofilters

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On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host Webinar #3 in its 2014 series of professional development webinars. This time out, R. Jonathan Fannin, Ph.D., P.Eng (University of British Columbia) will present. The topic: Geofilters. Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (EDT) Date: 8 October 2014 REGISTRATION LINK (Registration closes October 7th, 2014) Members of the ... »

Fannin to Present NAGS Webinar on Geofilters

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On Wednesday, 8 October 2014, the North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS) will host Webinar #3 in its 2014 series of professional development webinars. This time out, R. Jonathan Fannin, Ph.D., P.Eng (University of British Columbia) will present. The topic: Geofilters. Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (EDT) Date: 8 October 2014 REGISTRATION LINK (Registration closes October 7th, 2014) Members of the ... »

D35 Proposing Standard for Stormwater Catch Basin Filters

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W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 17 July 2014 – A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer a means to reduce the impact of contaminated stormwater entering local drains. WK45326, Specification for Stormwater Catch Basin Filter, will aid community developments, sports facilities, fairgrounds, stadiums and factories in complying with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean water initiatives... »

History of Geosynthetics: Filter Fabrics Emerge from a 1957 Storm

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In March 2014, I published “A Brief History of Geotextiles” in Land and Water Magazine. (A copy of that article may be downloaded in PDF here.) It would take a considerably long manuscript to fully detail the research, projects, events and people who have brought forth geotextiles, let alone the larger field of geosynthetics; but a welcomed result of that small article was post-publication communi... »

Geotextile E-Learning Modules Offered by Propex

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Propex™ has launched a new series of e-learning training modules focused on woven geotextiles. The modules include profiles of applications, benefits, and installation notes from the company’s Geotex® Wovens line. ACCESS THE E-LEARNING PORTAL The Geotex® Wovens 101 is available on Propexglobal.com, Geotextile.com, and Propexplus.com. A Nonwovens 101 module is also available. Questions on this trai... »

VIDEO: Grab Tensile Testing of Nonwoven Geotextiles

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Geofabrics Australasia has developed a suite of videos that explain various standardized tests on geosynthetics. While these videos focus specifically on Australian standards, they are highly applicable to testing conducted elsewhere in the world (e.g., ASTM, ISO) and provide an excellent bit of insight into how the stringency of testing behind geosynthetic product manufacturing and specification ... »

GeoAfrica 2013 Call for Abstracts

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GeoAfrica 2013 will be held 18-20 November 2013 in Accra, Ghana (NY Times' #4 place to visit in 2013). This event will be the Second IGS Regional Conference on Geosynthetics in Africa. Attendees interested in transportation, mining, water and waste management are all certain to be on site for this event. Abstracts in English not exceeding 400 words should be submitted by email to Technical@GeoAfri... »