IGS Landslides Workshop: Geosynthetics for Slope Stabilization

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During the 4th World Landslide Forum, the Italian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (AIG-IGS) will hold a one-day workshop on 1 June 2017. Landslides workshop title: Geosynthetics for Slope Stabilization. Daniele Cazzuffi (IGS Past President, CESI SpA, Milano, Italy) and Sabatino Cuomo (University of Salerno, Italy) are organizing the event. LANDSLIDES WORKSHOP: GEOSYNTHETICS FOR ... »

Brazil’s First Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Structure

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By Bruno Pedroni – When the Sao Paulo, Brazil-based Technological Institute of Aeronautics geosynthetics group (GGGAITA) celebrated its 30th anniversary, one of the highlights was Bidim’s presentation on a 30-year-old geosynthetic-reinforced soil wall. The 1986 project was built along the SP-123 roadway, which connects the cities of Taubaté and Campos do Jordao in the Vale do Paraíba (SP). Bidim’s... »

HUESKER to Unveil New Mining Brochure at Mining Indaba

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When the Investing in African Mining Indaba conference convenes in Cape Town, South Africa 8 – 11 February 2016, geosynthetics manufacturer and engineering services provider HUESKER will be on hand. The company will also unveil a new mining brochure at the Mining Indaba™ show. The event is an annual gathering with a considerable focus on raising and controlling capital costs in mine development an... »

Military Engineering: Blast Walls with Geotextiles

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The Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) in Bedford, Nova Scotia has updated its facility with geosynthetic-supported blast walls. The hillside site, overlooking the Bedford Basin edge of Halifax Harbour, has previously required concrete protection barriers outside of each ammo bunker. New regulations, however, have prompted the facility to redesign its protection strategy with walls that would... »

REVIEW: Geosynthetics Middle East 2015

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The 7th edition of the international conference and exhibition Geosynthetics Middle East 2015 (GeoME 2015) once again turned the capital of the United Arab Emirates—Abu Dhabi—into an international meeting place for geotechnical and environmental experts. The event attracted more than 400 industry experts and 35 countries. The strong attendance, plus a sold out exhibition, underscored why the confe... »

Awards Enhance Geosynthetics Middle East Status

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The GeoME Awards were held at Geosynthetics Middle East 2015. While the event was the 7th in the annual series, it marked the first time for the GeoME Awards were presented. The addition was well-received. The final nominees and the winning projects represented a broad range of projects and materials. The two-day event was held 16 – 17 November 2015 in Abu Dhabi under the Patronage of Abu Dhabi Mu... »

High-Strength Geotextiles Flex Their Muscle

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Geotextiles have been developed and installed in civil engineering projects since the 1950s. Largely emerging in response to flooding and storm events in the Netherlands and the United States, these synthetic “technical textiles” have grown substantially in use. They commonly provide cushioning and protection, filtration and drainage, and soil separation characteristics. Few geosynthetic-related p... »

Slope Reinforcement and Road Rebuild after Typhoon

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By ACE Geosynthetics – In 2009, Typhoon Morakot hit central and southern Taiwan with torrential rain. The storm set a rainfall record and was responsible for numerous disasters, such as landslides and dike failures. More than 100 bridges were damaged and mountain roads collapsed. Failure of Route Kao 132 Route Kao 132 in Kaohsiung is an important tourism and commercial road. It is the only a... »

German Lugers Win Gold at Geosynthetic-Reinforced Facility

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HUESKER congratulates German lugers on their winning four gold medals in Russia! Fortrac® geogrids were used to reinforce the site of the luge and bobsleigh track in the Russian region of Krasnaya near Sochi. Access roads and grandstands were built on geosynthetic-reinforced soil (GRS) incorporating Fortrac® geogrids. The geogrids were also installed in embankments built to protect against wind an... »