Volume 34 of IGS News: Elections, Workshops, Young Members

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The International Geosynthetics Society has published the first of 2018’s three issues of IGS News, which tracks the on-going contributions of the IGS to the global geotechnical engineering field and opportunities for all involved. Volume 34 opens with some essential reading, including candidate biographies and related announcements pertaining to the forthcoming IGS Council elections. All stories ... »

REMINDER: Register Now for IGS June Workshops in Munich

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The International Geosynthetics Society has two exceptional, standalone events being held back-to-back in Munich. The June workshops kick off with the 1st GeoReinforcement Workshop, June 4 – 5. Then, on June 6 – 7, the 1st GeoBarrier Workshop takes place. Each of the June workshops has a separate registration, but both registrations may be made at the events’ shared online regist... »

Pumped Storage Facility Revitalized by GCL Barrier

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By NAUE – After more than 50 years of operation, the Hohenwarte II pumped storage facility near Saalfeld/Thuringia had seen many changes both in the ways in which the facility needed to be used and in its infrastructure and performance. Numerous changes had occurred to the site’s inlets and outlets. The pumped storage facility began to exhibit high rates of leakage. The issue was the aging, ... »

Project Video: Geosynthetic Tubes for Coastal Protection

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A new project video from HUESKER details a 1500m-long coastal protection installation of geosynthetic tubes along Lake Sedlitz in Germany’s Lusatian Lake District. The 1400 ha (3460 acre) lake is the largest of the manmade lakes in the former lignite mining area. The old mines have been flooded, a process that has restored the region to its historical natural beauty. As the waters of Lake Sedlitz ... »

Waterproof Membranes 2016 Preview

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When Waterproof Membranes 2016 convenes in Cologne, Germany, 7 – 9 November 2016, it will mark the 10th annual edition of this ever-growing series. The conference is organized by Applied Market Information (AMI) and brings together film and sheet manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, manufacturing line developers, polymer experts, and other stakeholders for 2.5 days of networking and single-trac... »

HDPE Geomembrane Additives – September 7 Webinar

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Solmax continues its series of deeper-level discussions on how geosynthetics are manufactured and how those decisions—equipment, raw materials, quality control, etc.—translate into successful engineering designs. On September 7, the company will host a free webinar on HDPE geomembrane additives and their link to long-term services lives. Registration links for the webinar are below. HDPE GEOMEMBRA... »

VIDEO: Pumped Storage Plant Barrier Rehabilitation, Germany

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The latest video from NAUE tells the story of the pumped storage plant barrier rehabilitation in Hohenwarte, Germany. The project provided an essential update a half-century-old site. Geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) has been the centerpiece of the sealing system’s update. “We have an upper reservoir with two concrete dams and a rockfill dam provided with a clay seal,” says Dipl.-In... »

Companies to Network with at Waterproof Membranes 2016

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The early bird registration deadline for Waterproof Membranes 2016 is September 2. Save roughly €120 (including VAT) on registration for this 10th edition of this annual conference from AMI. Waterproof Membranes 2016 will be held in Cologne, Germany  7 – 9 November 2016. Geosynthetica is a media partner to the event. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM (PDF) COMPANIES ATTENDING WATERPROOF MEMBRANES 2016 Geo... »

Waterproof Membranes 2016 Program

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The annual Waterproof Membranes conference from AMI returns to Cologne, Germany  7 – 9 November 2016. The Waterproof Membranes 2016 program has been released. This edition is the conference’s 10th. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM (PDF) The conference includes a mix of geotechnical/civil and architectural topics, such as membrane durability, water conservation, manufacturing innovations, market sta... »

Waterproof Membranes Readying 10th Edition

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When Waterproof Membranes 2016 convenes in Cologne, Germany, 7 – 9 November 2016, it will mark the 10th annual edition of this ever-growing series. The conference is organized by Applied Market Information (AMI) and brings together film and sheet manufacturers, machine manufacturers, polymer experts, and others for 2.5 days of networking and single-track presentations. Discussions at Waterproof Me... »

Updated MSE Design Software for FHWA, BS 8006, and EuroCode 7

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NAUE, the international geosynthetics manufacturer and engineering services provider, has released SecuSlope 3.0 for mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) applications. The latest version of this MSE design software has been updated for state-of-practice use with FHWA (limit equilibrium), BS 8006 (ultimate limit state), and EuroCode 7 (EC7) following the German EBGEO (Recommendations for Design and ... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Early Reg Deadline: September 25

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Waterproof Membranes 2015 will be held 17 – 19 November 2015 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. This annual event draws an international audience of manufacturers, welding equipment makers, distributors, and other stakeholders in the larger membrane market. Discussion includes geotechnical, architectural, structural, and decorative membrane applications. The early registration deadline for thi... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Offers Summer Special

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Waterproof Membranes 2015 will be held 17 – 19 November 2015 in Bonn, Germany at the Maritim Hotel. This annual event draws an international audience of manufacturers, welding equipment makers, distributors, and other stakeholders in the larger membrane market. Discussion includes geotechnical, architectural, structural, and decorative membrane applications. The organizers, Applied Market Informat... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Program Announced

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The annual Waterproof Membranes conference from AMI returns 17 – 19 November 2015 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. The conference organizers have just released the program for Waterproof Membranes 2015. For geosynthetics companies, there are a number of presentations to take interest in. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM (PDF) Chief among them: “High-temperature resistance liner opens new applicatio... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Best Rate

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Reminder: the deadline for getting the best rate on Waterproof Membranes 2015 is May 15! This annual event, organized by Applied Market Information (AMI) in Europe, draws an international audience of manufacturers, welding equipment makers, distributors, and other stakeholders in the larger membrane market. This includes architectural, structural, decorative, and geotechnical applications. Waterpr... »

Waterproof Membranes 2015 Call for Presentations

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AMI has announced the dates of Waterproof Membranes 2015, the 9th installment in the annual series. The international conference focuses on the market dynamics, technical innovation, manufacture, installation, and performance of waterproof membranes. It will be held 17 – 19 November 2015 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, Germany. VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE The Call for Presentations has also been i... »

Early-Bird Rate for InnoTrans 2016

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Berlin, 10 December 2014 – The early bird catches the worm. The same expression also goes for InnoTrans. Every exhibitor who books a stand at InnoTrans 2016 by 7 January 2015 can secure a price advantage with the attractive discounts offered by InnoTrans on early bookings. Registration forms in English and German are available for downloading on the InnoTrans website. If you have any queries as re... »

A Hydrostatic Pressure-Resistant Tunnel Lining in Bavaria

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By NAUE Geosynthetics – As part of the Deutsche Einheit (German Unification) Traffic Project 8.1, the Deutsche Bahn Netz AG (German Railways) ordered the construction of the Höhnberg and Füllbach tunnels on the Coburg-South section of the new twin-track line between Ebensfeld and Erfurt. The two tunnels cross one another with a vertical offset of 16m, which meant an enormous challenge for th... »

Waterproof Membranes 2014 Preview: Speakers, Attending Companies

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Waterproof Membranes 2014 brings together geotechnical and architectural users, manufacturers and researchers of materials such as roofing membranes and geomembranes. The diverse audience, with representatives from all levels in the membrane market, creates a congenial environment for networking, market growth discussions, discovery of new opportunities, and much more. Waterproof Membranes 2014 wi... »

Report from the Berlin 2 Workshop on Exposed, HDPE Geomembranes

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By Chris Kelsey – On September 26, immediately following the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG), a high-level, one-day workshop on HDPE geomembranes convened at the headquarters of BAM, Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing. The event brought together field luminaries who represented not only the international practice but multiple perspect... »

Berlin 2 – Geomembrane Workshop

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Tentative Schedule 09:00 – 10:15 Session 1 – 9 papers @ 8 mins ea. 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break in meeting room area 10:30 – 11:45 Session 2 – 9 papers @ 8 mins ea. 11:45 – 12:15 Session 3 – Create outline of key topics to be addressed in the afternoon 12:15 – 13:30 Lunch on site at BAM Commissary 13:30 – 15:00 Session 4 – Discussion Sessio... »

Waterproof Membranes 2014 Program Includes Geosynthetics, Mining

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Waterproof Membranes 2014 brings together geotechnical and architectural users, manufacturers and researchers of materials such as roofing membranes and geomembranes. The diverse audience, with representatives from all levels in the membrane market, creates a congenial environment for networking, market growth discussions, discovery of new opportunities, and much more. Geosynthetica’s editor, Chri... »

VIDEO: Canal Restoration with Geosynthetic Concrete Mattress

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HUESKER has published a video of its extensive canal restoration work on the Mittlere-Isar-Kanal (MIK) in Germany. The project, which utilizes the Incomat® geosynthetic concrete mattress system and which featured underwater installation, was profiled on Geosynthetica in March 2014. In announcing the new video, the company noted: “The special feature of this construction project is in the und... »

International Geosynthetics Society Awards Reception Heads to Berlin

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During the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG), the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will hold its awards reception, with a few important changes. In the past, the awards have often been handed out late in a conference, when much of the business has concluded. This year, IGS is moving its general assembly and awards presentations into the center of the action, with a S... »