Select Abstracts from the Berlin 2 Geomembrane Workshop

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The Berlin 2 geomembrane workshop, held 26 September 2014 in Germany, gathered engineering experts from around the world and who represented multiple perspectives in geosynthetics. The goal was to develop a protocol for better anticipating the end of life–to define end of life–for an exposed, high-density polyethylene geomembrane that is actively in service. Read more about the origin ... »

Berlin 2 Final Report Seeks End of Life Protocol for HDPE Geomembranes

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Immediately following 2014’s 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2014, Berlin), a high-level, one-day workshop on exposed HDPE geomembranes convened at the headquarters of BAM, Germany’s Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing. The event (Berlin 2) brought together field luminaries who represented not only the international practice but multiple perspective... »

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... »

Geosynthetics International Names Best Paper 2013

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By Chris Kelsey – Annually, Geosynthetics International names a best paper from the journal’s previous volume. This allows the judging to take place carefully with the full year’s published volume of issues able to be considered before any decisions are made. Journal editor Richard J. Bathurst and Chairman of the Editorial Board JP Giroud have just announced the 2013 Best Paper f... »

On-Demand: A Trilogy of Giroud and Han Reinforcement Presentations

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The geotechnical engineering professional development website Geo-U (www.geo-u.com) has added two presentations from Drs. JP Giroud and Jie Han to its roster of high-quality, on-demand education. A third presentation will be added shortly to complete a trilogy of reinforcement offerings, each of which is worth 1.5 PDHs following successful completion of post-presentation tests. The new presentatio... »

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... »

The First International Conference on Geosynthetics, Paris 1977

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rom 20-22 April 1977 the International Conference on the Use of Fabrics in Geotechnics was held in Paris, France. This watershed event included a paper from engineer Dr. J.P. Giroud in which he coined two terms that have become central to the field of geosynthetics: "geotextile" and "geomembrane." The Paris gathering introduced many new users to the fast-developing field of geosynthetics and, perh... »