Geotextile-Encased Stone Columns for Railway Passage MSE Walls

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Cobramseg is a biennial geotechnical engineering event in Brazil that combines multiple national and international engineering conferences. It’s one of South America’s most important engineering gatherings. At the 2016 edition, Ana Carolina Portela Costa, Ary Franck Baia Cordeiro, Leonardo Campos Dias, and Julián Buriticá García of Dinamiza Consultoria e Engenharia Ltda and Renato Pinto da Cunha o... »

Concrete Composite Mat Excels in Railway Project

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In October 2015, a Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM) was used to line a series of ditches along a railway in Liberdade, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The site was characterized by severe access issues. Several of the ditches were cut into steep slopes on either side of the railway. Poured concrete was considered for the installation; however, this would have required lengthy line closures and... »

India Ministry Leaders Join Geosynthetics Summit

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The 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit will be held 19 – 20 May 2016 in New Delhi, India. The key speakers for the event, just announced,  include India ministry leaders in transportation and textiles. Also, the top speakers list includes educators and companies that are influencing the adoption of geosynthetic technologies in India. A strong focus is being placed on infrastructure, with particular h... »

India to Host 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit

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The 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit is coming. The event will be held 19 – 20 May 2016 in New Delhi, India. The Hotel Shangri La has been announced as the venue. An event website has just been launched. The strong focus on infrastructure includes roads and bridges, railways, and coastal and river protection. Through this program, it will address India’s ambitious infrastructure initiatives, relate... »

Global Geosynthetics Summit to Be Rescheduled

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The timeline for conferences are, not uncommonly, adjusted slightly from well out; but it is extremely rare for events to be rescheduled so near to their original dates. The organizers of the 2nd Global Geosynthetics Summit have had to make that difficult decision. It was previously planned for 8 December 2015 in New Delhi, India. New dates have not yet been announced but are expected soon. The or... »

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... »

Riding the Rails: Track Extension on Composite, Biaxial Geogrids

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By Sam Bhat – The Canadian National Railway (CN Rail) wanted to build an additional 6-track extension at the Transcona yard in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Heavy rail cars were expected to pass over this extension area, but the site was not situated on ideal soils for further railway development. CN Rail discovered quickly that the track extension project would need to be delayed while it returned to the e... »

InnoTrans 2014 – Innovative Railway Infrastructure Technology

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Berlin, 2 July 2014 – InnoTrans 2014 (www.innotrans.de) – A modern railway infrastructure is the basis for efficient rail transport that extends beyond international borders. At this year’s InnoTrans the Railway Infrastructure segment, which has expanded yet again, will feature around 500 international companies who will be exhibiting their railway technology innovations on a display floor c... »

InnoTrans 2014 Services, Berlin September

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InnoTrans 2014 will be held in Berlin, Germany 23 – 26 September 2014 when many of the world’s geosynthetics and affiliated geotechnical experts will be attending the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10 ICG) and co-located German Geotechnical Society biennial Baugrundtagung. If one wishes to also take in a visit to the massive exhibition that is InnoTrans, here is the la... »

Strata Announces Geocell Production in India

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Mumbai, Maharashtra – Ever since Strata Geosystems ( India ) Pvt. Ltd.‘s establishment in India, it has striven to provide eco-friendly and economical geotechnical solutions to the Indian construction marketplace. Strata’s relentless efforts to provide better solutions has resulted in an innovative soil reinforcement system in its newly established manufacturing unit at DamanR... »

Edana Publishes Geotextile Workshop Videos from Index 14

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INDEX is a triennial conference and exhibition from Edana.  With more than 12,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors, INDEX is the world’s largest nonwovens-related conference. This year, Daniele Cazzuffi (Past President of the International Geosynthetics Society) developed with the conference a special geotextile workshop. With conference having just concluded in Geneva, Switzerland, Edana has publishe... »

Project Stories: GeoTalk Issue 23.1 Published

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Tensar International Corporation has published its latest issue of GeoTalk, a regular geosynthetic technology and project stories publication. This issue adds seven stories to the series: Building Public Transportation over a Capped Landfill Key Gateway Construction between Major Roads near Fort Collins, Colorado Railbed Performance of Tensar® TriAx® Geogrids Haul Road Reinforcement in Mining Oper... »

US Rail Industry Targets InnoTrans 2014 for Export Boost

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Targeting new markets in effective ways – that is the declared aim of the US rail industry. That is why US companies operating on the world stage are increasingly exploiting the opportunities offered by InnoTrans, the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology, in order to establish new contacts and business relations with decision-makers from regions such as Europe, Asia and South ... »

GeoHazards 6 Part of an Important Geotechnical Movement

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While geohazards mitigation and response is large topic around the word, it is only now gaining real traction in North America. Canada has a more developed geohazards market (systems, companies, research and regulation), and GeoHazards 6 (15-18 June 2014) is making a huge statement with its choice of venue: Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. UPDATE: Abstracts deadline extended to Nov... »

Gabions Protect Mining Rail Turnout from Floods

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A case study from Geofabrics Australasia — BHP Billiton Iron Ore was investigating the blending of ore from all mine sites at Newman. A southern rail turnout across the Fortescue River adjacent to the North Jimblebar Causeway was required so that ore from Ore Body 18 and Jimblebar could be taken directly to the Newman Mine site. Initially a high level causeway and a high level bridge were co... »

TenCate Completes Mirafi® RSi Series

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TenCate Geosynthetics Americas has developed a third patent pending geosynthetic for road and railway reinforcement, called TenCate Mirafi® RS280i. This woven product completes the RSi series of geosynthetics for base reinforcement and subgrade stabilization. In 2010, TenCate Geosynthetics Americas introduced TenCate Mirafi® RS580i, a highly engineered, high strength geosynthetic product for base ... »