4 Ways Geosynthetics Outperform Aggregates in Roadworks

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Maccaferri has released a new white paper on the use of geosynthetics in roadworks. The document was released at the 79th Annual Session of Indian Road Congress and includes real-life applications of geosynthetics, a discussion of advantages, and how geosynthetics outperform conventional aggregates. The company is one of the largest producers of geosynthetics and affiliated geotechnical materials ... »

MAXConference Expands the Scope of Its Geosynthetics Event

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MAXConference will continue its annual series of transportation-related events with a strong incorporation of geosynthetic materials. From 12 – 13 March 2019, the group will host Asphalt Concrete Mixes and Geosynthetic Materials in Road Constructions at the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel in Russia. International manufacturer Thrace Group serves as this year’s key conference partner. In 20... »

REVIEW: 2nd International Geosynthetics in Road Construction

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The 2nd international Geosynthetics in Road Construction conference was held May 19 in Moscow. Key sponsors for the event included Maccaferri, NAUE, Thrace Group, Bohnenkamp AG, and New Ground. Machina-TST sponsored a special session on “Evaluation of Geosynthetic Quality in Road Construction.” MAXConference, the organizer, reports that the event participants included companies focused on design, ... »

Machina-TST Becomes Partner to 2nd Geosynthetics in Road Construction

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When the 2nd Geosynthetics in Road Construction conference gathers 19 May 2017 in Moscow at the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya, it will include broad discussion on how geosynthetics are growing in the large Russian transportation engineering market and affiliated international markets. Machina-TST, a fast-growing geosynthetics manufacturer based in Belarus, has signed onto the event in support ... »

2nd Geosynthetics in Road Construction Examines Russian Market

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The 2nd Geosynthetics in Road Construction conference will be held 19 May 2017 in Moscow at the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya. The international event follows last year’s successful debut for the event, which is helping introduce wider discussion and adoption of geosynthetics in the large Russian transportation engineering market. It is also helping better link international countries with par... »

Geocellular System Supports a Mountain Road

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Dashu Mountain in Hefei City, Anhui Province, China, is a well-known tourist destination for people throughout South Asia. The area’s beauty is a particularly popular draw for hikers. When a new access road needed to be constructed, local officials selected a geocellular system for the road base. This geosynthetic solution gave them an efficient, low-cost, long-life solution that was less invasive... »

Moscow in May: Geosynthetics in Road Construction

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On May 24, Moscow will be the host city for the international conference “Use of Geosynthetics in Road Construction.” The event, supported by main event partner Tensar and with additional support from the STARCO Company, will be held at the Hilton Leningradskaya Hotel. The organizers report that discussion will focus on: Geosynthetics quality management Effective use of geosynthetic ma... »

The Road Ahead: Transportation Engineering

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The GeoAmericas 2016 transportation engineering track will hold paper presentation sessions on April 11 and 12 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on South Beach. These sessions will present state of practice solutions and state-of-the-art ideas to enrich engineers, contractors, and other project stakeholders. The full GeoAmericas 2016 conference–the 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics&#... »

RFID Smart Geosynthetics Enable a Talking Road

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By Rainer Lugmayr – Passive RFID tags embedded in an asphalt geosynthetic interlayer may be coming to a road near you. The geosynthetic reduces reflective cracking while the uniquely tagged sensors provide roadway integrity and roadwork history for inspectors. The technology received an Energy Globe 2014—the world award for sustainability. Provlies GmbH provides the RFID tag-equipped geosynthetic ... »

Australia Seminars: Geosynthetics in Flexible Pavement Design

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In September, Geofabrics Australasia is hosting a series of seminars across Australia on “Use of Geosynthetics in Flexible Pavement Design.” The sessions will feature the expertise of guest speaker Dr. Mark H. Wayne of Tensar International (USA). LINK: REGISTRATION The seminar will focus on: The benefits of geogrids in pavements Pavement Optimization Design through the use of the AASHT... »

Geomembrane Provides Moisture Barrier for Major Highway

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Interstate 35 (I-35) is a major highway that runs north-south from Laredo, Texas all the way up to Duluth, Minnesota (more than 1,550 miles). A seven-mile stretch of I-35 near Ardmore, Oklahoma is prone to undulations in the pavement owing to expansive clay beneath the road surface. As the moisture content of the clay increases the clay tends to swell, which causes a non-homogenous expansion and c... »

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... »

NYSDOT Approves Solmax Geomembranes

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Montreal (Qc) – 2 April 2014: Solmax is proud to announce that its HDPE geomembrane has recently been added to the New York State Department of Transportation’s (NYSDOT) approved material list. The NYSDOT’s mission is to ensure that their customers, those who live, work and travel in New York State, have a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound transportation system.  As such, t... »

Sinkholes: Bridging the Divide in Union Bridge

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By Chris Kelsey – Sinkholes are a common problem in many parts of the world. Although not much can be done to prevent them from collapsing, catastrophic loss can be prevented. Geogrids have been used successfully for sinkhole mitigation and site remediation designs. Work in the historic town of Union Bridge, Maryland, exemplifies this geosynthetic reinforcement approach. New development in U... »

TenCate MiraSpec Design Software – Update Version 2

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6 March 2014 – TenCate Geosynthetics Americas is proud to reintroduce our internet based MiraSpec Design Solutions Software (www.miraspec.com). It is an easy to use software program that will assist in both flexible pavement and unpaved road design while demonstrating the many benefits of using our Mirafi® RSi-Series and H2Ri woven reinforcement & stabilization geosnthetics in roadway st... »

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... »

Rodoanel Trecho Norte: da maior obra de infraestrutura da América Latina

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Consórcio vencedor do Trecho 1 escolhe a Geo Soluções para executar serviços geotécnicos da maior obra de infraestrutura da América Latina. A Geo Soluções foi a empresa escolhida pelo consórcio vencedor do Trecho 1 – Construtoras Mendes Junior e Isolux-Corsan – para a execução dos serviços geotécnicos e de fundações especiais. Considerado um projeto de elevado padrão técnico, o Rodoanel Nort... »

Tensar International Announces Another Regional Partnership

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ATLANTA – Tensar International, the global leader in geosynthetic site development technology, has announced an expanded partnership with G & O Supply Co., Inc., which will increase Tensar ‘s product accessibility and support service in Mississippi. This new partnership will allow for increased Tensar® TriAx® Geogrid availability to local customers, especially along the Gulf Coast ... »

The HUESKER Group Founds Subsidiary in Russia

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The HUESKER Group, with its corporate head office in Gescher, Westphalia, Germany, was expanded on 1 October 2013 through a new subsidiary in Moscow, Russia. As one of the international leading manufacturers of geosynthetics, the HUESKER Group is active in the business areas Earthworks and Foundations, Roads and Pavements, Hydraulic Engineering, Environmental Engineering as well as applications in... »

Standards Update from D35 on Geosynthetics

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There are two ASTM International standards updates to report for 8 April 2013 from Committee D35 on Geosynthetics: * Committee D35 on Geosynthetics has published a new standard, D7853 – Standard Test Method for Hydraulic Pullout Resistance of a Geomembrane with Locking Extensions Embedded in Concrete. As the committee notes in the Significance and Use section of the standard, “Due to h... »

Typar Geotextiles Continues 40 Years of Innovation

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27 March 2013 – TYPAR Geosynthetics, one of the world’s largest and leading suppliers of high-performance geotextiles, is proud to announce the latest addition to 40 years of innovation in TYPAR geotextiles: TYPAR C-Class Construction Fabrics. Engineered for use in AASHTO M-288 applications and to provide exceptional strength, uniformity, and durability characteristics, TYPAR C-Class p... »

TenCate Geosynthetics’ Flexible Pavement Design App

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TenCate launched its MiraSpec Design Solutions Software in September 2010 to provide flexible pavement design assistance and demonstrate the benefits woven reinforcement and stabilization geotextiles in roadway structures. Now, the company has unveiled a flexible pavement design app for the iPad. »