A Geosynthetic Solution for Tehran Highway Wall

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By Maccaferri – For a 33m-high, 300m-long retaining wall along the new Tehran North Highway, a composite geosynthetic solution from Maccaferri is being utilized. This geosynthetic approach has enabled the project team to avoid construction of a bridge or a traditional concrete wall, and in doing so has made the works more cost-effective while simplifying the installation. The ongoing construction ... »

VIDEO: Reduction Factor for Creep Rupture Behavior of Geosynthetics

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In HUESKER’s May 2017 videocast, engineer Christoph Hessing discusses a highly important reduction factor that engineers must know to properly design with geosynthetics: creep rupture. This is essential to understanding soil reinforcement. “The purpose of the reduction factors is to take into account the factors influencing product behavior that are likely to be significant in an application,” Hes... »

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... »

Richard Bathurst Joins Panel on Engineering Career Development

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The 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAmericas 2016) will be held 10 – 13 April 2016 in Miami at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The event’s organizers have announced the addition of Prof. Richard Bathurst (Royal Military College of Canada, Queen’s University) to the high-profile panel discussion on engineering career development. Bathurst will join Mark Smith and Jacques Côté, w... »

Basal Reinforcement Project: Port of Guaymas, Mexico

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The Port of Guaymas functions as a shipping, manufacturing, commercial, and tourism center. It lies on the shores of the Gulf of California on the Pacific Ocean in Sonora, Mexico. The port’s major exports include sulfuric acid, copper, wheat, and other regional crops. It is currently the fastest growing seaport in Mexico. Planned expansions will extend the port into the bay between Guaymas a... »

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... »

Strata Releases New Spanish-Language Website for Soil Reinforcement

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With a rapidly growing global sales and manufacturing presence, Strata Systems, Inc. has developed more regionally targeted portals in support of its clients and Strata’s soil reinforcement products. In particular, the significantly updated Spanish-language website targets the company’s strong presence in South America. The new site draws upon the recently updated English-language website and feat... »

Strata Launches New Soil Reinforcement Website

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Soil reinforcement products specialty company Strata Systems, Inc. has relaunched its www.geogrid.com website. The reinvigorated design, with an emphasis on images that visually display the complexity in geosynthetic soil reinforcement, is supported by a strong case study library. Key topics include reinforcement in modern landfill design, slope stabilization, highway expansion, wastewater managem... »

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... »