Steep Slopes and the Use of GCCMs

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Geosynthetic cementitious composite mats (GCCMs) have been used widely for new construction and rehabilitation of containment and fluid conveyance infrastructure. The uses have extended to a diverse range of sectors, such as mining, road, rail, civil, petrochemical, and agriculture. The barrier solution, often summarized as “concrete on a roll,” has been particularly welcomed on sites that are cha... »

Geo-Congress 2019 Seeks Case Studies, Heads to US Northeast

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The ASCE Geo-Institute’s long-running Geo-Congress conference is one of the most important annual gatherings in the United States on geotechnical engineering. With the announcement of Geo-Congress 2019, the Geo-Institute notes that the event, incredibly, has never been held in the Northeast. The 2019 edition will change that in bringing the event to Philadelphia. Conference theme: Case Studies Geo... »

INTERVIEW: Sven Schröer on Growth in Geosynthetics

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By Chris Kelsey – This is Part 2 of 2 of a profile. Part 1, based on an interview with HUESKER North America’s first president, Tom Collins, looks at the founding of the North and Central American operations. Part 2 is an interview with current HUESKER North and Central America CEO Sven Schröer. The discussion focuses on the current wave of growth with the company, which is celebrating its 25th an... »

Tom Collins Reflects on HUESKER’s First 25 Years

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By Chris Kelsey – This is Part 1 of 2 of a profile. Part 1, based on an interview with HUESKER North America’s first president, Tom Collins, looks at the founding of the North and Central American operations. Part 2, an interview with current CEO Sven Schröer, focuses on the current wave of growth with the company, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This two-part story is also part o... »

A Stronger Load Transfer System for Geocells

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The release of Presto Geosystems‘ new ATRA® Tendon Clip is providing enhanced load transfer strength for geocell installations. The clip has been designed to transfer slope gravitational forces from for their GEOWEB® geocell walls to tendons. The innovation is a natural extension to the well-known ATRA® key from the company, and this new device incorporates the same “turn and lock” capabilit... »

HUESKER Celebrates 25 Years in the Americas

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The geosynthetics field really took off in the 1990s, and one company that was part of that swift growth was HUESKER, Inc. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company now celebrates 25 years of manufacturing and engineering in North and Central America. The company’s main markets have been in geosynthetics and agricultural and industrial textiles. The company recently moved into a new headquarters... »

Propex Global Launches New Website

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The infrastructure solutions provider Propex Global, which has a well-established and well-known geosynthetics division, has opened 2016 with the launch of a new website. The revamp features updated product pages (and product tours), market descriptions, new contacts, and additional resources. On the GeoSolutions side, the restocked resource library includes product specification sheets, installat... »

Pre-Conference Courses at XV PCSMGE

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The 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE) takes place 15 – 18 November 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. PCSMGE delivers one of the most important technical knowledge exchange platform for geotechnical engineers, agencies, material manufacturers, and affiliated stakeholders throughout the Americas. Also, three major events are co-located with the PC... »

XV PCSMGE Pre-Conference Workshop on Geosynthetic Reinforcement

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Argentina will host a very international gathering of engineers in November when the XV Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XV PCSMGE), the VIII South American Conference on Rock Mechanics, and the VI International Symposium on Deformational Characteristics of Geomaterials co-locate in Buenos Aires, 15 – 18 November 2015. To further boost the offerings, the Inte... »