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GeoAsia 7 Extends Abstracts Deadline

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GeoAsia 7 in Taipei, Taiwan
The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAsia 7) will be held 11 - 15 April 2022 Taipei, Taiwan. The event is one of the major quadrennial regional conferences of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Organizers have granted an extension of abstract acceptance through 31 August 2021. The overall theme for GeoAsia 7 remains Hazard’s Risk Management, Innovation, and Sustainability. MORE...

Webinar: Deeply Filled Ponds and ELL Surveys

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Shawn Calendine at a pond survey site
International geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax is well known for its barrier technologies, such as its innovative conductive lining systems and geomembranes for use in high-temperature liquid applications. The company is also highly supportive of education endeavors in the field. This month, it is hosting the fourth episode in a running series of electrical leak location (ELL) webinars delivered by experts....

EU Accession Supported by Landfill Upgrades

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Vinca Landfill
By NAUE - In the course of the European Union (EU) accession process, the adaptation of waste management to the EU's legal framework can be a major challenge for a country. This has been the case in Serbia, which applied for EU accession in 2009, entered the process in 2012, and is currently estimated to finalize its negotiations by...

Video: MSE Walls Lecture from AGERP

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The lecture series on Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering: From Research to Practice (AGERP) has shared a recording of Chaido (Yuli) Doulala-Rigby's Koerner Lecture on MSE walls. The focus of the 90-minute session is "Good practice, lessons learned & unusual fills in MSE design & construction." Doulala-Rigby is one of the most active and well-regarded geotechnical engineers in reinforcement geosynthetics. She...

Register Now for Final GCL Webinar

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Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation Image from Solmax
Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) have a tremendous record as hydraulic barriers in engineered lining and capping systems. Yet, they are not well understood by the larger geotechnical design community. They require knowledge not only of geosynthetics but of sodium bentonite types, behavior, and suitability in certain applications. The four-part, free GCL webinar series from Dr. Craig Benson, Dean of...

Waterproof Membranes 2021 Program Announced

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Waterproof Membranes 2021
AMI’s Waterproof Membranes conference is back! The next edition will take place 8 – 10 November 2021 at the Pullman Cologne hotel in Cologne, Germany. The single-track, international conference focuses on market dynamics, technical innovations, manufacturing, supply chains, and other matters influencing the success of barrier materials. Presentations address geotechnical and architectural barriers. The conference begins with an evening reception on November...

Online Access to 4 ICTG Presentations Available

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Virtual learning screens in a virtual auditorium, via shutterstock license
If you missed the virtual 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4 ICTG), you can still learn from the events hundreds of contributors! The conference, which was held online in late May 2021, included more than 230 peer-reviewed papers and roughly 400 participants. Geotechnical professionals who were not able to attend can now access the event's presentations through 31 August...

Flood Protection Strategies with Geosynthetics

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Flood Protection – Rehabilitation of a Dike in Germany
Geosynthetics have provided a wide range of flood defense solutions around the world. They are used to halt erosion, strength coast lines and riverbanks. They support dunes and prevent sand wash out in the face of hurricanes. They provide alternatives to sand bags. For many projects, they provide essential levee reinforcement to provide long-term defense against flood threats. Here, we...

Tech Note: The Genuine Compressive Strength of GCCMs

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This series of Technical Notes, authored by Concrete Canvas Ltd., consider the importance of using ASTM standards that are specific to Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCMs) when selecting GCCM materials for use on erosion control projects. SERIES INTRODUCTION GCCMs are unlike most geosynthetics as their properties change on hydration from flexible to rigid. Both the uncured (pre-set, soft and flexible) and cured...

Titan Partners with McGill on Cold Regions Research

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Montreal-based McGill University is home to one of Canada's top geotechnical engineering programs. Titan Environmental Containment has long partnered with different engineering schools on materials development projects. Now, Titan is increasing its involvement with the McGill University Geo-Group, courtesy of a new three-year research project: Improving the Performance of Ground-Supported Slabs Subject to Extreme Environmental Conditions by Using Rigid...