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IGS Journals Announce Best Papers of 2019

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) supports two official geotechnical publications: Geosynthetics International and Geotextiles and Geomembranes. Both IGS Journals are among the most highly ranked, peer-reviewed geotechnical publications in the world, according to Scimago's list of 263 ranked journals. Geotextiles & Geomembranes, in fact, is a Top 10 publication and Geosynthetics International is in the Top 20. Each year, the...

IGS and GSI Launch Database of Geosynthetic Barrier Guidelines

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Barriers (TC-B), in partnership with the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), has launched a database to track global guidelines and regulations that govern and affect geosynthetic barrier applications. The project focuses on 12 sectors right now: Landfills Hydraulic Engineering Mining Coal Ash Railways Road Construction Groundwater Protection Soil Encapsulation Waterproofing Tank Farms Storage...

Geosynthetics CQA Week Training Online in December

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The long-running geosynthetics CQA Week training courses from TRI Environmental return 7 - 11 December 2020 in an online format. This marks the second time this year that the education will be presented live and online. With five half-day (morning) sessions and one major certification opportunity (GCI-ICP), CQA Week provides thorough training that serves to expand opportunities for engineering...

Webinar: Piled Embankments and Geogrids

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The NAUE Academy puts engineering knowledge at your fingertips through its series of webinars on geotechnical solutions. The free, live webinars address a wide-range of topics in which geosynthetics are used, such as coastal protection, geomembrane weld quality, and, as here in November, geogrids, piled embankments, and urban development. The November 24 presentation (9:00 am CEST) hosted by NAUE Group...

HUESKER Seeks North American Sales Representative

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Erosion Control with Geosynthetics
HUESKER North America is adding a sale representative to its team, to further expand its operations and facilitate service to its growing customer base. The company is actively seeking commission-based Technical Sales Representatives candidates / Companies across North America that have experience selling technical materials and working with engineers to drive specifications for a full range of geotextiles, geogrids,...

IGS Sustainability eBook Expands to Six Languages

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The International Geosynthetics Society released an eBook for Earth Day 2020, which also marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations. The succinct, digital publication (Preparing the Ground for a Brighter Future) is based upon IGS Vice President Dr. Nathalie Touze’s 2018 Giroud Lecture, which highlighted the importance of geosynthetics in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Since the original...

Mega Fish Farm in Egypt Secured with Geosynthetics

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Photo of the mega fish farm pond array in Port Said, Egypt
In Egypt, Phase 2 of the mega aquaculture project in East Port Said is well under way. The project was initiated by government in 2017 and includes construction of a hatchery for fish and shrimp on 4,000 acres of land. Fresh sea water will supply the fish farm via a system of canals lined by more than 3 million...

JOBS – Design Engineer, Presto Geosystems

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Image of ballast being applied to geocell in railway application - Presto Geosystems
Presto Geosystems has served as a leader in the geosynthetics field for nearly 40 years, including being an innovator in the truest sense: the company invented geocellular confinement technology in the late 1970s. Today, the manufacturer continues its growth in geotechnical applications and is currently looking to add a Design Engineer at its corporate headquarters in Appleton, Wisconsin. LEARN MORE...

Last Chance! Register NOW for GeoAmericas 2020 ONLINE

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GeoAmericas 2020, the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, has nearly arrived! From 26 - 31 October 2020, an international community of hundreds geotechnical engineers will gather ONLINE for technical sessions, lectures, and short courses. GEOAMERICAS 2020 PROGRAM It is a large program, as promised. The wide range of topics address major sectors (e.g., transportation engineering, mining) and geosynthetic materials (e.g., long-term...

Sustainable Geotextiles to Be Showcased in October 22 Webinar

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Image of white Secutex Green sustainable geotextile installed along streambanks with trees and a footbridge in the background
The field of geosynthetics was created in many respects by manufacturers. It was manufacturers that put forth many of the engineering ideas, funded early research, supported pilot projects, innovated manufacturing processes, generated technical reports, committed to standardization, and so forth. The result of this endeavor was the development of a dynamic field, one that focuses on the only major...