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Concrete Canvas USA Hits the Ground Running

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Waterproof Membranes 2016 - Concrete Canvas
Today marks an important, new chapter for Concrete Canvas Ltd. The company has been very active globally in the geosynthetic barriers market, establishing offices, distributor relationships, and signature projects around the world for years. The company’s continual growth has been a great story, and that story is continuing with a major expansion into the US market. From 25 March...

Online Geosynthetics CQA Week Training, May 10 – 14

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Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire
The long-running geosynthetics CQA Week training courses from TRI Environmental return 10 - 14 May 2021 in an online format. The live, online format has been a quick success, with December's offering hosting the most students in CQA Week's 15+ year history. With five half-day (morning) sessions and one major certification opportunity (GCI-ICP), CQA Week provides thorough training that...

GeoU 2022 Announces Dates

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Image of the river along downtown Austin, Texas, site of GeoU 2022
Geotechnical engineering events around the world have shifted on the calendar or taken their education online, due to Covid safety concerns. The 2.5-day GeoU in Austin, Texas is focused on geosynthetics in civil infrastructure. The organizers have confirmed that GeoU will preserve its in-person character and has opted to shift the dates to 5 – 8 April 2022. The event...

Two Geosynthetics Business Moves: NAUE, BontexGeo

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Image of a businessman's clasped hands and and chess pieces on an old wooden table. Photo by Gajus via Shutterstock license.
Last week, many in the geosynthetics field were participating in virtual panel discussions and special sessions with the online Geosynthetics Conference. Two geosynthetics business moves were announced during the week, which readers may have missed. NAUE & PROSÉ JOIN FORCES NAUE is one of the most diversified manufacturers of geosynthetics in the world, with a large suite of materials produced in...

NAUE Offers Working Platform Software

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Photo of basal reinforcement with Secugrid HS from NAUE
Large-scale working platforms have become important solutions to infrastructure projects. grown in use in infrastructure, such as for situations in which load transfer enables more efficient construction or makes the construction possible. Reinforcement geosynthetics are commonly part of working platform designs. International geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE has developed an enhanced model for the design of working platforms, distilling field experience...

Reminder: 12 ICG Abstracts Due February 28

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Roman Colosseum. Photo by Ijby Berg via Shutterstock license.
The extended abstracts call for the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) closes February 28! Be sure to submit your project, research, and application abstracts on time. 12 ICG will be held 18 – 22 September 2022 in Rome, Italy at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. It is the quadrennial, global event for the International Geosynthetics Society and one...

The Patent Dispute between Concrete Canvas and Eurobent Continues

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Close up of fabric on a Concrete Canvas product
For three years, a patent dispute has played out between Concrete Canvas and Eurobent over the latter company's material Tiltex™. Concrete Canvas Technology Ltd. is the inventor of Concrete Canvas® products, commonly known as a geosynthetic cementitious concrete mat (GCCM). Tiltex has been presented as a GCCM material. The 11 February 2021 ruling in the patent dispute includes a sum...

The IGS TC-B Takes on GRI-GCL3

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GCL installation - Photo by NAUE
On March 3, renowned geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) expert Kent von Maubeuge (NAUE) will deliver a live webinar on “GCL Standard Specification GRI-GCL3: Background, Development, Limitations, and Latest Updates.” The time of the presentation is 5:00 pm AEST (Brisbane) / 8:00 am CET (Berlin) / 2:00 am EST (New York). This free event is organized by the International Geosynthetics Society’s...

What’s Hot: Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021

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Geosynthetics Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones
The long-running Geosynthetics Conference from IFAI and the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) was able to hold its event in person in 2020, with its early-year position. But in 2021, organizers have had to make the same difficult decision that all other events have had to under Covid: Move the event on the calendar? Go virtual? Cancel? Fortunately for the geosynthetics...

2021 Endeavors to Support in Geosynthetics

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Image of the river along downtown Austin, Texas, site of GeoU 2022
What will you and your organization support in 2021? We’ve got a few favorites in events and memberships that we hope you’ll take part in too. NOTE: This page has been updated with recent event date changes.  2021 Events Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021 (February 22 - 25, ONLINE) The long-running Geosynthetics Conference series continues, despite the challenges presented by covid. Organizers at...