Ethics in Geosynthetics – An IGS North America Webinar

Boyd Ramsey - Ethics in Geosynthetics webinar
The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) North American Chapter (IGS North America) has run a very successful engineering webinars program, offering free sessions with top-tier speakers. The series has drawn registrants from around the world on matters such as electrical leak location, changing design frameworks for MSE walls, and, as in the final webinar of 2021 from the group, ethics. Engineer...

Advancing Pit Thermal Energy Storage

Construction of a Pit Thermal Energy Storage pond via Solmax
By Solmax - What does the next generation of Pit Thermal Energy Storage (PTES) look like? This question is the focus of the Efficient Pit research and development project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy via a resolution by the German Bundestag. Over the project’s four-year duration, project participants Solmax Geosynthetics GmbH and Solites,...

How Robotics Are Improving Geosynthetic Manufacturing

HUESKER uses robotics in base yarn manufacturing
The geosynthetics field developed out of—and remains deeply connected to—textile and fabric manufacturing. Many geosynthetic materials are produced using yarns and numerous manufacturers have other markets into which they sell materials such as fibers and base yarn that they produce. In a busy manufacturing plant, this involves repeated handling of reels. Operators use forklifts to move large pallets, and prongs and...

September Webinar Focuses on New Soft Rock Software

Geotextile sand containers (GSCs) have grown substantially in erosion control and scour protection applications. Beachfronts, ports, and property have all gained substantial protection using these “soft armor” solutions. NAUE’s Soft Rock product line is one of the leading brands in this application space. The company has launched a Soft Rock Software program to assist engineers in design. On a September...

Webinar: Internal Stability Design of MSE Walls

For the geosynthetics community, the conversation around the Simplified Method vs. the Stiffness Method for internal stability design in mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls has been a vocal one. Research has shown that the traditional Simplified Method of design was not as effective as it could be for predicting reinforcement loads compared to measured loads. This was felt to...

Geosynthetics CQA Week Online Training Returns

Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire
From 6 - 10 December 2021, TRI Environmental will host the next Geosynthetics CQA Week Online Training. The live, digital format and half-day sessions are ideal for balancing professional development with busy schedules. CQA Week's online training offers three courses that focus on in-demand skills in waste management engineering and construction. Also, the education offers the option to take the...

Reminder: Graduate Student GSI Fellowship Proposals Due August 23

Graduate Student GSI Fellowships RFP
The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has a long history of supporting student research and development projects. The investment helps spur the next generation of understanding with geosynthetics in infrastructure. The independent organization's 2021 - 2022 GSI Fellowships for graduate student research proposals closes soon: 23 August 2021. Share this opportunity! Masters and doctoral candidates are eligible to receive awards of up to $5,000...

GeoAsia 7 Extends Abstracts Deadline

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

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

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...