Wow! 12 ICG Receives 500+ Abstracts

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The geosynthetics community had grown a little restless waiting for updates from the organizers of the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics. Due to the global covid pandemic, 12 ICG had moved a full year on the calendar to September 2023 in order to free up space in 2022 for other geotechnical events. Then, a very long period of silence...

Naue Publishes Erosion-Stable Road Embankment Document

Naue Erosion-Stable Road Embankment Feature Image
Naue is one of the world’s most diverse manufacturers of geosynthetic and affiliated sustainable materials. The company produces nearly every type of geosynthetic and innovative new materials that are 100% biodegradable. The company has published a system selection document for professionals needing erosion-stable road embankment engineered solutions. Download the PDF RELATED STORY: Podcast - Biodegradable Materials Mimic Geosynthetics EROSION-STABLE ROAD EMBANKMENTS In the...

Podcast: Ocean Health, Sustainability and Geosynthetics

GeoTalk Season 3 Episode 2 - Ocean Health and Microplastics
The swelling volume of microplastics in the ocean has caused significant concern across governments and industries. Some argue for "no plastics on beaches." These arguments are generally in relation to litter, but typically encompass all types of plastic and functions, such as plastics used in infrastructure. Are all these plastics the same, from the perspective of the environment? In...

Podcast: Latin American Infrastructure and Geosynthetic Opportunities

The Latin American infrastructure market is as diverse as the region's people and terrain. In this first episode of the third season of GeoTalk recordings, new co-host Tamara Tuttle (Atlas International Consulting) has joined the team. She brings a wealth of experience and field intelligence with engineering and infrastructure and she's fluent in multiple languages. You’ll find her interviews...

IGS North America Launches YouTube Channel

IGS North America Launches YouTube Channel
The International Geosynthetics Society’s (IGS) US/Canada Chapter (IGS North America) has run a successful series of webinars for the past 5 years. Now, the chapter has launched a YouTube Channel and is gradually adding videos. It’s part of the chapter’s long-term plan to incorporate more media into its educational offerings—including on a soon-to-be redesigned website. IGS-NA YouTube Channel Videos The first...

GeoTalk Podcast Returns in June!

Geosynthetica's GeoTalk Podcast
Geosynthetica's GeoTalk podcast is returning in June with new episodes hosted by Geosynthetica's Chris Kelsey and international consultant Tamara Tuttle. Episodes will be posted on Geosynthetica, linked to from social media, and available on iTunes and Spotify. Geosynthetica's GeoTalk covers innovation, design, technology, standards, and other advances shaping the fields of geosynthetics and geotechnical engineering. Early episodes in the 2022 reboot...

Geosynthetics 2023 Abstracts Close Today!

Geosynthetics Conference 2023
Today (May 20) is the last chance to submit abstracts for the Geosynthetics Conference 2023 (5 - 8 February 2023, Kansas City, Missouri). Submit by midnight tonight to have a chance to be a part of the technical program! Share your expertise in geosynthetics and geotechnical engineering. Important Information Authors, instructors and session chairs receive special pricing on registration Final...

IFAI Rebrands as Advanced Textiles Association

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The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), which has a footprint in geosynthetics through the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), the Geosynthetics conference series, and Geosynthetics magazine, is rebranding. Effective June 1, the association will be known as the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA). Founded 110 years ago as the National Tent & Awning Association, the entity has undergone steady evolution over the...

Titan and Concrete Canvas Extend Exclusive Agreement

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Titan Environmental Containment has been one of the most active participants in North America's geosynthetics market in recent years, developing new materials, adding offices, and signing a number of expansion-oriented agreements. On April 20, they announced a continuation of that success story with reconfirming their exclusive deal with Concrete Canvas®. The companies have both confirmed that they have agreed to...

Save the Date! GeoAmericas 2024 in Toronto

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) North American Chapter (IGS North America) has announced the dates for GeoAmericas 2024, the 5th Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics. The quadrennial event will be held 28 April - 1 May 2024 at the Sheraton City Centre Hotel in Toronto. The gathering will bring together stakeholders in mining, transportation, energy, sustainability, and other sectors for technical exchange, networking, career development, and...