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Flood Protection – Rehabilitation of a Dike in Germany

Flood Protection Strategies with Geosynthetics

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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...

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...
FC Liners celebrates its win at the 2019 GeoGames.

FC Géosynthétiques Acquires Innovex

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FC Géosynthétiques is one of the most recognized geosynthetic installers in Canada, with a strong track record in the field and a team that is increasingly an active contributor...
Still shot of floating cover over hazardous liquid from ACIGS webinar

ACIGS Video: Geosynthetics CQA with Barrier Systems

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The Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) is one of the most active IGS chapters in the world. It has been particularly active in hosting top-tier webinars...
HS2 Interchange Station. Birmingham Metro map by SevenMaps via Shutterstock license

Environmental Protection along the HS2

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 HS2 is a new high-speed railway under development in the United Kingdom. It will link up London, the Midlands, and the North along lines that serve eight of the...

Video: Soil-Covered Geomembrane Surveys

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TRI Environmental Senior Engineer Abigail Gilson is one of the world’s foremost practitioners in electrical leak location (ELL) technologies. As part of the on-going ELL webinar series supported by...
Concrete Canvas Tech Note on GCCM and ASTM D8364

How to Specify GCCM Materials with ASTM D8364

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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...
Solmax PolyLock profile

Solmax Enhances Geosynthetics Profile Line for EMEA Market

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Solmax continues its extraordinary growth, this time through expanding the manufacturing capabilities at its state-of-the-art geosynthetics plant in Rechlin, Germany. The line enhancements, recently announced by the company, will...

Geotextile Containers Support Mangrove Growth, Healthier Ecosystems

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In 2014, Australia-based Geofabrics reported on Geosynthetica about the use of geotextile containers to protect a coastal zone's vital mangrove vegetation. As part of Geosynthetica's extended Earth Day celebration,...
Electrical leak location - dipole survey image from TRI Environmental

Register Now for the Online Electrical Leak Location Course

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TRI Environmental’s Senior Engineer Abigail Gilson is one of the world’s foremost practitioners in electrical leak location (ELL) technologies. On May 10, as part of the online Geosynthetics CQA Week training...

The First International Conference on Geosynthetics, 20 April 1977

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From 20 - 22 April 1977, the International Conference on the Use of Fabrics in Geotechnics was held in Paris, France. This watershed event included a paper from engineer...

IGS Sustainability eBook Available in Six Languages

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Last year, the International Geosynthetics Society released an eBook to mark the 50th Earth Day celebration and outline the many ways in which geosynthetics serve the UN Sustainable Development...
golf player putting golf ball into hole, image by lovelyday12 via shutterstock license

Geosynthetics in Golf Course Construction

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Many of the world’s best professional golfers will be in Augusta, Georgia, USA from 8 – 11 April 2021 for the 85th edition of the Masters, the historic tournament...
Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire

Register for Geosynthetics CQA Week Online Training

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From 10 - 14 May 2021, TRI Environmental will hold the twice-yearly Geosynthetica CQA Week online training. The live, digital format has been a quick success, with December's event...
Photo of Carl Charpentier performing an electrical leak location survey. Image courtesy of WSP Canada.

Charpentier on 20 Years in Electrical Leak Location

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Geosynthetica welcomes field experience stories. Contact the Content Director, Chris Kelsey, here. By Carl Charpentier – The use of Electrical Leak Location (ELL) technologies on geosynthetic containment installations is said to...
Waterproof Membranes 2016 - Concrete Canvas

Concrete Canvas USA Hits the Ground Running

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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...
Geomembrane installation image for July 27 GeoWire

Online Geosynthetics CQA Week Training, May 10 – 14

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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,...
Image of the river along downtown Austin, Texas, site of GeoU 2022

GeoU 2022 Announces Dates

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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...
Roman Colosseum. Photo by Ijby Berg via Shutterstock license.

Reminder: 12 ICG Abstracts Due February 28

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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...
Close up of fabric on a Concrete Canvas product

The Patent Dispute between Concrete Canvas and Eurobent Continues

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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...
GCL installation - Photo by NAUE

The IGS TC-B Takes on GRI-GCL3

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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.”...
Geosynthetics Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones

What’s Hot: Geosynthetics Virtual Conference 2021

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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,...
Safe Petrochemical Storage with Geosynthetic Secondary Containment - Concrete Canvas

Safe Petrochemical Storage with Geosynthetic Secondary Containment

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EDITOR'S NOTE: In 2020, one of the unique things we found was that not only were older articles performing strongly from both site and Google searches, they were, in...
Roman Colosseum. Photo by Ijby Berg via Shutterstock license.

12 ICG Extends the Call for Abstracts through February

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The 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) will be held 18 – 22 September 2022 in Rome, Italy at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. As the quadrennial, global...
Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation Image from Solmax

Hydraulic Barriers Video: GCL Fundamentals

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Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) have a tremendous record as hydraulic barriers in engineered lining and capping systems. Still, they are not necessarily well understood by the larger geotechnical design...
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