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GeoAmericas 2020 - Brazil

GeoAmericas 2020 Extends Abstracts Deadline to May 26

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GeoAmericas 2020 will be the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. The quadrennial event will be held 26 – 29 April 2020 in historic Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The...
Gas barrier performance and EVOH layers in geomembranes

Protecting EPS Geofoam in Transportation with Geomembranes

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Raven Engineered Films has issued a new technical paper: Advanced Geomembrane Technology for Enhanced Protection of EPS Geofoam in Transportation Systems. The publication is part of the company’s technical...
GeoEngineering Centre

IGS North America Extends Service Award Nominations to December 3

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The North American Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS North America) has established an Excellence in Service Award to recognize members who have shown outstanding leadership and dedication...
Photo of GCCM Installation at Zinc and Copper Mine

GCCM Market Growth Leads to Patent-Related Preliminary Injunction and Lawsuit

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The development of the market for geosynthetic cementitious composite mat materials has occurred swiftly, with this unique barrier market’s innovator Concrete Canvas leading the way. The company has achieved...
Geosynthetics in Colombia – An Interview with Carlos Moreno

Geosynthetics in Colombia – An Interview with Carlos Moreno

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Geosynthetica’s Spanish-language publication editor, Natalia Rodado Bernal, had the opportunity to interview engineer Carlos Moreno, who heads up the Geosystems Engineering Department of PAVCO. His group is focused on...
GeoPASS II Returns with a Strong Geotechnical Program – October 11

GeoPASS II Offers a Strong Geotechnical Program – October 11

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Last year, Charlotte, North Carolina-based HUESKER hosted a high-level, invitation-only geosynthetics technical networking event called GeoPASS. The inaugural series delivered top-tier lectures and perspectives on diverse topics such as...
Image: Effective Education for Improving Erosion/Sediment Control System Adoption

Effective Education for Erosion and Sediment Control System Adoption

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Erosion and sediment control advances have produced enormously beneficial results, in infrastructure performance and economics; yet, rates of erosion and sediment control system adoption rates have lagged behind the...

Geosynthetic Reinforcement in CCR Surface Impoundment Closures

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By John D. Herrmann, Bruce A. Lacina, P.E., and Stephan M. Gale, P.E. – In-place closure of coal combustion residual surface impoundments presents numerous challenges. Common methods of capping...
Andy Durham of Propex GeoSolutions on erosion control material UV performance

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Andy Durham, Propex GeoSolutions

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Andy Durham of Propex GeoSolutions discusses TRM durability and UV performance in erosion and sediment control materials--part of the company's "Are you sure?" campaign to improve engineering and construction...
Competitors to Partners: Western Excelsior Acquires North American Green

Competitors to Partners: Western Excelsior Acquires North American Green

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Western Excelsior is celebrating its 40th anniversary in dramatic fashion. The company has entered into an agreement to acquire the 32-year-old company North American Green as of March...
GSE to Expand Geonet and Geocomposite Manufacturing Capacity

2016 Geosynthetics Manufacturing Year in Review

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The year 2016 has seen considerable activity in geosynthetics manufacturing, despite a slow start for many producers. As has often occurred, conditions such as resin supply fluctuations,...

Great Connections 2014 Bridges Two Key IECA Chapters

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A new conference is coming to address the future of changing stormwater regulations, MS4 design and implementation, community response to new approaches and other key issues in stormwater management...

$2B stormwater plan to give Philadelphia greener infrastructure

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Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia have signed a $2 billion plan to begin building a sustainable stormwater-management system in the city over the next 25 years. The green infrastructure plan includes installing porous pavement, roadside plantings and green roofs to collect rainwater runoff. The project is expected to prevent up to 8 billion gallons of water from entering the sewer system. Learn more here.;

2012–2013 IAGI Board of Directors and Officers Elected

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Members of the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) recently voted to fill four seats on IAGI's Board of Directors. Candidates were nominated by the industry and those elected will serve on the IAGI Board of Directors during 2012–2013. The IAGI members elected include: John Heap, Colorado Lining International, USA; Max Brady, DDT Liners, Australia; Bill Shehane, Seaman Corporation, USA; and Nicky Araujo, Servicios de Ingenieria Geosintetica, S.A., Costa Rica. Each director will serve for two years. New officers for the IAGI Board of Directors were elected at a recent Board of Directors meeting. Todd Harman was elected to serve as IAGI's President. David McLaury was elected First Vice President and Nicky Araujo was elected Second Vice President. Finally, Chris Eichelberger was elected Treasurer. Brian McKeown will serve the Board as Immediate Past President. All officers will serve two year terms.

9ICG Early-Bird Rate

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The 9th International Conference on Geosynthetics (9ICG) is offering its very early-bird registration rate through 30 September 2009. Add to it the early booking discount for hotel, and those who take advantage of registering now will save more than $700. The 9ICG will be held 23-27 May 2010 in Guaruja, São Paulo, Brazil, under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). Please register as soon as possible. Learn more here.;
Raven’s New 7-Layer Extrusion Line Enhances VOC Barriers

Raven’s New 7-Layer Extrusion Line Enhances VOC Barriers

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Raven Industries boasts a strong track record of manufacturing innovations and especially in regard to multi-layer barrier materials for geotechnical applications. The company has announced another advance in 7-layer extrusion....

ASTM International Announces Geotextiles Workshop in Mumbai

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ASTM International, together with the Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), will conduct a one-day workshop on geotextiles on 22 January 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at BTRA's facilities in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. This free technical workshop will feature two speakers: Sam Allen, vice-president of TRI/Environmental Inc. and a longtime member of ASTM Committee D35 on Geosynthetics; and V.K. Patil, senior scientific officer in charge of the geotextile lab at BTRA. Learn more.

Extra Coal Ash Design Webinar, September 14

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The strong registration for the August webinar on "Design Considerations for Coal Combustion Residual Landfills" has prompted a second session to be arranged. On September 14 at 10:00 am CDT, Chris Athanassopoulos, P.E. (CETCO) and John Seymour, P.E. (Geosyntec) will present an encore presentation of their one-hour webinar on the current state of practice related to geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) chemical compatibility and present research on new GCLs with improved chemical resistance to coal combustion residuals (CCRS). Design considerations for vertical/lateral expansions over CCR ponds and landfills will also be covered. Registration is free. Topics: CLs for CCR Containment; Advances in Design of Landfills over CCR Ponds and Landfills Learn more here.;
Geosynthetica Most-Read Articles

The Lighter Side of Geomembranes

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Geomembrane installations often cover substantial areas. Landfill cells pose enormous footprints. Oil and gas pits, industrial processing ponds, and wastewater containment ponds are large installations too, and each year...

IGS Photo Contest 2014 Deadline – June 15

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By Diana Davis – Showcase your work and support the global geosynthetics field! The International Geosynthetics Society conceived the IGS Photo Contest to create an excellent collection of photos...
IGS Honduras

Schedule Released for IGS Honduras 2014 Conference

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has grown substantially in chapters, corporate members and international breadth in the past four years. There are now more than 40 chapters, and one...

IECA's Shirley Morrow

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In the latest E-Learning newsletter from the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), the association offers a profile of one of its key faculty members: Shirley Morrow, CPESC, CISEC. She has played a key role not just in sharing her expertise and in providing training to IECA members, but in the development of erosion control programs for major corporations such as Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Read a profile of her in PDF and learn a bit more about IECA's education opportunities. Learn more here.;

Waste Expo Photos: Day 1

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Waste & Recycling News has posted some photos from Day One of Waste Expo 2009. See them here. Learn more here.;

Enviromate GCLs Certified by FITI Testing

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Hong Kong-based Earthmate Geosynthetics has announced that testing conducted by the independent laboratory FITI Korea has certified its Enviromate Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL). FITI's laboratory has been approved by the Geosynthetic Research Institute (GRI). Earthmate's GCLs have been tested striclty according to ASTM Standards. View the test results at Earthmate's website. Learn more here.;
Mining Program at GeoAmericas 2016

Mine Engineering Presentations at GeoAmericas 2016

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The mining industry uses an enormous amount of geosynthetic materials to provide safer, stronger, more cost-effective yields. The mine engineering presentations at GeoAmericas 2016 provide a high-quality, comprehensive view...
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