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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...
Gourc and Vidal on Geosynthetics in Landfill Applications

Gourc and Vidal on Geosynthetics in Landfill Applications

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Brazilian Chapter (IGS Brazil) will hold a special course on "Geosynthetics in Landfill Applications" on September 14. The education will be led by Profs....
10ICG - Berlin Photo by Axel Mauruszat

REMINDER: 10ICG Early Registration Deadline – June 17

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The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics will be held 21 – 25 September 2014 in Berlin, Germany. This quadrennial global event from the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will be...

DEADLINES: Heap Leach Solutions 2014 Abstracts

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Infomine held a very successful inaugural heap leach conference in Vancouver last in 2013, and now the organization returns with Heap Leach Solutions 2014 (www.heapleachsolutions.com). The event will be...

GIGSA Reinforced Site Visit

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The Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA) invites its members to a tour of the multi-layered, geosynthetic-reinforced embankment at Snake Valley for the Gauteng Rapid Rail Link. The tour will be held on 22 July 2009 at 13:00. Bombela JV has been the contractor for this intriguing project and materials have been supplied by Kaytech. Interested attendees shoulod contact Jo-Ann Hechter, (011) 8798400, or e-mail adminjhb@kaytech.co.za, and ask for a map to the site office. GIGSA is the host chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) for the forthcoming GeoAfrica 2009 conference (2-5 September 2009, Cape Town). Learn more here.;

Extensive Levee Repairs Needed in Dallas

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The Dallas City Council has approved $29 million for a levee damage study and transportation improvements. The levees have been treated with erosion control measures, but significant improvements are thought to be needed, including reinforcement and internal seepage control. Learn more here.;

Call for Papers: Techtextil Symposium 2010

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The 2010 edition of the Techtextil North America Symposium will be held 18-20 May 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Symposium will have the theme "Moving Forward - Innovation and Technology drive the Future" and will run concurrent with the annual Techtextil North America exhibition. A Call for Papers and Presentations has been issued. Read more.
GCL Barrier from Terrafix for Barrie Landfill, Ontario

An Exemplary GCL Barrier for the City of Barrie

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When the City of Barrie (Ontario) landfill reached capacity, an extensive program was enacted to recycle material from the old cells. Non-recyclable material was then reburied with the additional...

Major Dredging Needed

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One of the most important dredging projects in the world is on the schedule: the Panama Canal. From the Pacific entrance alone project engineers aim to dredge 9.1 million cubic meters of material at a cost of about $180 million. The Atlantic dredging will run closer to $70 million. Site visits and bidding will begin shortly. Geotextile tubes are major product resources for dredging projects. To see a listing of geotextile tube providers, please cut and paste the following URL into your browser: https://www.geosynthetica.net/ProductsServices.asp#geotube Learn more here.;

GAO May Consider Geosynthetics in Proposed Pavements Study

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent, nonpartisan entity, is tasked with investigating how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. Among its central work is auditing agency operations for or advising agencies on more efficient and effective spending considerations. It stands as no small matter, then, that two Congressional figures have submitted a letter to the GAO requesting the performance of a study "to investigate the life cycle costs and benefits of incorporating innovative materials in pavements." Geosynthetics can play a welcomed role here. Read more.

Asia Mining Congress 2009

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The 5th annual Asia Mining Congress will be held 23-27 March 2009 in Singapore. The coordinators are offering free awards dinner tickets with registrations made before November 10. Read the latest update from the conference here. Learn more here.;

Tech Note

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Ian Peggs has written a tech note about the consistency and specification of textured geomembrane, a concern expressed at the recent GRI-19 conference by both a geomembrane manufacturer (Boyd Ramsey, GSE) and a CQA firm (Mark Sieracke, STS) - the general consensus being that asperity height is not sufficient to assure adequate interface shear properties.

Geosynthetics Protect Polar Environments

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Climate change has elevated the global dialogue on how to manage our polar regions. Their ecosystems are unique and fragile. Their ice sheets hold 99 percent of the world’s...
Geosynthetics QA - Construction Site Image, Hardhats

The GeoWire for the Week of July 6

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Start the week with the latest in the geoengineering world. Here's the GeoWire conversation for the week of July 6. WORK SMARTER. BIG PROJECTS The B1M compiles details on some of...
Controlling Coastal Flooding with Geocontainers - Australia

Controlling Coastal Flooding with Geocontainers

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The ferocious storms which pounded the NSW and Southern Queensland coasts in early June brought into focus the Climate Council's 2014 report Counting the Costs: Climate Change and Coastal...

South Carolina's Coal Ash Problem

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With more than 600 coal ash ponds in the United States, and with new rules potentially coming into effect to require liners for these facilities, every state is having to re-evaluate its handling of coal ash waste. In South Carolina, the Washington Post reports that 20 power company sites face closure and a need to reline their waste cells, if and when the new rules are enacted. Learn more here.;
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...
India Geosynthetics Seminar, ASTM

ASTM D35 Announces Geosynthetics Seminar in India

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ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics has announced a special geosynthetics seminar and associated committee meetings to held in Mumbia, India 2 - 4 December 2015 at the...
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...
Volume 34 of IGS News: Elections, Workshops, Young Members

Volume 34 of IGS News: Elections, Workshops, Young Members

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The International Geosynthetics Society has published the first of 2018’s three issues of IGS News, which tracks the on-going contributions of the IGS to the global geotechnical engineering field...
IECA 2018 Exhibit Hall

Early Registration Deadline for IECA 2018 – January 15

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The International Erosion Control Association 2018 Conference and Exhibition (IECA 2018) is will take place 11 – 14 February 2018 in Long Beach, California. This annual event is one...
Solmax - Geosynthetics Market

PODCAST: The Push towards Reinvention in Geomembranes

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Many infrastructure applications rely upon geosynthetic barriers. Over time, we’ve seen the specification of 40 or 60-mil black high-density polyethylene geomembranes become so common that black HDPE can feel...
Image of Owens Corning Geomembrane, Geomembrane Repair Tape

New Adhesive Tape for Geomembrane Repair and Protection

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Owens Corning has introduced GeoLap™ adhesive tape, a taping solution designed specifically for RhinoMat® and RhinoSkin® geomembrane applications. The 4-inch-wide tape’s high-strength adhesive is designed for enhanced performance in...
Screenshot of Index 17 Geotextiles Seminar Presentation Videos

Edana Publishes Geotextiles Seminar Presentation Videos

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During INDEX 17, one of the world’s largest gatherings for nonwoven material presentations and exhibition, the organizers (Edana) once again held a geotextiles seminar. The presentations from the April...
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