Image of Rapid Crack Propagation across a Geomembrane

Cold Weather Watch: Rapid Crack Propagation in Geomembranes

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By Ian D. Peggs and Chris Kelsey – Low temperatures, fast-dropping temperatures, and strong winds can provide the ideal conditions for rapid crack...
Photo of whales (bubbles) in a geomembrane liner

Preventing HDPE Geomembrane Whales – A Primer

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Following news that Ian Peggs, founder of Geosynthetica, is retiring from I-CORP International (though not retiring completely from geosynthetics), we thought we'd look back...
Photo of Ian Peggs Receiving IGS Recognition

Geosynthetica Founder Ian Peggs Retires from I-CORP

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After 40+ years of geosynthetic materials performance consulting work, Dr. Ian D. Peggs has made a strategic decision to close I-CORP INTERNATIONAL, Inc. for...
Palos Verdes Reservoir Article Series - Raven

Raven Adds Geosynthetic Fabrication Services Facility in Virginia

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Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVN) is expanding its fabrication services eastward. The company has announced a site in Waynesboro, Virginia. The new location supports Raven’s Engineered...
Post-Closure Care of Landfills

Landfill Design in the Age of Sustainable Development

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In April, the inaugural Geo-U training and networking event will be held in Austin, Texas. Four concurrent engineering courses will take place 8 –...

Geo-U 2020 Offers 5 High-Level Geosynthetics Courses

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. The inaugural Geo-U gathering has been announced with Austin, Texas selected...
Coated GCL installation image from Australia

Coated GCLs Growing in Australian Landfill Designs

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The City of Townsville in northern Queensland is Australia’s largest urban center north of the Sunshine Coast. The local Waste Services Department serves nearly...
Algímia de Alfara Urban Waste Management Project

Solving Urban Waste Struggles in Spain with Geosynthetics

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Traditionally, waste management in the southern regions of Castellón and north of Valencia has depended heavily on external treatment services. This made waste management,...
IGS Barcelona Workshops

Barcelona Workshops Focus on Soil Reinforcement and Barrier Systems

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The International Geosynthetics Society's Technical Committees on Soil Reinforcement (TC-R) and Barrier Systems (TC-B) will gather IGS members and affiliated geotechnical professionals in Barcelona...
Post-Closure Care of Landfills

Post-Closure Care of MSW Landfills – GSI White Paper 42

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Nearly a decade ago, the Geosynthetic Institute published results of its first survey on Regulatory Status of Post-Closure Care of MSW Landfills in the United...

Lining a Nevada Tailings Storage Facility Pond

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AGRU’s latest video story focuses on a tailings storage facility in northern Nevada. The site utilized a textured geomembrane (AGRU MicroSpike) in a three-phase...
Bali's largest landfill

The Greening of Bali’s Largest Landfill

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The Indonesian island of Bali is one of the world’s most well-known tourist destinations. It provides critical economic vitality to the province, with tourism...
ESI Feature Image for Oil and Gas Acquisition of Patriot Environmental

ESI Acquires Patriot Environmental, Enhances Oil and Gas Expertise

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Environmental Specialties International (ESI), the largest contracted installer and provider of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, is getting bigger. The company announced...
Feature image for A Composite Gabion–Reinforced Soil Wall for New Mumbai Airport

A Composite Gabion–Reinforced Soil Wall for New Mumbai International Airport

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By Namrata Bichewar - As India has grown in population and economic influence, the country’s airport infrastructure has been strained. The existing Mumbai Airport,...
Eric Blond Joins Solmax

Eric Blond Joins Solmax as Global Technical Director

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Solmax continues a trend of big moves, this time announcing that industry veteran Eric Blond is the company’s new Global Technical Director. Blond brings...
GeoAmericas 2020 - Brazil

GeoAmericas 2020 Extends Abstracts Deadline to June 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...
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...
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...

Concrete Protection Liners Prepare Vancouver’s Wastewater Infrastructure

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By 2041, the City of Vancouver is expected to grow by another million residents to a total population of 3.4 million. The increased population...

The Importance of Packaging Systems in Geosynthetic Quality

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Frequently, articles, brochures, podcasts, and other communications highlight the importance of various quality control and quality assurance steps in geosynthetics. These steps take place...
Geocell Slope Protection for Commercial Reservoir Update - Strata Geosystems

Geocell Slope Protection for Commercial Reservoir Update

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The L&T Knowledge City at Vadodara in Gujarat is the hub of several key businesses for the corporation, which controls a broad portfolio of...
Anchoring Alternative Closure Systems

Anchoring Alternative Closure Systems

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Artificial turf barrier systems combine the well-documented high performance of a geosynthetic capping design with an aesthetic synthetic grass surface. These systems have become...
Photo of GCCM Installation at Zinc and Copper Mine

Titan Becomes Exclusive Distributor for Concrete Canvas in Canada

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Titan Environmental Containment has been on a sharp growth trajectory in geosynthetics over the past few years through product development and facility expansion initiatives....
Palos Verdes Reservoir Article Series - Raven

Raven Shares Palos Verdes Reservoir Article Series

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The Palos Verdes Reservoir has been part of Los Angeles County’s extensive water service network since the late 1930s. The avocado-shaped facility, with a...
Bunch Brings Utilities Expertise to ESI's Project Management

Bunch Brings Utilities Expertise to ESI's Project Management

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The largest contracted installer of geosynthetic lining materials in the United States, Environmental Specialties International, has added Ryan Bunch to its team as Project...

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The Relative Sustainability Case for Geosynthetics in Roadways

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The Geosynthetic Institute opened 2019 with its White Paper 41: “Relative Sustainability (i.e., Embodied Carbon) Calculations With Respect to Applications Using Traditional Materials Versus Geosynthetics.”...
GeoAsia 7 - Taipei

GeoAsia 7 Will Focus on Hazards, Innovation, and Sustainability

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GeoAsia 7 -- the 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics -- will be held 1 - 5 March 2021 at Taipei International Convention Center...
Sediment Retention Devices - Photo of 7351 testing

Characterizing Sediment Retention Devices with ASTM Methods

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By Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague – Sediment retention devices include silt fence, wattles, filter logs, compost socks, and various types of stormwater inlet...
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