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GCLs Save a Fish Ladder and a Historic Structure in Germany

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The Swabian Gate Weir was constructed in 1873 on the Dreisam River in Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany. The historic installation was listed for monument protection, but its decaying state began to...
GCCM Installation Photo from GeoTree Solutions

Clockspring|NRI Brings GeoTree Legacy Brand Back to Infrastructure

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In mid-2019, Clockspring|NRI acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions (MIS). Both companies had large portfolios with infrastructure repair-related technologies, such as pipe wrap and sleeves, epoxies, and geosynthetic cementitious composite mats...
Geosynthetics CQA image - seam inspection

The Spring Geosynthetics CQA Training Is Now Part of GeoU 2020

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For 15+ years, engineers have come to Austin, Texas in April to attend geosynthetics CQA training courses hosted by TRI Environmental. This year, some are wondering where this well-respected...
Geosynthetics CQA image - seam inspection

The Fall Geosynthetics CQA Training Is Now Part of GeoU 2020

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. For 15+ years, engineers have come to Austin, Texas to attend geosynthetics CQA training courses hosted...
Bituminous geomembrane QC near the Arctic Circle

An Arctic Project: QC and Leak Location of a Bituminous Liner

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In the latest addition to our GeoAmericas series of stories, we look back at the GeoAmericas 2016 project story of how Groupe Alphard utilized electrical leak location (ELL) surveys...

5 Ways GeoU 2020 Is Different and Enhances Professional Value

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GeoU 2020 combines expert geosynthetics instruction with exceptional networking. The dynamic community of attendees includes leading practitioners, companies, and agencies in waste management, environmental engineering, and reinforcement design and...
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 propagation (RCP)—“shattering”—in exposed high-density polyethylene...
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 on some of his most...
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 the foreseeable future and to...
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 Films Division in providing faster...
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 – 9 April 2020 and optional...

Geo-U 2020 Offers 5 High-Level Geosynthetics Courses

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The inaugural Geo-U gathering has been announced with Austin, Texas selected as the destination. With Geo-U 2020, four high-level, two-day geosynthetics short courses will be held currently. One the...
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 200,000 residents. When the time...
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, particularly with higher volumes of...
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 20 – 23 January 2020...
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 States. That publication was GSI...

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 expansion. View the story above....
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 accounting for more than 70%...
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 in late June the acquisition...
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, in particular, has been in...
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 nearly 25 years of geotechnical...
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 Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The...
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....
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...

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 will weigh heavily on the...

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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...
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