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...

Hydropower Project Realizes Huge Savings with Reinforced Soil

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The newly constructed Arkun Dam hydropower facility on the Çoruh River (Turkey) would have been considerably more expensive if conventional concrete walls were used along the edges of the power station. NAUE Geosynthetics profiles the project and the reinforced earth option that was selected and which saved 40% on the cost for this portion of the project.
UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals and Geosynthetics

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This April, Geosynthetica is promoting 30 Days of Earth Day (#30DaysEarthDay). Each day we will publish stories on the intersections between geosynthetics and environmental...

Giroud and Touze Interview – IGS Two for a Few

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At the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (September 2018, Seoul), Dr. Nathalie Touze (Vice President, International Geosynthetics Society) delivered one of the most inspiring...

Geosynthetic Project Management Control Points for Timelines and ROI

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This installment from the GeoAmericas Series is timely! The author, Glen W. Toepfer of CQA Solutions, Ltd., will lead an important, free, online discussion...
Wicking Geotextile from TenCate to Stabilize Pond

High-Strength Wicking Geotextile Stabilizes Detention Pond

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The availability of high-strength wicking geotextile has been a fascinating development. From pond slope reinforcement to highway frost boil management, these materials have shown...
Project Delays Webinar

Dealing with Containment Project Delays: Free Webinar March 27

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The spread of COVID-19 around the world is directly impacting geosynthetic containment projects. A number of project delays are being reported, either related to...
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....
SCM Performance Testing - TRI

SCM Performance Testing in Stormwater Management

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By Joel Sprague and Jay Sprague – The use of stormwater management technologies to drain developed areas with an emphasis on engineered infiltration systems...

GeoAmericas 2020 Rescheduled to Late October

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GeoAmericas 2020 will be the 4th Pan-American Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. With COVID-19 concerns impacting travel around the world, large and small events alike have...

VIDEO: What Makes Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) Impervious

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In a new monthly video series—Tech Talk—CETCO shares high-quality information on geosynthetics and affiliated engineering issues. The first video in the series has been...

Efficient Watertight Dams Since 1974 Using Bituminous Geomembranes

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This article is part of Geosynthetica’s GeoAmericas series. Written by Natale Daly, Bertrand Breul, and Bernard Breul of Axter Coletanche and published originally in...

GeoU ATX 2020 Rescheduled for November Due to COVID-19

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The global spread of the COVID-19 virus has caused events around the world to be rescheduled. The organizers of GeoU 2020 are following suit,...
Ennigerloh Technical Barriers from NAUE

Geosynthetic Technical Barriers Create Continuity at Ennigerloh

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Geosynthetic materials and mineral components are used as technical barriers for landfills. As a base seal, these engineered systems prevent polluted liquid seepage into...

Improved Soil Bearing Capacity for Minerals Storage Yard with Geocells

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A major intermodal logistics facilities and solutions provider for global commodities transport sought to construct new warehouses at a site in Perú. However, poor...

Lightweight Foamed Concrete Subgrade for Heavy Haul Railway

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Lightweight Foamed Concrete (LWFC) is being investigated by the Railway Engineering Research Institute (RERI) in China as a potential subgrade foundation at bridge transition...
Photo of Erol Güler and ISGPEG 2020 Logo

ISGPEG 2020 Honors Dr. Erol Güler

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The International Conference on Innovative Solutions for Geotechnical Problems 2020 will be held 11 – 12 June 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey—the birthplace of renowned...

High-Tenacity Polyester Linear Strips in Non-Standard MSE Structures

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Extensible geostrip or strap reinforcement has been a fascinating topic in reinforced soil discussions, particularly over the past five years. It’s an older reinforcement...
Photo of Leak Location Survey for GSI Fellowships

GSI Fellowships Continue to Have Extraordinary Impact on Geosynthetics

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has invested tens of thousands of dollars in its engineering research over the years, both in-house and with its GSI...

National Survey Underscores GeoU 2020’s Engineering Value

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This article has been UPDATED (12 March 2020) to reflect the event’s new dates. A late 2019 blind survey from CentralSquare of more than 5,000...
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Coronavirus Concerns Move INDEX 2020 to October

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About the Feature Image: This illustration was created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses....
NOLA Levee Reconstruction, USACE

Revisiting LPV 111 and Geosynthetics in NOLA Levees

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The human and infrastructure devastation inflicted by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina has led to years of levee design revisions and reconstructions in the New Orleans,...

INDEX 2020 Geosynthetics Seminar Announced

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The triennial INDEXTM global nonwoven event from Edana will be held 20 - 23 October 2020 in Geneva Switzerland. (NOTE: These represent new dates...

Geosynthetic Education Limitations in College Curricula

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Not every paper gets the attention it deserves at a conference, and when technical issues take center stage a paper about the practice is...
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The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb

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“The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb” is one of 12 stories in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1892 publication The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The...

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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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