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Geosynthetic Clay Liner Installation Image from Solmax

GCL Webinar Series Concludes August 4

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Geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) have a tremendous record as hydraulic barriers in engineered lining and capping systems. Yet, they are not well understood by the larger geotechnical design community....
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. They support dunes and prevent...

Tech Note: The Genuine Compressive Strength of GCCMs

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This series of Technical Notes, authored by Concrete Canvas Ltd., consider the importance of using ASTM standards that are specific to Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCMs) when selecting GCCM materials...

Titan Partners with McGill on Cold Regions Research

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Montreal-based McGill University is home to one of Canada's top geotechnical engineering programs. Titan Environmental Containment has long partnered with different engineering schools on materials development projects. Now, Titan...
Graduate Student GSI Fellowships RFP

Graduate Student GSI Fellowships RFP

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has a long history of supporting student research and development projects. The investment helps spur the next generation of understanding with geosynthetics in infrastructure. The independent...

IGS Sustainability eBook Now in German

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The International Geosynthetics Society's sustainability eBook (Preparing the Ground for a Brighter Future) is based upon IGS Vice President Dr. Nathalie Touze’s 2018 Giroud Lecture, which propelled a major...
Still shot of floating cover over hazardous liquid from ACIGS webinar

ACIGS Video: Geosynthetics CQA with Barrier Systems

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The Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) is one of the most active IGS chapters in the world. It has been particularly active in hosting top-tier webinars...

IGS Sustainability eBook Now in Italian

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In 2020, to mark the 50th Earth Day celebration and outline the many ways in which geosynthetics serve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the International Geosynthetics Society released...
HS2 Interchange Station. Birmingham Metro map by SevenMaps via Shutterstock license

Environmental Protection along the HS2

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 HS2 is a new high-speed railway under development in the United Kingdom. It will link up London, the Midlands, and the North along lines that serve eight of the...

Video: Soil-Covered Geomembrane Surveys

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TRI Environmental Senior Engineer Abigail Gilson is one of the world’s foremost practitioners in electrical leak location (ELL) technologies. As part of the on-going ELL webinar series supported by...
Old town in Warsaw. Photo by fotorince via Shutterstock.

EuroGeo7 Moves to September 2022

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The Polish Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) has announced that EuroGeo7, the 7th European Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, is moving to 4 - 7 September 2022. "The decision...
Regulated river with the dikes in Croatia; Photo by goran_safarek via Shutterstock license

Geosynthetics for Reinforcement in Dykes

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The following is an excerpt from “Sustainable Use of Geosynthetics in Dykes” by Pietro Rimoldi, Jonathan Shamrock, Jacek Kawalec, and Nathalie Touze. Their article was first published in the...
GeoAfrica 2023

GeoAfrica 2023 Sets New Dates in Egypt

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The 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics (GeoAfrica 2023) will be centered around the theme of Geosynthetics in Sustainable Infrastructure and Mega-Projects. It's a fantastic topic, capitalizing on the...
GeoAsia 7 in Taipei, Taiwan

GeoAsia 7 Announces New Dates – April 2022

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The 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, GeoAsia 7, has proactively moved its dates a second time, due to ongoing travel restrictions and concerns around covid. Conference chair, Prof....

Last Chance to Register for 4 ICTG Virtual Conference

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The 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4 ICTG) is one of the many conferences that was disrupted in 2020 by Covid. The organizers shifted the event to 2021...
Photo of Fraser Robinson (Left) and Wes Anderson (Right) outside Titan's new facility in Ontario

Titan’s Expansion in Eastern Canada Is Big News

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Five years ago when Titan Environmental Containment celebrated its 10th anniversary, Geosynthetica profiled the tremendous growth that the company had experienced throughout Canada and the United States. The arc...
Concrete Canvas Tech Note on GCCM and ASTM D8364

How to Specify GCCM Materials with ASTM D8364

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This series of Technical Notes, authored by Concrete Canvas Ltd., consider the importance of using ASTM standards that are specific to Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCMs) when selecting GCCM...
Solmax PolyLock profile

Solmax Enhances Geosynthetics Profile Line for EMEA Market

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Solmax continues its extraordinary growth, this time through expanding the manufacturing capabilities at its state-of-the-art geosynthetics plant in Rechlin, Germany. The line enhancements, recently announced by the company, will...

Geotextile Containers Support Mangrove Growth, Healthier Ecosystems

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In 2014, Australia-based Geofabrics reported on Geosynthetica about the use of geotextile containers to protect a coastal zone's vital mangrove vegetation. As part of Geosynthetica's extended Earth Day celebration,...
Electrical leak location - dipole survey image from TRI Environmental

Register Now for the Online Electrical Leak Location Course

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TRI Environmental’s Senior Engineer Abigail Gilson is one of the world’s foremost practitioners in electrical leak location (ELL) technologies. On May 10, as part of the online Geosynthetics CQA Week training...
HUESKER HaTelit asphalt reinforcement installation image

A Golden Anniversary for HaTelit Asphalt Reinforcement

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Through high-level research, testing, and projects, the geosynthetics field is constantly building its durability record for materials and applications. HUESKER is marking another sort of durability anniversary: the success...

The First International Conference on Geosynthetics, 20 April 1977

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From 20 - 22 April 1977, the International Conference on the Use of Fabrics in Geotechnics was held in Paris, France. This watershed event included a paper from engineer...
Post-Closure Care of Landfills

How Geosynthetics Help Design More Sustainable Landfills

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In 2019, Dr. George Koerner, P.E. and his Geosynthetic Institute colleagues published a white paper on the advantages of geosynthetics in construction from an embodied carbon perspective. They returned...
Pula Airport pavement reinforcement

Reinforcing Pavements at Pula Airport, Croatia

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Airport pavements must be stringently engineered to meet regulations, ensure passenger and personnel safety, and handle tremendous loads of modern aircraft. Rehabilitation works provide excellent opportunities for airport authorities...
Roman Colosseum. Photo by Ijby Berg via Shutterstock license.

12 ICG Moves to September 2023

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Organizers of the 12th International Conference on Geosynthetics (12 ICG) have announced a major scheduling change. The quadrennial signature event of the International Geosynthetics Society is moving a year to...
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