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GSI Announces Two Short Courses with Certification Opportunities in Geosynthetics

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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced two June short courses, each of which will offer eight (8) professional development hours (PDHs) as certified by the Geosynthetic Certification Institute (GCI) and an exam that leads to Certified Inspector status: Geosynthetic Reinforced MSE Walls, Berms and Slopes - Inspectors Course (June 6); and Construction QA/QC of Geosynthetics in Waste Containment - Inspectors Course (June 7). Both courses will be held in Folsom, Pennsylvania at GSI. Learn more.
HUESKER Geosynthetic Support Pad - Fortrac Heavy Load

Geosynthetic Support Pad Offers More Than 800 t Capacity

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HUESKER has developed a geosynthetic support pad (Fortrac Heavy Load). The system has been engineered for storing extra-heavy units, such as monopoles for offshore wind turbines or ship components....
HUESKER HaTelit Paving Interlayer

Asphalt Interlayer Association Elects HUESKER’s Samueloff New President

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By Ray Myers - The Asphalt Interlayer Association has just completed its annual officers election. Michael Samueloff of HUESKER was elected president of the AIA board. Dennis Rogers and...

Miller Weldmaster Promotes Benefits of Moduline System for the Geo Industry

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As the “First Choice Globally”, Miller Weldmaster strives to serve customers in the industrial fabrics industry with state-of-the-art fabric welding equipment and world-class customer service and support. Among the...

IGS Awards Nominations Extended to February 18

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By Fumio Tatsuoka - The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will grant IGS Awards in 2014 to individuals or groups of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development...
IECA Environmental Connection 2015

Environmental Connection Scholarship

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IECA has partnered with various sponsors to help provide financial assistance for industry professionals to attend Environmental Connection 2015. Recipients of these scholarships will be given a complimentary full-conference...
Titan Environmental - Farley Mine Closure

Employment Opportunities in Geosynthetics

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Geosynthetica publishes employment opportunities for the geosynthetics and affiliated geotechnical engineering community. Please contact Chris Kelsey, Editor or Elizabeth Peggs, Director for information on posting. Prospective candidates are encourage...
Waterproof Membranes

Call for Presentations: Waterproof Membranes 2014

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AMI is pleased to invite you to take part in the next international conference on Waterproof Membranes 2014, which will be held 17-19 November 2014 at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn,...
Maccaferri Enhances Corrosion Resistance in Double-Twist Geotechnical Steel

Maccaferri Enhances Corrosion Resistance in Double-Twist Geotechnical Steel

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Maccaferri is one of the world’s biggest geosynthetics companies. It also has a strong international reputation for its wire mesh products, such as gabions and geohazards mitigation materials (e.g..,...
Photo of Wind Farm Reinforced with TenCate Geosynthetics

Geosynthetic Reinforcement for Wind Energy

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The old saying "Out of sight, out of mind" applies to a lot of geotechnical work. The materials that provide the essential support to roadways, retaining walls, embankments, etc....
Fabricated Geomembrane Installation Guidelines

IAGI / FGI Geomembrane Installation Guidelines

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The International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) and the Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) both have a long history of establishing field-improving protocols, such as certifications and standard. Now, they...
EcoWeb Geocellular Synthetics - New Website

New Website for a Growing EcoWeb Geocellular Synthetics

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Geocells have grown in use around the world for slope stabilization, channel protection, load support, and retaining wall applications. The new website of EcoWeb Geocellular Synthetics Co. Ltd. explores ...
Geohazards 6

GeoHazards 6 Part of an Important Geotechnical Movement

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While geohazards mitigation and response is large topic around the word, it is only now gaining real traction in North America. Canada has a more developed geohazards market (systems,...
Imagine IM Wins Innovation Award, Signs MOU with TenCate

Imagine IM Wins Innovation Award, Signs MOU with TenCate

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October is turning out to be a month of substantially good news for Imagine IM. The Australia-based producer of graphene has just been recognized with an Australian Engineering Excellence...
IGS Young Members in Korea

New Logo Contest from IGS Young Members Committee

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Young Members Committee has opened a competition for a new logo design. A couple prizes are in play for this free-to-enter competition, which is...
New Websites for IGS and IECA

IGS and IECA Region One Launch New Websites

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The geosynthetics field and the erosion and sediment control industry intersect frequently in products, applications, events, and engineering educational resources. This month, they have connected again— by coincidence—only...

EC Vigilantes?

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The Daily Times has published an opinion from a Coastkeeper near Maryland's Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Bay watersheds. The article invites concerned citizens not simply to learn about sediment runoff from construction sites but gain training and volunteer monitoring time to aid the overworked, single employee responsible for monitoring all sites in the region. It's a trend, and something of a form of environmental vigilantism. Learn more here.;

Seven Trends in Sustainable Design and Engineering

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Green building seems to be here to stay, but what lies on the road ahead? With all the changes afoot today in both the real estate economy and local and federal government, many may be wondering how to position themselves for emerging sustainable development issues. I see the following key trends informing the road ahead for green building, impacting both the public and private sectors. From certification to water conservation and infrastructure, Lucia Athens writes on seven trends in sustainable engineering. Learn more here.;
GeoPASS II Delivered a High-Level, Diverse Technical Seminar

GeoPASS II Delivered a High-Level, Diverse Technical Seminar

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On the heels of ASCE’s GeoCarolinas conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, locally headquartered HUESKER delivered a high-level technical seminar and networking event. The gathering GeoPASS II, followed the previous...

TenCate appoints ir. Guido Vliegen as Global Group Director TenCate Grass

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The Executive Board of Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) has appointed ir. Guido Vliegen (44) as Global Group Director TenCate Grass, effective 1 April 2011. Since 1998, Mr Vliegen has held several management positions at TenCate Protective Fabrics EMEA (Nijverdal, the Netherlands) and North America (Atlanta, US). In January 2009 Mr Vliegen was appointed as Managing Director of TenCate Grass North America based in Dayton (Tennesee, US). Since October 2009 Mr Vliegen was responsible for the marketing and sales of synthetic turf as Global Commercial Director TenCate Grass. In his new position Mr Vliegen will be responsible for all TenCate Grass activities worldwide and will be a member of the TenCate Strategic Platform.
34m High MSE Walls for Cerro Verde Copper Mine Crushers - Terre Armee

34m High MSE Walls for Cerro Verde Copper Mine Crushers

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By Terre Armée – In order to support the significant production increase at the Cerro Verde copper mine, Tierra Armada Perú was requested by the owner, Sociedad Minera...
Pavement image, moving vehicle perspective

The Influence of Sloped Shoulders on Pavement Responses

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Slope stability analysis is a common design problem in geotechnics and thus, several slope stability methods using classical limit equilibrium analysis are available. In these methods, applied surcharge load...

11th International Conference on Geosynthetics Pre-Registration Deadline

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The 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (11ICG) will be held 16 – 21 September 2018 at Coex in Seoul, Korea. The program will feature 1,000 geotechnical engineering experts from...

Orion Graham Joins Maccaferri as VP of Sales (US)

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Geotechnial and geosynthetics materials manufacturer Maccaferri Inc. USA has announced the addition of Orion Graham as Vice President of Sales for the American operations. Mr. Graham brings more than...

INDUSTRY: Heytex Acquires BondCote

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In a January 14 press release, Heytex Group announced its acquisition on BondCote. Heytex is involved in geosynthetics through the industrial side of the market. The company has established...

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